DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,500 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Lowest review score: 20 Urban Trial Freestyle
Score distribution:
1,500 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a perfect example of a fighting game that was done right. The only thing that was really lacking in the game was more depth in the offline modes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MechAssault 2 struggles with its single player mode and strives with its multiplayer support to still bring you another great Mech experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I am a huge fan of open-ended action games, and this one just really did the business for me. There is still just so much action in the game and the storyline is so interesting that it's hard not to just sit back and say wow, this is a fun game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sequel to Unreal comes up tops with solid gameplay, beautiful visuals and super-addictive online play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA shatters the curse as The Godfather does the great movie justice, drawing you into the Mafia world and backs it up with solid gameplay and engrossing plot.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to hide the fact that the game has great replay value, excellent gameplay mechanics, and a very intuitive storyline.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For any fan of the tactical shooter fan out there this is one of those games that is just plain fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the, if not the best, best squad based shooters on the market today.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes this game even more impressive is the Xbox Live support, which is honestly the best online squad-based experience out there today.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The one addition that has really made Colin McRae Rally 2005 a whole lot more fun then before is the Xbox Live support. I have found that all of my games have been lag free and all have been quite competitive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What's nice about FIFA is that it does a very nice mix of simulation and arcade gameplay that works wonderfully with the game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No "Gran Turismo 4," but comes close to usurping the throne for the genre with jaw-dropping visuals and impressive online play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    THQ's flagship motorcycle racer is back, with even more ultra-realistic racing action, challenging AI and extremely fast tracks.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One thing really neat about this mode is the props in which you can place on the court to add to the difficulty and style of your dunk. It's a simple getaway from the main draw but it's [definitely] a worthwhile one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I must say that I am very impressed with how smooth the game runs, and how smooth the gameplay is.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best soccer game on the Xbox to date.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    San Andreas is still San Andreas, and although the visuals failed to impress the gameplay is still as solid and engaging as ever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As adventure games are becoming a rarity these days, out comes Quantic Dream's effort that totally hooks you in with its spellbinding story.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Having rejuvenated the tired genre, the sequel tightens up the gameplay and spruces up the visuals. Nothing major, but massively fun nonetheless.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enough features and values to extend your gaming experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Burnout franchise continues to impress, with this 4th installment featuring a deeper world tour mode, even snazzier visuals and online play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game plays much better then last year's game, and overall ha[s] a great look and feel to it that most people are just going to love.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hockey season is back on, and 2K series continues with improved passing controls and fun enforcer feature, all for a low-low budget price.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    2K Sports fully justifies the shift from budget to full-price for this NBA title with a deeper franchise mode, solid controls and much improved AI.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A smooth flowing basketball game, complete with a huge franchise mode and Live online play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This 'expansion' manages to improve on the already excellent Ghost Recon 2, with extra mission and updated visuals, all at a new low price. Absolute bargain!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although not quite the revolution in game play or visual aesthetics that "Super Mario 64" was in its heyday, Super Mario Sunshine still stands as one of the premier platform games of this console generation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all of the fans of the original Pikmin, or any strategy enthusiast, you need to go our and buy this game right away.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although I will admit Fight Night Round 2 leaves plenty of room improvement, it still is an amazing game on its own merits.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What stands out about Top Spin 4 when it is all said and done is the amazing on court action. Whether your playing with a friend or the computer the game brings to life the game of tennis like no other game before it has.