DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,830 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Last of Us Remastered
Lowest review score: 20 Project Root
Score distribution:
1,830 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Had they found a way to make the combat in the game more enjoyable this could have really been a force to be reckoned with.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Where the Dead Lie, is a good introduction to what could possibly be an amazing experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Maxis milks the Sims franchise even further with the debut of pets, but misses the chance to add anything significant to the successful formula.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clearly, it is the fans who will get the most out of Tesla Effect. Designed specifically for them, they will appreciate seeing the gang back together for one more noir-fueled adventure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it gets bogged down by some discomforting technical issues, Train Simulator 2013 is a game will appeal to a small but hungry niche gamers and hardcore trainspotters. The game offers hours of simulated railroading fun out of the box and the added Steam Workshop support means there's always something new to do.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's really a shame that such obvious and ostensibly easy-to-fix bugs are out there right now, because without them, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is an excellent entry into a monopolized subgenre that does things differently enough to be well worth a look. I feel pretty confident that a true fix will be realized eventually. As of a week a half after launch, though, this is a slightly busted version of a great game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Juiced 2 is not the cream of the crop in terms of street racing games. It however is a game that fans of the genre should not overlook.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Keep Killzone: Shadow Fall in mind if you’re looking for a multiplayer shooter that shows off what the system can actually do. If you’re one of those that are lacking the subscription to Playstation Plus, needed to access the multiplayer, then you will likely leave the game disappointed at a poor single player experience and you can do much, much better in the launch lineup than this.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still an excellent game of golf. I am a huge fan of the new Legends of the Majors modes. It has a ton of content and is one of the better pick up and play modes in a sports game. Although not a major update, if you’re in the mood for more golf or may have missed a couple of Tiger Woods outings, this is a great one to jump back into.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single player is solid but doesn’t try a ton of new things, and the multiplayer is brand new but has plenty of room to grow. God of War: Ascension is a very well put together game and one made for fans of the series who want to get their Kratos fix in while we wait for the next true successor in the franchise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the most part, however, Tormentum: Dark Sorrow is a game that succeeds at what it sets out to do. It doesn’t reinvent the point-and-click adventure game, but it doesn’t have to in order to tell its dark and gruesome story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it wants to be like Wii Sports and be enjoyable by yourself or with others, it just doesn't get that far. However at the same token, EA Playground when played with others is a really strong experience and it's use of the motion technology comes together very nicely and makes for an enjoyable game to play through.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Think what you will about SOCOM's change from a straight shooter to a tactical shooter on the PSP, but Tactical Strike manages the transition quite nicely.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Colour Bind is a difficult game. If you like solid puzzles and gameplay, or simply like chasing a challenge, it's an easy game to recommend, especially with extras like co-op and a level editor built in. For those without the drive to continually push forward, this is probably not the game for you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Expectations are high for this sequel to the highly acclaimed ultra-realistic simulation shooter. Sadly it doesn't quite deliver, focussing instead on tiny changes to the overall formula.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the movie will enjoy the very detailed storyline invested into the game, and others will find the game to be quite challenging. It would make for a great rental for anyone looking for a nice difficult third person action game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I did enjoy Squids and people should definitely check it out, but I don't think I can recommend that players purchase Squids on the PC. The pacing and length seem far more suited to its $2 app price tag rather than the $7 PC version. Still if you are like me and don't have an iOS or Android device, it's worth considering dropping some cash on this charming action RPG.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good effort, an entertaining ride, a clone that’s different, but in none of the ways that it needs to be different. As an option for a system that doesn’t get the blissful torture of Trials HD or it’s sequel, it’s worth the money if you have that itch, but when put up against the best, it shows itself to be nothing more then a quality knock-off.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unmechanical is a puzzle games that offers a pretty, but all too familiar experience of solving difficult puzzles in order to advance through a subterranean underworld. Easy and minimalistic controls make the game easy enough to pick up for gamers of any skill level, but some of the more complex puzzles may put them off or force them to seek out solutions. If it's a challenge you seek, Unmechanical will give it to you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pix the Cat is a fun action title that features some quick gameplay, catchy music, and a vivid art style.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur V ultimately feels rushed. The modes are shadow of their normally robust nature, the character list has been reduced severely, and the net code is not as good as it should be. It seems like Namco was desperate to get in on the fighting game revival and rushed this out. I expect better from this series and with so many fantastic and cheaper fighting games out, such as King of Fighters XIII, Mortal Kombat 9, and even Soul Calibur IV, I cannot recommend the game to anyone but the most hardcore of Soul Calibur fans.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kim Swift will make amazing games for family audiences at Airtight Games. But as a watered down version of Portal with a forgettable world and gameplay that makes you pound your desk in fury, Quantum Conundrum is a step backward.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    OlliOlli ultimately provided me a solid five hours of fun and frustration in equal measure, but I couldn’t help noting the areas in which the game still had ample room to grow.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall Victorious Boxers: Revolution is a good game, worth a rental for sure, but more than that might not be the best choice.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For anyone out there who are in dire need of a pure action Mech title for your PS2 you really can't go wrong with Transformers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game isn't perfect, but for anyone wanting to check out an arcade tennis title for the PS2 should definitely give this title a look.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Midway continues to impress with hard-hitting and fast-paced arcade football title, but goes a bit too far with their mature "reality" presentation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single player isn’t anything to really spend to much time with but the online play is good enough to come back to over and over again.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Undone by the clunky and unpolished on-foot missions. Star Fox: Assault is a missed opportunity for the developers to resurrect the series, which means you probably should give this a miss too.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While seeing Sonic on a Nintendo console is weird enough, this compilation will please the hedgehog's hardcore fans, while being a fun diversion for the masses.