DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 2,057 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 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack
Lowest review score: 10 Battle For The Sun
Score distribution:
2057 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game deserved to be full throttle from the very beginning, because of how awesome the tone and art direction is. It is not until you master your skills that Ronin actually becomes rewarding, but when it does you feel like a ninja master.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I just think the execution of the game is nowhere near as good as it could have been. The potential for this game is endless and I think Nintendo only brought us with an average gaming experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall a good game, but not something that is going to make it out of the shadows of the other big blockbusters on the market, even if it can control time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Short yet sweet and thoroughly enjoyable, although suffering in certain key spots.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There really isn't much to be said about Smart As. It works as advertised and accomplishes what it set out to do – no more, no less.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, EA Sports UFC 2 does an admirable job of trying to create the complex world of UFC in a video game while still making it fun for the player. It’s not a perfect game by any means but a good game all the same.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Cognition: an Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 2: The Wise Monkey is a solid step forward for this promising mystery series, even though the technical issues on the iPad are a bit of a drag.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is a good game of golf. The new controls will freshen things up a bit and of course there are modes up the wazoo to try out. Kinect support is included but after a few holes probably won't get much in terms of playtime. I can't say it's an easy buy recommendation to make but if you have missed a few years of Tiger Woods games then this one is a good one to get back into.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Abyss Odyssey is a simple and enjoyable game. That is, if you have patience for its learning curve!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If Battlefield 4 were billed and priced as a multiplayer only affair, I’d give it a higher score. Unfortunately, the quality of the single player campaign really brings the overall experience down.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Dark Mirror is a good solid title that suffers from being a bit dated and missing some key features.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the issue with Rage is that while it is not a bad game, it just doesn't live up to the hype.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a shame some of the weird recognition stuff gets in the way, but if you just want to solve some puzzles, it’s more than adequate, and if you can solve them fast enough, even the time trial modes are easily overcome.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MW3 lives up to the already cemented reputation of the Call of Duty series; however, it appears to be almost like an expensive DLC for Black Ops.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Konami's leap into 3D for the acclaimed Castlevania franchise is backed by a generally solid gameplay and combat, albeit marred by extreme repetitiveness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a cheeky narrator that doesn’t know when to be quiet, different stories that are told in brief, bite-sized chunks, and a fun and fluid combat system, Stories: The Path of Destinies is worth checking out even if its clearly lacking the amount of polish other games of this nature have.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Defenders, unlike the previous titles, doesn’t do much to innovate or recreate the genre. Instead 11 Bit Studios decided to play it safe and gave us a basic, traditional tower defense game that is fun but doesn’t really do anything to set itself apart from an already flooded market.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it shares lots of flaws with its brethren of the genre, this point-and-click adventure game has enough going for it with its story and cognition mechanics to make it worth playing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Version favoritism aside, Corpse Party does a good enough job with the technology to deliver an interesting and thoroughly Japanese story of tragedy, murder, and the paranormal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Consequence is entertaining. It’s not an introspective, philosophical mindbender; it’s campy fun. It has its flaws, but in a game where Claude Debussy’s “Claire De Lune” is mixed with Inception, buckets of blood, and a Victorian loveseat/black cat combo that acts as your save point, I can’t help but enjoy it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As mentioned very early on in the review, Pokemon Battle Revolution was developed for the Pokemon faithful in mind, and although you can try battling through this game with little experience the game definitely favors the more knowledgeable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Put on your hats and boots, and groove to the beat - country style. Features same old karaoke gameplay, and nothing much else.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though its bewitching world and stimulating combat are brought down by some counterintuitive mechanics, it’s still a provocative tale about fate and the human condition that left me contemplating what it really means to be part of a family, and the sacrifices we make for the sake of those we love.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This isn't a game for me, nor is it a game for most kids I think, but it isn't hard to see what Sony saw in Okabu. As a game, it's not much fun, and as an aesthetic piece of entertainment, it's neither here nor there. However, it continues a proud, understated tradition for the PSN: make non-violent games that champion color, intelligence, and goodwill amidst the sea of edgy-ness that our beloved medium is wont to overproduce. Now if only the game design had matched the script, we'd have another Flower on our hands.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you loved Saints Row IV, you will love Gat out of Hell. There’s plenty of content here and even though much hasn’t changed, playing as Johnny Gat in Hell translates to a humorous adventure with exaggerated gameplay elements that only Saints Row can deliver.
    • 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.
    • 72 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.