DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,738 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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Burnout 3: Takedown
Lowest review score: 20 Aliens: Colonial Marines
Score distribution:
1,738 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If it wasn't for a few duds, this game would be incredible, but even still, it's the best game to show off your WiiU and a great experience to play with some friends.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's without question that Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is one of the, if not the most enjoyable racing games of 2010.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In no way should that inevitable feeling stop your from playing this, though. The joy you’ll find from the craziest dogfight you’ve ever engaged in will far out weigh the point when you will want to put it down. So suit up, and when you’re ready, press up to Raus.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The beautiful setting and sensational visuals are one thing, but when you mix it in with heart-pounding races, an extensive car list, intense competitive online play, and a vast explorable world, it all translates to Horizon 2 being the cream of the crop in the genre and the best in its class.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bioshock is an absolutely fantastic game and one of the best of this generation first on the 360, and now just as good on the PS3.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Torchlight is a great downloadable title that should not be missed by anyone who enjoyed the Diablo titles, or anyone looking to get into the game type because they will have a lot of fun with this game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are down for mayhem, down for a great story and feel up to a difficult challenge The New Order has you covered on all bases. What it lacks in online play it makes up for in collectables and story length.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although maybe not perfect, Killzone 2 has all the right ingredients for what turns out to be one of the best games so far in 2009.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: World at War I believe will surprise gamers with how complete of an experience it is.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That was the last game I played before I wrote the review but really it's not all that uncommon in the game. FIFA 12 is an amazing game of soccer. There were so many times that I would sit back awe struck at the action on screen. If you have any interest in soccer, do yourself a favor and pick up this game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Journey is an amazing achievement for thatgamecompany and it shows just how far Jenova Chen's studio has come since since flOw. The game controls like a dream, is startlingly beautiful and will be one of those games people will talk about for months.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Characters aside, Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is a very fun game, with a frantic pace and several deviations on the main puzzle type that serve to give you a pretty full package.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the series, or are looking to get into fighting games, Street Fighter IV is one of the best we have seen in many, many years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 08 is by far one of the more impressive NHL titles in the past few years.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skate is one of those games that managed to really surprise me this year, especially in a year where there haven't been any big surprises. Skate manages to really come out with all engines firing, and manages to make a great skateboarding game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deus EX Human Revolution has been one of the more entertaining games I have played this year so far. Filled with a gripping story, interesting characters, and addictive game play Deus Ex is a game that would be a worthy addition to any collection. Fans of action or RPG games should find a lot of value in this retail title.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of One Piece, or a fan of Dynasty Warriors, you owe it to yourself to play this game. If you’re not a fan, play it anyway.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a campaign that merits multiple playthroughs, and a story as strong and daring as those of Bioshock, Shadow of the Colossus and Dead Space 2. Nevertheless, it must be acknowledged that it achieves this in spite of mechanics that are noticeably dated and bereft of innovation. For that reason, the game is best taken as a whole, and not as something that can be played simply on the strength of its mechanical composition.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Grid doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel but instead builds around it and attempts to improve it, and in the end succeeds in making one of the most enjoyable racing games I have played in years.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest comtinues its tradition of excellence with this perfect blend of strong storytelling, enchanting visuals and solid combat system.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bottom line is, if you want to play an action-RPG that is easy to get into, rewards skillful play in higher difficulty levels, and lets you easily play with your friends, Diablo III is a game that you absolutely cannot miss. But its narrow design makes it a game that I can't recommend without caveat for those who prefer single player experiences.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I don’t know what else they have up their sleeves, but these three tables were more then enough to get me absolutely salivating at the idea of more Star Wars content.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NCAA Football 10 is the complete college football experience, it has the depth, the style, and the substance that fans have been looking for. For the first time in years I am happy to report that the upgrades in NCAA Football 10 game were enough to make for one of the best NCAA Football titles in years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the DS rapidly gaining more following, PSP finally gets some break with this re-invented classic. A perfect fit for fun mobile gaming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you haven’t yet gone on the Child of Light journey I implore you to stop reading now and go play this game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sunset Overdrive is the definition of the word “fun.” Insomniac has created something special here. The hilarious plot, unique gameplay, stunning art style and massive, explorable world translate to an unforgettable journey into Insomniac’s not-so-serious apocalypse.
    • 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
    From the moment I picked up this game I can honestly say I was just floored by how amazing the gameplay really was.

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