DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,739 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:
1,739 game reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The missions are a lot more complex then they were in GTA3, which means you will get more into the character as well as the plot, which means even more fun.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Despite some minor hiccups, Inquisition is absolutely the realest of deals, and should be missed at your own peril.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bioshock Infinite is the best shooter I have played in a long time. It is an incredible achievement artistically, narratively, and technically. I can’t think of a better game to close out and define this decade-long console generation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Skulls of the Shogun requires patience and a knowledge of the gameplay. This is not a game that can be won by brute force or guesswork like some strategy games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bayonetta 2 is a relentlessly entertaining ride from start to finish, with pacing meticulously designed to wring every last drop of adrenaline out of you before reigning things in with a quiet, humorous aside.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Left Behind is how story DLC should be done.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto IV is by far the most complete package I have seen in the last five to ten years.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What is so amazing about Burnout 3 is not so much its excellent modes but instead its amazing gameplay.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fallout 3 is a fantastic game that was well worth the hype and the wait.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The hard-as-nails Ninja Gaiden is back, with improved camera system, a new mission mode and bonus game. At a budget price, you'd be crazy not let own this gem.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I probably don’t need to say this but Nintendo knows what it’s doing when it comes to the Mario Kart franchise. Time after time, they come back with exceptional racing games and Mario Kart 8 might be the best we’ve ever seen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes represents Traveler’s Tales finest work with the LEGO property. All of the requisite hooks are there: a fun story, good humor, solid gameplay and healthy challenges. The studio’s reverence for the source material really pays off in the end, with content and character options that should be more than enough for any type of Marvel fan.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We are finally beginning to see innovation within sports video games and Fight Night Champion truly is step forward not only for boxing but sports video games in general. It not only proves that stories can be an integral part of a sports video game but can be one of it's best. Fight Night Champion is the best boxing game out and in the conversation of best sports game of this generation.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Skyrim is the game that I would highly recommend to damn near anyone. It's not too hard to figure out and it's got such an enormous amount of stuff to do that anyone would be able to see what is so special about the game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We are finally beginning to see innovation within sports video games and Fight Night Champion truly is step forward not only for boxing but sports video games in general. It not only proves that stories can be an integral part of a sports video game but can be one of it's best. Fight Night Champion is the best boxing game out and in the conversation of best sports game of this generation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a game that constantly entices you to see what the next puzzle or story bit has to offer. In that regard, it rarely disappoints, and the experience stays with you long after you finish it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What ends up happening is that the first few versions were great, but the Wii version is what the original game wanted to be, a truly exceptional find. A must own Wii title.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Combines a great storyline with superb gameplay, and slick graphics, to give you an experience that is just non-stop fun.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Superby detailed licensed cars, stunning visual effects, multiple modes and top draw sountrack makes this one a winner.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Really, the best part about Brave New World is that it’s finally addressed every victory condition in the game and made each one not only more equally viable, but also just as busy. Weaponizing culture works to bring it more in line with the other conditions–it’s something you have to work towards and not something you just happen to achieve. On top of that, the diplomacy changes make this system more interesting as well, and it all comes down to one thing: if you have Civilization V and want to play more, you owe it to yourself to get this expansion.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What impresses me so much about this game is not only that it has a tremendous amount of hype surrounding it which it does, but that it delivers even through all of that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    State of Decay is an impressive open world zombie game that can actually rival blockbuster zombie games like Dead Island.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that it came out last year, Pushmo was going to be on my Game of the Year list for this year. After all, I barely played it last year, and that's all the matters. Now that Crashmo is out, though, which features not only better gameplay and production values, but also a better NAME, I'm happy to place it in the position that Pushmo had been occupying in my list before-and probably in an even higher position.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It absolutely harkens back to my own time as a tabletop gamer, with both D&D and CCGs, and its story treats those memories like they’re a treasure, rather than a punchline. Will you enjoy it as much if you don’t have those memories to draw on? Well, if you like fun, and can stomach learning something new, then I don’t see how you get out of this without having at least a little.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I’ve played dozens of hours of the game on PC, and after playing this version, I don’t think I’m going back to the keyboard and mouse anytime soon.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With amazing graphics and groundbreaking gameplay Uncharted 3 earns its place among its predecessors and should rank highly with anyone who sits down to play it.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Although its grim presentation and hearty challenge won't be for everybody, Hotline Miami is a rare game that articulates its own design thesis not only thoroughly, but with palpable enthusiasm. Underneath its moody graphics, stellar sound design and masterfully tuned combat is a strong feeling that this game's creators love making video games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tactical turn-based combat is something that some won't be able to get past no matter what. As long as that isn't you, Awakening is arguably the best game you can get on the 3DS, sure to be one of the best this year, and a must-play from just about every conceivable angle.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    OOTP is a curiosity that reveals itself to be an addicting chess match, jostling for position against the 30 other teams while proving your worth as owner of the team. Interest in this game is almost entirely dictated by your interest in baseball, management simulations and strategy games.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best game I’ve played all year. It is an extremely fun platformer with stunning graphics not to mention the most extensive level creation tool I’ve ever seen.

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