DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 2,313 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 10 Battle For The Sun
Score distribution:
2313 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Games like this on the Wii didn’t sell anything compared what Nintendo was able to do with Mario, and the majority of 3DS owners don’t have access to the title since it’s a N3DS exclusive. Still, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is worth buying a new system for, and this is a must-have for longtime jrpg fans.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you hated the previous games, then steer clear, but anyone with an Xbox 360 should pick up this superb third-person shooter right away, and without hesitation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet for the PSP is one of the best games out there, and if you were a fan of the PS3 version, or wanted to see what all the talk was about, go out and buy it now.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Soundtrack aside, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is a comic fan’s absolute delight.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a meticulously designed world and the elaborate puzzles that reside within it, The Witness is a game you won’t want to miss.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The steps forward for NHL 12 might not be as monumental as NHL 11 was, but at the same time they didn't have to be. NHL 12 is a must purchase for hockey fans or even those who have passing interest in the sport.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it does a great job of nudging the player along the way, Civilization VI is complex, deep, and endlessly replayable. Like every entry in the series, Civ VI will no doubt be followed by a number of rebalancing tweaks, small changes, and expansion packs but fresh out of the digital box, Civilization VI is simultaneously familiar, fresh and remarkably fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The steps forward for NHL 12 might not be as monumental as NHL 11 was, but at the same time they didn't have to be. NHL 12 is a must purchase for hockey fans or even those who have passing interest in the sport.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Burnout Paradise is the first great game of 2008. It has all the makings of one of the best the Burnout series has seen, and if improved upon for next year could be the best Burnout yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it has a few missteps and lacks the semi tongue in cheek humor of the original games, I found that the experience of Max's journey to be far more engrossing than I initially expected.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Well written, fun, easy to pickup and difficult to put down, 80 Days is not only one of the best mobile games around, it’s one of the best video games, mobile or not, to come out in 2014 so far.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You have nothing to lose if you want to try Stretchmo, so go ahead and download it! Odds are you’ll fall in love with it like I have with all of these games, and this latest entry is still a ton of fun to get into and tear apart. Play it, buy some levels, and achieve puzzle platforming bliss on the go.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    OlliOlli 2 is exactly what you want from a sequel: refinement, addition, and an evolution of the game before it that is just a better game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The plot is certainly original for an RPG, with the concept of cells as the unseen enemy of mankind. Certainly would have made a good movie by Hollywood standards.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    However you characterize it -- rebirth, change of direction, or coming of age -- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most mature game in the series' long history. It is a difficult game from a combat and survival perspective, and a challenging game in the amount of information that players have been trusted to figure out for themselves. Compared to its amazingly interactive and constantly surprising world, Breath of the Wild's relatively rote story and sometimes frustrating controls add a note of disappointment to an otherwise peak gaming experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the end of the day the cocky, confident, wisecracking and unapologetically sexual protagonist and her amazingly rich style of combat still beats strong at the heart of Bayonetta and revisiting the game on PC is a reminder of how much fun the game was in 2009. Any fan of stylish action games will still appreciate Bayonetta, especially now that some of the original's technical issues have been addressed and resolved.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Salt and Sanctuary clearly gets it’s inspiration and ideas from previous Souls games so there is a lack of innovation here, but developer Ska Studios does a masterful job of adapting the already proven formula of Souls into a exceptional 2D adventure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden has slowed down a bit in Madden NFL 10, but in terms of performance it has ramped up to a new high.
    • 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
    Not only is the gameplay superb but also the graphics are just drop-dead gorgeous.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Now in its third installment, this FPS franchise continues to impress us with some pretty realistic battles, enhanced online multiplayer and much expanded gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Initially, The Swapper only managed to gain my curiosity, but as I progressed further through the game, I began to realize I was playing something special.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stronghold Crusader 2 was a rare game that I got lost in. I started playing and before I knew it, it was six hours later. Who can resist a game about castle building, economy raising, and taking on large castles full of troops and hazards?. Especially when you can soften up the numbers by launching diseased animals over castle walls.
    • 80 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For as fun as the experience is, not being able to scale it back to something a little more manageable is a shame, but it's a game that gives a great experience if you're able to deal with the challenge.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rockstar bounces back from their Hot-Coffee fiasco in style, with a fresh take on table tennis. Think of it as Pong for the 360, a truly fluid and fun budget title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all the ire thrown in its direction on forums, consider this rebuttal: Dark Souls has never looked better, ran smoother, or had more to offer than it does on PC. And for one of the best games of this generation, that's no mean feat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PGR2 fixes almost all of the problems that plagued original, and even manages to improve upon everything else.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although this game may also be the most difficult game in the series it also still retains all of the fun and enjoyment that has been with this series since the very beginning.

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