DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 2,670 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Axiom Verge
Lowest review score: 10 Deer Hunter: Reloaded
Score distribution:
2670 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a normal year, this game would still be an easy one to recommend, but with 2014 being the strongest year for RPGs in at least a decade, there is a lot of competition. It might not be one to set aside time for immediately, but it might be one worth revisiting later once you have a lot of time available to put into it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between its story, flavorful presentation, and adequate point-and-click gameplay, there is a lot to like with this episode of Broken Age.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s an experience that will undoubtedly draw a cult following, but without some kind of universally applicable lesson the rest of us can skip it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A year later, Marvel Heroes is the game it wanted to be when it was released, and its ability to grow and change by acknowledging its problems and actively trying to solve them, is a testament to one of the best features of MMO.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, I enjoyed getting scared by horrible, scary-looking spirits.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It offers an appreciation of the smaller struggles during The Great War while exposing its horrors. The characters are charming, the gameplay is interesting, the storyline is gripping, and the visuals are full of heart.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seeing as how I was one of those few that loved dialogue scenes in other games, I really enjoyed this title. My only real gripe was how most of them end rather abruptly (one time, I moved on before I was ready and missed out on doing some side events) and one character didn’t get revisited like the others.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unsatisfying, under-developed gameplay mechanics and a ridiculously short length, Light is anything but the name suggests.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Road Not Taken’s roguelike structure works against the rest of the game’s design and ultimately makes playing into a tedious, repetitive experience. On the surface there’s a lot to love in the game’s charming presentation, but repeated playthroughs reveal a failure to implement the variation and unpredictability that make rougelikes great.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The story, although with its own blend of silliness, is enjoyable and finishes properly. From a gameplay point of view however, I would not replay it simply because of its consistently aggravating tendency to force you into redoing every puzzle after making unintentional mistakes.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like any good puzzle game, MouseCraft tests the wits of its player by gradually increasing its level of difficulty as the story mode advances.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Impossible Game is a good way to burn 10 to 15 minutes at a time. All in all I can’t complain much about it. It was what I expected it to be and was a good bit of fun to boot.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In summary, I believe the game could’ve been more than just a little trip runner with the fanciness of a sci-fi setting; there’s so much hype you can produce from a werewolf stuck in a space station before it all is dispelled at the moment of giving the players control over their game.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even if you’ve played The Last of Us, owning one of the best games of the last ten years in all its 1080p glory is worth the price of admission.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s smartly designed, and while I wish there were more modes, what’s there is definitely worth experiencing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland is light-hearted, enjoyable, and one of the better role-playing games on the PlayStation Vita.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple but effective, The Last Door offers a great, chilling narrative experience. A little on the short side, episodes do not run longer than thirty minutes or so, but its levity is no reason to ignore this well written and conceived story of the supernatural.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Child of Light is worth checking out, even if you don’t normally follow the role-playing genre. And although there are a few downsides, it is still one of the biggest surprises of 2014 so far.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s a shame, really: what could have been a cute, well-crafted platformer for home consoles ended up being a poorly-made port of a (much better) Vita game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Abyss Odyssey is a simple and enjoyable game. That is, if you have patience for its learning curve!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Whispered World isn’t for everyone but fans of the genre may find a nostalgic treat in Sadwicks’ lengthy journey.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I really like the idea of Heroes Rise: The Hero Project, nevertheless, I don’t feel like the game sets the bar at a level that couldn’t easily be surpassed. The game is engaging—it doesn’t feel like a complete waste of time and I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to see an example of this genre, but I can’t help but feel like the potential is ultimately wasted.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the most part, the Shadowrun reboot has been a success, but not a resounding one. If you played the old SNES or Genesis game and wanting that same experience, you will be pleased by what Shadowrun: Dragonfall has to offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    1001 Spikes is far from a bad game, but a few too many spikes on each level leave it falling from grace.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you need a good excuse to kill a weekend and you are in the mood for some mindless entertainment with a friend (or solo, if you want), then Blue Estate is worth checking out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a flimsy price tag of $5, Heroes offers hours upon hours of enjoyment to help sate your appetite for more Resogun. The only negative thing I think I can say about the DLC is that if Resogun didn’t do anything for you before, the DLC likely won’t change your mind.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s worth the price tag for the borderline ridiculous long-range shots you can pull off, but the campaign isn’t so good that I’d want to play through it a second time right away.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Currently the game feels incredibly overpriced at $15 as it feels very much like a free, online game that’s been bulked out with additional levels and a couple of added in features.

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