DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 2,224 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: 71
Highest review score: 100 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Lowest review score: 10 Battle For The Sun
Score distribution:
2224 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a hardcore Japanese action game, through and through. Its rigid, uncompromising mission structure can be less than accommodating but nonetheless charming. It's difficult, rewarding, and satisfying in equal measure.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, the game was pleasant, refreshing and frustrating.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jackbox Party Pack 3 is a mixed bag of interesting party games and subpar experiences. At the very least, the pack looks and sounds good, with appropriate aesthetics matching each game’s tone. Each game’s announcer is consistently humorous, making light of each situation and reminding you to have fun. If at least a few of these diverse party games sound entertaining, then give this package a try. Otherwise, stick to some of Jackbox Games’ older offerings.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pretty decent street racer, with great selection of cars and juicy customization options.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Way of the Samurai 4 is plain simple fun, but it is still fun!
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Outlaw Tennis won't win any awards, nor will it really gain all that much recognition. But what it will do is it will give you a fun experience and it won't go wreck your wallet in the process.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a free to play game, ÆRENA is well worth your time if you enjoy turn based strategy games.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of those games that did not live up to the hype that its fan base put out for it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like the song list and you like Singstar titles there is no reason why you should not pick up this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The developers went back to the core ideals of the franchise, and came out with what made it fun, and fully customized to really shine on the DS.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although this expansion is short and skimpy on features, it’s still fun and I had a great time to playing through it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is a shame that the story for Conan wasn't developed further, it really could have been something that pushed the experience from start to finish.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the movie wasn't exactly a resounding success for a Pixar-less Disney, the game is a surprisingly decent adventure that will please the younger gamers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a series that needs a lot of work and WWE'12 is the first step towards something that could be great. While it's nothing drastically different from what it was in the past, this game is still improving on a franchise that could have just as easily repeated itself into oblivion. The improvements made here aren't perfect but it manages to set the ground work for something great in the future and helps make this game stand out among its predecessors.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Atelier Sophie is a mixed bag. This game serves as a good point of entry for newcomers due to the removal of the series’ notorious time limit, but fans may find the experience middling. While item alchemy is surprisingly fun, the elements surrounding it are not as engaging. The tedious gameplay loop may turn players off before the plot finally gets going. Much like the items synthesized in Sophie’s cauldron, the game excels most when everything comes together – rallying the townspeople to jointly make a gift for Plachta, forming a party of townsfolk equipped with handcrafted weapons and armor, and painstakingly creating amazing items to destroy the toughest foes. At its best, Atelier Sophie devotes itself to its alchemic theme, synthesizing a pleasant experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the combination of frustratingly underdeveloped combat and a short length weigh the experience down, there’s definitely enough worth seeing here, at least from a visual and narrative standpoint.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hybrid is decent, but not essential. The well-executed mechanics that make up the core gameplay are interesting for a little while, but how long it holds your interest for depends on how willing you are to look past the game's niggling problems.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With nothing to call its own, other turn-based strategy games have a distinct edge over Panzer Tactics HD. Make no mistake, the game is by no means bad, but there are plenty of other more memorable entries in the genre to keep you busy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What's really interesting about this game is that for all that it's doing differently, it still just does not feel all that much different from the typical Sims formula.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The major downside to Battlecry was the repetitive nature of the game, which thankfully is not present anymore in the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Psychonauts Rhombus of Ruin has its feet firmly planted in foundation laid by the first game - as it should. Though it is trapped within a medium that is still trying to find steady feet, Rhombus at least has the heart and spirit of what made Psychonauts so enthralling. It's a fun and delectable morsel designed to satiate the palate until the second game comes out. While it does excite me for Psychonauts 2, it's only because I know that a console game will let Double Fine’s imagination soar much higher than the VR platform would let them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For representing an untested genre on consoles, Guardians of Middle Earth acquits itself pretty well. If only the online functionality was as airtight as its core strategy, we'd have a truly great mashup on our hands.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The campaign really is the center point of my complaints. Aside from that, the updated rules are fun and add a fresh take to an otherwise simple game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cognition – An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 3: The Oracle, is mostly an entertaining experience. You may miss some of the features that showed up in the first two episodes, like the forensics/murder investigation elements and the variety of locations.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a pretty standard action RPG with simple controls and decent action.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As time wore on so did the fun of the game, and it ended up being just another movie made into a game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Extreme racing is truly well and good on the PSP, with solid fast-paced action on the small screen and excellent visual which would please the series' fans.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In short, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is a fun disappointment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Compilations generally don't do well, but Capcom gives PSP owners quite a treat with the decent emulation of truly great classics.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Death Squared has been marketed as a puzzle game that anyone, from hardcore gamers to grandmas, could pick up and enjoy, and I think in that respect it succeeds. I see it being most worthwhile as a party game to be played with friends, where everyone can work together to solve these puzzles that are often times both intricate and exceedingly challenging. The concept behind Death Squared is sound, but with a startling lack of variety in its content, the satisfaction from solving these inventive puzzles only lasts so long.