DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,796 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Lowest review score: 20 Basement Crawl
Score distribution:
1,796 game reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game has the mechanics down in the flying and running, but the combat and the game's progression just isn't up to par with where it needs to be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    That beauty is just so fleeting, though. Dustforce doesn’t give you these moments enough and often it felt more like attrition instead, where the game and I just beat each other down until we were both bloody messes with me as the last one standing.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Nostalgia is the sole reason I can fathom someone would want Dragon's Lair at this point and, admittedly, the Xbox Live Arcade version is as solid as a HD release as either the iOS or PSN release. Regardless, Dragon's Lair is a quest best remembered in kind aged memories rather than on your Xbox 360.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A hack and slash game should have been a decent choice for a newly launched console, but this one is made nearly unplayable by its frustrating camera system and shallow gameplay.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sadly, about halfway through the lessons, the difficulty of completing the challenges spike, making the training far more aggravating then helpful. With this being the only other mode, the entire package feels feature light, even for a moderately priced downloadable offer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The cartoon might be a hit with the younger crowd, but the game disappoints with its unresponsive controls and lackluster action.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD fails to meet the same measure of fun that previous games in the series managed to accomplish.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Although the gameplay is sometimes too light for its own good, the relaxing nature of the experience, and the likable cast of idols makes the experience worth trying to some degree. Producing Perfection is such a unique title however, that most gamers will probably want to pass over this experience to something with a little more substance.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sony throws together some mini games and slaps the "spy" moniker in this lazy attempt to cash in on the holiday buying craze.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I truly believe that Beenox needs to re-look at how they develop their future Spider-Man titles because games like Edge of Time give me little reason to ever want to play another Spider-Man game again. Sure the game is competent, but worth recommending, not in the slightest.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Asura's Wrath is a title that's light on the undeniables, but foremost among those is that there's nothing else quite like it right now. That's not an entirely good thing, as Asura's exploits are likely best suited for other gameplay styles, or even other media.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In the end I found the game to be fun in small doses, but the repetitive levels and grindy gameplay turned me off.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Alan Wake is at its best when it is tense yet manageable. Those moments when you know you have little ammo but can strategically take out a group of baddies with the right timing are absolutely incredible. Sadly those moments don't pop up often in American Nightmare and the story dies out pretty quickly which was the original game's saving grace. I can't speak for every fan of Alan Wake but it was the story and atmosphere that pulled me in like darkness did to Wake, without those being exciting the gun-play does little to hold my interest.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As much as Battle of the Bands could have been, it ends up being a game that takes good ideas from other games, adds the very odd weapons, and gives a lackluster performance.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Slender: The Arrival is the definition of a one-trick pony. But it’s a mangy-looking pony, and it isn’t especially good at its trick. It is a shaky start for a series that hasn’t left me all that excited for any sequels. Blue Isle Studios nailed the tense atmosphere, and with some improvements to graphics and story, it could be the foundation of a decent horror franchise.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I thought I would've been more engaged in both campaigns, but I felt that both modes were pretty bland. Yes, it had its fun moments but they were few and far between.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The frame rate and over simplistic gameplay really makes this game not fun to play. Although Gretzky does have some nice features on paper, the overall play out of the game is just disappointing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It isn’t a terrible game by a long stretch, and it is possible to like it if you don’t mind playing through what amounts to an interactive novel. It does have a few memorable moments.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    To crack an old chestnut, Guardians of Middle Earth has the potential to turn newcomers into fans of the genre, but it certainly isn’t up to their standard.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the movie wasn't quite original, the game didn't fare all that well either, bogged down by lame characters, uninspired gameplay and dull visuals.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For a $10 game Orc Attack is decent for the price. You get what you pay for in this case. Go in for a cheap game and you’ll get is a cheap game. It will hold you over for a few hours, maybe more if you have some friends you can bribe/guilt into joining you, but don’t expect to come back to it once you’re finished.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Afterfall: Insanity is a bit of a mess. Everything about this product comes off as unfinished and if given more time to cook and iron out the bugs, the game could be enjoyable but in its current state it is barely passable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There are better shooters out on the market.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Beyond just the fact that it’s a little boring to play, there are also the weird problems to deal with, and the game’s charm is nowhere near enough to make up for them. Even when you’re playing, it does so much of taking care of itself that I started to wonder why I’m even playing this when it can so easily play itself.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even when they have no competition, Ubisoft completely misses the mark on the monster truck racing genre with this run-of-the-mill and dull game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It just falls flat, showing small signs of life, but otherwise just not worth your time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Square Enix's track record is questioned here, as the update to the 'SaGa' franchise fails miserably due to a disjointed plot and lack of directions.
    • tbd Metascore
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    For someone interested in the science behind things like perception and emotion, it could be a useful tool, if you are willing to dig into the provided library and spend time putting those words into action. For most though, it’s worth a look about as much as those huge birthday predictor omnibuses seen on the shelf of your local Barnes and Noble. It’s fun to flip through, but not nearly entertaining or worthwhile enough to buy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Grinding out levels and paid for content have their places in games, and neither should be in a $10 downloadable game based on a movie. There are a few moments that the game feels really fun but those moments wear off very quickly once the grind kicks in. Unless Real Steel is a movie that defines you there really isn't any reason to go whole hog over this game. Oh, it doesn't have Hugh Jackman in it in case you were wondering.