DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,622 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 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Shelter
Lowest review score: 20 Page Chronica
Score distribution:
1,622 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It didn’t give me anything positive to hold on to. Maybe it is just the style of the game that gave me a bad taste, maybe it’s just not my cup of tea, maybe it is your cup, or maybe, the tea just isn’t very good to begin with.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I know games like this take a lot of work from creators with a very small budget, but sometimes, an idea just isn’t that great.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It has so many flaws, combined with the short span of the game, makes for one that would be near impossible to recommend.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Game Party 2 is not a game I could ever recommend for any Wii owner and is just another horrible mini-game style arcade game that relies solely on the Wii remote to make it fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I don't want anyone to feel like they are trudging through the monotony and minutia of this game just to witness the pretty lights. It's not worth it. Sure, the environments are pretty, but that doesn't hide the ugly that is this game. For people looking for a quick shooter, you can find it in Bodycount, but other than that, look elsewhere.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are too many strategy games out right now to warrant giving A Game of Thrones: Genesis a try. With games out there like Starcraft 2, Civilization V, and Total War: Shogun 2 it just isn't viable to play Genesis when it feels stale and unfinished. Even for fans of the books or show it just isn't a good enough game, even in the fan service perspective, to go out and spend $40 on. Do yourself a favor and read the books, then go play a better strategy game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For being a flash animation that took three years to develop and then lose all other meaning behind it's saddening gameplay and all around lack of sheen Rocketbirds doesn't get a recommendation from me.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even with the talent of Patrick Stewart the game is just not playable in a way that would make for a fun and enticing experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There is potential in Da New Guys but it's not a fully realized world that warrants a buy from anyone but the most eager and devoted adventure fans.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is an unfortunate addition to an otherwise great franchise. With this being the second of three Resident Evil games coming out this year it would probably be best to just skip this one entirely unless you are a diehard fan who wants to see every game in the series. This title had a lot of great potential but falls flat on almost every part of its delivery and while it may not do everything wrong what it does right is hardly enough to save this alternate take on a great franchise.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    From gameplay that boils down to memory quizzes to poor production values to bland stories, there is no reason you should play this game, no matter how big a fan of adventure games or Law & Order you are.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The whole package just feels lazy and while it may find an audience with kids who may not know any better, any adult fan will just feel cheated and bored. Unfortunately the Vita will have to wait a little longer for a satisfying whole hearted Lego experience.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Regrettably, it amounts to a barely-competent shooter with an off-putting aesthetic, ludicrous plot, gimmicky hook, and a frustrating tendency to repeat its boss-battles more than a JRPG.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This should be something I'm playing for free in a browser, but instead, I'm being asked to fork over $10 for it. It's not the sort of experience a developer like Renegade Kid should put out, and it's not the kind of game I'd advise you to waste your time or money on.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Jeremy McGrath's Offroad is an unchallenging, bland bore not worth your time or money. There are more engaging racers out there, retail and downloadable that will satisfy your driving needs.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The Expendables is a great Hollywood concept that could easily make a great video game but sadly this isn't it.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The final word on Black Ops: Declassified is somewhat paradoxical. It's not quite the trainwreck that many have made it out to be. In fact, if this were an iOS game available for $1.99, there's every chance that it would garner much more praise. But the Vita isn't an iPhone, or a tablet. It's capable of so much more, and for that reason, Declassifed is incapable of defending itself as anything other than execrable. It's a black mark on the franchise and yet another massive missed-opportunity for the Vita.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I feel for the developers, who clearly had their hearts in the right place when making this game, but the misjudgements in its structure and release make it impossible to love.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    And that sums it up. Fuel Overdose is a game full of wrong turns. From art direction to gameplay, lacking story to lacking track design, it’s a game that never really finds its way to anything that even resembles mediocrity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s a lesson Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Crusade could have used: it’s not always good to be genre-straddling, especially when you do it in a way that leaves both your genres hamstrung and uninteresting.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    To put it bluntly, don’t bother with Fireburst.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you really feel a need to play this, get it on Steam or some other PC forum. From what I have seen, the pictures featured here, or anywhere on the internet for that matter, point in that direction. I can’t speak for the quality of the title there, but I can, emphatically and until I am out of breath, say this: Do not, under any circumstances, play this version. Leave it on the shelf. Don’t even purchase it on sale. Don’t play it. Just… don’t.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Takedown: Red Sabre was supposed to be an eloquent love letter to the tactical shooter genre, but the final product ends up reading more like hate mail. There isn’t a single part of the game that rises above mediocrity, and much of it dips below that mark. Worst of all, the very fans who have been craving a new game like Takedown are the ones who will be disappointed by it the most.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The sandbox mode is the only thing that keeps Adventure Park from being total hot garbage. Unfortunately, cheating the economy doesn’t make the broken mechanics, lack of content or dismal performance any less rotten. If you’re in the market for a game like this, you’re best off sticking with the classics.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While the idea of turning real world items into in-game ones is pretty neat, the game throws in everything it can to make the experience as uninteresting as it possibly can.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    All Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is (aside from a terrible name that feels super stitched together) is a boring game in a great franchise that reminds you how to not translate a game from 3D to 2D.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Basically, Cube Tactics isn’t a great tactics game. Instead it wants to be a puzzle game, but if that’s the case, it’s a pretty bad puzzle game as well.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Target: Terror could be in the running for most pathetic game of the year and I think thats what the developers were shooting for.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Page Chronica commits the cardinal platforming sin. It knowingly robs you of momentum, the very life blood of platformers from Mario to Meatboy. You have to stop moving to spell a word. You have to stop pushing forward, stop the timing of jumps, the dodging of dangers, the luck of the moment, to spell a W-O-R-D. Take away the muddy graphics, take away the abysmal soundtrack, take away boss battles with a bean stalk giant armed with floral-homing-missile-toe-fungus, and at it's core, at that stage just beyond concept, this game is simply, fundamentally, broken.