DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,787 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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Sly 2: Band of Thieves
Lowest review score: 20 Aliens: Colonial Marines
Score distribution:
1,787 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I really thought fighting games were on there way out a couple of years ago. But with games like Mortal Kombat there is now proof that life still exists in this genre. In fact Mortal Kombat provided some of the most enjoyable gaming I have had in 2011. If you're a fan of the series or looking for a new game to sink your teeth into, Mortal Kombat is definitely worth a look.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Need for Speed Rivals’ boisterous and brash open-world driving design gets enormous mileage thanks to some amazingly fluid online functionality. This is a stand-out launch game in every regard, and if you have any interest in this sort of action-heavy racing, here’s the best way to experience it this year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sine Mora is a quality title, from the look to the feel of it, and there could be a lot of useful comparisons between it and other members of the bullet hell genre.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If sports franchises are wondering what they need to do for their next release they should pay a lot of attention to what Visual Concepts has done with the NBA 2K franchise. More than any other game on the market NBA 2K12 has managed to bring the sport to life better then we have ever seen before. Needless to say NBA 2K12 has gone back to back, and I can't wait to see if they can do a three-peat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you value a ton of top-quality content for a not a lot of money, then Guild Wars 2 is the game to play. It's approachable, addictive, and immersive and above all refines MMO's in every conceivable way. While the gameplay and graphical glitches are disappointing, they aren't big enough to negate the impact of this wholly amazing online role-playing game that will keep you occupied for months on end. If anything, World of Warcraft can safely retire and instead pass the torch over Guild Wars 2.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shadow Hearts is not a short game by any means, as it will take normal gamers anywhere from thirty to forty hours to complete.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the first, or are interested in getting into the series, then I would highly recommend checking this game out. Plus you can’t beat the $20 price point, that is some serious bang for your buck.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NCAA Football 11 is a great game of football, it has some shortcomings, but those are overshadowed by an all around excellent football game that I found to be one of the best the series has put out on this generation of consoles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Episode 3 of The Walking Dead finally put interesting characters into a plot that I was actually interested in.. After that, Episode 4 started creating a series of gameplay moments that not only influence the game, but are set up in such a way and smartly enough to influence how the player feels at that moment. While it would have been a better series if they'd had this in place from the beginning, the way that the series has picked up as it nears its conclusion is great, and has me waiting for the end excitedly.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you haven’t seen the movie or read the comics, this table should still be enough to entertain you.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Legends Mode isn't as deep as it could be, but for as long as it lasts its quite fun to play. Along with a slue of other modes, you are looking at a game that really is a whole lot of fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combat in the game is very entertaining and combine that with a very solid storyline and you have a game that will make any X-Men fan very happy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those with any love for the genre should play Gemini Rue for the story and to delight in the nostalgia of a simpler time before eye-popping HD graphics, light bloom and the Unreal Engine.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although we would have liked to see some more additions to the single player, the developers made up for it with an extremely fun multiplayer experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With new characters, stages, modes, and careful tweaking of the entire roster, Ultra Street Fighter IV is without a doubt, the definitive version of Street Fighter IV. It provides a plethora of new content and a staggering amount of detail, all for the modest price of $15. Its greatest feat, however, is that everything culminates into a package that casual fans will enjoy and fighting game enthusiasts will appreciate.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a lengthy campaign and a multiplayer full of leveling and unlocking Max Payne 3 is a title that will hold your attention for a while and show you one hell of a ride in the process. With only a few minor hiccups keeping it from being a perfect game, Max Payne 3 is unquestionably a must have.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All aspects of the game are refined and improved and the change from heavy shooter to more platforming gameplay is a welcomed and refreshing change.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I was not one that thought Steven Spielberg’s first outing was going to be a stellar one, but boy did he and EA prove me wrong.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With such a fantastic transition to consoles in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, I’m even more eager about possible Blizzard ports in the future.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In its current form, The Serpent’s Curse is half finished. The second episode isn’t due out until sometime this month but do not fear, episode one is pretty substantial and ends with a satisfactory cliffhanger.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Destiny is by no means a flawless game, but it’s able to overshadow its faults by offering superb gameplay while blending everything into a singular, truly fun experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MechAssault 2 struggles with its single player mode and strives with its multiplayer support to still bring you another great Mech experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For someone looking for a game like the Baldur’s Gate titles but with more emphasis on spending time fighting monsters and delving through dungeons, this may be just the thing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A much more detailed game that improves upon last year's graphical system with much better character models.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When you combine the classic mode with the story mode and all the customization you can have with characters, there is just a bundle of things to do in this game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead delivers a dramatic and emotionally exhausting experience that few, if any, games have achieved. Forming a close bond with the characters over 12 hours of game play makes the countdown clock for each decision even more stressful. As the psyche of each survivor has slowly been reduced to tatters, every choice has positive and negative impacts for all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aliens Infestation, while it may be a late entry into the DS library is one of the best games to ever grace the system. While it may seem like a title to get fans ready for next year's Colonial Marines, this game is no slouch. Infestation is some of the most fun you can have on a Nintendo DS. If you are looking for some great 2D action Aliens Infestation is definitely right up your alley.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA Live 09 is the real deal when it comes to a great video game basketball experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It all adds up to make this the most functional version of the game yet, itself one of the most exciting and polished MMOs around.