DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,740 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 Burnout 3: Takedown
Lowest review score: 20 Aliens: Colonial Marines
Score distribution:
1,740 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NHL 10 continues the extremely strong legacy of the series and proves to be yet another great hockey experience from EA.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have sat a few years out on the franchise or even if your a regular NHL fan, NHL 09 is a game that all sports fans need to check out.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a near flawless narrative experience wrapped in a bog-standard but necessary adventure game.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is not only one of the best games of the year, it is the best game on the PS3 thus far as well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visuals are top notch, the gameplay is solid from beginning to end, and the experience is exactly what you would want from a Battlefield game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Left Behind is how story DLC should be done.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a "dangerous tropical island simulator", Far Cry 3 is one of the most satisfying and inventive shooters released this year. Gamers eager to explore the wild jungle should pick this up without second thought, and try not to let the infuriating campaign rain on their parade.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PGR continues to dazzle us with an impressive array of top notch motors, solid gameplay and incredible and challenging online play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Torchlight II is great fun and it won't be long before you're playing the game late at night muttering the famous gamer mantra, "Just one more quest." This is a how a sequel should be: it reintroduces concepts and mechanics that made the game popular while making a few useful tweaks and changes to parts of the design. Although it doesn't stray too far outside the original game's shadow, it is no less wonderful for it. As the saying goes, "if it isn't broke, don't fix it."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the additions of the CHL and Ultimate Hockey League and the great Gameplay improvements this is once again the best hockey game available as well as one of the best sports games out there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There’s a good game in Pokemon Y, and fans looking for another game near-identical to the ones before it likely won’t find issue with a lot of the dusty trimmings and transparent battle system. If you want to get into into the new stat rebuilding features and grind out tons of easy battles to prep for high-level online multiplayer, it’s never been easier to do so. But for all else, the game’s excellent visuals belie the frustratingly old-fashioned design. RPG folk can find better times on their 3DS.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the simplest terms, playing The Witcher 2 is a lot like attending an archaeological dig with nothing but your bare hands: you're sure to come up with something amazing, but you'll suffer a lot of unnecessary punishment and stress to attain it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those who thought it can not be done, Rockstar has proven you wrong with this almost perfect port of a cleaned-up "GTA III" for the sweet PSP handheld.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Now that Telltale has captured my attention with this entry, they've got the difficult task of keeping it. This episode is so full of smart character moments and interactions it seems impossible for them to continue it any further, but we'll just have to see what they have in store for us next. Of course it's a lot of pressure to keep the momentum going, but the series is starting to look more cohesive and it feels like it's actually going somewhere, which I appreciate after the second episode felt so aimless and one-off. For the first time since it started, though, I'm looking forward to the next entry in this series, and can't wait to see what happens.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Combines a great storyline with superb gameplay, and slick graphics, to give you an experience that is just non-stop fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This can get tedious playing by yourself, but when playing in co-op this game really shines and is actually quite a bit of fun to play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the first game, you will most likely enjoy this game because it's very similar.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bottom line is, if you want to play an action-RPG that is easy to get into, rewards skillful play in higher difficulty levels, and lets you easily play with your friends, Diablo III is a game that you absolutely cannot miss. But its narrow design makes it a game that I can't recommend without caveat for those who prefer single player experiences.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So where does this leave us? Same great game, extra content, fan made costumes, all on the your personal computer through the magic of Steam.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s always something new to see and do, and all the additions make it easier to hop in for a few hours each day and lose myself in the world. When things get to stressful for me in the real world, it’s nice to know that Animal Crossing: New Leaf is there in my 3DS, offering me a nice escape.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Burnout Paradise is the first great game of 2008. It has all the makings of one of the best the Burnout series has seen, and if improved upon for next year could be the best Burnout yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is hard not to be impressed by 343 Industries. This is their first full game, for a series as popular and well thought of as Halo and to improve upon Bungies' games in almost every way is nothing short of astounding. Let it be said, Halo 4 is another Halo game, it feels very familiar and tries very little new, but then again, there is a reason the series is as popular as it is and it isn't as though we see a new one every single year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The difficulty of explaining Year Walk without giving its secrets away is self-evident at this point. Anyone reading this who has already played it knows what I mean. For the laymen though, and those who are merely curious, I’ll just say that it’s one of the best adventure games I’ve ever played, and also one of the most terrifying horror experiences in recent and bygone memory.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is the gameplay superb but also the graphics are just drop-dead gorgeous.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There’s a good game in Pokemon X, and fans looking for another game near-identical to the ones before it likely won’t find issue with a lot of the dusty trimmings and transparent battle system. If you want to get into into the new stat rebuilding features and grind out tons of easy battles to prep for high-level online multiplayer, it’s never been easier to do so. But for all else, the game’s excellent visuals belie the frustratingly old-fashioned design. RPG folk can find better times on their 3DS.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are really two categories of RPG's, the great ones, and the less than favorable ones. Jeanne d'Arc manages to get in the top category, which just shows that Sony really pushed this game to become great, and they succeed in doing that.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! is a surprising source for a number of in-depth questions regarding ethnic art and internet influence, but it’s also one of the finest games available for the PlayStation Vita.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the day and age where every other game is a first person shooter, Heavy Rain comes to us with a fresh and original experience that is really unlike any other game on the market today. It is not perfect but its originality to me makes it a must have for any Playstation 3 owner.

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