DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,689 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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Ravensword: Shadowlands
Score distribution:
1,689 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Sims has become a huge franchise seemingly overnight, but this simplified PSP port is let down by clunky controls and bare features.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A revitalized Frogger would have been awesome on the PSP, but failure to introduce variety to the gameplay dooms this one to mediocrity.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Setting traps and luring your enemies to their doom is a brilliant idea, but Tecmo doesn't build on that with more gameplay variety.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sequel continues where the hit movie left off, but the action is constantly marred by repetitive gameplay and surprisingly uninspired visuals.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A similar mould as the quirky Feel the Magic, get ready for a fairly confusing plot involving a slew of mini-games, most of which aren't that exciting at all.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Midway ports their treasured arcade title to the PSP, but renders it almost unplayable due to the wrong display option and unbelievably long loading times.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bond is back, and this time on the PSP. While it's great to play Connery on the handheld, it misses some of the memorable elements from its console counterpart.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The quirky roll-a-monkey game debuts on the DS, which should provide hours of clean fun for gamers of all ages, if you can get past the frustrating controls.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Can't get enough of those mobile suits? Bandai releases a turn-based RPG with an engaging plot, but let down by run-of-the-mill gameplay.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Koei's less hectic hack and slasher brings PS2-standard gameplay to the small screens to the PSP, but hampered by the inadequate camera and drab graphics.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Relive those classic WWII naval battles with this sim, which provides overwhelming customization options with a dash of RTS and RPG elements.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Apart from the name, this is not a pet simulator, but rather a collection of quirky minigames. It's fun for a while, but lacks variety and depth to take it further.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a return to the glorious Three Kingdom era again, and the second try at the Empire spin-off. The gameplay remains intact, but the strategy and modes also remain paper-thin.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Koei's previously PS2-exclusive strategic brawler makes the jump onto the 360, but sadly doesn't feature any significant next-gen enhancements for the series.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SCEE London brings the whole Getaway British gangster feel to the handheld, with unfortunately the same dull plot and uneventful gameplay.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If DDR started the whole music genre, this one made karaoke enjoyable! Cool mic and EyeToy integration translates into hours of good, clean fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This high-octane actioner perfectly showcases the 360's graphical power, but is sadly hampered by its lack of depth and repetitive missions.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Neat ability to create monsters from discs, but repetitive gameplay will please only its hardcore fans.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sega tries to breathe new life into the stale Sonic franchise with this racer, but sadly forgot to rev up the overly simplistic gameplay and slim selection of modes and characters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Turok is one of those games that has the potential of greatness on the Playstation 3. However even with the potential, you have to capitalize on it, and this is not a game that does that.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Activision's blockbuster shooter gets on the Wii, and uses the console's controls for more precision. Pity it doesn't have anything else.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It never completely captures the intensity or fun of previous Starfox titles and the strategy elements don’t offer enough depth to completely make up for it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nintendo transitions the classic SNES hit Excitebike to the Wii, but lets us down with overly simplistic, shallow gameplay and barely decent graphics.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Far from revolutionizing the genre, it falls victim to the same fault of "Dynasty Warriors" - repetitive gameplay.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    EA extends their NBA franchise for the next-gen 360, but sadly fails to refine the whole formula, resulting in an uneven and unpolished game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sometimes you have too much of a focus on one area of a game that the rest seems to fall by the way side, and thus is the case here.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is just a game that was set to have high expectations and unfortunately was unable to capitalize on these high hopes and came out with a pretty down the middle experience.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Witch certainly has bags of style, but is let down by brain-dead AI and short gametime.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It really is a shame to see this once powerhouse FPS struggle the way it does on the PS3.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Having introduced the revolutionary story-driven basketball title last year, Sony unfortunately takes a few steps back with an unpolished gameplay and severely dated visuals for its sequel.