DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,854 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 Fight Night Champion
Lowest review score: 20 Grimind
Score distribution:
1,854 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Split/Second is one of those games that has a really solid concept and runs with it from start to finish. What ends up happening with this game though is that it looses that initial flare and ends up fizzling into a pretty standard arcade racing title.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just an average stealth game on the PS2. It suffers from frame rate problems and just doesn't offer as much as we all would have hoped.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Really one of those games that can be compared to a roller coaster in many ways. It has a lot of upsides and a lot of downsides, but in the end it just depends on whether you like roller coasters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    March comes early on the 360 with EA's first efforts on the console. It has some nice touches and gameplay tweaks, but nothing too impressive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The price tag is a bit of a bummer, but there is no way to get this experience cheaper, because there is no other game like it. If you are interested, but not sure if you are going to like it, then there is a good demo on the website that is representative of what is in the game. It is worth a look.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deponia is an adventure game for people who like adventure games. It's not going to convert any admirers out of detractors but it is a solid game that any fan of the genre will most likely enjoy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like Bomberman, there is no reason not to check this game out, it's a perfect weekend rental.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Defence Technica in its current state is by no means perfect, so it’s very encouraging to see the developers actively listening to feedback from their audience. Working with players has enabled them to patch the game on the fly, rebalancing to make it more appealing to a casual audience, but also ensuring hardcore fans are still tested.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed Revelations will satisfy those who are looking for more of the same but if you're expecting some major innovations, prepare to be disappointed. Revelations isn't a bad game, but the experience no longer feels fresh.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Namco debuts their flagship racer on the 360, wowing everyone with the fast arcade style racing it is famous for, except for a lag-plagued online play.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you need a good excuse to kill a weekend and you are in the mood for some mindless entertainment with a friend (or solo, if you want), then Blue Estate is worth checking out.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a load of quirky characters, great comedy value (I seriously laughed my chops off at the awesome dialogues and amazing voice acting) and original game ideas, Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark could’ve been an easy 5-star entry, but I’m afraid the developers did not fully take advantage of all they could offer us, to the point of insulting my craving for challenge, instead giving me unwanted repetition for the sake of extending the game’s duration.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Painkiller Hell and Damnation is just as fun as the original game if not a bit quaint.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The driving in Test Drive: Eve of Destruction is one that I think had the potential to be great but with the lack of fine tuning ended up just being average.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PlanetSide 2 is a hard game to sum up. It's a beautiful, solidly built shooter that presents large-scale conflict like nobody else in the business. The rest of the game's enjoyment, however, is entirely up to you. If you can dedicate the time to learning the systems, decoding the cumbersome UI, and finding a group of people that you like playing with, PlanetSide 2 will be a blast.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Once you get the unlocks, the game is pretty fun for a few hours a day, at most, but doesn’t really hold up to longer sessions. The leaderboards could use some work, and I hope that they continue to peck away at them, but Race the Sun is a fine runner with some decent hooks and unique modes that can give you some good fun if you stick with it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the FPS genre and WWII setting being done to death on the Xbox, Activision's new shooter offers some variety in the gameplay, but falls short due to its sloppy shooting mechanics.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Whispered World isn’t for everyone but fans of the genre may find a nostalgic treat in Sadwicks’ lengthy journey.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Love 'em or hate 'em, snipers are modern combat's ninjas. Sniping your way through one whole game might be fun, if you can stand the slow pace.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The MK franchise signs off with somewhat of a whimper, albeit boosting the largest character list and few enhanced features here and there.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sequel improves upon the original with a more engaging plot and tighter combat, but lacks that extra touch to really deliver on all fronts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those expecting a full-on console version on the handheld will be disappointed, as EA serves a stripped-down game plagued with needlessly frustrating controls.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a few flaws, Xenoverse proves to be a solid entry and a much needed step in the right direction of a franchise that desperately needed it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This however is still a very good Tony Hawk game and if you enjoy a bit more arcade flair to your skateboarding adventure then this is a title you should check out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The re-telling of the Tale of Genji improvises on the novel with fast-paced action, hard-hitting combos and deep storyline. Pity it doesn't last that long.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You'd be excused for taking this as a Dynasty Warriors clone, but Capcom's free-form fighter provides a solid controls and decent if unspectacular gaming experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tecmo produces a light-hearted and quirky action platformer that charms us with its simple but highly strategic combat and adorable characters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The horror sequel continues the story in a much larger setting. Still retains the dark outlook of the original, but doesn't add much to the gameplay.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch doesn’t always play to its strengths – mechanically or conceptually – but it’s still an enjoyable and unusual game whose charms ultimately won me over.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For an adventure game, Ether One does some pretty interesting things that allow it to break free from the genre’s mold.