DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,808 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 DmC: Devil May Cry
Lowest review score: 20 Citadels
Score distribution:
1,808 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a deep, engaging and fun game that fans of the series and RPG followers will love at first glance, even though not every player will enjoy it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    L.A. Noire is not a game for everyone. For those expecting a GTA style experience then you may be disappointed with the outcome. However if your open to a new experience then this is one game that you shouldn't miss.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    L.A. Noire is not a game for everyone. For those expecting a GTA style experience then you may be disappointed with the outcome. However if your open to a new experience then this is one game that you shouldn't miss.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Go pick it up and give it a try, you’re bound to find something unique.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The navigation, the combat, the dungeons, the characters, and the peril you must face as that young elf boy in green are all fantastic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A great refreshing change in pace from your other run of the mill rpgs. It truly is a classic one of the best I strongly urge anyone who doesn't mind less than stellar game play graphics to go out and find a copy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a game I enjoyed immensely. It controls and plays better than Assassin’s Creed III and its hard not to enjoy causing all sorts of mayhem on land and sea.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can't express in words to do the game justice how large and well drawn out these cities are.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If there is one game for the Playstation 3 this year that I would say is a "must buy" Uncharted 2 is that game, it truly is one of the best games in years and could very well be the best Playstation 3 game of 2009.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead Episode 2 is a perfect, three-hour nugget of story-driven adventure gaming. The immediacy of the gameplay and writing make it easy to boot up the game and instantly become engrossed in a world where nothing is sacred, and anything can happen at any moment. No tutorials needed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To reiterate, no one takes advantage of Nintendo's hardware like they do themselves. It establishes a new direction for combat, and even justifies motion controls - something that's been a long time coming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the game that should have come out two years ago, and while it’s sad that we didn’t have it then, it’s great to enjoy right now.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Telltale puts it’s own spin on things but fans will appreciate their faithfulness to the source material.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The controls are tight, the levels are fun to look at, and the music will have you sucked into the Runner world in no time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rarely do I laugh my way through an entire game but even in the intense action scenes Blood Dragon is still throwing humor out every which way.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The whole Wild West has been a huge missed opportunity for the video game industry, until now where we finally have a game that has put the Wild West back on the map.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Wolfenstein 3D changed how we looked at first person games in 1992 and The New Order, while not as big of a step, may be just as important of one for the future of the genre.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you own GTAIV for the Xbox 360 you would be crazy not to go on Xbox Live and buy this game.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Last of Us is a masterful tale of two individuals who are both authentic and flawed. It creates one of the most memorable video game experiences I have ever played and I believe its the best game to come out in the last ten years.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gone Home tells a story unlike any other game in recent memory, and yet it does so in a way that only a video game can. The masterfully executed environmental storytelling guarantees that each player will walk away from Gone Home with a different experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If the idea of pitting two incredibly strong universes of characters together in an ultimate battle doesn't excite you then the promise of fast paced action gameplay and stunning visuals should draw you in. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is perfectly represented on the Vita and having a portable fighter is always good to have because it is something you can easily drop in and drop out of. With great online and a stellar arcade mode at your fingertips (almost literally) UMVC3 is a game well worth the money for any Vita owner.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s great fun, a hell of a time, and an excellent way to hold on to a true classic of the arcade circuit.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There has been such precise and accurate detail placed on this game that it would be near impossible to point out any faults.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you held out this long to play Grand Theft Auto V, wait no longer. I wouldn’t call this a “definitive” version, but it is damn near close.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a remarkable game, and there isn’t a Vita owner in the world that should pass it by. It’s a sublime experience and, especially at its budget retail price, is dense with gameplay mechanics that involve you as the player directly into Tearaway’s loveable little dimension.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D World is both gorgeous and about as enjoyable as a video game can be. There is an immense amount of depth that kept me coming back for more, time and time again. This is the rare type of game that I believe ten years down the road we will be coming back and playing again and again. It’s that good.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like the previous episodes, the game continues to be a rollercoaster of emotions offering laughs, tender sweetness, and tragedy with little warning.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A great story, genuine humor and excellent combat, Persona 4 Golden is the complete package. There is no reason why this game shouldn't be part of your Vita's library.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game goes where no Xbox Live enabled game has gone before.