DarkZero's Scores

  • Games
For 1,322 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 CID The Dummy
Score distribution:
1322 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands, Waveform has an excitement curve as bendy as its core gameplay conceit. A wholly unique experience with brilliant mechanics at the centre, its only misstep is its overreach preventing it from shining as bright as it could have.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may be a fixed narrative with little alterations, but it’s still an interesting narrative, but should that fail at any point than this entire castle built by Telltale may collapse.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga offers a good look into the world Stoic has created for this three-part adventure. It’s a depressing, but beautiful tale of survival against all odds, one that creates a developed plot and theme without degrading the characters or world to appear mature.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boing! Docomodake is a difficult game to gauge. At times it can be painfully frustrating - with some puzzles requiring a complete level-restart if failed initially – and it’s criminal just how short it is. But on the contrary, Boing! is filled with intuitive puzzles, a genuinely creative control scheme, and some truly amusing moments.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate allows newcomers to see the start of the improvements to the Warriors series, which at one point was suffering from its own lack of ambition, and turn itself into a worthwhile hack and slash addict’s wet dream.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It won't be remembered for breaking any moulds in the first person shooter genre and probably won't spark up everyone's enthusiasm since it's not as good as Modern Warfare 2. Instead Medal of Honor should be looked at as an alternative to the hyperactive Call of Duty series and be played by people who want to have a more reasonable interpretation of a military experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It falters in just enough places to make you think before you hand over your money.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The overall experience may be familiar, but hasn’t grown tiresome yet to affect its scare-factor. Grab some headphones, turn off the lights, and try not to wake up anyone living in the same household with your screams of terror.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s a lot to like, and equally as much to dislike.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The thing is that when everything does work, Brink is a fantastic fun online shooter, with just enough stolen ideas all rolled into one package that it ends up feeling very unique.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, this is a good attempt at blending genres together to give a satisfyingly challenging RPG.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Of course, it won’t make cooking any more entertaining if you already find it a bit of a chore, but if you just want to be entertained you could also sit back a look at Gordon Ramsey curse his way through an episode of The F Word.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In truth, not much of the core gameplay has changed, and it is still a GT game, albeit one that even more perfectly recreates what it’s like to get behind a wheel dream cars. In the same vein, all the vehicles on show have even more personality than ever before.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, it’s the writing which defines these Telltale adaptations, and Game of Thrones is no exception. In fact, it’s thanks to the original source material’s penchant for sudden and shocking character deaths and betrayals that this game has potential to keep players glued for each subsequent episode.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    With a focus on story, Adam Wolfe is branching out for a new audience, maybe those that are interesting in games with a big focus on story, such as Telltale Games’ latest titles, and while its presentation is different to those games, Adam Wolfe has the looks, a somewhat cliche, but intriguing story that keeps things moving to make for a decent mixture of adventure and hidden puzzle solving that might be enough for it to branch out from the genre’s main audience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spelunker HD has all the elements of a decent throwback renewed with high definition graphics.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In spite of it not being quite original, it’s an enjoyable effort all the same.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not a fantastic JRPG, but as titles go, it’s a concrete, entertaining video game with a group of Moe girls full of charm and silly banter.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be a must-have remaster such as other PS4 re-releases, but fans of the Vita version and especially newcomers should have no issue double-dipping on this latest port.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're one of the many who've grown tired of spikey blonde protagonists and thirty hour corridors, then maybe it's time you let Nier convince you that there is room for change.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, there is enough charm on show in Spoiler Alert to make it a fun game to play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best part of this adventure is the characters, with Ceville, Ambrosius, the undead pirate and the lisping demon all possessing the potential for further development. I would welcome them back in a slightly more humourus and random comedic sequel.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    World of Final Fantasy is an incredibly charming and love-filled traditional RPG that will give fans of the series a fuzzy feeling inside until the next big entry in the franchise arrives.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This title is solely aimed at the strategy crowd and does not pull punches for people who don’t put in the time to learn how this game works.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s actually quite good in multiplayer and if you enjoy setting records then the same can be said for the competition side of it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    History will best remember Red Alert 3 as being a good multiplayer RTS. At worst it’s an embarrassing parody of the 1996 classic. For a game whose ancestor was the original Red Alert, many will feel underwhelmed by the overall package, but you can’t argue against the well-proven mutliplayer gameplay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I enjoyed my time with Cradle, but I dare say many will not. Its detailed, although imprecise storytelling gives many of its suitors reasons to dislike it, to not understand it, and at worst give up on it. Regardless, I believe there is something quite special at work here.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Story Mode – Episode 2 ups the action and engages with its characters, making for a short but enjoyable hour; however, Telltale still struggles to give the player meaningful choices, balance tone, and create a unique story – though they’re well on their way.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is definitely something to like with Guardians of Middle-Earth and Monolith has done a good job breaking down the key points of MOBA and bringing it to consoles with its own controls.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game manages to do this throwback to Chrono Trigger with care, while throwing in a few new ideas of its own, even if some don’t work in its favour.