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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No matter if you want to play by yourself or with a friend, there is a lot to like with PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate’s smartly designed environment puzzles and infusion of dynamic fluids that offer a refreshing experience on this take of a shooter meets puzzler.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Endless Legend offers one of the more refreshing entries in the genre, and it will destroy your sense of time and disrupt your sleeping pattern. This should be a sign to anyone that Endless Legend is not only a successful turn-based strategy title, but also a great game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But for those prepared to deal with the learning curve, micromanagement and single-player focus – and especially for anyone who loves the tabletop game – Armada is well worth your time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Last Light has the mechanics of a great shooter that is built alongside a brilliant atmospheric and refreshing world that anyone who is fed up with shooters being the same would do well to give it a shot.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are willing to let the issue of controls pass, then you will be presented with one exciting and beautiful piece of gaming history, and one of Sega's crown jewels from the Dreamcast era. Fans who want to play Jet Set Radio again will have no problem with this HD release – unless you were expecting a remake. For people who have never played it and want to know what the fuss is about, you might not fully appreciate why this game was so damn cool back in 2000, but at least you get to listen to the brilliant music and take in all the pleasant visuals. That still leaves you with a win-win situation in my book.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Football Manager, regardless of the year that follows its title, or the platform you play it on, is all about believing you can do better than that supposed idiot that is running your club in real life. Unless SI Games screw up spectacularly, they are not going to ruin that appeal, and they’ve kept things well on track with this release.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, probably the best remark I can make about the game is that it is one of more accessible available from the selection of EA Sports branded titles, and as a result of this, it’s probably one of the most fun to play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But unless you are serious about golf, or videogame golf at least, then you may find it frustrating.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if it takes ideas from other games, it mashes them together to make a complete game that plays well and does its inspirations proud. Darksiders is a nice surprise that is well worth 15+ hours of your life to complete it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dirt: Showdown is a different kind of Dirt. It's a more raw and dirty Dirt that takes itself less seriously, but allows for people to have much more fun with its stress-free handling, arcade style gameplay and joyous destruction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Codemasters still brings that balance of simulation and arcade racing with great graphics, quality sound and solid gameplay, but what stops GRID 2 from being this generation’s swansong racing game is its sheer lack of any real new ideas that made the first GRID such a cutting-edge racer for its time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For £6.99 you’re getting a worthwhile package and there’s a demo for you to see if it’s the right game for you. For most it will be an engaging and addicting, if somewhat rage-inducing later on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Teleglitch is a unique combination of a number of different, but common, gameplay features that mash-up into a great game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rocket Riot is a great little game, one of the best I’ve played on Xbox Live Arcade in quite a while. There’s something about it that almost makes you feel like you’ve played it before, and several elements are reminiscent of other games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All of this amusement with words is priced at a smashing 400 Microsoft Points, a bargain when there has been a noticeable increase of prices recently on XBLA. It's quite hard not to recommend the title, and I can only see people who really loathe games that require a good use of vocabulary hating it. For everyone else, this gaming dictionary is worth your time and you might even learn a few new words during your play – who says learning can't be fun?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord is a great game, especially for those looking for a platformer to challenge their reflexes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the genre have likely already found this game on Steam, so will know how enjoyable and well-crafted Crimzon Clover World Ignition is. As for others, all you should know is that Crimzon Clover World Ignition is a quality shoot ‘em up with easy to learn mechanics that is worth the asking price of admission to learn the basics of the genre and grow with its workings to become a bullet hell master.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a game that has successfully changed my opinions on American Football, and could do the same for you.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 13 is a great game of football. It is also a shining example of a series that could really use a new console to help freshen up the franchise which is starting to feel in need of a pick me up. If you're a die hard Madden fan it probably doesn't matter what I say you have already bought your copy. However for those on the fence I would say this is a great version to jump back into as it has a ton of content, great commentary, and even better action on the field.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst is a great anime licensed game that gives anyone exclusive to the PC a chance to finally jump into the colourful world of Naruto.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn’t one to be missed if you in the market for a challenging puzzler.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Immersion is one of Dead Space’s top specialities and the sound follows suit. Exploring the Ishimura is a pleasure to the ears in a sort of freaky way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The reboot is a complete success. I enjoyed every second of the single-player campaign, from the huge sequences to the little moments that are integrated perfectly with the gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, it would be nice to have more throws, more submissions, more customization and such, but hell; they need SOMETHING to add to the next one. For those of you who are UFC/MMA fans, this is an essential purchase, no questions asked.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, MVC Origins comes the closest I've seen yet to recreating that arcade feeling you know and love. After playing these games, don't be surprised if you start demanding your opponent's quarters because of how badly you just beat him. There might be other games that copy the speed-based fighter formula, but few have ever and may ever copy this great blend of characters, enjoyment, and playability.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking to invest in a current generation hunting game that offers fast, fluid combat and amazing monster designs, then Toukiden: Kiwami is a great recommendation for existing fans or newcomers to the genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The reality of the situation is that if you want a fully featured and licensed affair, there will be those of you that will just go with the new FIFA offering, and that’s fine I guess. But there are those who like a purer experience, and it’s undeniable that Pro Evolution Soccer has that.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If more time was spent to slowly explain its gameplay, or better yet simplify it so that it doesn’t conflict with players who want to experience the story, it would have proved a much stronger recommendation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the gameplay additions for this year merit a purchase (yes, even if you own last year's version), I truly hope the DLC model for this game doesn't become standard in sports titles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Project CARS: Game of the Year Edition is a great package packed with everything one needs for a thrilling and demanding racing experience, being the perfect jump in point for newcomers to get everything available from the get go.