DarkZero's Scores

  • Games
For 1,280 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 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Dark Souls
Lowest review score: 10 CID The Dummy
Score distribution:
1280 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone who enjoyed Mortal Kombat 9 is going to enjoy this game, and fans of DC Comics will also like the great representation of heroes and villains. It is a shame that the fatalities that made Mortal Kombat so popular aren’t here, but I think that was one of the problems with Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe. You can’t really show Superman ripping off Batman’s head, so leaving half-arsed fatality attempts out of the game is probably a good thing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This year's game might not be as accessible as it once was, but that is a sacrifice Konami was willing to make, and it paid off well in the end, improving where it matters most – the gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SSX
    There's nothing out there on the videogame market today featuring snowboards that comes close to the compelling and joyous fun that SSX provides.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a great reboot/re-release. Maybe one of the best, but with a new story that doesn’t focus on our heroes and the solidifying of their bond as partners I’m sure that newcomers to the series will only be staying for the fantastic gameplay, but quickly forgetting about the franchise once they put it down.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The series has previously brought meaningful and well thought out advancements to improve the game, but this year the impact on the game comes across less aspiring and more awkward, as the company strives to make the most complete management experience a player can have, even if this means bringing along some of the boring parts of the job as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for an arcade game and fancy blasting stuff in gorgeous spectacular fashion, Sine Mora is something you should check out. It doesn't matter how proficient you are with the genre, as the game will teach you the ways of a shoot-em-up. If you are already knowledgeable about the genre, then ramp up the difficulty and see if you can get yourself through its meaty challenge.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All that matters in the end is that this game works flawlessly on the hardware and is an exceptional port of a great game that Vita owners get to play. While this won’t break the shackles of the Vita being a port machine, it does mean it just got that bit better at being a portable home console.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In summation, although it makes no artistic statement and conveys little in terms of story, Destiny is still one of the most fun and addictive games I’ve played this year, and I would recommending it to anyone sitting on the fence about it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though it was a little shorter than I had hoped for, Ratchet & Clank: Nexus is still much longer than Quest for Booty and ties up the story of our heroes (and Quark) nicely. For now at least.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be somewhat lacking in old-school racing challenges, and can prove daunting for newbie racers, but the sheer volume of content far overshadows the game’s faults. Until Gran Turismo 5 arrives to challenge the crown, Dirt 2 stands as king of the racing mountain on the PS3.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’ve been after a skill-based smartphone game with a phoned-in vaporwave aesthetic and a healthy serving of new age mumbo-jumbo, Namaste Space Buffalo is the game you’ve been waiting for. And, to my surprise, that’s exactly what I was waiting for.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minor gripes aside, Sayonara Umihara Kawase + is a refreshingly retro platformer at a budget price that even includes the SNES original as a bonus, no doubt further acknowledging the newfound recognition for the series from its Game Center CX appearance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Because no matter how many ways in which our beloved hobby may change over the next couple of years, smashing up hundreds of massive robots will always be fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is for all of you gamers and journalists who have found the series “dull”, “repetitive” or even “boring” in the past.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Point Lookout is the most interesting of the Fallout 3 DLC so far. While there’s obvious little change in the general game mechanic, and combat is as it has been throughout, it’s the immersion within the newly created setting that sets Point Lookout aside from the rest of the available expansions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1943 sets a high standard for the quality of downloadable games, and at only a tenner is an almost essential purchase for any online FPS fan.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a celebration of a genre, and one done with such style, such detail and such incredible imagination that it’s difficult not to love it. Brutal Legend won’t appeal to everyone, but to those it does, it’s sure to hold a very special place in their blackened hearts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Priske and his team have designed a collection of intelligent and challenging puzzles with a soft, distinctive visual style and amazing sound work to back it up, which makes for a great experience. It’s sure to cause some brain hurt, but if people don’t mind challenge, then I am sure those puzzle lovers will absolutely enjoy what is in this little bundle of devilish fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not feature a class based objective system like "Quake Wars," but it’s sure a damn better multiplayer experience than that port.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a fantastic price of £3.99, fans should not hesitate picking up The Walking Dead: 400 Days. It might move at lightning speed, and we might not get the most out of these new characters, but the sense of drama coming from these short stories makes for a tantalising time.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fable 2 would be a superbly accessible entry-point into action RPG’s for any casual gamer, but more experienced players may feel let down by the concessions to simplicity that have been made.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In many ways, yes this is a definitive improvement over previous Burnout games, the online mode is fantastic and the open world environment has many perks that reward players who make the effort to learn its small nuances. The game is let down by the lack of a proper Crash modem, the irritating sat nav and the lack of a retry button.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Haters will forever hate the series, and this game doesn’t do anything to change that, as it’s after its fans, and for those fans, you’re going to love Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition, as it jammed with hours upon hours of content that once again improves on the series’ formula and pushes it towards its prime.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one horror game that’s worth the play in any month: just remember to shut those lights off and keep the flash on.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s goodbye to Irrational Games, but at least the studio got the chance to finish off the series with a standing ovation, a satisfying conclusion that will help fans remember it for years to come.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless, Heavy Rain is a fascinating project. It takes away much of the control featured in traditional videogames, yet is no less engaging because of it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans will be happy that Phoenix Wright was able to localize it – it really would have been a massive injustice if this game never saw the light of day outside of Japan, as Dual Destinies is up there with the best entries in the franchise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst the ending is a disappointment, the game gets so many things right it is all too easy to succumb to its charms.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all it's another winner from the guys at Sega. Enough has been added to make it worth buying, while not messing with the perfection that made it a hit in the arcades over a decade ago. If you want to play tennis on your console it doesn't get any better than this.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, it was the gameplay that made last year’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown a standout title and that remains intact, but XCOM: Enemy Within is the dessert package to go with the main course you just ate, adding that sweet delight on top of an already pleasing and tasty meal.