DarkZero's Scores

  • Games
For 1,384 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 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Halo 5: Guardians
Lowest review score: 10 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5
Score distribution:
1384 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Well, call me utterly surprised. Spec Ops: The Line showed me that it's more than just a generic shooter. Backing up the solid, if somewhat familiar, gameplay is a fantastic and smart story experience that no other shooter has done for some time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat arrives on current generation, bringing a refined and gory battle system with additional depth with the implementation of character variations, refreshing and cool new characters, another solid story and plenty of content, but the best improvement is the smoother fighting engine with better animations that no longer look awkwardly wooden.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But unless you are serious about golf, or videogame golf at least, then you may find it frustrating.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Between the two Ys games released on Steam this year, I feel that Ys Origin is just that bit better than Ys: The Oath in Felghana. Both are great titles, but Origin builds on the formula with a solid, constructed experience from start to finish that never gets stale, great pacing, multiple and distinctive characters and a fast, in your face combat system. For £12.99 on Steam, you seriously cannot go wrong with checking out this top action RPG.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, this is a game that is simplistic in concept but catered heavily toward fans of the series. Yet unlike Theatrhythm’s serviceable-yet-sterile insert of characters and compositions, Dancing All Night goes the extra mile to ensure that Persona 4’s beloved cast bring their A-game to this endearing love letter in addition to its plethora of toe-tapping remixes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its shortcomings, MadWorld still deserves heaps of praise for the things it does right. Its mix of visceral but strategic combat with stunning visuals, memorable characters and some genuine laugh-out-loud moments easily earns its place on anybody’s shelf.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BG&E HD is an easy game to recommend, regardless of whether or not you played the original release. It's not quite as mind-blowing as it was back in the day – looking back, a lot of good games surfaced in 2003, but originality wasn't too high on the agenda – yet it remains entirely enjoyable and charming throughout, bar a few irritating hovercraft sections.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I recommend this game to anyone who loves a good comedy and has a little patience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A highly polished and entertaining game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, despite some of the problems you will encounter, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more polished and enjoyable football game than Madden 25.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Affordable Space Adventures is a unique experience that you can only find on the Wii U, and it utilizes the system in a thoughtful and creative way. It’s great to see what small developers are doing with the system, and I hope that more games like this come out in the future.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gripping story, a dark, gritty comic book look, good voice over work and Telltale's understanding of the atmosphere and tone of The Walking Dead makes this a great package, and I'm excited to see what's in store for coming episodes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the issues Madden NFL 10 has, the bottom line is the gameplay is as tight as it has ever been, with the new tweaks adding to an already accurate American Football experience. A few niggles here and there prevent this from being an essential crossover sports title, so for now, Madden NFL 10 will satisfy the current fanbase rather than appeal to a new one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a game that has successfully changed my opinions on American Football, and could do the same for you.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Either way, JRPG fans should pick up Tales of Graces F and relish in its throwback to great times when the genre was alive and kicking.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In short words, if you like indie games and the puzzle genre, Q.U.B.E. is something that you should get, especially if you liked Portal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has brought its short, but sweet, experience to the PC in this brilliant port.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There isn’t a great deal of variety in the environments as they all tend to stick to the same techno-theatre setting, but there’s plenty of fun to be had with BattleBlock Theatre especially when playing with a friend.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lichtspeer is by no means a masterpiece. It won’t change the face of gaming or be crowned Game of the Year 2016 but it is that perfect little game that sometimes you just need. It puts fun above all else and I loved it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Evil Within is a dark and grim place that completely succeeds in bringing its hellish world to your TV screen with squeamish sound effects to boot.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is more of the same, with some slight refinements, which would be an issue if the game was not so fun and addicting as it is.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If I was going to compare, Rebel Galaxy is this genres Burnout going up against the “Elite” behemoth that is Gran Turismo.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hide and Shriek is a fun game, but can get repetitive after a while. The game needs more levels to hold the players attention longer, but playing against random people can actually make it a little more interesting, as each one tends to play a little different.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quick fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an online game to the core, built for the long-term enjoyment of millions of fans looking to keep one game in their console for months to come. In that respect, Battlefield 3 is a resounding success, it's just a shame that it didn't deliver where I hoped it would.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a game for those interested in history being depicted in an interactive format and it succeeds in providing that information but it also succeeds in providing a look into another person’s culture. There is not many games that attempt to do this and do it with the touches of compassion that are clear in the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, Trails of Cold Steel is a game made for specific fans of the JRPG genre, but it also succeeds in nailing down all of its tropes and mechanics, rather than try to appeal to everyone with a bunch of pieces that don’t fit cohesively. Its emphasis on character development and skill trees prove that it has placed its priorities in the right areas, rather than blow its budget on visuals or other superfluous aspects. What it lacks in innovation, it more than makes up for in polish, and the result is bound to leave many fans hungry for the next two installments in the trilogy regardless of whether they play through the main story or follow every side character’s journey to completion.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Daytona USA is no doubt a lot of fun for an arcade racing game.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    How am I supposed to warn people who choose to play that they may end up with a urge to smash their controller with a sledgehammer due to the intense anger this game may cause? And crucially, how am I supposed to tell them that it is all truly worth it in the end? I really do not know!

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