DarkZero's Scores

  • Games
For 1,356 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 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
Lowest review score: 10 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5
Score distribution:
1356 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The budget price and quaint visual style makes Cogs as addictive and satisfying as the old-school toys it references. It'll certainly last longer than a ball-in-a-cup.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Seasons After Fall gets top marks for its pretty painted canvas visuals that are, sadly, the main attraction of the game. It’s a dazzling world that sparkles with beauty, but that isn’t enough to cover its bothersome issues. Seasons After Fall’s simplistic and easy-to-solve puzzle design mixed with the lack of impending doom offers an experience that is relaxing, an almost perfect fit with the visuals, but pacing issues, overuse of backtracking and obtuse directions turn a beautiful game a little sour, spoiling what could have been a brilliant experience from beginning to end.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zombie Vikings is most definitely one of the best indie games I’ve played through 2015, and I would highly recommend it. It’s a vast improvement on what was a similar-looking yet exemplary game in it’s own right, and it makes me excited for what Zoink have in stall in the future.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, a few technical shortcomings keeps Akiba’s Trip from reaching true greatness, but not from becoming a very recommended title.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Confounding puzzles aside, “Fright of the Bumblebees” functions nicely as an adventure game for just about any audience or age group. The humor is varied, the gameplay is accessible, and the challenge is substantial without being frustrating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are in to the clubbing scene at all, or have any aspirations towards being a DJ you’ll definitely find this game worth picking up.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NES Remix 2 is a better attempt at doing bite size challenges of NES games by expanding the quality of the games included.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Armored Core V's enjoyment comes from being able to play the game online. If you have no online capabilities on your system of choice, it's quite hard to recommend playing the game solo.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, SOMA does not quite share the scare factor of Amnesia, but it does exceed it from a storytelling standpoint, as well as nailing that same attention to detail that creates a tense atmosphere filled with both beauty and horror. A definite purchase for the Halloween season.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Hyperdevotion Noire is a spinoff that breaks from the gameplay norms of its predecessors, but not its overall sentiment: if you can stomach (or even embrace) the pandering amounts of moe and shower scenes, you will be treated to a fun and addicting RPG that does service to several tried-and-true gameplay mechanics while poking fun at several well-known franchises.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    People who don’t care for graphics will find a game that’s quite fun and somewhat unique in its multiplayer shenanigans. The classes are more complex and objective focus driven then any of the other multiplayer shooters out there.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What it ultimately comes down to is this: Although it suffers from some of Phoenix Online Studios’ usual technical issues, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition is a perfectly valid way to experience one of the best point & click adventure games of the 90s.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite being arguably less than what it could (and should) have been, Arrival probably is just about worth your money. In fact, playing it got me started on another run through both games, so it's done something right. It's testament to a game's strength that even a relatively lacking bit of DLC can have you going balls deep back into its world in the pursuit of alien booty. Not every game could do it, but not every game is Mass Effect.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite being arguably less than what it could (and should) have been, Arrival probably is just about worth your money. In fact, playing it got me started on another run through both games, so it's done something right. It's testament to a game's strength that even a relatively lacking bit of DLC can have you going balls deep back into its world in the pursuit of alien booty. Not every game could do it, but not every game is Mass Effect.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Existing fans might be wishing for more content or a cheaper price because while the add-ons are a welcomed inclusion, they might not feel like they are worth a full release. For newcomers, this is a very worthwhile package, so if you enjoy a fighting game that is easy to get into, thanks to the rock-paper-scissors mechanics and counter system, then Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is the best place to start with the franchise.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite being arguably less than what it could (and should) have been, Arrival probably is just about worth your money. In fact, playing it got me started on another run through both games, so it's done something right. It's testament to a game's strength that even a relatively lacking bit of DLC can have you going balls deep back into its world in the pursuit of alien booty. Not every game could do it, but not every game is Mass Effect.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are parts of Remember Me that are likeable – smart, even – and sit teetering on the brink of potential greatness. It helps that it’s backed up with an attractive location and strong atmosphere, which saddens me more that one of its core features – the combat – is not engaging enough to transfer the game into greatness. Mix that up with linearity and its simple climbing sections, and Remember Me is prevented from being anything more than a decent title that will most likely be forgotten by most and remembered by so few.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strikeforce is a step in the right direction for the franchise. It’s the much needed change that the series was crying out for. It’s just shame the console version is a port of the PSP game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So despite its short-comings, Toy Story 3 is a remarkably solid licensed game. It's not going to blow any brains or break boundaries, instead it's going to give kids and even grown ups, certainly Pixar fans, a solid and cheerful experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In contrast to last year’s effort, none of the game’s high points are as memorable, and in addition, quite few gunfights start to border on routine as you get further into the game. For that reason, combined with the selection of other erratic blemishes named above, World at War is a notably less appealing game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    City Conquest is a good, solid game, taking the traditional tower defence and RTS genres and creating a hybrid of sorts.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Hyrule Warriors, despite its flaws, is a very addictive game and is most certainly worth playing extensively.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In conclusion, Just Dance 4 is a good game which utilises the Kinect in an impressive manner.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Woolly World is still a great game that is happy to welcome gamers of all skill levels into its cushy embrace. It is one of a few select titles that is easy to get lost in, and is good for what ails you if you’ve had a troubling day.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tera sure makes promise on the "true action combat" that it so advertises, but that change alone to the MMORPG formula isn't enough to flip the genre on its head, especially when you've forgotten about other aspects of it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So yes. Code Veronica X still does the job. For fifteen pounds though? Hmmm. Unsure. If you're loopy about all things Resident Evil and have some xbox points sitting about then knock yourself out.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In summation, Citizens of Earth is a pretty enjoyable game, but it’s far too short for me to be able to call it a classic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While this isn’t a classic like Donkey Kong Country Returns or Rayman Legends, there is a lot to like with your short time with Tembo The Badass Elephant, and it goes to show that Game Freak are more than just “that Pokémon company.”
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a game by itself it kind of feels empty and soulless. Get a mate to join with you and that is forgotten as the fun level rises considerably. It’s not a bad game in single player, but you feel as if it really was meant for humans and not COMs to play with you.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dreeps may not be the most action packed game I ever played, and I hasten to add I never “played” it in the usual sense of the word, but I do know that I enjoyed whatever you’d choose to call my interactions with the app.

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