DarkZero's Scores

  • Games
For 1,089 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 Left 4 Dead
Lowest review score: 10 101-in-1 Sports Party Megamix
Score distribution:
1,089 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Oil Rush could have been an all graphics, no gameplay showcase for Unigine, but somehow they have managed to make a neat looking and refreshing RTS that makes for a great evening in front of the computer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    R-Type Dimensions is a worthy attempt in catering to series fans, shooter fans, and retro fans at the same time. It’s easy to get into, but quite hard to master.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Double the score if you have a totally puerile sense of humour.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s been some time since I’ve enjoyed an NHL game as much as this one – regardless of your interest in hockey, you’ll find that NHL 14 is the best hockey simulator available and a blast to play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I am disappointed with the removal of Weapon Master Mode and the terrible story, I simply can't deny that SoulCalibur V is a great fighting game. Adding in the critical metre makes for a deeper game, but it still feels like SoulCalibur. I regard SoulCalibur II as the best in the series, and while SoulCalibur V isn't quite up to that masterpiece, it's still has soul that's burning brightly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the most part the game is full to the brim with new ideas, clever strategic boss encounters and as a result is a breath of fresh air for the genre on the DS.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I can commend Square-Enix for what they were trying to do with XIII-2. I personally didn't think much of XIII as it abandoned the stuff I liked about the series. XIII-2 brings some of it back, making it a great compelling JRPG, but what it brings most for me is that I found it much more fun to play, and that's a correct thing for any game to do.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might be thin on story and full of bizarre chatter, but solid mechanics and great game modes make this a jolly great time for anyone with an interest in towers, defence or raspberry lollipops.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is clever, smart, and once you get into it, damn addictive.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was ready to expect “just another Gears game,” except I was pleasantly surprised by what I got to play. Sure it’s not completely new, but People Can Fly has moved Gears of War in an alternative, more arcade-feeling direction that I can totally get on board with.
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    • 84 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
    • 82 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Company of Heroes 2 might tread familiar ground, but that ground is an amazing foundation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sam & Max Save the World is undoubtedly one of the funniest games I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. It’s as easygoing a game as you’re ever going to get, and provides a superb change of pace from the barrage of space-marines-with-guns titles that seem to plague the Xbox 360.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Such frustrations aside, Metro 2033 is still a pleasant addition to an otherwise played-out genre and setting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Greed Corp has been a welcoming surprise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boom Blox is a game built for the Wii, not because of it. Unlike many other games on the platform it is hard to fathom playing without a Wiimote in your hand. If only for that reason alone it is a title that deserves attention, but thankfully there is much to praise the Boom Blox about.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s cute, charming, and lots of fun, with enough challenge to stand up on its own right among other platformers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Few gaming series can steal as many hours from me, no questions asked, quite like Pokémon. I'm currently clocked at 28:37, which was enough to beat the Elite Four but not enough to lose interest. Is this the strongest entry to date? Probably not, nor is it the innovative leap that some gamers expected but you can cogitate all you like; there's a consistently enjoyable adventure to be found here, and that's all that matters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apart from the main story missions, of which there are only three, and the handful of survivors that need your help, there's not a lot else to do apart from slaughter as many zombies and bad guys as you can.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'll go on record and say that this is the best kart racer in some time (yes, even better than Mario Kart 7) – now that's saying something.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A perfectly polished and presented package. It offers extreme-tricking and adrenaline-fuelled racing and does it in a refreshing and challenging way.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a new puzzle-platformer game, look no further - Pangolin is fantastic!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jaw-dropping presentation and art aside, Dust: An Elysian Tail is a delightful experience that deserves just as much attention from gamers as the designer put in when creating the title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While combining three different play styles doesn’t result in three times the game, it does equal into a polished 2D experience that’s well worth your time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So it's not COD, but whether it carves out its own niche is another matter entirely. Future Soldier emanates the soul of a game that has been lovingly crafted by a team that are devoted to pleasing its long-running community, allaying fears over too much dumbing down of the series to please the COD crowd.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey IV is an engrossing, challenging and rewarding handheld RPG that will keep you busy for weeks to come, whether you’re a newcomer or a veteran.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes may be short, but it sure is sweet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Greed Corp has been a welcoming surprise.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite it's various drawbacks, Smugglers 5 is an impressive and exceedingly addictive game.