DarkZero's Scores

  • Games
For 942 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 101-in-1 Sports Party Megamix
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 95 out of 942
942 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all Dead Rising 2 does everything a good sequel should, new story, slightly tweaked gameplay, additional game modes, all whilst retaining what made the original so good.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Costing the now seemingly normal 1200 Microsoft Points, Comic Jumper is worth the price alone just for the humorous experience that the game is built around.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Title arguments aside, there's no doubt Rovio have created one of the best games in the App Store to date.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anybody unfamiliar with fighting games should be warned that, MvC3 will seem enticing – and it'll create no end of smiles when the shell's finally cracked open – but it'll also take a lot of patience, a lot of time and a lot of effort. Spend some time practising in mission mode and get over that hump, and Marvel vs Capcom 3 will provide months, if not years of entertainment.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chime Super Deluxe is superior to its already brilliant forebear, but a small selection of missed opportunities compels us to drop the score a little.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a few misjudged attempts at creating a realistic atmosphere, and not to mention some ropey A.I., Operation Flashpoint: Red River is a very good videogame, as long as you're willing to accept it on its own terms.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The franchise needed this. It's not remotely original and it occasionally threatens to drown under the weight of its own bluster, but it's also clever, challenging, bewilderingly pretty in places and a ripping good yarn.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The franchise needed this. It's not remotely original and it occasionally threatens to drown under the weight of its own bluster, but it's also clever, challenging, bewilderingly pretty in places and a ripping good yarn.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is easily the best Lego game to date, and although lacking any huge leaps forward in the gameplay department, still offers a lot of fun for anyone who picks it up.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is definitely a return to form for for the franchise. It's not as good as the original game, and much as that was what I was hoping for, it's not a disappointment.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boulder Dash XL is highly recommended for anybody who likes their arcade games with a puzzle element, young or old alike.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Human Revolution is an engaging and compulsive piece of work that'll find itself nestling near the peak of many a top 10 chart. With Mass Effect 3 postponed, this'll be the one bit of interactive escapism that the fella in the Battlestar Galactica shirt can rely on for his kicks this year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is still jolly good fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mercury HG is not exactly a full blown successor in the series, but there's enough here to keep fans happy. And at the ridiculously low price of 400MS points it's definitely worth a try, even if you aren't a fan.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The big question here: Is Off The Record different enough from the original Dead Rising 2 to warrant a purchase? For fans of the franchise the answer has got to be yes. There may not be loads added, but considering the budget price it is worth picking up, if only just to play as Frank West again.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Few shooters exist nowadays to simply play on a gamer's need for visceral entertainment, and Double D proves that there's still a market for mid-school (which would be where I would place gaming in the 90's) shooters, regardless of dimension.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Daytona USA is no doubt a lot of fun for an arcade racing game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WWE '12 is a step in the right direction. Yuke's implementation of a limb-targeting system adds a satisfyingly-strategic twist to the usual brawl and is accompanied by passable visuals and great sound. Loads and loads of content make this title worth every dollar spent on it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saints Row: The Third is the best sandbox game I've played in a long while. There's no realism, no seriousness whatsoever, just completely mental and over-the-top fun. If that's not your thing then this game is definitely not for you. If you like outlandish fun however, give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an awesome game, the only caveat being that it has more hidden fees than most airlines.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, while the core gameplay remains wholly unchanged from the original (not to mention that expert players can still cheese their way through most areas by abusing the wizard's crate-creating spells), the stunning visual details and effects do more to enhance the already-robust mechanics then one might expect.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here's what it boils down to. It's a Kairosoft game and all of them are easily worthy of ten hours of your time, considering they cost less than five dollars each. Venture Towns doesn't differ greatly to their other titles but has the same addictive gameplay. If you are a newcomer, ask yourself if you would prefer to build a modern-era city, if not have a look at one of the other amazing Kairosoft games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing thing about Golden Abyss is that it feels like you are playing Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. After the crazy set-pieces and over the top action in Uncharted 2 and 3, it is nice to go back to playing something that's slower-paced. This time it's more about exploring around the jungle, cliffs and ruins, climbing all over the place and solving puzzles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everyone else who hasn't played Crush and is into puzzle games will no doubt enjoy Crush3D. As puzzle games go this one has an exceptional game mechanic that's driven with great level design and enough challenge to make your brain hurt. Marvellous!