DarkZero's Scores

  • Games
For 1,340 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Last of Us Remastered
Lowest review score: 10 Ace Banana
Score distribution:
1340 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This sort of game could tick the right boxes if you’re looking for another strategy game to pass the time until Fire Emblem Fates comes out in Europe. Though if you’re rather picky about these sorts of games, then it’s probably best to wait for something better to come along.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s safe to say that despite its short (and irritating) story mode, repetitive gameplay and terrible indoor sections, Mirror’s Edge is a real kick up the collective arse for the first person genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I honestly did not really mind that the game closed without fully explaining itself; the problem was that as the credits rolled my mind harked back to earlier points in the game, trying to give those supposedly standout moments a second thought, and realising none of them really stood out firmly in my mind.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dragon Age II isn't a bad game, but it is a huge disappointment from such a respected and otherwise consistent developer. While the combat has been improved significantly, its failings in other areas – areas in which BioWare usually excel – are numerous and baffling. In the 32 hours it took me to finish the game, I spent the last 10 wishing it would hurry up and get to the good bit at the end. And then it turned out the ending was a bit non-committal and rubbish, too. A shame.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Regardless of the downsides, and even though the game can be very grindy, I am finding myself liking it, and I’m willing to invest time into it daily. Whilst it is no where near the same level of quality of something like the aforementioned Diablo, the game offers the same sort of mindless thrills I’ve grown to love about Blizzard’s genre-topping effort.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Overall, Glowfish is a mediocre game that I'm sure a handful of people will really enjoy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I honestly did not really mind that the game closed without fully explaining itself; the problem was that as the credits rolled my mind harked back to earlier points in the game, trying to give those supposedly standout moments a second thought, and realising none of them really stood out firmly in my mind.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It makes me sad that I’m not seeing more modes added with each of these new releases, but at the same time, the gameplay remains just as great as ever. When I am playing Valley, my love for the series explodes, as I’m having so much fun blasting down a muddy road, doing a loop-de-loop, or performing a barrel roll in the air (Peppy Hare would be proud) that the problems no longer bother me.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s safe to say that despite its short (and irritating) story mode, repetitive gameplay and terrible indoor sections, Mirror’s Edge is a real kick up the collective arse for the first person genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best thing about Bound in Blood is that it feels different from all the modern first person shooters on the market.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, it's a cheap RPG that is well worth the asking price.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For arcade enthusiasts with a controller of their choice plugged into their PC’s USB port, this PC re-release is both the definitive version and one of the best Bullet Hell experiences you can have, which makes it the perfect blend of Heaven and Hell for those seeking an eye-crossing, thumb-mashing challenge.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is fun, but sadly it doesn't reinvent the wheel, and if you happened to have bought WWE '12, there is no great evolutionary leap nor distinction between the two, making this essentially an unnecessary purchase.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    JoyJoy is certainly a game for the arcade type.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dimps has created a sequel to Xenoverse that doesn’t quite feel like a massive advancement in the series, but there is no doubt that this is a larger and more improved experience. Dimps has decided to keep things similar and use the first game as the foundation to build this sequel on. What this means is that there is so much to do, even when one has finished up the 15 hour single player story quests.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands, touch control accuracy on a densely-populated screen is sketchy at best. This doesn’t mean it’s a bad game; it is enjoyable, and some people will find it far more compelling than most.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Soul Bubbles is undoubtedly an interesting game, but I have to admit it was hard to express and portray the appeal of the game in words.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall LPECCE is something of a contradiction. While its additional features are aimed at the hardcore lovers of tundran gaming, the fact that it is incompatible with the original Lost Planet is mystifying. Forcing players to start from scratch, with their only reward being some more achievements is an unnecessary irritation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For what it is, Chaos on Deponia is… well… it's an adventure game. If that equals fun to you, then I have no question that you should invest in this series, as there are hours of good times waiting for you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For now, if you don’t mind a world that’s full of rather bland environments, feeling contradictory to the game’s intense, blistering action, then jumping into the ninja boots of Strider is sure to supply a fun afternoon or two.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the series will enjoy, while anyone who is looking for a handheld first-person shooter, well, you really have no choice in the matter, since as it stands, Killzone: Mercenary is the best first-person shooter you can buy for a handheld device, although, the competition isn’t exactly fierce.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The beautiful presentation cannot hide some of the game’s irksome issues with its occasional wooden delivery and trip-ups within its script. Root Letter isn’t a visual novel that matches up with some of the quality imports that have come from Japan, but if you have exhausted all of those options, then Root Letter makes for an enjoyable alternative to spend a weekend with its intriguing story of friendship and love.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best thing about Bound in Blood is that it feels different from all the modern first person shooters on the market.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a solid upgrade for fans, while offering people who enjoy something similar, maybe through the latest Animal Crossing game, to come to Rune Factory 4 with the same mindset of a pick up and play experience, but be met with rewards for all their hard work.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a very rewarding game, not just in its mechanics, but with the plot and its possibilities of altered scenarios playing out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perhaps the worst thing you can say about Lego Indy is that it is not as instantly likeable as the Lego Star Wars games, and that it’s more of a relationship you’ll have to work at instead of being the love at first sight Travellers Tales' previous efforts were.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deathtrap is a game that, although it may sound cliche, is easy to pickup but very difficult to master.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a good dungeon crawler with a few small annoying elements to it. For some those might all add up and cause a great deal of frustration, but for people who are able to put up with it and dig deep into the dungeons, there’s fun to be had.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands, F1 2013 is a great, but familiar racer that samples a fraction of the sport’s history. But as a game, you’ll only need it if you’re a diehard fan.