DarkZero's Scores

  • Games
For 1,322 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 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 CID The Dummy
Score distribution:
1322 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After nearly two years on the market, the PC version of Diablo III was crying for an expansion just like Reaper of Souls. Blizzard has rebalanced and fine-tuned small and meaningful parts of the game, similar to a chef crafting their masterful gourmet meal, and released a product with nothing but positive changes to the core gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, it is a game riddled with issues and raises more gripes and tantrums than a game should. But once you whittle down all the issues, bugbears and negatives, PES 2016 manages to be a wholly comprehensive footballing experience and the best available this year.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To call Odin Sphere Leifthrasir the definitive version of the original game would be selling it short: the sheer amount of improvements and new content have transformed the game into a whole new experience that both original fans and curious newcomers must not miss.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All said and done, I would happily pick up WipEout HD as a full priced game from any store, as it is just that damn good. So for a paltry £11.99 it should be considered a absolute steal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inside is a pure consistent work that manages to play to its own strengths in very smart ways.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple, fun, addictive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is a completely OTT game with singular vision, containing ideas that make sense only in the mind of Hideki Kamiya – the game’s creator. It’s an insight into what he thinks games should be about, and a love letter to the uniqueness of the medium he works in – with no misgivings to end-users that do not share his mindset.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If this is truly the last Ratchet and Clank release then rest assured that the series goes out with a bang. It’s one of the games of the year and an outstanding exclusive for the Playstation 3.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gorgeous visuals and music, along with the finely tuned motion controls and cheap price point make Winter of the Melodias a guaranteed purchase that is anything but a load of hot air.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is a bringing together of what is probably the best set of games of the last generation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2013 is an innocent drug that is always in the back of your mind, processing the possibility of a match outcome after another click of the mouse. When you are mesmerised to that level, it's hard to say anything other than this is a brilliant piece of videogame entertainment for fans of the beautiful game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have nothing but praise for Codemasters’ return to the muddy motorsport of rally.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chronicles is a game that deserves to be played by everyone. It’s so innovative, fresh and blends different features of other genres so well that you’d think Sega WOW had already done this before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Here is a sprawling, compelling game made with impressive confidence – masterfully paced and expanding on its predecessor without for a moment losing track of its appeal. It’s a game that has kept its integrity intact while navigating the weird waters of mass market appeal, and one that retains a real undertanding of fundamentally enjoyable mechanics. Rise of The Tomb Raider is exceptionally easy to recommend.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Saints Row IV jacks up the action, pumps up the silly, but above all, doesn’t lose sight of what makes a game play superbly, and that, Mr President, is how you make an awesome video game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As great as it is, there are too many irritations with the combat (and too many unnecessarily drawn-out combat sections) to hail it as a true classic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is an improvement in every conceivable way from previous games and allows for much more scope that ever before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There aren’t many games that justify the 1200 MS points price-tag on XBLA, but Trials HD is one of them. It’s addictive, accessible, competitive, and there’s plenty to do.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, above all else, the game comes across as feeling wholly authentic – and that is a word you can attribute to only a small handful of games released in this day and age.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There really is no other choice on current generation consoles that allows oneself to waste hours away on your own or with friends smashing enemies and powering up through shiny, sparkling loot and coming away after a session feeling so good about it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though it’s unassumingly tucked away in the 3DS‘ eShop, Fallblox is frankly a great little game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's fun, it's fast and it's fantastic, unless the sight of (virtual) blood makes you faint there's no good excuse not to pick it up.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chime Sharp builds upon the original Chime by stuffing it with more game modes and improving the presentation. The series once again brings a consolidation of simple, but addictive puzzle mechanics and a wonderfully pleasing dynamic soundtrack that combines together with the colourful visuals to deliver a challenging treat for anyone who likes a stimulating puzzle game with fantastic music.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Joe Danger is everything that's great about indie games on consoles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blizzard has done an outstanding job in bringing Diablo III to consoles, so much so that I was still getting engulfed by its addictive nature even after putting in over 100+ hours on the PC.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The short time you spend with this game is sure to put a smile on your face.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rockstar's continued insistence on favouring animation over character control makes for an unnecessarily sluggish core game, but it is one that eventually settles into its own set piece groove, and ultimately gets swept up and propelled forward by the momentum of its story and impressive portrayal of its setting.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, it was the gameplay that made last year’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown a standout title and that remains intact, but XCOM: Enemy Within is the dessert package to go with the main course you just ate, adding that sweet delight on top of an already pleasing and tasty meal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn does not bring much innovation to the genre, it’s taking aspects from other games and spinning them with a flavour of Final Fantasy. This mixture makes it one of my favourite MMOs of the last couple of years and one that certainly goes into my top three of all time.