DarkZero's Scores

  • Games
For 912 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 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 CID The Dummy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 912
912 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    After you've experienced The Run you'll sadly come to the conclusion that it isn't any good. It's a great idea compromised by poor design and handling.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Postal games have always been unoriginal by gameplay standards, but have always made up for it with hilarious situations. Unfortunately, this Postal game seems to have taken too much from inspirations like Gears of War. It literally feels like they spent half the time the game was in development watching Jackass, and the other half reading 14 year old boys' Blogspots. They then combined the two and decided to make a clunky game out of it.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Deep Black: Reloaded falls short of its promising use of a predominately-water environment and instead casts that aside to become a below average shooter fest.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly, for me this game was a big disappointment, a bit of a wreck so to speak.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unless you want to experience a butchered version of Silent Hill 2 and a somewhat decent Silent Hill 3, don't buy this collection.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're into mindless bashing, you might somewhat enjoy Bloodforge, but I think most people will be fine with just skipping the title and saving their Microsoft Points for some of the other great stuff coming soon to the marketplace.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Battleship is just another below-par movie license videogame. It features an extremely short campaign that you can blast through in an evening and no multiplayer or incentives to replay once you've finished the game. It isn't worth the full retail asking price for the sheer fact that none of the gameplay is exciting or good. In short, the game is basic, boring, uninspiring and not entertaining. Battleship should be left to sink in the cluttered first-person shooter market.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Call me disappointed in the end for Dungeon Fighter Live. I was hoping to have a nice smoothie of fun, beat-em-up gameplay, RPG elements and loot blended into one, but I came away saddened and frustrated.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mugen Souls has interesting ideas, but they are badly implemented, causing the game to include too much unwanted junk.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As you can probably tell, I am very disappointed that such an iconic character has been given a below-par game to represent his 50th anniversary. The idea is great, but the execution and lack of respect – or maybe it is effort – to represent all the Bonds with the correct actors and context, is poor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Check vs. Mate could have been very good if the developers hadn't been lazy with character animations, or if someone had taken the time to write a legitimate story.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is really nothing astonishing about this game. The anime (and the manga) does it all so much better – go spend a couple of hours watching that instead.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is a case study that just because a game can be ported to a handheld doesn’t mean it necessarily should, especially if it suffers from downgraded visuals, spotty framerate and imprecise controls. Newbie players who never played the console versions may end up less frustrated out of ignorance, but a game that originally relied on tight controls and smooth gameplay should not have to endure such drawbacks just for the sake of going portable. It may earn points as a novelty to have the game on the go, but the cost of portability is too much of a disservice for a great action game optimized for consoles.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge never had much of a chance of matching the quality of its predecessors, but it would have at least sufficed as a decent game. The unforgiving difficulty and poorly-planned gameplay restrictions only bring to light the still-present flaws of the original game rather than cover them up.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that such smooth controls, great audio and classic visuals were wasted on a game that is just so outdated.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly, while the game does have its fun moments here and there, the game breaks apart with monotonous and predicable combat, boring side quests and poor pacing. It’s one for the hardcore fans, but even then, I’m not sure how well they can admire this.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For a person who missed the era when the game was in its prime, Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded will feel like a relic creeping into the modern age and demonstrating to everyone how archaic the old times used to be.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is all about making more money to progress, but the grind to get it is monotonous, meaning most will lose the will to toil away on the farm long before getting access to the bigger, better machinery.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s a dumb and silly game, and sure, it’s not what you would call a good video game, but deep down there is some sort of hidden charm that makes me have a guilty pleasure when the game’s doing its best.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Give this game a miss, and get your EXP-grinding gums around Dungeon Siege 2.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s just a really bad game, in places unapologetically bad.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s just a really bad game, in places unapologetically bad.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Don’t be a sucker. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Don’t be a sucker. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    So, Dark Horizon isn’t a horrible game. It’s just not a very good one, either. While nothing about it is particularly offensive, it still absolutely fails to generate any interest in a genre that, in most people’s eyes, stagnated a long time ago.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    In all honesty I fail to see a reason for anyone buy something this. Even if you included the whole game as a mini-game in some other larger title it would still seem limited. It’s honestly a miracle that I wrote this much about a game that offers gamers so little in return.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A simple design idea for controllers created a massive chain reaction in how the game is played, and frankly, it’s for the worst.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A simple design idea for controllers created a massive chain reaction in how the game is played, and frankly, it’s for the worst.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A simple design idea for controllers created a massive chain reaction in how the game is played, and frankly, it’s for the worst.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Ironically, KoD sums itself up in its own lacklustre ‘Yar’ sound effect, which becomes annoying from the very start. That’s just what Pirates: KoD is; lacklustre.