DarkZero's Scores

  • Games
For 1,308 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 Journey
Lowest review score: 10 Ace Banana
Score distribution:
1308 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is a warning for fans though, when you play it, make sure you’ve got some happy pills with you, just to be on the safe side.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a game that was created by just two students, it’s an accomplishment to be incredibly proud of and I know that I’ll be gifting a few of my friends this game throughout the year, even if it is only to drive them crazy with confusion too.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Too me, all platformer releases from Nintendo should be a direct feed to the best innovation the company can offer. This gets someway up the flagpole but falls short of hitting the top.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It feels largely unchanged from its predecessor, but the general core systems it is based on are well refined enough that it still offers a good challenge for those with the patience to tackle it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Just Cause 3 does not make as much of an impact on the genre that it’s predecessor did. But just because that is the case, that does not mean that this is a bad game, it’s far from that, it’s a good game that knows what it wants to be.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s far from perfect but it supplies gamers with a decent action experience with an awesome QTE mechanic to show off scenes that are totally outrageous, but so memorable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Would I recommend the game? Yes, I would. It is fun, fast, frantic, chaotic, rewarding when played in a group and infuriating. So pretty much all the ingredients for a good old-fashioned night in around the TV with some like-minded buddies. It's a shame online wasn't included and not as much effort was made in the game's menu presentation, but for such a low price point, it is definitely worth a purchase.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the genre should fully enjoy what is on offer here, and newcomers who are looking for a few days of cooperative fun - problems with pacing and small glitches aside – should gather some friends and sit back and enjoy a few evenings of Victorian dungeon crawling – it’s finger clicking good.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its faults, it is definitely worth gathering some friends to play it with at least once, and you can figure out how you feel about it from there.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Fairy Fencer F is a solid RPG that does not break any new ground, but trims enough of the fat for an easily digestible experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LEGO: LOTR does enough to be interesting and is a recommended title for anyone who is in the process of a Middle-earth binge.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At a cheap 800 Microsoft points, the game certainly merits trying. It goes without saying that as more people purchase it, the game's experience will only become better. Until then, long load times and a tough reward system ensure that it certainly caters to the niche of insanely fast-shooters, but might be unforgiving and underwhelming to other types of gamers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Event[0] is a visually appealing game with some great sounds to boot. The story however seems loose and doesn’t get fleshing out enough.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale is a cool, if limited, way to celebrate the history of Sony's time in the videogame business. It is just a shame that some of the ideas that give the game its own identity spoil it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Megadimension Neptunia VII can certainly be classified as the biggest and most competent Neptunia game to date, which may or may not sound as impressive depending how much of a fan you are.
    • 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
    While many, many improvements have been made over its predecessor, The King of Fighters XIII is not without its faults. One of the biggest requests from fans was that of better netcode. The King of Fighters XII was known for its downright terrible and horrendous lag. SNK has stated multiple times that XIII will feature a better online experience but I can't say they've made good on that promise. While input latency has definitely been cut down, it is still quite noticeable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A few technical issues still remain, such as the unreliable stealth mechanic where enemies will arbitrarily sense a player’s presence even if they are properly concealed, and the AI-controlled character still has a habit of staying behind and/or failing to pull their weight during more heated skirmishes. Nevertheless, this latest episode has gone a long way to raise optimism over Capcom’s latest RE experiment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has its flaws, and is by no means the perfect game, but it is the perfect Wolverine-simulator, at least for the time being.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much of the story is kept until the end, with the rest mostly speculation from characters as to what is really going on, forcing you to play through to get more dirt on the mystery as it builds up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The stripped-down mechanics lead to more pick-up-and-play sessions without feeling overwhelmed by too many rules to follow, and the cast of characters are entertaining enough just to witness in action even if you have no idea about their respective origins.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the very least, the game's main theme is one of the most catchy heard in years, that has to be worth a few plaudits. [JPN Import]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Typing of the Dead: Overkill is similar to those outlandish B-movie films that people deep down enjoyed simply for the fact that they are stupid. This game takes a basic premise and runs with it. As it turns out, it’s still a lot of fun, even after experiencing the first The Typing of the Dead.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you end up buying The Last Guy you’ll probably end up liking it to some extent, and if you can try and pace yourself, and don’t rush through the game, you’ll enjoy it even more.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Give the developers some money for their hard work. It’s just kind of sad that such a great game makes you feel like such a mug for actually paying for it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Confounding puzzles aside, “Fright of the Bumblebees” functions nicely as an adventure game for just about any audience or age group. The humor is varied, the gameplay is accessible, and the challenge is substantial without being frustrating.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are a One Piece fan then this is the best game to come out in the UK for the franchise and should satisfy anyone's craving for a bit of Monkey D. Luffy and his peculiar cast of friends.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of an idiots' guide tutorial is not a great selling point, but plough through this confusing opening (on free campaign) and you will gradually learn and lose a surprising amount of time to what is a relatively unique and intellectually-solid title.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s clear this game is aimed at the Games Workshop crowd, and those who understand what Blood Bowl is are the ones that will gain the most pleasure from the game. Others will have to fight through the game’s resistance to stop newbies from playing.