DarkZero's Scores

  • Games
For 1,356 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:
1356 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    WWE2K16 is a game with so many various bugs that sometime soon sentient societies will rise up to worship them. If this does not bother you, and you can laugh away regular trips to the monster factory of technical horror, then maybe you will be able to find moments of joy in the substandard gameplay on show.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As of this writing, Ubisoft has created a live blog that promises to address all of the technical issues that is plaguing their high profile game. Considering their misplaced priorities, however, they hardly deserve a pass for releasing Assassin’s Creed Unity in the miserable shape that it’s in, which damages both this decent entry in the series as well as the very AC brand itself.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the tedious missions, wonky controls and piss-poor visuals, it can cast a strange spell over you.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the tedious missions, wonky controls and piss-poor visuals, it can cast a strange spell over you.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I'll admit that I've played games that are technically worse than Homefront, but I have not played a game that irritated me as much as this in a very long time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately there is so much wrong with it that it doesn’t even manage to reach average status.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It is unknown if the developers can patch Battlezone to reduce the nauseating feelings its perspective emits (reports indicate the game was even more discomforting during press previews before receiving some fine-tuning before launch), but that alone is a big enough reason to caution players from purchasing it. This is especially unfortunate, as the arcade-style mission-based gameplay can be really fun, especially when other online tanks join in.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Angry Birds is no longer the ultimate time waster, it now feels like a soulless service built solely to harvest money, and is happy to screw its players in as many ways possible to get it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately there is so much wrong with it that it doesn’t even manage to reach average status.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is fun to be had here for children who are particularly fond of colouring and puzzles, but if they’re that keen, you can get the real thing for a tiny fraction of the cost of this (as well as being able to look at your work later), and so there’s little reason to buy Crayola Treasure Adventures.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Simply put, Kholat fails to properly balance its moody aesthetics while keeping the player actively invested. It is yet another case of an experience that is beautiful to witness, but boring to actually engage in.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tiberium Twilight is a poor game that removes the things that made the original concept so good. What’s left is a hollow shell that feels irrelevant, given the superior games in the series that came long before it.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The original Force Unleashed shot for the stars, and fell short, but at least you could commend it for trying. Force Unleashed 2 feels sterile and barren in comparison, refusing to try for anything spectacular, and managing to reuse and recycle its few good ideas countless times over its short run.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Wii Music is the equivalent of Leonardo da Vinci saying he’ll paint the Mona Lisa for you, but then deciding to challenge himself by using a Etch A Sketch. Yes, I am sure the clever old codger could work out something, but you’re sure as hell not going to take a vacation to Paris to view the end result.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Regardless of quantity concerns (which is a valid complaint), where The Order more crucially falls apart is in regards to quality. It does not matter if a game is one or one hundred hours long, you need to enjoy playing it, and The Order fails at that most crucial of tasks. This is unforgivable, and instantly makes it impossible to recommend.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It should be noted that the idea of terrain deformation is a good one, and one that deserves to be expanded on, but this time around its implementation is significantly below par in execution. So much so, that I’d be hard-pressed to recommend the game to anyone - even as a rental.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It should be noted that the idea of terrain deformation is a good one, and one that deserves to be expanded on, but this time around its implementation is significantly below par in execution. So much so, that I’d be hard-pressed to recommend the game to anyone - even as a rental.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The original Force Unleashed shot for the stars, and fell short, but at least you could commend it for trying. Force Unleashed 2 feels sterile and barren in comparison, refusing to try for anything spectacular, and managing to reuse and recycle its few good ideas countless times over its short run.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Crew however lacks that indistinguishable something that other games sitting in the same genre have in spades, and without it my urge to play the game quickly dwindled to being almost nonexistent.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    An absolute rotting putrid corpse of a videogame.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s poorly executed and ends up being a boring, generic title that can’t justify a place for itself in your DS collection.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Give this game a miss, and get your EXP-grinding gums around Dungeon Siege 2.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I’m afraid that whilst The Deer God was boasted as “a breathtaking 3d pixel art game that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills”, the only thing that it really challenged was my patience. It did look pretty nice though.

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