Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
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  1. The objective-based system works well within this particular environment, the storyline--though incredibly mediocre--is successful in what it sets out to do, and the trick system is easy to get into.
  2. Game Informer
    If only the gameplay was equal of the level designs and the graphics. [Dec 2001, p.105]
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    Pretty but contrived. [Feb 2002, p.80]
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Yes, the storyline holds the power of cheese, but it did keep me wondering what would happen next. [Jan 2002, p.228]
  5. With some fine-tuning to the graphics and sound effects, and some revisions to the slightly restrictive controls, this could have been an "SSX"-killer.
  6. If you’re looking for something Amped-like you’ll find that the two are quite different.
  7. Dark Summit won't rock your socks off, but it looks good, plays good and has plenty to keep gamers heading down the slopes again and again.
  8. There's nothing wrong with 80's cartoons, and this strange hybrid of snowboarding and adventure is actually pretty fun, despite its shortcomings. Sometimes, two great tastes really do taste great together.
  9. Once you get used to the controls, you will realize the game really isn't all that fun, after the excitement of being "chased" wears off.
  10. Next Generation Magazine
    The game looks quite nice, and it’s by no means bad, but it falls far short of its intriguing potential. [Jan 2002, p.42]
  11. Hampered by shoddy responsiveness, frustrating gameplay, and an overabundance of boring same ol’ same ol’ challenges, Dark Summit falls short of what I think it very well could have been.
  12. Xbox Nation Magazine
    With a bumpy learning curve, Dark Summit is a pain to get into, but once you figure out the (not SSX) controls, you can have fun with it. [Jan 2002, p.90]
  13. Dark Summit sets its sights high, but the final product is mainly just a decent snowboarding game with a weird, lame story. A few cool concepts raise it above mediocrity, however.

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