User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.28/10

Total of 228 user reviews spread across 228 releases

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  • User Rating:4.5
    Last Rebellion is an RPG that could of been something, but failed. My DarkZero review

    Last Rebellion

    Last Rebellion is an RPG that could of been something, but failed. My DarkZero review

    It's been quite an attractive couple of months for JRPG fans. We've had interesting titles like Resonance of Fate and Nier after the release of the big one that everyone was looking forward to, Final Fantasy XIII. Among ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    This game has quite a lot of love in it (and mechs!). My DarkZero review of Sakura Wars

    Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

    This game has quite a lot of love in it (and mechs!). My DarkZero review of Sakura Wars

    The Sakura Wars franchise is a series that I'd heard plenty about, but have never been able to play because the entire series was exclusive to Japan. It's a strange predicament because the franchise is developed and publ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Dynasty Warriors decides to let us all finally go online together. My DarkZero review.

    Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce

    Dynasty Warriors decides to let us all finally go online together. My DarkZero review.

    Did you know that since the franchise started, there's only been two years where there hasn't been a release of a Dynasty Warriors game? Only 1998 and 1999 did not see a title after the release of the first Dynasty Warri... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Bleach comes for a 3rd outting on the DS and it's vastly different that the past two games. My DarkZero review.

    Bleach: The 3rd Phantom

    Bleach comes for a 3rd outting on the DS and it's vastly different that the past two games. My DarkZero review.

    One of the reasons why you've clicked on this review is probably because you have an idea of what Bleach is. If you've clicked thinking that this is a game based around cleaning dirty areas in your bathroom or colouring ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Having zombie slaves should of been awesome, but Undead Knights says otherwise. My DarkZero review.

    Undead Knights

    Having zombie slaves should of been awesome, but Undead Knights says otherwise. My DarkZero review.

    If there's one thing in the videogame world that people can't get rid of, it's those undead walkabouts called zombies. They've populated all sorts of genres and the poor sods are always receiving punishment because they ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Nippon Ichi bring their second Disgaea game to the PSP with great additions. My DarkZero Review

    Makai Senki Disgaea 2 Portable

    Nippon Ichi bring their second Disgaea game to the PSP with great additions. My DarkZero Review

    In 2007 Nippon Ichi released a very well done port of the original Disgaea for the PSP with bonus extras. Now Nippon Ichi is using the same tactic again for Disgaea 2. Its PSP release, Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days, also co... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The armageddon is coming and it's great! My DarkZero review of Darksiders

    Darksiders

    The armageddon is coming and it's great! My DarkZero review of Darksiders

    Imagine a scenario in your head. There's Legend of Zelda in one hand and God of War in another. If you put those two in bed together (Zelda and Kratos sex, ewww), what would you spawn out? The answer is Darksiders, creat... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Space, the final....death battle? My DarkZero review of Shattered Horizon

    Shattered Horizon

    Space, the final....death battle? My DarkZero review of Shattered Horizon

    If you are a PC gamer, then you'll probably know Shattered Horizon's developer Futuremark. They are well known for their 3DMark computer benchmark software, which determines how much of a monster your PC really is at gam... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAA!!! makes for a great title, but it's actually a solid fun game. My DarkZero review

    AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity

    AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAA!!! makes for a great title, but it's actually a solid fun game. My DarkZero review

    You are probably wondering "what the hell?" right about now, but you did indeed just read the title right. AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity is probably this year's wackiest named game. I can't ev... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    American football goes all ultra violent while grabbing the dices. My DarkZero review

    Blood Bowl

    American football goes all ultra violent while grabbing the dices. My DarkZero review

    To understand the concept of Blood Bowl the videogame, you need to look back to 1987 when Games Workshop released the dice-based board game of the same name. It took America's favourite sporting event, American Football ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Osmos will absorb you into a state of of entertainment. My DarkZero review.

    Osmos

    Osmos will absorb you into a state of of entertainment. My DarkZero review.

    A lot of surprisingly distinctive games are now coming from indie developers through the medium of digital distribution. Osmos is a new indie title from Hemisphere Games. It's one of these games that tries to sooth yo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    The Universe isn't as vast as it seems, My DarkZero review of Star Ocean: The Last Hope

    Star Ocean: The Last Hope

    The Universe isn't as vast as it seems, My DarkZero review of Star Ocean: The Last Hope

    A few years ago, no one would have ever thought that the Xbox 360 would become the console to have if you were looking to play Japanese Role-Playing Games. Even now, as time goes on, more JRPGs keep getting announced as ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It feels like a western movie, but Call of Juarez: BiB isn't quite Hollywood material yet. My DarkZero review

    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

    It feels like a western movie, but Call of Juarez: BiB isn't quite Hollywood material yet. My DarkZero review

    Videogames with a Western theme are pretty rare. What exactly goes on in a development studio when the team is thinking about designing a new first person shooter? No doubt loads of guys would shout out "World War 2", bu... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Monster Hunter returns to hunt down a bigger fanbase, can it do it? My DarkZero Review

    Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G

    Monster Hunter returns to hunt down a bigger fanbase, can it do it? My DarkZero Review

    If you were living in Japan right now, then you'd most likely know of the Monster Hunter franchise. It's a huge phenomenon over there, with something like 8 million copies in the franchise sold. What's even crazier is th... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Dawn of the New World takes saying "sorry" to new levels. My DarkZero review

    Tales of Symphonia: Ratatosk no Kishi

    Dawn of the New World takes saying "sorry" to new levels. My DarkZero review

    The GameCube never really had that much of a selection when it came to RPGs. There were a few, but nowhere near the amount the Playstation 2 was getting. When Namco announced that their next major entry in the Tales seri... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Swords & Soldiers is brilliant, simple RTS fun. My Darkzero Review

    Swords & Soldiers

    Swords & Soldiers is brilliant, simple RTS fun. My Darkzero Review

    Nintendo's Wiiware service is a bit of a mix bag at the moment, it doesn't always bring great hits, but from time to time the occasional fantastic game pops up that is worth getting attention. The latest title to shout a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It's time to have a fantasy about some farming! My DarkZero review.

    Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon

    It's time to have a fantasy about some farming! My DarkZero review.

    The Harvest Moon franchise has been going for over 10 years now. It first featured on the Super Nintendo back in 1996. It has appeared on pretty much every major Japanese console from the likes of Sony's Playstation to r... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Is the handheld version of Phantasy Star a fantasy to play? My Darkzero review.

    Phantasy Star Portable

    Is the handheld version of Phantasy Star a fantasy to play? My Darkzero review.

    The Phantasy Star series has been around for over 20 years, but it did not start out as a game that was heavily focused on online play. The first title came out in 1987 on the Master System, which played like a tradition... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Ninja Blade - The QTE mastery game. My Darkzero Review

    Ninja Blade

    Ninja Blade - The QTE mastery game. My Darkzero Review

    There's no doubt ninjas are cool. Just look at some of the video gaming ninjas like Ryu Hayabusa, Strider Hiryu, Rikimaru, Gray Fox and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. All these ninjas, even though some don't play by t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    Now we can see why war is a bad thing. My DarkZero review of Stormrise

    Stormrise

    Now we can see why war is a bad thing. My DarkZero review of Stormrise

    When a huge strategy giant, such as The Creative Assembly, announce a new real time strategy game, a lot of fans are going to be interested. This is especially true when they move away from a setting they are well known ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Has X-Blades got the gameplay to put SE in front of its title? My DarkZero review of X-Blades

    X-Blades

    Has X-Blades got the gameplay to put SE in front of its title? My DarkZero review of X-Blades

    Just by looking at the case of X-Blades, you can tell one thing. Whoever came up with the design of the character is obviously trying to sell the game on sex appeal alone. When it comes down to it, I don't have a problem... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A new wave of war has being born. My DarkZero review of Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War 2

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

    A new wave of war has being born. My DarkZero review of Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War 2

    It's not often you come across a game that mixes in two majorly different types of gameplay elements and at the same time turns out to be remarkably well. At the top of my head I can only think of Puzzle Quest that manag... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Atlus welcomes you to the Midnight Channel. My Darkzero review of Persona 4.

    Persona 4

    Atlus welcomes you to the Midnight Channel. My Darkzero review of Persona 4.

    When it comes to the Playstation 2, there hasn't being a company right now as loyal as Atlus. Most other companies have abandoned the Playstation 2 to put their games on the main systems that are on sale at the moment. A... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Who cares if goo is messy when it's part of something amazing. My darkzero review of World of Goo

    World of Goo

    Who cares if goo is messy when it's part of something amazing. My darkzero review of World of Goo

    The definition of Goo in the dictionary goes along the lines of "a thick or sticky substance". That's certainly what you play around with in 2D Boy's first release. Nobody would have thought messing with goo in a game wo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A game so deep and complex it will make the Thinker statue blow its head. My darkzero review

    X3: Terran Conflict

    A game so deep and complex it will make the Thinker statue blow its head. My darkzero review

    Before I start off this review I just want to say that I have never played an X3 game in my life. Let me restate that. I have never played an X game in my life. I thought I'd get this across so you know where I am coming... Read Full Review

    16 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    It must be a crime to make war this gorgeous. My DarkZero review of Valkyria Chronicles.

    Senjou no Valkyria

    It must be a crime to make war this gorgeous. My DarkZero review of Valkyria Chronicles.

    After the strong RPG collection the Playstation 2 built up over its years, you would have thought that the Playstation 3 would be following in its predecessors footsteps. At this moment in time, this is not the case. The... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Is this game a fallen beauty or beast? My Darkzero review of Sacred 2.<br />

    Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

    Is this game a fallen beauty or beast? My Darkzero review of Sacred 2.<br />

    The PC market is full of western style RPGs. The system has had some extremely popular RPG games, which at the time of their release were fresh. Companies now seem to have to borrow concepts and ideas, or even go as far ... Read Full Review

    11 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    This game might just be worth a dismembered arm. My DarkZero review of Dead Space.

    Dead Space

    This game might just be worth a dismembered arm. My DarkZero review of Dead Space.

    The horror genre has been set up into some well built franchises. The first ones that usually enter your head when you think of the genre are Resident Evil, Silent Hill and maybe Project Zero/Fatal Frame. It's not often ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    The Warriors are back again, have they learnt this time? My Darkzero review of Warriors Orochi 2

    Warriors Orochi 2

    The Warriors are back again, have they learnt this time? My Darkzero review of Warriors Orochi 2

    I'm going to start off this review with a very interesting video game fact for you. Koei's first Dynasty Warriors game was released back on the Playstation in 1997. It was also a one on one beat-em-up with graphics that ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Hot Lush Graphics? Check! Jungle Island? Check! Can only mean Crysis is back! My DarkZero.co.uk review of Crysis Warhead

    Crysis Warhead

    Hot Lush Graphics? Check! Jungle Island? Check! Can only mean Crysis is back! My DarkZero.co.uk review of Crysis Warhead

    Last November was the release of the highly anticipated Crysis. It turned out to be a game that would be known to make 9 out of 10 PC players shrivel up and weep in a corner, all because their PC gaming systems didn't ha... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Beijing 2008 doesn't quite take the gold medal. My Darkzero review of Beijing 2008.

    Beijing 2008 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

    Beijing 2008 doesn't quite take the gold medal. My Darkzero review of Beijing 2008.

    The year is 2008 and it's annoyingly warm outside, guess that means summer is here and the 29th Olympics are just around the corner in Beijing. You probably already knew this, and also noticed the amount of summer athlet... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    There's solid gold to be found in this disc. My DarkZero review of Battlefield: Bad Company.

    Battlefield: Bad Company

    There's solid gold to be found in this disc. My DarkZero review of Battlefield: Bad Company.

    It's probably safe for me to say that the console Battlefield game that came out a couple years ago was never as good as the ones released on PC. It suffered from being downgraded, which is what happens to a lot of the m... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Can Quake Wars break the Richter scale in the crowed FPS market? My Darkzero review.

    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

    Can Quake Wars break the Richter scale in the crowed FPS market? My Darkzero review.

    When you think about consoles and online together, only one thing should really enter your mind, and that is Xbox Live. The service really did justice for the console market; it showed how a dedicated online service coul... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A golf game that everybody can play. My DarkZero review of Everybody's Golf: World Tour.

    Minna no Golf 5

    A golf game that everybody can play. My DarkZero review of Everybody's Golf: World Tour.

    I've never been interested in the sport known as golf. Sitting there watching a guy get his biggest wood out and then smacking a ball many yards, only then to set off walking towards it, taking his time, then smacking it... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Should you really go find "Daddy?"  My Dark-Zero review of Secret Files: Tunguska

    Secret Files: Tunguska

    Should you really go find "Daddy?" My Dark-Zero review of Secret Files: Tunguska

    Unless you are a PC gamer, you won't have seen many point and click adventures lately. It seems developers don't want to give the genre a chance on your shiny "next-gen" consoles and HDTV screens. So while the consoles s... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    It takes two to tango! My DarkZero review of Army of Two.

    Army of Two

    It takes two to tango! My DarkZero review of Army of Two.

    Games with a cooperative focus are few and far between. It's a mode that really should be included in a lot of the games out there on the shelves, yet for some reason the developers don't want to include the feature. Not... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    This is a war you should think about fighting for. My Dark Zero review of Tabula Rasa.

    Tabula Rasa

    This is a war you should think about fighting for. My Dark Zero review of Tabula Rasa.

    A lot of people have probably heard the words Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) thrown around quite a bit, especially in recent times where a lot of companies seem to be jumping on the bandwagon to cash in on the craze.... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Earth is invaded once again, are we really that scrumptious? My Dark Zero review of Universe At War.

    Universe at War: Earth Assault

    Earth is invaded once again, are we really that scrumptious? My Dark Zero review of Universe At War.

    I've always wondered why aliens seem to want to invade earth all the time. What's so good about our planet? Why do aliens always seem to want to attack it? If you sit and really think about it, they would be coming to a ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Is this another anime game falling into the depths of mediocre? My Dark Zero review of Bleach.

    Bleach Wii: Hakujin Kirameku Rondo

    Is this another anime game falling into the depths of mediocre? My Dark Zero review of Bleach.

    When gaming is mixed with highly popular license products, be it movies, programs or in this case anime, they usually don't turn out to be the best games they can be. Most are usually quickly thrown together and released... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Not as lost in this genre as it seems. My Dark Zero review of Lost Odyssey

    Lost Odyssey

    Not as lost in this genre as it seems. My Dark Zero review of Lost Odyssey

    Playing a guy who is immortal and has lived for one thousand years is certainly an interesting story when it comes to an RPG. There's plenty of stuff I'd love to do in life and with time like that I would probably be abl... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful