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Dark - Review Roundup

by Myrthos, 2013-07-10 12:52:14

Here are some more reviews of Dark. None of them look too good.

GameInformer, 2/10:

I’ve played a lot of bad Xbox 360 games for achievements, but hardly any are as unpolished and poorly executed as Dark. It’s easily one of this generation’s worst titles. Even when the stealth is working moderately well, the slow pacing is a killer, and no amount of blood sucking brings satisfaction. Most levels were completed through trial and error, failure after failure, and then success coming from exploiting an AI bug or an odd design decision.

X3 news, 5/10

DARK is not a good game. It is in all respects a bad game. The whole game is epitomized at the end by a severely lacklustre boss battle, which is the worst ending to any game that I have played. With that being said DARK does have a few, just a minute few, redeemable features but they are far and few between. With an injection of just a few more mechanics and non-clichéd writing DARK may have even been a good game. This is one summer title you will want to avoid unless you are set on playing every single stealth game you can get your hands on.

Rock Paper Shotgun

Overall, Dark leaves me with the same sinking feeling that always settles in the pit of my mind when I arrive at the unnecessary stealth level in an otherwise entertaining game. Usually they’re of the sort that actively crumple and contort the game’s game’s central mechanics, eventually abandoning them, bending an engine unsuited to the task to the will of shadows and sounds.

Sadly, Dark is that level and it is also an entire game.


DARK is not a good game. It is in all respects a bad game. The whole game is epitomized at the end by a severely lacklustre boss battle, which is the worst ending to any game that I have played. With that being said DARK does have a few, just a minute few, redeemable features but they are far and few between. With an injection of just a few more mechanics and non-clichéd writing DARK may have even been a good game. This is one summer title you will want to avoid unless you are set on playing every single stealth game you can get your hands on. - See more at: http://www.x3news.co.uk/Reviews/Xbox%20360%20Game%20Reviews/DARK%20Review.html#sthash.0wSoIaYj.5514XfpS.dpuf

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Dark

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Modern
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released


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