• Dark
40
Based on 13 scores, 13 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    0
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    13

Pros:

  • Great vampires with good supernatural abilities.
  • Good traditional stealth game.

Cons:

  • Some bugs.
  • Lackluster presentation values.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 43

Even when things go as they should, the clunky controls and thoroughly uninteresting story linking each glorified box factory together make being a terror of the night about as tempting as being a night watchman. Eric Bane – snigger – needs blood to avoid a literal fate worse than death. No amount of it can stop his game being anaemic.

By PC Gamer on 43

A work of sulky blandness that does itself no favours by latching onto better games and cooler...

By GameSpot on 35

Dark mixes up its pace in the final levels, dropping some narrative surprises on you and depositing you into a few unexpected locales. But by then, you've endured too much banality for a few bewildering plot twists to suck any interest out of you, or for the stand-alone challenge levels to hold any appeal. In the dark is where this clumsy vampire game should remain.

By GameSpot on 35

Like the guards you must sneak past in this vampire stealth game, it's best to avoid Dark...

By avforums.com on 20

I've replayed the opening half an hour or so of Dark four times. The most recent game I did that with was - well, it was The Last of Us just the other week - but before that I think it was possibly Mass Effect 2 back in 2010. Unfortunately, I didn't...

By IGN on 40

Dark is a stealth action adventure that's brimming with good ideas, but poor AI, a weak story, and repetitive gameplay drive a three-pronged stake through the heart of its entertainment value. Dark's cel-shaded settings occasionally allow the otherwise drab experience to shine, but not without a forgettable protagonist and clunky movements sinking their fangs into the fun.

By HardcoreGamer on 50

Dark turns into an experience you may want to quietly sneak past. The RPG elements and distinct visual style do present some life, but don’t go in expecting this to be a mechanically sound game.

By EuroGamer on 30

Low-budget games can be delightful and surprising, but only if the core elements work. Here, they don't. In its best moments, this is only ever a reminder of better games. In its worst moments - of which there are far too many - Dark frustrates and irritates as only a clumsy stealth game can.

By TheControllerOnline on 60

If Realmforge Studios had spent as much time designing the other elements, as they did designing the visual style, Dark could have been a good game. Instead it will end up in more bargain bins than game collections.

By Omnigamer on 50

However, it is a game that I think with enough work could have a really cool sequel and would like to see Realmforge Studios take another swing at this IP. I do not want to see a series with potential shelved because the first game wasn’t great.

By GamerMadness on 30

The game has a few okay aspects and does become a bit more fun later on but that, unfortunately, doesn’t make DARK worth the asking price (45€). This is very sad because I know many people, including me, were looking forward to DARK. Could I recommend DARK to anyone? No, I honestly couldn’t.

By Tlumacz on 40

Anyway Dark appeared already on the PC, and on Friday will be available on Xbox 360, but you can absolutely get past the title matter. Do not lose time to użeraniu the crooked mechanics and poor control, and save dozens of gold that you can utilize in a better way.

International Review By Gamezoom.net on 50

Wirklich verdammt schade: Das Setting von Dark hat mich schon seit der Ankündigung des Spiels überzeugt, doch leider haben die Entwickler bei fast allen entscheidenden Punkten versagt: Die Steuerung ist gerade für einen Stealth-Actiontitel viel zu...