Dark Mist - PS3 Network review

Arcadey, dungeon-crawly shooting and shaking


  • Old-fashioned shooting
  • Shaking away the mist
  • Topping your friends' scores


  • Shaking Sixaxis gets old
  • No saving
  • Repetitive action

Don’t let the fact that this is from the developers of maligned PS3 launch title Genji put you off; it’s actually one of the better PSN games to date. If you remember the dungeon crawls from the old Zelda games, this will be familiar - a top-down view, enemies to defeat, bosses to battle and items to collect. The unique thing, however, is that each room of the dungeons is filled with black fog. You have to shake the Sixaxis to clear it, otherwise you won’t be able to see the enemies or you’ll fall down bottomless pits or stumble into other obstacles. Your character has a bow that can fire regular or special shots, ranging from electrical bolts to bursts of fire.

It’s arcade-style, which means no saving -only a challenge to see how far you can get without dying and how many points you can get, which are then posted to an online leaderboard. It’s also uncharacteristically good-looking for a PSN game, with lush sparkly effects and cute anime character designs. Our only gripe is that it gets repetitive fast.

More Info

DescriptionShake and wipe your way through foggy dungeons in this old school arcade shooter. You may, however lose your arms from all of the Sixaxis shaking you'll be doing.
UK censor rating7+
Release date (US), 8 January 2008 (UK)