Daily Radar's Scores

  • Games
For 458 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Metropolis Street Racer
Lowest review score: 0 Who Wants to Beat Up a Millionaire?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 458
458 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
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    It has improved graphics, better controls, smarter AI and a new momentum meter that adds to the drama.
    • 86 Metascore
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    This, as of right now, is the de facto standard in high-end golf games, and no golf-game fan should be without it.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Players who preferred last year's fast, arcade feel can boost up the speed in the options settings, but fans of more thoughtful, deliberate play will likely enjoy the challenge and pace of this year's iteration.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Innovation, game play and design are blended in near-perfect measures, resulting in a game that's such a delight to play that I'm already begun working our way through it for the second time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Jaw-dropping graphics. The level of detail on each player is almost silly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Colorful, fun, hopelessly addictive and a great way to introduce others to videogames.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    FIFA 2001 may not be revolutionary in gameplay or depth like Madden, but it's revolutionary in terms of graphics -- and it brings home the ultimate vision of soccer game creators better than any game before it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The original Dreamcast game blew us away, and there are so many improvements to this version it'd be impossible to list them all.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Definitely a cut about the rest. Not only is it one of the best console-based strategy games of all time, it also shows a level of quality that is lacking in many PS2 titles.
    • 77 Metascore
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    MLS again uses that classic fluid passing game found in all the previous Konami soccer titles. The controls, which use the Japanese configuration, are responsive and logical and designed to keep the pace of the game loose and fast.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the coolest and most absorbing games we've played all year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So imaginative, colorful and funny that it serves to remind us how insufferably gloomy and witless most shooters are.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But for sheer fun, there are a few games that can compete with Tony Hawk 2's excellent mix of tricks, bails and hidden swag.
    • 88 Metascore
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    It's as if Michaelangelo came down, picked up an already beautiful painting and made it a masterpiece.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best adventure game in years. That's one of the easier ways to describe The Longest Journey. It's also the longest, the most rewarding and the most mature.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    SSX
    Beautiful graphics, huge courses, great multiplayer and infinite replayability round out the package to make this hands-down the best game on the PS2.
    • 87 Metascore
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    Though in five years we will not look back on "Icewind Dale" as the game that changed the world, we will likely remember it as one of the most enjoyable RPGs we've had the pleasure to crack open.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Those with the ultimate system and mad teamplay skills will eat this up, though; it's a triumph of teamwork, dynamic gameplay and some serious strategy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The city-building series has been popular before, but we think Zeus has the potential to blow this series up big-time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you like Tekken then you have to have this, the most, biggest, best bag of Tekken so far. A droolworthy launch title.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The fact remains that if you want to own the best possible basketball game for the PC, this is the one to get. The graphics are, as usual, simply spectacular, and the production values, from the snappy menu system to the hip-hop timeouts, are the best in the business.
    • 87 Metascore
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    The best $20 computer game we've ever played.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For a complete package of plot, style, depth and action, few games rival "Deus Ex."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    When we're this in love with a game about silly four-wheeled pleasure machines for the suicidal, you can bet something really special is going on.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Although it doesn't make full use of Sony's new 800-pound gorilla, it does have spectacular and colorful graphics, ingenious level design, a wonderful cast of characters and an enormous game world to explore.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A brilliant game that brings some much-needed variety to the PS2's lineup.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Blizzard has scored again with an object lesson in polish, depth and sheer compelling playability.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A great experience. It's as close to a perfect rendition of the D&D universe as we've ever seen.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most compelling, beautiful and impressive pieces of code we have played in a long, long time. It is also insanely addictive.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The ability to control, design, influence and sometimes destroy the lives of little virtual versions of ourselves is mysteriously engrossing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In short, Monkey Island has amazing production value, great graphics, good comedy, and a compelling story.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If nothing else, Final Fantasy IX is a work of utterly sumptuous beauty, with gorgeous environments, jaw-dropping cut-scenes and detailed characters.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though the graphics are almost identical to the last version, everything else has been upgraded enough to make this sequel better than last year and, by default, the best racing game of all time.
    • 74 Metascore
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    This one has it all -- an innovative combat interface, a sweeping story and some of the most gorgeous graphics seen in a PSX RPG. Quite simply, it's a must-buy for any console RPG fanatic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The tiny characters are vividly illustrated and animated with surprising aplomb, remaining remarkably expressive despite their diminutive stature.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Two parts "Wipeout" and one part "Mario Kart", combined with a feel all its own, make the newest Rollcage a winner across the board.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are a few weaknesses with the collision detection, but on the whole "Tenchu 2" is gripping, sleek and cool.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A staggering achievement in video gaming -- not only building on its stunning predecessor, but actually eclipsing it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Combining superb stealth gameplay with outstanding visuals and that crafty British humor, Chicken Run is more than worth crossing the road for.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A fast and fun hockey game that gives you all the options, modes and action you could want from a hockey game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With just about every conceivable option for a basketball game available, Live 2001 is even better than last year's excellent effort.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's Number One, baby! Hi, Mom!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Another excellent addition to the series, a great example of pure pinball simulation.
    • 78 Metascore
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    An outstanding title that can do it all.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dance games will probably never get any better than this.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most gorgeous, addictive and exceptionally challenging rally title ever to hit a home console.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Let's start by clearing up the silly notion that Fear Effect 2 is the games equivalent of a skin flick, shall we?... Creative, deep and addicting, Retro Helix is one of the best action adventures we've ever come across.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More creative minigames, a slightly higher difficulty level, superb level design and some of the best realtime graphics the PlayStation has ever seen all make Year of the Dragon a winner.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Gamers with a penchant for shooting, sneaking and protecting the free world will no doubt find plenty to love in this finely crafted, story-driven actioner.
    • 88 Metascore
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    We predict with confidence that Excitebike 64 will go down in gaming history as the best motorcycle game ever.
    • 95 Metascore
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    There is no masking this one; it is, to mince no more words, a wonder.
    • 97 Metascore
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    Oh yea, oh yea, glory hallelujah -- this is the game we've waited so long for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the type of game that mothers hate.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're severely allergic to overly cute-and-cuddly games, take some Dramamine before heading off on Mario's adventure.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While its direct competition is the Dreamcast's "Virtua Tennis," those who pass up this one because of cutesy characters and backgrounds will miss out on one of the best games for the system, hands down.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Madden 2001 passes the competition to become the best gridiron title on the N64.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This new version, in fact, is much the same as the ones of yesteryear. But since that means it still features great gameplay and some of the best multiplayer in existence, you won't hear us complaining.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything about the game is fun and everything about the production value says quality.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best wrestling game ever made and one of the best games ever to appear on the N64.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With only a few camera issues to stomach and a raised eyebrow given to the level of difficulty (especially in later stages), Ecco's 25+ stages of fluid, gorgeous gameplay show it has the brawn to back up its beauty.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Luckily, the lame story is the one glaring flaw in an otherwise stupendous role-playing game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Delivers on every level -- gameplay, graphics, sound and, especially, originality. Greedy as we are, we can only complain that there isn't even more goodness.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Both the graphics and the driving model are spot-on, but the game is also full of great new ideas, like a time of day setting that corresponds to the internal clock of the Dreamcast, a fictitious car stereo that lets you "make your own CDs" and a brilliant point system.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Bottom Line: Brilliant.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We know it sounds weird and wild, but trust us, once you see the game in action you'll almost understand why it has, at times, totally dominated not only the Daily Radar office, but that of our parent company Imagine media as a whole.
    • 98 Metascore
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    This is the most beautiful fighting game ever to grace a home console.
    • 88 Metascore
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    Easily the most realistic, and definitely one of the most fun, fighting games to ever come along.
    • 92 Metascore
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    Although almost ridiculously simple, "Virtua Tennis" is more addictive than chocolate-coated, sugar-frosted crack.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perfectly walking the line between arcade racer and sim, it delivers fantastic, deep, engrossing racing action without the endless twiddling of a sim or the ridiculous control of an arcade racer. There are no weapons or powerups, either.
    • 97 Metascore
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    Nothing on Dreamcast comes close to matching this game in terms of action and fun.
    • 90 Metascore
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    UT fares better than "Quake III" in three of the categories: lag, amount of people allowed to play and levels.
    • 84 Metascore
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    Sega GT is a nearly perfect racing simulation that offers hundreds of cars, dozens of options and weeks of deep gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a ton of options, gorgeous graphics running at consistently high framerates and plenty of tracks to choose from, the few niggling problems (like online lag and touchy controls) seem to slip away into meaningless babble in the heat of a close race.
    • 75 Metascore
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    Even players who aren't die-hard fans of the shooter genre will enjoy the game, if they give it a little time to grow on them.
    • 84 Metascore
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    With near-perfect control, a great new hip-hop soundtrack, several new characters that weren't in "Double Impact" (including perennial favorite Chun Li) and the best 2D animation we've ever seen in a fighting game, this game is certainly the business.
    • 93 Metascore
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    Those who haven't already bought a copy of it should promptly have their heads examined.
    • 93 Metascore
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    Smoother than The Glide, bigger than The Diesel and cooler than The Iceman, NBA 2K1 is as about as good as basketball gets.
    • 97 Metascore
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    So vastly improved over its predecessor that it easily wrests away the title of "Best Football Videogame of All Time" and easily scores a direct hit.
    • 90 Metascore
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    The MOST FUN 2D fighter game of all time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For those with the drive and the patience, though, Superbike 2001 is, hands down, the best motorcycle simulator available for the PC.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The multiplayer won't hold most people's interest for more than a few rounds, but the creative level design as well as the minigames will keep most platform fans munching to the end.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There are a few problems -- namely save points, the sometimes quirky interface and the occasional awkward control -- but as a whole, The Devil Inside is fun and stylish.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A goofy, amusing third-person game that captures the essence of the original and builds on it, managing to stay true to the first while breaking free and providing plenty of fresh adventure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Arguably the PC strategy game of the year to beat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's a must have for casual WWII air buffs and the hardcore as well, and fortunately has the distinction of being well worth having.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Even provides an excellent FPS experience for those who may not wear their pointy rubber ears to bed at night like we do.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's just a great tactical exercise for strategy gamers of any rank.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The single biggest change made to MechWarrior is in speed. Gone are the days of slow, plodding robots.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A blast to play. The game oozes style in the same way that "Space Channel 5" did, and the control scheme uses the dual sticks of the PS2 controller better than anything since "Ape Escape."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While seemingly dogpiled with new buildings and features to impress the first-timer, it's actually become so feature-dense and micromanagerial... that only hard-core SimPsychopaths will really be able to appreciate the package
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Everyone and everything in your life, including such necessities as food, sleep and bleeding your bulging bladder, (will be) ignored in your pursuit to finish.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An exhilarating first-person mech shooter, it has its share of shortcomings, but in some respects leaves Core's also excellent title in the dust.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    "SSX" is a zany, fun and arcadey snowboard stunt-racer, and Konami's ESPN X Games Snowboarding is a realistic and beautifully presented simulator, one that will probably have massive appeal to hardcore snowboarders.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Some players may not find it terribly thrilling, but for those who are looking for aerial excitement, Sky Odyssey is a must-own.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It doesn't have the best graphics out there, but frankly, it has everything else in spades.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Funky and fun, it won't revolutionize the genre, but it's a hardcore puzzle gamer's wet dream.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Absolutely outstanding, but there's still room for improvement.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Gamers weaned on massive combos and flashy pyrotechnics will most likely find themselves fidgeting, but we've got a suspicion that plenty of PS2-owning gamers out there are looking for a fighter with finesse -- not just for fans of the genre, Kengo fits that bill quite nicely.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Oni
    There's refreshingly little emphasis on lever pulling or jumping puzzles -- someone out there is listening.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Surprisingly addictive, nice to look at and good, refreshing fun.