DailyGame's Scores

  • Games
For 829 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Kinect Nat Geo TV
Lowest review score: 20 Bubble Bobble Revolution
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 829
829 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It's nothing revolutionary, but the Big Button Pads add a new competitive element, and the new questions will entice fans of silver-screen trivia. This could actually see a lot of action during holiday get-togethers if you've got a bunch of movie buffs in your family.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If The Godfather films are among your favorite, there's no denying you'll enjoy this game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A good, though somewhat flawed game. With the upcoming patch, I can only hope they fix the AI, pathing, framerate and difficulty issues.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The basic menu system starts out simple enough, but if you really want to dig down deep into the guts of groove, you've got to work around a menu system that is definitely daunting. Sure it's pretty to look at and has a very professional feel to it, but it can be a total bear for newcomers to the mixing game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The levels are creative and artistic direction is solid, but the actual gameplay suffers from a lack of diversity and being clumped into big chunks.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 is a solid game no matter which way it is examined.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The combat forces you to think, which is a nice change of pace. For half the price of most other games, you'll likely get twice the enjoyment from Phantom Dust.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Controls are a bit complex for kids and too unoriginal for adults.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    All-Star Baseball 2005 may get the job done, but in a season as long as baseball’s, you’ve got to have that special something to keep you motivated, and unfortunately, this game just doesn’t have it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A fantastic sequel, but the age of the franchise definitely shows.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Good for fans, but action-RPG gamers probably already have a better game in hand.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Still a very good football game, but a step down from what we'd normally expect.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The new elements are intriguing but not quite enough to make the game more than slightly above average.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A high degree of patience is required to battle the PixelJunk Monsters, a bit more so than the developers should have allowed. Otherwise, PixelJunk Monsters is a solid, albeit safe entry in the timeless "tower defense" genre.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    There's a nice amount of content, but the updates do little more than gloss over lingering issues, and choosing to upgrade the audio over the graphics is just plain puzzling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    All-Star Baseball 2005 may get the job done, but in a season as long as baseball’s, you’ve got to have that special something to keep you motivated, and unfortunately, this game just doesn’t have it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Still, these neat little touches can't justify the purchase of this game by themselves, and the rest of Midnight Club Los Angeles just has too many less-than-next-gen issues to warrant choosing it over the outstanding Burnout Paradise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The police chases are fantastic, but the plot's bad and the gameplay is confined to an area that's much smaller than it seems like it should be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    With different organization and a free-roam mode, this would've been amazing offline. With luck, the sequel will make some online adjustments, too.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The story's excellent, the new gameplay elements are a breath of fresh air, and the incorporation of the GamePad make total contextual sense while acting also as a proof of concept for the hardware itself. Without the snafus, I'd say Ubisoft has a Wii U winner on its hands. But some of those glitches are just too hard to overlook.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's not nearly as bad as others would have you believe, but it's also not quite out of the "average" realm.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Good for fans, but action-RPG gamers probably already have a better game in hand.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Being able to (mostly) control an RTS on a console is great, but it still has a few control and graphics snafus to work through.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Still, these neat little touches can't justify the purchase of this game by themselves, and the rest of Midnight Club Los Angeles just has too many less-than-next-gen issues to warrant choosing it over the outstanding Burnout Paradise.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The amount you'll pay for this game is less than you'd pay playing multiple pinball tables in an arcade, so ignore the botched Vision Camera functions and just focus on the fun. There's plenty of it to be found in Pinball FX.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The police chases are fantastic, but the plot's bad and the gameplay is confined to an area that's much smaller than it seems like it should be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Innovative, addicting gameplay launches Gripshift out of mediocrity, but the lack of motivation to play everything, a ghost of a multiplayer mode, the 600-Microsoft-Point price tag and eventual frustration makes the game plummet back to Earth.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Lionhead packed Fable 2 with new features and depth, but a host of new gameplay issues give the action RPG some serious growing pains.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Good for fans, but action-RPG gamers probably already have a better game in hand.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's really too bad the camera has such a horrendous impact on the gameplay, because that single visual hindrance spoils an otherwise impeccable graphical experience. Really, there are no two ways to say it: the non-camera graphics in Ninja Gaiden are astonishing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    An intriguing take on the RTS model that provides a rich platform for trying out new strategies in different scenarios.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Random asshat aside -- whom you'll find on just about any game -- Sacred 2: Fallen Angel should be added to the backlog of anyone who loves a good loot-collection game, particularly one like this that doesn't impose a short timeline or ridiculously low level cap.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Hot Shots brings its fantastic gameplay and cutesy characters to the tennis court. We would have liked more character customization, but the fun factor does not disappoint.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Let's put it this way: how many arcade stand-ups did you buy and take home with you? Metal Slug 3 is one of those games you'll think fondly of for years to come, but it's probably one of those titles, like the coin-op arcade classics, that you'd just as soon remember fondly than have at home collecting dust for years to come.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Too little, too late. What's Rare been doing for three years? At least we can now look forward to their other games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Let's say this again: Tedious gameplay kills the coolness of the "wow" moments and brings it all down to an average level.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The developer sought to bring freedom to the racing genre, both with the overall structure and the ability to drive almost any car immediately, and they nailed that goal from the opening moments. Yet for all the hard work that was clearly put into realizing an open world, enough issues (re)surface that they undo much of the studio's hard work. Cars don't really handle differently, they just drive faster.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Random asshat aside -- whom you'll find on just about any game -- Sacred 2: Fallen Angel should be added to the backlog of anyone who loves a good loot-collection game, particularly one like this that doesn't impose a short timeline or ridiculously low level cap.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon may suffer from some derivative level design, and its introduction of the cool Stealth Force form does have some repetitive gameplay consequences. But kudos to the developers for injecting something new into the formula.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A decent outing with decent air combat, but it’s nothing you’ve never seen before.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    From a compilation or "archival" standpoint, this set is great at showing how much the series has evolved and grown. From a pure enjoyment standpoint, the first two games drag down the overall experience, not through any fault of the developer, but by simply not having benefited from the additional years of gameplay updates that current titles enjoy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Easily the best use of a licensed property, but by parodying old gameplay mechanics, the game reinforces just how tired we've gotten of the same elements that the game itself relies upon.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Sony proves with Games of the Week that a last-minute port can offer more than slightly improved graphics. This refreshing new mode is a step in the right direction in the evolution of basketball video games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Condemned 2 is a decent game that suffers from a gameplay identity crisis and strays too far from the original's successful but under-rated formula.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    As you can likely tell from this review, Hulk Hogan's Main Event seems expansive on the surface, but it's essentially the same basic pieces rearranged and re-swizzled into a few different modes. Hearing quotes from Hulk Hogan is cool, the Achievement Points are easy, and it's definitely novel to strike a pose like the Hulkster. But a bit more grappling freedom would've gone a long way to making this Xbox Kinect game live up to Hulk Hogan's massive persona.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The surround sound may be great, but bad voice acting is bad voice acting, no matter how many channels it comes from.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    We've never been fans of forcing someone to play a set number of mini-games to advance to the next mission, and we don't like that element in this game either. But the mini-games are simple enough and the mission structure repetitive enough that young kids are likely going to have a good time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Like a really good comedy film, probably best suited as a rental.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A worthwhile extension to modern classic that deserves play.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Blowing stuff up with a buddy absolutely rocks, but the AI is anything but intelligent and the graphics are a bit disappointing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Like a really good comedy film, probably best suited as a rental.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The Team Tour mode is fun, but everything else about the game has been seen/done before. Maybe a $25 price should be next year's "added feature."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The BIGS is a triumphant return to arcade baseball on next-gen consoles, with multiple addictive modes. The gameplay still needs tuning, something we hope to see in next year's version.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Blowing stuff up with a buddy absolutely rocks, but the AI is anything but intelligent and the graphics are a bit disappointing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The Team Tour mode is fun, but everything else about the game has been seen/done before. Maybe a $25 price should be next year's "added feature."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A decent outing with decent air combat, but it's nothing you've never seen before.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A decent outing with decent air combat, but it’s nothing you’ve never seen before.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Easily the best use of a licensed property, but by parodying old gameplay mechanics, the game reinforces just how tired we've gotten of the same elements that the game itself relies upon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It's a bit more exotic than the previous game, with a bit more gameplay variety and groups, but it's definitely not Shenmue.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    However, even with all those aspects and the insane environments, I found it too hard to overcome the crashing. I've played games in other genres that "yank" players out of the experience, but it's not happened often in the racing arena. With MotorStorm: Apocalypse, it does, and specifically because of the crashes
    • 84 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends is an atypical real-time strategy game that manages to draw attention with its unique style, but ultimately plays like any other game in the genre.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The DBZ series' next-gen debut looks and sounds good, but its gameplay has some minor annoyances that are poorly timed, considering Soulcaliber IV isn't all that far off. You're better off waiting for that one instead.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A revolutionary dancing game, but it’s certainly an evolution of the genre in its dance pad orientation and addition of a center button.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It's not often we see 2K scrambling, but the controls feel like a panic move. With a bit more focus on the controls' convenience and practicality, NHL 2K8 has laid the groundwork for an intriguing season--in 2K9.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The DBZ series' next-gen debut looks and sounds good, but its gameplay has some minor annoyances that are poorly timed, considering Soulcaliber IV isn't all that far off. You're better off waiting for that one instead.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A great cure for World Cup fever, but the challenge style may not endure once the Finals are done.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, BLACK is just your average first-person shooter.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It might not have a shiny package, but it's everything we loved about the arcade.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Flawed squad mechanics and a crutch-like suppression system undo the game's historical and voice-acting achievements.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As an anime experience, it's frankly hard to top what Capcom's done here. But as an entry in the pantheon of interactive entertainment, it doesn't do enough to be anything more than marginally "interactive," resulting in a merely average, albeit unique, game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    May not be the most original game, but in the end, it’s a fun one. If you want to spend a weekend hacking and slashing alone or with online buddies, you can’t go wrong with this game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Siren is a good game with plenty of innovation, but the general "sightjack, sneak, repeat" gameplay gets stale after a short bit of time, and the lack of action makes the game hard to stay interested in.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Battle of the Bands may have some technical issues, but they seldom get in the way of having fun or interfere with the creativity of the musical premise itself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Bleach: Shattered Blade remains faithful to the television series and offers tight controls utilizing the Wii Remote and Nunchuck. However, a lack of variety in character moves, an overly used special move sequence and no online multiplayer add up to litte replayability value.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not a bad game, but also not a great one that misses the mark on a few levels, most notably the dialog for this gamer. I am sure there's a target market out there who eats this type of language up, and will be mimicking what they hear for a while, but sadly I am not this market.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Excellent co-op puzzle game that in this reviewers opinion, tries far too hard to be cute and quirky which forces the game off the mark.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A disappointingly repetitive and average ride at a time when above-average is a necessity.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Looks aside, The Godfather: Mob Wars is simply an enjoyable extension of the console version that appropriately adds new content to the mix. While it isn't a ground-breaking experience, it is fun while it lasts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If it existed in a vacuum it'd rank better, but this is a strong holiday for videogame shooters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not a bad game, but something about it seems off. The autosculpting rocks as a feature, but the stagnant gameplay is not exactly propelled by the story mode.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Omega Five is a rose: great to look at but painful to handle.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A disappointingly repetitive and average ride at a time when above-average is a necessity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A few quirks and maybe a bit too fast at times, but overall, an enjoyable game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    FIFA definitely has replay value, both because of the sheer number of teams you can try to get to the World Cup and because it offers online play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The only problem is that LucasArts didn’t take the ultimate risk and create strictly a strategy game, because the fighting aspects sink this game faster than an ogre mage in quicksand.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The only problem is that LucasArts didn’t take the ultimate risk and create strictly a strategy game, because the fighting aspects sink this game faster than an ogre mage in quicksand.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If it existed in a vacuum it'd rank better, but this is a strong holiday for videogame shooters.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Mystery Case Files is a fun, albeit slightly repetitive, experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    No matter which side you choose, though, Quantum of Solace is mostly fun, but it suffers from some annoying AI and "by the numbers" gameplay, and it's far too short to recommend as anything but a rental.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sure there are a few new features, but none of them are so outstanding that they make the game significantly better. NHL 2K6 is a slightly beefier game than its current-gen brethren, but it just doesn't justify a $60 price tag, shiny helmets or no.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    One of those games that has a solid mix of gameplay elements and takes its source material seriously, ensuring plenty of scary moments and schoolgirl-shrieks from players.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fun, but frustratingly difficult at times.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Drawn to Life makes excellent use of the DS touch pad by allowing you to easily design your own characters, weapons, and various transports. Unfortunately, the rest of the game can become quite a chore and often becomes redundant.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The narrative is outstanding, even in spite of a few plot-point missteps, and the character evolution of Master Chief and Cortana deserves to be further explored with these wonderful storytellers (well, maybe one of them can't happen, but I'll avoid spoilers). However, the gameplay feels jilted, awkward and unrefined, three unforgivable sins in a landscape populated with other quite-capable FPS franchises. As a result, I'm going to average everything out: great story plus bad gameplay equals an average experience. And in this overcrowded FPS genre, "average" is isn't something I'd recommend buying.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still, that may have been an odd happenstance specific to our play space, so I won't downgrade the game because of it. Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure is a fun, albeit brief, trip down Pixar memory lane, and it makes nice use of Kinect motion controls.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    No matter which side you choose, though, Quantum of Solace is mostly fun, but it suffers from some annoying AI and "by the numbers" gameplay, and it's far too short to recommend as anything but a rental.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's not the mind-blowing cultural phenomenon of a game experience that Halo 2, Half-Life 2 and DOOM III are (or at least promised to be, as the case may be), but it's a decent game that offers some fresh changes to the FPS genre.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Excite Truck isn't the kind of game that's going to win "Racer of the Year 2006," but it sure is a lot of fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It has all the makings of a top tier title, but due to a boring story, iffy AI and so-so combat mechanics, it just doesn't manage to pull out of the “average” ranking.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Having two games featuring trophy and 3D support plus a feature length animated 3D movie all on one disc is a good deal for Tekken fans. Dated gameplay in Tekken Tag Tournament is highly evident when played back to back with the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue, but that doesn't take away from the genre changing the title encouraged during it's initial release.