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 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy
Lowest review score: 20 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 829
829 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's just more of the same, which is a big missed opportunity for Nintendo. Once the novelty of Wii Speak wears off, there isn't any incentive to continue.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If it existed in a vacuum it'd rank better, but this is a strong holiday for videogame shooters.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A disappointingly repetitive and average ride at a time when above-average is a necessity.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tedious gameplay kills the coolness of the "wow" moments and brings it all down to an average level.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, BLACK is just your average first-person shooter.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An enjoyable action title for those of us who have yet to jump on the 360 bandwagon.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's fun enough to hold your interest for a little while, but the repetitive play will cut that time far shorter than the game's excruciatingly long load times.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It might not have a shiny package, but it's everything we loved about the arcade.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Given the price point for Wii Play Motion, $49.99 it's tough to recommend the title if you're not in the market for another Wii Remote. But if you don't have the Wii Motion+ adapter, just need another remote or are getting the hankering to try out some newer minigames to help flesh out your next Wii party, then this is a solid acquisition, as long as you know what you're getting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Nice multimedia as expected, but the AI has taken a dip. Fortunately, the multiplayer elements and Challenges keep things fresh.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    So much effort went into replicating the glaive's flight and awe-inspiring kills that every other aspect of Dark Sector took a noticeable hit in quality and polish, save for the visuals. Remove the glaive, and this game's appeal drops below mediocrity into a rinse-and-repeat nightmare.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    So much effort went into replicating the glaive's flight and awe-inspiring kills that every other aspect of Dark Sector took a noticeable hit in quality and polish, save for the visuals. Remove the glaive, and this game's appeal drops below mediocrity into a rinse-and-repeat nightmare.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The changes to Top Spin 3 are only good for hardcore tennis fans. For most gamers, the new animation-dependent learning curve will replace the fun gameplay elements with literal gameplay mechanics.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The changes to Top Spin 3 are only good for hardcore tennis fans. For most gamers, the new animation-dependent learning curve will replace the fun gameplay elements with literal gameplay mechanics.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An entertaining movie tie-in that should keep kids and fans of the film engrossed throughout the duration of your game-rental period.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An average shooter in which the presentation and education are more compelling than the game itself.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The ingredients are there for something good, but they need more time in the cauldron before this game can bubble to the top.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The combat is good, the production values high and the promise incredible, but unless you’re a huge fan of the Forgotten Realms storyline, you’re better off renting Demon Stone.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The bells, whistles and added off-court content are nice additions, but the game suffers from some nagging on-court issues that should have been addressed before the extra stuff.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Technically there's nothing wrong with the game -- had it released in 2006. While it's great to have Visual Concepts back, they definitely left room for improvement for All-Pro Football 2K9, and improvement is certainly what's needed for this next generation of football games.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Technically there's nothing wrong with the game -- had it released in 2006. While it's great to have Visual Concepts back, they definitely left room for improvement for All-Pro Football 2K9, and improvement is certainly what's needed for this next generation of football games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Unless you're absolutely die-hard about hard rock and heavy metal, Brutal Legend is one game you can relegate to a rental.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Unless you're absolutely die-hard about hard rock and heavy metal, Brutal Legend is one game you can relegate to a rental.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    But even fantastic graphics can't elevate H.A.W.X. beyond a simple weekend rental.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    But even fantastic graphics can't elevate H.A.W.X. beyond a simple weekend rental.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    EA introduces some new gameplay elements and injects some variety, but it's not enough to keep the game from getting repetitive, and the overall polish isn't as high as it was in the original.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    EA introduces some new gameplay elements and injects some variety, but it's not enough to keep the game from getting repetitive, and the overall polish isn't as high as it was in the original.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Feels like it should have been designed as a "Dynasty Warriors" clone. It would have done a wonderful job as such. The environments and character designs are beautiful accomplishments, and the sense of scale is an incredible feat. But the RTS aspects hurt the game badly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Too average to warrant purchasing at full price, but not a bad rental.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    I typically find any platformers get old fast, but in Nightshade, the designers were wise enough to not subject you to platform hell, so there's just enough to keep the levels interesting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Not a bad game by any means, but the slow initial pace combined with horrible voice work make for a game that most players won't want to make it past hour 5.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    All in all, Gradius Collection is a set of "fan's games," in that only someone who really loves the hyperactive side-scrolling action of the original can love this package.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Tilting the Wii Remote to control the table is intuitive and feels natural. Color matching can be frustrating at times, but adds to the overall challenge of the gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If rhythm and trippy visuals are your thing then you'll find this bazaar shooter worthwhile.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Harry's fifth go-round is tailor-made for the Wii-Mote's ability to mimic a magic wand, but despite extensive efforts to bring Hogwart's to life, boring play and uninterruptible cut-scenes cast an ominous cloud.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's initially a blast and has outstanding mini-games, but it needs more game modes on the whole, and the replayability dwindles fast.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Cars and physics shine in this game, but the gameplay gets repetitive in an overlong career mode.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Multiplayer is a nice addition, but it definitely takes some getting used to, and the updated graphics don't really do much for me other than give me a headache while trying to create clusters.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    WALL-E is a fun character and film, but while the game explores more of the movie's universe, the gameplay doesn't explore anything by familiar ground.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    WALL-E is a fun character and film, but while the game explores more of the movie's universe, the gameplay doesn't explore anything by familiar ground.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    WALL-E is a fun character and film, but while the game explores more of the movie's universe, the gameplay doesn't explore anything by familiar ground.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    If the design errors can be overlooked, Time Crisis 4 is what you expect: a fast, intense light gun shooter with decent graphics and the ability to make one's arm sore for days after.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    My recommendation: let Wolfenstein stay in the other dimension and away from your Xbox 360 or PS3. There are other shooters this fall that can scratch your FPS itch a heck of a lot better.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    My recommendation: let Wolfenstein stay in the other dimension and away from your Xbox 360 or PS3. There are other shooters this fall that can scratch your FPS itch a heck of a lot better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Units flow well and are easy to differentiate from one culture to another, but there’s something that keeps the quality a little below what most gamers are accustomed to with the more recent RTS titles, especially where character details are concerned.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with the seeming laundry list of complaints I have about this game, I still kind of enjoyed it. There's a certain sense of accomplishment that comes from solving the tougher puzzles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its "average-ness" makes it accessible to newcomers, but hardcore RTS or RPG fans will find there's not enough depth of either genre to keep them interested for more than a few hours.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas (the movie) will adore this game, mostly due to it staying true to the milieu and characters from the movie. Non fans will still get a kick out of the game, as it’s an enjoyable mix of platforming and music.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Buggy but not broken, generic but not ghastly, Killzone lacks anything beyond an average amount of appeal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the series, then you'll enjoy this, though possibly feel like you've paid full price for what is basically an expansion pack introducing some new mini-games, online support and extra characters (like Ratchet and Clank.)
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game just drips with anime style. The visuals, while not being top tier, are still awesomely fun to watch in action.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Far from fresh or innovative, it's still a fun title to keep the kids happy or blow a rainy day playing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One issue with Burning Horizon is the lack of online multiplayer. This severely limits the replay value of the game since once you have properly scouted a map and learned how to deal with a scenario there seems to be no reason to play it again. This is a crying shame as some of the greatest fun I had with the original was the online team combat.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While we're on the topic of spraying fire, Namco's made this even easier by letting you double up on your lead blasting abilities. In Crisis Zone, you can hook up a second Guncon (light gun) and go John Woo on the bad guys.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frankly, the game components could’ve been stripped out and this would’ve scored better as an anime DVD, but as a game, it’s going to come off a very tiresome to the average gamer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of those games that's good, but it suffers from being too niche to ensure it broad acceptance from gamers. Couple that with the fact that the Taiko Drum is yet another specialized controller that'll probably never see use again.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's really nothing more than a run-of-the-mill shooter with some serious balance issues. The story lacks any emotional impact, so you'll be constantly skipping the cut scenes, and rarely listening to any of the dialog, and that's just sad considering this game is set in the world of "Deus Ex."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great variety & depth but still ends up being a goal short of a hat trick.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing to get too excited about, it’s definitely no "Diablo."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the game's overall look is best described as "functional," and in spite of the card dealing just looking weird, what really matters with a poker game is its fun factor, and that's where WCP2 puts forth a solid effort.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Anyone who's played Tiger in the past, or even "Links 2004" for that matter, will find this an unnecessary addition to their library. It's not a bad game, it's just not a fantastic show-stopper of one either.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent first outing, but make sure you don't tire of repetitive racing games, because that's what you're getting here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Could've just as easily been a current-gen title. Average graphics, annoying story and too-easy gameplay make for a ho-hum game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun game that tackles WWII from a different standpoint which is a breath of fresh air; marred by some sound issues and slight graphical missteps.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't live up to the Gran Turismo creators' standards, and it doesn't even live up to the standards of the best motorcycle racing games on this generation of hardware.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single-player game is short, plodding and has a poor story, but the online options keep you coming back for more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It shows its age, and some titles are better then others, but all the cinemas are intact and some games never get boring.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MX vs. ATV Unleashed does a respectable job of bringing action sports to the PSP, but it fails to deliver on excitement, which is a requirement for any extreme sports game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ignore the god-awful voice acting and plot, and you've got a moderately enjoyable FPS. It may not break new ground, but what does these days?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars isn't a bad game, but it hardly feels like a full new game either. It's more like an enhanced expansion pack, with more units, better (but not amazing) graphics and a new storyline.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still the same old Madden, emphasis on old. The mini-games are fun, but next time focus on fixing those bugs and giving us some more meat, OK guys?
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A whole lot of new content, but the gameplay feels the same as we've seen before.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fitting end to Clover Studios. Vaya Con Dios, lads; you will be missed.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Definitely realistic, but sloppy AI sometimes feels cheap.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Entertainment is entertainment, but since this isn't really an RPG, it would've been nice to see a deeper dynasty mode.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More compelling than "Ninety-Nine Nights," but that's not saying much. The graphics are disappointing and the audio should've been left in its original Japanese. Truly, with CG sequences this good, the use of cheap SoCal voice talent removes any sense of immersion.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kudos to the developer for squeezing this much game into a DS cart.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent port job that adds enough to keep first time players entertained, but seasoned Godfather vets will probably stay away.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What was once so amazing barely conjures excitement on PlayStation 2.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not a bad game in and of itself, but there's just not enough content here to make it seem worth the money you paid for it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not a bad game, but not enough to keep your attention. The long levels of wash-rinse-and-repeat action will please only the Achievement-loving space cadets.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not a good game, but not a bad game by any means either. A surprisingly entertaining romp of repetitive mini-games that might surprise you by forcing a chuckle out once in awhile.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing new to be found in this button combo platformer, but solid controls, drop-in anytime co-op, plenty of unlockable characters and upgrades, and surprisingly entertaining dialogue save this game from being a forgettable addition to the Spider-Man franchise.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beowulf lives up to its "M" rating, and there's plenty of hacking and slashing to be done here. But if you're looking for more than just bloody waterfalls and severed arms, you'll have to look elsewhere.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not a bad game, but not a great one either. Online modes and the loaded dynasty mode are sure to keep players busy for another year. A solid soundtrack fills out the smooth animations to make for a pleasing presentation.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a first-year outing, NBA Live 08 on the Wii doesn't even get honorable mention All-Rookie team. At least we know EA will make an 09 version, so there's always room for improvement.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NBA Live 08 offers quick offensive gameplay, but the difficulty of implementing solid defensive maneuvers leads to high scoring games and frustrating moments.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tetris is Tetris. Nothing new, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. If updated graphics and a unique aquarium screensaver are enough to make you spend ten bucks, then by all means, go for it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Buzz: Hollywood Quiz deftly straddles the line between budget and quality, and if you're hurting for a movie-based trivia game, you can hardly go wrong here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More a learning tool than a game, Endless Ocean will appeal best to anyone interested in marine wildlife or gamers who cannot resist "collecting them all."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Custom Events can be fun, and a few of the game's minor features are nice, but in the off-road racing landscape, MX vs. ATV Untamed just doesn't rev our engines.