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: 74
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy
Lowest review score: 20 Thor: God of Thunder
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 829
829 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rockstar has outdone itself yet again, with the multiplayer portions lifting the overall game, but there's still room to improve the single-player elements, which feel recycled and drag on at times.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rockstar has outdone itself yet again, with the multiplayer portions lifting the overall game, but there's still room to improve the single-player elements, which feel recycled and drag on at times.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Mario Galaxy is a Wii masterpiece and the gameplay is out of this world. Don't be a Koopa; try out what may be the best Wii game yet.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    When the only real complaint that can't be debated is the lack of a widescreen option for those with the means, you know you have a real winner.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You owe it to yourself to experience BioShock, by far one of the most compelling games of 2007.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a fantastic game, and every PS3 owner should experience it.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You owe it to yourself to experience BioShock, by far one of the most compelling games of 2007.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This game is a true delight, making us point proudly to our PS3 and say "THIS is why I play video games."
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The fluidity with which characters, vehicles, bullets and environmental objects move is astonishing, and when you couple that smoothness with location-specific Havok physics, the game looks much more believable than the first Halo, if not any game to date.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Portal 2 continues the original's model, both in terms of gameplay and humor, and reviewing it poses just as many challenges. So let's just get this out of the way right now: Portal 2 is videogame nirvana for the thinking man.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intense, gorgeous and with a well-plotted original story, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare should be atop everyone's list of first-person shooters this year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For Zelda fanatics, this re-release of one of the best Zelda titles out there seems like it could be a cash grab – but the additions, especially the great use of the 3DS graphical prowess and the 3D itself make it a must purchase for all gamers, new and old.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's tempting to dismiss the game since it's been on the Xbox 360 for a year, but when the experience is this rewarding the second time around, the core game is definitely worth your attention, even if the downloadable content may not hold it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not nearly as epic as we would have liked, but the gameplay provides some fantastic moments and introduces some new aspects to a mainstream shooter. The graphics and online co-op are simply phenomenal.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intense, gorgeous and with a well-plotted original story, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare should be atop everyone's list of first-person shooters this year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Halo 3 is fun, and its Forge and Theater modes will provide hours of multiplayer entertainment, but nothing could've prepared us for our slight feeling of disappointment. The game's far too reliant on old gameplay tricks and recycled levels, and it really lost its narrative power.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Oblivion clearly isn't for everyone, but if open-ended sandbox games are your thing, and if you've got a hundred or so hours to just relax in another world, it sounds like Bethesda has created a new game with your name plastered all over it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This gameplay variation is a fantastic move on Ubisoft's part, because it makes Chaos Theory more accessible to a wider audience while still supporting a more slow-paced game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    We were skeptical that a Metal Gear title would be a killer app, but we were happily proven wrong.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Beautiful and stylish with an engaging story line.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl is one of the most fun multiplayer experiences you will have on any console. Period.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    What the single-player mode of Pandora Tomorrow is missing in difficulty, the multiplayer modes make up for in spades, but while it may be overwhelming at first, once you learn a level the multiplayer aspects are incredibly strategic and fun.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    God of War II does nearly everything right: beautiful visuals and sound, intense action gameplay, impressive design. Forget the next-generation - God of War II proves PlayStation 2 still has plenty of game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Finally the PS2 gets a worthy Zelda-esque game, with jaw dropping cel-shaded goodness -- even if it's a bit on the easy side.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Different from Oblivion but bound to be compared to it, Fallout 3 is deep, rewarding and as open-world as you get, with only a few issues that warrant a sight raise of the eyebrow.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not a game without its faults, but Skyward Sword is another great entry in the Legend of Zelda. From it's familiar gameplay and structure to it's unique use of the Wii Motion+ controller, this one is a sure fire hit.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Rock Band not only sidles right up to Guitar Hero on the excellence scale, but in some social respects rocks right past it. A few minor issues exist, but for a first outing, Rock Band deserves a serious encore
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The physics are fantastic and the tuning terrific, but pound-for-pound, it doesn't offer any more in the "sim racing" category than a couple of existing budget titles.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Still, despite the occasional glitch in battle, Rome: Total War is a superb game that easily consumes your day, evening, night and next morning. In other words, play this game with caution if you succumb easily to the desire to conquer the world.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is by far the best rhythm game on PS2, with none of those lame techno songs. All that's needed is for Red Octane to announce the release date of Guitar Hero III. Freebird!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you build it, they will come. The only limiting factor in creating new games here is your own mind. Dive into the chaotic beauty of LittleBigPlanet 2.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The dialogue in Up Your Arsenal is as funny as ever, with some scenes that might have you rolling on the floor. The scene with Ratchet imitating pop star Courtney Gears is absolutely hilarious.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant concept that's perfectly executed, resulting in a must-play game.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chains of Olympus is both a worthy entry in the God of War series and a hands-down favorite for "best PSP game released yet."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Had it finished cooking for another few months and released next summer, Mass Effect probably would have been one of the best games ever created. What we have now is very good, but it leaves us looking forward to their next offering rather than our next play-through with this chapter.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Different from Oblivion but bound to be compared to it, Fallout 3 is deep, rewarding and as open-world as you get, with only a few issues that warrant a sight raise of the eyebrow.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gears of War 3 is a solid game and likely worthy of the praise it's received. I just happen to think it falls a bit flat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Some dumb AI and lack of specific unit control hold it back, but it's still amazingly fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Different from Oblivion but bound to be compared to it, Fallout 3 is deep, rewarding and as open-world as you get, with only a few issues that warrant a sight raise of the eyebrow.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    MLB 11: The Show redeems itself somewhat the longer you play in Road to the Show mode, much like an RPG rewards gamers who go through all that level grinding.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A fantastic platforming title that uses 3D in gaming ways that no other title has yet to do. Classic costumes like the Tanooki and Hammer Bros. suits make appearances, and easy to earn extra lives make this accessible by all age groups.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The straightforward nature of the game certainly doesn't hurt the final product, nor to the great Wii controls.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This second lap in the Forza franchise shows marked improvement and depth in the racing sim genre, easily making this a must-have game for Xbox 360 owners looking for something deeper then Project Gotham Racing, Burnout and Test Drive.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If it's a hardcore racing simulation you've been looking for, then give GTR 2 a spin. You will not be disappointed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Plenty of fun, but you're better off waiting for them to become freebies.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I'm generally the first guy around to make fun of "another WWII-themed game," but Call of Duty 2 not only wiped that smirk off my face but turned it into a teeth-grinding, pulse-quickening, Nazi-shooting grimace. When you have to put down the controller after one mission just to gather your wits about you, you know you’ve found a great game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great game to be sure, but somehow not as good as last year's outing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Easily the best arcade basketball game I’ve played in years, but the requisite 14 fingers needed to play it is a bit ridiculous.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Unless you're a huge Beatles fan, there's no need to go out any drop the additional $250 for Beatles-era instruments, because the existing Rock Band instruments work just fine. There's also no need to rush out and get the game today, because chances are you'll "beat" the game well before the weekend.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Whether you're switching between targets with the L and R triggers, rapidly moving from style to style or unloading an area attack to buy some time to regenerate health using Chi, you'll always feel in total control, and you'll never grow tired of mixing up the battle tactics.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Easily the best arcade basketball game I've played in years, but the requisite 14 fingers needed to play it is a bit ridiculous.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A clear improvement over the current-gen version, and the definitive Burnout Revenge experience. Still not quite up to Takedown's greatness, though.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you want a thrilling single-player FPS with the best looking graphics to date, then FarCry is for you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dead Space introduces some much-needed new blood into the survival-horror genre, and it does it with style. There are a few minor annoyances and ridiculously hard sequences, but other than that, EA's new franchise is rock solid.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3: FES is a hardcore title with hardcore appeal, and it's not intended to a blockbuster.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Other than that this is a great table that will take a while for most to master – but once you find out the little tricks and tips, it's sure to keep your attention for quite some time.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    What's most interesting about even this game, though, is that in spite of its being single-player only, we're just as eager to go back and keep playing. With the exception of a few linear and otherworldly levels (which, by the way, out-Doom Doom), there are enough ways to try to escape from Butcher Bay that it's hard not to think about playing again.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Not a huge leap from the previous version, but definitely a finely tuned game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Unless you're a huge Beatles fan, there's no need to go out any drop the additional $250 for Beatles-era instruments, because the existing Rock Band instruments work just fine. There's also no need to rush out and get the game today, because chances are you'll "beat" the game well before the weekend.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of the best games in the series, but the return to platforming introduces a bit more linearity. The creativity and humor, though, can't be topped.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Other than the lack of waypoints and some AI-balancing complaints, there's not much to find fault with when it comes to Burnout Paradise.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Unless you're a huge Beatles fan, there's no need to go out any drop the additional $250 for Beatles-era instruments, because the existing Rock Band instruments work just fine. There's also no need to rush out and get the game today, because chances are you'll "beat" the game well before the weekend.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Easily the best arcade basketball game I've played in years, but the requisite 14 fingers needed to play it is a bit ridiculous.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The aiming system is a pain. While you can look down the sights of your weapon for a supposedly more-accurate shot, it seems nearly impossible to hit a target without firing several times, and don't even think of trying to shoot without looking down the sites.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 06 is still an outstanding game, but EA needs to re-think the reality and practicality of its Superstar mode, and it has plenty of work to do to make QB Vision both effective and enjoyable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet Again Zen Studios delivers some of the best video pinball tables they've produced. Changing up from character based to more cohesive story based didn't cause them to miss a beat. Fast, tricky and gorgeous tables are again the norm here – make sure you get your friends list to buy these as well, as the leaderboard integration still remains one of the best implementations on the console.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dead Space introduces some much-needed new blood into the survival-horror genre, and it does it with style. There are a few minor annoyances and ridiculously hard sequences, but other than that, EA's new franchise is rock solid.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Almost the complete fighting package. I say “almost” because it offers no online gameplay, and is limited to the PlayStation 2. This is one of those games that would’ve been amazing online.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Spectacular in its combat and technical areas but a complete letdown in its storytelling and paranormal aspects. Ultimately, it’s a highly polished but surprisingly standard first-person shooter, a game that feels like it's missing some parts. If you can ignore all that, it’s an absolute blast.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    "Creative" and "well-executed" are the perfect terms to describe Psychonauts as a whole. Psychonauts is simply one of the most inspired, fun and ingenious games to appear on Xbox, if not any of the current console systems.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Uncharted flirts with greatness, but some gameplay, AI and plot issues keep it from achieving its full potential. It's still an incredible game, though, with the best production values we've seen in 2007.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story is compelling, the additional gameplay mechanics and improved AI are great, and Attack and Defend mode is certainly something to be proud. But most importantly to gamers: Rainbow Six Vegas is pure fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's still a lot of fun, but it doesn't quite have the same magic as its immediate predecessor.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma is by far the definitive version of the franchise, making Sony's PlayStation 3 the lucky beneficiary of this gorgeous, fast-paced -- and still difficult -- game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    On par with "GTA III" and "Vice City," and it includes multiplayer. Fans of the series should just go get it now.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gameplay-wise it's pretty standard, but for the sheer fright and experience, this is a Doom fan's dream.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like boxing and you play video games, Fight Night Round 4 is a must have.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most original games in recent memory, and among the best Xbox games of this generation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each of the other nations has some new wonderful advantages in line with their own historical value. Most new units are actually replacements of old units, but the Indians (India), for example, have elephants in addition to their horse units.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is designed well, its interface is intuitive, it rewards hard work and deep thinking, and its has enough excitement to appeal to more than just hardcore RTS gamers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The content is there, the presentation is there, the depth is there and so is the pedigree. The controls and unabashed complexity, however, are also there. And the experience (and final score) suffers because of it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Other than the lack of waypoints and some AI-balancing complaints, there's not much to find fault with when it comes to Burnout Paradise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game has such an immersive, dark style that it stands out as one of the scariest games ever made. The action is intense and gripping.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    With such good multiplayer options, graphics and sound, it's a shame that the single-player portion of RalliSport Challenge 2 falters as much as it does.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jeanne d'Arc mixes history with fantasy in one of the finest strategy RPGs to grace the PSP.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forget that it’s the only college football game for a minute and just bask in the glory of a well-executed title.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Some dedicated Dirt fans might feel slighted by the shift, but as a newcomer to the series this was a fantastic place to slip in.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The character animation is very simple but clean, clear and well done. If you look carefully, you can make out small gestures made by the characters during conversations.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forget that it's the only college football game for a minute and just bask in the glory of a well-executed title.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Take a nostalgic journey back to high school and beat the crap out of the bullies that used to torment you - reason enough to pick up Bully. Of course, the inventive missions, tons of mini-games, and solid graphics are good reasons too.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly one of the best games available on PlayStation Portable, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops does nearly everything right. Other than slight problems with controls, the game is worth every penny spent for its solid presentation and great gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like boxing and you play video games, Fight Night Round 4 is a must have.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There are still some sticky spots, and the graphics are showing their age, but get past the first campaign, and it’s a real treat for any FPS fan.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The scale of battle both online and off is impressive, but the single-player experience still suffers from some tedious last-gen issues, from cheap deaths to linear levels.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flower delivers on what it promises, and along the way you just might find yourself enjoying the ride again and again.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 06 is still an outstanding game, but EA needs to re-think the reality and practicality of its Superstar mode, and it has plenty of work to do to make QB Vision both effective and enjoyable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But when the game does things well, it does them really well. Activating Dr. Doom's multiball is a joy, and trying to keep those four balls in play makes for quite a feat – but when you hear the Super Jackpot has been hit you know you've done something right. Even when non-standard things such as The Human Torch lighting the ball on fire and the ball absorbing Dr. Doom's power in other modes are not as distracting as you might think – and they fit really well into the game.