GameDaily's Scores

  • Games
For 1,233 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 UFC Undisputed 2010
Lowest review score: 20 American McGee Presents Bad Day LA
Score distribution:
1233 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the multiplayer mode limits the action to AdHoc sessions, the single player campaign feels just as robust as the console games. The controls feel great, and the presentation shows outstanding potential.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the first time since taking over publishing duties for the series, Electronic Arts has released a Burnout racing game that fails to achieve must buy status.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure, it has annoying glitches, the cheap artificial intelligence will piss you off and Sony's God of War plays ten times better, but you don't play Conan for enlightenment or for a lesson in quality game design. You play because you enjoy the thrill of the hunt, and because sometimes, it feels good to rip a fake person's arms off.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero Van Halen is fun, just not the best in the series. The song selection will keep you and your friends happy (just skip Third Eye Blind) and the options are acceptable. Still, with a little more effort, this could've been on the same level as GH Metallica. The band deserved better.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ratatouille won't astound those looking for something more original. On the other hand, it still gets by with a healthy portion of fine content, enough to be worth a rent – or a purchase to those with young kids. This rat hasn't quite produced a prime rib, but at least the meal didn't stink.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    People willing to put in the effort will certainly be rewarded, since each level in every mode feels like a major accomplishment. Vanguard, with vast opportunities and size, requires time to grow on players. Patient gamers who enjoy tons of options will find many riches and glory here.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it also requires a lot of battling to keep characters learning new abilities, and the frequent encounters are often tedious in their simplicity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Offers a few hours of decent shooting at $10 less than the average Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 video game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We would've liked more character customization, the ability to complete puzzles out of sequence and online play, but we had fun flipping tiles and beating opponents.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those gripes aside, Fossil Fighters doesn't have what it takes to beat Pokemon, but it's still a cool game for kids who love thunder lizards.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Between the missions, the tightened gameplay, and the various fighters scattered in the game, there's fun to be had for hours on end...especially if you bring over your fighting fanatic friends and get some old-school SNK brawling on. 2-D, 3-D, who cares? It's about the power of the punch, and King of Fighters 2006 packs a pretty good wallop.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The controls require some getting used to, but the game's biggest problem comes from the fact that it only has LAN multiplayer, and lacks any kind of online player match-up capabilities.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dodging bullets and narrowly escaping capture (as well as an addictive Time Trial mode) make Mirror's Edge worth playing if you have the patience to survive its concrete jungle. Yet Faith's limited punches and kicks result in tedious combat, linear routes make the city surprisingly small and accidental deaths force you to restart numerous times.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its online and offline modes make it an ideal purchase for karaoke nuts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fancy technology powering the experience is impressive, as is the performance by actors who lent their voices and likenesses to the game's pivotal characters. That's mixed with rote game mechanics -- hack, slash, fight big boss, level ends -- that can easily grow tiresome, and a leveling up system that's more distraction than a way to create a customized character.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you haven't played the latest Guitar Hero or are looking for something that all ages of players can get into, it's a respectable choice. However, its mostly flat song list and almost complete lack of anything significantly new may have you feeling a sense of deja vu that can't be shaken.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's numerous quirks and weak voice acting might turn a few people off, but the non-stop action, superb graphics and excellent physics makes it worth playing through at least once.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it has a lot of fun parts, they don't fit together as nicely as they could. But the game complements the movies and offers a family-oriented online gaming experience free of charge, although the optional subscription has strong benefits. It just needs a little more time to grow.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NASCAR 09 doesn't change the pace of the popular motor sport racing series. However, EA Sports deserves praise for the inclusion of two handling styles, Pro and Normal, which make the game more playable than previous releases.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes, it's cheesy and not the most polished shooter on the market, but it's the perfect rental, a game that'll last through the weekend and dish out plenty of rewards.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure, the gameplay grew stale sooner than we expected, but it's hard resisting Lego Indiana Jones 2, especially once that familiar theme music kicks in. Just don't expect it to hold your attention for long.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The visuals and sound carry the anime style to near perfection and the gameplay, while lacking originality, has lots of kick, even though online battles suffer from lag problems.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some of the games aren't so hot, and the loading is too long. Plus, the decision that forces players to earn unlockable goodies via chance isn't cool at all. Nevertheless, Reloaded earns merit for many of its games, which are perfectly emulated.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its lack of multiplayer (dog fighting could have been sweet) and small hiccups in gameplay and presentation keep it from greatness. On the flip side, does it deserve the relentless beating it's taken from the press? No. It's still a fun science-fiction thrill ride, one worth taking for the sights, sounds and entertaining combat.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The artificial intelligence becomes a little questionable at times, requiring some extra babysitting to keep teammates alive, but players willing to deal with these quirks will definitely find some extremely challenging gameplay in line with the GRAW tradition.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The way the story and relationships change depending on your choices will keep you hooked, and warrants at least two play-throughs to see what might have been. However, just be aware that you'll have to put up with some problems.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mindlessly shaking the remote gets old and the easy missions pose little challenge, but the storybook presentation, well-animated cut scenes and wealth of hidden items make Sonic and the Black Knight worth a rental.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What other video game could provide a "Sexy Party" mini-event, an oversexed neighbor finding joy from a laser, or the almighty Peter Griffin pummeling all comers, including women and children?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not a deep or especially polished adventure, it'll keep you entertained for a weekend.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new morality system isn't as effective as we had hoped. There are times when you'll make a choice, such as killing a precious white tiger or calling upon a young boy to help you in a firefight. No matter what your decision, they usually end up costing you.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the superior Burnout Paradise still making the rounds, Undercover won't rev everyone's engine. If you liked Most Wanted or the Hot Pursuit games, however, you'll want to climb behind this wheel.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The glorious presentation includes realistic animations, arenas that resemble their real-life counterparts and impressive audio commentary from Dick Vitale ("It's awesome, bay-bee!"), Brad Nessler and Erin Andrews.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The battle system wears thin quicker than expected and the story comes across as a little flimsy, especially when compared to more current Final Fantasy games. Nevertheless, it offers hours of enjoyment.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The on-screen action is a little too bewildering at times and the song offerings aren't nearly as plentiful as other DDR games. However, for its primary audience, Disney Channel Remix serves its purpose, with lots of arrow stepping and various modes to choose from.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Artificial intelligence problems are present throughout, with squad mates continuously running in the line of fire. Furthermore, the promising co-op mode isn't available online, only locally through cramped split-screen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The presentation and gameplay hold true to the MK standards, and the ability to track wins and losses is a nice addition, if you feel like boasting about your fighting skills.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SNK faithfully restored each game, and while the lack of extras hurts, we wholeheartedly recommend it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardcore hockey fans might find NHL Arcade too simple, with its lack of official teams, arenas or any kind of tournament mode. However, it's loads of fun against friends, online or off.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Darkside Chronicles has plenty of teeth-gnashing moments, both out of fear and frustration from missing your shots. However, it's well constructed and fun to play with a friend. If you're tired of Extraction and House of the Dead: Overkill and need fresh meat to blast through, put this at the top of your list. Otherwise, stick with Resident Evil 4.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The too short campaigns, coupled with the average multiplayer makes it the type of game that you'll play for about a week, sell and then forget about. Had Rebellion tweaked the A.I., added much-needed extras and fleshed out each character's story (with different scenery), this could have been the greatest AVP of all time. For now, we'll have to settle for it being superior to the lackluster films.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is far from perfect, but if gamers need some tactical action away from their living rooms, GRAW 2 definitely satisfies.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To the disappointment of many, TMNT does not offer any multiplayer features, so turtles cannot spar against each other or fight cooperatively with everyone on screen at once. Instead, it seems intent on rushing players through, with replay value coming from going over old missions for better scores -- hardly a compelling incentive, and one that will lead most players to let this one disappear back into the sewers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The multiplayer mode feels tacked on. Rather than come up with new and innovative stuff, EA offers the following game types: Team Deathmatch (highest score wins), Team Deathmatch Airborne (slightly better, with the Allies parachuting in on the Axis team) and Objective Airborne (essentially Capture the Flag).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not a deep or especially polished adventure, it'll keep you entertained for a weekend.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound are great, and the numerous challenges and arena modes offer some diversity. If you're up for a quick hack-and-slash game, rent it. If you want a game with depth, however, this Axe needs sharpening.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wet
    The gameplay is sometimes clunky, and there's not much replay value, save for a couple of additional modes like Points Count and one-hit kill Golden Bullets. However, with its slick presentation and blood-spilling carnage, Wet is a fun action romp.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Multiplayer isn't bad, but it lacks depth, so while Quantum provides some exciting moments, its developers failed to catapult it to greatness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Graphic flaws aside, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 serves up an adequate game of golf. The course selection, respectable number of modes and solid game play make it worth a rental.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Skate It won't appeal to everyone, but it's as close to skateboarding as you can get without falling off the real thing and scraping your knees.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While adult gamers might find a bee's life a bit on the tame side, children will no doubt love Barry's escapades, and with the somewhat charming wit of Jerry Seinfeld, the sickly sweet voiceovers won't make you nauseous.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The glorious presentation includes realistic animations, arenas that resemble their real-life counterparts and impressive audio commentary from Dick Vitale ("It's awesome, bay-bee!"), Brad Nessler and Erin Andrews.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics show clear signs of being rushed and Rockstar removed the multiplayer modes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Slowdown and ugly bit mapping occur (especially during cut-scenes) and the game doesn't really feel exceptionally different from last year's. Nevertheless, MotoGP '07 is a fun and addictive racing game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overlord offers players a chance to let their imp armies run amok, looting and destroying the countryside. However, the gimmick grows stale and its charm gets lost with the buggy controls and the boredom of wandering around in circles.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its control scheme is admirable, and while not technically impressive, there is plenty of content to warrant a purchase if you can see past its flaws.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some problems still exist, particularly with the SIXAXIS controls, the stunted flow of the game and a few ugly player models.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gamers looking to burn $30 on this guilty pleasure should happily indulge.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardcore hockey fans might find NHL Arcade too simple, with its lack of official teams, arenas or any kind of tournament mode. However, it's loads of fun against friends, online or off.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a horrendously nonsensical title and some time consuming level exploration, Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker has everything a monster battling role-playing fan could want, including sassy accented text and tons of monsters to recruit and battle.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The visuals and sound carry the anime style to near perfection and the gameplay, while lacking originality, has lots of kick, even though online battles suffer from lag.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you haven't played the latest Guitar Hero or are looking for something that all ages of players can get into, it's a respectable choice. However, its mostly flat song list and almost complete lack of anything significantly new may have you feeling a sense of deja vu that can't be shaken.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sega could've put more effort into making this a completely new game, rather than a simple port. With that said, it beats the crappy alternatives, so don't throw this one back.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combat grows repetitive, but the various power-ups, including fire and electricity, are awesome.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story is mediocre and the game gets off to a slow start, but the imaginative character designs, epic boss fights, a unique battle system and a cool six person multiplayer mode keep it from being a disaster.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not much has changed in the gameplay, outside of enhancements to the Hit Stick and the distribution of "weapons".
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a convoluted plot that's difficult to follow and no motivation to achieve objectives apart from "because the random guy told me to," TimeShift doesn't leave a very strong impression.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game has no shortage of creative options, as players create their own dream town from scratch with imaginative building designs and all kinds of oddball characters. However, its easygoing nature leaves a bit to be desired as far as dangers and comical situations go.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The customization shop is one of the game's biggest features, letting you create cars and planes any way you see fit. The gameplay is quite entertaining, even though the steering controls aren't as tight as we expectedare loose.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Waggling the Wii Remote to kill zombies never gets old, and the plethora of unconventional weapons (shopping cart, park bench) add lots of variety; and aiming weapons with the remote is much easier than using two analog sticks.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game suffers from a lack of new gameplay quirks, but those who couldn't get enough of Crypto's antics the first time will find plenty to enjoy here.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fancy technology powering the experience is impressive, as is the performance by actors who lent their voices and likenesses to the game's pivotal characters. That's mixed with rote game mechanics -- hack, slash, fight big boss, level ends -- that can easily grow tiresome, and a leveling up system that's more distraction than a way to create a customized character.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a novel idea that works, yet despite the fun racing action, Speed Racer suffers from limited tracks, a short Championship Mode and no online play. It's worth a few hours of your time, but don't spend $49.99 for it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The presentation is flavorful and creative, and most of the mini-games are enjoyable when the difficulty isn't ridiculously hard.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound are great, and the numerous challenges and arena modes offer some diversity. If you're up for a quick hack-and-slash game, rent it. If you want a game with depth, however, this Axe needs sharpening.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes, it's cheesy and not the most polished shooter on the market, but it's the perfect rental, a game that'll last through the weekend and dish out plenty of rewards.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    Some glitches (particularly during the crocodile battle) mar an otherwise satisfying experience, but the designers made up for that with all of the easy achievements and trophies.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of classic shooting games like Smash TV should endure this Madness.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the destruction seems a bit random, not really taking advantage of the power of PlayStation 3, but the game offers mindless fun that's worth experiencing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Outside of some minor quibbles with the user interface and some obscenely difficult matches, the only real snag is the fact that everything's so heavily based in the Dragon Ball Z mythos, there isn't much here for the non-fan to enjoy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it may not offer series vets much in the way of innovation, Wii owners hankering for a new game could do worse.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An improved version of last year's game with four-player fighting capability and more characters. For some, that's reason enough to celebrate.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The luscious graphics do bring out the finer qualities of the anime, complete with striking water-brushed backdrops and fluid animation. It's a shame the camera constantly needs to be adjusted, though.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This expansion plays largely like the main game, with only a handful of minor changes and improvements. The story opens up some very interesting plot points and unanswered questions, but none of them are resolved, making the adventure very unsatisfying.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's decent fun, but this Ninja needs to learn some new tricks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The cartoony look might turn off mainstream sports gamers, but anyone who can stomach it will be treated to the best -- and most challenging -- round of Wii golf yet.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With all its features and the charm from its wicked sense of humor, Hellgate makes for a very entertaining game, but it needs more depth.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the superior "Burnout Paradise" still making the rounds, Undercover won't rev everyone's engine. If you liked Most Wanted or the Hot Pursuit games, however, you'll want to climb behind this wheel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has improved better than anyone could've expected. A step forward always beats a step backward. Players left with no choice but their cherished portable should definitely check it out, especially for some paper wedge-flicking action.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If anything, multiplayer feels tacked on. Ultimately, Wolfenstein is a decent shooter full of explosions, machine guns and plenty of drama. Just don't expect it to wow you.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound don't do much presentation-wise, but the game play rewards gamers nonetheless. Sadly, the lack of four-player shoot-outs positions WarTech primarily as a rental -- until it reaches the more reasonable $20-$40 range.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Freestyle Street Basketball's low cost makes it an appealing option for people who crave easy, fast-paced competition. In addition, it lacks the complex controls found in more expensive sports games, and costs just $19.99.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Genesis Rising presents many great ideas, but not enough attention was placed on unit management.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    Some glitches (particularly during the crocodile battle) mar an otherwise satisfying experience, but the designers made up for that with all of the easy achievements and trophies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is great, but expect repetitive block smashing and item collecting that, in this third LEGO game, has overstayed its welcome.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Revo offers a couple hours of entertainment, it doesn't have enough variety for long-term replayability.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the dedicated, it can provide several hours of fun, but its unbridled quirkiness may turn off others.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, you'll finish solo tour mode within a couple of hours, there's no online multiplayer and the original master tracks aren't available.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The presentation is sloppy, with music that abruptly cuts off and a diminished gem playfield. It's worth a rental, at best.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a solid effort that may not bring a lot of ingenuity to the fantasy RPG genre, but still provides countless hours of entertainment.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This collection has a few dull spots, particularly with some lame gameplay options that make it more boring than expected. It's nice having classic games on the DS, but this is not the best Namco Museum out there.