GameDaily's Scores

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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 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Guitar Hero II
Lowest review score: 20 Ready 2 Rumble Revolution
Score distribution:
1,233 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Wii remote and Nunchuk don't work as well as we hoped, which makes beating the game on a harder difficulty a chore. Once you get past this hiccup, however, Samba will keep you shaking.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't do anything vastly different from its competitors, but it doesn't need to. Just pop it into your PS3, relax and start shooting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The intensity of the arcade game stays intact, whether shooting a slew of disease-carrying bugs or taking on a mad man across multiple screens.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What could've been a five-star prospect quickly became a solid backup. Unless you're a college football fanatic, we suggest waiting for Madden NFL 10.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics don't look like much, but they stay true to the comic books. It would've been great to have more unlockable goodies and online play options. Besides that, this old-school brawler offers lots of fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's not really much of a game here, with no goals and too few songs to choose from. The inability to record vocal performance hinders it, too. It's still worth jamming with, though, so find a seat.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the new enemies aren't that much different from the original ones, and the additional weapons don't add much to the game. Veteran players will have a persistent "been there, done that" feeling throughout the adventure, while newcomers may feel a little lost, since Perseus Mandate makes so many direct references to the previous games.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    EA's latest Need For Speed effort on Wii would've benefited from online play and several more tracks and cars. As it stands, however, Nitro is an enthralling racing game, with plenty of rubber-burning action for you and your friends.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game offers a beautiful, highly stylized, world to explore, but sacrifices meaningful interaction.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MAG
    MAG is a tough game to review. There's so much keeping it from being a must-own (lack of single-player campaign, visual problems), and yet the multiplayer is really engaging after it opens up the first couple of hours. If you need a combat fix and can't wait for Bad Company 2, this is definitely worth renting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some of the voiceovers are weak, the camera is a pain and the adventure ends way too soon. However, Legend of Spyro still has enough good qualities that make it fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sadly, local co-op isn't an option, the graphics look last generation and we had little fun using the WiiSpeak microphone. If you're a fan of the series, you'll want to move into this City right away. Otherwise, pay a casual visit before you settle down.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    F1 Championship Edition will only disappoint those expecting a quick and easy ride. The game was built to challenge throughout each lap, with a demanding Career Mode and its uphill learning curve. On the other hand, those who want something more out of their racing games should find it a valuable investment.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game has balancing issues. Some characters have the advantage of using Special Double Assaults, while others hit a hell of a lot harder than others. The modes are lacking, too. Beyond that, though, this is a reasonable – and fun – fighting game for $20.
    • 74 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The bad news? Nothing in the game has really changed from the previous game and online play continues to be missing. The good news? It still plays just like the real sport and looks excellent to boot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun to drive is one thing but racing fans will find issue its plain looking tracks and the cars that feel unrealistic, but Race Pro is worth a test drive for any racer looking for something new.
    • 60 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics look unimpressive, working off the same basic engine previously seen in other MX offerings. The controls haven't changed that much either, and you'll crash after a high jump or hit a stationary object rather inexplicably. Past these nagging flaws, though, the game features an expansive set of online opportunities as well as a heaping amount of racing events to participate in.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So while this latest Resident Evil offers up some mindless fun (especially with co-op play), don't expect a full-fledged adventure, especially with the absence of the second and fourth installment, as well as Code Veronica.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It needed more minigames and a livelier presentation, but gamers will enjoy the multiplayer options and gameplay innovations.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thanks to excessive fog and pop up, we struggled locating collectibles. As for the upgrade system, there's so much to level up/moves to acquire that we quickly became overwhelmed and abandoned it. In addition, missions eventually grow repetitive, the story failed to hold our interests and cheap computer opponents killed us more times than we care to admit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The presentation is also given a surprising amount of attention, with impressive lighting effects, swift animation, and solid (although far from perfect) level design. Having Jack Black on board to voice Po is a smart move, too.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The shrunken screen display sometimes forces players to readjust in the midst of a fight, and single player options aren't nearly as stacked as multiplayer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The presentation, plentiful modes and mostly pleasant fighting engine should keep fans of the comic and anime show happily content throughout the summer. Those in search of something more involving, however, will find an Ultimate rush elsewhere.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! offers several hours of amusement, but we expected more effort from Screenlife and developer Artificial Mind & Movement.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The big green ogre saves his best outing for the Nintendo DS.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of the PSP's brilliant multiplayer mode hurts. Still, if a PS2's all you have, by all means, snag it.
    • 70 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What could've been a five-star prospect quickly became a solid backup. Unless you're a college football fanatic, we suggest waiting for Madden NFL 10.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Each game session plays out very quickly, which is part of the charm and challenge.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Legendary is sure to be lost in the shuffle this holiday season, which is sad because it's actually pretty good.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Straightforward intensity and manic action keep Heatseeker from burning out.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! offers several hours of amusement, but we expected more effort from Screenlife and developer Artificial Mind & Movement.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Your guys occasionally act stupid, the final stage is lackluster and multiplayer is your standard squad versus squad affair, but Hell's Highway is the most cinematic WWII game on the market and worth the 10-15 hours to complete.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the touch screen issue notwithstanding, Diner Dash: Sizzle & Serve should keep DS owners happy, providing they don't loathe waiting tables. After all, video games should help people escape reality instead of sending them to work the tables for tips.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A bit disappointing. It was easier to excuse issues with previous DLC because it was free, but at 560 Microsoft Points, we expected more from BioWare; by comparison, Zaeed Massani's mission was far more interesting. However, downloading it won't break the bank, and for the sake of completing the team, it's worth the cash.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For creative types looking to craft new adventures and share them with fellow players, Galactic Adventures is a must play.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Compared to most movie-based video games, Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy, sans Matt Damon, is a miraculous achievement in that it doesn't suck.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not a fast-paced shooter, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. appeals to a deeper sense of survival, in which players scrounge for valuables and information in a world gone twisted.
    • 68 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thanks to a gripping story, furious gunplay and cool multiplayer, Call of Juarez makes for a smart rental.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A likable (if not quite memorable) game for the Nintendo DS. The presentation could've use a little sprucing up and some parts of the story stretch on for way too long (such as the school segments).
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not contain the addictive "party" element of Nintendo's Wii Sports, but this Playground isn't a bad place for kids and their parents to hang out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the game doesn't go the extra mile like other current-generation versions on store shelves, Madden NFL 08 still provides a solid game of football.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We love the online play, Superstar moves and homage to Sega games like Sonic, The House of the Dead, Samba de Amigo and Jet Set Radio. It's fan service all the way. But the lack of a World Tour mode and ease of difficulty cripples the game's long-term appeal.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not cool getting all the way to the end of a dish and losing because of some tech failure. But for the most part, things work quite well, and Cooking Mama is a steal at $19.99.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blurry textures, an average story and Peter Parker's voice gets on our nerves, but overall, Web of Shadows is a cool Spider-Man adventure and much better than the horrid "Spider-Man 3."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although 1701 A.D. doesn't feature any new gameplay concepts, it remains a solid economic strategy game that's easy enough for most players to pick up and get sucked into.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Play at your own pace and forgive the technical quirks, though, and you'll appreciate this game for what it is.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Packed with high-speed chases, car combat (you can bump rivals into walls) and ridiculous explosions, the game's still far from perfect. Sloppy looking characters, excessive loading and average on-foot shooting keep it several steps behind the competition. As a rental, however, Wheelman offers some decent thrills.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is worth picking up even if you're not attractive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics look very good on the PSP, particularly with the enormous level layouts and smooth animations of the Prince and his dark side. However, the game has bugs, the most notable being flickering and poor looking textures. The audio has its problems as well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The puzzles are creative, but quickly grow repetitive. More so, Prism's presentation seems to have gotten very little love from the developers, and players can expect to see the same relatively dark visuals throughout the entire game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dark Legend attractive visuals often force the action to chug, an overabundance of minions makes the game far too easy and at times incompetent artificial intelligence forces you to reissue the same commands to brain dead minions. If you can deal with those issues, then you'll probably enjoy this dark and destructive adventure.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics look OK, although clumsy camera issues hinder gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game lacks a hardcore presentation to go with the theme, but that's only a small issue, since this is definitely the best SingStar to date.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With new characters, maps and modes, along with the ability to play against players who still play the original, there is plenty to enjoy assuming you like the first game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With tricks that'll have even the greatest magicians scratching their heads and demanding the DS for their own, Master of Illusion is a great way to add a little magic to your life.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game doesn't boast a lot of depth, and it does not contain the same flair that its sister games have, but it still presents polished gameplay and plenty of replay value, so long as friends want to join in for some multiplayer sessions.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not everything works well (particularly the small tracks and the insanely difficult artificial intelligence), it is better than expected. The graphics look very good, especially the water effects.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The run-in combos take some momentum out of the game, and some characters are unquestionably lame (cough Stryker cough), but this game still knows how to pack a bloody uppercut. Finish him!
    • 71 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On top of that, the game looks horrendous, with primitive computer generated cut scenes (hello 1998) and one of the lamest backgrounds we've seen.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We don't like the story, save for the talking banana aliens (fo fanana), and the whole peg grabbing stuff doesn't light our fire, but Jungle Climber is a cute, simplistic adventure game that anyone can get into, and the addition of four person multiplayer adds to its banana eating appeal.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics look decent (despite some broken animations), and the game allows players to smash both Orcs and Hobbits. That said, the mindless button mashing grows redundant and some enemies are mind-numbingly difficult.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The PSP's inability to match the functionality of the PlayStation 2's Dual Shock controller causes some problems and the degree of control accomplished by developer Kojima Productions under the circumstances speaks volumes of their expertise, but the results aren't perfect.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The multiplayer modes aren't bad, but you have to unlock most of them and they're strictly off-line.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Legendary is sure to be lost in the shuffle this holiday season, which is sad because it's actually pretty good.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The visuals and sound are terrific, although the handheld port runs into severe slowdown – particularly in WLAN-supported multiplayer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's not a head-turner in the way of graphics and sound, and the AI can be a pain at times with some odd calls, but the Xbox Live Camera and multiplayer options still make this a game of poker worth ante-ing up to, especially if you're a poker enthusiast.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sequel with more speed and less gimmicks would make us happy, but for now, Unleashed is a step above the awful games that came before it. Good to have you back, Sonic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As always, Tiger's a fun game but the 08 version comes up short of earning green jacket status.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fortunately, the game's slick cel-shaded presentation shines with delightful looking animations, particularly with the prisoners. They scamper about with a vaudeville-like appearance and pack lots of attitude -- even while being flung in the air.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the improved visuals, MLB sports a few nagging glitches, and although the game's fun, it doesn't feel like a huge step up from its predecessor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new Dervish and Paragon professions add a lot of flavor to both role playing and PvP. Yet, the game's story takes a long while to pick up, and some design issues from previous games still exist.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The bothersome camera often gets stuck, thus obscuring your vision and two-player split screen messes with the game's speed, but the exclusive clips and humorous presentation make this a must play, especially for diehard Simpsons fans.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Developer Yukes deserves nine Stone Cold Stunners for the game's lack of polish. Yet despite its flaws, SmackDown successfully retains its wrestling championship, thanks to its 67-superstar roster, 20 plus match types, deep General Manager and Season modes, gorgeous visuals, and finally, four person online play that's easy to set up and difficult to put down.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands feels like a slight step backwards from the ambitious tale told a year and a half ago. While it does return to what made the series so strong to begin with, problems with the game's combat and replay value keep it from being the stuff of legend.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not only does "Guitar Hero II" feature ten more songs, but Encore copies off its predecessor, retaining its venues, characters (they feature 80s style) and the loading screen. For $49.99, we expected more than just a simple expansion pack.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the real-time strategy isn't for everyone, due to a lack of hands-on controls and tedious pacing, EndWar is well executed and fun.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We love the online play, Superstar moves and homage to Sega games like Sonic, The House of the Dead, Samba de Amigo and Jet Set Radio. It's fan service all the way. But the lack of a World Tour mode and ease of difficulty cripples the game's long-term appeal.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combination of Season and General Manager Modes into a single 24/7 Mode isn't entirely for the best. However, the gameplay executes well and the graphics, aside from the glitches, respectfully recreate the WWE experience. It's no champ, but this piece of wrestling mania still ekes out a win.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    True, the graphics and music feel aged and the game could've used online play, but even with these flaws, it achieves what it sets out to do, deliver "destroy everything"-themed action for the somewhat moderate price of $29.99.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It'd be great to see a sequel with better multiplayer options and a few more single-player goodies. These war stories deserve a read – and definitely an expansion.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thanks to excessive fog and pop up, we struggled locating collectibles. As for the upgrade system, there's so much to level up/moves to acquire that we quickly became overwhelmed and abandoned it. In addition, missions eventually grow repetitive, the story failed to hold our interests and cheap computer opponents killed us more times than we care to admit.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a very involving and at times complex game, with numerous controls and menus to learn. We dig the slow moving but rewarding gameplay as well as the numerous video clips from the show, but the horrible frame rate, long load times and lackluster visuals keep Deadliest Catch from being the king of simulations.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Baseball Mogul 2008 hits a homer for gamers who sit in the stands with a scorecard and keep track of every foul ball. However, unless they're part of that very specific group, which there are legions, this baseball sim will likely be as much fun as watching the infield grass grow.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent shooter, jam-packed with targetable Black Ops soldiers and aliens aplenty and showing moderately good production values, despite a few hitches. However, it's lightweight fluff compared to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and The Orange Box, especially when it comes to the slapped-together multiplayer and lack of story depth.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A few painfully lame game choices hold the game back from being a full success.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the game received a significant facelift with high-resolution textures to provide a sharper look, the graphical progression of more recent shooters leaves this improved Halo 2 feeling like a 2004 game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's okay, but hardly a killer effort for the franchise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, its poor music and one note gameplay mar the experience, but players in search of something off the wall will probably dig Rhythm Heaven's imaginative design.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it lacks flashy presentation and over-the-top action, as previously seen with EA Sports Big's SSX Blur, it makes up for the negatives with precise controls that feel like you're actually skiing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The good news is that the gameplay is more delectable than usual movie-licensed fluff, with hours of racing fun for one or two players and a fun presentation that fans of the movie will adore.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While its graphics look jaggy on the tiny DS screen, there's no two-player mode and it game uses very little of the system's touch screen abilities, but if you're in the market for a run and gun video game with lots of action, Metal Slug 7 will work out your trigger finger.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, if it's a good singing game you're after, SingStar Queen says it loud and clear – "We Will Rock You".
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game shows a great deal of polish, considering the odds stacked against it.

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