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 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Neverwinter Nights 2
Lowest review score: 20 Ready 2 Rumble Revolution
Score distribution:
1,233 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Last year's race between 2K Sports and EA Sports' hockey franchises was almost a dead heat. This year, EA's NHL 09 takes Lord Stanley's Cup, thanks to a combination of what worked well last year and some sweet new features.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Sims 3 faced an daunting task to live up to the franchise's legacy and yet still deliver a new kind of experience to satiate the desires of any Sims fan.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best puzzle game of the year thus far, a perfectly blended mix of Tetris Attack-ish strategy and poker.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Electronic Arts applies the control scheme from its previous PC to console real time strategy game, "The Lord of the Rings: The Battle of Middle-earth II" with excellent results, offering gamers a user-friendly scheme that makes controlling units and building structures simple.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous and feature packed, it's the new benchmark of open world adventures and a must play for gamers with itchy trigger fingers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it lacks large amount of modes and options, the ones provided will keep you punching for hours. In addition, online play is excellent, with very little lag.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's damn near impossible, but you'll feel a great sense of accomplishment if you manage to beat the final boss. The replay value is high, thanks to additional challenge and time attack stages, along with promising downloadable content.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a few corny audio samples, Virtua Fighter 5 offers hard-hitting fighting perfection that no one should miss.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combination of a loaded single player campaign with an entertaining multiplayer mode makes Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters an excellent addition to the PSP library.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tilting gameplay is both surprisingly simple yet elegant, letting you achieve goals at your own pace without frustration.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best part about Muramasa, though, is the presentation. This Wii effort sports vivid hand-drawn animation, breathtaking locales and a memorable soundtrack. It's without question one of the better games you'll find on the Wii.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An immensely entertaining shooter that demands your attention. Single player doesn't measure up to multiplayer (a potential deal breaker for the loners of the world), but taken as a whole, this is a gun firing, tank crushing good time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While not a true sequel (Sony pulled its eight tracks, modes and vehicles from its WipEout Pure and Pulse PSP games), it feels fresh and exciting because of the gorgeous high-definition graphics, which run in 1080p and at a blazing 60 frames per second.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With slick graphics, beautiful level design and of course, the puzzles and action that first captivated us completely, Anniversary lives up to the name of Lara Croft.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous and horrifying visuals, combined with spine-tingling audio, immerse you in an interstellar nightmare of blood and bone. While it leaves a lot of unanswered questions, an obvious ploy to get you to read the enjoyable comics and watch the animated film, Dead Space is still a terrifying game, whether you're bathed in darkness or playing in sunlight.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its visuals, gameplay and intricacy make it the best downloadable shooter available since "Geometry Wars: Evolved" – end of story.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Occasionally sloppy visuals and dialogue can't derail a fantastic, involving role-playing experience. Baldur's Gate veterans should definitely apply.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The whole thing comes off like something Pixar would produce if it chose to add game development to their filmaking. The lack of an online multiplayer/co-op option keeps it from being perfect, but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying this undeniable thrill ride.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hilarious and addictive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a monumental space adventure you shouldn't miss, whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer. Insomniac wraps up the duo's space saga in style. We just hope to see more of them in the future. We can't get enough of these guys.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dated technology aside, Bully's a fresh breath of air in a stagnating game market -- complete with cool art direction, a great soundtrack, a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and a gameplay mechanic that's new, yet familiar to anyone who's played any of the 'Grand Theft Auto' games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Much of it looks and feels familiar, but 2K Games proved that there is a whole other side of Rapture worth exploring, as well as new and interesting stories to tell. Gripping, wondrous and at times horrifying, it's a superb effort that opens the door for perhaps another game, but don't worry about that. For now, put on that Big Daddy helmet and pay this phenomenal city a visit.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars: Galaxies takes everything good about Bizarre Creations' download hit and expands upon it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Instead of blazing through the galaxy using a more traditional game controller, tackle enormous bosses and solve head-scratching puzzles using the Wii's remote and nunchuk. The experience is nothing short of extraordinary.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's presentation couldn't be better and the story provides some extra weight along with doses of humor.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game that was already exceptional on the Xbox 360 is even better on the PC, so it's really a no brainer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seasoned pros will love the new performance challenges and multiplayer-oriented party games for local and online play. As for the remarkable set list, Activision delivers a mix of old and new, from artists like Iron Maiden, 3 Doors Down and Elton John.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Last year's race between 2K Sports and EA Sports' hockey franchises was almost a dead heat. This year, EA's NHL 09 takes Lord Stanley's Cup, thanks to a combination of what worked well last year and some sweet new features.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dark Avatar still suffers from a few minor issues present in the original game, like non-allied aliens setting up colonies inside a rival faction's solar system without fear of repercussions. However, the positives far outweigh the negatives.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the developers' decision to copy elements from Resident Evil 4 make it feel less original (despite better visuals and a new location), you'll have a blast (especially with a buddy) but after waiting four years for a sequel, we expected better.