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 BioShock
Lowest review score: 20 Ready 2 Rumble Revolution
Score distribution:
1,233 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero's fifth installment is easily the most accessible.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlefield 2142 delivers a sci-fi themed experience using the familiar Battlefield style. While the setting may have changed a bit, the overall gameplay hasn't.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sporting a robust real-time combat system, the most beautiful cel-shaded graphics we've seen (even topping Eternal Sonata) and a compelling story that will keep you coming back until you finish this lengthy quest, Tales is one of the best games of the year and it'll appeal to RPG fans of all kinds.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has something for everyone, including new players and those who simply want to raise their characters to the new level cap.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After a lackluster performance from last year, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 excels in every area imaginable. The addition of Woods' personal coach, Hank Haney, introduces a significant new skill improvement system with a series of practice drills and advice.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although its simplistic set-up and weird rectangular-shaped animals appear decidedly kitschy, Boom Blox is one of the Nintendo Wii's best third-party games, a work of genius from the collaborative efforts of EA and Steven Spielberg.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The presentation hasn't changed much and the gameplay still revolves around the same note hitting formula, but if you love music (and who doesn't), you can't afford to miss this latest jam.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is sparkling with life, and picks up even more once Dante enters the fray. The visuals and sound are excellent, even with slightly bothersome camera hitches.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a whacky, off-the-wall cartoon style, Team Fortress 2 provides excellent class based multiplayer action. TF2's classes are unique from each other and stand out to fulfill specific roles, but flexible enough to adapt to changing situations.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visuals are absolutely astounding, like a fine painting brought to life, and the gameplay has touches of sheer genius, including the introduction of the "celestial brush" and an efficient, if simple, combat engine. Okami is one of the best games of the year.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even without the Wii's motion controls and an orchestrated soundtrack, Zelda succeeds with an ambitious quest that rivals "Ocarina of Time" and a control scheme that players will love.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of this combines to form a wonderful racing experience that Colin McRae would be proud of, so pick up Dirt 2, rev some engines and enjoy one of 2009's best.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These simple mechanics greatly enhance an already phenomenal product.. Furthermore, the inclusion of three very addictive mini games -- 2 on 2, Kicking Combine, and Y.A.C. Attack -- provides gamers with experiences they won't find anyplace else.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sony's masterpiece, God of War II, not only trumps its prequel, but also redefines the action adventure genre...Not only does it cement the PS2's amazing legacy, it delivers one of the best gaming experiences in the video game history.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The throttling gameplay, gorgeous presentation and sweet multiplayer options make it a ride you cannot miss.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is so good that we're declaring it an easy 'Best of' contender for 2009.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The biggest features in this game are the Kreate-A-Fighter, Kreate-A-Fatality, and Online modes. It's about time Midway included stuff like this! So yeah, go buy MK Armageddon ASAP! It's one of the major reasons why the PS2 still has plenty of life residing within its dusty innards.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has more than enough guns, modes and "oh-my-god" moments to propel it to the very top of your must have list, with astounding visuals, crystal-clear (and at times, frightening) audio and enough plot twists to make you second guess everything, so gear up, hop onto your snowmobile and haul ass to the nearest store.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is without question Activision's coolest rhythm game. The turntable has its drawbacks (it's a bit small for larger folks), but that soundtrack will give you a new appreciation for music and perhaps satisfy your DJ fantasy. Just don't pass this off as another game with a useless peripheral. It's one of the sweetest, most original games we've played in a long time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lack of an online multiplayer experience and wireless controller were slightly disappointing, but it's hard to complain when new content, online leaderboards and enhanced visuals add so much to an already vivid gaming experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gamers looking for the most technologically sophisticated game of the year should head directly for Crysis. The artificial intelligence can be quirky, but the open-ended gameplay, spectacular graphics and incredible nanosuit powers more than make up for it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although Prophecies players will benefit the most from playing the expansion, plenty of challenges await other gamers, including deep multilevel Dungeons providing near Master Quest level difficulties.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love music/rhythm games and looking for a new challenge or you just love Metallica, you need to buy this video game. More downloadable content would've made this the best Guitar Hero yet, but as it stands, it still rocks. Snag it and obey your master.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seeing as how most military first-person shooters take themselves dead seriously, it's refreshing to see Battlefield: Bad Company's dark sense of humor.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Shift is a wonderful re-imaging of Electronic Arts' classic series and one of 2009's best racing games. The combination of exquisite graphics and hardcore crashing delivers an adrenaline shot to players who drool over squealing tires, burnt rubber and exotic muscle machines.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The campaign is over much too quickly and multiplayer isn't nearly as deep as some other games, but this isn't about playing Gears of War ten, fifteen years down the road. It's all about partaking in this mass, shared experience, one that'll no doubt keep Xbox 360s running for a long time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With loads of challenge, stylistic visuals and a catchy if not minimalist soundtrack, Patapon succeeds in creating something wonderful.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is very tight and easy to get into, whether you're going solo through Campaign or Racebox or challenging others through AdHoc and Infrastructure. The downloadable content is hot, too. It may not be easy, but this Pulse definitely rates high.

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