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 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Lowest review score: 20 Tony Hawk's Motion/Hue Pixel Painter
Score distribution:
1,233 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are flaws with the Heat meter and Balls system (yes, Balls system), and the graphic engine could've used some more polishing, but the game has hours of entertaining chaos to spare, and it nails down the movie's atmosphere and Tony's attitude perfectly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ETQW delivers plenty of fast-paced action, and nothing beats the feeling of finally breaking through firmly entrenched defenses. It's not the absolute best multiplayer game, but it's definitely worth playing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gunplay works great and the presentation definitely carries Woo's signature style. It's the quintessential action game experience, even with its weak multiplayer option.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New creatures added by users will continue to make the universe of Spore interesting but its lack of depth in the single player version of the game, along with linear storyline may be a sign of its eventual extinction.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Think of it as a combination of "Deus Ex" and "Half-Life 2," wrapped within a fantasy feast for the eyes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game offers a ton of quality action for a low price.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm also a bit disappointed with the AI, which isn't nearly as sophisticated as Ubisoft has claimed. However, the game offers up plenty of intense thrills. This is by far the most diverse collection of missions ever seen in a Splinter Cell title.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are still some strange artificial intelligence quirks in both the turn-based and real-time aspects of the game, and it appears that the Total War franchise is starting to steer away from more casual players who would prefer a little less realism in their game. Still, Medieval II presents a great challenge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The three-quarter view that the game employs is actually put to good use, particularly with weapon aiming and engaging against other players, AI or human.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the grand scheme of role-playing games, the story turns out rather conventional, but the large variety of content and game play should cement Rogue Galaxy's place in the collections of those seeking a lengthy, fulfilling adventure.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo," with its various modes and options, makes this well worth the $30. Challenging a friend in AdHoc never gets old, whether shooting bubbles into nothingness or dropping mad block combos to clear the screen in a devastating manner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A couple of flaws cheapen the single player experience and the shallow eight person multiplayer modes don't extend the replay value more than a few hours, but The Darkness does an excellent job at making players feel good about doing horrible things. To that we say, bravo.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game looks gorgeous, featuring dark, seedy locales and superb special effects. The gallons of blood. The tentacle detail. The characters. It's without question one of the best looking video games...That notwithstanding, it's not the deepest of adventures.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It takes a while to get started, and the story has some faults, but the game packs wall-to-wall action, realistic tactical maneuvers and a superb presentation that even outshines "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The lack of rumble and Xbox specific achievements blows, but overall, PS3 owners will have fun with this intense and attractive shooter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Developer Rebellion's done splendid work bringing the game to the PSP, though the controls suffer from the default PSP set-up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An extremely polished role-playing game, it doesn't necessarily do anything new for the genre, but what it does is handled well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The multiplayer aspect is better drawn out, the storyline is fantastic, and the visuals and sound deliver on every accord. Namco's delivered a real top gun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The characters are great, but the numerous cliches throughout the story may leave some feeling tired, and it's curious the way the game almost seems to punish those who want to watch the optional skits.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Microsoft fans win the console pissing contest by default, thanks to Xbox Live. The 360 includes online play. The PlayStation 3 version doesn't, a puzzling decision that gives Sony's opponents one more thing to complain about.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sega nailed the series' arcade feel. The game controls just like the original, right down to the muddy power slides and pure sensation of speed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Sega Rally Revo, Sega nailed the series' arcade feel. The game controls just like the original, right down to the muddy power slides and pure sensation of speed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The missions are terrific, action-packed stages where something is always happening. More multiplayer maps would've been nice, and the challenge might be too much for rookies. Otherwise, these Two wholeheartedly entertain.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The missions are terrific, action-packed stages where something is always happening. More multiplayer maps would've been nice, and the challenge might be too much for rookies. Otherwise, these Two wholeheartedly entertain.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The in-game combat isn't bad either, if you can accept two things—there's not enough variety to the combat, and the extra effot to sneak around often isn't worth it. The guards can be real idiots, too. Past that, this Assassin cuts deep.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay could have used some more originality outside of "let's beat everything up", but Ultimate Alliance basically hits the mark with thunderous force.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This live action comic book" style game has enough button mashing to satisfy every brawling fan, and just enough role-playing elements to satiate those who like to have a little more control over their superheroes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This fast-paced arcade shooter has heaps of action and modes for players of any skill. Its visuals look good, with intricate level designs and cool explosions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This fast-paced arcade shooter has heaps of action and modes for players of any skill. Its visuals look good, with intricate level designs and cool explosions.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even without PlayStation Network support, Virtua Fighter 5 deserves a place in every fighting fan's library. Not only does it provide hours of fun, but also the presentation finally gives PS3 owners something to "ooh" and "ahh" about.