New York Daily News' Scores

For 157 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Last Guardian
Lowest review score: 40 Mighty No. 9
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 157
157 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It all adds up to a solid sci-fi battling sandbox, although at the moment, the game is marred by bugs. Outriders is prone to crashes, and load times can be long. And the cross-play and cross-save features that were expected are messy and confusing (although both ideas are new for this console generation, so you give Outriders a slight flier). Such issues hold the game back, limiting the overall fun and immersion you can experience in the world of Outriders. Still, when you combine characteristics from some of the greatest franchises in gaming, you’re bound to get a pretty solid game. And that’s exactly what Outriders is.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s all a far cry from the roots of Plants vs. Zombies as a tower defense title, and in some ways, yes, I do miss that. This was, to me, the ideal tower defense game, and I would have played many many sequels of it to great enjoyment. Neighborville makes the shooter transition solidly and competently, joining the sea of shooter games out there.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    EA knows not to mess with the classic formula, so the largely visual upgrades work, creating a satisfying game. Truth is, racing games haven’t changed that much in the last decade; it’s about speed, and letting you feel that speed. Sure, you’re missing the “rewind” feature of current racing games, and it might have been nice to get that added in here.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game isn’t a miss. Zelda this is not, but it’s plenty of fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s an overall terrific revamp for NBA 2K21, and a game that has something for everyone, especially when you consider that MyTeam and MyCareer also have plenty of other fun to offer. And the WNBA game has also never been quite this satisfying, delivering grounded, strategic basketball...It all adds up to the top sports gaming hit of 2020. Need a sports game on your next-gen console? This is it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    No, it’s the same great game it was last year, the same awesome basketball gaming experience it was last year. It’s just not quite a must-buy, especially if you’re taking aim at the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the moment, there are few major Marvel baddies (I’ve only seen side quests to face the aforementioned two), but imagine Square adding, say, Red Skull or Loki in the coming months. Already, more heroes (Kate Bishop and PlayStation exclusive Spider-man) are on the way, and that alone will enrich the experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So you keep playing The Origami King, even if Olly isn’t quite the master villain of previous Mario games, because you just can’t help yourself. Paper Mario: The Origami King never leaves you feeling defeated, and it never ever crushes your gaming spirit. All it wants to do is give you a chance to enjoy a world of fun and whimsy. These days, nobody should ever say no to that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Paradise Remastered definitely shows its age 12 years after its initial release, but it still plays as fast as ever. And on a console lacking a light speed racer? That counts for plenty.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That’s a disquieting echo throughout this game, for reasons that extend beyond this game, and, at times, that can make The Last of Us 2 emotionally challenging to play. But that’s not a reason to avoid this game; if anything it makes The Last of Us 2 that much deeper of a gaming experience. At times, you’ll wish you the game gave you options, permitted you to make choices for Ellie in critical moments. Or maybe that lack of choice is the cold, hard lesson of it all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In truth, just about every moment of Nioh 2, even when it’s frustrating, and even when you’re dying is sweet — and almost every moment feels different. Team Ninja builds creative areas, too, pushing you through burning towns one second, underground caverns the next. And wherever you push, you’ll be challenged, and fulfilled.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The greatest disservice of Final Fantasy VII Remake is the last word of its title. Understand this: Final Fantasy VII Remake is no ordinary remake. To call it a remake suggests it’s faithful and loyal, playing it safe in its modernization. But this Remake is complete reinvention, so audacious and gutsy in its reimagining that the stunning visuals almost feel ... tame.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolutely spectacular game, and one of the early highlight games of 2020. Doom Eternal will make you think as you kill, pushing your mind to its limits. That’s not a bad thing. It’s the perfect trip to hell.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game does manage to be fun, even if it is one of the heaviest experiences of 2019. Everything from story to gameplay is begging to be dissected, filled with imagery and symbolism -- just like so many Kojima games before this one. Entering Death Stranding, it’s likely that we all thought Kojima’s calling card was lengthy cutscenes and stealth and action gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Darksiders Genesis shows us another side of the Darksiders franchise. And even if that side isn’t perfect, it’s definitely good early-2020 fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Witcher 3 is so involved, that the Switch version outputs 720p picture to your big screen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    That shortcoming definitely holds Kakarot back, but the overall experience still delivers strong all-ages, Dragon Ball Z fun. Are the open-world RPG elements perfect? No, but Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is still a hit for hardcore DbZ fans in the moments when it counts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The formula stays much the same as it’s always been. Not that you’ll ever mind with this game, because that tried-and-true NBA 2K formula is just as good as ever. Yes, MyTeam is awful, and yes, further WNBA integration would be great. But you can’t argue with a hoops game this deep and this fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What’s brilliant is how this can feed varying playstyles. Sure, I’m a sniper guy, but I’m currently in love with an assault rifle with a scope that FEELS like a sniper rifle. You might dig pistols, but that pistol-like assault rifle? It’s OK to love that, too.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Depending on your pace of play, there could be more than 100 hours of gaming locked in Three Houses, all of which is completely worth it. This is turn-based strategy gaming heaven.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The entire game, really, is fully worthwhile, a lean 20ish hours of gameplay with nary an ounce of gaming fat, or a moment you won’t enjoy. That’s the beauty of tight battling: It never gets old, always feels brilliant.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No, this isn’t a dark, serious Wolfenstein moment. It’s just pure, unadulterated shoot-em-up coop fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It all adds up to a terrific Mario game that offers boatloads of freedom. Whether you’re a creator, a gamer looking for the next great Mario level speed run, or just somebody who wants a little bit more Mario in their lives, there’s something here for you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best PSVR shooter yet.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Madden and NBA 2K give you increasing amounts of control over individual player progression and continue to incorporate role-playing managerial elements into their gameplay, The Show 19’s Franchise mode remains stale.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It all adds up to one of the finest games multiplayer role-player shooters out there. This is how gaming with friends is meant to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best fighting games we’ve seen in years.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Put simply, it’s one of the finest action games you’ll ever play, powered by fantastic, fast-paced combat.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a multiplayer game, the combat here is fun, but heading back to Fort Tarsis to grab the next quest becomes a chore; I found myself fast-forwarding as much dialogue as possible so I could get back into battle. There are likable characters in Anthem if you pay attention, and Bioware’s depth of story does shine if you’re interested. You won’t always be interested, though.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an ambitious tale that can have impact on the right gamer, on a gamer who understands the universe and doesn’t just want to jump into the action.

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