New York Daily News' Scores

For 138 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 28% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 68% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 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 Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 138
  2. Negative: 3 out of 138
138 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Quite simply, this is Resident Evil at its finest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An innovative Dark Souls clone that charts its own course -- and a game that has plenty to offer for fans of taut action role-playing titles. In the end, Ashen isn’t Dark Souls.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is what a multidimensional megahit video game should look like.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But it’s hard to feel as if you’re truly affecting the world when there are no NPCs to express satisfaction or disdain, or to be directly influenced by your actions. Even killing feels hollow. Some of my best battles in Fallout 4 came when I stumbled across an outpost and found there a raider in there; he’d yell and scream at me as we were facing off. The Scorched, while armed, feel like nothing more than zombies.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s plenty of addictive fun to be had without ever going online. Whether you’re taking your battling to the lobbies, or playing alone, you’ll spend plenty of time with this fighter.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The finest war game of 2018.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption 2’s missteps are few. The autosaving system is a little bit cruel, leading you to replay failed missions not from a pivotal point, but often from the very beginning of the mission or the section; the game should have taken cues from Ubisoft’s Far Cry and implemented far more friendly checkpoint saves. And while horseback riding in this game is largely fantastic, it’s odd to spend so much time tapping a button just to create your horse’s pace. This is intuitive -- but it feels unnecessary at times, too. The entire Red Dead experience, though, feels fantastic overall.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is plenty of fun, and it’s a solid turnaround for the franchise. The future of the franchise is bright.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another strong effort from the best basketball franchise around. This is an all-around strong basketball game -- just like its coverboy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A uniquely satisfying third act for this edition of Lara Croft, who continues to be the most badass female protagonist in gaming. She’s more vicious in this game, and she exists in a game that’s definitely showing its age.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When it’s all over, Marvel’s Spider-Man winds up being the Spider-Man game we’ve always wanted -- and a game that lives up to its hype.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In large part, Octopath Traveler has thought of everything to make the quintessential Super Nintendo JRPG. The end result is a magical experience that any JRPG lover would love.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It all adds up to another edition of the best Madden yet, but that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Yearly sports video games have long had a challenge with their year-to-year progression, battling to find ways to make their games fresh. Madden seems to have cracked that code.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tropical Freeze is a triumph for Nintendo and the Nintendo Switch, which is gradually finding its place on the console landscape. Yes, there are quite a few classic ports on the Nintendo Switch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's all fantastic and layered and balanced.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Appreciate Detroit for the unique blend of narrative and gameplay that it is. No, it doesn't tell an earth-shattering story. But boy, does it know how to tell the story that it tells.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    God of War is an absolute marvel of a game, a visual feast filled with immersive gameplay that is one of the must-play titles of 2018.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MLB The Show remains a classy, spectacular baseball game, and if you’re a baseball gamer, you want this title in your library. It’s a home run. Just not a 500-footer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is plenty of fun, a terrific evolution of Minecraft that’s made its way to a perfect console.

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