New York Daily News' Scores

For 121 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 23% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 73% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 XCOM 2
Lowest review score: 40 Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 121
  2. Negative: 3 out of 121
121 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It all adds up to one of the must-have games on the Switch, alongside Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Skyrim. Still need a reason to buy a Switch? You’re all out of them.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most engaging game in the franchise. If you’ve been sitting on the Monster Hunter fence for awhile, this is the best chance to experiment and give it a try.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dissidia itself is worth the trouble, for the hardest of the hardcore Final Fantasy fans. For everything it does wrong, it includes plenty of fan service.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two years later, it’s finally the game you always wanted.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We are at a point where a Dragon Ball fighting game holds its own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a solid entry from Pokemon. If you have last year’s game, you can pass on this title, but if you’re looking to dive into the Poke-verse? This is the best way to take the plunge.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a solid entry from Pokemon. If you have last year’s game, you can pass on this title, but if you’re looking to dive into the Poke-verse? This is the best way to take the plunge.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Stealth is wrecked in Origins thanks to a overly sticky, far too easy-to-spot Bayek, and thanks to some poor design decisions. It was once rewarding to sneak up against powerful enemies and take them down; in this game, it works sometimes, but against enemies with too high a level, you just can’t do it. It’s an unnecessary barrier that detracts from gameplay; at times, you might as well go into an area with weapons and arrows blazing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s addictive fun even with the paper-thin story, because the battling is so good.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    NHL 18 isn’t destined to go down as one of the greatest sports games you’ve ever played, but make no mistake about this: It is solid fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Also somewhat a downer is the uninspired presentation. Menus and pregame screens are overdone in some games, but in MvC Infinite, they feel undercooked, hardly electric in any way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More than any sports video game before it, this title makes you ponder a sport as you’re playing the game, makes your mind kick into overdrive as you debate slices of basketball.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game looks absolutely stunning, too: The original Destiny was one of the best-looking early games of the PS4/Xbox One era, and Destiny 2 pushes things even farther. Individual blades of grass jump out at you, explosions showcase more flames, and dimly lit sections beg you to physically try to peer around the corners before you remember that this is a video game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be the most well-written Madden game you will ever play. But it definitely is the best all-around football video game you’ve ever seen.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Video games often struggle to balance story and gameplay, but Lost Legacy finds that, delivering a muscular tale that finishes in under 10 hours but still feels right.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s all splendid, five-star quality gaming, except none of it works with the Switch’s most distinctive characteristic: You can’t play multiplayer on split screen with a single Switch. You need two copies of the game and two consoles minimum to get your multiplayer on, a missed opportunity and a disappointment given how well this game could play with two people.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most complete PlayStation VR title yet. If you play Farpoint, make sure to play with the Aim; don’t just play with the Move controller, because it’s not nearly as engaging.

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