10/10 scores revisited, ridiculed

Monday, 26th January 2009 06:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt


GameDaily‘s gone back over its 10/10 reviews, finding some of them distinctly lacking.

Not news as such, but an interesting exercise nonetheless. The Call of Duty 3 write-up’s pretty funny.

“Our ridiculous Call of Duty 3 review dares to ask the question, ‘Greatest World War II video game?’ and then follows it up with the erroneous ‘best war game, period.’ We’d love to know how that’s possible with a game that features lame vehicle segments and an unbalanced multiplayer mode that makes it almost impossible for the Germans to win.

Halo 2 doesn’t fare much better.

Much like Call of Duty 3, we still cry over our decision to award Halo 2 a perfect score. The romantic story of a rogue alien and a super soldier with zero personality arguably ruined the franchise, and yet, we felt the need to call it “the mother of all first person shooters” and “a milestone in video game history.”

We’re looking at you. Worth a nose.



  1. lelik

    gamedaily is a joke, and it looks like they finally realized it. good for them.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Robo_1

    I don’t know anything about Gamedaily, but fair play to them if they’re putting their hands in the air over certain scores.

    I’d love to see Eurogamer do the same, although I dare say the article would take the best part of a year to write :)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Abit late now though, i think any site could go back on their perfect scores years later especially now that sequels for those games are out already.

    On the other hand giving CoD3 and H2 perfect scores, even at the time of their release was pretty ridiculous.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I agree, it’d be fun to see a site whose reviews we actually gave a shit about do the same thing. Although I’d like to see them own up to the ones they criminally under-rated too.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Retroid


    I approve. Like the reviewing version of “morning after the night before”.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. onyxbox

    Eurogamer would just use it as an opertunity to confirm Halo as still being an 8 :-)

    #6 6 years ago

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