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Average Player Score Based on 516 ratings
4.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 516 ratings
  1. 10 (56)
  2. 9 (14)
  3. 8 (19)
  4. 7 (49)
  5. 6 (44)
  6. 5 (62)
  7. 4 (73)
  8. 3 (62)
  9. 2 (57)
  10. 1 (81)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.1

    Don't use the PC version to judge this!

    I was surprised when I first got to play this game. Yes, it's been a while since the game's release, I know. Anyways, this game pretty much takes the story from the original PC version and just uses better game play el... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.1

    Don't use the PC version to judge this!

    I was surprised when I first got to play this game. Yes, it's been a while since the game's release, I know. Anyways, this game pretty much takes the story from the original PC version and just uses better game play el... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about John Romero's Daikatana

  • Review Score:3.5

    Unsuccessful Quake 2 remake

    This ought to be one of the worst 1st person shooters around. This game is very similar to Quake 2 in what it tried to achieve. The difference is Quake 2 succeeded in its concept. The graphics are alike (and that´s abou... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2.4

    Just too hard...

    This game is really one of the worst ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its far from good,so bad even the creator thinks it sucks......... its just too bad. the graphics are like nothing,only if you like guys with flat b... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2.5

    4 years in development can't even get this game a 4 out of 10. The first review of a game that came out 5 years ago.

    I think it's funny that even after 5 years, Daikatana has not recieved a single review. One of the most hyped games in history, being developed by the legendary John Romero, the creator of Wolfenstein, Doom, Hexen, Heret... Read Full Review

    17 of 21 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    This game had a 3 year delay. Everyone has moved on.

    Despite heavy delays and loads of problems at the Ion Storm workplace, Daikatana is finally here. Daikatana is a first person shooter which allows you to play as a warrior named Hiro (pronounced He-ro), who has to travel... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.9

    A classic example of an ambitious idea executed poorly.

    There are loads of games that have tried to execute an excellent idea, or amibitous design, but most fail. Several examples come to mind, but Daikatana is the most prominent of them all. Here was the layout, that Ion ... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    A Retrospective

    Ahh, Daikatana. Everyone remembers the ads, the promises of John Romero making you his **** Unfortunately for Romero, the game fell short of it's expectations when it was released in 2000, almost three years after the ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.2

    The Game was already mediocre. But the hype killed it overall.

    Funny how 7 months of development can turn into 3 to 4 years. Its also funny how it took 3 to 4 years to develope a game that looks like it was done in 1 month. And it took over 2 million to make this game? Isn't that wh... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.8

    So much underrated...

    I know, why some many people don't like the game: The graphics are poor...even when it first was presented in E3. There are still Quake 1 engine leftovers in the final game. The whole technology is poor: The charakter... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Underrated game, although with flaws

    OK, it might be strong words to say Daikatana is a good game for some. But it isn't a bad game, just an old-school shooter with its flaws. First off, this game went through developing problems, one of the biggest mi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    After reading the development story, I gave this game a shot. It's not the worst game ev, but it's not very good either.

    I read about Daikatana's development when I read Ion Storm's page on Wikipedia; I'm a Thief fan. It has a very interesting back story, but I can't say the same about the game's own story. It is full of cliches, and the w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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