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4.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 515 ratings
  1. 10 (56)
  2. 9 (14)
  3. 8 (19)
  4. 7 (49)
  5. 6 (43)
  6. 5 (61)
  7. 4 (73)
  8. 3 (62)
  9. 2 (57)
  10. 1 (81)

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  • User Rating 3.5

    Unsuccessful Quake 2 remake

    Rated on April 20, 2008 by L0UD

    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 al...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.4

    Just too hard...

    Rated on August 31, 2006 by vincent3810

    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 l...

    1 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 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.

    Rated on August 17, 2005 by leafsfreak

    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...

    17 out of 21 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4

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

    Rated on September 14, 2008 by rikhan_z

    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...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.9

    A classic example of an ambitious idea executed poorly.

    Rated on March 21, 2006 by EyeNixon

    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 t...

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    A Retrospective

    Rated on October 09, 2007 by PiIsARational

    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 th...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.2

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

    Rated on February 03, 2010 by TheBlaklyon

    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...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.8

    So much underrated...

    Rated on April 17, 2006 by PaddyW

    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...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Underrated game, although with flaws

    Rated on December 27, 2008 by Leo_T_C_K

    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, on...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 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.

    Rated on December 28, 2008 by kamanto

    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 o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.