Gamer's Pulse's Scores

  • Games
For 611 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne
Lowest review score: 10 Myst III: Exile
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 611
611 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an all around feast for your eyes, ears, and gaming appetite.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New mercenaries, new toys, new game engine, an enhanced role-playing aspect, and more combat options combine to make this another winner from Sir-Tech.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An outstanding visual and audio presentation, marred only by cheesy music, support quality gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely not flashy in the presentation department, Gal Civ more than makes up for it with excellent gameplay that is updated with new tweaks, bug fixes, and content very often.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Goes where no space RTS has gone before with its incredible visuals and moderately realistic gameplay. The game’s superb attention to detail places it in the ranks of the best modern RTS games.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With outstanding visuals and audio to showcase its gameplay, Praetorians is a must-have for genre fans and a great introduction for newcomers to PC gaming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are superb, the gameplay is fun and the overall package is amazing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A new generation, looking a lot prettier, playing a lot smoother, and sounding a lot better, but with very little innovation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addition of the 3D camera and terrain gives it an edge over other titles in the area.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Faithfully extends the Rayman universe with a solid action-platform experience brimming with style.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addition of action elements to this adventure game really help keep it moving and exciting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deep character customization and development systems utilizing the series’ unique job system makes the game highly enjoyable and rewarding.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressive project, and I have an ocean full of respect and admiration for the ambition, energy, and devotion that the developers poured into this game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Political climate aside, this is a great game. It is well designed and features great replay ability.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all any fan of RTS would be foolish if they did not run to the local game store and pick up a copy of Generals immediately.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    RPG fans may scoff at it's hack-n-slash nature, but they are missing out in this case, as Dungeon Siege provides spades of real-time tactical delight.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterpiece within its time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A remarkable peripheral.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A new combination counter and streamlined abilities system make playing the game easier and more rewarding. Dramatically reducing the penalties for death, as well as the roots causes behind it, make playing Maximo vs. Army of Zin a less frustrating and more pleasant experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the graphics may not be ground breaking for either the PS2 or the Xbox game system they do provide players with a well represented city that is both visually stimulating and just plain fun to play in.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes MF fun to play is its intelligent design.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Complimented by challenging dogfighting missions, intuitive controls, and a balanced reward system, Wings is a solid, challenging game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has a very good RPG system for those who like that kind of thing, but it also has that twitch reflex element that I loved so much about the other sidescrolling Megaman games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intelligent design makes playing each game a breeze, while the inclusion of a records list and patches makes conquering each game a challenge.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Colorful, detailed, and challenging, the game evolves the series’ gameplay and style. With a ton of unlockable features, including extras available only with connection to a GameCube, Rayman 3 has plenty of playing value.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game has more freedom and options than any game I have played, but this also comes at a cost of containing several minor and some major glitches.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most notable feature of Battle Engine Aquila is the outstanding computer AI.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most intricate simulation out there, Project Gotham Racing 2 offers nearly unlimited gameplay with a wealth of licensed automobiles and gorgeous courses.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most interactive football titles to date with some of the best game play I have ever seen in a football game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a racing fan of simulation style real world physics car races, IndyCar Series 2005 is a must have - as no other title in the genre is as indepth.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    May not be perfect, as it does have some flaws in the graphics department and enemy A.I. causing the game to seem unbalanced at times, but with the new features and enhanced gameplay of this title easily makes it a Must Have game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's gorgeous graphical presentation makes for a pleasant experience that eases the moments when excessively polished design bogs gameplay down.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although not graphically superior, KSPS holds the essence of surfing in solid gameplay, authenticity, and depth.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brings back the old-school 2D brawler style with plenty of innovation and plenty of depth to keep the most hardcore gamers jaws dropped for hours on end.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Not overly fun and addictive, but it's still pretty cool
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's a lot of fun, features some good writing and an engaging story, and is the best first person RPG experience I have had in years.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you love Star Wars and enjoy RTS games look no further.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game is immensely fun, and incredibly innovative. It takes what is great about Monopoly and transfers it perfectly into the builder genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you are interested in solving a mystery and running down dangerous corridors then this is the game for you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The thing that makes this game good enough to warrant purchase is its clever design and game play, along with graphics that’ll have your eyes bugging out of your head.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best space flight sims out there, with a believable interface for commanding a large capital ship.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite the recycled graphics engine and undulating difficulty, Shadow Magic offers outstanding gameplay with unlimited playability in a variety of gameplay modes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With an incredible, engrossing campaign, Halo could stand on its own; fortunately, the addition of Internet multiplayer sweetened with two new vehicles, two new weapons, and six new maps makes the PC version even more worthwhile. Unfortunately, performance issues plague the game, preventing easy play through the game’s campaign due to poor framerates.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Moonbase Commander will stand out as the sleeper hit of 2002 and it deserves all the praise I am sure it will get.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Has a huge amount of game play options and is one of the most intriguing RTS games I have played since Civilization. The only concern I had was with the amount of horsepower required by your computer to play in a bigger game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It does a fantastic job stripping away the boring, monotonous aspects of most RTS games and manages to focus almost solely on the fun stuff.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The variety of options available made me enjoy this game more, but it balanced out with the not so great graphics and audio.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A satisfying single-player campaign along with an incredibly engaging character creation system, however, makes this one a heartily recommended buy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The rich, continuing back story is among the most fascinating found in the MMORPGs, and the fact that players can take part in the story truly adds to the experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Although it borrows heavily from "Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II," Champions of Norrath: Realms of Everquest is an improved experience full of visual and audio beauty, and outstanding gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I called "Shogun" the closest thing I had seen to a perfect game, well Medieval: Total War improves on that achievement and delivers one of, if not the best strategy gaming out there.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The random beatings you can inflict on people always makes for a good laugh when you’re with friends, and the versatility of this game provides you with the best of all worlds.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the year's best surprises, offering a wonderful mixture of strategic gameplay, imagination, and colorful story telling.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed the missions, and even though they could be tough, the movie-like atmosphere makes for a truly compelling gaming experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While the average base capture can be pretty repetitive, there are huge difficult battles every so often that are more fun than anything, and these will keep me coming back for awhile.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bright, colorful visuals relay a fast-paced shootout across several stages of intense first-person gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A triumph of gameplay over technology, Culdcept offers highly rewarding and deep gameplay emphasizing the formulation of individual strategies to overcome challenging opponents.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While some may find it extremely difficult due to the emphasis on realism, Korea provides a healthy challenge best conquered by learning the game’s well-designed controls and interface.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A must-have expansion for any serious monument builder, with the added attraction of being able to skip those frustrating levels for anyone having difficulty completing the original game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Super Mario Advance might be nothing more than a beefed-up port of an old game, but hell, it’s a Nintendo classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The only thing I can complain about is the sound, but the added features and modes definitely make this worthy of a purchase in my books.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While Mario has aged well, A Link to the Past feels a little old. Unlike other GBA ports, the game definitely shows its age graphically, especially when compared to Four Swords.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An excellent racing game that has plenty of depth and unlockable features.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the most enjoyable multiplayer games on Xbox, and is probably the best arena-party fighting game on the system.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is outstanding and there are tons of unlockables.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The single most immersive action gaming experience I have ever had. Every element – graphics, gameplay, sound, story – works together to form a very cohesive unit and blow your little gaming mind.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The controls are tight and deep, the Dynasty Mode is great, and the gameplay is realistic and fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    "Dark Reign 2" gave me everything I was expecting: solid gameplay, great graphics, and a fun way to kill several hours.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One of my favorite games of the year. I think once the novelty of the Diggles' antics wears off there is plenty of playtime left.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The fact that players must watch their units and stockpiles carefully is an extra, and welcome, dose of realism. Nothing is worse than having a mutiny on your hands or losing your structures to your enemy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Definitely one of the more interesting governing and building game out there. It is unique in a lot of ways, and the gameplay is excellent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's extremely fast, it's even more intense, and it has replay value to boot. What more could you ask for in an arcade racer?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The game is held back from greatness by a few gameplay issues that sometimes create feelings of repetitiveness (in campaign mode), confusion (losing track of heroes and important characters in battle), and frustration (heroes dying because you cannot locate them in pitched battles, and accidentally misdirecting troops due to erroneous mouse clicking).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This game is truly a remarkable trade sim, and the number options available to you through the course of this game is staggering. While the game is not without it's problems, they are easy to overlook in light of the many strong points of the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    JO is a fun game with plenty of action and unique areas but I just had a feeling that I had done all this before.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    For the first time I truly felt like I was on the track controlling a fully functional Nascar vehicle, and I believe that is what they were trying to accomplish.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    More beautiful than the game’s musical bliss however, is the controls.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Very average racer, but nothing more than that.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Another problem that I found with the audio was that the voices of soldiers and prisoners did not match up at all with the movement of their mouths.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Even though it doesn’t offer much improvement over the original in terms of gameplay and presentation, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II stands as a solid role-playing game both sides of the gate can appreciate.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Such a well-crafted, polished (aside from the camera), and entertaining experience that it managed to win over this jaded gaming cynic, inevitable merchandising tie-ins and all.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Tremendously realistic graphics and audio bring the world of space travel to brilliant life. While the story serves as a driving force for the single player campaign, it never fully develops into anything worthwhile.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A title that deserves credit for breaking the cookie-cutter mold that RTS games have fallen into. Even maps with simple goals can turn into endeavors that last for hours, if you take time to smell the roses and just enjoy playing with powerful, fully customizable avatar with the ability to raise a monstrous force.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The crowning glory of Golden Sun lies in its stunning graphics. Great environments, characters, and especially fight scenes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    What makes DB a good puzzle game is it’s intelligent design masked by a cute, cartoon façade.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The graphics are astounding, the levels are very clever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Even though it doesn't offer much improvement over the original in terms of gameplay and presentation, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II stands as a solid role-playing game both sides of the gate can appreciate.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The graphics are superb and the sound is awesome. The game play is very deep and the types of races are an excellent assortment of race types.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The new story mode is nothing too serious, although I did have some gripes with the new style of level design, but the new multiplayer modes and upgrades will have anyone coming back for more.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It’s unfortunate that the game is bogged down by a lot of glitches and flaws, but it is still an extremely entertaining title that is deep in every aspect.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the game is still a good one, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to someone who was looking for a good RTS.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The dark and mature theme gave this game a distinctive feel and the graphics take the player in deep within the prison world.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The music and graphics will blow you away, and the game is pretty fun as well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    That's one of the beauties of a game like AC: there really isn't an end game, or a finale. The world just keeps going and going, with new adventures and new locations to explore constantly available.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Great story and intriguing plot twists, complete with graphical and aural pleasures, will keep you coming back for more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Generic... enough said.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The smooth mixture of classic baseball gameplay and new-school baseball violence works well, and had the game’s defensive system been better, MLB Slugfest 20-03 would’ve been the perfect arcade baseball game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A BIG game. After several weeks of playing I'm still only in the second chapter of a total of five.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The levels are great, the tricks are great, but the implementation is just awful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It’s not as vast as or as free, but it is a nice fresh coat of graphics and slightly different concept to an otherwise tired genre make it worth a shot. While it doesn’t overcome Grand Theft Auto, it easily makes an appropriate rival.