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 0.6 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The wonky physics and a slightly limited variety of custom parts keep this one from a higher score, but Xbox owners looking to inject some originality into their racing experience would do well to check out Apex's unique approach to a somewhat stale genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not ground breaking in the graphics department the addition of psychic powers to your arsenal not only provides for some excellent new forms of combat it also provides for a great source of replay value.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The perfect balance of non-linear gameplay and plot development, the game offers a unique experience that successfully evolves the gameplay of the original.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A large and varied weapons arsenal, as well as vehicular-based play, makes XMP fun to play; however, its apparent influence from other games limits its originality and future playability.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its gameplay is solid while it still holds true to the original Tetris concept and is addictively fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most interesting and odd games that I have played in recent years.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gameplay is solid, fun, and addictive. On the other hand, graphics-though they are fresh-could have been better.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new team system hastens gameplay a little more than past installments and offers a blend of elements from action to platform at the press of a button.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has the longest lasting appeal of perhaps any sports title available, thanks to the outstanding dynasty mode and the great multiplayer modes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where Dead to Rights really comes into its own is gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Past the technical issues and bland combat system is a universe that’s worth exploring.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The real fun of this game, of course, is playing online (or networked) multiplayer games. Be warned; heed the system requirements. Otherwise, this game is unplayable both online and offline.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The only problems were with the interfaces, which get confusing and messy, kind of like my desk, so I guess that is a little too realistic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A bit of a disappointment. I was expecting a little more action in the adventure, but it did come through when it came to the beauty and sound of the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's a good idea for a story but it has been overdone to death.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Overall, the game is clean and reminds me of the old "Pacific Strike" from Origin, though more playable and it doesn't crash my computer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It truly is a fun game and the new campaign is a great new addition and makes for a whole different game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The ability to develop individual units, in addition to a central lord, makes the game an attractive offering for those seeking compensation for their gameplay efforts.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game looks nice, plays nice and is a blast if you can stand getting through the first few missions.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    In every respect besides multiplayer, Clancy’s Ghosts eliminate those damn pansy SEALs across the board.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Though there are certainly better options to be found on the PC platform, PS2 owners who can stomach the repetitive combat (not to mention the $9.95 monthly fee), have an extra USB keyboard and a healthy chunk of free time laying around, and want a solidly designed introduction to the MMORPG craze could do worse than to give Evercracka spin.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The lack of text chat capabilities and a workable inventory system prevent Tribes from greatness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Engaging gameplay full of intriguing gadgets and weaponry, a tightly-wound story, and intricate stealth-action. Unfortunately, there are a few problems with the game, mostly graphically, as the framerate varies, unlike the detail, which is consistently mediocre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    With an improved control scheme and fluid action, the game fixes the problems plaguing the first title. Unfortunately, the action is broken up by unnecessary and frustrating platform challenges forced upon by linear level design.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    I recommend it to those out there who need these heroic kinds of games, because being a hero is definitely what this game is all about.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A blast to play for those who enjoy strategic and realistic games, and is one of the first of its kind on the Xbox... [but it] does host an array of problems including dull and uninspired graphics, atrocious lag in multiplayer, and some diminishing gameplay design flaws.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Could have been great, but has to settle for being good because of the annoying camera issues and the graphics shortcomings.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Despite its incredible presentation, the game suffers from intense button mashing and the lack of an announcer. The season mode has been implemented better than any wrestling game I have played making WWE Raw 2 one of the best wresting games to date.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Its aspects of action, while moderately engaging, are wholly unbalanced; in addition, the elements of strategy are watered-down for ease of play. Nevertheless, Wrath Unleashed plays much better as a multiplayer game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Manhunt attempts to combine excessive violence with stealth-action gameplay, but fails to invoke a sense of value and worth in play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game is not incredibly long but still should take about 10-12 hours to beat the first time through.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A fast-paced snowboarding game with good looking graphics and outstanding course design. The time trial and gate challenge are both highly addicted modes, but the trick attack I found to be rather useless.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Only stifled by its lack of variety, Rayman Arena features well-designed and engaging gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Graphics were great and were perhaps the best aspect of the title, all except for those arthritis-like frame-rates.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A fun smash-everything experience with slick controls and fast, furious gameplay, and it will leave action fans satisfied. However, due to its short lifespan and repetitive nature, it is really a game more suited for rental than purchase.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A great game if all you're looking for is some TIE-blasting and AT-tripping fun. Having said that, innovation is not this game's strong suit. The new content, mainly the on-foot missions, only serve to detract from the rest.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A fun little time waster that keeps on bringing the fun with countless levels of increasing difficulty.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Monotony should be avoided in future RTS games, and was only slightly avoided in this game with the addition of almost three axes to play on with the depths, and with the concepts it introduced, but there's still a long way to go before it becomes a blockbuster.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A fun-filled, fast-action title with missions of all difficulty levels, which is achieved at the cost of in depth graphics and technical stability.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    While its gameplay is neither perfect nor original, it is still fun to play nonetheless.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    I did feel that certain tasks took a lot of time and the need to search everything made for some tedious work, but the comedy relief did its job and made up for the shortcomings and created a decent play experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The game is a fairly realistic boxing sim. It pretty much it boils down to this: if you liked the acclaimed Rocky series, you’re sure to like this title, but if you never cared for it, you’ll probably hate it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Not only does it add some realism to the genre but actually has some good economic development in it for those of you business types. Oh yeah and don’t forget the scantily clad vacationers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Attempts to combine excessive violence with stealth-action gameplay, but fails to invoke a sense of value and worth in play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Best suited for experienced players searching for a serious challenge, R-Type Final is a beautiful game meant only for the hardcore.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Brings the adventure much needed color and style; but in the end it succumbs to the same faults as other games before it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    There are some bugs in the gameplay that really need attention. The final strike against it is caused by the fact that the crowd of people playing this game online is one of the worst online communities I’ve ever been a part of.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Although there is not a lot of additional material beyond the Superstar job duties and goodies Superstar is a lot of fun to play and does add a new flavor to the lives of your average every day Joe SIM.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The game also finds a nice balance in navigating your Robotech jets, and aiming the guns that they possess.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    With as much punch as kung pao chicken, Rise to Honor fights its way to the top of cinematic gaming. Outstanding direction brings the underground world of Hong Kong to live in beautifully animated action sequences.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Takes a great concept and executes it cleanly. Building your own track is amusing and then subsequently racing on it with online opponents is even more enjoyable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Focusing solely on strategic play and ditching resource management and unit construction, the game does a fine effort at emphasizing strategy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Playing against real, live people is very challenging and it could take months to master even a single map in the game. The game can also become very addictive, enough that you might start thinking about it while doing completely unrelated tasks like walking, eating or even sleeping.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Folks looking for a classic gaming excursion with a new, polish façade will find much enjoyment in this finely crafted point-and-click adventure.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Only good for kids who are good enough at games to overcome the game’s difficulty level.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The 3D environment works seamlessly, the graphics are above average, and the addition of fighting styles and currencies puts this over the top as being more than a rehashed fighter.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    I am convinced that fans of the racing genre will enjoy this game due to its solid setup and intuitive controls.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A decent golf game, but has it's share of problems.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Reminded me of the old "Alone in the Dark" series, but not as much fun and too linear.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It is fun in places and does have some FPS gaming goodness, but it is too short in both length and originality.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game play is simple enough but you must definitely be there to control the town building aspect as well as simple control over battles as most of your time will be spent collecting resources and awarding master craftsman awards to your peasants and finding someone to battle.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The ability to control 250 in an army is almost too many; of course that is what makes it great-the ability to have gigantic battles that truly bring out the galactic conflict that is underway.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The camera view still needs some work and a 3rd dimension would greatly enhance gameplay and combat but they still are saddled with a game that, in the end is boring.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The focus on cash and reputation provides a nice break from the usual fair. If you like giant walking robots , then you have to get this game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Too much of it feels clunky and "bloody amateurish", as a certain character is fond of exclaiming. For what it's worth, however, there's really nothing quite like The Getaway in terms of a truly gripping adult gaming experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you love a good mystery and want to feel your skin crawl, Dark Fall is your game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With a wonderful physics engine and solid visual representation, RC Cars could have easily blasted other racing games out of the water; too bad since the game lacks variety.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The ultimate test of any game is how much you want to play it after you stop and quite frankly I found myself wanting to play "FreeSpace 2" or "Starlancer" while I was playing Allegiance. I didn't really like it, but it is a good game, it's just not for everybody.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The real fun is in the online game modes, and I must say that I had some of the most fun since signing on to Xbox LIVE while playing this game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The biggest sins of the game are that the plot becomes progressively silly as the game progresses, and you only get to play Snake for about an hour before you have to switch to playing Raiden (who is totally uninteresting).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The good news is that Blinx has a lot of potential to become a quality game series, and future games can be great if those areas needing improvement are addressed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I have to be honest. I simply lost interest in this game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Personally, it would not be something I would buy unless I was heavily into puzzle adventure games and was itching to solve a Scottish mystery.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A mindlessly entertaining strategy game...it doesn’t break any new ground, and it becomes somewhat repetitive in a short amount of time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    What this boils down to is fun aerial levels being broken up all to often by boring ground levels.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Onimusha 2 avoids the mistake made by the previous title in placing difficult puzzles, often under a time limit, at awkward points in the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The game is complicated, and the combat is uninspired, but overall the experience is a positive one. Plus, it makes a great way to study for a history test.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The implementation of sightjacking works well in achieving contemplative gameplay, as well as heightening suspense; on the contrary, the complexity of the game’s organization and the Scenario Link Navigator may turn some away.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The missions are not terribly hard, but yet it still makes for a fulfilling experience to complete a mission.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Solid graphics and lovely character animations.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you strip away the skimpy thongs, gyrating bodies, and crude one-liners, you are left with probably the best playing game of volleyball on the market.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Feels and plays like a rushed money grab - Raven is better than this and should have walked away.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The voice acting is pure camp. The sad thing is that the camp gets old real fast and I was ready to ‘enforce’ that twit long before the game was over.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The gameplay made an attempt at doing something different, but only managed to make an already easy game even easier.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not all of the gameplay is captivating, I honestly enjoyed the battle mode as much as I enjoy multiplayer "Bust-A-Move," and that is a high compliment indeed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It creates a fairly interesting game in the end, but one that is also fairly easy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the constant setting on fire and craziness of the old Hitz will be missed, there are still plenty of high scoring games and big hits to be had with the new title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an Indy car simulation, the game does offer an accurate representation that should appeal to a small base of fans. Problems with steering and slight AI deficiencies are likely to turn some away, although Indy Car Series is a decent approach to a popular event.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The inclusion of a role-playing-like level system adds a small amount of depth to an otherwise shallow title.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not easy to learn and it looks about as pretty as a doggy chew toy. If you’re a sim freak, you’ll love it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay also is fun but can be a little cumbersome trying to remember all hotkeys. All in all the game is exceptionally fun and well worth playing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very good game...Though, one simple fact remains constant. The engine is truly showing its age.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has great graphics, fairly simple controls, great scenery, a decent choice of planes, and a great editor. Although the sounds easily get on your nerves, it will be the load times and need for a computer upgrade that will have you pulling your hair out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While juvenile and cartoonish in presentation, the overall presentation is not sure at times whether it wants to take itself seriously or not--leaving most situations and some characters depicted during the adventure as downright silly.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the great gameplay, graphics, and sound, there is one factor that cripples the entire game. Many copies of the game have a bug that causes the save feature to not work properly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those looking for some quick fun, Hulk provides some quality action that may not be very deep, but is definitely enjoyable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The seductive power of its plot is relatively weak and you may find yourself too overwhelmed by the absurdity of the gameplay to even care what develops in the story, but this title does in fact have a plot.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A technically sound game that exudes banality.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is possibly the most accessible version of Magic I’ve ever played, as even my friends who had never played a game in their life were able to understand and enjoy the title on its own merits.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While possessing a solid visual and audio presentation, its gameplay suffers from bizarre puzzle design that is far from intuitive. Although a streamlined interface help to make interacting with game environments easy, the unusual puzzles make it difficult to progress through this intriguing game.