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 Space HoRSE
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 611
611 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite some motion stiffness with Agent 47, Hitman: Contracts is one of the top single player action-stealth games on the market.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shoot outs are troublesome and hectic, moving around the map is too much of an effort, and keeping track of what you’ve actually done is a chore.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Offers a strong strategy game in a convenient package and some features that can only be found in the PC version.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At its very heart, it’s Doom, and the graphics can be bad, the music can stink the place out, and the Cyber Demon can be taken out, but there’s still that sick satisfaction that comes with blowing up a ring of barrels around a group of demons and watching them explode into a pile of goo.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I think the key to the success of this game is that it brings a great look and story that ports very nicely to the Game Boy Advance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall I was quite impressed. I would very much like to see another game like it, but with a lot more difficulty.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some major glitches on the Martinsville track, but NASCAR Heat 2002 is a solid and enjoyable game overall that will appeal to both NASCAR fans and casual racing gamers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its presentation isn't enough to warrant play. Remaining true to its roots in the last generation of gaming, Dino Crisis 3 features an extremely deplorable camera, mediocre action, and a B-rated story.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is addictive the sound is upbeat and the graphics are fun and goofy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Does a good job of staying faithful to the original game, while extending and deepening the gameplay experience by a huge degree.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s very strong on concept and not so strong on the actual gameplay.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The learning curve jumps due to the confusion the player feels while trying to get a hold of the camera and the involved combo system turn into a button masher in frenzied fights. Still, the title is worth a look.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An engaging and challenging urban adaptation of the sport, Freestyle Street Soccer offers a solid arcade sporting experience. Balancing traditional soccer gameplay with easy-to-execute tricks and stunts, the game is simple to play.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A technically sound game that exudes banality.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A reliable, well-designed and fun shooter title to provide you with some intense gameplay both in single player and multiplayer versions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great mix of tactical shooter and strategy based gameplay that, although fun, stumbles a bit due to the limitations within the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is not the Magic that I grew up with, and purists may find the changes to be a bit too extreme.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Offensively the game plays amazing; defensively the game struggles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If it were not for the horrible camera, Dr. Muto would be one of my favorite games of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Featuring plenty of unlockables, good visuals, an adrenaline-charged soundtrack, and solid connectivity, I would recommend MTX Mototrax for anyone interested in the world of motocross, or just looking to pick up quality extreme sports title.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has a good story, kick ass martial arts fights, good graphics, and the cinematics in between levels are really well done.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It offered fair and fun gameplay and easy controls that were simple to maneuver...For a non-sports game fan, I was delighted to play a sports game and like it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gameplay, although it is rooted in traditional racing gameplay, is very much more challenging and can prove to draw even mild racing fans into its action.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    No difference [in gameplay] from last year's version, except in running. And even that needs more help.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Fun, original, and well made, which I’m starting to realize, doesn’t happen very often with games. A bit short and not without technical difficulties.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There are parts of it that are fun and parts that are boring, and truthfully until they come out with a multiplayer it does not have a lot of replay value, once the initial shock of the vulgarity wears off.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The best way to describe Clone Wars’s gameplay is by calling it "Jedi Starfighter" PLUS... Simply an average game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    While the game provides an accurate depiction of the family business through a beautifully crafter story, its visual presentation is decidedly lacking due to lengthy loading times and poor textures throughout the game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    I enjoyed the playing but thought that it might get very boring to play this game multiple times unless you are the most die hard of baseball simulation fans.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A fun arena brawling game that has some interesting gameplay twists that provides a surprising amount of depth to the combat.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There are similarities to last year’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone game on PC, but the gameplay and environments are more refined and enjoyable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Hardcore RTS fans will be unimpressed with EOTAs strategically-lacking and limited combat, hands-off management, and overall dull brand of gameplay.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Good visuals don't make up for mediocre gameplay and horrible controls.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    While the actually gameplay is without much issue, it borrows heavily from other games, particularly the "Rogue Squadron" series, making its mission-based gameplay highly unoriginal and trite.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    From its unbalanced gameplay to its mixed visual and audio presentation, Spawn: Armageddon is a valiant effort at coupling modern action gaming with a beloved character that unfortunately falls short of reaching heaven.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Massive character creation tools, diverse city landscapes, powerful abilities and enemies, huge groups of powerful heroes fighting alongside each other and the list goes on and on showing this massively multiplayer game is not like so many out there.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The only two things that keep MTX: Mototrax from truly soaring is the lack of racing precision seen in other motocross titles and the strange physics anomalies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    While Drakengard doesn’t possess any glaring faults, issues regarding the game’s combat balance and the lack of an action ability system prevent it from being entirely engaging.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Simply put, there is no reason to buy this game when there are two other superior basketball games on the Xbox.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The solid storyline and terrific voice acting hold up the considerably difficult gameplay. The often repetitive and overly simplistic combat system is spelled by some decent stealth elements and a few slick features.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    While none of these modes excels to a great degree, the sum of the different play modes is quite a lot of fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    An extremely fun game with very difficult controls.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    While the game’s aspects of real-time strategy fail due to poor AI, the action role-playing elements play out fine, if not repetitious. A severely marred visual and audio presentation prevent Joan of Arc from making up ground lost in gameplay.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The music, graphics, and gameplay are all average, and provide no new or highly-enjoyable experience to the hardcore GBA gamer. However, for diehard fans of Justice League, the game will likely please fans with it’s decent adaptation of the franchise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The dynamics of the game aren't bad, though they are certainly light on the pitching and heavy on the bat.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Gameplay is fun and quick, yet grows tiresome due to repetition. Graphical presentation is good, and the sound average.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    This feels like a fairly competent, but incomplete game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Gameplay is simply sub par, looking even worse when compared to the mammoths of the genre, much like my use of the word "mammoth" to describe racing titles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The end result is mired in too many gameplay inconsistencies for me to give the game my full blessing as a reviewer.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    There just isn’t enough variation or unique game play to make me want to play it often or probably ever again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Although no new ground was broken in the develoment of this title, fans of micro- management builders or sim style gameplay will find the comical, cartoonish style of Space Colony a fresh change of pace and well worth the cash spent buying it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The current lack of content, unbalanced professions and broken quests and missions still in the game will drive you away if you do not have the patience to wait for the next 2 or 3 months of major updates.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    This game is an MMORPG that leaves me with some doubts regarding the first M. While the total population of the servers seems to fluctuate in the 10,000 area, in an average town I've visited I have found no more than ten other players, with far lower numbers in the wilderness or dungeons.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A fun action fighter game that does not live up to the name of King.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Each of the game’s six levels hosts unique enemy designs and engaging boss battles that make the game worth playing. Unfortunately, Shrek: Reekin’ Havoc’s extremely short playing time prevents any recommendation of a purchase.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, Rocky is the best boxing game I have played since the Evander Holyfield game on Sega Genesis, and it is surely the best boxing title on the Xbox.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The lack of an engrossing plot and some repetitive gameplay will probably contribute to a short play life - especially since the multiplayer is so bad.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Offering gamers fast paced gameplay, excellent 2D designs, alternate pathways and a slew of weapons to rain chaos on the enemies this is one title all gamers should at least try once, twice - even three times.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Ubisoft captured all of the elements needed to control a WWII era destroyer except what it might actually feel like to command one.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game was fun and if you enjoy "Ally McBeal" and "The Sims" then this game will be right up your alley.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good single player building game that, although has improvements, lacks long-term gameplay abilities.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the action levels are exciting, things like the stealth levels, a bad draw-in distance, and ill-placed music detract from the experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I personally despised the game, considered it nothing more than a waste, and would advise you not to purchase it for yourself. It would be much better in the hands of a raving 10 year-old that enjoyed Disney’s A Bug’s Life and that you need out of your hair for a few hours.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s missing some key things like full 3D support for the maps and a more intuitive control interface that will prevent it from being well loved by most gamers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's biggest strength is its tutorial and teaching ability. The sheer knowledge of chess that can be gained by moving through the tutorials or by simply playing against the computer is amazing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A mixed bag: a complex, intriguing story that progresses by means of an uninspired quest system.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Graphics are beautiful; however, playing a game solely for its graphics is unheard of in my book. The concept is original, but is really not that intriguing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is perhaps the best format for a game using the license to take, but I was expecting more interaction with live individuals, more research and searching for clues, more of an adventure game along the lines of those that appeared on the PC platform in years past.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The controls are fairly well created however the game moves at a slow pace and unless you have mastered the combos before the match your robot will be laying on his back most of the game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brings nothing new to the table. The Deleted Scenes are a nice bonus, but the meat of the game consists of bot matches with some objectives to complete. The game as a whole appears to be rushed, as if they just wanted the ordeal to be over.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It doesn’t do much to further the genre.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too easy and too short, CSI's only noteable aspect is the authentic voice acting and recognizable name.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound are the details that got left out of this one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The most disappointing game I have ever played. Expected to extend the superb gameplay, style, and attitude of the first game, Devil May Cry 2 fails to improve in any form.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While there isn’t anything that makes the game bad, its short length and uninspiring gameplay will leave you without any desire to return to the game for further play.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s got scantily clad women, hard rock music, dirt bikes, and lots of bloody crashes. It doesn’t break any new ground by any means, but FMX provides an entertaining extreme sports experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Indy has a game that is worthy of his name in terms of gameplay and style, but definitely not technically on the Playstation 2.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Beyond some frustrating gameplay, Night of 100 Frights brings the visuals and sounds of the long running cartoon to life in this title, with a huge map to explore on your way to solving the mystery.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Due to its paltry length and lack of decent multiplayer options, I can’t wholeheartedly recommend this game. It is, however, a solid offering.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Offers fantastic action in its quality and quantity, but repetitive design.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tries to avoid the woes of its predecessors by injecting some modern, albeit derivative, gameplay, but fails to really explore the platform it is built upon.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall the story and concept of Warlords Battlecry III is very well presented. However, the lack of an upgraded graphics engine really gave me a sour taste in my mouth.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the game suffers from poor visuals that can make the experience of feeling like your actually flying an airplane somewhat lacking.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hardcore adventure players can still aquire some decent gameplay out of this title, but may find it rather simplistic due to its apparent targeting to new players to the genre.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has some semblance of plot similar to the movie, which it represents, attempts to recreate a comparable atmosphere, but ultimately fails to innovate or even successfully imitate previous games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The crashes are a great gimmick, but after the first couple of hours the replays become more of a nuisance than a positive effect.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The courses are well laid out and challenging at the higher levels, but they are no different than a normal oval pavement track offering players nothing to see but the other opponents' vehicles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Only the most hardcore gamers will be able to look past the occasionally monotonous gameplay and poor audio and visuals to enjoy Shenmue II.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s fun and some of the brutal visuals can be a blast to behold with friends, but on the whole, the game is just ok.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it adds some RPG elements and has some of the best, most colorful, artwork of any game, Otogi is just another hack and slash action game. Well, an action game with very poor camera controls and a confusing menu system.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It might be worth a rent if you are really bored and have nothing but an Xbox and a weekend alone. I would suggest taking up reading or writing or some other monotonous hobby than to waste your time on this game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Frankly the music in SH sucks.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While battling through hoards of baddies as the mean green fighting machines is fairly entertaining, especially in co-op mode with a friend, there just isn’t enough to here to make it worth anything more than a possible rent.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tries to avoid the woes of its predecessors by injecting some modern, albeit derivative, gameplay, but fails to really explore the platform it is built upon. As a consequence, this game is average at best.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    With a combination of repetitive tasks, mundane fighting, and the fact that the game only takes five hours to beat, Legacy of Goku is not a game, it is an insult to the fans.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It's never a good sign when you start having problems before you even get to play the game. The installation proved to be quite a bitch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A severe disappointment. Mediocre visuals and audio relay the game’s imprecise controls. Lacking innovative level design, the game is uninspired and extremely brief.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Monotonous combat, a lackluster story, and poor visuals are countered by moderately intriguing characters; however, this isn't nearly enough to salvage the game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The multiplayer game is the only place where the game shines with its ability to play on four GBA’s with the link cable with a single cartridge. With deathmatch and a couple other fun games, the multiplayer game has some fun left in it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The gameplay is as deep and as tight as previous games in this genre, but the gameplay is so perfectionist that the game is just not that much fun to play.