Gamer's Pulse's Scores

  • Games
For 608 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 0.2 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 608
608 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bright, colorful visuals relay a fast-paced shootout across several stages of intense first-person gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An excellent racing game that has plenty of depth and unlockable features.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best space flight sims out there, with a believable interface for commanding a large capital ship.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is outstanding and there are tons of unlockables.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The graphics are astounding, the levels are very clever.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Very average racer, but nothing more than that.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    What makes DB a good puzzle game is it’s intelligent design masked by a cute, cartoon façade.