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 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Lowest review score: 10 Space HoRSE
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 608
608 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I have to be honest. I simply lost interest in this 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The missions are not terribly hard, but yet it still makes for a fulfilling experience to complete a mission.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Solid graphics and lovely character animations.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very good game...Though, one simple fact remains constant. The engine is truly showing its age.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It creates a fairly interesting game in the end, but one that is also fairly easy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A technically sound game that exudes banality.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Offers a strong strategy game in a convenient package and some features that can only be found in the PC version.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Offensively the game plays amazing; defensively the game struggles.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is addictive the sound is upbeat and the graphics are fun and goofy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s very strong on concept and not so strong on the actual gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A technically sound game that exudes banality.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    No difference [in gameplay] from last year's version, except in running. And even that needs more help.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Good visuals don't make up for mediocre gameplay and horrible controls.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Gameplay is fun and quick, yet grows tiresome due to repetition. Graphical presentation is good, and the sound average.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    An extremely fun game with very difficult controls.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    This feels like a fairly competent, but incomplete game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.