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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Any true baseball fan will be amazed at the amount of information and the good times they'll have playing Baseball Mogul.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A phenomenal game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The finest RTS game I have ever played.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    No matter how smooth, pretty or great sounding a game is, if it ain't got that swing it ain't got a thing. Sacrifice has swing, oh lordy, it has swing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Over the past 12 months, I have played some of the best games ever made and playing Black & White is just pure icing on the cake.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    With such a diverse assortment of characters in the game, its shocking that 99% of the gameplay is ridden of cheap moves and attacks, graphical flaws, poor sound quality, etc; perfect as you would call it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Few games capture me from the get go, but this one did...an absolute joy to play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Amazing! Just Amazing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It is a rare thing indeed when the builders’ tools are as addictive as the game but the AT presents such a slick, clean interface and ease of use that it is hard to stay away from at least trying your hand in a little Module creation.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    By far the best sequel I've ever played.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Nearly flawless, Advance Wars is the most challenging, deep, and interesting handheld title available.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    One of the greatest games of all time. Splinter Cell redefines what a game should look, play, and sound like. Perhaps most amazing is not that the graphics, gameplay, and sound are so good, but that they all blend together to form a whole so well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    While there a couple of warts, NHL 2001 is, in this reviewer's opinion, the best NHL game to come out of EA Sports, ever.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Five-hole and nothing but net.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If you want to keep a semblance of a normal life, do not buy this game. It will suck you in and refuse to let go, then you’ll end up with the same stench and bloodshot eyes that I have.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    By far one of the best games to come out this year, and is certainly the best and most original single-player FPS experience to come down the pipeline since Half-Life. If you enjoy great story, super graphics, and excellent gameplay, then this is definitely a game for you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This is the only game I have played where Depends ™ should be in the System Requirements. There are more "leave a stain on the upholstery" moments in the first chapter of this game than in most horror/flasher flicks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The most fun I have had in a straight shoot'em up FPS in a hell of a long time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I really haven't had a game get me so fired up in a while, and this one seems to be one that I couldn't go wrong with. If you were a fan of the original AoE, then you're probably going to love this sequel.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the best games I've ever played. Can't get enough of it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An outstanding achievement in tactical action, Freedom Fighters soars to the top of the genre with spot-on gameplay and solid visuals. Streamlined tactical controls and solid AI make playing the game easy and fun.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I was absolutely blown away by Call of Duty. It’s a rare occasion when a game can make you feel as tense as this one manages to do; it’s also pretty rare to find an FPS that just feels so much different from all the rest.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Perhaps the best racing game (for sure the best rally-racing title) I’ve played all year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A great game. Pretty graphics. Sweet tunes. Killer gameplay. Exclusive online competition. So damn good.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Game of the year material. It’s rare these days to play a game that excels in every area-but this one does so.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This is the kind of game hard-core gamers dream of.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The gritty, film noir storytelling, intense bullet time action sequences and painstaking attention to detail in every area make Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne a must-have for every action fan.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Represents everything good about gaming. Hands down, the best platform game of 2002.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The gameplay is simple but never lacking, keeping me glued to the screen.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This is by far the best Gameboy Advance game that I've played so far, and to top this would be a Herculean feat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    From the texturized polygons on the characters for extra realism to the bone crunching sound effects, this game simply delivers everything you could ever want in a game, including a multiplayer mode.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Packaged with a new, longer campaign, an expanded roster of COs, a bunch of new maps, and a new constructible unit, the game boasts plenty of original content.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Overall, it’s just "Super Mario 3," but that’s like saying it’s just a Lamborghini Diablo. This is the cream of the crop of almost all games, and to have your own copy to go with you wherever you go is worth the money for the game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    As complex as the game might seem, its success is contingent on one main feature-fun. It's rare that after 20 hours of solving this puzzle and slashing that boss you'd want to try it again. Expect to do that with Ninja Gaiden.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    For fans of the genre, Animal Crossing can best be explained as a mix between "Harvest Moon" and "The Sims," and it's just so damn fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Very well executed.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you play through it three times, you get a super ending, which is a nice incentive.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Once I reached that Zen state of immersion, it felt as though the controller and I were one entity, working together to achieve a common goal. As I wove through a barrage of bullets, deftly changing colors in order to survive, I knew that Treasure had crafted a jewel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I will keep Alice for as long as my feeble mind can handle it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An exceptional game, and promises to only get better from here. With only a few small repairs, this game could be the greatest to date.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    We all seem to agree on one thing though; this game rocks!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I wholeheartedly recommend this game to all people in search of a good flight sim -- or just a chance to be a daredevil pilot.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Enriching the gameplay experience significantly, the audio design stands out among the best this year. Sound effects garnish every movement and action, equally emphasizing visual and audio stimulation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the best sports games to hit the PC this year. While many of the hockey or football games have better graphics and improved gameplay, Tiger Woods 2003 is a whole new experience in itself.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The quintessential RTS game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Luring the entire neighbourhood into my house then sealing the doors and removing the food and toilet is just one of the many indignities I have visited to those under my care.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Takes stealth gameplay to the next level with unbelievable open-ended stealth gameplay coupled with gorgeous graphics, grim high-quality voice acting, and ambient music to always keep you on the edge.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The most amazing thing about Dark Cloud 2 is the fact that so much can be fit into one game like this, all of which is used effectively, and still have room left over for awe-inspiring graphics.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's a fresh take on the old turn-based RPG formula and the hilarious, but sometimes slightly plodding story will keep you glued to your Game Boy Advance for hours and hours.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    May very well be the most gorgeous console game ever made. The game maintains the classic gameplay basis of the original, while introducing enough new aspects, such as dragon morphing, to keep the series fresh.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An experience that is concurrently Star Wars and something else. KOTOR is not simply another franchise-supported derivative; it stands as an original vision, independently justified - an RPG for the masses and the few.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Aside from minor issues related to multiplayer gameplay, Crimson Skies claims to be nearly flawless with intense airborne action and beautiful interactive visuals.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Though few tennis titles have garnered high praise, Top Spin is hands down the best to date. It’s easy to learn and fun to play.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Despite minor qualms with the controls and the bosses, the game truly is a masterpiece and is one of the best ever in my mind.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The extra additions of the grooves and super combos was also a stroke of genius, and now that I look at this tiny little disc, I have to ask myself, “How did they fit it all in there?”
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A fantastic game, but it's not for the weak of heart, or for racing newbies. If you don't fit into either of these categories, you'll have an absolute blast with F-Zero GX.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    At the very least, this is an orange in a sea of apple multi-player online games … and an orange that is worth investigating in my view, especially for the current price.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Oni
    An extremely addictive action fighting game with some very cool anime storytelling and martial arts that are wrapped in an otherwise superbly executed game that is one of the most fun and coolest games I've played in years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A true measure of any great series, whether it be books, movies, or computer games, is that I always feel a sense of loss when they are over; ToB gave that to me.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This game gets more addicting by the hour, with secrets and new paths around every corner.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The creators of the game must have had an affinity for the art of suspense because this game was a thriller all the way through. Top it all off with absolutely wonderful gameplay, be it puzzles or action, and you have the masterpiece that is System Shock 2.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a great action game that has an extremely intense feeling to it and 30+ hours of gameplay (excluding multiplayer), then this game is for you.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Visually stunning.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The excellent implementation of combat among an army, combined with the large variety of gameplay and an excellent campaign story make this game truly shine.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    They have added some new features, updated the engine and generally given us a good new reason to spend a little of our hard-earned money.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Improving an already outstanding game is a Herculean feat and Age of Mythology: The Titans has certainly succeeded.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Between its fluid gameplay that balances elements of action, stealth, puzzle solving, and adventure, and its beautiful visual and audio presentation, Beyond Good and Evil is a good game; however, it’s the examination of pertinent moral questions that raises Beyond Good and Evil to the level of a great game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If trains are your bag, this is your program. There are other train simulators out there, but this is bar none the most polished, most complete, and with a company like Microsoft backing it up, likely to be the best supported of them all.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Its intelligent combination of action and RPG elements offer a unique and rewarding gameplay experience. It also features visuals that amaze and a story that intrigues, TRON 2.0 is the definition of a great game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Tribes 2 rocks. I have no choice but to come right out and say it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The multiplayer component truly makes for the great replay value as you can play as Yuri’s forces while online but not in Single player.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It doesn’t have the flash and hype of big name, but it is one of the best games I have ever played.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    More so than any other game, it allows complete player-driven gameplay in the progression of the story and character development.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A larger and spicier serving of GTA3 with some minor, though beneficial, trimmings.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Drool-worthy graphics, head-banger’s delight music, and absolutely stunning gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is by far the must have shooter title of the spring and summer months for anyone who has a drive for fast paced gameplay set in well designed and beautiful to view landscape.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Laser Squad Nemesis, with its addictive nature, fast paced player tactics, and an ever expanding community, is the turn-based strategy title any gamer should have installed on their PC. And with a price tag of 25.00 for 6 months offering unrestricted gaming or a downloadable trial how can you go wrong.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The plot is interesting and well told. The sounds effects and graphics are detailed, realistic, and both beautiful and gory. The enemy AI is outstanding and provides players of all skill levels with a stiff challenge.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Monkey Island is still the best place to play.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Surpasses the original game on nearly all levels.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A triumph. The application of the job system in conjunction with equipment abilities makes developing characters more exciting and quicker than the original.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The replay value is especially high for gamers who like a challenge by beating the harder difficulty levels, and trying out different tactical strategies to improve performance.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    By far the wildest and craziest party game to hit a console system and is a must have replacement title for players who like "Crash Bandicoot," "Super Smash Brothers" or "Fuzion Frenzy" style games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Despite some gameplay options I felt were missing and a more expanded Live setup screen, MechAssault is a boatload, no pun intended to missile boat fans, of fun for both hardcore and casual mech fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A variety of paths for each mission promises near infinite replayability.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 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. More so than any other game, it allows complete player-driven gameplay in the progression of the story and character development.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The movie license is fully exploited and used brilliantly, the production values are outstanding, there are cool unlockable features, and the fighting action is intense.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is an inexcusable fact that "OoT" had almost twice as many dungeons, considering it came out so long ago. The dungeons are the most fun aspect of the game and you will be left wishing for more. Also, with fewer dungeons come fewer bosses.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    NFL2K3 has everything a football gamer could want. It has great graphics easy and intuitive controls, and the gameplay is extremely fun.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With the depth of its franchise mode and the abundance of game modes, Madden 2004 has loads of replay value that you will treasure.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A remarkable game blending the groundbreaking adventure elements the series is known for, with intense action, enthralling storytelling, and beautiful visuals and audio.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Seems almost like a combination of many of the best management sims to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I enjoyed the game immensely, and would recommend it to anyone seeking a good, wholesome CRPG experience.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Smooth gameplay, great graphics, quick load times...it has it all.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a fast-paced and intense gameplay title, it is appealing to those who have no idea what Star Trek Voyager is.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're out for a great Mech simulation with some incredible Instant Action games and an inspiring multiplayer setup, all wrapped in a beautiful 3D engine, then run, very fast, and grab a copy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If your favorite RPG character was the rogue, your favorite hero a thief, or your favorite game as a child hide-n-go-seek, without a moment's hesitation go buy this game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall the game was more than I expected and truly made me feel like I was onboard a starship.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As long as you're patient and can handle the complexity that goes into managing a hotel, you'll do just fine with Hotel Giant.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There were a thousand things that could have gone wrong, making the gameplay experience a chore, or making it boring, but none of those things went wrong, and the gameplay is exciting and fun.