Impulsegamer's Scores

  • Games
For 711 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Lowest review score: 20 Fuse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 711
711 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Limbo has made the leap to iOS admirably, losing nothing in the translation and only minor quibbles with the jumping mechanics really stand out enough to drop the score slightly. Indeed, Limbo is surprisingly well suited to the sporadic habits of the handheld gamer, with well thought out checkpoint placement allowing you to tackle a few quick puzzles at your leisure whenever you have a spare minute or three and the spine tingling aesthetic of the game benefits greatly from the intimate nature of handheld gaming.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Sine Mora is a game that you should go out and buy now and as the translation of Sine Mora is without delay (it's Greek), it actually suits this title perfectly from its epic battles, lush graphics and almost flawless gameplay. Who would have thought that a game inspired by the classic 8-bit side scrolling genre can still find a place in the 21st century of gaming.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Payday 2 is a Co Op game. While it might have benefitted with a cool story arc for a single player mode the game offers a great outing with 3 other friends for an experience that will keep having you come back for more. Payday is simply put the improved, polished and closest experience you’ll find to robbing an actual bank. It’s just legal.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For 2013, Bravely Default is easily the best RPG of the year that will keep fans of this genre extremely happy as they join these characters in their fight for freedom.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A truly fantastic arcade game that not only plays well (with a few 21st century tweaks) but looks amazing on this next-gen console.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    SSX
    Overall, there is a heap of value here; once World Tour is complete there is a still heap to do, from challenges to collectibles. This is a more than worthy entry for a series that has long been successful and provides a complete experience that is highly and enjoyable and full of value. There are very few issues with this release and they are generally rare and fairly minor. SSX is worth a look for anyone into extreme sports titles or someone looking for something different to all the other titles that are cut from the same mold.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Who would have thought it has been nearly 10 years since the Last Pikmin game and Nintendo have a real winner on their hands with Pikmin 3 that has not only streamlined the gameplay but seriously improved it. Best of all, the games looks gorgeous in HD and Pikmin have never looked this great! Add in some great single player challenges, multiplayer fun and you’ll be playing this game for a long time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    More of a refinement than a revolution, but still the best depiction of basketball on the current generation. A massive amount of content, absorbing career modes and online features mean you won’t get bored in a hurry.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes features Brilliant level design, great replay value, gaming doesn’t get any better than this on the PS4.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    All in all, a package that includes one of the PS2’s best games and a high point in the Final Fantasy franchise with the bonus of its pleasantly solid sequel is one that shouldn’t be missed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Overall, Final Fantasy X is one of the greatest Japanese RPG's around and this release offers two awesome games for the price of one.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    In conclusion, Spore is definitely an exciting game in this time of repetitive ideas in an over crowded gaming market. It's not quite an RTS nor an RPG nor a strategy game but one that successfully combines all three genres into an exciting game that works quite well and is complimented with good graphics and a great premise.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    What is great about the game and the story line especially is that there are awesome villains and none of them seem like a throw away add on to the game. The levels leading up to boss battles are well designed, giving Spider-Man the chance to use his unique abilities. Story line writer Dan Slott really brings a story that is perhaps one of the best in any Spider-Man game yet.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is one of the best RPG titles on the PS3 in quite some time and usually this genre is quite neglected or has poor third party releases.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Definitely go out and buy this game now because there is a new fighter in town.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Granted the story is shallow at times, and the characters are the standard stereo types, the game on the other hand visually looks spectacular. The good things far outweigh the bad here.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    In conclusion, Total War Shogun 2 is definitely a must have game for those who enjoy turn-based games, RTS or the original Total War games. It's huge improvement over its predecessors and from the very first moments of the game to the last battle of Kyoto, you will be captivated and wanting more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Granted the story is shallow at times, and the characters are the standard stereo types, the game on the other hand visually looks spectacular. The good things far outweigh the bad here.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There is very little to criticise with this release and any criticisms are very minor. This all provides supreme value and recommended to everyone who enjoys action plat-former titles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dishonored is the thinking man's first person shooter but throw those guns away as there are so many more interesting ways to take on your enemies. With a great protagonist, interesting characters and well-written story, it's games like Dishonored that really make you sit up and take notice. It's original and gives almost total control to the player on how the story and game will play out. With elements of RPG meets first person shooter, Dishonored is the game to all fans of both these genres and beyond.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Ready for another exhilarating gaming experience? Need for Speed Most Wanted is your answer. Going back to the franchise's roots which made it the classic it is today, this is an unmissable instalment in the series that you must play. It's time for your next dose of adrenaline.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    All in all the maps offer a nice diverse package with plenty of tactical possibilities.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Metro: Last Light is a bold symphony to the senses. Deep Silver is the new bringer of AAA titles, now they have a lot to live up to. As the saying goes, you are only as good as your last game release. Deep Silver is now the one to watch.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Bloody amazing! The original game went beyond those clichéd first person shooters and in creating a sequel, the developers have fleshed out the city of Rapture even more but more importantly, have streamlined the gameplay, making it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Of course, without the detailed characters and story of BioShock 2, it would not have reached these levels and of course, the luscious graphics.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Bloody amazing! The original game went beyond those clichéd first person shooters and in creating a sequel, the developers have fleshed out the city of Rapture even more but more importantly, have streamlined the gameplay, making it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Of course, without the detailed characters and story of BioShock 2, it would not have reached these levels and of course, the luscious graphics.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is an outrageous fighter that breaks away from Western norms and gives the player something uniquely different and more importantly, entertaining.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This yearly update for the NBA 2K series has seen some marked improvements and is undoubtedly one of the best basketball games available on the market.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In conclusion, Gran Turismo 5 is a very engaging game that will leave craving for more.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    At first, Bulletstorm didn't immediately give me the wow factor but as I played, this game just got better and better.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is a catchy little app that even occupied our photographer Donna Millheim, so you really have something when delighting such a discerning gamer. Do yourselves a favor Impulse Gamer's, do not miss this one.