Impulsegamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,267 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 78% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Snoopy Flying Ace
Lowest review score: 20 NCIS
Score distribution:
1,267 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately Lightning Returns introduces some fresh and novel ideas, but spends an equal amount of time hampering these and introducing a new set of problematic aspects.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In conclusion, Harvest Moon Tale of Two Towns is a game that takes the previous gaming premise and reintroduces it to a new audience. If you're a regular to this series, there are a few new additions to draw you in but it definitely doesn't have that wow factor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, this is one of the better mini-game collections for the PlayStation Move and if you're playing it solo, most gamers will easily be able to finish the title in a few hours.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Sonic 4 Episode II is probably the best Sonic game in awhile that combines retro gaming with 21st century next-gen console mechanics. Although the title is a little on the repetitive side, there's enough fun to keep most gamers going and just when things start to become repetitive, the game fortunately ends in time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, it seems that the developers were a little too ambitious with this game, although I must admit that we did enjoy the first half of this game, unfortunately after that it does become a little too repetitive.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is an interesting game that provides plenty of fan service. If you have never played the series before, you might be confused by the over the top battles that for me is reminiscent of the excellent TV series Monkey Magic. Unfortunately like most Dragonball Z games, Ultimate Tenkaichi is a little like rock paper scissors when it comes to combat that focuses more on luck opposed to skill. Nonetheless, it's a fun romp through the Dragonball Z universe!
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It appears to be aimed more at newcomers to the genre rather than hardcore RTS fans, but it is sure to please both camps. With its simple controls and game play, it is a fun game to play in short bursts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rift has always been an immersive contender in a market that is tough to compete in. Yet not only has Rift survived, it has flourished - well enough to support an expansion, and Trion Worlds shows love for their game's community with this monster of an update. Many players swear by Rift, and with such a strong and lovingly-crafted expansion, it seems likely that the number will grow. If you already play Rift, then by now you know what an awesome addition Storm Legion is to the game. If not, consider this deep and complex MMORPG a worthy contender for your time.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, this game is good, the game play is a nice step up for the genre, all the components are there that could have made this a great game, and it's just that it is not presented ideally.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals is an interesting third-party Nintendo DS game that we would definitely recommend to lovers of Japanese RPG fans, due to the extensive dialogue and reminiscent gameplay to titles such as Final Fantasy and Pokémon.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though I was considerably older than the targeted audience for Rango, I actually enjoyed this quirky action platformer as I explored the Wild West with my smart alek yet at times cowardly and heroic chameleon.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Virtua Tennis 2009 is not a bad game, not at all really. It’s just incredibly familiar if you’ve played Virtua Tennis 3, and seeing as that came out three years ago it’s not particularly a good thing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is a fun game, especially for those who have never played the franchise before but just be warned that the game is very slow and if you're looking for action, you'll be sorely mistaken. That's not to say there is no action in the game because the combat is actually fun but it's just a very slow moving game from start to finish.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In conclusion, New Play Control - Mario Power Tennis is an interesting game that I unfortunately found a tad boring and no way as near as fun as Wii Sports.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Well, Mole Control is what it is, a fun romp in a old school style with a fresh quirky twist.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not quite as original or inspired as previous games, but a solid life simulator nevertheless.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Asphalt Injection is an interesting and fun racer on this console, yet ultimately forgettable as it doesn't really stray too much from the safe zone.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yoshi’s New Island while harkening back to the previous titles does not bring much new to the series though it’s an excellent start for someone new to the series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of this series, you'll probably be picking this up but for newcomers, it may be a difficult choice!
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although not as polished as Nintendo's recent Professor Layton game for the 3DS, Sherlock Holmes and Mystery of the Frozen City is still a good game for gamers looking for a plethora of puzzling brain teasers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As with previous iterations in the series, 'Just Dance 4' is a fun romp in which anyone can participate and is as accessible as ever to the casual gamer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LEGO Battles is reminiscent of those late 80's and early 90's real-time strategy games in terms of gameplay but the most annoying aspect of the title is that the developers could not master the path finding skills of the characters which forces the gamer to monitor all their units.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Puzzle Chronicles did try to be different, however it failed to successfully make this an exciting puzzle game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Blood Bowl, than you've come to the right place but just be warned that online play is a must.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If this is your first foray into the world of Zumba you may want to start with the less punishing Zumba Fitness Rush, as some of the routines here are brutal. For what it is - Basically an interactive exercise video - Zumba Fitness Core is a great addition to the exercise genre, featuring some sublime examples of motion tracking and a strenuous but rewarding workout.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Time Crisis: Razing Storm is like a Hollywood block muster movie, it's great while you're there but ultimately forgettable the next day.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though this game was quite short to play, I still enjoyed getting another chance to revisit the wonderful world of Dragon Age II, even though it doesn't offer much in terms of value for money or replayability. However, the price of this game is probably better than most movies released at the moment (Transformers Dark Side of the Moon anyone?) and it does give gamers another taste of this extraordinary RPG universe.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of those real-world card games that are so popular now, than you might want to give Bakugan: Battle Brawlers a chance.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the content it almost feels like old hat, even with a celebrity name attached to a special edition. The Sims 3: Showtime is a solid add on that brings a small twist to the game and some optional social networking fun on the side for those that really live the Sim Life. Good for the hard core fans, and a nice intro for those just getting into the Sims, grab up The Sims 3, and the add on The Sims 3: Showtime.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The developers did successfully use the innovative controls of the PS Vita but unfortunately sometimes less is more and this is the case with Little Deviants. The games itself are fun initially but unfortunately as you progress, things become to get harder and it becomes quite a frustrating experience. Now if only the game was more Pikman than Little Deviants, we would have probably have a winner on our hands but for the price, it's still a great way to showcase this console but just be warned... it comes at a cost to your gaming sanity!