Impulsegamer's Scores

  • Games
For 805 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 18% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Fuse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 805
805 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is exactly what so many fans of the zombie horror films have longed for, for so so long.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham Asylum is the ultimate Batman experience, hands down.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham Asylum is the ultimate Batman experience, hands down.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With perfect gameplay, spectacular graphics and a track listing that can be enjoyed all, Harmonix and MTV Games have successfully recreated the virtual "Fab 4" for the PlayStation 3.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    “Crash Course” small campaign that it is, is extremely satisfying, gibing hints of some new visuals and design elements to come for the series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Just imagine every bad Hollywood car movie slammed into one game and that game is Split/Second. With thoroughly entertaining driving mechanics, the highlight of Split/Second are the power plays or environmental triggers that truly make this game bigger than Ben Herr when it comes to huge Hollywood style explosions and stunts.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rockstar delivers more than expected, and truly live up to their company name.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, Deus Ex: Human Revolution lives up to the high expectations that the original Deus Ex set.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Speaking of some of the things Batman does in the game, there are new emphasis on Batman's sleuthing abilities and gadgets to assist in crime scene analysis. This is in addition to the detective mode from the first game. Which is pretty awesome since there are so many new and different things in this game it breaks it up and makes it that much more interesting.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is not just a game but a true masterpiece in the gaming world which is a must have title for all owners of the PS3.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Last of Us is truly what a game can aspire to. It’s a full interactive experience package.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gameplay is flawless as are the graphics which creates one of the finest games of 2013 and will be a contender for Game of the Year. It's easy to see why this is the most expensive game ever created and will be the most psychological game that you have ever played!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sure, there are a few plot holes and clichéd moments in Beyond Two Souls but like Heavy Rain, it may become one of your most memorable gaming experiences to date.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s fun, it’s fast and it’s the best multiplayer experience on the Wii U!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is a must have game on the PS4!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The South Park game we have been waiting for is at last here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If there is only one game you buy all year than Oceanhorn should be it, especially if you love those classic Nintendo adventure games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mario Kart 8 is a return of one of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises, and is just as chaotic as ever.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Last of Us Remastered Edition enhances an already perfect game on the PlayStation 3 to something even more powerful on the PS4.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bayonetta 2 is perfect on all levels that supports a flawless gaming engine, exceptional graphics and kick-ass female protagonist.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA 5 is still one of the best games money can buy and with the added features of the latest edition, it is worth upgrading your last gen copy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The ultimate showdown between 50 of Nintendo’s brightest stars.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Quantic Dreams have managed to throw a curve ball into gaming, especially in this congested world of first and third person shooters. Heavy Rain is like a movie that gives almost total control to the player as you manage the outcomes and directions of all involved.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    When it comes to the crunch, God of War III delivers on many levels, just as the previous two titles. However with the inclusion of next-generation graphics and gameplay, God of War III transcends its predecessors with a surreal and bloody gaming experience that makes you feel like you are part of some Greek epic.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    This is how sequels should be made and if you're a fan of this gaming genre, you definitely need to add this to your collection now! Brilliant!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Overall if you are a gamer who is looking for a game that requires thinking, investigating, and crime solving this is the game for you. The well-written cases and deep investigations will appeal to those who like those things. If you are a player who loves graphics and innovation then this is also the game for you since the game does something that is surprising nowadays and creates a one-of-a-kind game that no other game I'm aware of has done before. However, if you are a player looking for an action game you'll want to skip this one or maybe rent it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is not just a good game but it's a great game and really showcases the capabilities of Nintendo's latest and greatest console, the 3DS. With amazing visuals, a sturdy control system and 3D to die for, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is a must have title for the 3DS and if you're into adventure games, than it doesn't get more adventurous than this.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    In summary this is a series that anyone who loves great games MUST buy simply to see what great storytelling, intricate plots, grandiose design and a masterful attention to detail can achieve. The older control system might initially annoy younger gamers but after a short time the layout becomes second nature. It's a shame that the first Metal Gear title isn't on here as it fills in some big story holes but nonetheless Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is a must have title, and one that any and all gamers will be very happy that they took the time to experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD once again proves that the HD remakes have a place in this modern world of gaming. They've tweaked the gameplay and graphics to create an almost new experience that Zeldaphites will enjoy and new comers will be captivated by the wonder and enjoyable stories and characters that they met.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds takes Link into a fully functional 3D world that not only pays homage to the games of yesterday but modernises the franchise into something thoroughly enjoyable and challenging to the gamer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    With next generation graphics, brilliant gameplay and a story that actually makes you care, Red Faction: Guerrilla is an almost perfect game that takes us back to those classic games of the 90’s, however with modern soul and essence.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Rather than reinvent the wheel, it gives the gamer a classical gaming experience with a 21st century feel and play. Sure there are a few frustrating moments in the game but in what game isn't?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    If you're one of those people who think that holding out for a few years until FIFA gets better and better is a good idea, stop right now. Get out of your homes and buy FIFA 13. It's an amazing experience that must be played at least once by every soccer fan. Everything you love from recent versions is bigger and better, from the look and the feel to the sound and the content; it's easily one of the most satisfying gaming experiences I've ever had, and I'm sure it'll be for you to.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Home is an impressive narrative experience that challenges players to construct their own story; it may be short but it’s definitely a case of quality over quantity and offers an exciting glimpse into the future of storytelling through interactive mediums.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Volition it seems has made a new standard in over the top…no really I don’t think you understand… they went over the top before. Now they had to raise the bar in standards as well, just so they could go over the top of that.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I timed it and it takes about a minute and a half of load time when you move from one area to the next. Like I said before though this is a stretch because each area is so large that you don’t mind because you spend so much time in the area it is worth it.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    After completing Portal 2, it's great that Valve have continued on their original premise because this is the perfect game for those gamers caught in the doldrums of endless first person shooters, racers and sport games. Originality is the key here and Valve have succeeded on just about every surreal and cerebral level with its puzzles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Max Payne 3 is a solid game made for the PC, with incredible visuals and sound to go along with that. This is a no brainer for any action shooter fan out there.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Street Fighter IV is easily one of the best fighting games for quite some time that is high on content and high on gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The difficulty level is just right, it's enough to keep your entertained that is sprinkled with enough frustration to keep you going. The environments are well designed and the gameplay is pretty much flawless… this is how RPG's should be made!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Killzone 3 is far superior than its predecessors and this will definitely be the must have first person shooter game on the PS3 for 2011.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    So here we are again with another instalment from the Far Cry universe that definitely goes beyond the previous games. With a relatable protagonist, a story that truly draws you in from the very first moments of the game, Far Cry 3 also contains a very sturdy game engine that almost makes it the perfect game. It just flows so well from the first to the last level... and the vehicles are just awesome.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With a strong homage to the games before it and the inclusion of new gameplay plus 3D, Fire Emblem: Awakening ticks all the right boxes and creates a thoroughly entertaining turn based tactical RPG that not only challenges the player but is also quite fun to play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The great number of diverse things to do in the game is its strongest asset.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Offering at least 35 hours of play, Dark Souls II is a challenging experience and a satisfyingly in depth game that rewards perseverance and intelligent tactics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    All in all, Modern Combat 5 ticks all the right boxes for gameplay, graphics and audio.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 2 gives unparalleled racing realism on the XBox One.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Halo the Master Chief Collection is the definitive version of this amazing series that plays and looks amazingly on the XBox One.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Dragon Age Inquisition is a must play RPG on the PS4 that successfully takes the best out of both previous games to create sword and sorcery perfection.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption is more than just some basic concepts with a new coat of paint. Standing on it's own two feet, with out comparing it to anything else from Rockstar's past games...(Because of course something years later sure as heck should be better.).....Red Dead Redemption is a stellar game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Although Activision doesn’t reinvent the wheel with Guitar Hero 5, it thankfully doesn’t try to be clever with the franchise, ensuring that old users will find enough in this program for a worthy purchase.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The master of it all that changes things for the game as it progresses is the AI Director 2.0. It's what makes Left 4 Dead 2 have such dynamic reactions to what the player is or isn't doing. The AI Director changes weather effects, world objects, lighting effects , and even pathways!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Soldner: X2 Final Prototype while a short game like most of this genre, is none the less a spectacular romp that will have players jumping on for a quick blast fest, or seeing just how skilled they are and racking up the points and special upgrades in the levels.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There are a few glitches but even so, these do not hamper the gaming experience and if you're looking for value for money, than you have come to the right place my apocalyptic brothers and sister.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This new DLC takes nothing away from the fun experience of the original Soldner experience while still granting new trials and challenges to try.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Little big Planet Planet will take time to master but if you have the patience, the rewards will be endless. Highly Recomended!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With amazing graphics, a sturdy control system and a story to die for, Dead Space is definitely a candidate for game of the year on the Apple iPad! Highly Recommended!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In the end, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 is a very impressive game on the iPad that contains some of the best graphics to grace this smart device with almost flawless gameplay. So what are you waiting for, pick up your iPad, choose your virtual golfer and starting hitting those balls as you improve your skills and become the best possible virtual golfer you can be. With tons of replay value, this is gaming at its best on the iPad!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dirt 3 has modest game length; the concept over all does not grow tiresome which is great. It has solid fun gameplay from single player experience, to multiplayer online or even split screen multiplayer. Dirt 3 may not please everyone out there, what game does really? Dirt 3 is a solid addition to the series, which keeps rally car racing as the coolest thing out there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In the end, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a visually impressive game that contains a very sturdy gaming engine. If you haven't played a traditional RPG in awhile, the learning curve is a little steep and challenging at the start but once you have the experience under your belt and selected a direction for your character, battles will slowly become easier but fortunately there is always something along the way to challenge you. This is what RPG's are all about and I sincerely hope that this game will become the template for games to come on the PC.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In closing I would say that Battlefield 3 ups the gaming bar and stands on its own two feet. Its single player experience is stellar, but it fly's to new heights with its multiplayer experiences.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In conclusion, Saints Row the Third is a fun and extremely ridiculous game. It's definitely the most fun I've had on the PS3 for quite some time and it's great that Volition have taken the piss out of the gaming world with this release.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is the best fun I've had on the PS Vita that has definitely set the arcade benchmark quite high for future arcade titles.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, one of the best sports games of the year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A spectacular game on the PlayStation 3 that not only respects the previous titles but enhances the future of this genre.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With a well written story, relatable characters and a mystery that draws you in, Personal 4 Golden is definitely the game the PS Vita needed!
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Irrational Games have found the perfect formula for Bioshock Infinite, almost flawless gameplay, graphics and sound plus a mysterious story about a broken city of gold but where the game goes beyond its predecessors is with the inclusion of one of the most realistic AI characters to have ever graced a game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    From character clothing, to the architecture of buildings and the molding’s and bits of machinery and piping that seem to have something to do with how the city is staying in the air. It fires the imagination and puts that spark into adventure once again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is a must have game for lovers of platformers that really takes this port to the definitive level.
    • 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.
    • 83 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Minecraft PlayStation 4 Edition is the penultimate version of this game on any 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.