Impulsegamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,266 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 Left 4 Dead
Lowest review score: 20 Fuse
Score distribution:
1,266 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    In conclusion, Lucidity is an interesting game that tries to break the boundaries of gaming and offers both casual and hardcore gamers something totally different that not only proves quite fun but also quite relaxing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With over 50 sporting events, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games offers some great replay value for the end-user, although it can become a little repetitive. If your expecting a full game experience like on the Wii or PS3, this is definitely not the title for you but if you're looking for a collection of fun and sometimes forgettable mini-games, than there's enough content in this game to keep you entertained.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Tournament of Legends doesn't break the mould for fighters but it's always refreshing to play something different as opposed to traditional fighters.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Kinect Sports Rivals is a good game on the Xbox One but it's not the game that successfully turns Kinect into a true gaming medium.
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    • 74 Critic Score
    Great graphics, accurate controls and realistic physics makes Pure Pinball an enjoyable iOS title!
    • 51 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Unfortunately this is one of those games that has been touched by the movie curse which is a shame as the movie was actually quite interesting. But if you enjoyed the movie, you should get a kick out of this and considering the lack of 3DS content, you might want to rent before you buy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Overall this is what an XBLA game should be a fun and addictive pick up and play game, if your favourite part of Burnout was the crash mode this may definitely be worth a look, there is value for money here and a very enjoyable game for a decent price.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    As long as you know you're going into an interactive story experience, you won't be let down.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed: Liberation is quite the system mover that it had been hyped up to be. The game looks good but does not run very smoothly. It was good to see the touch controls implemented well. This is a solid experience for the hand held but really is up to the same standard as the other releases in the series. This is one for those looking for something for fans of the series and are after something that can be taken away from the television.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The Bureau – XCOM Declassified isn’t a bad game by any means. Indeed, once you come to terms with the micro-management of your team and the few clunky control issues it reveals itself to be a fairly solid shooting experience peppered with some great set-pieces.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's a decent arcade racer that could have been made great with a tighter focus on the good stuff.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's not a dreadful game, but it's not a truly spectacular game either. It is a good game that caters well to celebrating Bond. Linking six of the Bond films into a game like 007 Legends is brilliant.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The game play is satisfying and does keep up with an entertaining ride as a Sniper. While there is multiplayer, it did not seem to be part of the primary design of the game. It’s almost an afterthought to the blast of a single player experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    This fast paced, gore filled, side-scroller is a game for any mature gamers who want to get addicted to game for a while and dive into a exciting game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Stormrise may have been better on the PC than the PS3, however it does have its moments from the clever RTS views and some twists and turns. It does feel a little beta-ish at times, however if you're after something DIFFERENT, than it's worth an investigation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Technical issues aside and unfair difficulty in some quests don’t stop Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen from being an enjoyable and exciting RPG. While fans of the original may feel ripped off with the lack of any game changing enhancements, a lowered retail price suggests that Capcom is reaching out to newcomers who will get the most out of this release. To those newcomers I strongly suggest giving it a go.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In the end, Resistance: Burning Skies Review is a good first person shooter title for the PS Vita that although won't win any awards for originality, it still provides the player with a fun game with decent controls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Ghosts is a good game but something feels missing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is an interesting addition to the franchise but when it comes to originality, the game is a little lacking.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This is definitely a title for lovers of puzzles… and more specifically, difficult puzzles!
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Well worth a look if you’re a fan of Naruto or alternative takes on the classic beat-em-up formula, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution offers up a refreshingly unique, albeit flawed, gaming experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A whole new way to play online shooters- instead of shooting people, shoot the ground!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Watch Dogs Bad Blood is a beefy piece of DLC can easily keep you distracted for a while.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Gauntlet for PC is a fun walk down memory lane and successfully recreates the best elements of the original 1985 game!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The game has some stumbling moments, but it is worth sticking it out. With the franchise changing over time it has lost a lot of what originally defined Resident Evil to us all.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In the end, Ratchet & Clank All 4 One may not be the best game in the series but it does offer some unique and mostly entertaining multiplayer fun as you blast enemies away into the ether... more specifically spare parts.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In the end, Inversion has some great concepts but suffers from its rather linear design, especially in relation to the gravity powers your character has access too.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    With around 40 mini-games included Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking, the biggest highlight of this game is how well some of these games work, especially with the Kinect controller which has copped some flack over the last year.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Lococycle brings new meaning to DRAG racing. Take this arcade game in small doses for best results.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The Pokémon series makes a return to the Hoenn region that’s well worth a revisit.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    At its heart, Ride is basically a motorcycle racing simulation but with a touch of arcade fun to assist with the overall enjoyment factor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Need for Speed Rivals is a fun game, however the open-world racing genre still needs to be refined, especially with the limit of 6-players. Nonetheless, the gameplay is sturdy, graphics detailed but the multiplayer definitely needs some work.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In the end, The Shoot is actually one of the better PlayStation Move titles but unfortunately it's plagued by a very short completion time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    With the PS3 version being far superior, the Vita version is only for those who do not own their home console brother as on the Vita it's fun but not great due to the frustration factor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    With decent graphics, great sound effects, albeit a sometimes annoying commentator, overall it's a fun title.
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    • 71 Critic Score
    It's a simple casual game with no real plots to be had other than the fantasy of being discovered. Star power of the Awesome Chris Evans makes it very personable and fun experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    I do recommend this game to those that simply love the traditional role-playing story. I also suggest it as a good starter game for those who have just been introduced to the genre and aren’t quite ready for the over elaborate UI systems that most RPGs tend to have.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Out of the box, with some of the bugs hindering some player experience, Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising needs a bit more TLC from the developers, till then we are in a hurry up and wait situation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Even though the game is excruciating frustrating and difficult at times, when linked with other players, the game really shines, especially if you have a full assorted of gamers to play.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The game does attempt to merge a variety of different gaming genres together which some work and some don't. More particularly, some of the mini-games which were a little lacklustre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    tealth Inc 2 A Game of Clones ... send in the clones in this frustrating yet fun indie puzzle-platformer!
    • 51 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    This is a game only for the true MechWarrior fans, unfortunately.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Rise of Nightmares is a fun game that harkens back to the House of the Dead series and with the controllerless capabilities, it definitely takes this genre to a new level. This makes it a much more immersive experience. In terms of originality, the gameplay is not the most original content of the year but as a Kinect title, it works quite well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Overall A Vampyre Story is a decent game. Some may find it slow paced, some may not see the humour in the conversations, but as a call back to classic adventure games there is little else available.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    In conclusion, if you’re a fan of the series, than you’re in Yu-Gi-Oh heaven which does successfully transfer the card game to the virtual world. Although the graphics are a little lacking, the gameplay with real players more than makes up for this inconsistency.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The latest incarnation of Tetris is a mixed bag but for some reason, I just wanted to play and play. It's quite addictive and the new One-Touch and Galaxy modes are very good. It's a shame that EA have put currency in the forefront of this game because there are just too many costs associated with this title.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    For now, DC Universe is a little rough around the edges and hopefully the developers will release additional areas in the upcoming months but for now, my experience was a little less than satisfying.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    In the end, Test Drive Ferrari Racing Legends is everything that a Ferrari fan could ask for from the sturdy gameplay, decent graphics and even multiplayer to challenge your friends and enemies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Puffle Launch may not be the most original iOS game available and sticks to a tried and tested formula. It's definitely one for the kids or if its on sale, go grab it as it's addictive and fast-paced!
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not quite the ride of your life.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One for the kids!
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is not a bad game at all!
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll actually works and is a competent RPG.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    From pets to pvp, even jobs, titles, reputation, achievements and so many other things, Forsaken world defiantly has a plethora of content. It is not hard to get into the game and once you do, you will be surprised how easily it sucks you in. This is a fun and visually pleasing game for many types of gamers like casual, non-casual, players who do not want to spend money, and even players that do. Whatever your play style, I am sure Forsaken World will grab you in and offer hours upon hours of fun.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite this, WrestleFest is still one of the better wrestling games on the iPad and is worth a shot for wrestling fans although is not recommended for anyone wanting to relive the joys of the original.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall Zack Zero looks like a game that was developed on a low budget and as such decided to go for a more fun, focused gameplay. It isn't a serious game, but it does serve the goal of entertaining you while you sit down and play it. If you have no problem with casual games and just want to kill some time and doesn't mind a few bugs or kinks, I'd recommend the game for you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite this Puddle is an original concept, and it can certainly be addictive. It is refreshing to see a game this simple be able to grab a players attention for a number of hours. Enjoyment of the game will definitely depend on the player's ability to handle frustration as it probably could have done with a lower difficulty setting. That being said, if a puzzle game gets you to keep coming back it must be doing something right.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, a fun yet ultimately forgettable experience.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale doesn't offer the gamer anything new in terms of gameplay but gives players a classic sword and sorcery experience plus 10 or so hours of gameplay. It may not be the most exciting game of the year but considering the cost, it's actually not that bad either. If you are a fan of the classic Dungeons & Dragons rules and game settings than you really should check out this game, provided you like button smashing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a first generation Kinect game, Sonic Free Riders definitely gives the gaming community an interesting premise. Even though the Kinect is a glorified EyeToy for XBox 360, SEGA have managed to successfully capture the Sonic franchise, turn it into a racer and more importantly, a controller free racer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For gamers looking for a truly enjoyable title and more importantly, a game that plays extremely well on the 3DS, than look no further because this game is it. Just don't expect to be blown away by the innovative gameplay as we've kind of seen it all before but hey... it's awesomely good fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unit 13 for the PS Vita is an interesting game that unfortunately doesn't try to move out of the safe zone. Games like this have been around for quite some time and if the developer's fine tuned the gameplay, graphics and more importantly, added a story, Unit 13 would have been a far superior title. However with the absence of a story, it does target the portable market as you can easily play a mission here and there without being drawn into the story. It's a little dated but it's a good attempt!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jackbox Party Pack on the XBox is classic party gaming!
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In conclusion Marvel Super Hero Squad is a fun kid's game that doesn't try to rewrite the genre but creates an interesting attempt at another market which THQ should be thanked for because not all gamers are in their 20's and beyond. It's cute, it's fun and it's clobbering time!
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Disney's Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two is not a bad game per se but it's also not a great arcade experience. The game itself feels a little too Wii-like in not just the presentation but also the way it has been programmed on the PS3. It just doesn't feel complete. Not being negative, there are still some great moments in the game and exploring the strange stages of The Wasteland is a joy. Unfortunately the frustrations of the game, especially when it comes to your AI component and the controls does become a chore in the end.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it’s not nothing you shouldn’t expect from a Sims expansion, Outdoor Retreat has enough content to expand the base game, and it keeps The Sims 4 fresh enough to keep playing. Ultimately, it’s a fun experience and a great way to bring some life back into The Sims 4.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper won't appeal for the mass majority due to the genre the game is imitating, however if you were a fan of the point and click adventure game genre, then you've come to the right place.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The experience locked away in GTA III is beautiful. Unfortunately, the control scheme represents a complicated key.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Crew on the PS4 is a highly ambitious game that succeeds on some levels and fails on others that results in a standard racer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The collection is also rounded out by the option provided in the collectors edition of Silent Hill 2 that allows you to play the storyline from the viewpoint of Maria, also from the game. It's a good edition and one that adds a lot more value to your purchase.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is definitely one of those games that is great to show off the capabilities of this next-gen console.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The board game styled maps, and even the sound effects in this game are well done and flow together to make an original experience. It is well put together and can easily suck you in for hours, even when you're playing by yourself! Hoard is almost like a strategy game, but quicker and more destructive than most. If you enjoy quick game play and hectic atmospheres, Hoard sure does pack a hefty and addicting punch.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Woolfe The Red Hood Diaries is a twisted gothic fairy tale that at times is held back by its mediocre gaming mechanics.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In conclusion Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era is a strong enough title on the 3DS and thankfully doesn't fall into the drivelware category.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately this new pack goes through the motions again, without adding too much validity to the franchise. On a brighter note, The Sims 3 70s, 80s & 90s Stuff Pack is quite affordably priced and if you grew up in the 70s, 80s or 90s, it's still worth checking out but don't expect to be blown away.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes definitely should have been released a few years ago and if you're a fan of game such as Dynasty Warriors, than this game might give you a few hours of enjoyment.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    With a myriad of ways of taking out your enemies, the game will even reward you in Hitman: Absolution with a cool weapon when the game is finally available. With that said, the frustration in the game is definitely worth the endeavour if you can handle the repetitive nature of a single level.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, I dearly wanted to like Alpha Protocol, especially after some of the cool trailers and hype over the year. The game definitely needed more refining to smooth out the gameplay and how Thorton interacts with his environment, including some of the graphical issues.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    State Of Decay's incredible value almost makes up for its technical shortcomings.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Prison Break: The Conspiracy is a very well made game, however certain elements feel forced and contrived.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    King's Quest III: To Heir is Human Redux is a charming blend of well done voice overs, classic styled graphics and a story that will keep on giving.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My advice to gamers who find Rusty Hearts intriguing is to go ahead and play - after all, it's free - but I would suggest that you not give your money to Perfect World for the little extras until they offer some sort of technical support in return.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crackdown 2 doesn't really add anything new to this franchise and because of the dated look of the gameplay and graphics, this may turn a few gamers off.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident is a fun game for those players who enjoy hidden object games and considering that most games are alike on the Wii of late, this game does offer players something unique and fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Shank 2 is a fun yet ultimately forgettable game which uses its over the top violence and retro presentation to create something different yet not that original either.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deception IV on PS4 is fun with all its entertaining traps but does get a little too repetitive and looks dated as well.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is not to say that Dark Void is a bad game, rather it's an above average game that misses to deliver that final knock out punch.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is a bit high priced; the production value is very good. For some players this may make it well worth the Microsoft points it costs.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strike Suit Zero Director's Cut is a good game on the XBox One and if you have a hankering for this genre than I do suggest you check out this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, F1 2010 can be a very immersive game and draw you in for a few seasons provided you are patient with it and go in the right mindset.
    • 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.