Armed and Dangerous PC

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
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  1. Play Magazine
    100
    This is a game that re-invents nearly everything it does, from weapons fire to storytelling to rescue missions to boost-and-hover gameplay to bold new ways to humiliate farm animals. [Dec 2003, p.68]
  2. 100
    Planet Moon set out to create a game that was pure, visceral fun and it did just that. You can sit down and play for ten minutes or ten hours and still be enthralled.
  3. From its sense of humor to its finely tweaked gameplay, Armed & Dangerous is a spectacular and engaging game—a third person shooter for fans of the genre or those sick of the recent wave of formulaic entries it has received.
  4. With surprises around every corner, non-stop action, great graphics, exceptional story-telling, standard-bearing weapon design, professional voices, easy controls, classic levels and thoughtful details Armed and Dangerous should be bought. Now!
  5. A stellar third-person shooter that pulses with feverish invention, A&D welds together top-notch controls, a truly mental plot, and some of the most strategic gunplay to hit consoles in ages.
  6. While there is plenty in single player to keep the gamer coming back for more, the chance to play online would have lifted this into true classic status.
  7. Sometimes linear action and low quality cutscenes are made up for with great humor and excellent voice acting.
  8. Packed with action and personality.
  9. The funny story line, excellent sound effects, quality voice acting, good graphics and unique weapons will find you coming back for more.
  10. You will fall over laughing at some of the cut-scenes in the game. Very well done, and hilarious.
  11. The action is moderately intense, though I think most gamers will find the level of difficulty very manageable as long as you advance methodically and don’t rush blithely into massive enemy numbers.
  12. 83
    A challenging shooter that features tight controls, decent graphics, and a wicked sense of humor.
  13. Its style is not completely original but it is certainly a successful product from a dying genre for the PC.
  14. As much as we hate to admit it, there's a little bit of quirky humour in all of us and Armed and Dangerous would undoubtedly bring lots of laughs during the course of carrying out your missions - just don't expect any replay value when you're done.
  15. The humor level here is really high, though, and I got more genuine laughs from the cutscenes than from any other game or movie in recent memory. For that reason alone, Armed & Dangerous is absolutely worth playing.
  16. 80
    It's not the best-designed shooter of the year, and it's far from the nicest-looking, but it is one of the most fun to play, thanks to solid controls and some of the most drop-dead hilarious cutscenes in recent memory.
  17. It sports superb writing and voice acting, is laugh-out-loud funny, and brings enough originality to the table that it's worth more than a passing glance by action game fans.
  18. PC Gamer
    78
    Its dull level design is a shame, but Armed and Dangerous is still a hoot. If you're looking for mindless action mixed with scenes of sheer hilarity, you'll be well-entertained here. [Mar 2004, p.60]
  19. But when the fun cruelly comes to an end after a little over five or six hours, what are you left with? The humour. And since the gags wear thin quicker than the knees on Dennis the Menace's jeans, for laughs, give us "Phoenix Nights" or "The Office" any day. [PC Zone]
  20. Whether you enjoy the story and characters is very subjective and will probably drive how much time you're willing to put into the game. For most with a sense of humor and a thirst for destruction, A&D is well worth the time.
  21. 75
    Oddball comedy and action galore -- sadly, it's the same simple action over and over.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Dec 2, 2010
    10
    Awesome, complete and utter awesome...................................................................................................................
  2. Aug 30, 2012
    6
    Overall nice game, the humour is quite good, gameplay is varied. Shooting is satisfying and fun, and the game packs a challenge on normal. ButOverall nice game, the humour is quite good, gameplay is varied. Shooting is satisfying and fun, and the game packs a challenge on normal. But all the variations in the gameplay are quite unnecessary, like the boring turret sequences, and escort and timed missions.
    The quality of the movie cutscenes are terrible, both animation and picture quality.
    Level design is not the best either, they are quite big but very bland, with low resolution textures and packed with pre-made objects.
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  3. JohnC
    Jul 13, 2009
    9
    Combines Pythonesque humour and 3rd person shooting, a novel plot and some fun action with daft weapons. If only it could be re-vamped to Combines Pythonesque humour and 3rd person shooting, a novel plot and some fun action with daft weapons. If only it could be re-vamped to latest technology with multiplayer. Or make me a sequel!! Full Review »