Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. If you've seen one Armored Core title, you've seen them all. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. This is easily the best of the bunch.
  2. A dizzying variety of new and classic armaments and parts, allowing for unprecedented amounts of Armored Core customization.
  3. So what’s not to like? Really nothing, but neither is there really anything that stunned me. This is good, solid, ‘Mech gaming, yet nothing more.
  4. While many may be frightened off due to the depth and complexity, others (especially fans of "AC 2") will joyfully sink their teeth into this one.
  5. 78
    It is in essence the same game, just with new core parts and a massive selection of new missions.
  6. What you need is patience, thorough reading skills (to get through the manual), and a real appetite for destruction.
  7. In spite of a few omissions, Another Age is near exactly the expansion that gamers were looking for.
  8. You still can't find a more engrossing, bot-builder. The level of customization has yet to be matched, making AC2:AA one of the most replayable games in your library.
  9. We just find this new instalment (if not version) of the same game (oh-so) slightly better for reasons we can’t truly explain. It just is. Slightly.
  10. Next Generation Magazine
    80
    Palpably incomplete…[yet] the deepest mech game yet made for a console. [Nov 2001, p.100]

Awards & Rankings

#31 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. RodneyN.
    Sep 27, 2001
    9
    I am a huge fan of Armored Core 2, and an even bigger fan this new installment. Although it lacks the arena mode, and really doens't I am a huge fan of Armored Core 2, and an even bigger fan this new installment. Although it lacks the arena mode, and really doens't have a story line, the improved resolution, larger more detailed levels, new inovative parts, and 100+ missions help htis game out tremindously. The mission variety is greater, and the response time is a lot better this time around as well. You can also use the anolong sticks too. But the one thing that keeps me and my friends addicted to this game is the 2 player co-op mode. Now thats what this series needed. It's a shame they took out the on-line aspect of it. Full Review »
  2. Mar 1, 2017
    8
    Хорошее дополнение. Больше деталей, больше миссий и больше топовых мехов. Еще бы игру ремастернули на пс4, было бы вообще шикарноХорошее дополнение. Больше деталей, больше миссий и больше топовых мехов. Еще бы игру ремастернули на пс4, было бы вообще шикарно
  3. PeterG.
    Oct 13, 2005
    10
    Phookin amazing game(best levels are at the end at the lost island.