Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. Despite all these incremental improvements and new features not much has changed with the AC series. Silent Line: Armored Core looks and plays nearly the same as it did three years and two versions ago.
  2. Game Informer
    75
    The most interesting addition is the ability to create your own AI in Arena mode. [July 2003, p.107]
  3. 79
    If you loved "Armored Core 3," you're going to have a field day with this.
  4. I'd most liken this title to Armored Core: Project Phantasma, as although most AC games have a small mystery going on in their backstory, this one is quite nasty, and well, like Phantasma.
  5. 75
    This is obviously a niche game, but it's a damn good niche game.
  6. PSM Magazine
    80
    Mechanized simulation fans are going to go nuts with the freedom and myriad options that Silent Line offers its players. [Aug 2003, p.27]
  7. 80
    If the whole Japanese-mech scene is yours, however, it's a good bet that the Armored Core series will appeal, and that the numerous customization options will offer you more than the typical "expansion kit" could ever hope for.

Awards & Rankings

71
#71 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. May 6, 2012
    7
    the only thing i dislike about thins game is that the mechs turn too slow when your in battle. Other than that the game is great.
  2. AnonymousMC
    Jul 30, 2008
    10
    This game is awesome, the ability to destroy an opponents weapons adds a new layer of strategy and the 800 ammo machine gun is a dream. AndThis game is awesome, the ability to destroy an opponents weapons adds a new layer of strategy and the 800 ammo machine gun is a dream. And although the dual stick controls in AC4 are nicer you can make the controls more responsive by setting the d-pad/left stick to turn and look, and the face buttons to move and strafe then setting the shoulders to perform the remaining functions. Full Review »
  3. BenE.
    Sep 9, 2004
    9
    Love the whole series.