Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. What's so strange about For Answer is its trading of extensive customization for actual gameplay. Sure, you can build the ultimate mech, customizing it to your heart's content, yet when you actually play the game, you realize its shortcomings.
  2. 42
    The game does provide a few improvements, bringing revised flight controls and new cooperative mission modes, but For Answer lacks what a great series needs in order to stay relevant: progress.
  3. In summary, Armored Core: For Answer is a bland game that only exhibits brief periods of satisfaction, namely blowing things up, amidst its numerous flaws. For Answer has some particularly testy controls, poor mission structure, aggravating battles, and a complete lack of flair in its levels.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 15, 2013
    Worth playing. When you get used to the controls, you have one of the most chaotic games out there. Story was, for the most part, good. I did however have a lot of aggravating levels. The story, in my opinion, is not as good as silent line, my favorite game in the series. Other than that, this game is something everyone should at least rent Full Review »
  2. Oct 5, 2010
    PS3 - If you like giant mech robots, flying all over the place while blowing things up, with over 40 different kinds of weapons, this is the game for you. Graphics are stunning, there are 42 missions and parts to unlock for doing hard missions + arena challenges, many different parts to build your mech, and a wide area to do combat in. I gave it a 9/10 because there weren't enough weapons + parts in my opinion, but that is the only reason. Full Review »
  3. edwilson
    Sep 24, 2008
    this is the kind of game i've been waiting for. a classic,
    technically, and a modern masterpiece. the movie sequences have been created
    with what looks to me to be some of the most impressive graphics engine ever. the actions and the plot are two important things for me in several ways and this game nails both in extremely well done ways. i am more than content with this game. ...stoked! Full Review »