Metascore
62

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
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 14, 2015
    7
    I only played the first two missions and decided this game is not for me. I would not say what I came across was bad I just found itI only played the first two missions and decided this game is not for me. I would not say what I came across was bad I just found it uninteresting. The game starts you off with a basic mech and you take on missions and destroy something for in game currency to buy and swap parts and customize your mech rinse and repeat i guess. There is a story to make it somewhat more interesting but for me this was not very exciting at all. The action seemed like it could have became faced paced and good but I thought the control schemes were mapped well but performed a little non responsively. What I really thought was poor was the camera while moving from horizontal to vertical and since the game revolves around movement I stopped very quickly and put the game down and moved on to something else. Full Review »
  2. Jun 15, 2013
    8
    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 didWorth 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 »
  3. Oct 5, 2010
    9
    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 thePS3 - 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 »