Armored Core: For Answer PlayStation 3

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
Buy On
  1. 78
    If you think mech customization and boost-filled battles sound like your cup of tea, Armored Core does deliver on those parts.
  2. The latest Armored Core makes up for the series' lack of progress by simply being fun to play.
  3. Not an unexpected sequel but still a very good game.
  4. Game Informer
    65
    Basically, play it for the multiplayer, or don’t play it at all. [Dec 2008, p.110]
  5. 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.
  6. I appreciate the realization of scale in the game, and the overall fun you get out of just blowing things away with the different weapons you can toy around with. I'm not sure if there's been enough improvements here to appease fans, but as a player that hasn't been immersed in the Armored Core universe for a bit, I had a pretty good time.
  7. Games Master UK
    51
    We should expect more. [Jan 2009, p.82]
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Although the franchise needs clearer improvements, for Answer is a title that will captivate fans of the mechs. The incorporation of a cooperative mode brings a nice add-on, and the customization continues being one of great the attractiveness of the Armored Core series.
  11. Armored Core: For Answer could have been a great game with a bit more terrain variations or something that added to the gameplay, but this is not the best mech game out there and your should probably rent instead of buying.
  12. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    50
    It's not even technically impressive. [Jan 2009, p.103]
  13. Armored Core: For Answers isn’t able to persuade in any aspect. The story isn’t irrelevant and the missions are boring and too difficult to be fun. Graphics also suck.
  14. 65
    The twitchy mechs and boring battles combined with the blandness of the graphics makes For Answer a difficult game to recommend. So we won’t. That section in Metal Gear 4 was more fun than this.
  15. It's not perfect, but Armored Core: For Answer is a definite step up from the previous few iterations in the series.
  16. FROM knows how to build some great action based “Mech” games and again they did a great job here and while it is far from perfect it is an excellent choice for action gamers who are looking for a kick. Armored Core for Answer is more then a rental but maybe not a buy for some gamers.
  17. The customizing of your own Mech, the good looks, the amount of weaponry, and decent story are all positive features of an average installment in the Armored Core-series. The missions and bland surroundings get repetitive after a while, and the fact that nobody plays the game online is a real letdown. All in all, Armored Core for Answer breathes mediocrity.
  18. PSM3 Magazine UK
    63
    [Christmas 2008, p.87]
  19. Armored Core: For Answer has it hits and misses.
  20. The game is solid, looks good and plays well, but it just has a "feel" that's not for everyone.
  21. Solid Mech action combined with more technical blabbering than the average gamer is likely to appreciate. For all that, it's still a cool game. Certainly not made for the broad masses, but cool.
  22. Armored Core for Answer is another meaty entry for a niche franchise with a loyal group of followers.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Apr 13, 2017
    4
    Dans le fond, ce n'est pas si mal : cette conception des combats de robots géants, très vive et aérienne, rapide comme l'éclair et qui seDans le fond, ce n'est pas si mal : cette conception des combats de robots géants, très vive et aérienne, rapide comme l'éclair et qui se laisse jouer comme un TPS n'est pas désagréable. Pas tout le temps en tout cas ! mais c'est tout de même parfois assez brouillon il faut bien le dire.

    Quant à la partie réglage et optimisation du gros tas de ferraille, elle aurait mérité une présentation plus claire. Nonobstant tout cela, on se laisse aller à enchaîner les missions et là, c'est le drame : bien qu'il soit laid et garni d'aliasing , le jeu se transforme en un simulateur de diapos à certains moments clés, oui environ 4 images par seconde, mesdames et messieurs ! la toute puissance du Cell a parlé !

    Je ne pensais pas que cela fût possible : j'en ai pas rêvé, Sony l'a fait avec l'aide des branques de From Software... Dommage, ça se laissait jouer cet Armored Core.
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  2. Mar 1, 2017
    9
    Лучшая часть в серии. Миядзаки взял и пересобрал всю механику прошлых частей, но все равно оставил то самое ощущение и дух прошлых AC.Лучшая часть в серии. Миядзаки взял и пересобрал всю механику прошлых частей, но все равно оставил то самое ощущение и дух прошлых AC. Гениальная игра, с нетерпением жду новой части от Миядзаки Full Review »
  3. 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 »