Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. The controls are great once you get them customized properly*fire buttons on L1 and R1), with nimble movement and crazy bursts of speed seldom seen outside of anime, but this dexterity is wasted on short missions, bare-bones multiplayer, and the same ol' gameplay AC has been recycling for years. [Apr 2007, p.85]
  2. 40
    AC4 feels like a house that's been added onto so often that it's a maze of twisting passages, oddly shaped rooms, and doors that go nowhere. There may be something worthwhile hidden within, but it's not worth the effort to find it. Time to tear it all down and start over.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Rem
    Jul 11, 2013
    6
    Armored Core 4 does painfully little to stray away from previous entries, and it just might be its greatest drawback. Once again you pilot a mech of sorts and take along on missions that come in a variety of ways to complete. The scale is improved this time around, and the graphics are pretty and reflections are gorgeous to look at. With a bare bones story to move missions along, you'll be doing pretty much the same thing the whole game. I like that if it presented more features, but sadly there is only a standard multiplayer. Customization is better here, but that doesn't say much to this game. Playing the previous entries will warrant a familiar experience which makes this game look unoriginal at best. Full Review »
  2. GarrettG
    Dec 30, 2009
    10
    The game is much better than the previous one . you are allowed to use your boost for a great amount of time. the addition of the quick boost is insane adding much movement to your AC. I was always a fan of armored core and now i'm a bigger one Full Review »
  3. Patrickw
    Oct 10, 2009
    9
    Short game but fun all the way through.