Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 75
    Ultimately, you either think giant stompy robots are rad or you don’t; if they’re your thing, and you don’t mind its split single-/multiplayer nature, Armored Core: Verdict Day provides an enjoyable stage on which to both rock and sock ‘em.
  2. Nov 22, 2013
    70
    Fans will likely eat this sequel up, but Verdict Day makes it hard for newcomers and casual mech fans alike.
  3. Oct 21, 2013
    70
    Armored Core: Verdict Day is exactly what you'd expect from a half-sequel/half-expansion pack: It offers more of the same and not a lot else. There are mechanical fixes and cleanups, and the expansion pack has somewhat revived the quickly fading online community, but in the end, it's more Armored Core V.
  4. Oct 10, 2013
    69
    A new episode meant for fans of the series that brings some steps forward for the multiplayer, and some steps back for the campaign. It is not the revolution the gameplay needs, but still holds lots of hours of fun.
  5. Oct 9, 2013
    60
    Armored Core: Verdict Day is a solid entry for those that have stuck with it since day one. Anyone coming in fresh or even returning from the series’ past is in for a rude awakening. The unfriendly design and gross presentation are quick deterrents to an otherwise massively deep experience. I cannot recommend the game to anyone outside that small niche, which is where I see this series slowly fading into the darkness if From Software doesn’t make some massive changes, and soon.
  6. Oct 3, 2013
    60
    Brutal robot-destroying fun is buried deep, but this giant mech battling series could still use an oil change.
  7. Sep 30, 2013
    60
    In short, it's your prototypical Armored Core experience, which remains as flawed and fascinating a series as you're ever going to find.
  8. 60
    It’s a marginal enhancement over Armored Core V, but it’s enough to keep its core fanbase invested in the game. It’s just a shame the series is so unwilling to expand past it.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 13, 2013
    9
    This game fixed every issue that was in Armored Core V. It is very easy to find people online, the re-balances to all of the weapons and parts removed a few overpowered pieces, there are over 100 new parts, and the improved frame rate makes the game that much better than its predecessor. Full Review »
  2. Oct 30, 2013
    9
    They did a great job with the last two AC title's, it's one of the few franchises to stick with the original idea of the game while still adding new features to their product and they didn't leave anything out with this one, other than half the guns in the game being useless against other AC's its still pretty impressive the combination possibilities of all the parts available, hours of fiddling to find out you made it only something completely different from the original idea and then need a new bot for the next challenge, looking forward to the next installment or DLC. Full Review »