Armchair Empire's Scores

  • Games
For 2,214 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Prime
Lowest review score: 10 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    All round AI is lacking. Enemy AI is laughable at times – walking toward you backwards or standing still while you spray them with the flamethrower.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    "NBA 2K3" and even "NBA Live 2003" are better overall choices.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    You’ll be looking for opportunities to heave enemies off catwalks or crack them against a wall so Indy can smack them silly.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A great improvement over "Rise of the Machines," and actually better than some games in a few ways, but still not in the higher ranking levels of current games.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This was, overall, a well put together game but the AI is one of the things that could have been much better instead of the simple just standing around and shooting things.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Aside from the inexcusable loading times that totally drag down the Totaled gameplay experience and a short single-player mode, the game’s multiplayer action, decent control scheme and level design make Totaled a better than average title for destruction derby fans not seen in a video games since, well, "Demolition Derby."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Even the interface is out of the olden days.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A sharp, visual style and a great co-op mode that overcomes the average action gameplay provide a wonderfully wizardly good time despite a too-short and too-easy escapade.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    When you realize that a mini-game is better than the actual game, it kinda sends off signals that something is a little bit wrong.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    As a whole, Blitzkrieg does deliver a decent RTS that will last for a very long time; however the game isn’t at the stage to compete with current RTS standards, still sporting the 2D landscapes and scratchy infantry movement.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer 6 is recommended for nuance-loving race fans. With the amount of fore-thought and planning required to win, casual fans are likely to frustrated.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Gun
    It’s just unfortunate it’s over all too soon, because there is some good action here – the execution is just a bit off.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It’s the ham sandwich of shooter games. It won’t knock you on your ass with an explosion of flavor, nor will it bore you to tears with plainness, but mmmmmm, when the ham combines with the mustard, boy is it tasty.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It’s got its flaws and it's share of bugs, but being able to have free reign almost cancels them out.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It simply seems like an animal taken out of its native habitat and dropped in the middle of some alien world. If you have a PC, I can think of no reason to recommend the PS2 version.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    For fanz of the Matrix and those that must simply figure what the Matrix really is, will pick up Enter the Matrix and have a blast. For everyone else, Enter the Matrix is an above-average action game with some cool moves and awesome production values (but repetitive).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you don’t fiddle with the default graphic settings you’ll be working a lot to find the right items, navigate the game world, and discover clues. Searching a blood-soaked hotel room is tough enough without having to stumble through the dark.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Is Worms 3D as good as its predecessors such as Worms, and Worms Armageddon? No, but that sure as hell doesn’t mean that Worms 3D should be overlooked.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Prye runs and walks as if he’s just spent the last 15 hours on the back of a galloping horse then, unable to find an outhouse, crapped himself.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's a fun title that gives the genre some notable tweaks, and it's certainly recommendable to anyone with an itch for a fast and furious dungeon crawl.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This game might not be a hardcore hockey fan's portable dream game, but the less pickey gamers might want to give this game a shot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The game controls pretty smooth, except when your player gets the ball. In perhaps an effort to emulate the awkwardness of dribbling, all of your movements are delayed slightly.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    An aesthetic surprise with great visuals and sound; and a huge disappointment of Gameplay and AI.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Shooter fans will probably find that GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is an average experience, with enough slick action and challenge to warrant at least a rental.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    While Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 isn't without its flaws -- I would have appreciated more courses and it does take a long time to "master" -- it is probably the best of EA's launch sports titles for the 360.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Needless to say, this type of gameplay is hardly challenging, thought provoking, or enjoyable, for most serious gamers. However, what Broken Sword does do is very polished and offers a slick level of gameplay for the occasional gamer used to solitaire and minesweeper.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    On a technical level, the control scheme is a pain in the ass!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    That's not to say it's not enjoyable or that it's a bad game – it is very easy to pick up and play for enjoyment in short spurts – it's just average. If you want the definitive Crazy Taxi game, this is it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The third installment of the series, doesn’t do much in terms of “innovation."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This title is complete fan service to those who like the anime, and will largely be enjoyed by these people, just be careful of the occasional cheap comeback by the computer.

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