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 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 10 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
2,214 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, this world is one you are not going to want to miss and I highly recommend it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The Hawk series soars to its highest echelon in its Xbox incarnation by besting the other earlier releases on the PS2 and GameCube, especially in the graphics department and giving meaning to the old saying "saving the best for last."
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I already can‘t wait to see what the series has in store next.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A stunning, involving experience that, though not for everyone, will appeal to both the gamer looking for a long, structured action/adventure game and the one looking for loosely organized chaos.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A spectacular game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The best survivor horror game ever made. It's also one of the best action games I've played in a very long time.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I simply know that as a total package there is no game on the planet that can captivate me more than THPS3 and for many hours on end no less.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Taken together, with its hundreds of moves per fighter and addictive modes and polished graphics, Virtual Fighter 4: Evolution is a marvelous game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With around 10-15 hours of play, outstanding music, the best gameplay system ever conceived, and the two original Prince of Persia's included…you will certainly get your money's worth with the Prince.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It’s a fairly simple concept but its complexity and the way it draws you in is amazing. And the replay value is through the roof!
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Only the graphical bugs, slow-down and other nit picks associated with the fact that the game is pushing the aging PS2 to its limits keeps this from being the first perfect entry into the series.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Everything about it is done right. Control is easy to grasp, the audio, graphic, and level designs are top shelf, the storytelling is head and shoulders above most other games, and the Insanity Meter ads a sick twist – it gets the adrenaline pumping.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The most impressive feature this time around isn't Pandora Tomorrow's lighting and shading effects or it's near perfect gameplay. It's the playability over Xbox Live
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The one factor of the game that can be deemed perfect, revolutionizing, unique, fun, addictive, and challenging, has to be the gameplay system. Bioware has created a different type of RPG, for the non-RPG types.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An absolute must have for any serious hockey fanatic.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Better physics, smarter opponents, and a huge leap in its visual presentation make GT3 a racer well worth playing.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It combines a balance of tense action, puzzle solving, story, and fun that has yet to be equaled on in the FPS arena.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The stats engine of All-Star Baseball 2004 is top of the line.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The sound effects are even more disturbing than previous games with crunching bone sounds that will leave most people cringing the first few times.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Sims 3 is pure simulation gaming fun, and the ultimate God game today.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Online play, new features, and completely perfect gameplay once again show everybody why NCAA Football 07 is always considered one of the best sports video games year in and year out.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Like everything and nothing you've ever played.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It has tons of replayability and lots of fun, even if it might take a while to grasp the control and get used to the speed issue.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In the end what I was left with after my first play-through was the longest lasting RPG experience I've had in years, and possibly the most emotionally involving computer RPG I've ever played.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you loved the main game (and if you didn't, why not?) then you are going to love this too. Go get it, and don't let yourself get Left Behind.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The only unequivocal improvement that can be found comes through the game's morality system. What makes up for the shortcomings in the individual aspects of the gameplay is the rich plot and the interactions between your alter ego and the members of your new crew.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Without peer in Flight Simulators. If you only have one flight sim, this is the one!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Swish it from way downtown or slam it home with a physics-defying, high-flying double or even triple dunk. Whatever way you score it, NBA Street Homecourt is the best streetball game around, bringing a whole new level of energy and exciting gameplay to the NBA Street franchise.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a worthy tribute to its progenitor and hopefully the start of something brand new for players who've been dying to get a good squad-based strategy game that lets them not only think, but feel as well.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Certainly not without a few imperfections, Red Dead Redemption is almost unquestionably the best Western-themed game ever, with a great Old West story, an amazingly detailed and expansive landscape that most Rockstar sandbox games are famous for and overall engrossing gameplay that will keep gamers riding off into the sunset for dozens of hours.