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 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid
Lowest review score: 10 C.O.R.E.
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    To spend money on a free mod for a few extra maps just seems like madness to me.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    With the bad defensive AI and awful collision detection problems and the unrealistic every-shot-is-good offensive abilities of the CPU opposition, the only ones who may be interested in buying Street Hoops are players that have actually hooped it up on some of the real-world courts contained in the game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Possibly the biggest letdown of TS is the small number of tracks available.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It is neither particularly offensive nor particularly engrossing, but for a licensed property, one could certainly do far worse.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The game's graphics are now dated as compared to the latest technical offerings from the likes of "Half- Life 2."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The $19.99US price point doesn’t make it a complete write-off.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Jungle Storm isn’t a terrible game by all means, but it’s more suited for hardcore fans of the series that are likely to tolerant its shortcomings.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    By all accounts the control is very good, although there is some adjustment required to acclimatize to the stiff buttons of the Xbox controller.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The part of the game that annoyed me the most - long range combat.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    For now Lara will continue to be a hot chick in a bad game. The only thing done right in this game was graphics.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Had Access Games come up with a better way to implement the disguise system, and eliminated all of the minor problems, Spy Fiction could've been a winner.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Despite good controls, graphics and sound, Zapper’s gameplay is too short, and that turns out to be one of its biggest drawbacks.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    There are just simply too many things done completely wrong with this game. They need to take a step back and remember how the true Arc the Lad games were like.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The problem that ultimately hurts Supremacy, though, is the game’s AI. If there were more challenge to it, this game would be a heck of a lot more fun to play.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    After playing (and completing) Kakuto Chojin’s single-player story mode in about 10 minutes or so you will you find yourself incredulously asking no one in particular, “This is all there is?”
    • 64 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    There’s a minimal amount of modes, the fighting is too similar to just about every other fighting game on the market, and it doesn’t even look all that nice.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    NBA
    It is probably only worth a purchase if you are a huge basketball fan and just have to have a five-on-five.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    At its low price, this game should earn some consideration from any gamer looking for a cheap and simple game for a young child. Even so, however, I would highly advise you take a look at Mario Party or WarioWare: Smooth Moves instead.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon isn't a horrible game, it isn't a good one. And with the license of a movie that was such a huge success, an okay game just isn’t acceptable.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A prime example of a good idea gone bad. If it weren’t for the annoying controls and the ho-hum nature of the game it would actually have been pretty good, but as it stands unless you are a huge fan of the movies this game isn’t worth buying.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All in all, Bodycount provided a few hours of diversion, but I didn't get much more than that out of it. I certainly won't be dusting off this title out of my collection to play more.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Back to the point though, Splatterhouse is actually more satisfying than the original games, even with all of the game's problems. In that way it's a successful reboot.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I guess what surprised me most about this game is that the controls are not as tight as they should be for a fighter. Delayed responses with an often wacky camera, is in active contrast to a game that should have those in sharp focus.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Every once in a while a game comes along that takes every opportunity to slap the player in the face. In a nutshell, that's Naruto Powerful Shippuden, a game that constantly hits below the belt with utterly arbitrary challenges that encourage hair-pulling frustration and grinding levels to earn experience points (XP) to upgrade skills and unlock more skills.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There isn't anything inherently wrong with Dollar Dash. It's just a multiplayer only game that doesn't do a lot different and as a result feels overpriced for what we get.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As an action title, it is just decent. As a platformer, it is hopelessly flawed. As a reflection of the brilliant humor of the television show, it is really on the money.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The single player mode is quite bland and lacks a much needed punch, while the multiplayer provides some excitement.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Alien vs. Predator: Requiem is not a bad game, it’s just not the best game in the AvP universe.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If the Wii is what you bring out for parties, Battle of the Bands gets a rental recommendation. Otherwise there's not enough variety in the gameplay department to hold a solo player's interest.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In short, the game delivers what I would have expected. It’s an average title at best, appealing to the biggest ABBA fans.

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