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 Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra
Lowest review score: 10 C.O.R.E.
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that if you are a Dragon Ball Z fan, this is probably going to be a good value for you to play through all the characters, watch the movie, and try to get the additional QR codes for added fun. If you're looking for a good fighting game on Kinect, this one might leaving you feeling a little defeated.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Blends a lot of great ideas together on paper, but fails to impress game play wise.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent title, but if you already own NHL 2004 you’re probably wasting your time and money for updated player stats, a token number of additions, and some new animations.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Spike has done a great job making a game for Dragon Ball Z fans – possibly the ultimate Dragon Ball Z game, with loads of extras and 120 playable characters – but its shallow fighting engine, extremely difficult Wii controls, and mediocre camera positioning will bar all but the most diehard fans of the series.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All in all, Spider-Man 3 was a tremendous bore and I think that I’ll go play some more of Spider-Man 2 to try and get the taste out of my mouth.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not quite worth the effort to chuck Space Siege out the airlock, but its extraneous mass that could be put to better use.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As you get on in the game, the tedium of doing the same thing over and over again wears thin, and you'll be left wanting something more.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In short, if you enjoyed the original game enough that you would like to experience more of it, than Joe's Adventures is a worthwhile investment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, Mafia II has the makings of a quicker and darker paced GTA clone that is unfortunately short of greatness due to its forced driving and overall sterile setting.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the game does have a solid number of modes, the gameplay seems to be too repetitive and lacks strategy that other games have.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Where it succeeds, MIBII is a solid, if a bit difficult, shooter. Where it fails, MIBII feels more like a demo than a finished product.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The biggest change in Volume 2 is that the display now takes up the entire screen, instead of having the right side partitioned for a status bar. The rest of the additions aren't terribly exciting, unless you really find that collecting a stable of horses and elephants to be all that interesting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simply lacks any lasting appeal. While it may be tempting to say that long-time fans of the series may get a kick out of the game, if they’re purists they’ll likely have a problem with the gameplay tweaks added for this installment.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Squeezing the fun out of Mario Party Advance is a tough slog.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Saccharine, ultra kid-friendly situations and plot lines.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The AI isn't very good in most games but in this game it's pathetic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With well designed levels, and a multi-purpose eye-piece for the game’s main character, there could have been a lot of fun to be had in this game, but unfortunately RTX is riddled with countless tedious fetch quests and a sketchy enemy lock-on system that seriously drags down the enjoyment of the game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A mediocre fighting game that doesn’t provide any new ideas.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ravaged has a demo available that features the "Liberty" map (Thrust mode) and "Canyon" (Capture the Resource mode). Highlighting the "Liberty" map was a good choice because it's probably the most interesting multiplayer shooter arena this year. There's no harm in giving it a whirl for yourself, but I'll be monitoring the update progress before I pump more hours into Ravaged for a zero sum gain when it comes to upgrades and leveling-up.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I've had fun with Resident Evil 6 but that could be attributed to playing on Amateur. As written previously in this review, Amateur blunts ammo scarcity and control issues, makes things easier to kill, and sidesteps a lot of quicktime events, but it also allows forgiveness some of the really obvious backtracking the game puts the player through.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Eragon does a good job of trying to emulate a classic style of game, and at times, it almost succeeds. But even at its best, it's no more than a clone, which is coincidentally, the same issue with the Eragon novel.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All in all, Kickbeat is a good game, but overpriced for its market.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The major problem is Traxxpad is that it's not really sure who it's aimed at.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a visual downgrade and a quieter audio track, there is definitely something lost in the translation, and with Liberty City and Vice City Stories performing much more adequately, this PSP port may not have enough weight to keep it from drowning in obscurity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The target audience for Tales of Valor is the completest, the sort of person who's been jonesing for a fix. The problem is that this particular hit of RTS goodness isn't all that great because there's so very little to it once you get down to the actual gameplay.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So, as long as you’re between the ages of 6 and 9 (or you’re buying/renting for such a person) you’ll likely have some fun with Madagascar : Escape 2 Africa.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, though, there are simply better games to spend one's time with than God Mode. Sure it's ten bucks, but for the same amount one could just wait for something like Left 4 Dead or Killing Floor to go on sale, and have a much more enjoyable experience.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This might be a horrible back-handed comment on The Cartel, but playing it sparked me to go back and play some Bound in Blood, which has a far better single-player experience and I'd rather ride a horse in first-person than drive an SUV in first-person.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Two genres thrown together that don’t really try to be better than the games that they’re based on, descending into a mundane exercise in repetition.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    A competent, if somewhat unremarkable, beat 'em up. Fans of the comics who weren't angered by the movie will definitely find enjoyment out of a rental, but there's not much more than an a few hours of brainless fun to be had.