Armchair Empire's Scores

  • Games
For 2,223 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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Lowest review score: 10 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
2,223 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Takes the Sims series in a new and good direction.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. Save for the somewhat dated look of the game, there is just too much being offered by Empire Earth II for RTS gamers not to take notice.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the best survival/horror, emphasis on the “horror”, in recent memory. Trust me, you’ll be begging for Mommy halfway through the game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A hack-and-slash with plenty of action-adventure gameplay, Rise of the Kasai is a good game for the gamer who loves the blood-spilling with huge and heavy weapons.
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    • 85 Critic Score
    This compilation pack may not be a recommended title for beginners because it is so complex.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Some objects in the environments look aliased and you’ll occasionally see some texture pop-in problems as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It doesn't have the same high quality of the "NBA Street" series due to the more urban roots of street basketball versus street football, but for a good adrenaline rush of smash-mouth football, look no further than NFL Street 2.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As fun as it is for fans, novice players should give it a pass.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are many great World War II games but in my mind Call of Duty 2 is the best of the bunch.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's not really a better game than the original, as the controls are still a little bit wonky, but it is more creative, and you have to give props to the developers for giving us some humorous reasons to play the same (excellent) game again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After so many years in development, it's kind of a relief to finally play Alan Wake and it was worth the wait.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I suggest a purchase for anyone who has a PSP and likes Action RPGs. You do not even have to be a hardcore X-Men fan to enjoy this one.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Another negative aspect that many seem to overlook is that Gears of War doesn't sway very far from traditional action/shooter standards; there's not a whole of innovation here.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A very solid launch title for the Xbox 360 but there’s still room for improvement, like some kind of enveloping physics engine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s not without minor flaws, but overall, it’s a really satisfying experience that broadens the horizons of console gaming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Crysis has been on the receiving end of a lot of hype for quite some time now, so there has been tons of pressure for the game to perform well. By and large it has. It looks very good, and the gameplay is solid with some fun new tweaks thrown in.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Metroid has been taken into first-person shooter territory and has done so with a rock-solid multiplayer experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lemmings is a re-hash of an old classic, but it gets nearly everything right. Team17 once again confirms that they are masters of simple, fun, funny games.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    C&C: The First Decade will have all C&C aficionados waxing nostalgic for the good old days of GDI versus Nod, Kane and Yuri, and of course, Tanya, the sexiest female gaming character next to Lady Croft.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s one of the most unique strategy/sim titles to appear on a console in recent memory, and fans of those genres should definitely consider giving it a look, however old they are.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The multiplayer portion of the game is practically a game unto itself. Most matches quickly develop into fragfests – gone is any semblance of tactical approach.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The action is fast, and furious, it looks damn good, and the adventure is a whole lot of fun thanks to how it embraces Greek mythology. Top notch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A solid story with accompanying satisfyingly gory and glorified GTA-esque Western gunplay along with added multiplayer and mini-game modes overcome a too-short story mode and just-barely-OK controls as Gun Showdown ride off into the sunset as a quality Western-themed adventure for the PSP.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An old game in new clothing, which, fortunately, is a not a bad thing. Sure, some of the sound effects are recycled from the earliest C&C titles – send out infantry to be slaughtered and tell me I’m wrong – and it does not bring anything significantly new to the genre but is sure is fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A few points keep it from achieving perfection, but you won’t be disappointed in the end.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Besides just being fun and funny (I found the Pitfall mini-game hilarious for some reason) for Marvel fans, there’s enough here to warrant keeping the game in rotation long after its release.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the single player campaign isn’t a drastic improvement over previous versions of the series, the multiplayer goes the distance, providing one of the best experiences available on Xbox Live.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The single-player is great and the multi-player is even better.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you’re a WarioWare fan, Smooth Moves ramps up very slowly but when it’s firing on all pistons... great fun.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For some reason I felt it was important to play this "final" chapter of the Metal Gear Solid series - mainly to see what all the fuss was about - and I have to admit that I did have fun with the game even without a background rooted in MGS lore.