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 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Lowest review score: 10 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While bitching about the problems with the enemy, if you manage to hit your enemy with a bullet, I’d make sure to hit him repeatedly… head shots aren’t necessarily fatal, and shots to legs can usually be walked off after bouncing around for a few seconds.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of The Dark Eye setting will likely have this down to complete their collection. The rest of us get a decent introduction to a setting we've probably not heard of before and might want to check out if we have the time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It seems safe to say that Steel Diver will not reach the level of popularity among Nintendo's most beloved franchises, but Miyamoto and company still deserve kudos for inventing another unique gameplay experience that is seldom seen elsewhere. While the learning curve can be steep, enough patience will lead to a satisfying package that's two games in one and easily bears replaying.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D is a step in the right direction when it comes to reaching out to the "hardcore" audience, but there are too many strikes against the title to make it one I'd recommend. Unless you like crazy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The learning curve for Downforce is about 2 hours – within that time, most people should have figured out the nuances of the hairpin turns and how to contact other cars to spin them out.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of adventure games, staying away from Syberia II is like refusing to drink water in the scorching desert because it's not cold enough.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, it might not be Pigsy's Perfect 10 – but it's definitely a solid 7 and worth downloading if you have the original game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an adventure game on-the-go for younger gamers, Trace Memory offers a solid challenge and a very good presentation and use of the touchscreen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is nothing more than it pretends to be. It's about dancing and the music selection is great.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the immersion factor is high, it’s hard to feel like you’re playing much more than a support role in the overall war at times, unlike the role played in the Starfighter games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the game clocks in at about 5 - 6 hours from start to finish, I don't know anyone masochistic enough to undertake such a challenge.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When the playability distractions are absent from Breach, though, it is a relatively good, albeit barebones, Call of Duty online military shooter substitute.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn’t have the playability to make it essential in today’s gaming market. With so many titles competing for the time and money of gamers, it is simply not up to par.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If "The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind" were stripped of its depth, its open-ended gameplay, its plethora of quests and overarching story, and its hardcore role-playing game mystique, Enclave would be the result, an often entertaining but equally often frustrating game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a result, Kung Fu Panda is easily recommendable for the younger set and to parents that are looking for a video game for their kids to play on those rainy days when homework has been completed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single-mindedness of the gameplay makes it easy to get into, but in the long term, the game has less to offer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, Tony Hawk HD proves that while you can't always go back, it certainly can be a lot of run to reminisce. Definitely worth a short-term pickup or for a quick break from reality… long term though? Not really.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Commandos Strike Force is the only game I've ever attempted to play on Xbox Live where there wasn't a single player playing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, Rainbow Moon is a charming indy title – obviously not as polished or fleshed out as it could have been, but certainly worth the lowered price point on PSN.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Singularity might not grab the collective gamer consciousness but it's a game worth playing, not just for the shooting and adventure of it, but to play the meta game of trying to identify the references and homage, intentional or not, from Half-Life 2 to Chronomaster to LOST to System Shock and many more.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those expecting a more action heavy experience will feel a little let down, but as a puzzle heavy action game, Lara can more than hold her own.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With enough patience, and perhaps a printable list of vocal commands by your side, EndWar can become an engaging strategy-based game. It may not reach the level of PC gaming’s most popular RTS games, but for console owners, this war is anything but hell.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Accessible is the key word when it comes to Burnout – the game's most notable feature is the butter-smooth, quick responsive control, especially with the perfect fit of the GameCube controller.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aficionados of the real-time strategy genre might want to buy Earth 2160 even though there are almost too many options to consider when it comes to vehicle design and the lackluster campaigns could have benefited from a lot more attention.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's hard to knock this package, considering it does what it sets out to do, and does it pretty well.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game by itself, is sort of bland and unexciting because of the lack of variety.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I found the presentation technically impeccable, but was not able to sufficiently overcome the difficulty in issuing orders and controlling the camera to derive a lot of enjoyment from the game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Demigod does a lot of things right.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An element that remains inconsistent is the computer-controlled AI which can fluctuate between incompetent to god-life over the course of a single round.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans will love it, but there's no harm with sticking with previous games in the NHL series.