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 Left 4 Dead
Lowest review score: 10 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No matter how you tee it up, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 is simply the best golfing game available today.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As impressive as some of Nintendogs + Cats is on a technological level, I failed miserably to really get anything out of it. However, I'm not the target market in this case and my daughter had no problem awarding the game a very good score.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Torchlight is a very solid dungeon exploring action RPG.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As impressive as some of Nintendogs + Cats is on a technological level, I failed miserably to really get anything out of it. However, I'm not the target market in this case and my daughter had no problem awarding the game a very good score.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s clear that Sega used the learning experience of the Dreamcast’s SegaNet online gaming to its utmost advantage, because the seamless and lag-free gameplay provided by NHL 2K3 is simply fire-on-ice marvelous.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether one is playing the game alone, or online with a few other people there is a ton of fun to be had with this game, and it should be in every DS owner’s library.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With apologies to the Combat Mission franchise, Opposing Fronts has started to encroach on the "pure sim" functions of "dice rolling" strategy games, but wrapping it all up in good looking, frenetic action make it accessible to a much wider audience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall great stuff and it makes you wonder how EA will improve upon this… maybe they should start with improving the corner kicks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forget the other versions exist and enjoy this one for the boss battles, great multiplayer and all around good rockin’ time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only reason SSBM doesn't achieve gaming nirvana is for two reasons: the variety of arenas isn't extensive and sometimes the camera pans so far out it reduces your character to the size of an ant. Otherwise, you're looking at great game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enough modernization to upgrade the old-school point & click adventure experience evenly mixed with the same amazing storytelling, humor and problem-solving challenges that the genre was known for make this a triumphant return for both point & click adventures and the zany duo of Sam & Max.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A classic no matter the platform.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just as before, gameplay isn’t much of an hour-eating affair, clocking in around two hours to complete, which goes back to the norm for the first three episodes while disappointingly straying from the longer gaming session to be had in Abe Lincoln Must Die!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This reboot of the series not only surpassed my expectations, but it is easily one of the best games I have played in a long time. If you're like me and love story driven games that offer a great gaming experience then Tomb Raider is definitely for you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Radical Entertainment has delivered on their promise of improving the foundation laid by the original Prototype.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drastically improves on its predecessor’s shortcomings and turned out to be one the better games that I’ve played in a while – the presence of the in-game saves that were missing from the previous version alone nearly makes the game 5 times better.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Batten down the hatches, let the answering machine do its thing, and keep some snack food on standby, because Planescape Torment is one of those RPGs with such a deep, rich story that it demands every ounce of the players attention.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it’s not perfect, this game is pretty close and I dare you to find better value for your money.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the pure amount of massive content available, I'm sure that most gamers will not run out of things to do with Underground 2.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The adventure is decently long (15-20 hours) and has a unique feel and tone when set beside the earlier official offerings and the mod community stuff.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clubhouse Games is not as cheap as a deck of playing cards, but it's more versatile -- it's worth it for the multiplayer options alone (if card games are your thing).
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best online shooting experience available today, including the recently-released Xbox translation of the PC sensation "Counter-Strike."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is Okami's third appearance. It began on Playstation 2, was ported to Wii, and now we have the high-definition version. If you missed out previously, there's really no reason why you couldn't drop $20 on Okami now. It was originally released back in 2006, but it's one of those games that is standing the test of time extremely well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The DS isn’t lacking when it comes to puzzle games but if you were disappointed with the puzzling of Mr. Driller Drill Spirits or Yoshi Touch & Go, Meteos firmly supplants both as the premier puzzle game available on the DS.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game has it all: a solid story, good graphics, sound, level designs, and the ability to choose different paths to complete your mission.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vastly improved is the sometimes-schizophrenic camera from Sam & Max: Culture Shock that would block the goings-on, especially cut-scene interactions. I didn’t notice one instance of that particular issue at all in Situation: Comedy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lair of the Leviathan is the best-written episode so far (and as always, extremely hilarious) that not only shines a lost treasure's golden glow in its storytelling but through the completely new gaming environments, including the love-starved male manatee's innards and Guybrush's bottom-of-the-sea "love connection" excursion.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spirit Tracks is a solid experience in a familiar world. Fans of Zelda can really do no wrong by getting this game.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though all of the vehicles, especially the Warthog, are given odd control mechanics, playing with the vehicles adds quite a bit of enjoyment to the otherwise standard FPS game mechanics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The atmosphere is great, the control awesome, the challenge solid, and the eye-candy sweet.

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