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: Ocarina of Time 3D
Lowest review score: 10 C.O.R.E.
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A game that really needs a design overhaul – some might like title, but I certainly wouldn’t want to spend more time with it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell: Double Agent on Wii is definitely workable and even enjoyable, but you've got to work for it and and that may turn a lot of people off.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As far as move tie-ins go it’s better than some of them without actually having much innovative about it besides the Wii controls.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The concept of SOCOM Tactical Strike is remarkably cool, and when the controls aren't getting in the way, it's a pretty fun game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Harry Potter Kinect provides a fun but short main campaign that is great in small bursts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It puts at least a cherry on the "vanillafication" that was Generals.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Hard Reset isn't a bad game, but it's rote old school sensibility has passed me by. I don't have the same kind of reflexes I did 5 or 10 years ago to properly appreciate the twitch elements, so maybe I have to take some responsibility on that front. For me, Hard Reset is unremarkable because it seems about 5 years too late for me.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    All in all, Medal of Honor: Airborne brings a sense of authenticity and realism with a tinge of the arcade to a simulation of a daring period in American military history.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In the end, I found myself sticking to the story mode more than anything (which was short, but decent enough), but I just couldn't get into the game. I have to commend Spike on replicating the look of the anime, but I felt I was left with a shallow experience. Hardcore DBZ fans will probably find it the game worth it and battling fellow fans online might be a good way to pass the time.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It looks good and it feels good at points but I'm afraid its shortcomings are going to make it a forgotten title.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It is a little too derivative of the better games in the genre, a little too short and a little too easy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It is quite satisfying to power your way through the technology developments but having to do this over and over again, loses its entertainment value.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    2010 has been a busy year for the racing genre with games such as Need For Speed, Blur and GT5 all being released this year. SVR does little to separate itself from the competition and that's where it ultimately falls flat.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you are a big DBZ fan you've probably already picked this title up. If not, give it a try first before you take it home forever.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game is competent but not compelling, adequate but not outstanding. Unless you are a big Michael Jackson fan it's a rental at best. Unless you can find that version with the glove. Now that will provide hours of fun and amusement.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    However, if you loved last year’s Crash of the Titans or are a grade school-gamer with a love of offbeat humour, this game may just appeal to you.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The enemy AI is predictable, typically running straight at Jack; ordering Shadow around is hit and miss; there's zero help when it comes to targeting enemies (i.e. no lock-on function); and the animation can be disjointed and completely bizarre.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Hardcore action players will be able to blow through El Matador in six or seven hours because the gameplay and level design are very straightforward; it can't measure up to the most current titles or the promise of upcoming titles like John Woo Presents Stranglehold.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Unlike the memorable Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings film trilogy (which are used to provide Lord of the Rings: Conquest’s cut-scenes), this newest EA Lord of the Rings title is more like the latest summer blockbuster: fun for the short time it lasts, but instantly forgettable once it’s over.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Raging Blast is for the die-hard fans and only for the die-hards. I use to be obsessed with DBZ when I was younger, but have moved on since and consider myself just a casual fan and that's not a good enough of a reason to buy this game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Repetition aside, Rabbids Go Home is still a worthy title just short of becoming a Wii classic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Like its Wii counterpart, the game is adequate but not outstanding.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Diddy Kong Racing DS ends up being a slightly above average racing game. If you are expecting to find a better time than Mario Kart here, keep looking.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I can’t help but weep a little for what could have been if they’d just included some multiplayer gameplay, though.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Manages to be an average action game but a great translation of Wolverine in his first starring game on this generation of consoles. For that alone it’s probably worth a look.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The main components of the Spider-Man 3 – the fighting, the webslinging in a wide-open environment, lots of villains – are spot on but most everything else just feels somewhat incomplete or at least unpolished, particularly the story.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    All things considered, SimCity may have just been too big to fit on a handheld. That said, if you can cope with the limitation of one save slot and some small text and graphics, SimCity DS might be worth it check out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Blood Stone is a solid Bond title and an improvement over Quantum of Solace, but at the same time, it lacks any real substance. The short campaign and lackluster multiplayer make this title more worthy of a possible rental than a purchase.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The competition this year is far too talented and the upper tier of baseball games on the PS2 this year relegates MLB 2004 to a last-place finish.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Has its ups and downs, but overall it plays like a mediocre platformer.