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 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 10 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
2,214 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Jumping from cliff to cliff overtop of a deep ravine in South America can be a lot of fun, but it gets lost in all the times you died retrying a leap not knowing that there was a hidden ledge far off to your right.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The physics in the snowboarding event makes me wonder if the designers have even seen a snowboard up close and the Freestyle Skiing is more of a practice in pushing the correct direction and button than actually jumping.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Pirates of the Caribbean : At World’s End keeps the cycle of poor movie to game transitions going. While it maybe a visually impressive game, that doesn’t make up for the lack of depth in the gameplay and uninteresting story.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A fairly simplistic game with a very basic premise: kill anything that gets in your way.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Besides the lack of historical extras Tecmo hasn't even included online score tracking.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Emergency 3 will appeal to the small segment of gamers out there that can put up with controlling the minutia, which is pretty small segment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A standard, by-the-numbers platformer adventure. There are some neat moments of exploration and odes to sci-fi classics, but the incongruent control scheme – that only gets it half right to boot – relegates Meet the Robinsons to a passing rental at best for your kids because it’s mostly harmless.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, the sheer amount of repetitive, uninspired quests, and dreary battles make the game a chore to play.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A major disappointment with too many problems to be anything more than a weekend rental.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Even if you don't compare it to the 360 version, the game either comes off of an unbalanced first person shooter or a neutered action-strategy sim.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Nostalgic cameos and sweet pyrotechnics aside, Ninety-Nine Nights is ultimately a frustrating experience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Eat Lead has an excellent premise and a superb voice cast, but the gameplay leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    For fans of fires or fans of just wasting away time staring into a dark monitor, EFR will be your "Game of the Year". For other video gamers with at least a half-mind, look elsewhere for your fire controlling needs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Just pop in one of the old games – or any one of their numerous clones from the past few years – and it’ll probably be more worthwhile.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Conflict: Denied Ops is closer to the back of the class, but is saved from failure by including a straightforward co-op mode, with the emphasis on blowing things up rather than any kind of military tactics.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While I’ve never put a whole heap of focus on graphics, KumaWar actually manages to distract with its graphics. They aren’t pretty and appear more than few years old – think about the original Counter-Strike – and at times I mistook building features for enemy snipers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The worst offender is shot fakes that turn into accidental shots. This happened to me 3 or 4 times a game – deadly when the score is close.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    This game hurts bad in the sound department. A bunch of MIDI clips were used for the music and it fails to create the mood and atmosphere of being a badass agent.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's not much of a fighting game, its controls are inexact, the camera has its own quirks, and it's only enjoyable during short sittings, but Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury is a very stylish Japanese game that should please fans of the anime.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There may be a select few that will try the game and love it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's a satisfying experience for younger fans, and fills a quota for comic-reading gamers.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you remember the originals (fondly of course), you will definitely want to pick this up. If this is your first time packing a six-shooter in the Wild West, you might want to consider a rental first.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    After playing through the single-player on Normal difficulty, I'd be more inclined to attempt the campaign on a higher difficulty if I wanted to experience the story. Maybe there's some dramatic linchpin that I missed! But I was unsuccessful in keeping my brain from thinking about the problems and inconsistencies I see with the story and the relationship between Cortana and Master Chief the first time around, why would the second time be any different? Halo 4 has its moments, but not enough of them to make me forget about this stuff.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It'd be probably work well for a rental, but much like a Sci-Fi Channel Original, Legendary isn't something you'd want to admit to having played.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed has its heart in the right place – if it weren’t for the haphazard control and the aggravation that stems from it, this would actually be a good entry for new players and fans because it is a relatively funny game and maintains the spirit and conventions of the past games.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    "Devil May Cry 2" got a lot of heat for feeling bland and uninspired compared to its predecessor. Spawn: Armageddon, being even more vapid, actually makes that vaguely lackluster title seem like a work of absolute genius.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    I didn’t like this game because my threshold for frustration is not what is used to be. The camera problems are just too much.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    There's a good game here but when you have to fight tooth and nail through its problems to actually see it, there aren't many that will feel that AR is anything but a somewhat finished mess.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    A buggy driving game, mixed with a terrible "GTA" clone and bad "Max Payne" rip-off.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    I'd go so far as to say the single player mode is almost entirely worthless.

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