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
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are some other amusing so-good-it's-bad features, like the selection of awful porno music or the quasi-sulty voiceovers in the tutorial.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There must have been something critical lost in translation when Lux-Pain was brought over from Japan because I was a few hours into the adventure and I still had very little understanding of what the hell was actually going on.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you love the movie, you might want to try this out just to see what it’s all about. If you are hankering for a decent adventure game with a book twist, go grab Hotel Dusk: Room 215. It’s a much better “read”.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The developers might have had their hearts in the right place, but the DS platform is just not the right way to go for what they might have been trying to accomplish. Spitfire Heroes buys the farm on this sortie.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    In attempting to capture the essence of Tarantino's first masterwork, the developers mutilate it. By not bringing the rest of the original cast into the game, they leave all the heavy lifting to Michael Madsen, with predictable results.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It has a great idea in terms of graphical presentation and plotline, but it throws it all away through poor gameplay design.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Such is the nature of a bad game though; if it's bad, it would have always been and always will be bad.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    When I was able to get connected, I would often stay connected for three or four matches before something would slip and I'd have to restart the matchmaking process.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    You Are Empty is four years too late.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This summer has seen its fair share of stinkers but Vampire Rain might just be the champ.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    To work though the course of the game takes a few hours at most on the middle difficulty. That is, if you have even moderate gaming experience. For kids - in other words, not Teens - it takes a little more time and they're much more forgiving of the game's repetitiveness.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Do not waste your $20 on this game. Buy a lot of pens and try to get them stuck on the ceiling. It's a lot more fun and a lot less aggravating.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 24 Critic Score
    The biggest flaws that cripple BL: QOTD worse than a dragon punch to the face is the unmanageable control scheme of Bruce Lee during battles due in large part to the horrifically designed fixed camera mechanism.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The name should clue gamers in right away – it’s about the same emotion you’d feel if you bought Burn, installed it and found it to be a sub-par experience even if it was 1999 when Quake III Arena and Unreal Tournament were the kings of Deathmatch. Burned!
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There is nothing – absolutely nothing – in The Guy Game that is a positive feature, outside of the breasts. I am almost entirely sure some fundamentalist church, sponsored this game in an attempt to lure young horny teenage guys with lustful sirens and instead being rewarded with pain, terribly unfunny pain.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Not a single element of this turn-based strategy title comes across as even remotely interesting.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There is a split-second delay from your button press to Druuna actually performing an action. So the most mundane action -- such as crouching to avoid a big piece of machinery that will take Druuna's head off -- turns out to be near impossible.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    You could say that it is a competent video game that fans of the franchise will enjoy. But you could also say that Bakugan fans are goddamned idiots.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It’s been a long time since I played a fishing game that didn’t allow you to tool the boat around the lake to find a good fishing spot. Even free Shockwave fishing games tend to include this feature.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's free, sure, but that doesn't mean it's good.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Nothing ruins a fond memory like a crap game.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    Games like Valhalla Knights: The Eldar Saga ruin all video games for me. Dozens of people wasted their time making it. Thousands of dollars were wasted to make sure that you could see it in a store and not buy it. It wasted hours of my life. And now it has forced me to waste 600 words on the internet to describe what I said in my first two sentences. Which I will reiterate now: This game is terrible. Don't buy it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    C.O.R.E. is the kind of low budget crud that would be sold in drugstores, hastily bought by an uncaring relative to pass on as a birthday gift to a poor, unsuspecting gamer. At least that plastic Transformers knockoff can serve as a chew toy for pets or a test dummy for firecrackers.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Can I describe Fear Factor: Unleashed in one simple word? Sure I can: crap.