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 Super Mario Galaxy
Lowest review score: 10 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While it is creepy, and does have a solid story the mixed presentation and weak controls mar the experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    This the most frightening game I’ve ever played. This is due to two factors: the light-sourcing and the sound.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An absolute must have for any serious hockey fanatic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The visuals are just too dated and will be tough for some to swallow and the unintuitive controls can be a real pain.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Great quests, solid story, very good voice acting, challenging battles, and engaging dialogue and characters make this an RPG that stands head and shoulders above the competition.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There was enough original action and story line to keep me playing right to the end and wanting more missions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The game is too darn short. Four or five additional levels would have helped to remedy this, but this isn’t enough to irreparably damage the game. It’s still a damn good title well worth taking for a spin.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a quick dungeon crawling, hack-and-slash trek through the frozen north with a peppy little story and some great combat then this is definitely a title to get.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good game for people who like to immerse themselves in their play, but is definitely not for casual gamers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Shogun’s strong AI, emphasis on tactics, and stunning visuals make it a very, very good RTS game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It’s a fairly simple concept but its complexity and the way it draws you in is amazing. And the replay value is through the roof!
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With all of the play modes, excellent multi-player setup, great graphics, and absolutely amazing level design, this game stands high as a shining example of what a first person shooter should be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those that hate obtuse puzzles will want to steer clear. The real attraction to GKIII is the information about Rennnes-le-Chateau and surrounding environs. It’s the next best thing to actually traveling to the south of France, and a lot cheaper.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With an absolutely stellar story, and characters that are more lively and fleshed out than those found in other series this game provides the integral components to make for an RPG that will rule the players life until they’ve finished the game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Between the story, the beautiful graphics, music score, and the insanely enthralling card game mini-game, Final Fantasy VIII does the series proud.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The one major nuisance in the game is that very few of the cars in the pack provide much of a challenge. Only the cars in second and first place put up much of a fight, while the rest behave like placeholders.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It combines a balance of tense action, puzzle solving, story, and fun that has yet to be equaled on in the FPS arena.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's fast action, and unique, varied game play makes this game a blast and a half.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Adding to the story is some of the best voice acting to ever come to a videogame. The entire cast did an absolutely top-notch performance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the game isn't terrible, it is a bit of a let down. With all of the sci-fi qualities that could have been implemented, it is a shade disappointing to see that the story didn't go as far as it could have.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    FT is also a perfect example of how music can make half the experience. The Gone Jackals, a biker band, provided much of the music and it’s situated so perfectly that it’s almost as if it was written especially for FT. Add to that a very good cast of voice actors, some very funny lines, and you’ve got a nearly flawless game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Hell, it’s even fun at times.

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