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 Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year Edition
Lowest review score: 10 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 shows off what lies ahead for the series on the PlayStation 4. While it's first effort on the next gen consoles falls short in several areas, it still makes a great first impression and leaves me excited for the next iteration of the series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Fight Night Round 4 is an excellent game, that will appeal to the boxing fans amongst us. Not perfect yet, but getting pretty darn close with each version.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I think it's great that Nintendo is offering an incentive to kids to get them moving with the Pokéwalker. That's pretty much the only thing new happening with HeartGold, everything else is typically addicting of the Pokémon series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just firing this beast up, and blasting some bad guys without a care in the world feels very refreshing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Overall, I couldn't be happier with MVP Baseball 2005. For next year, all I need is more mini-games, more un-lockable content, and a couple of pitchers who don't give up poorly-timed gopher balls.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The battles are as intense as ever and the gameplay is still as solid as the original.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For those who have sinned in calling the Wii a casual console, this game is your punishment. But boy does it hurt so good.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As a lifelong fan of both text-based and table-top baseball games, I can honestly say that OOTP4 is the best baseball game I have ever played. The recent releases of its two biggest competitors, "Baseball Mogu"l and "PureSim Baseball," are both top-notch, but, in the end, OOTP4 out options them and certainly provides a smoother, more compelling re-creation of America’s pastime.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Three tables, all with different aspects of gameplay and a variety of characters from the Star Wars universe, will delight the army of Star Wars fans. But as always, regardless of the subject matter, the real supernova star of any FX 2 pinball game is the stellar ball physics and authentic pinball sounds.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Hockey enthusiasts will absolutely love NHL 2004.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Gamecube controller butchers the game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It remains to be seen if LittleBigPlanet’s portable community will be as dedicated or creative enough to continually pump out user-made levels, which has allowed the original PS3 version to enjoy repeated success even years after its launch, but regardless of whether you own both consoles or not, Sackboy’s portable world tour isn’t one you want to miss.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visually the game is absolutely stunning with its use of cel shading in comparison to the presentation used in the first game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    From an aural standpoint GGX2 is equally impressive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Be that as it may, the strengths of A Crack in Time overcome its weaknesses and on the whole is a fun experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aimed toward the more "casual" sport gamer. If you just want to pick up the controller occasionally and play some basketball, ESPN is your game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's fun and non-threatening, and anyone watching it will be entertained.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Each game and each expansion is always just better than their last mind-blowing accomplishment, and here, the camera work and scene integration is the new star.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An engaging experience from start to finish, including the mini-games and boss battles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    OOTP 14 doesn't feature huge changes from last year's model.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an outrageous plethora of fantasy league-style features, nobody comes close to capturing the authenticity of fantasy leaguing better than EA.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, The Witcher was a game which strived for the peaks of the highest mountains, but only reached the base camp.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are many great World War II games but in my mind Call of Duty 2 is the best of the bunch.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The single-player is great and the multi-player is even better.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Superior controls and artificial intellect go a long way to making this a quality simulation of NFL football on the field.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's some uneven bits but Saints Row IV captures what video games should be or at least strive to be: Fun. And that exuberance of playing around in a big sandbox with almost no limits placed on the player while spinning an entertaining yarn that fully acknowledges that it's a game should put Saints Row IV on a lot of Game of Year lists.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, Need for Speed: Most Wanted U is the standout game on the Wii U for racing, and probably one of the better games available on the console right now. It does have some faults, but is still an excellent example of the Need for Speed universe.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    And that's what Mercenaries is all about. No, not democracy to a downtrodden people. Cash. And plenty of it!