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 Left 4 Dead
Lowest review score: 10 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mixes in arcade style gameplay with never before seen realism, topped off with the best graphics and detail in any sport game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a such a wealth of options, NHL 2K3 is about as deep a hockey game as any fan could wish for.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is one awesome GameCube title. Splinter Cell is a no-brainer next to Metroid Prime and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker to add to your ‘Cube library.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a somewhat-less-satisfying replacement for previous crash modes, fans of the franchise will find this Burnout to be their idea of paradise, with red-hot racing in a large environment that provides plenty of asphalt-burning events to keep gamers putting the pedal to the metal for mile after scorching mile.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is the most impressive game to use to show off the PSP's power, but it is also very, very fast and fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Without peer in Flight Simulators. If you only have one flight sim, this is the one!
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great sports game and a betterment of its previous installments. If you're a fan, this is a no-brainer purchase.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I didn't appreciate the sudden difficulty of the racing mission, it doesn't wreck the game as a whole.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Easily the best WWII first person shooter on the Xbox.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is definitely a great football game, even though it could reach a hall-of-fame level of excellence with better presentation values (particularly in the announcing booth and by possibly using the ESPN license it confiscated from 2K Sports and replicating the ESPN studio analysis that was part of ESPN 2K5).
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dishonored is put together so well and executes its ideas in such an expert way that it would be difficult to not recommend the game to the highest degree possible.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Graphically, Tekken 5 is one of the smoothest games I have ever played. Almost every movement looks believable and the stages, the lighting, the character models, it all looks amazing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Psychonauts marries platforming, adventure games, stellar art, fun dialogue and a great gaming experience – it's a polygamous experience that I definitely recommend to all gamers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BioShock 2 is a stellar first-person shooter adventure with plenty of boogey men scares and thrills around every black corner.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It’s got some very good features (voice communication, integrated community options, good team action), making it a game I can recommend if you’re willing to suffer through the growing pains.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At this point in time, EA Canada has the NHL franchise down to a science. But this year, rather than just spit out another instalment, they took the time to do some really interesting things while refining things like hitting and getting the control aspects almost perfect. NHL 09 is highly recommended.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The DS isn’t lacking when it comes to puzzle games but if you were disappointed with the puzzling of Mr. Driller Drill Spirits or Yoshi Touch & Go, Meteos firmly supplants both as the premier puzzle game available on the DS.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, NHL 10 is a lot of fun, as I can attest to the 50+ and rising hours that I've put into the game so far. People who purchased the previous year's version may want to hold off for another season for more additions to propagate in the franchise before re-upping.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is a gorgeous game. But it's heartening to realize that they seem to have spent just as much time making sure Uncharted is fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The multiplayer portion of the game is practically a game unto itself. Most matches quickly develop into fragfests – gone is any semblance of tactical approach.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With so many hours of new gameplay just in the single-player mode, not to mention the multiplayer and customization upgrades, it's shocking to realize that this is really only an expansion pack.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Golf videogaming has never been so fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you loved the main game (and if you didn't, why not?) then you are going to love this too. Go get it, and don't let yourself get Left Behind.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all – I particularly enjoyed my time playing with these Star Wars themed tables and had fine time reminiscing while using them and are definitely recommended for any Star Wars pinball enthusiast.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Online, Project Gotham Racing 3 is practically an addiction.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    DICE also has a long history of supporting their games and there are already plans in place to offer DLC in the coming months. This has all the markings of a long-term investment in fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay issues really stunt an otherwise solid game. The complaints are really nitpicking, but if I had to pick a golf game to sit down and play, it would still be "Hot Shots Golf 3."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The game is successful in combining elements from four or five different genres.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best hockey game out today is ESPN NHL Hockey.

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