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 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Lowest review score: 10 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The brilliant twist of the encouragement to crash cars for gaming pleasure and reward pushes the petal to the metal and zooms Burnout Revenge past the average racing game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is marvelous fun to use God-like power to morph the terrain, release tornadoes on the town, or simply try to make your city the best it can be.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The realism is helped tremendously by the solid physics engine present within Crytech's Cryengine. I got untold hours of joy out of just pushing things and watching them roll or bounce down a hill.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is one tough game for newbies! Don't expect any sympathy from experienced MechWarriors, who take gleeful delight in annihilating those novices who come in their path.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The presentation is probably the best in any sports game out on the market. You can truly see the ESPN integration in the game. The cut scenes are beautiful and commentating is great.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's truly excellent to finally be able to play NBA Street V3 on Xbox Live.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    You name it, Halo 2 does it at an A+ level: wonderfully improved visuals, a solidly engaging and well-scripted storyline (with an unexpected sense of humor intermixed with the strong religious overtones), good voice-acting, splendidly ear-pleasing orchestral music, and the coup de grace, exciting online play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's so good that on a gorgeous, sunny 80-degree afternoon I found myself hitting the virtual links instead of the real thing – and I love real golf.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Raven has done a fantastic job bringing Star Wars to life, especially with the small touches like the familiar war room from A New Hope.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It has an overwhelming amount of golf goodies including a stellar reproduction in video game form of some of the world's most famous courses. But Links 2004's green-jacket winning feature is the strong Live gameplay that makes this the champion of golf games on the Xbox.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Whether you're miles ahead of your opponents, in the heat of it or straggling behind, it provides you with an adrenaline filled rush.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An exceptional racing game, with stunningly awesome graphics and a solid gameplay, albeit somewhat lacking in the A.I. smarts.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I’m going to assign Madden 2003 the same score that I gave "Madden 2002." The changes are nice, but none of them mark a truly great leap over last year’s game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In terms of flat out fun and speed, not much can touch Burnout 2: Point of Impact.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The controls of MechAssault are its biggest asset. I could not believe how responsive the controls are and how easy they are to master.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An easy learning curve, excellent presentation and a story that will keep you coming back.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There's no doubt that NCAA Football 06 lives up to the pre-release hype and keeps the dynasty going by staying on top and garnering yet another title as the best college football game around.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There's no doubt that NCAA Football 06 lives up to the pre-release hype and keeps the dynasty going by staying on top and garnering yet another title as the best college football game around.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s slick, entertaining, and fun to watch – just like any good action movie. I recommend it, especially for John Woo, Matrix fans, and those that want a mouse pad that comes with a game!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you are a big fan of "The Sims" and are looking for a little vacation from that game, crack out the margarita mix and sun block before heading on over to the exceptionally good Tropico. May your reign be long and your Swiss bank account large!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Dual Strike does just about everything right – in fact, the only thing I can really complain about is that it sucked up (well, currently still sucking-up) huge blocks of my time.
    • 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).
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Unlike EA’s NHL games, which have generally put an emphasis on offense, NHL 2K3 is a much more balanced game. Most players will not score an average of 10 goals a game in NHL 2K3.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It has tons of replayability and lots of fun, even if it might take a while to grasp the control and get used to the speed issue.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Simply put, Advance Wars + Golden Sun + anabolic steroids = Fire Emblem.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While it's inexcusable that there's still no Xbox Live support, and the GTA story mode isn't the revolutionary addition it could have been, THUG's overall great features and customary amazing skating action assure that this is again not only a great skateboarding game, but a great game period.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A racing video gamers fantasy fulfilled nevertheless, with tight controls, a good variety of tracks, a garage full of excellent looking vehicles and picturesque cityscapes, and great online gameplay through Live that any Live subscriber will immediately appreciate.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    NHL gamers will cheer loud for NHL 06, which again proves to be the most playable and engrossing NHL game around, with a very good control scheme and better A.I. than ever along with online play that brings a new level of competitive gameplay to the forefront.

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