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 C.O.R.E.
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Though there are minor improvements over the original, Viewtiful Joe 2 is a rip-roaring ride with plenty of fun packed into the experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Graphically, it is a step above the PS2 as there is less flicker in the background and less aliasing in general. It is missing the graphical improvements given the Xbox version, however.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even though I was disappointed with no extra features, I was still extremely satisfied with the game as a whole.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of Marvel's heroes and villains, Pinball FX 2's realistic and engaging pinball gameplay is as close to bringing back the glory of pinball's Golden Age as it gets.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fortunately, although the naming scheme has strayed from tradition, the gameplay is exactly what you expect of Mario Kart.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The second, more significant disappoint that RON inflicts upon the gamer is the mind numbing singularity of the conquest battles. As much as I love toasting the opposition into roasted marshmallow oblivion, doing so 22 times in a row gets a little old.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its impressive graphic and new Nitrous boost feature, RR positions itself as the best game in the series and it provides a great example of the quality of games we can expect from the PSP.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are plenty of characters and each with their own unique storyline. Dissidia will surely last many hours before a FF fan will get bored of it. I highly suggest a purchase.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX
    It warms my heart that SSX has finally made a full-on next-gen appearance and warmer still that it's so much fun to play. There's definitely some nostalgia playing into my opinion of SSX -- the original was one of the first games that The Armchair Empire received for review -- but even taking that out, I'd still say SSX is a damn fine title and definitely worth your time and attention.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an apology for Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7 gets high marks indeed, and it definitely has the depth and longevity to remain in constant rotation on my 3DS.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At it's core Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is an arcade racer. It smacks all the right targets, my personal preferences regarding power-ups notwithstanding.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Around Every Corner is about 3 hours long and it definitely felt like the longest episode yet. And I can't wait until the next one. As terrible as things get, I can't wait to see how it all ends.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unlike the Wii version, the fully functional online component means you (almost) always have access to some stiff human competition over Xbox Live. And it definitely looks much sharper.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, I'm a huge fan of WWE 2K14 and am excited to see what we can look forward to on the next generation consoles. A few more tweaks and a shinier coat of polish and we'll be talking about how the WWE 2K franchise is as much of a must-have for all sports fans.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You should play Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to experince one of the best games available on Wii and one of the top games 2007 has produced (to date).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of both The Walking Dead comic book and TV series will be impressed with the great story and gameplay that is another excellent extension of the walker lore. And the scintillating second the episode ends, gamers will be anxiously awaiting the second episode, which if the teaser trailer at the end of the first one is any indication, will be even more tension-filled and exciting.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As much as I was pummelled by the higher echelon of boxers, it was (and continues to be) fun. It’s also open enough to be kid-friendly and punishing enough to offer the kind of experience many of us from the NES era remember so fondly.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nothing is better then running over a vulnerable pedestrian, drive under an 18-wheeler while going over 100, speed across red lights inching past others, and use your NAS booster, without being pulled over by a cop.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you let it, Nintendogs will warm your gaming heart. Nintendo put more than enough content into Nintendogs to keep your kids and, lets face it, you engrossed for many hours.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With lots of hours to spend exploring and a great combat system this purchase is money well spent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An engaging experience from start to finish, including the mini-games and boss battles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even more impressive than the game's graphics is Battlefield 2: modern Combat's amazing sound.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the dust settling now on World of Warcraft, it is becoming more and more obvious that this is by far the best MMORPG currently on the market.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It seems strange to say it, but I wish Super Mario 3D Land was more difficult. That's it's biggest fault at the end of the day. More than half the game is a cakewalk, an entertaining cakewalk, but a cakewalk nonetheless.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It took long enough for a sequel to arrive but Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon offers a spirited romp, a good level of challenge, and might spur some thought regarding your very existence.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s definitely shorter than the first episode, but more than makes up for it with way more witty banter and thoroughly enjoyable gameplay with more satisfying puzzles than in the first episode.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the gameplay experience is now more varied and focused, it remains largely unchanged from the original game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's fun and non-threatening, and anyone watching it will be entertained.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On PC, Prototype 2 hums along nicely in the presentation department, but playing a game a game like this with a keyboard and mouse is ridiculous. It's not as accurate as playing with a controller, which this reviewer switched to after about 20 minutes fidgeting with the keyboard and mouse and finding them completely impractical at best and frustrating at worst.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GBA owners and Zelda fans won't be disappointed.