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
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    APB had a simple concept, one that anybody who used to be young and a dead shot with a squirt gun could have gotten behind, and Realtime Worlds managed to screw it up completely.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Enough venom. Don’t buy the DS version of Tomb Raider Legend.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Samurai Western is one of those games where it’s hard not to wonder why someone bothered to make the game in the first place.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With plenty of other tower defense titles and strategy games out there, Defenders of Ardania is a poor choice on which to spend your money.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Atomic Ninjas is just missing so much it is unplayable in this current format. Without a better multiplayer system or community it's DOA. Without a single player mode, you effectively have a really shiny time waste. Hopefully a patch can save the core concept of this title, but right now, I'd say spend your money elsewhere.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If it weren’t for the camera, DoF could have been a contender or least a lot better than what we get here.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A-Men 2 is a game that ultimately fails to follow through on its execution.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    This game is a subpar attempt at adding a new mode of transportation, and absolutely nothing more, to the racing genre. Worth perhaps a drunken rental, certainly no more.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Simply a bad racing game. The only good thing about it is the price but you can find many more quality games in the same price range.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pity the living ships that make up Genesis Rising. There was such a wonderful collection of ideas that were utilized in such an atrocious fashion that you almost want to put the ships down like a lamed horse. It's kinder that way.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Sonic Adventure DX should have, could have been so much more than a straight port with a few improvements.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If Driv3r were a car, it would be recalled for crippling performance issues.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The original release of the game was an interesting (but not great) concept hobbled by atrocious execution, and it seems like the people who went in trying to rescue it have managed to make things worse in an overall sense. There was little to recommend the original game. There's even less to recommend it's second act.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    It’s gameplay is simplistic while still offering challenges and rewards that will keep kids interested beyond the Story mode. [Score for Kids = 80]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    It’s gameplay is simplistic while still offering challenges and rewards that will keep kids interested beyond the Story mode. [Score for Kids = 80]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The grungy rock music that plays in the background pales in comparison to Grand Theft Auto’s playlist. The cars sound like garden tractors.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Not a single element of this turn-based strategy title comes across as even remotely interesting.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    If The Italian Job was a disease, it would surely be more dangerous than SARS. In other words, stay as far away from this game as possible.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're good enough to play this game, you will quickly tire of its simplicity and repetitiveness.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Technically, it's a somewhat solid game, but it's also lacking anything of real interest, outside of the locales.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The lack of weapons really hurts this game big time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A waste of time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even fans of the DOA might want to think twice about picking up a copy of Xtreme 2. Although the eye candy may send your eyes into a diabetic shock, that’s about all there is here.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One of the biggest flaws is that Blade & Sword lacks a multiplayer.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Where almost everything falls apart is the fumbling camera work, which makes controlling your on-screen character a migraine-inducing experience.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    The hand-to-hand combat is enjoyable (and watchable) in short stretches but everything else isn’t.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Do not waste your $20 on this game. Buy a lot of pens and try to get them stuck on the ceiling. It's a lot more fun and a lot less aggravating.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Save your money; don't bother with Operation Raccoon City.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The upshot of all this, is that there’s only way for NBA Live to go on Wii and that’s up. They can’t go much lower than 08.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game has some of the worst driving physics I’ve ever seen in a racing game.

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