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 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Lowest review score: 10 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    At a time where Star Trek is at its lowest popularity, an abysmal game like this will not win over any new fans and is a horrid example of the Star Trek franchise.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game itself doesn't possess enough personality (or challenge) on its own to stand out as unique in the admittedly small field of AO games.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All in all, Legends of Aethereus was a frustrating game to play; it failed to really innovate anything besides a crafting system – which is like buying a car because the cup holders are really big…. Kind of missing the point.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    To work though the course of the game takes a few hours at most on the middle difficulty. That is, if you have even moderate gaming experience. For kids - in other words, not Teens - it takes a little more time and they're much more forgiving of the game's repetitiveness.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Such is the nature of a bad game though; if it's bad, it would have always been and always will be bad.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Gameplay is where UBS really screws up.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Don’t quote me on this, but putting this game in your system may actually make all of your other games less fun. There is simply not an ounce of joy in this product, and I can’t recommend it to anyone, at all, ever.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you love the movie, you might want to try this out just to see what it’s all about. If you are hankering for a decent adventure game with a book twist, go grab Hotel Dusk: Room 215. It’s a much better “read”.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even with the slightest of appeal for its online play, overall tepid gameplay and graphics combine to once again prove the all-too-often bad movie-based videogame cliché and sink Pacific Rim to the ocean's depths.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This summer has seen its fair share of stinkers but Vampire Rain might just be the champ.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    The controls are done well but the lack of speed really kills.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Collectors of classic games could probably feel no remorse picking it up, but all others can safely give it a miss.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are some other amusing so-good-it's-bad features, like the selection of awful porno music or the quasi-sulty voiceovers in the tutorial.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Hour of Victory could have been an average game, even a good game if some time had been taken to make sure everything works.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sniper: Art of Victory is a budget title and as such can be excused for some superficial failings. Unfortunately, some of its failings are more than superficial take much of the fun out of the game.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Power Gig: Rise of the SixString was a good stab at adding something unique to the music genre, alongside its great set list. It's unfortunate that the overall experience is left wanting and that the guitar -- the thing you dropped all that money on -- really does prevent enjoyment seeping into your gaming sessions.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’ll bore you to tears in about 20 minutes.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For playability, this game is ridiculously short.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It has a great idea in terms of graphical presentation and plotline, but it throws it all away through poor gameplay design.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    A tragedy no matter how you look at it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    Games like Valhalla Knights: The Eldar Saga ruin all video games for me. Dozens of people wasted their time making it. Thousands of dollars were wasted to make sure that you could see it in a store and not buy it. It wasted hours of my life. And now it has forced me to waste 600 words on the internet to describe what I said in my first two sentences. Which I will reiterate now: This game is terrible. Don't buy it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Other than intentionally funny games like "Day of the Tentacle" and "Monkey Island," I don’t think I’ve ever laughed more at a game than I did at Fugitive Hunter.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    You Are Empty is four years too late.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As unplayable a mess of a game as I’ve ever seen come out of a reputable publisher.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As with any game of this strife, the two-player mode elevates the experience. Arguing over who should get the machine gun, flame thrower, freeze gun, or extra health makes Target: Terror feel okay -- not mind-blowing, merely tolerable.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 24 Critic Score
    The biggest flaws that cripple BL: QOTD worse than a dragon punch to the face is the unmanageable control scheme of Bruce Lee during battles due in large part to the horrifically designed fixed camera mechanism.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Can I describe Fear Factor: Unleashed in one simple word? Sure I can: crap.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash feels like something is missing. The game had the potential of being an excellent fighting title but in the end, this monster is feeling rather hollow.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The shame is that the lousy and simplistic gameplay takes away from the fact that this is actually a nice-looking Xbox title.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It’s been a long time since I played a fishing game that didn’t allow you to tool the boat around the lake to find a good fishing spot. Even free Shockwave fishing games tend to include this feature.