Armchair Empire's Scores

  • Games
For 2,223 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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Batman: Arkham Asylum
Lowest review score: 10 C.O.R.E.
Score distribution:
2,223 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GTA IV is a rollercoaster of emotional gaming hidden under the typical killing and murderous maiming so perfectly provided by the GTA franchise.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game comes together so well and with so much polish and fun, that Wii owners should not let Super Mario Galaxy slip them by.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In the end, Super Mario Galaxy 2 has done an excellent job of bringing back what players loved about the first Galaxy game, while steadily building upon the experience.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Tons of gameplay hours, plenty of missions and activities with an awesome collection of vehicles of various modes of transportation and a large array of firearms put the grandeur once again into Grand Theft Auto.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I simply know that as a total package there is no game on the planet that can captivate me more than THPS3 and for many hours on end no less.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perfect: from the Latin "perfectus"; entirely without fault or defect (flawless); satisfying all requirements; corresponding to an ideal standard or abstract concept; lacking in no essential detail... Add Metroid Prime to that definition.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A technical masterpiece...One of the most impressive aspects of the game is the sheer massive geographical completeness of the environment combined with the overall sense of freedom and open-ended goodness.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though all of the vehicles, especially the Warthog, are given odd control mechanics, playing with the vehicles adds quite a bit of enjoyment to the otherwise standard FPS game mechanics.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Half-Life 2 isn't flawless, just like any great work of art, but that doesn't make it any less of a masterpiece.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    BioShock has more cool elements than any ten other FPSs combined. I would say there is more variation in two play-throughs of BioShock than there is between most FPSs and their sequels.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This isn't just the best game released this year, or even the best Playstation 3 game yet, it's one of the best games released during this generation of consoles.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The best survivor horror game ever made. It's also one of the best action games I've played in a very long time.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Succulent and juicy sweet gaming goodness – The Orange Box is waiting to be unpeeled.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skyrim's pretty damn awesome.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It combines a balance of tense action, puzzle solving, story, and fun that has yet to be equaled on in the FPS arena.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's an example of a game that doesn't skimp on deep gameplay in favor of style – instead, it has both and it's already a GameCube classic.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Definitely for the over 18 crowd, GTAIII delivers a great gaming experience, and at a 2-for-1 price... well, it's a stupendous dollars-to-gaming ratio.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Great quests, solid story, very good voice acting, challenging battles, and engaging dialogue and characters make this an RPG that stands head and shoulders above the competition.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Only the graphical bugs, slow-down and other nit picks associated with the fact that the game is pushing the aging PS2 to its limits keeps this from being the first perfect entry into the series.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The new setting is far more appealing than the modern Liberty City of the original. And it seems more dynamic and interactive also, since players can explore inside buildings and rob businesses, which could not be done in the original.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As a fan of the Western, Red Dead Redemption hits its target squarely. Perfection may be impossible, but this game gets closer than most, and it sets a new standard for the Western game genre.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Better physics, smarter opponents, and a huge leap in its visual presentation make GT3 a racer well worth playing.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A classic no matter the platform.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you have a PlayStation 3 there is no reason why you shouldn't buy this game (unless you are not old enough of course). The story is incredible, the gameplay is fun, and the graphics and sound are amazing. Naughty Dog had a lot to live up to with the release, but they have delivered in spades. I just hope we don't have to wait too long for a sequel. This game is everything you were hoping for, and more. Go get it!
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Interestingly, it’s the game’s inability to escape certain problems of previous games, like cameras and finding hotspots, as well as clinging onto the standard Zelda formula of traveling from dungeon to dungeon on a grandiose collectation that holds the game back. Despite this, it is still a must-have for anyone who owns, or is thinking of picking up a Wii.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I hate to use a cliché, but the number of game modes in Madden 2003 are mind-boggling.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics and animation are first rate.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pile on the "Oh, yes!" moments of solving some really great puzzles, and there's every reason to start thinking about Game of the Year accolades. It's that good.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Certainly not without a few imperfections, Red Dead Redemption is almost unquestionably the best Western-themed game ever, with a great Old West story, an amazingly detailed and expansive landscape that most Rockstar sandbox games are famous for and overall engrossing gameplay that will keep gamers riding off into the sunset for dozens of hours.