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8.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 448 ratings
  1. 10 (77)
  2. 9 (184)
  3. 8 (132)
  4. 7 (42)
  5. 6 (6)
  6. 5 (4)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (2)

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  • User Rating 9.5

    The best mech game ever made.

    Rated on October 06, 2009 by thedemon44

    I have tried a lot of mech games in my day, and nothing comes close to this classic. Not often a game is made that is never equaled again. The controls for this mech game are excellent; it feels l...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    I love it.

    Rated on January 11, 2006 by flame_scorpion

    You're a mercenary for a hire at the Raven's nest. You mainly take missions between 2 feuding companies, and occasionally others. You build a mech to your own specifcations (and restrictions) and ta...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3

    AC is a decent mecha game of its type and will appeal to most gamers who are into the manga-type style of mecha.

    Rated on March 28, 2005 by smbius

    Armored Core is the first mecha-type game developed by From Software and at its first try it became a cult classic. The game has well paced gameplay but it is still clunky when compared to its CGI cou...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    If you loved the Mechwarrior series, chances are you'd probably love this.

    Rated on February 11, 2005 by Hellmen21

    Armored Core is an awesome mech game that has great controls, superb gameplay, and sweet graphics. If you loved the Mechwarrior series, chances are you'd probably love this. The gameplay is excelle...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Definitely one of the most defining games in its genre, Armored Core is a mecha game with obsessive attention to detail.

    Rated on January 28, 2013 by NightFox313

    Armored Core is a game that is easy to pick up but hard to put down. While the initially sluggish and clunky gameplay and the hours spent purchasing parts and swapping them around for the perfect figh...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Armored Core - the first iteration of the series released in the US in 1997 involving customizable machines of war.

    Rated on September 29, 2006 by blakkthoth

    This game is not as complicated as Mechwarrior but not so simplistic as the game called Virtual-On. It's a nice blend between the games and with all the aspects of the game, arena battles, customizab...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Mobile Suit and Gundam Wing, popular animes... but what happens when you play that popular anime?

    Rated on September 09, 2007 by Fossil

    Earth as you know it is a wasteland. A massive war was waged long ago and left the surface nothing but emptiness. Humanity slowly drifted underground in a desperate attempt to survive. Over time, Mili...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    The Bait of the Series

    Rated on June 30, 2006 by dreamingeagle

    This game is the one that got me hooked onto the Armored Core Series. Because of this game I got hooked onto the Armored Core Series, I borrowed it from a friend and since I did that long time ago ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4

    The revolutionary first entry and before the great shift into what AC is now.

    Rated on June 30, 2006 by Pfilosophy

    At the time, this game came out when the only thing like it was Carnage Heart. Like a ray from the heavens, this completely new experience. I'd first tried it out in a demo from PlayStation Undergroun...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Ingenious mech game sets standard

    Rated on April 10, 2007 by TeknoBlade

    On the surface Armored Core appears to be little more than a 3rd person action/adventure with robots. Look a little closer and you’ll discover a level of depth beyond your wildest imagination. What st...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.