Digital Chumps' Scores

  • Games
For 1,077 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Beatles: Rock Band
Lowest review score: 20 Just Dance
Score distribution:
1,077 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zoo Tycoon is engaging, rewarding, and fun, just don't burn yourself out on it too quickly. It isn't so much for the hardcore sim manager, but for those not looking for a tremendous amount of depth, there's a lot to like with what Frontier offers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a game like this there's careful line between frustration and elation, and Octodad walks it (or slides down, falls along, slithers against - whatever) with appreciable balance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Toukiden's pros overwhelm its cons. It's fun and somewhat addictive, whether you're playing with the AI or online.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jazzpunk projects exactly what its eccentric name implies; a hilarious adventure with an unwieldy rhythm and paradoxically predictable narrative-uncertainty, all of which draws fuel from a seemingly endless source of energy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Planets vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a skeleton made of borrowed ideas, but its bones are wrapped in a body of earnest tomfoolery and relentless positivity. It functions best as a sanctuary for disenfranchised shooter players, the equivalent of a safe place where it's OK to be weird and goofy amidst the tension of a competitive game. The most interesting thing about Garden Warfare is there may be enough of an affected crowd to actually make it all work.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the way that sports games go, this is every bit a $60 release, even with availability limited to aging hardware.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Golf: World Tour is hardly progressive and rarely creative on the level of its predecessors—and in some ways, it actually feels somewhat regressive. However, the core appeal of the series is still alive and well nonetheless, and with the added extensibility of online play and tournaments—as well as downloadable courses—it’s hard to deny its appeal if you ever enjoyed what the series had to offer from the start.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, it's not from a big budget studio, isn't 100+ hours, and it doesn't say Scrolls, Age, or Souls on the box, but any fan of the genre should give it a legit shot -- I think they'll be pleasantly surprised as I was.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the remix of Pac-Man and the re-release of all the Capcom Arcade games out there, then you’re going to love what IREM and Tozai Games did with R-Type Dimensions. Sure it’s going to be tough as freaking nails, but that’s how arcade games were during the arcade era — and you’re going to love every moment of it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Sly's your thing - and it's not an exclusive club - this is another fine way to enjoy three classic games.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again, Sniper Elite proves to be a really fun and engaging game, despite its numerous bugs at launch.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eidolon demands patience from its audience. The glacial pace of its most basic operation, the fragmented mass of narrative provisions, and the initial sense of indistinguishable aesthetic diversity seem intent on wrecking Eidolon's sprawling sense of discovery. Sticking with it inevitably reveals a multifaceted excursion into an intimately assembled and oddly exotic interpretation of a distant Earth. The reward is putting it all together, provided you can summon the drive to find all the pieces.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crown of the Old Iron King is a showcase of Dark Souls II's aggressive enemy encounter design. It folds a few other cards in favor of its ace, but such is the endearing nature and defining risk of inspired post-game content. Applied to Dark Souls II, Iron King stands as a thoughtful one-off that fits neatly alongside Sunken King.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything looks great, plays well and feels like the NHL hockey I love. Even the tricky teammate AI can be addressed via settings tweaks. Where NHL 15 disappoints, however, is in the trimmed features and modes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Conspicuous in style, literal in primary objective, and contentious in an exclusive platform, Murasaki Baby commands attention across myriad of dimensions. It executes its heartfelt intentions with a confident nonchalance, wondering why other games need to scream when a careful whisper will do.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall this game does what it set out to do, and it does it well, giving both veterans of the series and new players a chance to experience some of the original magic of Total Annihilation, while keeping it fresh and extensive enough to create new battles and new war stories on a galactic scale to tell around the Real-Time Strategy campfire.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's another solid addition to the PS3's library of JRPGs, and I recommend making an effort to check it out.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Driveclub delivers driving fun on gorgeous and expansive maps, offers a variety of ways to race and a bevy of cars to choose from. It won’t satisfy your need for a Gran Turismo-esque experience, but it will certainly bring enjoyment to your racing lives.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Republique is a response to an insular system closing in around the defiant and the virtuous, avoiding the pratfalls of mobile/touch game development while detailing a fascinating Orwellian nightmare.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is initially the same type of gameplay that you know from the previous LEGO titles, but with a little bit more freedom and flavor added in to separate it. If you loved previous LEGO titles, especially the most recent LEGO Batman titles, then you’re going to enjoy this one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can overlook the price and potential early learning curve depending on your familiarity with the series, Ardennes Assault offers a very competent and compelling RTS experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Square Enix does a superb job with bringing Kingdom Hearts fans the best of the series in a beautifully remixed HD upgrade.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A strong first outing on the PS4 that's pretty great as is and worth considering for anyone at all interested in motocross. Next year's version should be quite interesting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris has its limitations due to the dungeon crawling style of the game, especially in the presentation department. However, it does a great job with bringing some fun puzzle solving, competent enemies and level design, as well as a strong leveling system that motivates the gamer to keep going.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Katamari Forever doesn't try too many new things with this first PS3 version, but the old formula still works well. That said, I'd recommend this to newcomers and series veterans alike.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    All things considered, World Stage is better than its predecessor in nearly every way—but it’s also a year later now, and the improvements, while palpable, are still marginal.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Unless you fall squarely within the niche targeted by Band Hero's formula, you'll likely find that, primarily thanks to the musical selections, the experience is lacking the same sense of authenticity and grandeur typical of its pedigree.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    With such a strong concept, it could have been one of the better games of the decade. However, the lack of polished execution has led to merely an incredible concept wrapped inside a shell of control issues that make it difficult to enjoy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While not a *huge* upgrade from NBA 09, NBA 10: The Inside is still well worth a look for the NBA fan on the go.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While lacking a few key wanted features (new level cap and weapons), Zombie Island still brings enough to the table to make a solid first expansion.