Digital Chumps' Scores

  • Games
For 1,004 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 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 20 Just Dance
Score distribution:
1,004 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Hotline Miami's simple, quick gameplay, though frustrating, is kept fresh by the level design and unique fighting style it delivers. It's definitely deeper than your average action game, and not as straightforward as it appears.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At first glance, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons seems to be asking a lot from a prospective player. Its narrative is exposed exclusively through its emotive cast of characters. It provides a grand sense of adventure neatly tucked inside a three hour running time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Accessible controls, beautiful in-game physics and few, but strong game modes make for an overall addictive experience. Perhaps it's the NHL rookie in me talking, but it's hard to believe this isn't the best iteration of the franchise yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Stanley Parable has this provocative and perpetual elusiveness that aches to break whatever system it’s applied to. Perhaps it's part of a weapons-grade disinformation campaign appointed to destroy all videogames, or maybe it was commissioned to wreck game criticism. Through any interpretation The Stanley Parable is equally hilarious and genuine, and if nothing else it’s going to merit inclusion in any serious discussion of its medium.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward brings a different kind of game with Call of Duty: Ghosts than their usual CoD titles. They have an intriguing, story driven campaign that is accompanied by an incredibly fun (and deep) multiplayer experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Bridge is an easy game to recommend given its compelling and satisfying gameplay and low price.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is a damn good game that has little flaws attached to it, which is impressive for a launch title.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The simplification of the GUI, the easier, faster and better career mode and the inclusion of a bigger deeper online component make GT6 one of the best in the series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely the best version of Tomb Raider and it shows exactly what the new generation of consoles has in store for us in the very near future.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its shameless implementation of 90s-era mechanics and design does mean that participants will need to have a love for conventional JRPGs—and perhaps a bit of patience to endure the homogeneity of the first part of the game—but beyond that, Bravely Default is a great experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Expressed in modest trappings, Nidhogg quietly aims to recast the mold of a competitive fighting game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a few frame rate issues and dated graphics, Earth Defense Force 2025 is an insane amount of fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's exactly the game we all wanted it to be. As long as the Azure server infrastructure can keep up with demand, Respawn's idea will continue to work perfectly. Pilot v. Pilot, Pilot v. Titan, Titan v. Titan. All of the possible gameplay scenarios are compelling, fair, and fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Luftrausers' success is its addictive duel between confidence and doubt; what's the best option when every choice is conceivably the best option? Providing the player with heaps of ways tackle problems is nothing new, but creating a large number of choices and making each one uniquely viable? That's special, and it's Luftrausers' specialty.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Goat Simulator is stupid, ridiculous, and incredibly fun. Everything from the hidden areas to the different goats make this game hilarious, and well worth the price.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LEGO The Hobbit brings a bigger world, improved gameplay elements and a deeper gaming experience than thought possible with a LEGO game. If you like the LEGO games, then you need this one in your collection. It’s certainly the best of the best amongst its LEGO brethren.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls II, as its blessing and its curse, is not another Dark Souls. It is, however, more Dark Souls - and it makes good on its hallowed name.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Having friends over for a night of games remains a modern novelty, but Sportsfriends is so good you'll wish it was just the norm.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Watch Dogs doesn’t have the depth you’ll find in a Grand Theft Auto title, but it does have a unique gameplay experience through hacking abilities, a gorgeous gaming environment to play in and enough added content via side quests and online play to make it worth your time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA Tiburon did a fantastic job with making the right adjustments for this year’s Madden title. Improved defense and a more balanced offense makes for a fun football experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best gaming purchases you will make all year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Finally, it's here, and I think it was well worth the wait. It's not perfection, but it's a solid effort and an excellent game that 360 owners should be proud to own.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I have no problem recommending Conviction to anyone who enjoys the Splinter Cell series or third person action/stealth games in general. I would have loved a much longer and more involved campaign, but the additional modes (including a separate co-op campaign) go a long way in making up for that.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Borderlands manages to combine two normally distinct genres into an impressive and potent blend of FPS and RPG entertainment that is best played with friends. Grab your buddies and get hunting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The combat system, once you get the hang of it, is surprisingly deep and engaging, and it does well to support each characters inherent strengths and weaknesses.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Need For Speed comes to the sim side of racing, and the result is a game that is plenty sim enough for most racing fans, but not too hardcore that it makes arcade racers like me bored or frustrated.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny is a superb adaptation on an established and great franchise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dante's Inferno is a captivating fight through Hell that any action gamer should partake in. Highly recommended.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Regardless, it's a finely crafted game and an exceptional example of how to do the genre right.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    At the end of 2009, if you were of the mind that twin stick shooters had been done to death, please allow PixelJunk Shooter to quietly defy your expectations.