Video Chums' Scores

  • Games
For 686 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 96 Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Lowest review score: 14 One Piece: Grand Cruise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 686
686 game reviews
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    • 60 Critic Score
    If you want to rob trains in a video game then Express Raider is a solid choice. Its old-school controls, varied gameplay modes, and intense action make it more fun than robbing trains in Red Dead Redemption 2; whatever that is...
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Shoot Out has a generic name and what's here is exactly what you'd expect. However, it takes a lot of practice to be able to dispatch enemies before they shoot you which offers a steep yet rewarding learning curve.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    It may not be the best arcade beat 'em up but Two Crude Dudes provides some fun times, especially during co-op multiplayer.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A competitive twin-stick shooter with matches that play like Nidhogg is such a fantastic idea for a game. When you factor in the awesome Data East characters and stages, you're left with a nostalgia-fueled funfest that feels fresh and exciting.
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    • 50 Critic Score
    I'm a little disappointed with this first pack of DLC given that it's so short, the tomb isn't very interesting, and the two new modes are quite similar. However, I love that co-op mode is introduced as it's definitely the most promising addition. Here's hoping for more interesting scenery and lengthier challenges in future DLC packs.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    If Knowledge is Power: Decades featured interesting and challenging questions and more steadily-paced gameplay then it would have been a solid trivia game. Instead, it plays it way too safe and the end result offers nothing more than a standard quiz show.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokemon: Let's Go offers a new and exciting adventure while the Poke Ball Plus controller is one of the coolest devices that I've played with in a long time. So, if you're a fan of the franchise or just want some lighthearted fun then this pack is worth a purchase.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a fun party game that gamers of all skill levels can enjoy together then you certainly can't go wrong with Chimparty. The intuitive gameplay, enjoyable mini-games, and cheerful graphics and sound make for one happening party.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Hitman 2 offers stellar stealth gameplay that lets you complete your goals in countless entertaining ways. The additional modes expand on this fun formula and I look forward to seeing more maps become available. In short, this is a must-buy game for genre fans.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It may not have good graphics and it's definitely dripping with cheese but there's no denying just how much fun you and a few friends can have with Carnival Games. Most of the mini-games offer good times and the overall sense of fun is top-notch.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Although the complete lack of multiplayer is a significant missed opportunity, challenging the various modes that Tetris Effect has to offer is an absolute joy. When you factor in the mind-blowing visuals and music, you're left with one unique take on an iconic puzzler.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Deru: The Art of Cooperation looks simple yet its gameplay is mind-bending, challenging, and ultimately rewarding. Plus, its immersive minimalist atmosphere will make you keep coming back to try and master its incredibly clever scenarios.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you're working through the single player story mode, challenging the immediately gratifying arcade mode, or battling a few friends in versus mode, Zarvot offers awesome shooting gameplay and an incredible amount of content.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you wish Trials games had more killer robots and allowed you to move in a third dimension then Steel Rats is definitely worth playing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Beating up folks with a motorcycle between your legs sounds like fun and it is. That being said, Road Redemption simply doesn't provide enough long-lasting gameplay to keep the average gamer entertained for longer than a couple of hours.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed previous Doodle God games then you're sure to have a good time with Crime City. With that said, most gamers probably won't find much to like about randomly combining things to make other things.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gliding around while shooting ink to turn enemies into platforms is indeed fun but Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San is still an old-school 2D platformer that could have done much more to stand out in such a crowded genre.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Classic game compilations don't get much better than SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. Its selection of games, well done presentation, and oodles of cool features and extras make it a must-have compilation for any retro gamer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! is focused on what makes the franchise enjoyable: its distinct take on rhythm gameplay. It may not have all sorts of extra mini-games and such but what's here is still a stellar entry in Namco's long-running series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's been far too long since Taiko no Tatsujin saw a release in the west but Drum 'n' Fun! brings back Namco's rhythm series in a fantastic way. Even without a drum controller, there's still a ton of fun to be had banging a virtual drum in this charming rhythm game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of first-person adventure games and obtuse plots will love their time with Deracine. Its engaging story and atmosphere will keep you hooked until the end and after it's all over, you're sure to think back on this haunting tale for years to come.
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    • 62 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a variety of games that the whole family can play together then Sports Party is a solid choice. However, gamers who want any sort of depth should probably avoid this and purchase the included sports' higher quality counterparts instead.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Being able to play Valkyria Chronicles on-the-go is such a treat and the overall experience holds up beautifully a decade after its debut. If you still haven't played this SRPG classic then you should definitely give it a try.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Grip: Combat Racing not only brings back the exciting racing gameplay of the highly underrated Rollcage series, it manages to make it even more enjoyable. Factor in online play and you're left with one of the best arcade-style racing games ever made.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    This year's Jackbox Party Pack has some truly clever games that are thoroughly enjoyable with friends. The version of You Don't Know Jack may not live up to previous iterations but everything is still a blast to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If Pinstripe were a film, I'd watch it and be glad that I did. As a game, it feels a bit underwhelming but not enough to take away from its powerful themes and character-driven albeit abstract story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aside from its distinct graphics and hilarious music, Black Bird is basically a copy of Sega's classic shooter Fantasy Zone. I wish Onion Games went further to make it a more original experience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Not only is Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption a shameless rip-off of the Souls series, it also manages to be a downright irritating game with very little payoff. Unless you want to show off your boss fighting skills on Twitch or something, I suggest avoiding this game entirely.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a fantastic 2D platformer and this Owltimate Edition is a great excuse to give it a try if you've never played it before. Its unconventional and often creepy stages are a perfect fit for Halloween, too.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Slayaway Camp will feel right at home with Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle and newcomers are sure to appreciate its clever puzzles and rewarding gameplay. Do as mommy would want you to do and download this crazy puzzler now.

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