Video Chums' Scores

  • Games
For 2,303 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 15% same as the average critic
  • 37% 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 Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut
Lowest review score: 0 Bus Fix 2019
Score distribution:
2303 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Mini Motorways is the kind of deceptively simple puzzler that you'll somewhat dig at first but as you formulate new strategies and practice levels over and over again, you'll absolutely fall in love with what it has to offer, especially if you enjoy a good challenge.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Snow Bros. Special is a faithful remake of the arcade classic that's sure to bring back memories for those who played it back in the day. The disappointing part is that the original really isn't all that good which pains me to say because I remember it fondly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    After thoroughly enjoying the greatness that is Salt and Sanctuary, Salt and Sacrifice is a somewhat disappointing experience. It's still a good game, though, and one that you'll be compelled to play until it starts to overstay its welcome about 10 hours in.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    After over 20 years, Cotton Fantasy was worth the wait as it's bursting with enjoyable shmup gameplay set in a bubbly and very silly world. Plus, the fact that it features such a diverse-playing cast of characters is sweeter than a bowl full of Willow.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Gravitar: Recharged is a challenging remake of a classic that requires precision and patience to master. If that sounds like your kind of game then you'll surely enjoy yourself but less patient gamers should remain wary before taking off.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Although it has its shortcomings, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Infinite Links. Its thoughtful cast of characters and satisfying party customization elements are more than enough to keep you entertained from start to finish.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    To my surprise and delight, I enjoyed Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2 even more than the first collection so if you're looking for some classic SRPG or Mystery Dungeon fun, it's a definite must-play compilation, dood.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is an enjoyable 2D Metroidvania RPG with a fun town upgrade system. Combining the abilities of CJ, Garoo, and Isha to explore the corners of various dungeons is a treat and I'm now even more excited for the release of Hundred Heroes.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Rogue Legacy 2 is simply one of the best indie games ever. It manages to stay true to the original while forging its own identity in ways that make it stand out as unique and ultimately superior. You'd be a complete goof if you don't enjoy every second of it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    RiffTrax: The Game is just as fun as last year's What The Dub?! so if you're in the mood for dubbing some lines, why not get both?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even though I wanted to enjoy Lumberhill, it definitely has a very long way to go to match the quality of its co-op contemporaries.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be short but Dandy & Randy DX is so filled to the brim with old-school entertainment that any fan of co-op games will love it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Trek to Yomi is an undoubtedly beautiful game that will constantly make you want to take screenshots. It's just too bad that its gameplay is as simplistic and repetitive as it is because it ends up feeling like a chore to play after a while.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though I enjoyed my time with RESEARCH and DESTROY and its distinct tactical missions, it's still a rather clunky experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I absolutely loved playing Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles. It may not be for everyone but those who enjoy it will enjoy it a lot.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If it featured more deliberate combat and less ambiguous visuals, Loot River would have been an awesome game due to its uniqueness.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At first, Super Mega Zero was pretty cool but as I played it, I continually became more and more impressed with its sense of variety.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When it comes to hack and slash action, Samurai Bringer is sure to delight with its customizable gameplay and rewarding challenge.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it's short-lived, I had some good fun with The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe. Its sheer absurdity had me laughing out loud on a few occasions but I also wish there was more to it such as additional gameplay elements other than simply walking through doors.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    TASOMACHI: Behind the Twilight is a relaxing 3D platformer that's excellent if you want to chill while running and jumping around. Plus, its many cleverly-hidden collectibles, lovely music, and gorgeous game world are sure to delight as you explore.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Nintendo Switch Sports is a worthy successor to Wii Sports. With lovely new character models, a solid collection of sports, plenty of multiplayer modes, and a fun-filled atmosphere, you'll enjoy competing with chums and chums-to-be alike.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Road 96 is a road worth travelling as you'll meet an interesting blend of characters and learn their stories while living in a corrupt dictatorship as you fight to escape and avoid becoming another missing teen. It's a very cool adventure indeed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    As a puzzle game enthusiast of over 30 years, I must say that Princess Farmer is one of the best puzzlers that I've ever played. It's hilarious, thoroughly fun, and features an absurd amount of variety. If this is just season 1, I can't wait for season 2.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Ganryu 2 is incredibly difficult but it presents the ideal blend of challenge and satisfying action so you'll keep coming back after getting your ass kicked over and over again. With loads of secrets and a pitch-perfect presentation, this is one swanky old-school ninja game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lucky's Tale proves that VR and 3D platforming go together like peanut butter and jelly. So, why the heck aren't there more VR 3D platformers? Either way, what you get here is an absolute treat and I even enjoyed it more than the non-VR Lucky's Tale games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moss: Book II does an excellent job of building on the established formula of the first game while offering a much more diverse game world and a pitch-perfect blend of puzzles, platforming, and combat. However, it's still somewhat short and unsatisfyingly unchallenging.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, Z-Warp is a simple shoot 'em up that doesn't do much out of the ordinary but it's still a blast for the short while that it lasts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want a modern take on '80s arcade racers then you can't go wrong with Slipstream and its authentic approach to the genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even as someone who can finish any Mega Man game before breakfast, I found Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril to be one maddeningly difficult game. It does a lot of things right, though, so it's worth checking out for any hardcore retro game enthusiast.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mastering Kombinera requires precision and careful planning which makes it a great time trial game complete with plenty of replay value.

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