Video Chums' Scores

  • Games
For 1,480 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 96 Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
Lowest review score: 0 Bus Fix 2019
Score distribution:
1480 game reviews
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    • 59 Critic Score
    Missile Command: Recharged is a cool little survival-based adaptation of the classic arcade game. Long-time fans such as myself may be disappointed by the lack of stages and strategic scoring but what's here still offers some simple fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    As far as classic shmups go, Thunder Force AC is one of the best and the opportunity to play it on a modern console is a treat.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the greatest video games ever created and this Definitive Edition manages to make it even better. Plus, the lovely bonus chapter acts as a delightful cherry on top.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    It may not be as challenging as Trials but Gravity Rider Zero's cool futuristic setting makes for one distinctly enjoyable 2D racer.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Playing Robot Squad Simulator X is a lot like watching a robot fail video although it manages to be far less entertaining.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Star Horizon is a basic rail shooter that looks fantastic for a Switch indie so it's sure to provide some entertainment for genre fans.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of flying games then participating in Red Wings: Aces of the Sky's dogfights will surely keep you happy for a while.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If it featured a variety of vehicles and more tracks, Formula Retro Racing would be a fantastic game for fans of early '90s racers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as old-school racers go, Horizon Chase Turbo is one of the best and now is a great time to check it out with its cool new update.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    EMMA: Lost in Memories may just be the most frustrating game that I played so far this year. With its clumsy controls and overly unforgiving stages that require many attempts to merely complete, I can't recommend this to anyone but masochists.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Myths of Orion: Light from the North takes a somewhat fantastical approach with its otherwise standard adventure game formula to create a memorable and magical adventure that'll appeal to anyone who enjoys retro-inspired point and click tales.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Spirit of the North may have been a noteworthy game if it released a decade prior but it's far too uninspired in today's gaming market.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Its challenges may be tough to overcome yet Demon's Tier+ offers a fleshed out game world that's awesome to watch unfold.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If you love cute 2D platformers and have a soft spot for inventory-based puzzles then Potata: Fairy Flower is a must-play indie title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Traversing Indivisible's beautiful world as you recruit an army of quirky characters makes for one delightful and memorable adventure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Prelude to the Fallen is a solid introduction to the Utawarerumono universe so if simple SRPG battles and visual novels appeal to you then this is one game that you'll definitely want to play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It may not be as expansive or inspire as much creativity as its namesake may lead you to believe but Minecraft Dungeons is certainly a solid and enjoyable isometric action game with character progression that'll keep you hooked.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you love playing online co-op games then Deep Rock Galactic will knock your little dwarf socks off with its rewarding gameplay loop, variety of fun gadgets, and satisfying sense of comradery. Rock and Stone!
    • 65 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Golf With Your Friends presents promising mini-golf fun with its variety of courses and modes but unfortunately, the fun to be had is hampered by overly simplistic core gameplay and some head-scratching glitches.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    With so many memorable 2D fighters released in the early '90s, why anyone would prefer playing Fighter's History is beyond me.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Joe and Mac Returns will clonk you over the head and win you over with its charming visuals, highly enjoyable gameplay, and cheeky sense of humour. It's a shame that more gamers aren't aware of this delightful arcade sequel.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    It may not be the best retro shoot 'em up but Super Real Darwin's nifty power-up system surely makes it a solid arcade gem.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it doesn't deviate much from a stereotypical overhead run 'n' gun, Heavy Barrel is a solid cooperative arcade shooter.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If you love beat 'em ups then you need to play Night Slashers as it accomplishes everything exceptionally well and holds up beautifully.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Break Thru's frustrating gameplay and awkward jumping mechanic make for one irritating retro formula that simply isn't all that fun.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Joe and Mac may not be as famous as Master Higgins but their debut game Caveman Ninja remains a worthy relic from the Stone Age.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There may not be many retro James Bond games but Sly Spy certainly does a decent job of filling 007's shoes.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    As a novelty, Bad Dudes is sure to scratch some sort of nostalgic itch but it wasn't a good game back in '88 and it sure isn't now.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    From its goofy retro fantasy setting to its unique magic system; Gate Of Doom is a solid arcade gem that's worth checking out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dark Burial's clever use of its multi-purpose crossbow will have you carefully traversing its grueling world which is quite a fun thing to do.

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