Video Chums' Scores

  • Games
For 606 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 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: 50 out of 606
606 game reviews
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    • 85 Critic Score
    If you enjoy having carefree fun and testing the limits of your imagination then playing Scribblenauts Mega Pack will be nothing short of delightful. Even if you own the included games already, there's enough here to be worthy of another purchase.
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    • 71 Critic Score
    If you're a retro arcade fan then picking up a copy of Capcom Beat 'em Up Bundle is a must. That being said, don't expect it to be a comprehensive compilation because it's far from it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    If Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker focused more on the competitive side of the equation then it would be a much more enjoyable game. As it is, it's tough to recommend although there's definitely a lot of promise here.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Shoot 'em up fans will be put off by the overall monotony of FullBlast's gameplay but it definitely looks and sounds great.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    If you want to play an inexpensive and brief 2D platformer while having a few laughs then Sigi: A Fart for Melusina is worth a download. However, anyone looking for something even slightly substantial will feel like it's as useless as a fart.
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    • 20 Critic Score
    If you ever see a monkey floating around on a cloud then you should slap him to prevent any more of these games from being made.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Observing all the retro references in The VideoKid is only exciting for a few minutes. Once the novelty wears off, you're left with a shallow and repetitive take on a classic arcade game that doesn't hold up well for today's standards.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you grew up in the '80s and '90s playing video games then Old School Musical is a must-play game for the nostalgia factor alone. Overall, if its simple and solid gameplay doesn't win you over then its humour and charm definitely will.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Shadows: Awakening and hope that the developers eventually work on a sequel that irons out all of its issues. Until then, this is a mostly solid action RPG that's worth checking out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Even with its flaws, Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk is one of the most enjoyable dungeon crawlers that I've ever played. The somewhat open-ended progression system and rewarding party growth mechanics make for one satisfying adventure.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr is a fun ARPG with a lot of cool things going for it such as its story and multiplayer features. However, it has a couple of glaring flaws, especially the post-game grind to unlock Warzones.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is definitely darker than its predecessor but that doesn't hurt its awe-inspiring setting, fun stealthy combat, oodles of rewarding collectibles, and suspenseful action that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner is a classic action game that holds up beautifully. That being said, this Mars remaster certainly doesn't feel necessary, especially because we already have an HD Collection and the VR implementation is far from perfect.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fans of fantasy RPGs will absolutely love their time with Divinity: Original Sin II Definitive Edition. Its unforgiving yet rewarding campaign is one of the most satisfying adventures that you'll ever partake in.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    We Happy Few is an ambitious title with an interesting premise but it fails to deliver on the things that make a video game fun to play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Although I enjoyed Blade Strangers quite a lot, it still doesn't reach any particularly high notes for a fighter. That being said, what other game allows you to fight as Quote, Gunvolt, and Shovel Knight?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy's primary appeal is its female cast of characters and they don't even look that good. Besides that, it's a simplistic and somewhat enjoyable fighter yet it lacks any sort of lasting appeal.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whenever you want to play a laidback yet undeniably challenging puzzler, Flood of Light will certainly do the trick.
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    • 20 Critic Score
    When it comes to 3D platformers, Tyler: Model 005 is likely the worst one that I've ever played. The premise and mix of mechanics are definitely promising but it all comes together to make an absolute mess of a game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Indie games don't get much more memorable than Hyper Light Drifter and this Special Edition acts as a good excuse to finally play it if you haven't already. Just make sure you're ready for an intense challenge before taking the plunge.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Slowly working your way through Torn's mansion setting while gradually uncovering the strange plot makes for an immersive experience. However, its lack of challenge means that it's a lot less satisfying than it could have been.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ninja games have been around since 8-bit classics like Ninja Gaiden, Strider, and Shadow of the Ninja. The Messenger fits right in with its tight gameplay, challenging degree of difficulty, and satisfying campaign.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, if you're looking for a modern take on classic games like Monkey Island, Sam & Max, or Broken Sword then Detective Gallo will certainly do the trick but it definitely doesn't bring many new and exciting elements to the table.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    While far from challenging, Candleman: The Complete Journey is a pleasant and visually pleasing experience. However, it's a bit too long and simply doesn't do enough to stay interesting from start to finish.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Insomniac Games created something very special with Marvel's Spider-Man. Controlling Spidey to swing through NYC and beat up criminals while experiencing a memorable story campaign makes for one of the most satisfying experiences in modern gaming.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle may have interesting and satisfying dungeon crawling survival gameplay but its presentational aspects definitely take a lot of fun out of the equation.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Mixing genres usually results in interesting gaming experiences yet Vroom Kaboom is a bit too mixed up to be enjoyable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    CastleStorm has been entertaining gamers for over 5 years and this Switch version is the most enjoyable iteration to date. So, if you never had the opportunity to play it yet or simply want a portable version, it's definitely worth picking up a copy for Switch.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    ADIOS Amigos took what made Amazing Discoveries In Outer Space unique and turned it into something extremely enjoyable. If you're in the mood to play a quirky 2D cooperative space exploration game then you need to add this to your gaming library.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    I loved playing Spectrum's challenging scenarios and highly recommend it to any gamer who enjoys replaying and mastering stages.

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