Video Chums' Scores

  • Games
For 1,075 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 12% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 96 Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Lowest review score: 0 Bus Fix 2019
Score distribution:
1075 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was a wonderful game when it first released and this new Switch version may not deviate much from the original but it definitely looks and sounds great. The few sprinkles of additional content add some much-needed value, too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Even with all of the huge AAA games flooding the shelves, Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns manages to provide an addictive formula that'll easily hold your attention for longer than most big budget titles and it's a heck of a lot of fun, too.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will always be one of the best JRPGs ever. It perfectly combines a heartfelt story of a young lad on a mission with supremely enjoyable gameplay all set in a breathtaking world.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Knights and Bikes presents a superb adventure that will definitely stick with you for a long time. You never want some games to end and in Knights and Bikes' case, the characters will make you never want to say goodbye. No matter where Nessa and Demelza go, I definitely want to follow along. Now, excuse me while I go hunt down every piece of merch for this game; I need all of it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you enjoy tricky practical puzzles and wacky Japanese stories then you'll love Catherine: Full Body. Whether you're a long-time fan or not, it's difficult not to appreciate just how unique this experience is.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Overall, I'm gushing about how much I loved AI: The Somnium Files. The quality of characters and story mixed with the variety of gameplay and fun investigative segments make it a must-own for fans of Japanese detective games.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The action-packed gameplay in Daemon X Machina makes it worth checking out for any mech game enthusiast. As long as you don't expect the game world to offer any sort of engaging plot or characters, you're sure to have a fun time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Utawarerumono and like the idea of a Dynasty Warriors spin-off then you're sure to love what ZAN has to offer. Between the rewarding gameplay and the vast amount of content to work through, there's a lot to enjoy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Although it may look like a kid's game, The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure is one challenging and rewarding co-op VR experience that'll keep you and a few friends on the edge of your seats.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Ignoring the huge hassle of powering your base and how difficult it is to use the industrial hotspots, I still enjoyed all of the changes in No Man's Sky Beyond. There's quite a variety of them so if you're a long-time No Man's Sky player, I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy. However, be warned because if you have any old bases, it might take a while to power them all up.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Even if you're not a Marvel fan and just want to play a simple beat 'em up with a few friends, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is certainly an enjoyable experience. Just don't expect it to be as mind-blowing as the films apparently are.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    As a huge fan of all things Kunio-kun, I must say that I'm extremely impressed with River City Girls. In fact, it may just be the best game in the franchise. Sorry if you're reading this, Kunio and Riki, but these girls proved to be more kickass than you are.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Gears 5 is the best Gears of War game so far as it features one thrilling campaign and plenty of exciting online multiplayer modes. In fact, it's so much fun that I highly recommend playing it if you're not already a Gears fan so you can see what the series is capable of.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For the awesome games alone, Grandia HD Collection is worth checking out for any RPG fan. Although it could use a lot more content, fine-tuning, and options to reward long-time fans such as myself, what's here is still a treasure trove of delightful RPG goodness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Blair Witch is more of an exercise in tedium than it is an immersive atmospheric horror experience. There are some clever mechanics and a ton of replay incentives yet the campaign manages to derail from its promising premise thus making the rest of the story fall flat.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    ESport Manager has a solid premise and some cool simulation elements but the actual matches are way too easy to exploit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the developers tightened up Fin and the Ancient Mystery's gameplay, it could be a rather enjoyable 2D action RPG.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Whipseey and the Lost Atlas may be a cute and somewhat fun 2D platformer but it's a bit too unforgiving as well as incredibly short.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    AER Memories of Old is such a captivating game that it's hard not to get lost in its beautiful and rewarding world.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot to love about Grand Brix Shooter, especially for dedicated shoot 'em up fans who are looking for a challenge.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It may have a promising premise but Post War Dreams executes its vision poorly and it's definitely not optimized for consoles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a fun wrestling game that doesn't take itself seriously then Chiki-Chiki Boxy Pro Wrestling is a must-buy game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If video games taught me anything, it's that senseless violence is fun. Okay, perhaps that isn't true but it's definitely the case in Hotline Miami. I just wish that this collection featured some extras to justify its re-release.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hopefully, Supermassive Games can learn from what went wrong here and apply it to their next projects. For now, Man of Medan is simply not worth playing and I recommend skipping it entirely.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With a perfect blend of high-octane action and enjoyable laidback moments in-between, Astral Chain presents a masterfully immersive campaign. In the end, it's certainly the next must-have game for Nintendo Switch.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crystar presents a truly unique and consistent game world with simple and enjoyable action RPG dungeon crawling. However, its gameplay gets to a point where it feels all too samey which means that it's best enjoyed in short bursts.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Control is truly unforgettable with loads of ways to play, terrific acting, lots to explore, satisfying gunplay and abilities, and a spectacular world and story to experience. I can't wait to dive back in with the couple of DLC packs already planned.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you take pride in showing off your 2D platforming skills then Never Give Up will be a perfect fit for your gaming library.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    2D action game fans will find a lot to love in the stylish Exception, especially those who enjoy speedrunning through bite-sized stages.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing Rogue Singularity will require some patience as you adapt to its gameplay but once it clicks, it's one rewarding roguelike.

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