Video Chums' Scores

  • Games
For 1,032 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.1 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:
1032 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Contra Anniversary Collection may not be the definitive collection of Konami's retro run 'n' gun franchise but what's here still provides top-notch action-packed co-op entertainment. Contra: Rogue Corps couldn't come out soon enough.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Riverbond is definitely an appealing game, especially if you want an easy breezy co-op experience to wind down with. However, the lack of both challenge and replay incentives means that you likely won't get more than a few hours of passive enjoyment out of it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of 3D platformers then you'll absolutely love Effie. It's one of the most satisfying games that I've played this year so far.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Dragon Star Varnir does what few JRPGs do as it features in-depth party customization as well as a delightful cast of characters. Factor in a boatload of additional content to master and you're left with a must-have RPG.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle game fans owe it to themselves to play Molecats. It's surely one of the best and most underrated indies of the year so far.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Goofy indie games usually get overlooked but do yourself a favour and play Super Cane Magic Zero so you can experience its charming and satisfying gameplay for yourself. Oh, and invite a few friends over while you're at it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy overhead twin-stick shooters and want to play a unique take on the genre then you'll absolutely love what Hellmut: The Badass from Hell has to offer. The bonus Space Invaders style arcade game is just the icing on the cake.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Slaughtering encroaching hellish demons sounds great on paper but Skelly Selest ends up being only enjoyable in short bursts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Enjoying Outer Wilds depends on your willingness to read guides and discuss the game online. Otherwise, you'll probably feel like you're regularly hitting your head on a brick wall as you try to make just an inch of progress.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may look like just another 2D platformer yet Unruly Heroes provides challenging and unique gameplay that'll keep you hooked.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Darkwood has an interesting world, a story that can go in different directions depending on your decisions, and a gameplay loop that's exciting at times and tedious at others. Its biggest weakness is how hard it can be to get to where you need to go and for that reason alone; I'm not entirely enthusiastic in recommending Darkwood. However, if you have the patience, why not give it a try?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gamers who enjoy retro run 'n' gun games will get a huge kick out of Gunlord X with its grueling stages and rewarding boss fights.
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    • 20 Critic Score
    If you thought the Wii had some terrible chicken-themed games then you probably haven't played Chicken Rider. It's clucking awful.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Akane contains intense action with fantastic controls but the repetitiveness of it all ends up making it a somewhat limited experience.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With basic yet clever gameplay and an over-the-top presentation, Hungry Baby: Party Treats is a fun albeit short-lived party game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you want a simple Metroidvania adventure that you can complete in 1 or 2 gaming sessions then Gato Roboto is the cat's pajamas.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If the idea of a rewarding and delightful game of golf in a virtual reality world sounds appealing to you then you'll love your time with Everybody's Golf VR. I just wish that the courses allowed more than 1 person to play at a time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Team Sonic Racing is an exceptionally fun kart racer but it doesn't quite do enough to make itself great. Considering the team mechanic doesn't bring much new to the table, I wish we got Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 2 instead.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 29 Critic Score
    Blood & Truth's story is about as gripping as trying to hold onto a bowling ball with greased up hands and its gameplay doesn't do much to make up for that. Add in a bunch of glitches and goofy moments and you're left with one disappointing VR experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    As a fan of retro turn-based strategy RPGs, I'm very impressed with Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark as it really hits the nail on the head while also offering plenty of cool innovations to the classic genre. If you enjoy these kinds of games, you definitely need to play this epic SRPG.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Bubsy: Paws on Fire is a passable runner that will keep fans of the genre busy for a few hours yet it fails to live up to the far better runners that Choice Provisions have crafted in the past.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you want a simple 2D hack and slash action RPG then Lapis x Labyrinth is definitely a good game to wind down with after a long day. Just don't expect it to be particularly engaging, especially once the repetition starts to sink in.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Atelier Lulua is up there with the best that the series has to offer. Although it doesn't do anything exceptionally unique, it's an enjoyable and rewarding adventure set in such a memorable and charming world that you'll find it hard to put down.
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    • 71 Critic Score
    Undead Horde is a solid strategic combat dungeon crawler that you're sure to enjoy for a handful of hours. I wish it was a bit finer tuned before it released but it's still an ultimately satisfying and unique game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With 8 classic games from an iconic series, Castlevania Anniversary Collection is a must-play compilation for any gamer whether you're a retro junkie or you simply want to explore the roots of gaming. If you'll excuse me, I have to slay Dracula for the umpteenth time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you're in the market for a consistently immersive tale with gameplay that's filled with genuine tension then A Plague Tale: Innocence is a must-play game. Just be prepared for a few aspects to regularly take you out of the otherwise engaging adventure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Although I'm not usually one for video game stories, Ghost Giant really captivated me with its lovely tale. On top of that, its world looks incredible in VR and the puzzling scenarios are quite enjoyable to master. I just wish that there was more to it.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can get over the hurdle of its clunky interface then Darkest Hunters provides a unique and fun strategic RPG puzzler.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're the kind of gamer who enjoys getting high scores in unique arcade experiences then you should give Dig Dog a try.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may seem like just another walking sim at first but Unknown Fate contains plenty of memorable moments set in a haunting world.

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