Video Chums' Scores

  • Games
For 1,033 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:
1033 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Aqua Kitty UDX is a significant step up from previous iterations. Although it's disappointing that a few substantial issues remain, there's no denying the amount of fun you'll have blasting underwater foes away as a ferocious feline hero.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    TowerFall Ascension is a highly recommended game for those looking for another frantic local multiplayer experience to add to their collection. However, if you're a lone wolf then there are plenty of superior 2D arena combat games on the market.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic is such a charming, funny, and addictive retro RPG experience that it's a must-play for anyone looking for an old-school fun-filled adventure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Subterrain deserves praise for the intricacy of its various systems but they could have been implemented in a much more user-friendly way. With all the constant monitoring and running back and forth, it'd probably be less stressful to endure a real zombie apocalypse.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Earthlock: Festival of Magic is a solid attempt at making retro RPGs fun again. Although it's not as engaging as similar titles from the turn of the century, fans of the genre will enjoy the time that they spend adventuring with Amon and his ragtag group of chums.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Punch Club is the kind of game that's addictive in short bursts. Therefore, if the idea of a training simulator appeals to you then it may be worth picking up but keep in mind that it likely won't inspire you to train every day.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Hunter's Legacy is an action-packed Metroidvania that gamers who love testing their mettle will enjoy immensely. On the other hand, those who get easily frustrated with difficult games should definitely think twice before they play with this kitty.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle disappointingly fails to live up to its genre predecessors. Those who love the Rangers and don't mind playing a substandard beat 'em up should check it out but it isn't much of a game to widely recommend.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Its memorable cast of characters and refined gameplay make it a fantastic experience that ties up the Dusk trilogy wonderfully.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Toby: The Secret Mine is a short and frequently frustrating adventure. You may occasionally get immersed in its simple controls and phenomenal audio but you'll quickly snap out of it whenever something unexpectedly ends your life.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yakuza 0 may not have the best visuals or the biggest game world but its outstanding gameplay and amount of content make it a must-buy prequel for fans of the series.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    Sylvio probably sounds like an interesting little game on paper but its execution is flawed in pretty much every way. If it can even be classed as a horror game, it's probably the least scary and dullest one that I've ever played.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fresh take on a decades-old formula. Even though it has its problems, it's definitely an enjoyable challenge that any genre enthusiast will be happy to add to their library.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There are many times when it feels less like a game and more like some elaborate joke to troll you. Put a podcast on when you play and it's an okay way to pass the time. Otherwise, it might lead to sensory deprivation.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It may not be much of a game but it's a worthy download as a silly distraction for kids to watch and have a few giggles. You might have a few yourself, too.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Small Radios Big Televisions is a good game to wind-down and play after a tough day. That is, until it starts to turn on you and needlessly stresses you out.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Root Letter is an intriguing title with an interesting story that manages to stay engaging throughout. Although a couple of weird Japanisms occasionally get in the way, I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys visual novels and detective games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Small issues aside, Ittle Dew 2 is a must-have game for anyone who's in the market for a lighthearted yet gratifying adventure set in a charming world.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A great JRPG that any fan of the series should pick up. It may get a little boring from time to time but with such a variety of content to master, how could you pass up exploring this colourful, lively, and fantastical world?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Masterpiece.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A mixed bag. The Dark Descent's puzzles can be frustrating but overall, it's an excellent and engrossing horror experience. Justine is very short and rather throwaway while A Machine for Pigs is a big step down in quality from the original.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aqua Moto Racing Utopia is one of the best watercraft racers out there. It may suffer from some minor problems but the gameplay is so incredibly fun and there are many modes to enjoy it within.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is a quirky game that'll likely win you over if you have the patience to master its unconventional gameplay. If you do then bustin' will surely make you feel good.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Bridge Constructor offers many unique physics-based construction puzzles that'll keep you hooked until every vehicle finds its way home.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you're in the market for an off-the-wall shooter full of frantic action wrapped in a ridiculous layer of insanity then Teslapunk is definitely one game that you don't want to pass up on.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Despite its inferior controls, Lara Croft GO on PlayStation is still a very pleasant experience. The graphics are colourful and appealing, the soundtrack is minimalist and relaxing, and the whole thing's addictive enough to make you want to keep plugging away at its tougher stages until you beat them. Overall, it's a good feeling to be puzzle-solving in Tomb Raider again.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable hybrid of two gameplay styles that'll keep you hooked until you beat its short yet somewhat challenging campaign.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A faithful and worthwhile update of a classic shooter. Although it still feels like the same old game for the most part, there's no denying the amount of rootin' tootin' boot-stompin' fun you'll have blasting away robot scallywags.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boom Ball 2 for Kinect is an impressively enjoyable title that anyone who has a fondness for motion-controlled games should pick up. It may have its problems but smashing blocks with balls has never been this much fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Half-Genie Hero isn't Shantae's finest moment but that doesn't mean that it isn't a great game. Any 2D platformer fan should definitely pick it up as it's one of the genre's best.

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