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
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    • 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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    • 80 Critic Score
    In such an underrepresented genre, Strike Suit Zero certainly stands out and being able to play it on the Switch is very cool.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There may be many twin-stick roguelikes but very few are as enjoyable as Blazing Beaks with its charming visuals and tight gameplay.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Black Paradox may not be the biggest shmup out there but it plays so well that it's hard to put down once you pick it up.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're satisfied with a basic Mega Man style 2D retro throwback then you can definitely have some fun with Venture Kid.
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    • 78 Critic Score
    Ghost 1.0 is an exciting action game with a robust Metroidvania world to explore. I wasn't terribly engaged by any of the characters or its storyline but it's still an easy recommendation for anyone looking for some fun 2D combat.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Puyo Puyo Champions offers familiar and fun competitive puzzle gameplay with a huge selection of delightful characters. That being said, the overall lack of substantial content and options makes it a somewhat limiting experience.
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    • 66 Critic Score
    Petoons Party is an enjoyable and lighthearted mini-game fest that's a lot of fun in short bursts. Although its board game setup is exceptional, the lack of mini-games makes it rather repetitive after playing for about an hour or so.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice succeeds in its incredibly visceral combat and stealth all while being set in an engaging game world. However, its linear character growth options and repetitive combat begin to dull the experience after you get over the initial hump.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Giga Wrecker Alt. is an exceptionally unique game that expertly combines action and puzzles. However, the fact that its gameplay simply doesn't accommodate for what it's trying to accomplish makes it an often irritating and disjointed experience.
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    • 53 Critic Score
    As the final DLC pack, Mother Protector won't blow you away but it does a good job of tying up one of the loose ends in the main story and offers a fun decently-sized puzzle to solve, too.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Days Gone is an exceptionally refined and gorgeous open-world action adventure game. It doesn't bring a whole lot new to the table but what it does offer is hours upon hours of exciting gameplay and a layered (albeit often overly verbose) narrative.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Quest may feature a charming cast of characters and an enjoyable battle system but its overall lack of variety and drab dungeons make it a tough game to universally recommend. If you want a top-notch RPG then play SteamWorld Heist instead.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's been a long time since the original Phoenix Wright games released so this is the perfect excuse to play through them again and re-experience the thrill of each case. Also, the updated presentation is handled so well that it feels like a brand new collection of games.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you're as much of a Konami shoot 'em up fan as I am then you'll have an enjoyable time with Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection. However, don't expect a ton of options and refinement before diving into this retro gaming compilation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Cuphead is a stunning game that truly stands out from its peers on a presentational level. That being said, its gameplay doesn't do anything particularly unique and its difficulty is implemented in a way that it basically requires fruitless repetition.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Division 2 is jam-packed with things to do and it does an excellent job of rewarding you with exciting loot. Just make sure to join up with other agents as traveling the streets of DC alone can be both dull and excessively difficult.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God's Trigger is the best twin-stick shooter that I've ever played. With tons of variety and cooperative gameplay that's as rewarding as it is exhilarating, I simply can't recommend this indie masterpiece highly enough.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I wanted to enjoy Truberbrook but mediocre frustrating gameplay can only be helped so much by amazing art. I can only recommend it to people who absolutely love point and click games and don't mind being bogged down by major gameplay issues.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like playing games with a local chum and have a soft spot for goofy humour then Fun! Fun! Animal Park will make a solid addition to your gaming library. It's too bad that more than 2 players can't enjoy it together.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    In the end, Labo VR is a promising new concept for Switch gamers. It could definitely use more and higher quality games at this point in time but there's no denying that it works well and opens the doors to more unique experiences on the Switch.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle fans who enjoy careful planning in order to master tricky stages will get a kick out of SlabWell: The Quest For Kaktun's Alpaca.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're in the market for a unique racing game and have a soft spot for marble-rolling then you'll have a blast with Mindball Play.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Feather is the gaming equivalent of an ASMR video. Some folks will dig it while others will wonder why it even exists.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it has a slow start, Hob: The Definitive Edition opens up into a fruitful and unforgettable journey with solid gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Run 'n' gun fans who are intrigued with the idea of a collection of thrilling boss fights need to play Mechstermination Force.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is definitely a very different experience to past games in the series. Fans will likely not appreciate many of the changes although the more focused combat makes for a rather satisfying challenge.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    As far as local multiplayer games go, Skorecery is definitely one that you'd want to add to your playlist but it won't be the main event.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If Vaporum was more optimized for consoles then it would have been a must-play dungeon crawler. With that being said, it's still worthwhile if you're willing to adapt to its unintuitive controls and menus.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    War Theatre made me initially hesitant but once I got to grips with its challenging and rewarding gameplay, I was hooked.

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