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
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When it comes to PlayStation VR games, you can't get much more unique or enjoyable than Bow to Blood: Last Captain Standing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gamers who like the idea of a simple Burnout game without many bells and whistles will have a good time with Dangerous Driving.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you love Mega Man and want to play an indie interpretation of the series then you can't go wrong with the surprisingly solid Metagal.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Zanki Zero is a fun dungeon crawler set in the remains of Earth after a catastrophic event took place with a plot that feels like it belongs in the Danganronpa series. The story and gameplay will keep you curious for most of the campaign, especially if you're comfortable with the inherently disturbing subject matter and occasionally frustrating dungeon traversal.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When it comes to retro arcade games, Gain Ground is definitely on the niche side of the equation. So, if you're looking for a unique old-school arcade experience then you may get a kick out of booting this gem up but don't expect it to blow you away.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Long-time Sega fans who have fond memories of the mid-'80s will love rediscovering Alex Kidd in Miracle World. That being said, it certainly won't convert any non-fans as it simply hasn't aged as well as many other retro 2D platformers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As someone who loves retro RPGs yet has never played Phantasy Star before, I'm amazed at how great of a game it is. When you factor in all of the awesome additions in this Sega Ages release, it's a definite must-buy for old-school RPG fans.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On top of Sonic the Hedgehog being a fantastic classic platformer, this Sega Ages version includes many cool new modes and options that make replaying it feel fresh and exciting again.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Alwa's Awakening offers a solid challenge and a great sense of exploration which makes it a satisfying experience. However, it's unfortunately dulled by mundane combat and an overall feeling of sluggishness when it comes to movement and platforming.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    After having a few laughs at the utter ridiculousness of it all, it's difficult to thoroughly enjoy the irritating gameplay of Safety First!
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Considering Hotline Miami is a widely available and far superior game, why anyone would want to play 12 is Better Than 6 is beyond me.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Those looking for a unique skill-testing arcade-style game could have half an hour or so of fun with Neon Caves but that's about it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The chaotic real-time action of Dungeons & Aliens is fun for a short while but it slowly devolves into a frustrating mess.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If it weren't for its reliance on trial and error, Golf Peaks would be a top-notch puzzle game but it's still definitely worth checking out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, gamers looking for a simple yet challenging stage-based puzzler will surely experience a lot of enjoyment in SpellKeeper.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a shoot 'em up fan then you'll find a lot to love about AngerForce: Reloaded's tight retro gameplay that actually feels fresh.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The original Darksiders remains the best in the series and this Warmastered Edition is an incredible way to enjoy the timeless classic. If you still haven't played it yet then you owe it to yourself to unsheathe your Chaoseater and rip through some demons.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Grand Caiman DLC contains a visually impressive challenge tomb with a decent amount of difficulty. It's one of the shortest packs so far but as it keeps things interesting throughout the side mission and adds a little to the story, I still recommend it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Operencia: The Stolen Sun is a top-notch old-school dungeon crawler that modernizes the genre in impressive ways. If you enjoy these sorts of challenging retro RPGs then you definitely won't be disappointed with this massive and memorable adventure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Yoshi's Crafted World is one of the cutest games that you'll ever play but it's incredibly easy to the point where it becomes unengaging. That being said, the amount of variety and replay value is top-notch and that makes the familiar gameplay really shine.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    As an Atelier fan, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World. The fact that it features oodles of characters from a huge franchise of games is exceptional and its rewarding gameplay is a treat, too.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    In the end, at least Windscape's graphics are fairly snazzy and you get a super-cool shield to pair with your weapons when you craft them. The maintenance wrench actually has moving parts and the shield that it comes with has a giant gear around it that moves in sync with the wrench. If the entire game had that level of love and finesse, it could have been a real gem.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    There's no denying that Xenon Racer is a very promising drift-focused racing game but it doesn't quite reach the high notes that its inspirations achieved 20 or so years ago. As a result, you'll be better off booting up your PS1 and replaying some classics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MX vs ATV All Out certainly isn't for everyone but it does offer a lot of fun for those who enjoy practicing their off-road racing skills. Plus, the amount of content in this massive Anniversary Edition makes it a rather appealing and comprehensive package.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Blaster Master Zero was a phenomenal remake of an 8-bit classic so being able to finally enjoy a true sequel is an absolute treat. If you're up for a challenging and rewarding retro experience then playing Blaster Master Zero 2 is a must.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    If you'd like to have some co-op first-person shooting fun with a friend either locally or online then you can have a few hours of fun with RICO. After that, it'll likely overstay its welcome with its simple gameplay and tiresome structure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even though Fate/Extella Link feels a lot like its predecessor, it's still a much-improved game that'll keep you hacking and slashing for hours. Its super-fun 8 player online component is just the icing on the cake.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    One Piece: World Seeker features impressively rewarding exploration that'll have you immersed in its beautiful and expansive world. That being said, the combat falls flat and tedium will rear its ugly head much sooner than you'd expect.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Claybook deserves a lot of credit for being as unique and enjoyable as it is. Even though it doesn't quite feel like a fully fleshed out experience yet, I hope to see a sequel that really runs with its clever concepts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Casting gesture-based spells is a great concept for a VR game but ensuring that the gestures register properly can make The Wizards: Enhanced Edition an irritating experience. That being said, it can be quite fun if you're willing to adapt to its frustrating aspects.

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