Video Chums' Scores

  • Games
For 645 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 96 Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Lowest review score: 14 One Piece: Grand Cruise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 52 out of 645
645 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    After all is said and done, there's no denying that SoulCalibur VI's core gameplay is solid while offering some fresh mechanics. However, even though it's been years in the making, it feels like it could have used a couple more.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    As a port of one of the most enjoyable Kinect games, Boom Ball: Boost Edition simply isn't as fun with Joy-Cons as it is to stand beside a friend while virtually whacking balls with your bare hands.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Tied Together is enjoyable at first but as soon as the novelty wears off (which doesn't take long at all), you're left with an irritating mess that's difficult to enjoy. If you own a PS4 or Xbox One then play Unravel Two instead.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although its adorable and colourful visuals may make you assume otherwise, Joggernauts is a super-tough co-op platformer that rewards fast-thinking and communication. If that sounds like your cup of tea then jog over to the eShop and give it a try.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you haven't played a Lego game in a long time then I highly recommend Lego DC Super-Villains. Its huge cast of fun villains, in-depth character customization, intricate hub, and satisfying bosses make it worth its weight in Lego bricks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The incredible sights and sounds and satisfying mechanics of Starlink: Battle for Atlas make exploring its gorgeous planets a joy. So, if you're looking for your next toys-to-life obsession then this could definitely be it. Just make sure to bring a friend.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Arcade sports games aren't as plentiful as they once were so the fact that NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is as enjoyable as it is speaks volumes for what the genre is capable of. Plus, those who played the original are sure to appreciate its additions and refined visuals.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    If you're a shoot 'em up aficionado who must play every single one in existence then Fast Striker will provide a worthwhile albeit unmemorable arcade-style experience. However, those not obsessed with the genre will find very little to enjoy here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Luigi's Mansion is one of Nintendo's most unique games and now that gamers who never played it before have the opportunity to enjoy it on-the-go and with so many cool new features, it's hard not to full-heartedly recommend this now-portable classic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    First-person shooting and VR seem to go hand-in-hand. Thankfully, the arcade style of Evasion as well as its solid execution and unique gameplay mechanics make it one of the most enjoyable games that fit this description.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 then you must play Torna - The Golden Country. It may not be as grand of an adventure but it provides an incredible back-story that fills out the world of Alrest in a beautiful way.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    In a time when dozens of awesome Bomberman games have already been released and the series recently made a comeback, this indie clone simply doesn't offer much substance that you can't already get from Hudson Soft's classic franchise.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marble It Up is easy to universally recommend as I can't imagine anyone not enjoying mastering its clever levels.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When it comes to tricky platformers, Wenjia's world-shifting mechanic makes it unique but the frustration factor can be super-high. Plus, non-perfectionists can easily finish its campaign within a couple of hours.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    With some fine-tuning, Pilot Sports could be an easily recommendable challenge-based flight game. As it is, it ends up feeling a little rough around the edges but there's still some fun to be had, especially within the multiplayer mode.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If smashing up a castle then sucking up coins sounds fun to you then Smash Hit Plunder will be a welcome fit for your VR library.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wandersong's memorable adventure and heartwarming tale make for one fantastic musical journey.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    When it comes to multiplayer fun, you can't do much better than Super Mario Party. The variety of modes and mini-games is so phenomenal that you'll gladly boot it up whenever you have friends or family over. That is, until Super Mario Party 2 releases.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    If you're an existing fan or want to get into the series then Disgaea 1 Complete is a must-buy remake. Its gameplay, humour, and vast amount of content hold up impressively well 15 years after its debut and it looks better than ever, too.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Strategic war games don't get much more engaging than Valkyria Chronicles 4. Its memorable world, satisfying gameplay, and oodles of content will delight any fan of the genre for dozens of hours.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As a long-time fan of Mega Man ever since the 8-bit days, I'm happy that Mega Man 11 retains a lot of what makes the series special. On the other hand, most of the classic magic is missing which is something that I hope Capcom brings back in Mega Man 12.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    When it comes to either VR games or 3D platformers, you can't do much better than Astro Bot: Rescue Mission. In fact, its incredible world and super-satisfying gameplay make it my favourite new game of 2018 so far.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    When it comes to SRPGs, Wasteland 2: Director's Cut offers a rewarding survival-based campaign that'll delight hardcore fans of the genre. However, a few nagging issues bog down this otherwise fantastic experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Although a lot of The Gardens Between is focused on its narrative, it also has clever brain-teasing puzzles and an engaging world that will hold the interest of gamers looking for an immersive story as well as those who love a challenge.
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    • 65 Critic Score
    On the surface, Anodyne looks a lot like the older Zelda games. As you start to dig deeper, you'll find that it strays quite a bit from this formula but unfortunately, it also ends up leaving behind a lot of what made games like Zelda fun in the first place.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you love 2D platformers then MagiCat is definitely one that you don't want to miss. Its tight gameplay and charming world make it one of the most enjoyable indie experiences on the Switch.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    I'm glad to see the Metal Max series make a comeback in the west. However, Metal Max Xeno's simplistic nature, monotonous campaign, and archaic presentation definitely detract from its more satisfying elements.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 4 provides an expansive and immersive racing experience that'll keep your foot on the accelerator until the seasons change. Once they literally do, the racing feels fresh and exciting all over again.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of JRPGs then you must play Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age whether you've played the earlier games or not. The gorgeous updated visuals mix with all of the classic series staples to deliver a delightful experience. That being said, some may think that the developers didn't go far enough to bring it up to speed with contemporary JRPG adventures.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    I'm glad that they made Earth Defense Force 4.1: Wing Diver The Shooter as it's a solid fit for the goofy series. However, it simply doesn't provide enough satisfying gameplay to make it worth playing through more than a couple times.

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