Youtube is a great medium for game reviews because you are able to experience actual gameplay, the reviewers honest opinion (normally they are less influenced by sponsored content and or paid reviews as is the case with AGC) and you can find reviewers who have similar tastes so you can see if you will like the game before you buy it. This article will look at 6 of the best Youtube Gaming Review Channels..
There are a number of different gaming review formats on Youtube, from short 2 minute reviews to longer in depth reviews. There are Youtubers who just play through games which can be a good way of seeing if you would enjoy the game before buying it. There are also specific Before You Buy videos that go into great detail, giving you buying advice.
If you are looking for long in depth reviews with a detailed breakdown of the most important elements of the game, then Angry Centaur Gaming (AGC) is a reliable reviewer. He rates games on a Buy, Wait for Sale, Rent, Never Touch? scale, rather than a score out 100 or 10. He breaks each game into their visuals, overall gameplay, sound, music and voice, and finally, and arguably the most important: the game’s Fun Factor. ACG also produces content on game news, walkthroughs and more.
One of the most renown game reviewers is Angry Joe with the Angry Joe Show. His videos are always very detailed and cover a wide range of content, from game news and reviews to movies.
If you are looking for quality game reviews but are a little short on time, then Gameranx
is the perfect fit for you. Gameranx is a great source for gaming news,
reviews and content. Not only do they produce 2 minute review videos, but they also make extended gameplay videos, and before you buy guides.
If you are a fan of retro tech and vintage computers, then Lazy Game Reviews (LGR) is the YouTuber for you. He not only produces content on retro games such as the original Doom, but also more modern games like Sims 4. LGR stands out from the crowd with his focus on old, vintage computers and games.
Alanah Pearce used to work for IGN as a games journalist, she now has her own channel where she continues to make gameplay videos, unboxings and gives her impressions on games. Alanah also covers a wide spectrum of gaming news, and interviews game developers. Her detailed knowledge of the gaming industry is what helps her stand out from the crowd.
Skill Up provides some of the most comprehensive and in depth gaming reviews within the YouTube community. The analysis that he provides is really detailed with his videos not just focusing on visuals, but the game as a whole. One of his most popular videos is his Cyberpunk 2077 First Impressions.
Girlfriend Reviews is really good fun. Shelby and Matt make hilarious videos on most recent games. The reviews are nowhere near as serious as other YouTubers and are based around the gaming experience from someone who is not necessarily playing the game, but just observing. For the most part the reviews to get to the heart of the gaming experience, with memes, pop-culture references adding extra entertainment value!
If you are looking for some of the best gaming youtube channels have a look at this article for streamers.
If you are more interested in general tech videos, unboxings, laptop and mobile reviews, and not primarily games reviews, then check out our article on The Best Tech YouTubers.