How to Become a Video Game Critic

By Steven Diggs, Jr.

Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • Video game consoles

  • Computer

Somteimes, you will get angry at playing under-developed games.
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When gamers get together, besides actually playing video games, another thing they do is talk about video games. They talk talk about game news, reviews, and share their opinions on the industry. Sometimes, they do it while playing video games. Becoming a video game critic isn't for the weak minded. It takes dedication. You will have to play games you have no interest in.

Start a website. It doesn't have to be fancy looking. It can be a blog or a video page on Youtube. Figure out if you want to do video or text information.

Play video games extensively. Play games of all genres. Play sports, fighting, action, role-playing, and others.

Read gaming news, reviews, columns and anything video game related. In fact, read non-video game news and information because it will bring more perspective into your work.

Write or record video. Cover every detail of the games you are writing about. You don't want to come off as a critic that isn't in the know. Be informative. Paste your information on your website for others to read.

Promote your work by making fan pages on social network sites and sending links to different game sites and blogs. Network, network, network.


Do as much work as you can. If you are writing, write a lot. If you making videos, make a lot. The more you hone your craft, the better the outcome will be.


Try not to insult your fanbase. You need them to stay around.