Be A Critic!

Want to be a video game critic? We're here to help.

Want to be a video game critic? We’re here to help.

VGRHQ is in the business of rewarding accomplished, hard-working video game critics.

So, if you’re just starting out, and you’re committed to becoming a critic in this immensely competitive industry, where to begin?  How can you jump-start an exciting, rewarding career? How can you ultimately become one of our Honored Sources?

Well, practice makes perfect. And a little direction can’t hurt, either.

We Will Give You a Platform to Publish Your Reviews, and We’ll Even Provide Expert Instruction

We’re here to help.

You may have noticed that we have two parts to our main page: Staff Picks, where we publish our honored review selections, feature interviews, staff editorials, etc, and the Community Corner. The latter is designed to cater specifically to the gaming community, and that’s where you can shine.

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First step: Simply send us an inquiry email at criticssayhi[at]vgrhq.com.

Tell us why you want to be a critic, and what you’d like to do. Are you a novice? Have you written reviews before? Do you have your own blog? Just tell us anything you want us to know.

Second step: After we reply to you – and we promise, we will – go ahead and get started. You don’t have to, but we’d encourage you to sign up for the site, so you can comment on posts.

Then, just send us whatever you like. Send us a complete, refined review of a game (ideally, a relatively current game), and we’ll check it out. You can use any format you like (10-point scale, grades, whatever). We’ll give you feedback and pointers; we won’t rewrite the piece for you. It’s a learning experience so you have to do it. When you’ve got a really quality review worth publishing, guess what?

We will post your review in our Community Corner. Your peers can check it out and that way, you can get even more feedback.

If you take great pride in your work and you want to show off, this is the place to do it.

If you take great pride in your work and you want to show off, this is the place to do it.

Damnit, this sounds like a training program of sorts…how much will it cost me?

Not a damn dime. When we say we’re committed to seeing higher-quality reviews in the industry, when we promise to honor those who do such a great job, we mean it. You just need time and a thick skin. If we respond with feedback and you can’t handle the criticism, you won’t hear from us anymore. You want to be a professional? Act like one.

You will receive feedback from a group of journalists and critics who have worked in the industry for a very long time; to learn more, check out our About Us page.

That’s it. If, however, you’d like to donate to the site, that’s another story. That’s voluntary. Every penny helps, of course, but there is no mandatory fee for this service. If you’re so inclined, just find the Paypal donate button on the right sidebar of the site.

Take advantage and take your first step to being a successful critic!