Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. UP is a good example of a movie tie-in game offering just the right amount of entertainment to keep the movie alive. Sure, there might be some bumps on the road but the overall experience still offers some fun moments.
  2. The video game does an excellent job at recapturing the charm and essence of what made the film so successful. The only issue is that Up doesn’t offer longevity by the baker’s dozen.
  3. Overall Up for the Xbox 360 is a decent experience with the only drawback being that it is so much like other movie tie-in games, with no innovation or new features to compliment the game.
  4. I highly recommend the game to folks that are fans of Pixar and to those that have younger children in their household.
  5. Some glitches (particularly during the crocodile battle) mar an otherwise satisfying experience, but the designers made up for that with all of the easy achievements and trophies.
  6. 70
    If you enjoyed Pixar’s brilliant film, Up the game will keep the good times rolling for the younger audience for another few hours. The experience is simple enough to appeal to children and the ease of jumping in and out of cooperative play means that mom or dad can join in or leave as they please.
  7. Obviously, Up wasn't meant for adults, but the kid in all of us can find something to enjoy in it. [Aug 2009, p.74]
  8. In closing, UP is a solid game for youngsters, short and to the point, there's some easy to manage gameplay that is neither taxing or overly complex.
  9. Up is a good game which children will enjoy.
  10. Rare will be the adult gamer who enjoys Up purely on his or her own. As a game for the kids, the title deserves consideration, so much so I'd say if they're mad to get it, well go ahead and get it. As a family or group game, the involved, enjoyable and sometimes unintentionally hilarious co-op setting makes Up quite a good bet.
  11. The combination of enjoyable gameplay and audio overcomes the short, problematic story mode, though isn’t enough to secure the interest of the more mature gamer.
  12. Entertaining enough for what it is. [Jan 2010, p.113]
  13. An honest tie-in, with nice gameplay and enjoyable both by children and parents. Buy suggested especially if you're looking for a game to play together with your kids.
  14. If you enjoyed the movie, I'd say the game is worth checking out, but beware that it can really aggravate you at certain points. I'm not sure I'd suggest buying it right off the bat; I would definitely go with a rental first.
  15. The charm of the film's characters isn't enough to save this simple, tedious platformer.
  16. 50
    Up, from a gameplay perspective, is a basic action-adventure that is both predictable and safe. For the type of audience this game is aimed towards, that isn't a bad goal.
  17. There are much better alternatives. [Issue#53, p.95]
  18. A deluxe compendium of cliche, worth a tenner to be fans of the film. [Jan 2010, p.90]

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