Level7.nu's Scores

  • Games
For 1,017 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 22% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 75% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Swapper
Lowest review score: 20 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Score distribution:
1,017 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The "Lego Star Wars"-games were fun and entertaining with great co-op features. Unfortunately Lego Indiana Jones isn't as great, simply because fighting Germans isn’t as fun as battling Darth Vader, puzzle solving isn’t as fun this time around and the video sequences aren’t as funny. Despite being a lesser game, this is still a great gaming experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Toki Tori is one of the first titles to grace Nintendos new Wii-channel WiiWare and it’s a game that blends together platforming with fun and intuitive puzzle solving. Although it’s a bit lacking in variation, it’s a great game for the target audience. If overly cute games is your thing Toki Tori will be right up your alley.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a new team as developers came a fresh start for the series, which in the case of NHL 2K9 is both a good and a negative decision. The gameplay has been greatly simplified, but unfortunately the rest of the experience feels somewhat dumbed down as well. The AI can be somewhat shaky to say the least and the goalies are way to easy to outsmart even at the higher difficulties. A foundation may have been laid with NHL 2K9, but the potential isn't realised in this years game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This title, as the name implies, offers you the chance to take the reins of a trading empire during the 17th century trading wars. You'll get to use diplomacy, trade and warfare as your tools in your quest for trade monopoly. The campaign mode is very meaty and will let you trade, wage war and use your strategic wit for hours on end. The only major drawbacks is the lack of land based warfare in the campaign mode and being limited to naval warfare only online. Nevertheless, this is a great game for trade junkies everywhere.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is as close to a realistic Ferrari experience you can get on a home console right now. Unfortunately the developers haven't focused enough on everything else which means that there isn't enough to be exited about apart from the Ferrari experience. The gameplay lacks variation and the multiplayer mode lacks depth. This is nevertheless a great driving experience that grows with your interest in Ferrari cars.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Underworld is yet another solid title from Crystal Dynamics featuring the adventurous dame Lara Croft. Levels are as grand as they are beautiful and they certainly feed the urge to go o an adventure. The puzzles are well designed, and Miss Croft gets around well thanks to well implemented controls. There are some issues though, the game is a bit on the easy side, something badly balanced by less than stellar camera angles that will put you in a pickle from time to time. Despite this, Underworld is still a fantastic adventure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is in many ways a very classic 2D adventure. Jumping, consuming objects and waving umbrellas is fun but the somewhat uneven level design keeps this from reaching the true heights of 2D adventures on the DS. The game is also way too easy, but the second part is so good that you're sure to enjoy the experience despite this.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Resistance: Retribution is a third person action game where you're treated to a side story taking place in between the two installments on Playstation 3. The game's protagonist is new but environments and the characters that populate them are familiar. The controls represent the major issues in this game, despite an overly helpful auto aim. Somewhat flawed controls in conjunction with an unbalanced level of challenge leads to way too many game over screens. Despite all these flaws this is still a good action game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're in for an easygoing pick up and play type of game you can't go wrong with Lego Batman. Like the other games in the Lego franchise this is pure fun entertainment perfectly suited for game time for parents and their children. On the downside there are few news to be found here when compared to previous titles and some puzzles are illogical and flat out poorly designed which dampens the overall experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the first Motorstorm we were amazed by the stunning graphics, spectacular crashes and the aggressive AI. With Pacific Rift we are treated to some great new environments and courses but the developer Evolution Studios hasn't really found their direction for this sequel. Four player co-op is great but the news here aren't enough to redeem uneven graphics, unpredictable crashes and lack of direction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ubisoft's second game about Naruto for the Xbox 360 is very similar to the first game, Rise of a Ninja. There are few news to be had here, so if the first one didn't fit your bill this won't fare any better. It's a solid sequel, but the next iteration better offer us new content and ideas.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This prequel to the original Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl adds great graphics, great sense of exploration and lots of content. It's definitely a better game than it's predecessor, trouble is though that it lacks polish. There are tons of bugs to be found here and mission objectives are often unclear and repetitive. It's a great game though and could be improved with future patches.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This sequel does manage to do a couple of things right. The strategic elements are interesting, the sound is great and the way you overlook your influence in the different cities is implemented in an impressive way. Despite these great features the urge for spreading your influence never really takes off. Since both the presentation and gameplay feels dated you're better off waiting for upcoming gangster related games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bionic Commando is a fun, although somewhat unfinished, action title where the main attraction being the swinging mechanic the series was made famous for. Not only good for swinging, the bionic arm is also a vital part of the combat gameplay as it allows you to toss enemies and rubble alike with ease. Although the straightforward action setup in the game is an homage to the 20 year old original it fails to really motivate the player. A poor excuse for invisible walls, bleak level design and unimpressive firearms does hurt the overall impression of what could have been a really great game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Metal Slug 7 offers you a fantastic action experience wrapped in two beautifully pixelated dimensions. You'll have to enjoy every minute you can though since the content being offered is meager to say the least. Seven levels in total is all you get, and even though you can challenge yourself with three stages of difficulty there is just way to little content to motivate a full retail price. It's a great game though, so keep an eye on the bargain bin.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Plan, build, fight and repair. Those are the four fundamental parts of Lock's Quest, an unexpectedly demanding game for the DS. It's surprisingly addictive, but due to some parts of the game not being blessed with the coat of finish they need we can't bless this game with a higher grade.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 manages to lend the open world of typical RPG:s and mend it into a first person shooter. The trouble is that the game's world isn't properly adapted to the openness of the gameplay, leading to lots of tedious stretches of transportation. A somewhat silly AI and extremely tough enemies dampens what is otherwise a really competent shooter.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Undercover is in almost all aspects a return to the well for the Need for Speed series. Adrenaline filled races with the police hot on your heels is as fun as it always was and the online mode Cops and Robbers is a blast. The presentation is also solid, building on top of the foundation laid with ProStreet with a design more resembling Burnout Paradise. Unfortunately the framerate occasionally grinds almost to a halt, a big problem in a game so utterly focused on speed. Undercover is also way too easy, not offering any form of challenge until the very end. It's an unfortunate example of great potential gone to waste.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia is reeks with atmosphere and appealing graphics, definitely one of the graphical highlights of the year. It's an easy going adventure where you utilize the ever so limber prince and the beautiful princess in order to traverse the courses and their obstacles. Fighting enemies certainly looks good, but they seldom turn out to be very exiting, a feeling that can be applied to the overall experience. This is a beautiful gaming experience but you won't find much in the way of excitement nor challenge.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The first couple of hours in Eternal Sonata are simply enchanting. Great design, graphics and music together create a truly endearing atmosphere. Battling enemies in the game is great fun as you progress in the game and delve deeper into the battle mechanics. The plot is a bit uneven though and the options for exploration, character development and equipment are meager to say the least. These flaws aside, this is still a great and beautiful adventure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Building on top of the creative concept of MySims and adding a flavor of adventure, MySims Kingdom adds up to a compelling adventure in the same vein as the Lego adventures. The humour is charming and funny, the puzzles are interesting and the characters are lovable. MySims Kingdom is a really great game, but there are some major flaws hampering the experience, such as potentially game breaking bugs, which ultimately leads to a lower score.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The main sales argument of Decades is the ability to play against a friend with a copy of the game, or it's predecessor On Tour, anywhere via wireless networking. This game is a whole lot of fun playing with a friend, and it works for solo sessions as well, but unfortunately the grip around the keys will be straining for your hands during longer sessions of play. The presentation could also have been given a fresher coat of paint and a more rock like aesthetics. This is a good supplement to the more mature siblings on the stationary consoles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With platforming games being somewhat of a rarity these days The Maw is a welcome addition to the Xbox Live library. The game is both charming and fun, especially the main character Maw. If you look beneath the charming surface you'll find quite an ordinary platforming adventure though. But with a reasonable price tag we can't but recommend this title for those in the mood for a new platforming experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Soviet Assault we're treated to an exiting and realistically detailed experience of war set in the year of 1989. As with the original game the presentation is as attractive as it is detailed and realistic. The expansion adds an intense war campaign and a truckload of red flags. The increased intensity is unfortunately hampered by an equally increased complexity of gameplay, but overall this is a great experience for all fans of strategy and warfare.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Galactic Adventures add a whole new dimension to the Spore experience. Now you can beam your creatures down to other planets where they can go on various missions. You can upgrade your hero with armor, weapons and social abilities. This combined with the ability to create your own adventures makes the Spore experience even more vast than ever before. Unfortunately the overall experience is heavily plagued by some really nasty bugs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When Sacred 2 was released for the PC in 2008 it offered us a decent action adventure experience. The console version - although identical in appearance and structure - is somehow a more appealing experience. Even though it's not a top tier game it still offers you a great amount of enjoyable hours making your way through the massive world.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a collection of games, containing the first and second installments of R-Type. These games can still hold their own, even by today's standards, but they're certainly not for the casual gamer. The ability to switch between 2D and 3D is a nice option, but apart from that nuance these games are still as excruciatingly tough as they were back in the day.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite being quite shallow, internally as well as on the surface, this downloadable title still has some depth to it. Sure, there are few rules, modes and teams offered here, but the most important ingredient is in place. If you're in the mood for a fast paced arcade hockey experience there is tons of fun to be had here. It's not a game you'll be setting up tournaments in, but if you like some easy going hockey fun there are fun games to rival this one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ninja Blade is like an old school b movie with a total lack of taste and gory fighting to boot. Even though the actual fighting is done well here the tasteless and somewhat schizophrenic design leaves much to be desired. If you're in the market for some ninja action this is a fun brawler, but a lesser game than the recent entries in the Ninja Gaiden series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just like the sibling franchises of NHL and FIFA there are constant strides made forward in EA:s golfing series Tiger Woods PGA Tour. Putting has been improved, the realtime weather does improve the overall realism and there are more things to do online. Unfortunately there are still too many things in here that are downright bad for us too really enjoy the experience to it's fullest. If you're not that much into online play you'll do fine with last years edition, otherwise this is a great game for golf fans everywhere.