LevelUp's Scores

  • Games
For 541 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Mushihimesama
Lowest review score: 10 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 541
541 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA V is back in Full HD, with higher detail, better textures, breathtaking lighting effects, impressive draw distance, a whole new first person view mode and 30 player multiplayer battles.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A peerless title full of virtuosity and richness that combines the tight mechanics of old school games with sophisticated formal experimentation, full of liberty, complexity and mastery that reminds us that art has no limits.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Massive, complex, challenging, deep, ambitious and innovative, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is more than a mere video game, it's a life devoted to the medium. A game for the ages.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto V offers a fairly large amount of graphical options to achieve smooth 60 fps on a variety of modest configurations and has enough options to push visual quality up to 4K resolution and beyond for those with beefy enough computers. The arrival of GTA V on PC was long awaited, but it was definitely worth the wait.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While it may not seem like much, 1080p resolution and 60 fps are very welcome improvements for a nearly perfect game. Naughty Dog managed to do a flawless technical adaptation for the PlayStation 4. We would have loved a bit more extra content, but we can't complain, as the game already is one of the best ever created for a Sony platform.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The current paragon of role-playing titles and open worlds, The Witcher: Wild Hunt is a game for the ages; a rich and immersive world full of significant decisions and a feeling of intelligent and epic fantasy. Peerless.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Full perfection in the purest genre of videogames, Mushihimesama is a masterpiece that will stand the test of time.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar has delivered one of the most amazing and awe-inspiring games of this generation. Even if you are not a fan of the series, the incredible level of detail, the three main character switching mechanic, the bank heists and the hilarious story make this game a must.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Naughty Dog has proven itself again as one of the most accomplished development teams in the world. With The Last of Us they have given us a consistent and interesting world that is supported by practically all of its game mechanics. From the rich complex combat system to the sublime sound design, this game immerses the player in one of the most visceral plots in this generation. Maybe the AI could have been better, but, overall, this game proves how far the craftsmanship of making video games has come.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Breath of the Wild is without a doubt one of the best and most complex game in Nintendo’s history. With an open world full of wonders, its addictive ambience seduces you constantly to explore the depths of Hyrule while it defies the best of your skills with perfect mechanics in combat. It's easily among the most enjoyable sandbox games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Improving on its predecessors, Civilization VI stands on the shoulders of giants to reach beyond them. With more freedom, personalization, complexity and meaningful choices than ever, the game is every inch as addictive as ever, even to the veteran, who will toil with the improved difficulty, new victory conditions and mechanics. A masterpiece.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Rocksteady says farewell to the franchise with an utter masterpiece; its best game so far. Each element feels like a love letter to fans and to Batman himself. Batman: Arkham Knight is the perfect conclusion to an excellent saga, and it departs in the same way it once came: leaving us amazed and with great satisfaction.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    While maintaining the core elements of the BioShock formula, Infinite succeeds at moving the franchise one step forward. The result is one of the best FPS of this generation and a moving story that no one should miss. From the detailed city of Columbia to the lovely and believable Elizabeth, BioShock Infinite surprised us as an almost perfect game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Hiromasa Shikata assumes for the first time the challenge of directing a Zelda title. The result will please fans of both the classic action-0oriented Zelda and the puzzle oriented Zelda of Aonuma. Beautiful art direction, great music and the triumphant return of some classic features of the series make this Zelda one of the most memorable additions to the franchise.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The best Indiana Jones game ever made. It looks amazing, the combat is great, it has excellent pacing, the vehicle sections are thrilling and exciting, and it leaves you feeling like you have experienced an awesome adventure. Not many games can say that of themselves.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The glorious return of Kamiya's beloved brainchild, Bayonetta 2 is a master lesson in arcade action, flow, design and skill, even if it doesn't burn with the same passion of its predecessor.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A middle ground between the mindless fun of Brawl and the more serious play of Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a pretty solid iteration, packed with content, charisma and lots of versatility.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An exquisite conclusion to a legendary saga, Blood and Wine concludes in a high note the notable efforts of CD Projekt RED and brings some of Sapkowski's most endearing characters to life.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    XCOM 2 is an improvement to the franchise in every sense of the word. From the refined combat mechanics to the overwhelming global setting, Firaxis Games shows how a sequel must be done. XCOM 2 is unforgiving as it is rewarding, a true masterpiece in the turned-based strategy genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With its brilliant, well-thought-out design, Hearthstone is destined to become one of the best card games ever created. The expansion improves upon the impressive original card design and brings more strategies to the table. Any gamer, whether TCG fan or not, should appreciate the amazing work Blizzard has done.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Overwatch is one of the most refreshing experiences in the FPS genre in recent memory. It’s easy to pick up but hard to master. Seventeen years after its latest new IP, Blizzard finally has a new crown jewel.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    At first glance Nioh could be perceived as a Dark Souls Clone because they share basic concepts like repetition, muscle memory, perseverance and a high tolerance to frustration. But after some time playing, the differences between the two are obvious and it becomes clear that Nioh has enough strength to stand alone with pride and could even be the responsible for sparking a new wave of games with similar mechanics. Nioh is an intelligent, inspired, polished and exciting game that will keep you elated for hours on end. It takes a proven formula and improves on it in every aspect. It is that good. We might be looking at a game of the year here and it will surely be a beloved game for a niche of people who like difficult, demanding games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Loyal to its roots and perfectly executed, Dark Souls II is not only a worthy sequel: it is the worthiest homage to the mettle and spirit of hardcore gamers.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Persona 5 tries to captivate the player in every possible way. Its masterful mix of genres, crisp art style, and music, as well as the glorious game mechanics won't let you drop the controller until the very end. This iteration of the franchise sets a new standard for the JRPG genre and it is, naturally, an excellent addition to the Best of 2017 games list.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Wonderful 101 is an absolutely spectacular and memorable game that manages to represent the authentic spirit of arcade games, the original spark that gives life to great video games. This is not an easy game, nor does it facilitate the player's experience, but it reflects so much authenticity, life and pride for the trade that all minor imperfections are more or less forgiven.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Fast, stimulating and vibrant, Mario Kart 8 improves almost every aspect of the franchise. It's a shame that the Battle mode is now a watered down version of a normal race. The low frame rate during local 4 player competitions also affects an otherwise pristine experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Hard, frustrating and beautiful. A game that will make you think and wonder why it feels so good to solve a puzzle. You'll hate and, at the same time, love The Witness. Brilliant.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The ideal introduction to the bullet hell genre, Deathsmiles keeps every inch of its freshness and appeal to this day. The Steam release includes all six versions of the game and all the goodies of the Mushihimesama release. All in all, a game that nobody will regret owning. Highly recommended.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Pokémon X/Y represent one of the largest steps the franchise has taken since its beginnings. The main game mode is not only vast, but fun. Anyone who gets through the initial portion of the game will found a deep and complex RPG experience and a rich competitive side that is more accessible than ever. It doesn't matter if they are veterans or newcomers; every 3DS owner need this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Gears of War 4 delivers a solid entertainment experience. Supported by a great multiplayer and cooperative modes as well as an amazing campaign, the game only falls short on its script and character development. Horde 3.0 is awesome and deep, the new multiplayer modes are fun and the history feels like a 3D Contra game. Leaving other minor technical setbacks aside, Xbox One users can't go wrong with this one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is the definitive version of the classic GameCube title. With HD graphics, lighting effects, a new soundtrack and gameplay and technical enhancements, this remake brings a memorable and emotional experience to a new generation.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Original, thoughtful, aesthetically pleasing and dark, Inside offers cool puzzles, a deep and meaningful context and a unique experience that every gamer should play. The only imperfection is a premature ending that stops Inside from developing all of its potential.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Pillars of Eternity stands on its own merits without resorting to nostalgia too much. Truly a CRPG masterpiece, the game offers old school, real-time strategic combat, and a vivid world to explore. Not only do you get an overall well-made experience, but also a challenge you haven't seen since the 90's.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Tomb Raider is an action-packed adventure game that offers a new origin story for Lara and that mixes an epic plot and an incredibly detailed setting which let us enjoy the very beginning of her journey towards her legendary status.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Ni no Kuni is almost a perfect video game adaptation of a Studio Ghibli's movie with only minor problems. Level-5 excels in crafting experiences and Wrath of the White Witch is no exception, from beginning to end exudes geniality. The story is an emotional travel through a fantastic world filled with charismatic characters. The gameplay offers a wide arrange of personalization thanks to an almost endless collection of creatures to capture. In an era in which JRPGs are dying, Ni no Kuni might be the savior that could take things to the next level.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Left Behind does a great job to complement a game that seemed impossible to improve. Even if there are few new mechanics, it's hard to complain when you have such a solid base from where to build an interesting setting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is the epic conclusion to the Blizzard trilogy. This release represents a captivating breath of fresh air for a new generation. Legacy of the Void is the best in the series, with strong storytelling and deep mechanics challenging enough for rookies and experts in the genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Heroes of the Storm successfully brings innovation to a stale genre dominated by 2 giants. Its bare-bones mechanics make it a truly fun game to play, from the beginning of a match to the very end.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled by the looks of it. Behind the delicate and beautifully handcrafted visuals lies a truly hardcore experience, built on top of intense mechanics. You will scream, cheer, and curse as you progress through the cleverly designed platform puzzles with their exquisite soundtrack. Ori and the Blind Forest is a must-have experience for this season on Xbox One.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Masterful design, excellent art direction and fresh gameplay elements turn Fallout 4 into a delightful, never-ending experience. It may not be perfect, but you won't want to miss it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An exquisite homage to the likes of Ghosts n' Goblins, Tiger Road, Willow and other 80s classics, Maldita Castilla takes old-school design to the next level and dares to amend some of the flaws of the old masters. A triumph of authenticity, good design and challenge.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An outstanding open-world JRPG, Xenoblade Chronicles X is precisely what the Wii U needed: an ambitious title with hundreds of hours of adventure. The improved combat mechanics, mechs and massive content make it a must buy for the owners of the platform.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The three tables included in this DLC are among the most interesting and awe inspiring ones so far. Fans of the Star Wars saga will have a hard time trying to reach a high score and taking in all the details and references from the movies and the animated series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Dead Space 3's action filled gameplay offers a great experience for those who enjoy a cooperative adventure, but its suspenseful and intense plot also makes it appropriate for players who would rather face Hell alone.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Puppeteer offers a great experience, full of memorable and charismatic characters and awesome graphics, but one of its best features is that it really puts you right in the spotlight of a little puppet theater, where you play the roles of the star and the entertainer at the same time. This is one of those games that we'll remember for a long time and that reminded us that innovation is still possible in video games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Transistor is the best example that shows us that it's not necessary to sacrifice aspects in the game in exchange for good gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rise of The Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is a party that starts really late. It is the same game that came out on Xbox platforms, but with a lot of extra great content and enhancements for PlayStation platforms. The main problem is many players may have already played the game and may not have a need to go after this edition. The truth is that users who waited this long for Rise of The Tomb Raider for PS4 will love the game from beginning to end but others may not need to play it again in other platforms. Nevertheless, Rise of the Tomb Raider is hands down a great game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unless you’re the ultimate fan of Mario Kart, there’s no reason to get the Switch version if you have the original for Wii U. That’s because even if Battle Mode was the missing piece in this puzzle, you’re paying full price for an extra mode and the access to play additional characters. You never had a Wii U and Switch is you’re first Nintendo console since a long time? Don’t hesitate to get Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - together with Breath of the Wild it's the best that the console has to offer and it will give you tons of entertainment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Precise controls, challenging enemies, fun bosses and clever level design make Axiom Verge a great and solid game. This isn’t about being retro, it’s about challenging the players in memorable ways. We want more of this.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The wait was worth it. Final Fantasy XV is one of the best games in the series since the PS2 era. Its graphical quality is impeccable, character design is also terrific. The battle system, despite some camera issues, is fun and enjoyable. Thanks to Yoko Shimomura, the music feels great, dramatic and fun. The game has a lot of content and very high standards when it comes to animations. FFXV may have some glitches here and there, but that does not affect the overall experience. Final Fantasy XV is a game that veteran and new fans will enjoy from beginning to end.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blizzard Entertainment delivers a masterful crafted world, filled with details and groundbreaking changes to the long lived epic fantasy franchise. Players finally will get the recognition they deserve as the leader of their class, wielding the power to repel the Burning Legion with the new artifact weapons.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not that common that a game as extravagant as this one manages to offer such a fun story, deep gameplay and a great soundtrack. Volition focused on offering a great dose of raw fun and they succeeded. As the last game of the series, Saints Row IV delivers everything that we wanted to see in it and even a bit more.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent follow-up to its memorable predecessor, Fire Emblem Fates offers accessibility for the newcomer and strategic depth to the veteran in any of its versions and it's a remarkable and flawlessly executed sequel that sets the bar very high for future releases of the franchise; however, newbies must beware from the infernal difficulty of the Conquest version, which is relentless and unforgiving, only fit for the seasoned enthusiast.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More than a game, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a habit. We are not afraid to say that New Leaf is the best title in the series. The developer managed to exploit the 3DS' capabilities to offer a game experience that, while not groundbreaking, feels very polished and handcrafted. Players capable of enjoying noncompetitive games will find in New Leaf hundreds of hours of content and a lovely place to relax and spend time. This game is a very good reason to own a Nintendo 3DS.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brave New World offers a great deal of content and new elements that makes the gameplay so much more dynamic, while maintaining everything that made Civilization V a great game. The real beauty of this expansion lays in the fact that you can actually use art and culture as the weapons through which you can attain world domination.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To make a name for itself in a well-established genre is no easy task. Tropical Freeze manages to do that by achieving rock solid level design and being thorough in almost every aspect. It's a shame that its co-op is not as polished as the rest of the game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brave vision that communicates a unique message —almost anachronic—. In a sea of contemporary explosions, noise and violence, The Last Guardian is a pause that contributes to videogames with something special despite some design annoyances.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K has been one of the greatest sport franchises over the past decade and NBA 2K17 is no different. The in-depth detail, the music, the looks and feels this game brings to the table are amazing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although lacking a bit in terms of innovation when compared with previous iterations, FIFA 14 remains a well balanced, profound and addictive soccer experience, that will be enjoyed by rookies and veterans alike.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 5 is a real Next-Gen simulator. With its beautiful graphics and excellent lighting effects, anybody who loves cars and speed will want this game to be their first pick on the Xbox One.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another high quality entry from CD Projekt RED, Hearts of Stone keeps the tone and essence of The Witcher but gives a very interesting twist to the "stoic monster hunter finds that humans are the true monsters" framework of the saga. Also, Shani will rekindle the heart of true fans. A fantastic effort worth your money.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fun, challenging and fresh even so many years after the original release, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition shows everyone how to do a proper remaster of a beloved video game. Newcomers and veterans alike will love this. A truly Ultimate Edition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Transformers game ever made, Devastation is a fast paced hack 'n' slash experience that will be the joy of the nostalgic with its eighties look and VHS aesthetics, but will also conquer the hardcore gamer with a relentless challenge, tons of collectibles and replayability. Pure Platinum goodness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed IV is one of the best games in the series. The sheer size of the world and the fact that you can take your ship and just sail away, blow a few enemy ships to oblivion, catch a great white shark, take control of a fort and be back in time to continue the main story gives you a great sense of freedom.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deep, systemic and old school, Prey is a beautiful and haunting world to explore and overcome. A reminder of long forgotten design philosophies applied to modern game design.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1 is a breathtaking reinvention of the franchise, faithful to its origins and with enough innovations to redefine total warfare as we know it. It has an impactful and touching campaign, and a well designed multiplayer. In other words, Battlefield 1 has solid-enough foundations to be a competitive shooter for years to come.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the microscopic point of view of the Pikmin to the macroscopic space scenario of the astronauts, Pikmin 3 is a wild ride where resource administration is essential to the gameplay. This title was crafted with care, and this is evident in almost every aspect. However, we would have liked to see more experimentation and objective diversity; basically the kind of thing shown in one the last stages, which turned out to be a lot of fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dishonored 2 is an improvement over the original game in every sense of the word. Its real value lies in the fact that it offers unique and rewarding game experiences for any type of player, whether you like to murder everyone on sight or prefer a more… ghostly approach.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SimCity is a fun and addictive game that offers an intuitive simulation interface that will help you create thriving cities that can interact and trade between each other. Even though it's launch was smeared due to server overload, once you start creating, you won't be able to stop.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon's Crown is a perfect mixture between addictive gameplay and a friendly combat system that can be a real challenge for those seeking to submerge themselves in this beautiful world. In this time filled with mediocre beat'em ups, Dragon's Crown really sticks out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell: Blacklist offers a complete and balanced experience. Its campaign and multiplayer modes are filled with fun and addictive gameplay, specially Mercs vs. Spies. The stealth mechanics are great and they make this game the best Splinter Cell of this generation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If it isn't broken, don't fix it was the mantra behind Rise of the Tomb Raider's development: they took the formula from the last game, they added new elements to it and polished some of the mistakes. Sadly, though, the game is far from perfect. However, we are happy to know that the saga is in good hands... Welcome back Miss Croft!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the progression to max level is fun and the new zones are beautifully crafted, there are some concerns regarding storytelling with the time travel plot. Warlords of Draenor not only represents the 10th anniversary of WoW, but of the genre as we know it, and a faithful comeback to the old Warcraft that we know.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A terrifying survival horror experience. It offers the best spooky atmosphere in the franchise with many of the classic mechanics that built the original formula. Yet it has enough new elements to stand its ground amidst similar games. Without doubt, a must play horror experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    XCOM 2, the turn-based strategy masterpiece is now available on current generation consoles. The core experience remains untouched thanks to well-established controls and little to no technical difficulties. A must have for any gamer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A classic after all these years, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen has certainly been outclassed in many areas and this PC port shows it, but its peerless combat and peon mechanics are still features that many current day games would benefit from incorporating.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Unity redefines the franchise as a whole. It may not be perfect or especially innovative, but the astonishing attention to detail, paired with a great level of personalization and a fresh cooperative option make this game an amazing experience. If Ubisoft commits itself to giving each Assassin's Creed the same amount of care as it did to this one, we won't care if each iteration comes out every year or every six months.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Halo 5 has a short, albeit dramatic campaign, full of action and huge, visually striking environments that will leave you wanting for more, literally, because its ending is a little bit anticlimactic too. But, despite all of this, fans of the Halo Universe will have a great time playing through it, especially if they've got a team of friends at hand. And the multiplayer component might well be the best we've seen in all the series. Warzone will soon place itself among the most memorable and beloved game modes in the story of Halo.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 25 still suffers from some presentation and technical setbacks; however, a polished physics engine, the owner mode for connected careers and the most responsive running controls in the history of the franchise make it the best iteration of the series so far.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    After many years of stagnant design, the Fire Emblem franchise takes a huge step in sophistication with Awakening, probably the best strategy RPG on the 3DS and maybe in the genre, at least in recent years. Its amazing storytelling is only bested by perfect mechanics that nurture with relevant characters, each one unique in abilities, dialogue and personality. The well-crafted design finds perfect match in beautiful cinematics and orchestral music, everything creating an harmonious and epic experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Hyper Light Drifter is an exciting fast-paced adventure game, designed to pay tribute to a variety of cult classic games from the 90s. It does so with beautiful pixel art as well as detailed and mysterious spaces, not to mention an engaging and rewarding combat system.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    NieR: Automata is a great game that captures you from the very first moment. The well-rounded combat mechanics, the mystery in its story and an addictive customization system won't let you release the controller, despite some minor imperfections that don't affect the experience in any meaningful way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The most accessible yet demanding real time strategy game for consoles, Halo Wars 2 lives up to expectations while celebrating 20 years of RTS tradition at the same time. Fans of the franchise will love it, but veterans and newcomers to the RTS genre will be satisfied as well.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies fans should stop worrying about the new F2P model. Every level in It's About Time can be solved with the plants and tools included for free in the game and it never feels unfinished or reduced. Gameplay changes are organic and improve the game experience. Even though things like the night levels will be missed, this sequel will not disappoint the fans.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This War of Mine represents the living proof that it is possible to make an intelligent depiction of war without necessarily compromising the entertainment value or the mechanics involved in a good game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Well done, endearing and completely free, this new expansion of Shovel Knight fulfills the Kickstarter promises of Yacht Club Games in an spectacular fashion, presenting us the charming pair of Plague Knight and Mona in an adventure full of comedy and charm that honours the name of indie gaming.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat X is an excellent iteration with great new features that make it feel fresh in every sense. A visual overhaul, new fighting styles and a rich online experience that, despite minor flaws, remains as the ultimate tool to test yourself against other players around the world, make MKX a must have for lovers of the fighting genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s hard to synthesize the scale of Dragon Age: Inquisition. It demonstrates perfectly the fact that there is room for games that satisfy the thirst for challenge in this industry. So get ready, we are about to enter an era where the RPG genre can rule again.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Visceral and bloody, DOOM brings the classic FPS feel back to the modern era of gaming. Players will learn to strafe, jump, and shoot demons in the face like it was 1993. While the multiplayer component cripples the experience, DOOM represents id Software's righteous comeback to its former glory.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The fascinating interactive puzzles of Captain Toad convey the unparalleled mastery of its creators in the art of the 3D platformer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With each new entry, Telltale Games seems to learn even more about how to keep you waiting impatiently for their next game. Tales from the Borderlands is one of its finest titles so far, combining great characters with a good narrative and unforgettable moments.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A true classic in portable version, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is well worth your money, despite some minor graphical problems.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The three Uncharted titles are still as fun as ever, but now they are more enjoyable at 1080p and 60fps. Bluepoint Games also added a few new game modes and graphical enhancements. All in all, this is a great package, but we find the lack of multiplayer somewhat disappointing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A fantastic portable version of the ultimate Nintendo brawler, Super Smash Bros. 3DS gives the player the complete experience of the beloved franchise, despite control shortcomings related more to platform limitations than to game design flaws.
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    • 88 Critic Score
    The original release of Metro: Last Light was already a solid experience. Redux doesn't make significant changes to it, but it is still a very stunning post-apocalyptic experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite a general lack of freshness when it comes to the structure of the game, Forza Horizon 2's outstanding visuals, off-road mechanics, solid controls and gameplay depth, make it an excellent racing experience and a must-have game on Xbox One.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Weird and exceptional, Majora's Mask is one of the strangest Zelda games ever. Its level design is certainly not on par with other iterations of the series, however the unique atmosphere and fantastic setting turn it into one of our favorites. The 3DS version makes interesting changes that soften the edges of the game. In the end, this release proves how modern and relevant Majora's Mask remained all these years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bravely Default represents a solid revival of Square's old-school JRPGs with an extremely competent execution and rich, elaborate combat mechanics. However, it suffers from narrative stiffness, bad dialogue, unsympathetic characters and an altogether tiredness in it's cliché-ridden story.
    • 82 Metascore
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