LevelUp's Scores

  • Games
For 522 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 The Last of Us Remastered
Lowest review score: 10 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 522
522 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    SoulCalibur II HD Online is the same great fighting experience that fans had years ago but also includes HD and two online modes, which helps it to stay appealing to the current standards.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Motocross Madness lacks in terms of handling and the track design could be better, but it makes up for all that with fun races, fast progression and over the top tricks that you can easily pull off.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With the addition of Star Wars to the mix, Disney Infinity 3.0 becomes a fresher experience for those in search of family games. However, the lack of polish becomes more notorious with each year that passes, showing that the annual schedule of the franchise is taking a serious toll on the overall presentation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Max: The Curse of Brotherhood's charm lies in its unique creation system and the way it uses the marker to solve puzzles throughout the levels. Its ability to challenge the player's creativity plus its beautiful visuals, make this platformer a great option for any Xbox One owner.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Ninja Theory shattered any doubt of its ability with a genius reinvention of Devil May Cry, but their talent with DLC may be questioned after Vergil's Downfall, a brief story that expands on the past of Dante's brother with not so much glamour. There is a handful of missions, each lasting no more than 20 minutes and the cinematics look underdeveloped. For its quality, this piece of downloadable content is not worth the price.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A very easy but nonetheless fun game, Yoshi's Woolly World has an impressive visual style paired with some great ideas. Unfortunately, the lack of challenge, some frustrating levels and its short ambitions hinder this creative game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    As a visual overhaul, State of Decay: Year One Edition leaves a lot to be desired, but the abundance of contents featured in this package and the unique nature of the experience as a whole, make up for the lackluster visuals and the notorious frame rate drops.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    As expected, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil struggles to find its own identity when compared with FIFA 14, and beyond the fresh presentation, there's no evolution at all. The game has great controls and makes up for the lack of atmosphere in FIFA 14, but EA didn't put too much effort in the game modes, and the charm will fade immediately after the World Cup ends.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that it keeps the same core pillars from the astonishing first entry, which are raw situations and tough choices, Season Two of The Walking Dead falls a bit short in the writing department. The experience remains unique and emotional, just not as much as the first one.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Demand for Wooly World in any of its versions (Wii U or 3DS) to match the greatness of Yoshi’s Island or Yoshi’s World might seem to be asking too much, but the thing is that it has the potential to do so. What the game offers right now is enough to please Yoshi’s fans at its most, even if the rest of the players won’t get their expectations fulfilled. Still Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is a fun, adorable and enjoyable game, and one of the best in the platform genre that you can find on the 3DS.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    God Eater 2: Rage Burst feels like a game that was made in a rush with no real purpose, instead of having a great story to tell, giving the player simple mechanics, nice pacing and an easy to understand character development. Because of all this the game clearly comes across as something you should not play. Give it a chance if you really love the franchise or did not play God Eater Resurrection, otherwise, just wait for it to change its price tag.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 fixes many of the problems that the first title left unattended and once again gives the player the opportunity to fix the Dragon Ball history. The game has a great amount of content which means many hours of gameplay. Fan service and nice storytelling will keep you going until you reach the very end. However, countless localization problems, recycled elements and senseless side-missions hurt the overall experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Authentic, visually stunning and with one of the best soundtracks of the year, Hohokum is definitely a surprise. It's a shame that below that colorful surface, lays a dull game with confusing elements that undermine an otherwise great experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition offers solid and entertaining cooperative action. It is best played with like-minded friends that are willing to interact, communicate and orchestrate heists. Sadly though, the progression system demands a heavy time investment in order to unlock weapons, which may be an impediment to some players.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A competent isometric roguelike, Victor Vran innovates in mechanics and character progression but suffers a little because of poor variety and insufficient content.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Game & Wario is an excellent choice for those who are new in the series and are looking for instant and simple fun. Nevertheless, people who are already familiar with the Wario Ware franchise, will be disappointed with the lack of originality in the mini-game design and may get bored pretty soon.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a colorful metroidvania game. It's a shame that the level design is just as subpar and frustrating as the enemies in the game itself. The art direction is also a strange mix of 2D and 3D elements that ends up feeling inconsistent. A good effort but there are much better games in the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes, it has some great reimagined graphics, and it represents a solid return to the Oddworld universe when it works as it's supposed to. However, New 'n' Tasty lacks some precision in the analog controls, it has almost no replay value and lacks imagination on the cooperative front, so this isn't the perfect remake by no stretch of the imagination, nor it stands close to great representatives of the platform/stealth genre, such as Another World or LIMBO.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surprisingly good for a game mainly sold on controversy, Hatred has solid gameplay and presentation, but also a severe lack of depth and its own exaggerations often fall into the realm of parody.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hyrule Warriors Legends is a worthy adaptation of the original game. It has a nice amount of content and features beloved characters from the Zelda series; however, the performance issues hinder the overall experience. It may be a repetitive game but all Dynasty Warriors games are like this, so you should not be surprised by this particular trait.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy Explorers works well as an entry-level experience for anyone looking for something like Monster Hunter. It may not have a plot to follow, but the gameplay value rests on its multiplayer, as well as on its monster and weapon crafting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Polyphony Digital had three years to truly work on this game and they delivered the same experience as Gran Turismo 5 just with some minor tweaks. Gran Turismo 6 feels more like an expansion rather than a brand new game. It's very disappointing for true racing fans.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Luffy's new adventure offers an original story created by Eiichiro Oda. However, it does not shine due to the brief duration of its campaign.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strider will satisfy those who didn´t play the arcade game, but it suffers under its repetitive design, lack of enemy variety, generic look and problematic input.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite some balancing issues, the lack of an engaging main story and the absence of a training option, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution consolidates as a worthy addition to the series, due to the abundance of available characters and references, its seductive visuals, well rounded animations, and above all else, the subtle and positive changes to the fighting mechanics.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite some undeniable improvements in terms of art direction and the underlying soul of the concept, Watch_Dogs 2 is still a sloppy product. With the persistence of AI oddities, dull graphics and physics, stereotypical plot and character design, conspicuous asset recycling, serious online problems and so on, Watch_Dogs 2's lack of polish stops it from achieving excellence once again.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A superb atmospheric horror experience, Layers of Fear succeeds in taking terror videogames to the next levels in terms of immersion, but fails to deliver little else than another artistic walking simulator.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good balance between precision sniping and arcade elements, Sniper Elite III is hampered by a severe lack of content, ambition and depth, but remains nonetheless an enjoyable experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WildStar is not afraid of borrowing elements from other MMOs, as it has the right attitude and personality to stand out from the rest. It is a colorful and explosive blend that may not revolutionize the genre but certainly refreshes it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of imagination during the races, Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious may serve as a good entry-level experience for those who haven't yet bought the regular game or those who want something just a bit different for free.