LevelUp's Scores

  • Games
For 529 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 36% 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 529
529 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.