LevelUp's Scores

  • Games
For 255 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 255
255 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This third-person shooter looks like a generic JRPG, but don't judge it by its cover, because Freedom Wars is one of the best games for PS Vita. The fast-paced action, deep customization and Monster Hunter-like team battles will make you forget about the cheesy anime clichés and stay in this dystopian world for hours.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A visually stunning game with clever and varied design, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is a very welcome addition to the Wii U library, even if its simplistic premise and mechanics eventually get tiresome.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While at first it seems like Guacamelee! mocks Mexican culture, the truth is that the game doesn't take itself seriously. With brilliant platforming sections and a cohesive and original art direction, the game presents an interesting and original world. The combat is not as deep as we would like it to be, but this frisky title has a hard to find feature: uniqueness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Temple of Osiris is an awesome cooperative game; it offers great synergy and difficulty between characters, which results in amusing and engaging gameplay. It’s best played with friends.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every Naruto game is an interesting ride on the adventures of the animated series, but not every one of them turns out to be a great gaming experience and Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is the perfect example. If you're an anime fanatic there is no doubt that you'll enjoy the combat style and the wide variety of combos, but if you want to live the emotion of the show, maybe you have to keep watching it since the story mode can get extremely tedious.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Awesome art style and animation, combined with a great sense of humor, allow BattleBlock Theater to stand out above current arcade games. The campaign, the cooperative mode, and the level editor will keep you hooked for hours.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun and simple, but not condescending, OlliOlli is a great addition to the PS Vita library of games. Some players will get frustrated by its abrupt learning curve, but once you pass that point the title is very enjoyable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Shadow Fall had the challenge of convincing gamers to buy a PS4 during its launch window, and it almost succeeded. While the game definitely showcases the impressive processing power of the PS4 and presents a solid and fun campaign, there are some aspects that feel incomplete. Some game mechanics, like the rappel ability, feel so out of place that they make us wonder what would have happened with a few more months of development. At the end, this is a good and solid, but forgettable, launch title.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Rivals is a solid racing game. It doesn't matter if you just want to finish the campaign, level up or compete with your friends, you won't be able to drop the controller. On the other hand, AllDrive is a great feature that takes the whole experience to a complete new level.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    As an unequivocal sign of modern times, Destiny continues to evolve and change. What at launch was a solid but nonetheless forgettable experience, now expands and improves upon the criticism provided by the gamer community. The Dark Below is not there yet, but we are approaching excellence.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A very decent effort that still feels slightly less engaging and powerful than it ought to be, Crown of the Old Iron King never feels condescending or diluted, but it lacks freshness, interest and brilliance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Call of Juarez: Gunslinger offers little challenge for experienced players, although its fun level design and high replay value make the experience worthwhile.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The LEGO Movie Videogame offers the same enjoyable formula from other LEGO games, but also some new mechanics, and every single aspect from the film, has been brought to this tie-in, including the catchy song. Having said that, the game also has new flaws when compared with others in the LEGO series, and in the end is less enjoyable than the movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Even though it has a terrible control scheme by today's standards, Resident Evil 4 HD stays true to the original game, released in 2005; sadly, the HD upgrade is barely noticeable despite Capcom's best efforts to make a remarkable feature out of it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Dying Light is a solid and consistently-designed open world experience, regardless of where Techland's ideas came from. The parkour element is the best feature of the game as it allows you to almost fly with little to no effort to either explore or fight the horde. This is, without a doubt, the best zombie game Techland has ever done.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A weaker effort than the excellent Artorias of the Abyss, Crown of the Sunken King raises the challenge of the main game but not much else.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A game with a tremendous, top notch style but a distinctive lack of depth, Child of Light is a fragile and ephemeral dream.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    With an inspiring art direction, a relentless but interesting game design and a good combat system, The Banner Saga only suffers from a lack of variety in its fighting scenarios and its slow caravan sequences. This solid Kickstarter game shows its pedigree but some players might not get charmed by its particular setting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is a good port of the PC version, even though it lacks many of its features. It's a solid and enjoyable multiplayer experience that every Xbox 360 owner should try.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Even though annually released games don't often have a lot of room for improvement, Just Dance 2014 adds new ingredients to its formula and is as much fun as always. If you like to play with your friends and even go online for a little dance challenge, this game will suit you well.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A polished but predictable return from a master of survival horror like Mikami, The Evil Within succeeds in its cinematographic atmosphere and skilled craft, but lacks the sheer power of the true masterpieces of the genre.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Evolve is a good multiplayer game, but combat suffers due to the design focus on the evolution aspect of the monster. Monsters are forced to flee during 15 minutes and Hunters to chase marks on the screen rather than to hunt it down with the help of their skills and the environment. There is only so much joy you can derive from playing Evolve; it rapidly reaches a plateau and loses the thrill of the hunt.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Skydive: Proximity Flight turned out to be a great option to play and have fun with your friends. Maybe skydiving simulation wasn't a top choice for some of us, but we can assure you that you will have a great time sorting obstacles in the sky, dressed as a squirrel or Count Dracula while your friends laugh and wait for their turn.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Bungie's new IP is a noble effort to escape from the ghosts of the past, an opportunity to succeed and leave its old franchises behind. Destiny offers a solid combat experience, challenging boss fights and a never ending progression system; however the world is not engaging and the story and lore bits are forgettable or absent, which is a shame given the magnitude of the project.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Mercenary Kings is a trip fueled by the nostalgia of the 8 and 16 bit classics; veteran players will find the core aspect of the games amusing, while the modern aspects might appeal to new players.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Storm Island may not be the cheapest most innovative DLC, but what it lacks in freshness, it makes up in depth and exciting driving.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Maybe LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is cartoonish, childish and offers few innovations, but it is certainly one of the best games based on the Marvel Universe in recent years due to fan service and the great mechanics that only the LEGO formula can offer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    This is one of those rare cases in which removing game mechanics results in a more consistent, fun and dynamic experience. First Light is a wonderful introduction to the inFAMOUS franchise or a good way to expand the Second Son experience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Call at Arms' main problem seems to be its 1000 MS Points price, which will get you 3 new maps, a few unsurprising skins and the Master at Arms game mode.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Even though it's not perfect, this game is an exemplary case of what must be done with a remaster. Maybe its quality is inconsistent, but the extra stuff, trophy support and more make this rendition worthwhile.

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