LevelUp's Scores

  • Games
For 283 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 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 283
283 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With New Super Luigi U, Nintendo showed us once more that game design is its main concern. Even though it seems that the developers only tweaked small bits of the game, like Luigi's movement or the length of some levels, at the end those small changes really impact the whole experience. This DLC adds a lot of content to the original game, although some things feel rushed, like the story that justifies Luigi's being the protagonist in the first place.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable adventure for the seasoned veteran, Etrian Mystery Dungeon may also seem bare bones and merciless for the newcomers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Made and payed by fans, Broken Age is the best testimony of an era in which niche games go through the influence and approval of the community. The result is a solid title with calculated charm despite the lack of soul found in the classics of the genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another great work from Telltale Games. The plot, character performances, and scenarios blend perfectly to deliver an excellent game. Yes, we are talking about a niche title, but this is a good opportunity for any kind of gamer to approach the graphic adventure genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both episodes of Burial at Sea develop different and interesting aspects of the BioShock franchise: stealth and the opportunity to visit Rapture in all its glory. Maybe the second episode is the best in terms of new game mechanics, but the first one does a wonderful job at complementing the excellent plot first established by BioShock Infinite.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX is ideal for veteran and new players alike as it keeps the magic that made previous games great, intact, while taking the franchise to the next level with its new features. The bundle also serves as warm up while we wait for the arrival of Kingdom Hearts III on Xbox One and PS4.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid and honest effort, Mario Golf is a well balanced mix of simple arcade delight and intriguing RPG mechanics that convey the complexity of golf in a fun, accessible and enjoyable way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it suffers in aspects of level design and uninspired use of Garrett's inventory, Thief delivers a unique stealth experience that lives up to the original game, but not quite.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The New Order is a lackluster shooter with detrimental game mechanics. If it wasn't for its focus in storytelling, it would be just another classic that failed to return.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon offers a fun and memorable experience. Even though the lack of a second analog stick damages combat, and ghosts does not have their own personalities and context, Luigi and professor E. Gadd rescue some of the franchise's original charisma, and the basic game mechanic of capturing ghosts still is very addictive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it does not add any new features to the series, Batman: Arkham Origins provides an amazing story and a big cast of villains from the Batman Universe. It also maintains every single aspect from Asylum and City, like the predator mode and free flow combat in a larger city with lots of secondary activities. The multiplayer experience — the first one in the franchise — is disappointing, but overall, Warner Bros. Montreal lived up to the standards established by Rocksteady.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good game in its own right, Shadow of Mordor doesn’t need nor improves upon Tolkien's fiction. Sadly, though, exploitable combat mechanics, repetitive missions and an unsatisfactory navigation system hinder its chances of becoming one of the best games of the year.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Sims 4 has solid foundations, but it feels like it isn't finished yet. Having said that, new gameplay qualities open fresh possibilities for the player.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battlefield 4 is an online multiplayer title that has something to offer to every type of player who's looking for a unique experience, and it even comes with a complimentary campaign mode that's perfect for those occasions when you're feeling a little antisocial. If you liked Battlefield 3 we can assure you that you will fall in love immediately with this renewed experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Enter the best controls the franchise has known and a ton of other changes and improvements. It's a shame that the fantastic level design wears out because of how the game forces the user to play in the same place over and over. Otherwise, this introduction to the new direction of the franchise is really satisfying.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More a transition than an actual evolution of the concept, Far Cry 4 is still a thrilling adventure. But we were expecting a bit more innovation, besides a cooperative option and a few elephants.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A luscious display of absurdity and Americana, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is a solid pack of turn-based strategy and tactic action with plenty of content, a humorous storyline and the best lessons from one of the masters of the genre, Intelligent Systems. Totally recommended.
    • 73 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.