LevelUp's Scores

  • Games
For 236 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario 3D World
Lowest review score: 10 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 236
236 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Remember Me is a game that tries to be a lot of things, but fails in its execution, the only noteworthy thing is its story, and even that really captivates you until the end, due to an unpredictable twist.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even though it has a few flaws, Tales of Xillia surprised us with its freshness. It might not be a must have, but it's a solid game that strongly represents its franchise, and above all, Tales of Xillia is a game that anyone can pick up and enjoy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix offers a great opportunity to live the beginnings of an epic saga. Even if it didn't include Chain of Memories and 358/2, this would be a great experience for all those that missed its launch 10 years ago and for those who did play it and fell in love with its story and characters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A homage to Defender, Resogun is a competent, albeit rather short, horizontal shooter that greatly integrates its game mechanics even if it lacks the complexity and raw power of high arcade shooting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The foundations are fun, however inFAMOUS Second Son suffers from a lack of variety when it comes to combat and the missions become dull after a while. Aside from the gorgeous new updated visuals and impeccable performance, there are no signs of game design evolution. Next time, we want to interact with the beautiful city in a way worthy of the new generation of consoles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    GRID Autosport is a great comeback after GRID's 2 failure. Interior view is back and the 5 driving disciplines add a new challenge to the game. Career mode is challenging, but after a while it becomes repetitive and boring. On the other hand, multiplayer is the way the career mode should be. Overall is a fun game, but don't expect to be playing it a lot after a while.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Extremely faithful to the original, Shadowgate brings back everything that made the 1987 release a cult classic, but it doesn't add anything to the formula. In other words, it lacks the innovation value to remain relevant by today's standards.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 3 is still the same fun, over the top, zombie slashing, open world game we learned to love on Xbox One. Unfortunately, unless you have a high end PC gaming rig, you will have frame rate and gameplay issues. But if you do have one, you will have a blast killing everything in sight.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tales of Xillia 2 combines the best of eastern and western cultures and consolidates itself as an RPG that appeals to hardcore fans of the series, thanks to its compelling story, attractive combat system, the decision-making mechanics and its anime-like aesthetics.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sony's attempt to compete against similar offerings in the market. Driveclub is so visually driven that it looks like they forgot about all the other features people love about driving games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Pre-Sequel offers freshly designed air combat thanks to the low gravity of Elpis. It feels like a whole new game, until the action ends and you glance at the shell of Borderlands 2 being remade all over again. A hit and miss title that fans will definitely love.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This Tales of Hearts remake does not live up to the PS Vita graphical standards, but beyond that, you will find a nice RPG with an easy to understand combat system and a challenging experience fit for any skill level. Nevertheless, the core of this game is the relationship between characters and how the story unfolds; from funny to emotional moments, any JRPG fan will enjoy and love this adventure.