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  • Summary: BUD, an adorable yet clumsy, stumbling, tumbling robot. Spaceship wreckage scattered across an entire planet of abundant alien flora and thrusting star plants. A distant moon with your spacecraft’s beating heart yearning to be rescued. A fantastical acrobatic adventure in a world that’s asBUD, an adorable yet clumsy, stumbling, tumbling robot. Spaceship wreckage scattered across an entire planet of abundant alien flora and thrusting star plants. A distant moon with your spacecraft’s beating heart yearning to be rescued. A fantastical acrobatic adventure in a world that’s as challenging as it is beautiful. Welcome to Grow Up. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 3, 2016
    90
    By being beautiful, imaginative and fun, Grow Up is nothing short of a mini masterpiece. [Nov 2016, p.82]
  2. Aug 16, 2016
    80
    Better in every aspect compared to Grow Home, Grow Up is a fun platformer. Complete the main quest does not require many hours, but thanks to the many challenges and collectible, you will spend a lot of time playing the game.
  3. Aug 25, 2016
    80
    Grow Up feels like a step up from Grow Home. It features an improved campaign and more structure by incorporating objectives that revolve around repairing your ship.
  4. Aug 15, 2016
    70
    The main problem with this sequel is that it doesn't show anything that we haven't seen before in Grow Home.
  5. Aug 18, 2016
    70
    Grow Up suffers from all the downsides of not giving the player structure. It just feels like less of a problem here because the developer is wholly transparent about that fact. Grow Up is as Ubisoft as a Ubisoft game can get. It may be a lot of bloat, but at least the game's comfortable enough to carry it proudly.
  6. Aug 21, 2016
    65
    Grow Up is a limited "more of the same", improving only slightly the downsides of its predecessor. Overall it's not a very good sequel.
  7. Aug 31, 2016
    60
    Grow Up is a lot more of the same and with little fanfare I feel most have already forgotten the original, let alone know the sequel even exist.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 2, 2018
    10
    grow up is **** POGGERS pls enjoy gaem is very relaxing one time it gave me a massage and all
    the knots in my back went away!!!! owo
  2. Jul 27, 2017
    8
    Grow Up is a very enjoyable and relaxing platforming game that sees you take control of a small robot called BUD to find the pieces of hisGrow Up is a very enjoyable and relaxing platforming game that sees you take control of a small robot called BUD to find the pieces of his broken spaceship. It's an open world game with very little structure that allows you to do whatever you want in any order you want. Other than finding pieces of the ship, BUD can also find new abilities and crystals to upgrade them, as well as do challenges to unlock new suits.
    THE GOOD
    - Gameplay is great albeit somewhat limited, with exploration often being rewarded and upgrades always being useful. It can be slow to start, but once you've picked up the abilities and gathered some crystals, traversing through the world can be fast and the unique environments keep it interesting. As Grow Up is short, you don't have time to get bored of the gameplay despite it's simplicity.
    - Grow Up is easy to pick up and play, in part because of it's loose structure but also because of it's lack of difficulty. Although this can often hurt games, in this case it helps Grow Up by contributing to the relaxed atmosphere created by the game's beautiful world and cute environments
    - It has a great art style, with creative wildlife designs that also help add to the escapism.
    - The game is usually only £7.99 on the Xbox Store so is very cheap (and is currently free with Games with Gold).
    THE BAD
    - You can replicate plants and regrow them at any time, and even though this sounds good, in practice it's quite useless. Lots of the plants serve the same purpose - they are either bouncy, long or blast you up - but the real problem is that you never actually need to use them. There are enough plants around to get you through the game without ever having to plant a thing. I wish there would have been more variety and more demand for this feature.
    - The camera can get in the way at times. However, this was relatively infrequent and shouldn't be too much of a problem.
    THE BORING
    - Challenges are maybe a little too easy and are all very similar. They all involve flying through squares and they quickly get old.
    CONCLUSION
    Grow Up is a very relaxing game that lets you take it at your own pace. Gameplay is fun while the game lasts, but I can't see myself going back to finish all the challenges or collecting all the crystals for another upgrade. The world is beautiful and pleasant to be a part of, making the experience worthwhile. If you want a short and fun journey through a well crafted world, pick this up while it's free.
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  3. Aug 5, 2018
    8
    Grow up is a relaxing game, it is target to a more casual audience, but I can definitely say that it had its difficulties. Through patientsGrow up is a relaxing game, it is target to a more casual audience, but I can definitely say that it had its difficulties. Through patients you will be able to 100 percent this game. It will take some time and a good "Where's Waldo" eye. Expand
  4. Feb 20, 2018
    7
    This game invites to player to relax and enjoy. The story is simple and yet it's fun to explore and go higher and higher. The polygon styleThis game invites to player to relax and enjoy. The story is simple and yet it's fun to explore and go higher and higher. The polygon style graphics kind of round the experience up and the controls are good also. One huge drawback for me is the game's length though. It takes roughly 5 hours to finish. Expand
  5. Jul 23, 2017
    6
    Me parece que Grow Up es un juego con pocas aspiraciones, en cuanto a planteamiento, diseño y extensión. Sin embargo la jugabilidad esMe parece que Grow Up es un juego con pocas aspiraciones, en cuanto a planteamiento, diseño y extensión. Sin embargo la jugabilidad es divertida y sólida, muestra muy bien sus principios básicos (juntar las partes perdidad de mom mediante habilidades propias y utilizacion de elementos ambientales) y ofrece un par de horas divertidas. Es curioso y divertido, pero poco más. Expand