LevelUp's Scores

  • Games
For 652 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 652
652 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just Cause 4 does not represent a setback or a bad delivery in the terms of the franchise and if you are a fan of the adventures of Rico Rodriguez, you will not be disappointed after making the revolution succeed in Solis.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Sakurai did what seemed impossible and created the Super Smash Bros. game that all fans wanted. It has hours of content for single player, a great multiplayer experience and a fast-paced combat that competitive players will love. Sadly, its online is far from perfect.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite all the controversies surrounding the announcement, Battlefield V continues to be a force of nature with his unique take on multiplayer that fans have come to love. With one of the best gunplay feelings in the franchise and an emotive single-player component, Battlefield V is a safe bet for veterans of the series and FPS enthusiasts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After Pokémon GO's massive success, Game Freak tried to bring some of its core mechanics to the mainline series with Pokémon: Let’s Go! As a result, we have a new fresh take on the series that does a lot of things right, but also lacks in others, especially the postgame.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After Pokémon GO's massive success, Game Freak tried to bring some of its core mechanics to the mainline series with Pokémon: Let’s Go! As a result, we have a new fresh take on the series that does a lot of things right, but also lacks in others, especially the postgame.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a perfect example of what a good remake should be. Toys for Bob took everything special about the original trilogy and made it better with a fresh coat of paint. This is the definitive way of playing Spyro the Dragon.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Starlink: Battle for Atlas can become a good starting point for a new franchise with a toys-to-life concept done the right way. Sadly, its repetitive nature lacks the ingredients to keep you hooked.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Although controversial, the decision to swap the single-player campaign for a popular and alien game mode shows a complete evolution in the franchise as it consolidates as one of the freshest installments in the series. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has the real potential to make jaded veterans return to a game that feels different, fair and requires skill and, at the same time, is supported by two gigantic modes that are addictive and fun to play.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption 2 is technically impressive; a well-made game and a visual jewel polished to the smallest detail: a masterpiece in every way. By displaying excellent writing and storytelling, developed character and plots, and a full array of activities, it stands one of the best open worlds to date. Rockstar Games once again stands as the creator of the most successful and influential works in the medium of interactive entertainment. We are probably facing the best game ever made by Rockstar Games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    LEGO DC Super-Villains is an interesting bet that can potentially transform itself into a new series within the LEGO universe. Although some negative elements are evident, Traveler's Tales game manages to balance the experience with enjoyable mechanics and sometimes great ideas and elevated quality.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Playground Games newest addition to the open world racing genre is everything you can expect from a game that belongs to the Forza family. It’s easy to learn due its granular design, yet it provides deep tuning tools for the connoisseur. Despite its numerous and solid online systems that feeds its communities, the series feels like it has forgotten its competitive roots. Despite this, Forza Horizon 4 invites you to take part in its copious amenities and, in the end, the experience feels like your own, as long as you do not demand too much from the multiplayer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Super Mario Party is the game that Nintendo fans have been waiting for. It has 80 fun mini games that can be enjoyed in an assortment of game modes. Sadly, it has a couple of shortcomings ―like a small selection of games and a poor online component― that hinder the experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    By adding some RPG systems, Assassin’s Creed: Odysseys builds upon everything that Origins did right to create one of the best entries of the series. However, the game has some issues like boring romance options and poor AI. Despite that, Odyssey got us excited for the future of the franchise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FIFA 19 is the materialization of years of experience to provide a fun experience that responds to the needs of the simulation. Although some details of the physics engine will have yet to be refined, and the implementation of some game systems improved, this new installment of the series has surpassed the previous edition. With FIFA 19, the 2018-2019 season will be a great year for fans of football games and it cannot be denied that everything is going the right way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After some setbacks in this generation, PES 2019 represents the moment in which the series has resumed the path and is aligned correctly to compete directly. In PES 2019 no match is the same and each encounter will give you experiences full of emotion, difficulty and satisfaction. Despite the presence of some specific details, in general the new installment of the series is very well delivered regarding previous editions and it is definitely an option that you should consider, because the challenge and fun are guaranteed for the entire season. Yes, Pro Evolution Soccer has returned and that is great news for all of us who are fans of football games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an excellent conclusion to the origin story that began in 2013. It’s great system, captivating world and attractive presentation make it one of the better games of the franchise. Eidos Montreal made an honest and mature experience that is focused on doing what it does best: being an adventure that keeps you hooked.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game not only fulfills what it promised, but it gives us an original story worthy of a Marvel movie.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By staying true to its roots and adding some modern design elements, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age stands as a compelling JRPG that is a perfect starting point for any gamer that wants to know what the Dragon Quest craze in Japan is all about. We loved every minute of exploring Erdrea, fighting cool monsters and forging weapons in an adventure that took us more than 80 hours to complete.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to the way in which the history of video games developed, Metroidvania as a genre continues to nourish the romanticism that surrounds the titles that gives it a name. In that sense, Guacamelee!2 is a worthy representative of the genre since it complies with the elements required to be approved by enthusiasts, old and new school players. As promised, DrinkBox Studios has taken the series to the next level and everything has been greatly improved. The merit of the Canadian studio is that the game is capable of expressing itself through its mechanics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This year’s mastery of the Frostbite engine offers an impressive visual experience with players represented close to reality. Visually and audibly its a success. At the same time, improvements in important game modes, Franchise and Ultimate Team, guarantee weeks of fun that will be driven by the start of the regular season and endless interaction with the community. Madden NFL 19 is a satisfying experience, one of the best entries in years. But is it like winning a game with a Hail Mary pass? Not yet, but it's close to happening.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Four years after its original release, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker to remind us why it is one of the best puzzle platformers on the market. The Super Mario Odyssey levels, the resolution bump on TV mode and the coop experience may not be enough to buy it again, but its clever level design and original concept make it a game that Nintendo fans can’t afford to miss.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Octopath Traveler is the magnificent missing link between pixels and polygons. It is game full of nostalgia with an incredible art direction, deep and addictive combat, a soundtrack worthy of the Squaresoft legacy and a lengthy although somewhat disjointed story line. If you are an old school player that enjoyed a classic JRPG , this game is definitely made for you and you will appreciate immensely. If you are new to the genre, it is a great opportunity for you to get to know turn based combat games, pixel art, and understand what all the fuss is about.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Taking an American muscle car at 300 km/h along a gorge, falling hopelessly into the void and ending up maneuvering gracefully an aircraft in an instant is a pleasant driving experience that is rarely seen in the racing genre; but it's just one of the many activities that The Crew 2 has prepared. It’s a game you either love or hate; while fun and accessible, not all of its elements shine as it could.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pato Box is far from being a perfect experience and it is clear that it lacks polish in some areas. Fortunately, Bromio did a lot of things right so Pato Box stands as a fun and enjoyable twist to the Punch-Out!! formula.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A year after releasing on PlayStation 4, Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy is now on Nintendo Switch as a solid adaptation that compensates for a slight graphic downgrade with portability.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Detroit: Become Human is a design achievement in which every choice you make matters. The narrative evolves with ease, with great rhythm and without ridiculous situations. This is a game that we can recommend, whether or not you are fond of classic science fiction. We are sure that you will spend entire evenings talking to other players about the decisions they made and how they affected the world around them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Horizon Chase Down is a good choice for fans of the Arcade Racer genre, specifically for those who enjoyed games like Out Run, Top Gear, Cruis'n USA and the Rush series. With a basic, but responsive control, a difficulty that does present a challenge, despite some occasional details, an impeccable visual presentation with colorful and detailed elements and a memorable soundtrack, this racing game fulfills what it promises, performs the homage that has given rise to its existence and represents a fun options that allow players to remember the golden age of the genre.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    State of Decay 2 fulfills its premise without being too pretentious as an entry point to the misunderstood zombie survival genre. It is best enjoyed when you step out the safety of your comfort zone to face the horrors of the zombie apocalypse, at least until the experience becomes repetitive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze remains an excellent platformer and one of Retro Studio’s greatest works. While its additions may not be enough to justify a second time purchase, Tropical Freeze is a must play for all Switch owners that never had the chance to experience the Wii U version.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Sea of Thieves' most compelling activity happens when player ships clash in PvP combat. However, PvE content is lackluster and easy forgettable, despite being set up in a beautiful world. This game has potential unlike any other and might be the game of we dreamed in two or three years.

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