Grow Up! Reviews

Grow Up! is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Aug 2, 2016

Although there are moments of warm loveliness in Grow Up's story, beauty in its world and some brand new abilities, there's no getting away from the fact that this feels like B.U.D's difficult second album.

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8 / 10
Aug 14, 2016

We need more games like this, and more specifically, we need more 'Grow' games. Ubisoft Reflections take note, keep on this trajectory, make that difficulty ramp slope up ever so slightly and please, please, make another one.

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ACG
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Aug 15, 2016
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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2016

Grow Up is a videogame that is perfect for our eyes, but not for our controllers. Its mechanics are rough and difficult to get used to. However, this is a great sequel for Grow Home.

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8.3 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2016

Grow Up is a more enjoyable, open game than Grow Home. What hasn't changed is its incredible vistas and sense of wonder when on top of some strange mountain stuck in the sky!

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7.2 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2016

If you ever wished you could be more like Wall-E, or perhaps the idea of massive, throbbing phallus-shaped Star Plants growing as your direct and ram their heads into glowing rocks excites you, you should give Grow Up! a try

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Metro GameCentral
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7 / 10
Aug 16, 2016

Some of the new features could’ve done with pruning, but Ubisoft’s willingness to nurture indie style experiments continues to bear fruit.

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6.8 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2016

A cool concept with plenty of opportunities for fun, Grow Up! is well-priced for 4-6 hours of fun. Unfortunately, a wonky camera and small irritations with controls detract from the experience, diminishing my interest in hunting for every last collectible or achievement.

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Recommended
Aug 17, 2016

This quickfire follow-up to one of 2015's real gems doesn't make any big steps forward, but it's a charmer all the same.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2016

Those are the issues that are easy to pin down. But really, 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.

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Aug 17, 2016

Grow Up takes everything that made Grow Home so entertaining and adds to it accordingly, but the predictability of any sequel means it falls a little flatter than before.

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3 / 5
Aug 17, 2016

As a platforming and climbing game this is an entertaining one, just like its predecessor, but overly sensitive controls and an uncooperative camera mar the experience somewhat.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2016

A lesson in learning to appreciate what’s around you, while at the same time providing solid gameplay with a real sense of progression.

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Leif Johnson
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7.8 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2016

Grow Up doesn't feel terribly different from Grow Home other than its larger world, but its main achievement is to strengthen some of its predecessor's weak points. The drive to climb to the top of everything remains, but here it's improved on with new methods of climbing and flying, and the option to toss down plants that serve as tools for any situation. The camera sometimes complicates this, but not enough to bury the charm of the original.

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3.5 / 5.0
Aug 19, 2016

The best sequels improve from its predecessors in every important way, and this is sometimes true in Grow Up, but it’s mostly more of the same in a bigger space. That isn’t a bad thing, because it’s a ton of fun, but I was left with a sense of finality for B.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2016

An acceptably quirky adventure, Grow Up is an enjoyable experience that could have used a lot more polish, especially with regards to its movement, camera system and overall performance.

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Aug 19, 2016

Grow Up's got some significant technical problems, but if you can work past them, prepare for a fun and free experience.

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55%
Aug 19, 2016

Grow Up is a unique game and it can be very interesting but the game has a lot of technical problems.

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7.7 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2016

Grow Up il larger, more beautiful and more entertaining than Grow Home.But we have to deal with a very complex control system that requires dedication to be appreciated.

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7.6 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2016

Grow Up! is an entertaining game, it allows you to use your creativity to reach your goals. Its simple presentation, short duration and an uncertain start away from being a memorable experience, but without a doubt if you put those problems aside you have a solid and fun experience.

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