Grow Up! Reviews

Grow Up! is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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TheSphericalCat
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2016

Grow Up is an excellent sequel that builds on a strong foundation to make a spectacular game. If you liked Grow Home, you’ll want to play this too.

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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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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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Leif Johnson
Top Critic
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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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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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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75 / 100
Aug 28, 2016

Grow up was a uniquely calming experience, from the soft colors and bioluminescence, to the ethereal music that played along with the visuals. I highly recommend it as a refreshing break from more conventional high-paced, thrilling, adrenaline pumping titles that fill the gaming industry.

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Andy Kelly
Top Critic
73 / 100
Aug 23, 2016

A superb remix of Grow Home that gives BUD a bigger sandbox to play in, at the expense of some challenge.

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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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71%
Sep 2, 2016

With a larger world and a few new mechanics, Grow Up manages to improve the original experience.

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
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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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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7 / 10
Aug 26, 2016

Grow Up is a sturdy expansion of everything that made Grow Home unique. The vast open world is complemented by new abilities that greatly expand BUD's capacity to travel far and wide. It's a gleeful game that is always aiming to make you smile, and though technical problems persist, it's hard to care when you're jetting aimlessly about, playing with the physics and climbing ever higher. Perhaps it could've afforded to change things up a little more, but at the end of the day, this is a neat little platformer that may well supplant your expectations.

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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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7 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2016

If you enjoy a rather interesting, but occasionally frustrating approach to the physics of movement in your platformers you will also probably like this game.

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3.5 / 5.0
Aug 22, 2016

Grow Up is a worthy follow up to Grow Home.

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70 / 100
Aug 26, 2016

Grow Up’s dedication to scalable verticality is all part of the thrill.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jun 8, 2018

A good improvement on the original game of Grow Home, it has a number of issues that kept me from loving it. Still, I enjoyed my time with it, and it has some great technology and exploration.

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