Percentile Rank

Tools Up! is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

41%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

LadiesGamers.com
Liked
Liked
Dec 10, 2019

Tools Up! is a fun little party game that would be perfect for this time of year, what with all the Christmas gatherings. It's not going to blow your mind with innovation, but it's going to provide you with warm fuzzies and fun memories.   If you've played Overcooked to death and are looking for something that feels the same, but is new, then this is also the perfect game for you. It's reasonably priced, and will provide many hours of fun entertainment.

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Scored Reviews

Player.One
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2020

Tools Up! is a goofy, fun, chaotic multiplayer game that is only hindered by how short it is

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Dec 9, 2019

While Tools Up! isn't revolutionizing the cooperative play genre, it gave my friends and I every reason to charge up four controllers and start yelling at one another for fun. Whether it's rolling carpets, gluing up wallpaper, or arguing over who spilled the paint (AGAIN), Tools Up! is a must have.

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Video Chums
Dec 4, 2019

Tools Up! may be a bit unpolished but it's fun enough to receive the couch co-op torch from genre greats like Overcooked.

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Impulsegamer
3.8 / 5.0
3.8 / 5.0
Dec 13, 2019

A fun and lighthearted couch co-op multiplayer game with a simple, but appealing home renovation gameplay formula fine-tuned for party chaos!

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019

A charmingly clever multiplayer title, Tools Up! takes the madness of Overcooked! and distills it into a far less chaotic, though ultimately more thoughtful set of scenarios that players of all ages will surely enjoy.

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ThisGenGaming
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2019

For fans of local multiplayer games like I am you’ll probably find enjoyment in Tools Up! especially if you’re a fan of Overcooked. I highly recommend you only get this if you have others to play with though as it just isn’t as fun playing solo.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 8, 2020

Despite a handful of issues issues, Tools Up! is a co-op game that does the impossible and actually makes DIY fun! It might even inspire you to do some real-life DIY. Nah, who am I kidding? That extractor fan is going to stay well and truly un-extracted.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 9, 2019

It's an incredibly accessible game, but the necessity to cooperate isn't as strong, and it may not hold your attention as much because there's less going on.

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GameSkinny
Dec 11, 2019

Tools Up wears its Overcooked inspirations on its suspenders. Though it lacks the polish of that game, it is still a co-op party game worth any genre fan's time.

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Luis Alamilla
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2019
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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019

Tools Up doesn't make the most of its clever co-op gaming concept, but I still had a decent enough time. I'll be there day one if a sequel ever takes this home-renovation hook and runs wild with it.

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Nintendo Life
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 23, 2019

If you’re after an alternative to Overcooked, then Tools Up offers up enough incentive to take the plunge, even if it doesn’t quite match up.

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SelectButton
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 10, 2020

Tools Up! is a local-only cooperative four-player game that doesn't quite hit the mark with all of the mechanics. Throwing feels useless when your character refuses to complete the action, and targeting can be a concern in tight corridors. Playing alone can best be described as frustrating, to the point where I wouldn't even recommend the game at all unless you are planning to play with others. The lack of online multiplayer doesn't help either.

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GideonsGaming
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019

The game is at its best in levels that add something interesting, such as the dog or streams of lava. But those moments are far and few in between, despite the games short length. Most levels my partner and I didn’t speak a word to each other after we decided what rooms each of us would tackle. A dark contrast to other party games that have players constantly yelling at each other and laughing.

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GameSpew
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2019

Once you’ve figured out what you’re supposed to be doing, Tools Up! is good for a few laughs with a friend or two. But don’t expect to take the game seriously; if you’re aiming for three-star success you’re likely to find it more frustrating than fun.

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