148Apps' Scores

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For 5,460 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 39% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Space Invaders Infinity Gene
Lowest review score: 30 Rivals at War
Score distribution:
5,460 game reviews
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Gameplay-wise touch controls continue to fit this genre like a glove.
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    Warship Solitaire might lack frills and looks, but it offers some thought provoking strategizing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Floop is clearly simple fun but that's just what makes it addictive. It'd be nice to see more levels added at a later date but other than that, it's cheap and cheerful.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It's great to play a Time Management game that does mostly everything right.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Vyros' instructions are kind of muddled, but there's a cool puzzle game here that's worth figuring out.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite an over-reliance on in-app purchases, Fightback is easily one of the coolest and most intense side-scrolling fighters on iOS.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    An addictive puzzler that will have gamers slinging balls, avoiding traps and defeating obstacles in an effort to get that perfect winning shot.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Taking the physics puzzle genre and twisting it just a teensy bit proves quite successful for this challenging, fire-based title.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Suffering from some control issues, God of Light is still quite the delight for fans of light manipulation puzzles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shapist is a sliding block puzzle packed with physics that requires a little experimentation and a whole lot of patience.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Quibble is an immensely simple idea but it's just what you could want from a Word game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The title is heavily inspired by Blizzard's World of Warcraft, but its portability adds a dose of novel freshness to a familiar outing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the game is relaxing, it isn't something I'm likely to play again. There's no obvious flaw with Zen Bound 2, but there's something that turns me off from a game that's in between something passive (like Crosswords or Scrabble) and something active (like Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja).
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    • 80 Critic Score
    EnigmOn 2 is a difficult puzzler that's not for those who get frustrated easily. The design isn't much to write home about and is minimalistic at best, but the complex riddles and integration of the iPhone's features makes it a unique and challenging game that's sure to keep players occupied for many hours.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Looking for something casual and fun this season? Walking with Dinosaurs: Dino Run! Is where it's at, with enjoyable fast-paced dinosaur chasing action.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The Deep One stars in perhaps the best flappy game yet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Voxel Agents have put together a highly polished app that looks good and controls perfectly. The only thing currently holding it back is a slight lack of depth, which can feasibly be addressed via the intended updates.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even without the mysteriously absent staples, Dead Trigger is still a fun arcade-style zombie shooting romp. It's probably not going to make everyone happy (what game ever would?), but it certainly does a much better job than some of the competition.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not too heavy handed and adds a light plot and sense of progression to the game. Puzzle fans will really enjoy this game and players looking for a game to wow them visually won't be disappointed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Duck Dynasty is a series of entertaining mini-games based on the hit TV show, and it's absolutely awesome.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is a beautiful gamebook experience, but is let down by repetitive combat and a spiritless story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rune Raiders is a really addictive title. While the backgrounds suffer a bit from repetition, the challenging gameplay more than makes up for this as it's a title that's hard to put down. There's even a randomized survival mode to unlock, which adds longevity.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Heroes vs Monsters is lots of fun. Even if it is very similar to another title, the overworld map as well as some other gameplay changes - such as defeating characters before being able to hire them - make it different enough to excuse.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Discover O is a simple game of color matching at speed.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Rebounce is a real treat and far from your typical puzzle game. It sets a fast pace and will easily devour a few hours of your life at a single sitting, if you let it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crazy Kangaroo has all the elements to make a successful and addictive iOS game. Cute mascot, tiered progression, colorful graphics, simple but entertaining gameplay, etc. As with most games that offer up similar mission-heavy runs, it can also be easy to get stuck in the Just One More Loop.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Game of Nerds is very addictive stuff for geeks and nerds alike with plenty of increasingly challenging questions to tempt players into "just one more go".
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, RollOut is a sadistic take on puzzle platforming. Fifty levels, trophy support, and simple game play make this worthy of being on that iPhone. Just don't be surprised when your broken blood vessels kick in at the higher levels.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Plancon: Space Conflict is a slick and surprisingly accessible space sim.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This role-playing/puzzle hybrid series ditched a bunch of its roguelike/random elements this time around and is much better for it.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    iStriker 2: Air Assault puts players in the pilot seat and sends them straight into challenging shooter action.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Battle Academy is a terrifyingly deep and historically accurate turn-based strategy game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is really fun and innovative, the levels are challenging, the graphics are a pleasure to look at, and the online tournaments are a killer feature. It's well worth the price and any puzzle addict should be sure to download it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There might be a subtle name change but R.Type is still as fiendishly difficult as it ever was.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With an original story to tell, Gun Dogs will enthrall adventure gamebook fans.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Rally the troops and get ready for a challenging RTS experience that's also totally metal.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's meant to be a fun little game, great for kids and for those wanting to relive growing up in the 90′s for a little bit.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Word It! is an asynchronous multiplayer spelling game that pretty much does away with the agony of waiting for someone to take their turn.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    With plenty to do here, Farting Felix is a rather enjoyable experience.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable little experience. It's perhaps a little simplistic with limited replayability once completed, but the path to completion ensures that it's worth the asking price nonetheless.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    While I don't think the multiplayer features will be used as much as the real thing (unless space is a big issue), the single player options are very enjoyable. In particular, Pursuit is a satisfying experience that's bound to hook both new and old fans of the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there really is no chance at victory and the controls feel less than perfect, continue?98765433210 is an exquisite game that any iOS device owner should not miss out on.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiny Kingdom is still very much a fun and accessible freemium sim. It’s definitely easier to get into than many of its peers, just not quite as much as I’d have hoped. Still, it’s certainly worth a look.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    While I've complained extensively about the difficulty and lack of difficulty in the game, Pew Pew Land II is actually a decent tower defense. The ability to buy towers as the game goes on is unique, even though it may throw off the balance of the game.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    An awful lot of fun. The strategy involved in reading and figuring out what each monster is made out of makes for a particularly entertaining experience.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Create words out of tiles in under 2 minutes in this competitive and enjoyable multiplayer word game.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    ERA Defense offers a little something for everybody, so long as they like tower defense.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a new line-drawing game to conquer, or just like to rack up high scores (although there is no global leader board, just Facebook Connect… sad), Train Conductor 2 will keep you entertained for some time.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Rage of Bahamut is one surprisingly cool CCG. It keeps things interesting by changing up the expected formula quite a bit and features some incredibly clever ideas. I'd say it's definitely worth a look.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bridgy Jones asks players to play civil engineer and train conductor at the same time in this physics-based puzzler.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Tim Burton tried his hand at game designing, the dark fairytale platforming of Oscura Second Shadow would be the result.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a fun idea and one that tests the gray matter a lot more than something like Tetris or Bejeweled.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Worms 3 adheres to the old adage: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twitchy racing aplenty in Proun+, an enjoyably tricky title.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals are superb and it's easy to tell that Kieffer Bros. is really in the business of honing its craft as an app developer. It's so easy to enjoy this puzzler and so hard to get tired of it, and as a free app it is so worth the time to download and try it out.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Jetpack Jinx is an easily recommendable game. It has all the right elements for a solid title, it’s addicting, and it is often quite challenging. Since it’s completely free, gamers who love this genre will want to add this to their collection.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Witty, comical, and entertaining, Angry Heroes offers hours of endless fun packed in a bizarre MMORPG world.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Fruit Mania Blast: think Collapse! with bunnies!
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very simple game to play but it's fun too. Accruing increasingly better multiplier scores is satisfying and there's enough going on to maintain your interest. I'm looking forward to new updates already.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's just really freaking addicting and clever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The slightly weird PC strategy game has crept onto the iPad and made itself right at home.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Over the top in all the right ways, and it's fantastic because of it. The animation and great controls make this a fun use of $0.99.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It misses the target a bit with repetitive gameplay but Overkill Mafia's got a sleek, dark style that makes it worth giving it at least one look.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Compelling stuff. It's challenging after a while and will occasionally make the player want to tear their hair out as on the 50th attempt, they struggle to get past that pesky last corner.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Clear the numbered tiles in an orderly fashion in this sometimes tricky but always satisfying puzzle game.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The amount of content is the only negative that can be found with Dark Dot. It's an absolutely charming game that's well worth a download.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a unique take on a superhero flying game that provides quite a bit of action with a lot of space to explore and throw down some sweet power-up combos.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pointless exploration and super-repetitive environments aside, Brandnew Boy is one heck of an action game.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Throwing rocks into moving buckets with faces has never been quite so much fun, no matter how weird it may sound!
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether or not Fantastic Knight is "better" than those other action RPGs is entirely a matter of opinion. Whether or not it's "comparable" is a bit more cut-and-dry. Because it is comparable.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a little mindless but Darkness Reborn is mostly just good fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may lack the depth of other iOS shooters, but LAWLESS packs in enough killer visuals and mindless explosive action to make it an exciting ride nevertheless.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    For free, you'd be daft not to get it and the potential is clearly there making for an addictive experience. One that you'll find yourself dipping into often, just in order to up your ranking.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a unique way to get to know someone, Fingle might be right up your alley. Kudos for a developer trying something new and different, even if only the most dexterous can successfully play it.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprisingly fun strategy board game, with a lot of replay value. So much depends on the other penguins' moves, and the placement of fish tiles is random, so replaying the same board doesn't get too boring. More than that, though, the premise is simply fun.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Feature rich, Stickman Basketball is just like its name suggests and excellent fun for it.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Blast endless waves of zombies in this addictive casual shooter with tons of style.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    I find myself conflicted about Crafted. On the one hand it's more than a little questionable, what with the "almost-copied" everything. On the other, being in 2D does make it feel significantly different.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Matchblocks is where I like to see puzzle games heading: it's a very different execution, and it works extremely well. Don't let the word "Match" in the title be off-putting, this is not a match–3 game and it stands on its own as a fun original concept.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Newcomers might be a tad lost with some of the story elements, but that won't stop them from enjoying themselves. Plus they can always download every other game in the series for a grand total of "hardly anything."
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Turbolab Pursuit provides fun and easy gameplay which I think most who like runners will enjoy.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    An eery soundtrack, high-fidelity voices, and strong art-style make Nancy Drew: Ghost Of Thornton Hall an experience worthy of one's headphones.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Combine colors to create different colors in this simple yet appealing puzzle game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Avernum: Escape from the Pit HD will be quite an epic experience for anyone who enjoys this older style of RPG. The storyline is interesting, combat system is complex and enjoyable, and the graphics and music fit this type of game well.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Drain Pipe Surf Dudes takes the popular tilt based endless runner motif and makes it cool and interesting. The ability to perform freestyle tricks might have been welcome, but what is there is an enjoyable experience. It's particularly great to dip into for short sessions of fun progressions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So, while I think the control mechanic is a step back, Temple Run fans who are clamoring for new iterations on the genre to play should have a good time with One Epic Knight and what it brings to the table.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a calm and quite serene experience that still manages to infuriate at times. It's also the kind of game that's ideal for a group of people to join in as, like with many cryptic puzzles, a few extra brains can go a long way to seeing things a little differently.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If the biggest issue with Pig's Dreams is repetition, when the "fun level" is this high, there could be much worse problems to have. Plus, the "dream" world structure leaves plenty of room for expansion later on down the road. Clocking in at only ninety-nine cents, this is the kind of game that will certainly give you more than enough bang for the buck to justify an instant purchase.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Master of Tea Kung Fu is a creative and complex caffeinated brawler.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    At risk of sounding jaded, Blobster Christmas feels like a glorified level pack set to a soundtrack that repetitively resembles a holiday orchestra. If this were say, an Angry Birds game, this would have been a completely free update.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Rocket Island scratches that itch between casual strategy game that is just tap-and-move and far too full of dense information so that entire evenings are lost in the bat of an eyelash. There's just enough depth and charm to keep one entertained for a dozen minutes here and there, and the same amount of whimsy found in older god-simulation titles.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plasma-Sky is another one of those addictive arcade shooters that is available in the App Store and has the appeal to attract almost anyone to its vibrant and enjoyable gameplay.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    As for the iPad only feature, VS mode is great!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressive first offering from its designer, with a neat new spin on the puzzle app. Puzzle fans should definitely check it out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game has a great charm to it, with plenty of humor to boot.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Alien Space Retro's strength comes not just from its aesthetically-pleasing vector graphics, but also its gameplay, which is at times deeper than other dual-stick shooters.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A little absurdity is just inherent to the genre and ultimately Time Trap succeeds because of its tone. Anyone looking for a more engrossing hidden object game should give it a look.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fighting Fantasy: Caverns of the Snow Witch is a sterling release from Tin Man Games, as per usual.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of those games that's obviously been designed specifically for iOS users, the current crop of iOS users that have grown accustomed to quality portable titles, from the ground up. It probably shouldn't be missed.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Collect monsters and battle by flinging them across the battlefield in this strangely compelling strategy game.