148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,770 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 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Chaos Rings
Lowest review score: 30 Hero Tap: The Finger of Justice
Score distribution:
5770 game reviews
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The Seed is a physics-based puzzle game that combines elegant artwork, an engrossing narrative, and enjoyable gameplay.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Sago Mini Monsters is a creative and charming early app for children will a fun monster theme.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This one's a definite battery-drainer and well worth the price. Not counting the possibility of spending more money on credits, of course.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    There's little else out there on the App Store quite like Fishing Superstars which benefits it greatly. It's a fresh take on a very traditional hobby and really quite enjoyable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Order Up! To Go is a solid time-management game for those looking to become the next "Top Chef." Despite the freemium version's ad-stricken gameplay, there's a lot of addictive potential to be unlocked.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This one probably comes more recommended for those who want a challenge provided by a meta-game as opposed to just the game itself. Otherwise, this is a fun 16-bit romp that fits well on the touchscreen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'd love to see a console port and a sequel would probably make me vomit tentacles of joy. There's certainly plenty of untapped material in Lovecraft's shared universe to work with.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A Facebook favorite comes to iOS, but on this format, it's not the King of the Card Game pack, just yet.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Slipping and sliding around areas is more fun than smashing walls down, but Escape from Age of Monsters makes up for any potential tedium with its beautiful art style and varied selection of power-ups. It's a fun ride that will keep players coming back for more for a while to come.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shining Force is an underappreciated classic, and while its age sometimes shows, it is a good port by Sega to iOS, and a great representation of a strategy RPG worth checking out to this day, at a fair price.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Essentially, it's a soccer themed puzzle game. Figuring out the best route to take and lining up shots just right is the focus here. While it's not possible to deviate from the original plan, there are still some important physics to take into account. Unlocking Pro mode reinforces this as it takes line drawing speed into account which can change everything.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gem, and a nice change of pace for those who don't think of catapulting birds or slashing ropes as true puzzles.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Boom Brigade 2 is an interesting mash-up of defense and line-drawing, but it pulls it off with gusto. It's fun, easy to play, and has plenty of incentive to keep doing so thanks to all the bonus stages and un-lockable upgrades.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid edutainment. It's far more fun than any social studies class I ever took, that's for sure! This one's a good choice for the young, and the young at heart, so they can learn while they defeat evil aliens.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mad Cows' concept is not entirely original – it does skew very close to Angry Birds with some slight unit differences, its multiplayer is quite fun. Those who haven't yet had their fill of physics puzzlers might just enjoy this.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much like the Trials series and Mad Skills Motocross, there will be swearing under your breath but also that urge to come back for more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a game to play in short bursts, it's ideal though and satisfying to achieve a lot in a short amount of time. Tomb Slider won't revolutionise but it will entertain and for a long time thanks to the plentiful supply of levels.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combining two types of gameplay means that Feed 'em up is excellent value for money. They're both fun too, although I found the Appetizer significantly more satisfying, purely for being so challenging. It's well worth a look for puzzle fans.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the repetitive gameplay, I think Mailboxing is a fun little game for all ages. Younger kids are sure to get a kick out of it, just as long as they don't get any crazy ideas about batting down mailboxes in real life. For $0.99 it's a fair deal for what is given and it's a nice addition to the other mayhem-causing games on the market.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chasing par in a realistic setting.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the control issues, this is still a fantastic compilation for fans of classic arcade games. The effort that went into making this more than just a bunch of repackaged arcade titles makes it worth checking out for that alone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tower defense crossed with card collecting works well for this freemium base building game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alive4ever mini is on the verge of being a brand new game rather than a sequel. It's perfect for fans of the series who need something to hold them over until the release of the third installment, but it's also great for anyone who is new to the series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is about as simple as gaming gets, and about as addictive, but what Nuts! has in style it lacks in fresh challenges and varied scenery. No matter how high Jake climbs, the tree and danger zones don't vary.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    4Towers Onslaught is certainly one of the more enjoyable tower defense titles out there and it merits a looks from players looking for a new game in the genre to enjoy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must-have app for any tower defense or sci-fi fan.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun series of stories bundled alongside design your own Pony tools.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Succeeding in Biosis requires perfect timing and lots of practice. Luckily, the ambiance is worth coming back for.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all this is a really entertaining title with some solid design behind it, and it shows.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MTN
    MTN is an adorable, talking pet mountain that is less game and more zen garden.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Nightmare Cooperative is a strategic puzzle game that gets better the more it's played, as players learn how to react to their environment and the wide array of enemies within it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While FLASHOUT 3D may not be the second coming of futuristic racers on the platform, it goes a long way towards bridging the gap between big name franchises on the consoles and mobile offerings.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Lost City doesn't overstay its welcome, doesn't bore with any complicated story, and doesn't cost too much coin to acquire. It may not be the best game to hit iOS this year but it will easily be one of the most recommendable. Let's hope Fire Maple endeavors further into this genre, they have a knack for it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kotomon is definitely unique. Anyone who sees the screenshots and enjoys the art style should pick it up. Almost all will enjoy the gameplay because of how it mashes a few different gameplay styles into one game. For $2.99 as a universal app, this one's worth picking up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Spellet is a lot of fun for word puzzle junkies. The wide variety of game elements and surprising twists help give it a high replay value. With 100 challenging levels divided into unique stages, Spellet is sure to keep players occupied for many hours. Spell your way to victory in this addicting puzzler.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It sounds like a Blizzard game, it kinda looks like a Blizzard game, and it kinda plays like a Blizzard game. It isn't a Blizzard game. But hey, if Blizzard aren't going to release Diablo 3 for iOS (it would make bajillionsquillions) then we'll take the action-RPGs that we can get. Bring on the SoulCraft.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bio Inc is about orchestrating the medical destruction of a single person. If that doesn't sound compelling, you should try it anyway.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's amazing how fresh a classic puzzle game can feel with a little change in perspective. Dream of Pixels successfully revitalizes one of the most popular styles of puzzle, turns it on its head, and changes the rules while still keeping everything familiar.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    puzzlePunch! is further proof that two great tastes really do go great together. It puts such a neat and interesting spin on both fighting games and puzzle games that fans of either genre should check it out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Word Lubbers takes some time to master but it's worth persevering. With a relatively tight time limit before the enemy pirates wipe the player out, it's a frantic race but one that is winnable and quite satisfying in the end.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are up to a brisk, "top down RPG-ish plane shooter" challenge, then 1951 – World War One may be the perfect game for you. It plays well and it is pretty… what more do you want from an iPhone game?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As questionable as things may seem though, Caligo Chaser's individual parts come together to form a great whole.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Angle Isle is a speedrun platformer with enough challenge to satisfy even completionist gamers.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Indecision isn't a complex game, and it's not going to create political converts one way or the other, but it's a fun distraction with a sense of humor. So saddle up, pick a party, and get to campaigning.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's particularly refreshing that in-app purchases are far from vital to progress. A rarity in such a money focused genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    OOO Gameprom is at it again with this trick-or-treat of a table. But which is it, really? Come inside to find out more... MWAHHAHAHAH!
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's entirely possible and even understandable for a player new to War of Words Apocalypse to think that they're just playing a slightly darker-looking version of a game they already have, but to simply dismiss it as such would be a huge mistake.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    This zombie-themed pseudo CCG is a real looker, and is an interesting take on a rather saturated genre, but it's also pretty slow.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The bulk of Towers & Dungeons' appeal lies in its visual splendor and fantasy setting. It's not really breaking new ground mechanically, but it does give players plenty of little tasks to do and has plenty of charm to spare. Perhaps a bit too much charm, actually.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls aren't perfect, but some assists are included to make them a bit easier to handle. Obviously, the Mega Man series being what it is - extremely difficult platforming games that demand player perfection - this isn't the ideal Mega Man experience, but it is a fun way to experience these games on an iOS device.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, the location-based aspect adds quite a bit of fun to the mafia RPG genre and if patience is the player's virtue then they'll accomplish big things in Life is Crime. If not, then they'll find themselves sleeping with the fishes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun but somewhat forgettable game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A satisfying game. There's nothing earth-shatteringly new about it, but it's a solid, light-hearted physics puzzler that should elicit a grin from your destructive side. If dynamite and strategy sound like a good combination to you, IUGO's latest offering should suit your tastes.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a unique matching game with a different kind of pace and puzzle fans will enjoy it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cthulhu Saves The World is a must-play for any RPG fans and fans of 16-bit games, who will get a kick out of its crazy story, humorous writing, loving parody of the genre, and even its challenge.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Snail Bob 2 is a charming puzzle game for families.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The opposition within VS. Racing 2 is just right, with the AI proving to never be too easy or too hard. It's just the right level of challenge.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Hamster Chase is a smart, delightful little game. Only those with hearts of stone will be able to resist its charms.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    For $0.99, Childhood's End offers a fun time for a few hours. It is quite derivative of Pixeljunk Monsters but with no sign of that game coming to iOS, this is a welcome and inexpensive replacement.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It controls well, looks good, and has a great game play hook. A rare combination of addiction and pleasure combined.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is straightforward and provides enough challenge to get me frustrated but equally as happy once I completed a level. Puzzle enthusiasts will definitely want to give this one a shot.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If anything, Tweens HD might be a little too easy. However, annihilating its stages as quickly as possible is empowering to a degree not too often felt in puzzle games. Anyone looking for a more caffeinated brain teaser should check it out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the game's lack of mechanics that are overly groundbreaking or compelling, Catch The Ark manages to provide a polished, family-friendly experience that is second to none.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's simple, sure, but that's the idea. It's meant to be played over and over again. Players are supposed to try different strategies each time until they find one that works for them. Most of all, it's the kind of game that can drain an entire afternoon. Then the afternoon after that. And the one after that.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Tapforss is quite a clever game. The graphics and soundtrack are really top-notch and original, the gameplay is addicting and there’s plenty of fun to be had before players have to decide whether or not to shell out any extra cash. This is one game that I highly recommend for everyone from casual gamers to physics-platformer fanatics. After all, it doesn’t hurt to give it a chance since it is completely free to try.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Circadia is a fun puzzle game that forgoes flashy graphics for clean visuals and a simple objective.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is simple and addictive. It's the kind of basic mechanic anyone can pick up and enjoy in seconds, and keep playing for hours, especially in Zen mode, where the quest for high scores can keep you playing for long periods of time.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A really gorgeous game. The hand painted qualities of the characters and other game elements all blend into a beautifully seamless environment. The controls are some of the better tilt controls to be found on an iOS game right now, and the gameplay is superb.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Hours of gameplay might not be immediately pumped into Clockwork Brain but players will find themselves tempted to return on a regular basis.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Omegapixel's control issues aside, the free pricetag is an absolute steal for a solid arena survival game with original elements, a humorous storyline, and levels where the goal is to dodge asteroids so they can crash into a planet to eventually destroy it. That's worth a download at least!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    10000000 is at times extremely frustrating, but I still find myself compelled to play it again and again. I mean, that name is just hard to type out because I'm never sure how many zeroes there are in it, but it's still a great puzzle-RPG hybrid.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is a relatively fun deathmatch title, though its technical issues and general lack of maps as well are a killer at the moment.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It can be rather frustrating when enemies decide to attack the base in consecutive waves, barely offering enough time to take stock and equip new gear, let alone start repairs, but thankfully losing only hurts the bank account.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost Treasures of Infocom is a delightful tribute to a fascinating time of gaming history. More impressively, the games still maintain an ageless quality to them.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Destructamundo blows up real good.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though Infiltrator's controls could use a little tweaking, they're still extremely intuitive. The combat is very satisfying and exhilarating when it flows properly. Plus old chapters can be reloaded to earn even more cash if things start to get too tough. I have to admit I'm very, very impressed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dash Race is based on a paper-and-pencil racing game that has been popular with German and Scandinavian countries for decades. It's the sort of simple, repetitive game people whiled away the time with before there were computers, much like the card game War.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter and Infinity Blade get chopped and mashed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Color Zen is a puzzler that’s not like the rest thanks to its intuitive controls and relaxing gameplay. Instead of flying through levels, gamers will want to savor the experience.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It's great to see original ideas such as this emerge on the App Store. While, once completed, replayability is quite limited, the experience will be strong enough that it's more than worth the $0.99 asking price.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A charming and enjoyable jigsaw/tangram game that's sensibly priced.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My Muppets Show plays a familiar tune, but Jim Henson's creations make all the difference.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While simple in premise, Turret Commander is a fun mindless way to burn away a few hours. It may not provide the most variety or impress visually, but there is just something about the addicting mechanics that will keep you coming back, round after round.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its somewhat twitch gameplay, Min – A Space Adventure really is more about quickly but passively reacting to what is happening on screen rather than directly engaging with it. However, sometimes reacting to something cool and interesting is engaging in its own way. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a format that many will have played in a slightly different guise, but that doesn't stop Words of Wonder being rather good fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is a no brainer for any fan of the physics puzzler genre, especially at a price of just $0.99 for a universal app.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arcade games were designed back in the day to be insanely hard in an effort to eat up quarters. While the modern arcade is more of a novelty at this point, the spirit of difficulty still remains in a title such as this.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A Mean Girls tower defense game makes way more sense than you'd think.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is addicting and even with a clear end to the game, it'll take you some hours to finish. Everything is well-balanced, and the evolution of the game as you progress just makes it better.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Exterminate the infestation of robots by creating paths of conveyor belts to reach their targets. It's a fun, unique, and addicting arcade puzzle game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More than many other iPad games, Ozone HD strives to create a truly immersive user experience, with a mechanic that is at once familiar yet original. The result is definitely something other game developers should take note of, and other iPad owners should play.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a bare-bones example of what a game should be, The Impossible Game is a clear winner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deep Dungeons of Doom is more than just a goofy title. It's also a surprisingly great distillation of action RPG elements.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The shooter portion of Commando Jack is really the most interesting part of the game: the rest of it feels like a fairly traditional genre entry, though the maps have layouts that are interesting to strategize on. This isn't the worst thing in the world, though: just having that interactivity by itself is enough of a wrinkle to make this a definite recommendation for even the most world-weary tower defense fan.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its emphasis on slow-burn cash earning creates a different pace than the titles fans might be more accustomed to, but it's every bit as addictive and charming.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    This high-octane endless runner will challenge your reflexes and put a smile on your face.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    While the inclusion of a pass-and-play option is nice, it's fairly pointless when the game needs an online connection to simply start up. Still, once a game (or several) is going it can be plenty of fun. Especially earning the ticket pot after coming in first.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Hexuma is a beautiful mathematical puzzler where players must connect tiles in order to create a correct calculation as quickly as possible.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The simple graphics are clean and work really well. The controls are responsive and the racing is tons of fun. There's no reason not to give Pocket Racing 2 a try.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Little Rockets starts out slow and easy, which had me worried for a bit, but it gets much tougher after those introductory levels. And that's a good thing. It comes down to trial-and-error most of the time, but it's plenty satisfying when that perfect score is finally earned.