148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,456 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 Smurfs' Village
Score distribution:
5,456 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've been looking to get into the series but haven't tried it yet, or loved Super QuickHook's endless modes, this is a perfect pickup.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Disc Drivin' is just as addictive as when it first came out. Even months later, I still find myself regularly playing and checking for moves, so the game's lasting appeal cannot be questioned.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's been a bit of a wait for World of Tanks Blitz, but it's here - and it steamrolls its way to the top tier of mobile tank battling games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    KeroBlaster, from the creator of Cave Story, nails the Japanese pixel art style of art and gameplay that many others try to imitate.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only frustration I have with Castle Man HD is my inability to complete more rounds and rack up further points with ease.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One Tap Hero is an intelligent game that does what it claims, blending the genre of platform and puzzler well. Once the player gets past slight control issues there is definitely a great game to be had.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Meet the endless runner-like game that will swim its way into all our hearts. Reunite Puffington with his love, Wormina, by navigating treacherous ocean obstacles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with this rather large laundry list (I don't have enough space to list them all) of bite-sized problems, I'd still recommend Terra Noctis wholeheartedly to anyone who loved to jump on things. It's beautiful to look at and listen to, but it's also just plain fun to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with the difficulty Rise of the Blobs is still plenty of fun. So much so that losing typically ends up being just another excuse to play again. Or maybe get Mal a new hat.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The entire game is meant to be a light and fun addition to the turn based strategy game, easy to pick up, deep game play, a lighthearted and humorous story line, and an overall enjoyable equation that makes it an easy choice for those looking for a new game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nom Nation looks great, plays great, and doesn't cost a dime. There's literally no reason to not have a taste.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tap Tap Revenge Tour isn't new, but it's smart, gorgeous, and satisfying as a free game, while being enough fun to warrant spending some real money for favorite tracks. Grab it and start shredding.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As one might have expected, Rockstar has gone out of their way to deliver the pristine Grand Theft Auto: Vice City experience on iOS. Not only has the classic aged immensely well, but it still manages to deliver a quality of play that is unmatched a decade later. $4.99 seems like a penance to pay to get a portable hit of open-world perfection. Don't think twice, just click download.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The short of it is that Spaceteam is an absolutely stupid amount of absolutely stupid fun for any small group of iOS users. Whether they idolize Gene Roddenberry or love satirizing Captain Kirk.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If frantic two finger tapping with RPG elements and nuclear bombs sounds good to you (sounds great to me!), Neo Defender 2 really is a must buy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gem of an iOS game. It's got all the pick-up-and-play trappings and super-addictiveness that a successful App Store release needs, wrapped in an incredibly tight package and sold for what I'd consider way too small a price. This is a must-own, people. Seriously.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everybody can enjoy it, while strategy fans can still get their fix.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't let the gorgeously stunning art style fool you either, because it actually manages to play EVEN BETTER than it looks.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Echo is one of the creepiest and most creative horror games on the App Store.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This hacker-themed game has less to do with actual hacking than it does delivering smart, highly addictive, and competitive strategy/puzzle action.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What really matters is the core gameplay, which is something that Punch Hero has nailed. I may never be able to dress my boxer in a robot costume, but I can still have plenty of fun without it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once players are comfortable with the mechanics, Inertia: Escape Velocity becomes an absolute joy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a Zelda fan myself; it was hard to go through Sacred Odyssey at times knowing that if Zelda were on the iPhone it would be a richer experience. I don't want to take too much away from Gameloft, as they did a fine job, but Sacred Odyssey doesn't do enough to make me not long for some kind of Apple/Nintendo partnership.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exciting and addictive bike game. Clever gameplay, fluid graphics and challenging levels make Bike Baron an instant classic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sin or Win takes a few minutes to warm up to, but it's entirely worth a download. Toxic Blob takes one of the most attractive features of Pocket God, and builds a full game out of it, one that will leave gamers desperately clawing at the screen in an attempt to save these unbelievably dumb cavemen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Speed Forge Extreme is an action packed space-themed racer which both looks and feels the part. In my experience I really felt like I was playing a WipEout spin-off (in a good way), plus the game's accelerometer controls are the smoothest I've seen on any App Store title to date.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the adorable and comical graphics to the addicting and simple game play, Worm vs Birds is a physics puzzler that I highly recommend for everyone ranging from casual gamers and puzzle fanatics to children and families. At the risk of sounding cheesy, it's just a lot of fun to play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An improved interface and tweaked mechanics make Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night an impressive sequel.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, I got frustrated with the game. But aren't all good puzzle games frustrating at times? This is one of the better puzzle games that's been realized on iOS in a while. Check This Could Hurt out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with the most critical of eyes, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is still easily one of the best racers on the platform to date. You would have to be crazy not to take this hot rod out for a nice long joy ride. EA and Firemonkey have once again re-defined what it means to play racing games on iOS.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Something that will stand out above all else is the performance of Grand Theft Auto III, especially on the higher end iOS devices. What could once only be achieved on high end home consoles can now be played on a piece of hardware that can fit in your pocket. The experience is replicated perfectly, with special attention paid to animations that are smooth as silk and action that is as active as ever.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the control flaws and the repeating levels, there is a world of good fun here. You can easily pick this up, fight a foe in a few minutes, and go back to work and still feel like you accomplished something.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlehorn tries to ride the line between being simplistic without being a unit spam game. It doesn't quite succeed, but is still fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sparkle 2: EVO feels like a much more complete version of the PlayStation Network title, Flow. Some of the levels go on for too long, but the combination of relaxed gameplay, top-notch graphics, smooth control scheme and Game Center integration means the player will come back time and again.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Eustrath definitely has its flaws, but if you can get past the mind-numbing dialogue, there is surprising depth to the game with some good RPG elements to be played. It's definitely deeper, game play wise, than your average iOS gaming app.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    About the only thing that bothers me about Zombiewood is the virtual sticks. Their hit boxes just feel too small. I suppose it also takes a bit to earn Special Money to use on fancier stuff, but the daily slot machine and multiplayer challenge mode (a.k.a. The Arena) are both viable ways to earn it faster. I have to admit I had my doubts, but Gameloft has really come through here and I couldn't be happier with the results.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This mini-roguelike shows that great things can come in small packages.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Snakes works so well because it improves upon something old and proven while maintaining and even amplifying what made the original so beloved in the first place. It's the best kind of remix.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Junk Jack X succeeds as a crafting game thanks to a wealth of features, a beautiful look, and the fact that it's made for touch screen devices.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Since I'm not a tower defense connoisseur I can't say for certain whether or not this will excite people who are. But as someone who tends to skirt the genre I can admit that I'm absolutely obsessed with Elf Defense.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like rhythm games at all, or even just games in general and have any sense of timing, Rhythm Spirit is for you. It looks great, plays great, and is one of the most unique experiences that you will find in the App Store.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though there is no soundtrack (insert pouting), Leap Worm is a great game that will appeal to younger gamers and advanced gamers alike. The sound effects are satisfying, the challenges exciting and layered, and with 4 levels of difficulty to choose from, Leap Worm is bound to provide hours of gravitational fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love a good mystery and games that make you feel clever, I highly recommend buying The Room today.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Get ready to hit the hazardous highway again in this upgraded, but just as addictive, apocalyptic sequel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Worms Crazy Golf is an all-in-one entertainment pack that includes exciting gameplay, exploding worms and some very difficult obstacles to overcome on the way to a hole in one. This game is fun for golfers and non-golfers who don't mind adding a few strokes onto their game to explore the course and unlock a few surprises.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest VIII for mobile isn't a flawless port of the PlayStation 2 masterpiece, but it's still well worth playing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little Alchemist is a really fun freemium card game that suffers from typical freemium issues.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This rhythm game has a unique control scheme and performance system that make it feel like a true innovation in the genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with the relatively short gameplay, WackyLands Boss is well worth the $0.99 asking price. The level of polish alone is worth the price of admission, and getting to pound the heads of hundreds upon hundreds of little human soldiers just puts the game over the top.
    • 148Apps
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little Things Forever won't appeal to those who like tons of action or marauding zombies, but for the mellower solving set and as a family activity it's a delight. It's also the rare game where I urge you to turn the volume up – even the music makes for a wonderfully addictive experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stylish and gripping, The Detail is brief but wonderful.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I admit, I tend to get sucked right into these time-management, tower-building games, but if keeping these squirrels happy is the name of the game, I'm more than happy to oblige.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Doodle God saw all that he had made, and (justifiably) decided that it was very good.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Parachute Ninja isn't an instant classic, it does have all the ingredients for it to jump into the top 10 of the App Store. The graphics are smooth and crisp, the gameplay is easy, yet can get hard at later levels, and the concept is simple enough to swallow all player types. The Story Mode on its own would be enough to garner high priase, but with the addition of the Survival Mode, Parachute Ninja really is a must buy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bouncy! is without a doubt one of my top go-to games for when I have a few spare minutes, with it's stunning graphics, fun and inviting gameplay and addictive incentives (such as new trampolines), many avid iOS gamers might just find themselves also charmed by it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slide blocks around in the simple but beguiling Blockwick 2.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the epitome of arcade gaming distilled into its purest form. It truly has to be seen to be believed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visuals are cute yet kind of twisted in a way not unlike a 90s Nickelodeon cartoon. Meanwhile, the music perfectly conveys the sense of fast, fun madness the game itself is going for. That's really Zombie Carnaval in a nutshell. It's fun madness, emphasis on fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In spite of these flaws Mr. Bill is a delightful trip down memory lane for those who knew him, and a fun and wacky experience for those who don't.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes a little while to hit its stride, but once it does it'll get its hooks in and keep them there. Just like all the others.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Danmaku Unlimited 2 keeps eyes wide open in this intensely beautiful bullet-hell shooter.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from a few questionable decisions regarding real time clocks and internet connections, Dungeon Hunter 4 is probably the best dungeon crawler on iOS to date.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I don't think I've played a better iOS puzzle game this year, and I recommend this game to all iPad owners.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spiral is a unique role playing game in the third-person viewpoint. As an investigator, players must uncover secrets hidden in this open world environment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are flawless and the controls are almost perfect, offering intuitive touchscreen options. The physics can seem less than precise, with wildly fortuitous shots happening often several times on a single board, but that was true of all previous releases of the game and it's part of the appeal.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pretty much the only issue with Sonic CD is the controls; the d-pad is kind of small, but that's about it. The game holds up really well, and its relative scarcity in terms of re-releases makes it only that much more special now.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Free-to-play or not, Real Racing 3 is a fantastic game that no iOS gamer should be without. Especially if they have Game Center friends to compete with.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stickets looks incredibly simple at first, but be prepared to sink hours into the three difficulty modes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Admittedly there aren't many endless falling titles on the App Store at the moment, but this game sets the bar for any others that might follow.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a fan of these "retraux" style games on iOS, I can say that Space Junk is a thoroughly-enjoyable experience on the platform. It's easy to control, is universal, is well-integrated with Game Center, and of course has that classic style of gameplay that harkens back to the old days of gaming. Fans of old-school shooters definitely need to check out Space Junk.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spunk and Moxie might sound brief, offering 30 levels, but it’s so much more than that. I’m hopeful for extra level packs in the future but that’s more than enough for all but the hardiest of twitch gamers. Patience is vital but there’s a heck of a lot to enjoy here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its bright, pulsating immersive environments and game play will completely engage you audibly and visually (I was drinking punch and cooking a quiche, so all my senses were engaged), have your head and heart pumping and your thumbs wiggling throughout every level of play. I thoroughly enjoyed playing through its 33 levels over and again.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple to play and feverishly-paced, Whoa Dave! is a wild arcade-style game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taking the best elements of every restaurant simulation game, Cook, Serve, Delicious is one of the most enjoyable and addictive games I've ever played.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Influenced by the likes of Blade Runner, Gemini Rue is a great adventure game, even if its puzzles are a tad simple.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who enjoy combat games or those with a military theme will definitely enjoy Sky Combat. It is fun to play and crash-free; except when the crash is the result of enemy fire.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Air Mail definitely lives up to the promise that the game had when I first got to play it. This is a fun flying game that has the feel of a Nintendo 64 or Dreamcast classic with its colorful graphics and feel, and it's well worth the premium app price to check it out.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A puzzler unlike others, Lost Toys is a gorgeous, other-worldly experience that evokes deep and utter absorption.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Light Byte may look like just another matching game, but the overt simplicity and the subtle layers of complexity mesh wonderful. Pick it up, but don't expect to put it down.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Throughout, Sleepwalker's Journey's charm shines through, ever brightly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jawfish Poker takes Texas hold 'em poker and turns it into a fast-paced, high-risk game with online multiplayer against dozens of players.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Change the course of history with this sleek and accesible turn-based strategy game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great quality boxing title. It demonstrates the potential of iOS devices well, although it does hammer the iPhone's battery quite significantly after extended sessions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As long as players are willing to be patient or pony up a little coin, Coaster Crazy is an exceptionally fun trip into the deepest recesses of a creative mind. The open-ended gameplay and interesting challenges will keep players guessing, long after queue lines have been opened for business. Forget free-to-play, this is a definitely-should-play.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have the slightest interest in physics based puzzle games, Ragdoll Blaster 2 is an extremely high quality option, and one that you'll be coming back to time and again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vlambeer deserve credit for making a fantastic game, and along with Halfbot, they deserve a ton of credit for making this a shining example of how to bring this kind of game to mobile properly. Even after all the weapons were unlocked, I still found myself chasing after the unlockable characters and modes that require superhuman-level performances in order to succeed. This sets a high bar for other iOS releases to try and match this year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Qvoid is an inventive puzzle game with beautiful graphics and a steady learning curve. The challenges are engrossing and complex enough to be entertaining without overly frustrating.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The involved narrative of Ravenmark is the icing on this multilayered strategy cake. The campaign story of political intrigue involving several different nations and subtle plays for power is the extra little push that will keep players hopelessly engaged with this game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sago Mini Fairy Tales allows children move about a magical forest with the drag of a finger in this engaging children's app.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beat Hazard Ultra is a great game and is a steal for 99 cents. There are a few minor issues, but the many positive aspects of the game overshadow them. Music lovers and arcade junkies will all find something to love about it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    F=ma nails it in just about every aspect imaginable. Comical, addictive, and just all-around fun. Check this one out.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Previously a gem on the PC, VVVVV is just as great on iOS, proving to be captivating and frustrating in equal measures.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My Horse may be a freemium pet sim about horses, but it's a GREAT freemium pet sim about horses.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SideSwype is a puzzler that takes inspiration from Threes, but becomes its own incredibly fun game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Build a huge tower again but Vegas-style in Tiny Tower Vegas.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was genuinely surprised, however, at how much fun I had with Stinger Foosball League.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Really, the novelty of Knightly Adventure is where its most enjoyable. The fact that a game that allows me to easily log in from any device that the game supports – Android support is coming soon as well – is extremely satisfying.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Legendary Heroes is still fun in small doses. It starts to fumble a bit as it progresses because the smaller margin for error magnifies a couple of minor (but significant) issues, though.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's worth playing through Masters of Mystery: Crime of Fashion that once though as it offers some of the finest Hidden Object gaming I've seen in a while. It mixes things up nicely.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's simple and far from innovative, but KingsRoad is a fun way to spend some time, hacking n slashing.