148Apps' Scores

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For 5,866 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 39% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Bug Heroes 2
Lowest review score: 30 Hero Tap: The Finger of Justice
Score distribution:
5866 game reviews
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Kathy Rain takes the tools of classic adventure games and uses them to make an extremely compelling package. This is absolutely a must-play for point-and-click adventure fans, particularly if you're looking for an impactful story experience.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This War of Mine isn’t exactly “fun,” but it’s definitely a game worth playing.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    I was genuinely surprised, however, at how much fun I had with Stinger Foosball League.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some slight free-to-play and performance annoyances aside, Asphalt Xtreme is a heck of a fun racing game.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It's simple and far from innovative, but KingsRoad is a fun way to spend some time, hacking n slashing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sit back and unleash tough justice on illegal racing with supercars turned police cars; Hot Pursuit is engaging until the end.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without trying to sound too positive about the game, I am thrilled that someone is finally trying to break the dual stick genre out of its little box.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One-touch simultaneously controls your direction and your weapon in this unique arena shooter.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Pirate Bash's turn-based battles add an intriguing twist to a typical physics game.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    This free-to-play rpg may look a little generic, but it also has a special combination of systems to help make playing and progressing in it feel meaningful.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of a few downsides, My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic is still adorable, addicting and too much fun to pass up on exploring-especially for the diehard fans. Get ready to go on a fun-filled adventure in this free-to-play and incredibly cute title.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disco Zoo provides more NimbleBit-style simulation fun, even if NimbleBit only published the game!
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Space Invaders for the lolcat generation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mittens is a physics-based puzzle game from Disney that looks great and is fun to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply put, You Don't Know Jack is the kind of experience that not only stretches the mind with challenge, but inversely massages it with humor to ease the blow of defeat.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    For $2, this is a great title for the music rhythm fan to give a shot. It makes a pleasant change from more standard music game fare, feeling more fast paced, and the music quality in particular is exceptional.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    This multiplayer game played on a single iPad is simple, chaotic fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the focus on giant transforming robots, this online CCG isn't all that exciting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its lack of modern bells and whistles, it's is a solid port of a piece of history, and it exemplifies what RPGs used to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Collision Effect is fun and engaging in Action mode, its Puzzle sibling feels somewhat incomplete, as if it were thrown in as an afterthought to add depth to the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Power Ping Pong is a vibrant take on table tennis.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    While it is another game about launching things at other things, and yes the temptation to spend money will set in – buy Swing Shot PLUS to start off with some extra bananas and coins – but this is otherwise a rather fun take on the physics puzzler.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than arriving as a game itself, Createrria is aiming to give gamers the necessary tools to create their very own platformers. The premise is great, but it could do with a few more creation and customisation options.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    For 99 cents you owe it to yourself to at least try the world's first cloud-em-up and find out what it's like to take out a Zeppelin with a piece of fluff.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's certainly enough to enjoy here and with the promise of a level editor in a future update, there's a very good reason to keep Woozzle on your iOS device for a while to come.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't look to Hamlet to fulfill your needs for an educational game. This just isn't the game you're looking for. But, for those of us always jonesing for a new point-and-click adventure, Hamlet fits the bill nicely.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Divide By Sheep is a fun mathematics based puzzle game. No, really.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Extraordinarily simple.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with it's failings, Plight of the Zombie is a great path-drawing puzzle game. The various zombie and enemy types, as well as the unique challenges they provide, make it feel unexpectedly fresh despite all the decay.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The best games on the App Store completely rebuild their genres to work with touch controls. In that regard Golden Ninja HD is an absolute platforming success. While lacking a little ambition, this free sample makes a strong first impression.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Can Free-to-Play work well for episodic gaming? Let's just say that this is a perfect example of episodic done VERY right.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether or not someone enjoys Asteroid 2012 3D depends on how fond the are of the 1979 arcade original and how much fun they have with totally mindless action. I'd never attempt to call it a "deep" experience, but sometimes I don't want deep. Sometimes I just want to blow crap up. And I can think of worse outlets than this.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crude, rude, and sometimes just downright distasteful, The Lost Reels brilliantly toes the line of acceptability, while still delivering solid on-rails shooter action.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offering a more substantial experience than regular Breakout, Hyper Breaker Turbo! is a fun twist on a familiar format.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mr. Jack Pocket's simplicity in design and elegance in presentation make this board game adaptation a natural fit for the iOS.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a Creeps! fan looking for more tower-defense goodness, the Holiday Edition is a no-brainer purchase. If you've yet to buy the first one, you may want to check it out, as it has more levels. Still, The Creeps! Holiday Edition is a great continuation of an excellent tower defense game, full of challenge, humor, and engaging fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When judged on its own merits, Save Yammi is a creative puzzler with cute graphics, reliable physics and charm. It offers something a little different into the iOS puzzle game world, which is welcome, especially for those of us who have been cutting ropes for a long time and want a fresh challenge in a friendly and familiar form.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Wonky Ship is a tough game that's all about keeping your thrusters blasting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combining simple combat with village building is a potent combination for this charming tale.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Space Food Truck is a great digital board game with a deeply flawed multiplayer mode. If you were looking for this to be your next multiplayer game, I wouldn't recommend Space Food Truck, but if you want a good and charming deck-building game, it's worth picking up.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    For the physics based puzzle fan, Little Lost Chick is an ideal purchase. The adorable visuals will keep many happy but just because it looks innocent doesn't mean that it's a pushover. Underneath the surface is enough challenge to ensure that players will keep returning to Little Lost Chick until they reach the conclusion.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing puzzler. I wasn't sure if I would like it at first, but I enjoyed the game the more I played it due to the increasingly difficult puzzles. The impressive graphics combined with the logical gameplay make this indie title perfect for gamers of all ages and types.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great racing game, damaged by a business model more fitting of a free-to-play game than a $4.99 one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s remarkably different from the direction the rest of the App Store has taken, and it’s worthy for the way it and its creator have stood tall in making it. But beyond that the game is perfect for pick up and play, and has plenty of satisfying fast-paced action and insanity to be definitely worth checking out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the touchy touching, it's still hard not to have fun with Zombie: The Rescue. The slightly too-loose controls can be adjusted for after a little experimentation and there are plenty of levels (60) to keep players occupied. Especially if they compulsively go after the maximum score for each. Plus it's a zombie game that doesn't immediately focus on firearms. That has to count for something.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, Rock(s) Rider isn't a failure; it just comes up a little short. With a little patience players can learn to work around the controls (for the most part), but a little tweaking would make a much-needed difference.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Someday, I'm sure that the creative ideas of Action Button Entertainment will come in a package that I will truly appreciate the controls for, and I will love it unequivocally. Maybe next time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Harkening back to the challenge of single screen platformers, Drop Wizard isn't for the faint hearted but it is very enjoyable.