148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,462 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:
5,462 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bloons TD Battles is a simplified take on the Bloons TD series that's all about the multiplayer combat online.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This "Best of" version of the King of Fighters series packs a serious punch, as long as you have a bluetooth controller at your disposal.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    HipstaFox is a great single that makes players long for the whole album.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The environments and models look great and they hold up during extensive play. Players looking for something different should give Sky Gamblers: Rise of Glory a look.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the Metroidvania genre of platformer will find a great example of the genre here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Midnight Bite is a savory snack for fans of stealth action games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Angry Birds Rio HD may not be all that innovative, but it's still Angry Birds. It's still remarkably fun and addictive. If you've played a ton of the original and Seasons versions and need more, then definitely give this one a whirl.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cut the Rope is ingenious, following a similar formula to Angry Birds – charming graphics, simple gameplay that gets complexity steadily layered on top of it in a way that feels natural, almost without even feeling like it's getting more difficult.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's great gameplay, and there's plenty of it there, meaning that for just 99 cents Space Leap is worthy of anyboy's attention.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like a good thrill ride, Lumicon goes from banal and meditative, comfortable and easy to a tilt-a-whirl of tossing, screaming, stomach-flipping nostalgia. It's why I stand in line for 45 minutes in the first place.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Toybox is a great execution of a unique combination of standard ideas. The hybrid product is something unique in and of itself, and while it's not very meaty, it's definitely worth exploring.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Risk and its sundry clones are great and all, but games like World Conqueror 2 take the genre to a more realistic next level without compromising playability. It's not perfect, but at $2.99 it's worth exploring.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As I said earlier, this game is perfect for those who ride mass transit and want something to do while standing up on a bus or train, or for anyone that just enjoys a low-res retro experience. The game is relentlessly simple, but it’s got fun in it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Pac'n-Jump is hardly the most original game on the App Store, it certainly adapts from its inspirations well and offers plenty of fan service along the way. Fans of the endless ascension platformer genre could do far worse.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While experts won't find completing levels that challenging, being able to 3 star each level is another matter and it greatly extends the longevity of the game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The puzzles can get a bit repetitive, but there are plenty of game modes to switch things up when needed. This is one game that won't be rotting away in some forgotten folder.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hot Springs Story isn't quite as gripping as Game Dev Story. Its subject matter being not quite as clearly enjoyable as the earlier game, plus it's really quite a serious sim, with no sign of the humor of Game Dev Story. However, in turn it's a deeper experience with more to it. This ensures that Hot Springs Story is still a great game to play, just not quite as wondrous as its predecessor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's addicting, open, and at the same time structured. It also offers a decent amount of character progression. It ticks a lot of boxes on a lot of different checklists, and is bound to appeal to players with a number of different preferences.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of defense games and the geoDefense series will enjoy this.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as line drawing games go, Twang The Fox is like a breath of fresh air for a genre that seems to have been on its last leg for quite some time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Put down the newspaper, Grandma! There's a newer, more exciting, more challenging crossword available.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ClickGamer Solitaire doesn't reinvent the wheel. There are no gimmicks or oddness here. Mostly because it doesn't need them. It does exactly what you could want from a solitaire game which is all you could ask for. An ideal game to play on your lunch break.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scurvy Scallywags is a match-3 puzzle game with RPG elements and unique gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Warmongers is definitely a cool and challenging game, but it might be a bit too challenging for some. If nothing else the requisite grind is something of a, well, grind. It is fun and it does sport some cool concepts, but it could stand to loosen up a little.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's flashy and offers some great visual and audio feedback for just about every single action taken, and being able to manage a professional (fictitious) baseball team is just neat. Even for someone who's not really into America's Favorite Pastime.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Traffic Panic London is about having fun and blowing stuff up. It's the ideal stress buster when stuck on the subway or underground tube, waiting to head to work or return home. There's no need to spend real money on anything so this is the ideal inexpensive treat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the game suffers from loose controls, the actual gameplay is quite refreshing and fun. If the player can get passed the loose controls, there is a wonderful game with great fun to be had.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shoot at everything that moves in this endless auto shooter, and watch as fun is had by all.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The 3D endless runner genre could use more games like Zaxxon Escape, ones that try to do something new with their concepts. It doesn't always succeed, but it is still a fun take on the genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Haunt the House: Terrortown is noticeably short, but it's still a clever title that looks great.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The GT Racing series returns with some more stunning visuals and a vast campaign mode, though it can become slightly too geared towards in-app purchases.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not revolutionize the genre, but that doesn't stop Skyline Skaters from being a very enjoyable Endless Runner.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I do wish the game was more difficult, it's just too fun to put down, which can only mean good things.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Control is spot-on, with a simple tap of the right or left thumb activating the game's flippers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fans of the retro style, Shuttle Scuttle should be very appealing, as it sticks very well to its roots as an NES homage, and that consistent style shows. Plus, it's an entertaining and challening shoot 'em up that should leave players begging for mercy after a while.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sina Mora brings beautiful scenery, a unique story, and fantastic boss battles to the App Store.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    VR Mission EXT does stealth action surprisingly well, gives players plenty of incentive to replay levels for higher scores, and looks great (and familiar) while doing it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It also does seem particularly well-suited for children learning letters, or having just started attempting to read, write, and spell.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Redneck Revenge: A Zombie Roadtrip is a raucous little shooter with lots of spirit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pot of Legend sets players up with a single, simple goal, but meeting that goal is smashing fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm not likely to continue playing Touchgrind BMX on my iPhone because of how much of the screen my fingers cover. But I'll probably continue playing it on my iPad regardless of the awkward switchover.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lot of people are familiar with MOBAs at this point, but how many of them have played one that's turn-based?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a clever, rewarding, and adorable game for the most part, and one that probably shouldn't be overlooked.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid example of a classic horror game, the second instalment of The Last Door - Chapter 2: Memories continues to tell a hauntingly good story.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it could use more content like a multiplayer mode and additional elements to make it less repetitive, Scribble Hero isn't a bad game considering its low $0.99 price tag and decent replay value. It's definitely targeted more toward children and casual gamers, but serious gamers may also find this title enjoyable if they can get past a few disappointments.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is nothing not to like about Little Acorns. Even the soundtrack has a funky groove. For newcomers to platforming this is a great entry point, and veterans of the genre will find the challenge, precision and gameplay on par with the best.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bloo Kid 2 has arrived to give fans of classic platformers something to reminisce about. But how long will it last?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there's not much new here to entice veterans of the iPhone version beyond running natively on the iPad, this is still a solid castle defense entry, especially for iPad owners, who have fewer castle defense choices than their iPhone brethren.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The co-op is what makes this game stand out; while going solo is fun enough, being able to hop on with a friend to take down some undead is even more exciting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an innovative and different app and there aren't any others like it that I know of.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tic-Tac-Toe with intense strategy? Tic Tactics provides just that.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it is surrounded by a decent package, the real reason to play MangoHero is for its neat "combination" style of tower defense gameplay. It may not be the future of the genre but it is a tiny welcome breath of fresh air.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not Resident Evil or Silent Hill. However, it's still survival horror all the same.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sheep Up! was something of a surprise with its subtle but effective combination of genres. It feels slightly off in a couple of places, but it's still a clever and stylish sheep bouncing good time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Robokill provides an enjoyable experience if played in small doses.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as physics hurlers go, Attraxxion is a nice looking game that is extremely original.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a fun way to get your brain thinking, and to test your vocabulary. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the much-hyped "bee" design – it's a little too heavy for my tastes – but games should be about gameplay first. And WordsWorth HD has that down.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's perfectly playable without purchasing anything. Although I did experience significant lag at certain times, the fun and quirky gameplay made up for it. Players will enjoy customizing their vehicles, running over zombies and shooting them to smithereens.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Balance of the Shaolin is the definition of easy to learn, hard to master.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm finding Fluxx to be somewhat of a tricky recommendation. Not because it's bad, but because it doesn't really capture the manic nature of the original game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Multiplayer and pinball have never gone hand-in-hand, but after playing PinWar it’s hard to wonder why it hasn’t happened sooner. Factoring in an insane amount of missions and stage structures to boot, and this is an experience worth pulling the plunger on. Just try not to be too competitive when crushing the opposition. Sometimes sore losers and fragile electronics don’t exactly mix.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Create words to defeat the monsters in this 8-bit style RPG/Boggle mash-up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assuming someone isn't looking for a single-player only game, there's plenty of entertainment to be had with Scotland Yard. It's easy to learn and lots of fun. Just know that it truly shines when played with or against other people.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hanging With Friends is a neat twist on an old classic; Zynga With Friends did a great job at making the classic hangman game work in a competitive sense with asynchronous multiplayer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though short, The Great Prank War offers an interesting and fun mix of action and tower defense. Get your fish out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Oh, nevermind. Just another Threes! clone. What? Y-you mean Swipe & Slash is actually a fun RPG-lite dungeon hack using Threes! as a combat engine? Oh, well why didn't you say so?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chip Chain neatly avoids any excessive in-app purchasing problems. It's a high quality game without it. Sure, it might not be the most attractive of games to look at, but there's a heap of fun here for Match Three fans looking for something with a bit more strategy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blek is a beautfiul minimalist puzzle game that has players drawing lines to follow a path that will hit all the dots in a level, requiring planning and spatial awareness to master.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Get past that, however, and Majesty: The Northern Expansion shines, especially for strategy gaming fans. It's a satisfyingly enjoyable ride, providing players have the patience to learn its ways.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hectic Space makes blasting aliens feel as good as blasting phat techno beatz.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Space Op! is a fun game with great visuals and easy game play. There's plenty of content due to a lot a levels and plenty of items to buy. It has a unique game play idea that is executed well and leads to a solid game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kyubo is a little rough at times, but it's a pretty clever puzzle platformer regardless.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Let's Jump may lack in originality, but it is still quite fun, and its universal app support is quite welcome. It does everything right, just don't expect the freshest experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dotard's Escape probably won't win over any maze haters out there, but it's sure to please maze lovers. There are plenty of options to play around with and it's never the same layout twice. Plus it's possible to suggest new insidious traps to the developers directly, which might even make it into the game in future updates.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may appear simple and slapdash, but Tomato World is a ton of fun for free.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Edna & Harvey: The Breakout is very much a traditional point and click adventure. The puzzles are sometimes bizarre and infuriating, but the story keeps you playing on, with much owing to its original tale.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Straight to the point, Blackjack Royale doesn't deviate with the classic Blackjack experience, sticking to offering a quality card playing time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Telling a great story of murder and intrigue, Curse of the Assassin is a highly enjoyable adventure gamebook from the iOS masters of the genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Romance. Kidnapping. Heroics. Inebriated robots? Trust me, it works. CLARC is an action-puzzle game not to be missed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Help Alice explore a mini-golf version of Wonderland in the quirky Wonder Golf.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Repetition with Mystery of the Japanese Werewolf is pretty much the only issue. The witty meta-referential lines start to get old after they're repeated. The new abilities wind up just being the same as the old ones, just with the ability to destroy new blocks. Even the boss enemy recurs with similar ways to defeat him.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are only 17 total "jobs" in the game for players to compete. This is simply too little. The levels don't take long to complete and, beside from boss battles, they aren't particularly challenging.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Auditorium is unusual, soothing, inventive, and extraordinarily pretty. If you're looking for a sleek puzzle game, put this one on your list for sure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    FastBall 2 dispenses with the parts of platforming games that are usually frivolous filler (the story), focusing instead on the action within.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a safe bet that proponents of the first episode will likely enjoy Episode Two, and if Telltale's track record in the adventure game genre is any indication, the whole Back to the Future game series is likely going to reach classic status down the road.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My only complaint would be that load times can seem a little long for when I'm trying to get a quick game in during a commercial break on television or something, but it's certainly worth waiting for - it's also totally understandable when considering the detail in the levels that's been squeezed onto our little devices.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a rough edge here and there (so to speak), Release is a unique, challenging, and addictive shooting game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BlibBlob is a childlike game that is complex enough for adults to enjoy. The controls are easy to pick up, the storyline is cute, and while the repaly value is not the best – unless the player is on OpenFeint – who cares when there are stars to gather, secret passageways to discover and fruity bonus points to eat.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pleasant auto flyer with a cute and entertaining storyline and structure.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a little dark, in every sense of the word, but The Journey Down: Chapter Two is a solidly entertaining adventure game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Based on its interesting game mechanics, twist on the generations old house fly and challenging race to the finish, Fly Run is a solid flying adventure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LostWinds is a very worthy purchase. It was relatively expensive for its length on the Wii but on the App Store, it fits in nicely. There may be limited replayability once completed, except for those desperate to collect all the Melodia Idols around the game, however the general ambience is warm and enjoyable. It's backed up by some neat wind based mechanics. LostWinds is a fine way to spend some time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's tough to resist the charm of Banana Kong and while it's never going to be as exceptional as the Donkey Kong Country series, it's a warm, Endless Runner focused alternative.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perloo commands both time and a certain level of intrinsic logic. Provided one has both, it is highly rewarding. However, be prepared to cry at the hard bits.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Seed Studio is off to a nice start with Pirate's Battle. I would love to see more playable ships and some extra game modes or minigames, but the package as a whole is still a great offering if you love playing same system multiplayer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are better twin stick shooters on iOS, no doubt of that, but few of them feel as unique as Dead End does. If it had gone with more traditional controls it would probably still be a fun enough game, but because it's brave enough to try something different, Dead End has a curious hook to it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A complex sim and one that demonstrates just how wondrous it was the first time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dive deep in this fun explore-em-up that's a little grind heavy but ultimately quite entertaining.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's pretty tough for those not used to such past mechanics. Timing and speed is everything, much like the Track and Field games of old, but it's not a format that everyone will adore.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WordTag offers something not only novel, but thought provoking. If the developers continue to nourish it, I can see it living on my iPhone for a long time.