148Apps' Scores

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For 6,092 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 38% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Pocket Run Pool
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
6092 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the heyday of adventure games, players would put up with being stuck and pixel-hunting because–in doing so–they could expect to be rewarded with an interesting story and entertaining characters. Thimbleweed Park is a game that provides very elegant solutions to the mechanical problems of traditional adventure games, but then completely fails to provide any sort of satisfying narrative payoff in return. As a result, Thimbleweed Park is easy to play, but extremely hard to enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When making a multiplayer game on mobile, it's extremely important to be mindful of players' time. If your game isn't super complicated, it should be a quick, satisfying experience. It shouldn't be bloated with long animations, and matches should be designed to end in a reasonable amount of time. Unfortunately for Stormbound, neither of these things are true. Although it has a lot of neat mechanics and potential, Stormbound is just a bit too slow for its own good.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Drag'n'Boom is a neat arcade game that makes a great first impression, but it falls off hard because of its lack of difficulty and tuning. If there were some more complicated level designs or a limit to your powers, I could see Drag'n'Boom being a really satisfying platformer, but instead it's just a flashy power trip that gets old pretty quickly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a digital version of Eight-Minute Empire, this release provides exactly what you're looking for. Although it may take quite a bit of time to get an asynchronous match going, the game otherwise works as intended. That said, playing Eight-Minute Empire isn't all that satisfying, especially if you are looking for a strategic, empire-building experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Iron Marines is quite possibly the best real-time strategy game on the App Store. It's full of variety, lovingly crafted, and imminently replayable. Its in-app purchases may rub you the wrong way, but that feels like a small blemish on an otherwise extremely polished and fun experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battle Golf Online isn't a terribly deep experience, but its arcade action is lightning quick and has just enough layers to it to feel satisfying every time you play. Do yourself a favor and pick this up for some delightfully quirky and frenetic fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is some satisfaction in Death Point's stealth action, but all of it comes with a bevy of caveats. Mechanically, it is capable of delivering experiences reminiscent of Splinter Cell or Hitman, but its story, characters, and design all get in the way. This makes Death Point hardly worth checking out, even if you're a big stealth-action fan.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a game, Little Red Lie may not look or play like much, but as a piece of interactive fiction, it's intense, thought-provoking, and really well written. It's certainly worth seeing through to the end, even though that involves putting up with some sub-par gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Radiation City is a conceptual step in the right direction as a follow up to Radiation Island, but it fails to reach its potential on almost every level. A survival game based more on looting and exploration is a great idea, but only if the looting and exploring feel good. Unfortunately for Radiation City though, wandering around the streets of Pripyat mostly feels repetitive, random, and overly clunky.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you played and liked Darkest Dungeon on PC, picking up the tablet edition is a no-brainer. For five bucks, you can take your dungeon-crawling on-the-go, and even continue adventures you've started on the PC by exporting your save file via Dropbox. That said, Darkest Dungeon certainly isn't for everyone. It feels like a game that wants to beat you down by throwing its systems at you. This can be fun to a point, but it also makes the game feel pretty oppressive and downright random. Considering the game is about fighting off eldritch horrors, this makes a certain amount of sense, but it also makes for a less fun game experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This strategy/shooter hybrid has some interesting ideas, but its blend of styles ends up being less-than-compelling.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Swipe Casters is essentially cool mechanic buried inside a pretty middling arcade game. Drawing spells to cast down enemies is a really neat idea on paper, but when it's reduced to simply tracing patterns given to you as quickly as possible, it's not exactly a great time. In fact, it's pretty disappointing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is a deeply satisfying and charming management game. Some minor control issues aside, it feels right at home on mobile. Between its great pacing, bright visuals, and satisfying mechanics, there's a lot to like here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The strategy in Demise of Nations is really compelling and interesting. Its focus on combat makes feel pretty different than something like Civilization while still retaining a good sense of depth. I do wish the game looked a little better, and that its menu commands were easier to decipher, but otherwise, Demise of Nations is an excellent (and free!) strategy game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bottom of the 9th is a really cool take on a sports game. It looks and feels almost nothing like most other video game sports, yet it captures the feeling of real sports in ways that a lot of other games don't. This magic is only at its best when playing with others though, and finding people to play Bottom of the 9th with can often feel like more trouble than it's worth.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Burgle Bros is a solid board game to play solo or on the same device with friends. It's not a game you'll win a lot, but there's fun in trying to overcome the odds anyway. If you like heisting games and a healthy challenge, this is a worthy purchase.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It would've been nice to see a Pokémon contender like Nexomon set out to fix some the series's problems (e.g. long grinding sessions, general slow pace, simplistic battles, etc.), but Nexomon instead opts to provide a very straightforward translation of Pokémon to the App Store. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is a little disappointing. All of that said, Nexomon is definitely your best bet for playing something like classic Pokémon on your phone. There may be other titles out there that try to do this same thing, but none pull it off quite as well as Nexomon.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This action RPG takes some tried-and-true mechanics and turns them into a cute, cuddly, and very satisfying experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Titanfall: Assault is largely just a gussied up version of Clash Royale that leans mostly on its brand to make itself stand out. It definitely looks great and has things reminiscent of Titanfall in it, but it doesn't surpass (or even match) the level of quality of the game that it's borrowing from.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Road Warriors feels fast and awesome as you flip and shoot your way through insane race tracks. It also does a great job of bringing you back to it by providing a new course every day and loot boxes to upgrade your car with. The track may not always be great, and you might not always have the best luck with loot, but the racing action here more than makes up for it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If Galaxy of Pen and Paper were simply a sci-fi reskin of Knight of Pen and Paper, it would be a fine–although underwhelming–game. As is stands now though, almost everything Galaxy of Pen and Paper does to differentiate itself seems to either make it perform worse or find some other way to be frustrating. Simply put, if you're looking for a sci-fi RPG to enjoy, look elsewhere. This is not the game you're looking for.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you were looking for a follow up to Card Crawl that is less complicated, this is the game for you. It doesn't hide anything behind unlocks, and presents a perfectly enjoyable solo card game that way. For fans of Card Thief though, Miracle Merchant could prove a little less satisfying.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're way into mini-golf, Vista Golf is a great game to pick up. It guarantees a near limitless amount of courses for both competitive and casual players alike. It may not be a perfect golf game, but it's hard to beat for the price.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fighting Fantasy Legends is a near-perfect balance of a gamebook and role-playing game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This classic adventure game got a nice makeover, but the game itself hasn't aged well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Age of Solitaire is a really hard game to recommend. It's a pretty game, but it's otherwise a version of Solitaire that is muddied with ads, consumable in-app purchases, and a relatively lifeless civilzation-building visual layer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Eden would be a decent imitation of something like Lara Croft GO if it didn't feel so unwieldy. Perhaps if it moved a little faster, had an undo button, and squashed a few more bugs, it would be great. As it currently stands though, Eden is a very middling puzzle game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Lion's Song isn't the strongest adventure game out there, but it is certainly one of the most uniquely interesting ones.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This strategy game does a poor job of explaining itself, but is otherwise a great 4X-style experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sidewords turns the traditional conventions of word games on their heads in a way that is truly unique and fun.

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