148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,490 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 Attack the Light - Steven Universe Light RPG
Lowest review score: 30 Hero Tap: The Finger of Justice
Score distribution:
5,490 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For those who have never played Bastion, you have no excuse now. It's a steal – $4.99 for the full game – and it's a beautiful, clever, absolutely one-of-a-kind experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This action-adventure RPG is just about as fully-featured, customizable, and fun as they come.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Blending together equal parts simplicity and self-induced complexity, the game is an ideal fit on the platform. Don't even bother to debate this ninety nine cent purchase. It should become a mandatory staple of your collection as soon as possible.
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    Shadowrun: Dragonfall is one of the best turn-based RPGs to come to iOS in years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The app seems perfect in every way, and hats off to Codito for pulling it off.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Wayward Souls is a roguelike-inspired action-RPG that sets a high bar for other games to compare to.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Papa Sangre really is one of the most unique games out there on the App Store. It's clever use of binaural audio and Hollywood quality voice acting and sound makes it a game that I will show off again and again to my friends.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a ridiculous amount of fun.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I've gotten absolutely hooked on Mikey Shorts. I felt compelled to get 100% in Story mode. I keep going back to play more of the 48 Challenge levels. I collect coins so I can run amok in a top hat, monocle, and duck bill because why not. But most of all, it's the way that the game is designed to be empowering.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    iBlast Moki is the best physics game for the iPhone, and at $1.99, it would be criminal to pass up one the best games of the year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This charming game is a near-perfect mobile RPG experience, even if you aren't familiar with Steven Universe.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Both the graphics and music were incredible.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    My favorite iPhone game. Ever. If I wasn't such a civilized individual, this statement would be filled with expletives to help you understand how kick ass this game is. But you should just buy the game and insert your own expletives here.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rimelands is the first turn based RPG that I didn't feel constrained by the controls or game speed. On top of that, there is a good story, there are good characters, good combat, good level designs, and good graphics.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's fun and inviting gameplay makes for a great pass time!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is one of my favorite iOS games in recent memory, and one of the best endless games on the App Store. I cannot stress how highly I recommend this game, and I will keep playing it long after this review is finished.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bug Heroes 2 doesn’t simply succeed in reaching the rather high bar Foursaken Media has already set for itself; it breezes past it almost effortlessly.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Monsters Ate My Birthday cake is an exemplary puzzler that represents the genre well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is by far one of the best games I’ve played on the iPhone. It’s fun, addicting, and simple to play. I strongly recommend checking this one out.
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    A new and refreshing "mind" game, Big Brain Master is an addictive puzzler that'll keep players entertained for hours.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rocketcat Games has refined the foundation that Hook Champ laid down into something truly wonderful with Super QuickHook.
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    The graphics are fantastic, the animations are smooth, the replay value is enormous, and the game is balanced perfectly.
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    A sensorial buffet to feast on with eyes, ears, fingers, and imagination, Ticket to Ride Europe Pocket is the real deal, a complete and integrative experience for fans of the original version and for those of us ever searching for a delicate bite of lazy fun and pleasure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pokémon TCG is a collectible card game done perfectly for mobile.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best Star Wars game of all time has made it to the iPad in a faithful port by Aspyr, and Knights of the Old Republic shines just as brightly as it did ten years ago.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pocket Planes addresses the main concerns I had with Tiny Tower in the long-term: that there wasn't much of a point to the game, and little goal to attain. Pocket Planes is much more involved, with concrete goals, but still keeps the principles that make NimbleBit's social titles so fun and addictive. Even haters of 'social' games need to give this a shot.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, Ticket to Ride represents one of the very best (if not THE best) translations of a board game to the iPad. Every element works and works well, and the game is seriously engaging and addictive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No matter how much people gripe about the details though, there is no denying that Aralon is the most impressive RPG to ever hit the App Store. There are others with better stories, but Aralon is the only one that forces you to live and breathe in its fantasy world.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mikey Hooks takes the casual speedrun formula of Mikey Shorts, and adds grappling hooks for more addictive speedrun fun. Speedfun!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ridiculous Fishing, Vlambeer's fishing (with guns!) game has been a long time in the works thanks to drama over a clone, but it's finally here and it's spectacular.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Neon Shadow hits the mark at almost every turn, providing players with the authentic space-themed FPS experience they have probably been waiting for.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bad Piggies is pretty darned flawless, when I think about it.
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    Speed of Time is a charming exception to the sentiment of endless runner fatigue.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Device 6 is Simogo's latest masterpiece, a mystifying interactive fiction experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I do not hesitate to claim that Chaos Rings has the potential to change iDevice gaming as we know it, and for the better.
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    Catch the physics-puzzle fever with a hot new challenge by Random House Digital. Catch the Berry is sure to grab players from the get-go with it's enticing strategy-dependent gameplay.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gameloft did just right with Let's Golf! 2. They gave the game more international flavor, more colorful characters, and improved game play, all while maintaining everything that made the first Let's Golf! so great. Let's Golf! 2 is an amazing game that any fan of casual sports games should pick up.
    • tbd Metascore
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    The Descent's mix of visually-enthralling environments and art-style, combined with its hidden object, mystery-driven gameplay, make for a truly enjoyable experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Reckless Racing 2 improves on all of the original game's features and adds several more goodies such as career mode and car customization. This all combines to make it the best "rubbin's racin'" game on the App Store.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Threes is a puzzle game with absurd amounts of charm.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything about it has come together in a way that is absolutely flawless. This is an absolute must-have. There is no reason not to download it whatsoever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Robot Unicorn Attack 2 takes everything that was great about the original and just adds more depth to it to make it a tremendous experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This World of Warcraft CCG spin-off is easy to pick up, almost impossible to put down, and most amazingly of all, totally free. Consider this your only warning.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Espgaluda II is a beautiful, well-developed port for the iPhone and the best 2D vertical shooter I've ever played. It's breathed new life into a stale, complacent genre and raised the bar for other 2D scrolling shooter developers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For its well developed gameplay, extensive level offerings and superhero abilities, Superman is a iOS game that new and old fans will enjoy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Year Walk is a fantastic experience that’s going to stick with me for a while. It’s haunting, mysterious, and is a must-play for those willing to stomach the dark tale it weaves. This is Simogo’s magnum opus.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is truly fascinating to me: it does so much in its minimalism, comfortable to let the player learn and figure out what it offers. It's a triumph of game design. Play this.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm absolutely hooked to Knights of the Round Cable. It's a cheap pun, and I'm going to use it! Few games pull me in like this, and find me so engrossed that I lose track of time. I absolutely love this game.
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    It’s only human nature that we all face a certain point in our lives when we just want to punch something. Anything.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alto's Adventure is a beautiful and highly enjoyable Endless Runner.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So now I've finally seen what all the fuss is about.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My super-annoying technical issues aside, DARIUSBURST SP is still a very good-looking and well-made shmup. Whether or not it's worth the $10.99 will depend on the individual and their love of shooting space crustaceans, but it's certainly a solid effort.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Surely the world's first giant crab simulation game, Crabitron is unique and brilliant.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With fast paced gameplay and an impressive arsenal of weapons, Zombie Shock has everything that you would ever need from a zombie game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no question that racing fans will get a kick out of Asphalt 6, but fans of arcade racers will love it just a bit more. The graphics are solid, the sound is good, the driving mechanics are exciting (maybe a bit too forgiving for racing sim fans), and the game is just plain fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hard Lines is a little gem simply put. It's immensely enjoyable offering that 'just one more go' mentality. With its keen sense of humor (right down to the credits song which is very much worth listening to), Hard Lines keeps one step ahead of the pack making it an essential purchase.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Lazy Raiders is a prime example of a fun and engaging puzzle game. The tilt controls are a little awkward to use simply because they involve constantly turning the device end-over-end, but they work well enough and aren't the only option. Really, aside from the storage requirements (700+ MB!) there's little to no reason for puzzle and even ball-in-maze lovers to pass this one by.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    And some of us thought parallel parking on our driver’s exam was a challenge! No Brakes Valet is the ultimate parking test - complete with chickens, pedestrians, explosives, and the Prime Minister.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I feel like Majesty came out of nowhere. I suppose as someone who was never able to sample most of the PC's classics it kind of did. I'm glad I finally had the chance to play it this time around, and I hope that it gets all the attention it so rightly deserves.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ever wanted to be a superhero? Appointment With F.E.A.R is a fine way to live that dream.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    It might be weird and wacky one-touch kung fu, but it all works surprisingly well.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    A platform runner with a unique story, Aloha The Game is fast-paced fun for all the family.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    FreeSkate Xtreme puts a lot of small but new twists on the infinite runner formula. It could have easily wound up a big mess but instead everything clicks to make a game that, above all else, feels totally fresh.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Can this Zelda-inspired platformer reach new heights of success?
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skylanders Trap Team is a great fit for series fans that are looking for a more portable version, but it can still be something of a money pit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A totalitarian society of bears is only the tip of the iceberg in this throwback brawler.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Mirror Mirror on the wall… A beautiful puzzle platformer, INOQONI is a magical game that is breathtakingly captivating and highly challenging in every way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At a low $4.99, this is an absolute steal. Just be prepared to kill your battery many, many times over.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Fin Friends is definitely one of the countless endless-runner games out there that is actually worth picking up and I've really enjoyed playing it so far.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of on-rail shooters, this game will fill your need for something new.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SPY Mouse has been "two years in the making," and it shows. It might "just" be a line-drawing game, but it's one of the best and most thought-out line drawing games on the App Store.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have every faith in Chillingo making the multiplayer into something that doesn't induce rage, but right now I'd rather avoid it. Thankfully the singleplayer portion of Spice Invaders is more than enough to satisfy. Barring the occasional ad there's hardly any way of knowing that this is a free-to-play game. I think that alone speaks volumes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    High score junkies, retro gamers, and achievement hounds should really enjoy the classic fun provided by Dawn of Play's tribute to the early days of handheld gaming.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Finger Tied brought Twister-style gaming to the iPad, and Jr does much the same for the iPhone and is a fantastic example of the innovation possible with iOS gaming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Having played it on both iPhone and iPad, the game never falters to draw me in and understandably so. Can I go back to playing it now? Good.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The definitive XCOM experience (not counting a certain PC mod) has officially made the trip to mobile - and it’s still exceedingly fantastic.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    When it comes right down to it, Green Day Revenge hits all of the sweet spots necessary to be a successful rhythm/music game, without having to break the mold of user expectations.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Help a nerd bulk up his biceps all while avoiding the flying monsters that want to eat his beefy arms.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blast-A-Way has plenty of outright brilliant moments, and it's sublime when a puzzle comes together just perfectly. Illusion Labs has a great feel for how iOS games should work, and it's in effect here with Blast-a-Way.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'd recommend it purely to support such a great game, if nothing else, but such features are quite handy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with the somewhat questionably walled-off content, Star Warfare: Alien Invasion is still an excellent and rewarding game. Seriously, I'm kind of geeking out about it. It took me longer than intended to finish writing this because I got caught up in a "research" match. Yeah.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Briquid is a solid puzzler that really challenges the brain cells. The levels are quite challenging and the retro appeal works well. It’s definitely at the top of my recommendation list for the year. Those who like to try before they buy can check out Briquid Free.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Duckers is unique fun, even in the crowded endless genre on iOS. It's cute fun for all ages, and despite the clever naming and presence of Mother Duckers, it's worth playing beyond that novelty.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Adding further variation to already successful gameplay is TwoDots' recipe for success.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Who knew that zombies existed in every historic era? Don't miss out on this journey of epic proportions!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Jungle Run is a breath of a fresh air.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Blackjack by Yazino allows players to connect with their friends and play at the same table, which adds a bit more fun to the game. There is also in-app chatting, which can be useful for saying great job or heckling the amateurs. For card enthusiasts looking for an easy way to play blackjack by themselves or socially, this app will do the trick.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Roar Rampage is loud, full of things to smash, and a giant dinosaur wearing boxing gloves. With controls that improve on the Flash original and the ability to smash the Eiffel Tower, what’s not to love about Roar Rampage?
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Wrassling is a simple and super-fun take on professional wrestling.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Star Legends is as much a feat of technical impressiveness as it also successful as a casual MMORPG experience. This is a genre that is teeming with potential, but thanks in part to games just wanting to directly copy World of Warcraft, has become stale, and overly demanding of players.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    It will give you countless hours of gameplay and hits that perfect sweet spot between individual level play time and strategy.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    RiseToFameHD doesn't integrate the work of recognizable musicians, and it provides no microphone for singing a Red Hot Chili Peppers song poorly and comes without a faux drum set for drunkenly accompanying a tone deaf lead singer/roommate. This alone sort of kills the party atmosphere of group, frat boy fun, but the animation is slick, the music is lively, and the interactive features are good fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans of the side-scrolling shoot-em-up, Apocalypse Max delivers quite a lot in a fairly compact package. Requiring a fair amount of concentration, but never overly harsh, it wants you to be a survivor and will equip you with the appropriate weapon to do so.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only thing missing is any sort of social gaming network integration. This is a game that screams for achievements and leaderboards, and I hope to see some in an update soon.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hank Hazard is a fantastic physics puzzler. Amongst an App Store heaving with the genre, Hank Hazard stands tall, making it an unbeatable example.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is artistically wonderful, the gameplay is creative yet not repetitive, and there's replay value for those who want it. I can't praise this fantastic indie platformer enough.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    This story within a story includes a traditional Squamish tale. A truly memorable experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Combat 3 looks great, no question, but it's the smaller details like animations and the occasional slow-motion kill shot that really draw the eye.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not my favorite app, but it's definitely one of the most polished in my library, and absolutely takes advantage of the fantastic iDevice hardware.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sprinkle makes fighting fire with physics (and water, of course) a heck of a lot of fun.