148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,785 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 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Superman
Lowest review score: 30 Sword King
Score distribution:
5785 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although a decent sized RPG, Across Age 2 is too derivative of its predecessor to offer anything new and different here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In my opinion, it's a bit of a mess, lacking any real tie in to the movie, or reality. It does have a great 80's inspired sound track, though, and that just about covers the price of admission for me.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not a bad game. It's just kind of bland. Fans of Centipede might enjoy an iPad-friendly version of the game, and it does have gnomes in it. Everything is better with gnomes. It just doesn't take a lot of risks, doesn't do anything particularly unexpected.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Turtles finally come to iOS in the form of a lacklustre Endless Runner that demands a lot of grinding or in-app purchases.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some control issues hamper the satisfaction behind Potatoman Seeks The Troof, but it's still pretty fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sky Gnomes is an interesting short-term play experience, but those that try it out should be warned: the temptation to spend money on IAP will hit. Progress just feels too slow otherwise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a competent clone of current JRPGs on console, then you have come to the right place. Just don't expect it to push the envelope any further than is ultimately necessary. Sadly, the curse of developers choosing to "play it safe" may have just claimed another victim.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid freemium game. It has simple controls, a cool, retro, aesthetic, and is easy to pick up and play. The in-game purchases aren't necessary and the ads aren't intrusive, so be sure to give it a try.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Temple Run: Oz is a movie tie-in version of Temple Run 2 that comes too close and adds too little in the way of good new elements to justify its existence.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This naval strategy game's nuances are borderline inaccessible but with enough patience it can be fun. Sort of.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game definitely works as something that requires some thought, but nothing too strenuous.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If players can get past the learning curve though there’s a lot of content here to enjoy. There are even online, offline, and bot multiplayer modes. It’s a shame then that Strategy and Tactics: World War II is so unintuitive because there appears to be a solid little strategy game underneath.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Smash your way through Space with Marvel's cosmic misfits, the Guardians of the Galaxy. Just be prepared for some galactic grinding.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics are polished, Mathilda will enthral little gamers while annoying those with younger siblings or children of their own in just the way intended, and the game uses a tried and true formula.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a lot like Clash of Clans, but the use of the Star Wars license means you don't mind so much here.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Transformed in a way you wouldn't expect, Angry Birds Transformers is a quite entertaining auto-runner.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a lot to like about Red Nova; it sweats the little details, and whilst it may not last for long it's certainly good fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like action games that make you think, Silent Swords ZERO is a great choice. The graphics are cute, the controls make it fun, and the levels themselves are well-constructed, though somewhat linear.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Inferno is a hellacious grind for sure, whose fun factor starts to slip as the levels get longer & more repetitive, and as you start to rack up an astronomical number of deaths. It will appeal to your sadistic streak, providing you have one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Superfall is still a decent game; if you're looking for a minute's diversion, it's fine. But there just isn't enough substance, and it's too repetitive.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Galaxy Express makes for a pleasant change in a genre that's often infatuated by the urge to beat other people's high scores. Instead it's all about the journey rather than the destination.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A curious contradiction. With overly fast gameplay laced with story sections that feel too slow by comparison, and simple controls fused with menus that are often incomprehensible, this is a game that sometimes suffers from its dedication to the extremes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The puzzles let Back to the Future Episode 4 down but it's the storyline that keeps players engrossed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's a lot that needs to be worked on in Arcade Jumper. I'm a fan of retro-inspired games; this one just has some issues. I like many of its concepts and use of external controls, but it just needs a lot of work before it can be something really great.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Really, with the control flaws, and with so many other physics puzzlers that aren't as frustrating to control, why spend any time on this one? It's not bad…but there are a million alternatives. Play one of them first.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's clearly obvious that Sugar High borrows a little too much from Tiny Wings but it will appeal to those whose Tiny Wings abilities have plateaued and who fancy a new challenge. The new additions to this game make such copying more forgivable, also, as they are fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are only 24 levels. There's replay value because players can go back and try to finish each level with three bombs (the least amount of turns). But even after doing that, the total playtime of the game is relatively low for a $2.99 game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Button Brigade is still a nifty game with some clever ideas and interesting puzzles, but the control issues become a bigger issue as the difficulty ramps up. They don't make it unplayable, but getting through this button pusher will require a fair amount of patience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SolaRola is a decent little addition to the company's immense portfolio, even if it's a platformer that's more B-status than AAA – not that that's a bad thing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sporos intrigued me somewhat but unfortunately its too-basic premise left me wanting more from the game, and yet somehow also less from it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Vampires are fun to blow to bits once or twice. Too bad that is all there is to do.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Like a speeding bullet, this game hurts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Total Domination: Reborn does a lot of things right but the PvP elements feel a bit too extreme.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lub vs Dub is a fairly bland runner that’s much more interesting with a second player.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Help a group of vampires avoid death by sunlight in this imaginative, challenging, and beautiful adventure game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What was old isn't new again. In fact, this iOS port may do more harm to the Baldur's Gate brand than good.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Questionable design choices and punishingly punitive gameplay make for a somewhat disappointing follow-up to Foursaken Media's smash hit.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Negotiate various traps and spikes in order to get the zombies away from the Grim Reaper's clutches in this quite fun puzzle game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SomaSim brings us a historical city builder for iPad, but 1849 isn't quite surefire paydirt.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple if tricky rogue-like, DUNGEONy is entertaining if a tad shallow.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Never have super heroes felt less empowered.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A little too tricky at times, Transworld Endless Skater is a more true to skateboarding game than most.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Colorful and charming it might be, but Time Tangle - Adventure Time is a bit shallow in the end.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This puzzle game follows a familiar format, but has a good sense of level design and mechanics to keep things interesting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It'll tax you given its difficulty level, but Heavy Metal Thunder is an intriguing adventure gamebook.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ambition is important, but Stellar Wanderer forgets the personality.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Providing a basic introduction to the humble RPG, Angry Birds Epic is sometimes fun but often a little too keen for your money.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A strategic tower defense-cross-endless runner, Naughty Kitties is slow going but forgivably adorable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I myself am disappointed and frustrated with Sonic 4 at times, but there are more rays of light here for the series than any other game in the franchise has shown in the past decade.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Anyone with an interest in leisurely-paced board games who isn't afraid of very in-depth instructions will most likely enjoy it, but those used to simple pick-up-and-play titles might feel like they've bitten off more than they can chew.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tengami is ridiculously beautiful, but its gorgeous looks only go so far.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zombie Wonderland 2 isn't the next revolutionary, groundbreaking zombie slaying title but it does what it does well and with simple controls, too. There are a lot of zombies out there. Time to thin their ranks a bit, and enjoy doing it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite these flaws, the game does iterate on both the original Cubed Rally Racer and even on Temple Run to create something new.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mindless shooter is just what the doctor ordered, every once in a while. This should fill that prescription quite nicely.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A touch on the easy side and quite short, Doggins is still a charming delight of an adventure game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not quite gripping enough to want to sink so much time into it. It's fun for a little while, but it's not the kind of game that will make the hours vanish. It's just too shallow for that and, while new elements are slowly unlocked, the gameplay never truly evolves.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Galaxy of Heroes injects the Star Wars licence into a mobile blueprint, and the result is pretty bland.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Starship battles is a beautiful looking arcade game in which players try to fight off a constant barrage of enemies for as long as possible.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great graphics, strong platforming mechanics and a mostly flawed (though sometimes smooth) combat system make Shadow Guardian a tough game to rate.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Colin McRae rally started its life as a PlayStation 1 game, and now it's on iOS. Sadly, there's no accompanying visual upgrade to make it look better on today's Retina screens.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Space Qube makes it easy and fun to build spaceships. Playing with them is kind of disappointing, though.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Playing it safe, Sonic Dash is a fun if unremarkable Endless Runner that owes much of its gameplay to other games within the genre.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's a fun if shallow shoot em up here, but it's clouded by far too many freemium mechanics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The relentless push towards purchasing and a poorly thought out reward system plagues Pitfall!. Other games use upgrades to help players make permanent progress and that feeds the addiction. Pitfall!, however, falls into an avaricious money pit and ultimately feeds frustration.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My only complaint with playing Dragon's Lair 2 on the iPhone is that the on-screen buttons take a lot of the focus away from the animation that made the series so great in the first place.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Combo Quest is RPG combat cut right to the bone.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a focus on grinding to gain new skills, Meltdown might offer gradual rewards but it's too samey to truly grip.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Atari has succeeded in making Outlaw a far more palatable experience for iOS gamers. Unfortunately, they didn't try to do enough to help set the game apart from the crowd. The result is a forgettable shooter that doesn't achieve anything other than being unremarkable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clear Vision 2 is a great follow up to the original game. It’s a lot of the same thing but I like that it keeps going with the same story and delves deeper into Tyler’s troubled life. Fans of the original will want to pick this sequel up, especially since it’s only $0.99. My only complaint is that it can be repetitive and the missions are short, but this can also be seen as a benefit for those only wanting to distract themselves for a few minutes during the day.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Word Monsters won't keep hardcore word game fans occupied for long, but younger players will love the cute, friendly visuals.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is another casual-focused collectible card game with role-playing elements, but it's a better version of one.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    King of Thieves is a fun mash-up of platforming and PvP based exploration, but it's hindered by a big freemium issue.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FIFA World Cup offered so much but is definitely not a world beater.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Finger Physics: Thumb Wars does a good job at differentiating itself and adding the novel country competition mechanic, but the monotonous gameplay and frustrating menu layouts drag the game down.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are plenty of reasons to love this quirky little game, but getting faster times and more points will keep players slingshotting for every last diamond.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Does feel a tad expensive for what it offers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a physics game, Greedy Penguins is run of the mill and standard, but as a puzzle game it really shines. The puzzles are clever, challenging, and super satisfying to figure out and complete.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Keeping it simple, Stickman Tennis is a fun, arcadey sports game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Juvenile it may be, but this endless runner will have players of any age giggling to themselves while they poop on pedestrians.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Rhythm of Fighters can't capture the excitement of its beat-em-up equivalent, due largely to a lacklustre soundtrack.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What we’re left with is a game that looks pretty awesome, but doesn’t live up to its visual style. PlunderNauts may be enjoyable enough to pick up and play a few rounds of from time to time, but the way it seems to fight players who want to play and enjoy it make it a largely frustrating experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores is rife with plenty of prehistoric game to hunt, but when they don't always fight back it becomes just a bit of a weird hunting trip.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hand of Greed is the classic tale of a great idea that doesn't really pan out as well as I would've hoped.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a fun game to pick up every once in a while, Pigeon Squadron is a good buy, but if you're looking for a game with some meat, this is not the place to look.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid, casual title. Imperfect as it is, it's still a lot of fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I really wanted to love Where's Waldo. The nostalgia factor is immense, and it's one of the best image-hunting games around. But it's crippled by so many technical flaws and poor decisions that I just can't immerse myself in it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The environments in Street Wrestler are simply gorgeous. The cell shaded art style, the detailed design, and the dynamically animated backgrounds all make this game one serious piece of stylish eye candy. The controls aren't flawless, but they work well enough that the player can focus on fighting bad guys instead the controls.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some simulations are much more heavy-handed than others, and Astronaut Spacewalk is certainly an example of such. It's got a plodding pace and very unforgiving physics, but it's also relaxing and oddly compelling. Whether or not someone enjoys the stellar hiking depends largely on their desire for action, naturally, but if nothing else this is a pretty interesting addition to the genre.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its looks, this Warhammer 40k strategy game is about as graceful and elegant as the bulky space marines being portrayed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Following up such a huge hit as Clash of Clans comes with its own advantages and drawbacks in this base building multiplayer game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frogger Decades is a valiant and somewhat successful attempt to make Frogger work today, but not all games are meant to last 30 years.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Doctor Who: Legacy is an ok match-3 puzzle game, but it lacks some much needed personality, despite that great license.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Flipstones is a good little puzzle game which has been well thought out. However, for $1.99 the game could do with a few more modes and/or a multiplayer elements before I would recommend this.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A change from the usual format, Wheel of Fortune Cubed suffers from some control-based issues, but it's an otherwise quite solid word game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kick the ball at the referee and watch the points fly in, thanks to this twist on soccer.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All and all, this is a great ride through memory lane and a must have for those of you who took the ride back in the day.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nitro is another free to play racing game that should satisfy those who want a more arcade-style experience, but it lacks the addictive hook necessary to make it a classic.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a free game with a decent amount of free content and an interesting-if-flawed concept, Grabbity is worth checking out. I definitely find myself interested to see more of what can be done with this concept.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dingle Dangle runs the risk of frustrating more impatient gamers, especially with such awkward controls, but it's certainly got something about it. With a bit of fine-tuning, Dingle Dangle could be really something quite addictive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Familiarity is commonplace within this freemium based strategy game, but the few tricks it does have up its sleeve ensures Sensei Wars is a cut above others.