148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 4,774 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 38% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Lowest review score: 30 Smurfs' Village
Score distribution:
4,774 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love a good mystery and games that make you feel clever, I highly recommend buying The Room today.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lego Harry Potter is simply stunning. For $4.99 you get a good 15 hours or so of gameplay and it's all excellent fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stickets looks incredibly simple at first, but be prepared to sink hours into the three difficulty modes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MiniSquadron is an elegant, intuitive 2D shooter that should delight genre fans and total newbies alike. The difficulty is well balanced, the presentation is great, and blowing stuff up is just daggone fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just as crazy-awesome a game as one would expect to get from the people who brought us Space Invaders-Infinity Gene.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The entire package of Eliss is a delight. The art design has that retro feel that is not only the flavor of the day, but also fitting to the model of the gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Wayward Souls is a roguelike-inspired action-RPG that sets a high bar for other games to compare to.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The very best RTS the App Store has to offer. Everything works well, the controls are tight, the story is surprisingly captivating, and the battles actually seem like battles, not chores.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the control flaws and the repeating levels, there is a world of good fun here. You can easily pick this up, fight a foe in a few minutes, and go back to work and still feel like you accomplished something.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly fantastic game. It can be stressful because of having multiple games to keep track of, and keeping strategies straight with multiple games is often a challenge!
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Stickman Golf 2 brings new courses, new powerups, new music, and most importantly, a turn-based online multiplayer mode to make an already-great game better.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage manages to combine just about every physics puzzle concept out there to surprisingly great effect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One word of warning though is that the game is extremely difficult.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not very often does a newcomer impress, quite to the level that ARC Squadron has. The visual polish, overabundance of content, and addictive gameplay all meld together into a product that even Fox McCloud would be happy to have bear his name. Don't hesitate to jump into the cockpit. This is going to be one hell of a ride, that shouldn't be missed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic, atmospheric game with absolutely gorgeous visuals and tremendous replay value. You'd have to be insane to pass this up, although you may end up that way, regardless.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's fun to play, easy to pick up, hard to master, has great animation, quirky style, humorous level dialogue, and has enough levels to keep you entertained for a good deal of time. What more could you want from an iPhone game?
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A quick paced game with tons going on at once, but it is beautifully balanced and everything works so well in tandem. The games bright, flashy visuals border on insanity and add to the intensity and fun. This is a superb game and it strikes a perfect balance between simple gameplay and interesting and varied mechanics.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most polished, well designed tower defense games in the App Store. Each of its 20 levels are extremely well crafted, and the additional units, weapons, and RPG elements all come together to create the best game the series has to offer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Infinity Field may lack in the originality department, but it does not lack in the fun department.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As long as you aren't offended by the dark humor and enjoy a good retro platform puzzler, I think it's safe to say that Karoshi is a real winner.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the end of the day though, even with the lack of killer graphics, I can safely say that I spent more time with Game Dev Story in one sitting than any other game I've played this year.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Eliss Infinity resurrects an iPhone classic with updated graphics and a new game mode.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Freedom Unite isn't just a port of the PSP original; it's the best version yet.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The experience is just so overwhelmingly great, that it is absolutely worth playing, worth seeing and experiencing for yourself.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Virtually every aspect of Organ Trail: Director's Cut oozes style and cleverness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of Terry Cavanagh's work and even those unfamiliar with him should definitely check this out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is still frantically chaotic unlike few other match–3 titles out there, and it still looks colorfully amazing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    KeroBlaster, from the creator of Cave Story, nails the Japanese pixel art style of art and gameplay that many others try to imitate.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hugely fun, very well made and is just the sort of thing that will keep me coming back over and over again in an attempt to better my scores, and hopefully those of my friends.
    • 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
    Horn is a well-crafted game that has been well thought out. The story is creative and lovingly presented, and works with the thematic concepts perfectly. Aside from very few control issues, this is definitely a great game that shouldn't go unnoticed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Fiesta Run operates on the principle of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and thus provides more of the great auto-running platforming that Rayman Jungle Run offered.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Who knew that zombies existed in every historic era? Don't miss out on this journey of epic proportions!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the new boss is the same as the old boss with Anomaly Korea, that's not a bad thing, because this game still is boss.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyond the gameplay, the real reason to buy Plunderland is for the striking simplicity.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's cute, fun, easy to get into, inexpensive and (according to Chillingo) will be getting even more levels in future updates. Solving ecological disasters has never been so entertainingly surreal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A little more logic to the galaxy maps, and a bit more information on the hats thing would be nice, but otherwise this is an almost perfectly executed game. Served in small fun helpings, Rocket Bunnies is a must-have.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NightSky provides a unique setting with physics-based gameplay that players will only dream about.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This puzzle game combines Tetris with physics, magic, and a healthy dose of charm.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's been a bit of a wait for World of Tanks Blitz, but it's here - and it steamrolls its way to the top tier of mobile tank battling games.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of those games that's always a pleasure to come back to. Whether or not everything's been unlocked, it's still going to make the hours melt away.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's what I've always wanted on iOS. There just needs to be more here! This is a wonderful start.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the original Chopper, you will absolutely love Chopper 2. The graphics are better, the game is more epic, and most importantly… it's more Chopper.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wind-Up Knight is a game I have no problem referring to as a "Must Play." It's perfect for short bursts or prolonged sessions. There's a surprising amount of customization. It can be accessible and brutally punishing, depending on what the player wants. This, my friends, is a perfect example of mobile gaming at its finest.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's fantastic to see such a simple yet gripping idea be implemented quite so well. Just expect your iOS device battery to run low regularly. Not through inefficient coding but through the way that New Star Soccer makes two hours feel like five minutes. It's pure, unadulterated joy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is visually a treat when it isn't distracting and its individually separated level segments differentiate it from other endless platformers.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mega Run is still a fantastic auto-runner though. The choice for set levels was an inspired one, and it will take plenty of time to play and master them all. The fact that it looks great and has cloud saving is just the cherry on top.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Burner is a fantastic mix of different game types ensuring that it will appeal to almost everyone. There's even a special mode, alongside the numerous other levels, aimed at children. It's a true must have for all iPad gamers.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Both the graphics and music were incredible.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though Bug Princess 2 is essentially "more of the same," I'm okay with that. Seeing as "the same" equates to an extremely responsive, intense, and downright fun iOS SHMUP I have a hard time viewing that as a bad thing. It might look a tad dated and lack some of the expanded modes of a few of Cave's other titles, but it's still awesome. So. Very. Awesome.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playing Tiny Wings, one just gets a feeling that this is a game that could be absolutely huge – from the ingenious unique gameplay to the charming protagonist and stunning visual style, all the elements for a smash hit are here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gameprom is back doing what they have proven themselves proficient at time and time again: making stellar pinball games.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The artwork is very polished and the storyline is original and witty. There is a lot of funny banter between the attorneys at the beginning of each round and it's almost as if the developers hired a screenplay writer to write all the content.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fighting and avoiding mechanics are a delight to watch and effect as a player, while the high quality production makes the game a must-own for any gaming or Spider-Man fan.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to tell just what rymdkapsel is with nothing but screen shots to go on, but rest assured that whatever it is, it's awesome.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Worms Crazy Golf is an all-in-one entertainment pack that includes exciting gameplay, exploding worms and some very difficult obstacles to overcome on the way to a hole in one. This game is fun for golfers and non-golfers who don't mind adding a few strokes onto their game to explore the course and unlock a few surprises.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darkly atmospheric, this auto runner of sorts offers plenty of challenges and excitement, all through the use of one-touch controls.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA has done a solid job in assuring that Reckless Racing oozes with southern charm, while still delivering a solid, well-polished racing experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyond these flaws, though, Disc Drivin' is easily one of the most addictive games I have ever played on iOS.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who love games in the line-drawing genre should definitely check this title out. It's a worthy investment which cleverly integrates classic, line-drawing game play philosophies with fast-paced, sometimes hectic, strategy/action.
    • 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
    It nails everything a fantastic puzzler should: simplicity, addictiveness, catchy music and overall polish.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you know the games that inspired Kickin Momma or not, it stands on its own ugly workbooks as a wonderful addictive monster-kickin' good time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Sandbox is already one heck of a game, freemium or not, and it has nowhere else to go from here but up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of Blades is a great take on the auto-runner genre, and the fact that it absolutely commits to its theme is part of what makes it so much fun. There's nothing quite like it on the App Store, and it's fun to boot.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the storytelling and artwork of Fighting Fantasy: The Forest of Doom that shines through the most, however.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rocket ROBO's combination of whimsical graphics and impeccable gameplay is just stellar.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darkin is a darn fine puzzle-RPG that will suck up all your free time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Suffice it to say, Junk Jack is a hands-down, no questions asked must-own for any and all iOS users who love sandbox crafting games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Change the course of history with this sleek and accesible turn-based strategy game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's extremely addictive, it has a great Game Center multiplayer mode, and it has moles. Yes, it's also supported by in-app purchases for more gems, but the game hands them out frequently enough for upgrades. This is a fantastic game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shadowrun is back, and this time it is here to stay!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Any Kairosoft App Store release should be an insta-buy for sim fans at this point, and Mega Mall Story is certainly no exception. It's well worth the meager asking price, but buyer beware: it can have a profound effect on productivity. And one's social life.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I dare say this is the most accessible and newbie friendly Knizia iOS game yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exciting and addictive bike game. Clever gameplay, fluid graphics and challenging levels make Bike Baron an instant classic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sometimes more of the same is more than enough.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gem of an iOS game. It's got all the pick-up-and-play trappings and super-addictiveness that a successful App Store release needs, wrapped in an incredibly tight package and sold for what I'd consider way too small a price. This is a must-own, people. Seriously.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's just hard to come up with a list of complaints about this game, because of how well made it is. Blue Defense: Second Wave is original, intense, addictive, and most of all, fun. Fan of action games on iOS deserve to give this game a shot.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extremely addictive title. I've played many word puzzle games but this is by far one of the best in recent years. Its simplicity is precisely what makes it so beguiling.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I am amazed at the amount of detail that has gone into developing this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's just a fantastic and well-made game, pure and simple.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cordy 2 offers plenty of in-app purchases but none other than the initial $4.99 outlay for the full game, are actually needed. Instead, they offer customization options that I found unnecessary to my enjoyment of the game. Offering plenty of charm and little reason to criticize, Cordy 2 is an utterly delightful platformer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flick Soccer is a ton of fun, easy to play, and easy to get lost in. This is definitely one of my new favorite iOS games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The original Azkend was a twist and eye candy, but it was pretty easy to beat. Azkend 2 goes deeper. It's still a casual game, but the difficultly level increases much more dramatically even if it's so incremental it's hard to notice.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Adventures of Tintin – The Game is an extremely enjoyable game that manages to combine multiple genres, yet never feels messy. It's just a shame about the number of game crashes.