148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,898 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 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
5898 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Piloteer is like trying to teach an octopus with an inner ear problem how to fly a helicopter, and I absolutely love it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition brings Wilson’s struggle for survival to yet another small screen.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baseball Superstars 2011 is still far from being a perfect game, and the changes in this year's version are really only minor tweaks to the overall formula. But the minor tweaks add up to make this a better game, in some ways, even if the pitching is still far from perfect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Platform through the depths of space to make sure your entire crew dies together in this satisfying and intriguing puzzle platformer.
    • 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
    Valiant Hearts is a beautiful (and educational!) puzzle adventure title, though players will find themselves pulled away from its realism from time to time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A complex sim and one that demonstrates just how wondrous it was the first time.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flappy who? Let Retry wash all those bad bird-related memories away on a cool retro-flavored flight... right into the side of a cliff. Over and over and over again.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blah, blah, blah, Rodeo Games one-upped themselves again, blah, blah.
    • 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
    The latest installment in the Dungelot series is nicer looking and harder than its predecessors.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it has some control issues, Oxenfree is really something special. It tells a unique story that's peppered with character moments that will stick with you. Seriously, don't pass this one up.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Futuristic racing... interstellar style.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While some aspects did annoy me with the combat and platforming, overall this is an extremely enjoyable action-RPG experience. The classical elements are there but it's not overwhelmingly retro, and it is definitely worth checking out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gasketball is like basketball, but with portals and buzzsaws. Also, it's playable over the internet, which is difficult to do with a real basketball.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    This endless runner incorporates active collection mechanics to help it stand out in such a crowded genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I can't stress enough just how intriguing the puzzles in Winter of the Melodias can be. It's a thoroughly enthralling and totally gorgeous adventure. It's not perfect, but it's absolutely worth it for fans of the original and the genre in general.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun, beautiful game that offers a good amount of entertainment. It's not a mind-blowing experience, but it is entertaining and very well-made. Just keep in mind that the blobs are only cute until they try and kill you with fire; then things start getting real.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone with a love of dogfighting should definitely check out Sky Gamblers: Air Superiority. With so many options for both single and multiplayer game types, it's bound to keep them entertained for a very long time.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest VI is a great example of the RPG genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Typeshift is an incredible package because of how sleek its puzzle formula is. It's not a mechanically dense game, and its puzzles are simple variants on word games that have come before it. That said, the way these puzzles are designed and presented makes Typeshift not only a fantastic word game, but the only word game I ever want to play.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fascinating exploration of just how desperate people can get, as well as a gripping thriller of a game. It's the kind of interactive fiction experience that many have been craving for years. For thoughtful gaming, this is the place to go, even if you will only play this once before waiting for the next installment.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Due to the level of difficulty and its minimalist theme, Splice is going to be a bit of an acquired taste. Some will prefer more handholding and more character. For those who love to experiment, however, this is the game to gravitate towards. It's a purist's idea of heaven.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    League of Evil is a supernova – shining brightly for a brief moment before it fades away.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's all a very potent mix, but Puzzlejuice is tough. It's great fun and those with an expansive vocabulary will particularly reap the benefits of such a crossover title. In terms of accessibility however, I didn't find it quite as addictive as SpellTower, though it does come close.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Essentially, it's a soccer themed puzzle game. Figuring out the best route to take and lining up shots just right is the focus here. While it's not possible to deviate from the original plan, there are still some important physics to take into account. Unlocking Pro mode reinforces this as it takes line drawing speed into account which can change everything.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anomaly 2 is beautiful, but more of the same.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Working the brain while relaxing the soul, LYNE is a nice app that's great to relax with and get lost within.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall I found myself enjoying the unique fun that this game provides, regardless of the far fetched storyline and re-use of the app store cliché, Zombies.
    • 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
    This classic JRPG has gotten a pretty wonderful treatment for mobile play.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's 50 single player missions with plenty of different scenarios to enjoy and master. The online multiplayer is worth coming back to as well, though compared to some iOS-only turn-based games it feels a bit unrefined. Still, this is an impressive package for strategy fans.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spartan Strike does a great job of building on the foundation of Spartan Assault.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This puzzle game combines Tetris with physics, magic, and a healthy dose of charm.
    • 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    This competitive, card-based tower defense game crams a lot of depth and satisfying gameplay into small, bite-sized bursts of fun.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressive port of the original award-winning board game that requires players to lead their tribe and build a village in order to become the most powerful chief.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot to love in this clever and adorable point-and-click puzzler.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's amazing how fresh a classic puzzle game can feel with a little change in perspective. Dream of Pixels successfully revitalizes one of the most popular styles of puzzle, turns it on its head, and changes the rules while still keeping everything familiar.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's fast, it's frantic, it's gorgeous to look at and it's unmissable for shooter fans.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bumpy Road is a lovely little, soothing game to play. Adding a storyline to an endless running game is a great touch and instantly makes the game that bit more endearing to players. For platforming fans, it's certainly worth the asking price.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are up to a brisk, "top down RPG-ish plane shooter" challenge, then 1951 – World War One may be the perfect game for you. It plays well and it is pretty… what more do you want from an iPhone game?
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fragger is a solid, well-developed, addictive pick-up-and-play title that should appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers alike.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Manage a crack team of SWAT officers in this excellent strategy game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This minimalistic runner is an exciting riff on the genre.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even without a multiplayer mode, Quarrel is a phenomenal game. Frustrations aside, it is so enjoyable and very hard to put down. Strategy and word game fans will both find things to love about this game and players that enjoy both genres will be in heaven.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies takes on Hearthstone in a way that is endearing and surprisingly fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of defense games and the geoDefense series will enjoy this.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a game for baseball freaks first and foremost, and those freaks who loved iOOTP 2011 who want 2012 players and tweaked gameplay will want to snatch this one up right away.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    The concept is a very good one, and the ability to play levels created by other people is the icing on the cake.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Penumbear is a shadowy puzzle-platformer that succeeds thanks to both the sheer amount of levels and the variety presented within them.
    • 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.