148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,831 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 39% same as the average critic
  • 21% 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 DEVICE 6
Lowest review score: 30 Sword King
Score distribution:
5831 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Something about Sword of Fargoal makes it addicting; the game hearkens back to a day when games had to be truly fun instead of relying on fancy graphics to be taken seriously.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    SpaceChem isn't the most beautiful of games but it's certainly complex. Controls are easy to use and the concept is perfect for the iPad screen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple and to the point, nothing detracts Bejeweled Blitz from a format that's worked for years.
    • 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
    It's easy to scoff at, but it turns out WWE Supercard is a surprisingly engaging digital trading card game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rearrange comic book-like panels to change the outcome of a story in this noir-ish, thrilling puzzle game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    True to its name, Silly Sausage is wonderfully creative, charming, and--of course--silly.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flipped Out – The Powerpuff Girls has innovative mechanics and the high production values shine through.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combining many popular genres pays off for this original and fast-paced game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This puzzle RPG nails its mechanics without any real issues, and does a great job of mixing up the action to keep players on their toes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must-have app for any tower defense or sci-fi fan.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Change the course of history with this sleek and accesible turn-based strategy game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a big Solitaire fan, I found myself struggling to tear myself away from perfecting each of the 24 free holes and I'll certainly be investing in future courses that are unlocked through $0.99 in-app purchases. It's one of those rare games that makes time go speeding past. It might not take long to complete the free courses but it's hard to begrudge putting the money down for new courses, especially for the Solitaire fan.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Out There is quite an interesting interstellar adventure, but the sheer level of randomness might turn off some players.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twitchy racing aplenty in Proun+, an enjoyably tricky title.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle games with minimalist styles are all the rage nowadays, and Strata is another solid member of the crowd.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies does the impossible; it turns hours of litigation into an action-packed, exciting game experience.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a fantastic realization and adaptation of his original "sketch." This is an iOS game worth talking about, and very much worth owning. I'll be buying my own copy once it's released, that's for certain.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sometimes more of the same is more than enough.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Capturing the magic of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! novels, the game of the same name is a great addition for adventure game book fans.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    As long as you can get past the occasional instance of camera uncooperativeness, Great Little War game very much lives up to its name.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Chocohero is just a little crazy. Throwing so many zany and fantastical ideas all at once makes for an experience that's ideal for casual gamers as well as family gamers.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baseball Superstars 2012 is a solid game, which is proven by the 30 million downloads to-date of the entire franchise. It's a very nicely executed freemium title that offers a ton of gameplay without having to purchase in-app upgrades. Baseball fans will love it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though players may find themselves stuck on a frustrating sequence or two, Skullduggery is a unique and charming physics/action game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A puzzle game for the paranoid.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Momoka: An Interplanatary Adventure is a fine tribute to old school action games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you have any nostalgia for previous Lumines titles, Puzzle & Music is probably worth getting. Despite some lack of features and some slight control issues Lumines: Puzzle & Music is a great version of a great game.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Pixel Defenders Puzzle is a good mash-up of a match 3, strategy, and combat game. It's not what a causal gamer looking to kill a few minutes will want, but for a more dedicated person, it could be exactly what they are looking for.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet It Moves is the iOS release of And Yet It Moves, a great indie puzzle platformer. It suffers from some occasionally annoying controls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fearless Fantasy is a weird and wild RPG, but it’s a great fit for mobile.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    VainGlory is a really fun and accessible MOBA, but suffers from some slightly sexist elements.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just an absolute joy. With mechanics that are nearly perfect, and a style that is difficult to out-do, this is a game that must be checked out by anyone who likes endless runner games, or anyone who just likes to feel happy while they play. This game is just fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the Cut the Rope experience will certainly not be let down by the most recent time traveling outing. This is very much one of the cases where, “more of the same,” is perfectly acceptable. Don’t even think twice about ponying up for this sweet treat.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a Zelda fan myself; it was hard to go through Sacred Odyssey at times knowing that if Zelda were on the iPhone it would be a richer experience. I don't want to take too much away from Gameloft, as they did a fine job, but Sacred Odyssey doesn't do enough to make me not long for some kind of Apple/Nintendo partnership.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not all games age elegantly. Though while Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is certainly showing its age, everything that made it great still shows through brilliantly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shining Force is an underappreciated classic, and while its age sometimes shows, it is a good port by Sega to iOS, and a great representation of a strategy RPG worth checking out to this day, at a fair price.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real issue I have with TwinGo! is that the entire first world is just far too easy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s plenty of reason to return to Toy Story: Smash It! regularly and while it’s perhaps not the hardest of titles out there, it’s a heck of a lot of fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For being a sequel, Zenonia 2 doesn't bring a ton of new stuff to the table. Still, that's OK…because it just builds on something that was great to begin with and adds tons to it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zen Studios has shown that they truly are the future of the Jedi Knights, as long as players prefer flippers to lightsabers. Don’t think twice about pulling the trigger on this purchase.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the difficulty to the combat, to even just the way the game feels like it was yanked straight out of a SNES, there is a lot to love here.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet another excellent entry from Shenandoah Studio, Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein may be priced a bit steep, but it’s a well-executed package that functions as both entertainment and interactive history lesson.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Suffice it to say, Cave has done it yet again. Bug Princess is another great shooter to add to the ol' iOS library. It's significantly cheaper than its brethren, too, so it's also bound to appeal to frugal entomophobics everywhere.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a funny storyline, 142 rounds of 3D action set across 34 locations, bonus levels, power ups and varied gameplay controls, Banzai Rabbit is fun, challenging and nostalgically appealing. If you do one thing for Johnny, man, get this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you're jaded on match-3 games, Linkoidz is worth playing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like movies, this really is an unmissable purchase. I haven't had this much fun with a trivia game for a long time. The cutesy cats only help matters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a newcomer to tower defense games, Gem Keepers is the perfect place to start. For those who already love the genre, Gem Keepers is a no-brainer. Get it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Football Manager Handheld 2012 isn't quite a revolution in soccer management but the addition of Challenge mode does go some way to encouraging that idea. It'd be nice to see some more hands on controls mid match in a future edition.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The crazy thing is that this game is really an absurd value.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Do some puzzles to make some platforms in this smart and fun free-to-play cave mining adventure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This card game looks and feels like a combination of Diablo and Solitaire, but which does it play more like?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For gamers seeking intense action and fantastic graphics, Trigger Fist should not be missed. It's hard to believe that this kind of experience can be had on a phone, but the evidence speaks for itself.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Activision's efforts in creating a faithful port of a hit console game a decade old was successful and should be applauded. The virtual control scheme, while not perfect, works; it just may take some players a little time to adjust to it before they're comfortable with the controls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gary Games and Incinerator Studios have done a great job of both creating a fantastic card game, and porting it to iOS.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Knightmare Tower features a unique combat-based endless vertical gameplay, all without in-app purchases.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stellar Wars excels thanks to the immense variety of the gameplay scenarios it presents.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Has plenty of levels (with leaderboards) to keep players busy, lots of new elements are introduced regularly that build upon the basic mechanics, it looks amazing and it's just so darned cute.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mad Acorn hasn't much depth, but it does have some really nice visuals, the great art, and inherent replay value based on desire to get better, rather than through extraneous incentives. It's a great pick-up-and-play title and solid summer casual gaming choice.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an excellent battle system and diverse character roster, Terra Battle is ever expanding and endlessly playable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The slightly weird PC strategy game has crept onto the iPad and made itself right at home.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I wasn't expecting Into the Dead to be an endless runner, and I certainly wasn't expecting to have as much fun with it as I have, but it is and I did. I'd recommend it as an automatic buy regardless, but the fact that it's free makes it a (I'm sorry but I have to) no-brainer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I love this game. CAPCOM spent a lot of time developing it and it shows. Street Fighter IV for the iPhone/iTouch is a complete, quality port of its console counterpart that will appeal to both hardcore veterans and newcomers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The one thing all great puzzle games share is the ability to induce players into a state where they stop thinking and are just playing. Fractal: Make Blooms Not War is one of those games and anyone looking for a cheap yet high-quality iPad puzzle game should definitely give it a look.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tongue very firmly in cheek, Trial of the Clone is a very funny, very enjoyable game book all about the destiny of a young clone.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a sequel it's more than solid, just download prepared for more of what you know and love, not a new experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scurvy Scallywags is a match-3 puzzle game with RPG elements and unique gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The environments and characters in this game are beautifully animated, each with it's own personality and flair. The controls are simple and the physics are solid.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heroes of Loot is about as close to pure, distilled arcadey dungeon-crawling joy as we're ever likely to get.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Waking Mars will be loved by fans of Metroidvania-style adventure games. Some of the backtracking can get annoying, but this is another fine title from Tiger Style Games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are into "bullet hell" shooters, AirAttack is a great genre game. It's not so great that it transcends genres, but it is a solid game nonetheless.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    868-HACK is a very challenging yet thoughtfully-designed roguelike from Michael Brough.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This endless runner literally flips traditional gameplay formulas for the genre on its side, making for a distinctly radical experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Silent Age is an absolutely fantastic adventure that fans of the genre should not miss.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Leo's Fortune delivers a platforming experience as creative and refined as any console game.