148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 4,419 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 37% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Reckless Racing 2
Lowest review score: 30 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
4,419 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sparkle 2 is a marble-shooter with an enormous amount of content, lots of challenging levels, and a great look.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Writer Rumble does something really unique with word games, and it does live online multiplayer right, by making it an integral part of the game and making it easy to find matches.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you were a fan of the first Backbreaker Football, you'll absolutely love Backbreaker 2.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans of fighting games that want some new portable pugilism with projectiles, Street Fighter X Tekken is a great choice, if only because it's the best looking entry yet, and it supports the iPad! Hallelujah!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're only in it for multiplayer, you might feel a little restricted with only 5 maps and 5 guns to choose from, but the single player campaign more than makes up for this. I was truly impressed by the quality that's gone into it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Agent Dash is loads of well-polished arcade fun, but Full Fat missed a chance to bring something original to the well-worn genre. Here's hoping they get more creative in an update soon.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Command your crew of space cadets to explore the unknown in this lovingly crafted sci-fi simulation game.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pocket Trains is yet another extremely satisfying simulation from NimbleBit.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SimCity Deluxe is finally the SimCity game that people were waiting for on the iPhone. If you like SimCity, you really should pick this one up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clever, quirky, and humorous, original adventure runner Rakoo's Adventure is beautifully designed, remarkably enjoyable, and a delight for all ages.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the same song and dance that we've all come to expect from Kairosoft: excellence and addiction wrapped snugly in oversight.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A few concessions had to be made, naturally, but Ms. Splosion Man is just as chaotic and hilarious on iOS as she is on Xbox and PC.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monopoly for iPad is classic EA. The focus is on graphics as much as it is on gameplay, making it great fun to play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stratego can be great fun when playing against another person, even with numerous losses due to playing against people who actually know what they're doing, but the single player should be avoided at all costs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Highly characteristic and incredibly entertaining, Grandpa and the Zombies offers a host of enjoyable levels that will delight players of all ages.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ravensword: Shadowlands is a must-have for fans of open-world RPGs who want this kind of major experience that they can take with them on their phone, and then sit back and enjoy while on the couch with their iPad.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The entire game is meant to be a light and fun addition to the turn based strategy game, easy to pick up, deep game play, a lighthearted and humorous story line, and an overall enjoyable equation that makes it an easy choice for those looking for a new game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great quality boxing title. It demonstrates the potential of iOS devices well, although it does hammer the iPhone's battery quite significantly after extended sessions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The original Lumi was a must-have game. This iOS port is even more so. It's actually less expensive and will be featuring even more content (game modes, levels, etc.) thanks to planned future updates. Fans of platformers or stylistic indie games in general shouldn't let this one slip by unnoticed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    About the only thing that bothers me about Zombiewood is the virtual sticks. Their hit boxes just feel too small. I suppose it also takes a bit to earn Special Money to use on fancier stuff, but the daily slot machine and multiplayer challenge mode (a.k.a. The Arena) are both viable ways to earn it faster. I have to admit I had my doubts, but Gameloft has really come through here and I couldn't be happier with the results.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't miss this spiky gem. If putting that shiny new iPad or iPhone to great gaming use is the journey, Crazy Hedgy is the destination.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The act of hitting an object that's careening towards the center of the screen isn't complex in any way, but it can be fun. Quite a bit of fun, actually. And the option to choose from three different difficulties makes it possible for players with a fairly wide range of skill levels to partake.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's more involved than a typical corridor flyer, looks great, plays well and is absolutely loaded with challenge. The price might look a bit scary, but I think fans of this kind of game will get their money's worth here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vlambeer deserve credit for making a fantastic game, and along with Halfbot, they deserve a ton of credit for making this a shining example of how to bring this kind of game to mobile properly. Even after all the weapons were unlocked, I still found myself chasing after the unlockable characters and modes that require superhuman-level performances in order to succeed. This sets a high bar for other iOS releases to try and match this year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The unusual mechanics set Cling! apart from other puzzle-platformers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pocket Titans combines a clever RPG structure with puzzle-inspired gameplay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despicable Me: Minion Rush does the movie justice and is one of the best infinite-runners in the app store because of its great visuals and fun gameplay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it comes to sci-fi/western mash-up arcade games, I can't think of a better example than Pixel Ranger. It's just simply… endearing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tennis is a glamorous and refined sport, and Virtua Tennis Challenge serves up a VIP pass to all of the action.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The boost mechanic is what makes Rock Runners feel truly special. Performing a perfect run on a level, all while boosting, feels so smooth and rewarding that you just want to do it again on the next stage. Although there are some issues with in-game hitching (that, and the pause menu could use a count-down timer on resume), there is very little negative to say about Rock Runners.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Why be the hero when you can be the villainous boulder that just wants their tomb to be left alone? Here's an Endless Runner that allows you to do just that!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blosics is yet another of those great "just one more level" games; the kind that incite the sort of conditioning that leaves us hopelessly tapping at the screen like lab rats pushing buttons for a food reward.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Morphopolis is a visually stunning hidden object adventure about the metamorphosis of a bug, packed with puzzles to solve and a beautiful world to interact with.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wind-Up Knight 2 is an auto-running platformer with immaculate game design.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once players are comfortable with the mechanics, Inertia: Escape Velocity becomes an absolute joy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A totalitarian society of bears is only the tip of the iceberg in this throwback brawler.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet another excellent addition to Kairosoft's release library. It's familiar, but just different enough to feel unique among the rest. There's no reason why fans shouldn't snap this one up immediately, assuming they haven't already.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it's not really a racer in the technical sense, that doesn't keep Ion Racer from being entertaining. Fans of pretty much any kind of "runner" should certainly consider it. Everyone else should, too, because it's fun. It's also hard to put down and perfect for that pick-up and play gaming iOS users are accustomed to.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zen Wars' value is largely in its incredibly fun multiplayer mode, so it comes highly recommended when players can gather up a few friends for some retro arcade-inspired strategy gaming. But if this is possible, then Zen Wars is a ton of fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Packed full of variety, Pyro Jump is a challenging and clever little platform game that offers something for everyone.
    • 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?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Army of Darkness Defense suffers from repetition issues, they are minor quibbles in what is one of my favorite castle defense games on the App Store. Even for those who are not fans of the Evil Dead franchise, the game has enough fun, addiction, humor, and lasting power to make it a definite recommendation, especially for the paltry sum of $0.99 for the iPhone/iPod touch versions.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lot of thought has gone into the whole game, from the retina display graphics, to the layout of the title screen; which allows you to scroll around to enjoy the hi-res graphics even more. Everything works, and works well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This hacker-themed game has less to do with actual hacking than it does delivering smart, highly addictive, and competitive strategy/puzzle action.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SideSwype is a puzzler that takes inspiration from Threes, but becomes its own incredibly fun game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spunk and Moxie might sound brief, offering 30 levels, but it’s so much more than that. I’m hopeful for extra level packs in the future but that’s more than enough for all but the hardiest of twitch gamers. Patience is vital but there’s a heck of a lot to enjoy here.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The name might be a mouthful but the incredibly well made runner it's attached to makes up for it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of dual stick shooters will be treated with possibly the most polished birds eye shooter in the App Store.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ready to crush everything? That's what Giant Boulder of Death offers.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of the genre will absolutely love Tiny Defense, it falls second only to PvZ.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Temple Run: Brave may be a nice change of pace for those who are still addicted to Temple Run, or got sick of Temple Run, and just need a change of scenery to get re-addicted.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's full of wonderful illustrations, delightfully twisted humor, and just enough nuance to set itself apart from other similar titles. It's totally my new favorite.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This matching game takes cues from games like 10000000, tasking players with doing puzzles at a quick pace to complete quests and get rewards.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a simple puzzler that will get players thinking, Oh! Sheep is a nice addition to the genre. The first 15 levels are a generous amount of free levels to get a feel for the game and the $0.99 price tag is worth the total 90 levels. Anyone who enjoyed Spy Mouse and other path-drawing puzzlers should definitely pick this one up.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I really can't recommend Eco Punk enough. It's got a killer personality (literally), great controls, and the game itself is perfect for pick-up-and-play gaming.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Solve puzzles, explore fully 3D environments, interact with numerous characters, and discover the truth in Lost Echo - a gripping mystery adventure game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of on-rail shooters, this game will fill your need for something new.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zombies, Run! effortlessly blends fitness and fun. Runners will enjoy the top notch story and its professional quality audio production. The progression of the story and the incentives and rewards received for running will also give runners that extra boost they might need to go just a little farther or just a little faster.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Star Trek Rivals is a card game many have seen before, but it's still a heck of a lot of fun regardless.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A puzzler unlike others, Lost Toys is a gorgeous, other-worldly experience that evokes deep and utter absorption.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dropchord is a hypnotic treat for the eyes, ears, and fingers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Free-to-play or not, Real Racing 3 is a fantastic game that no iOS gamer should be without. Especially if they have Game Center friends to compete with.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Roboto is slick, familiar and simultaneously fresh, and gamers old and new will welcome the sidescrolling action gaming fun.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The storyline is new and interesting and the gameplay kept me wanting more. The game is priced on the higher end of the spectrum but the quality will not disappoint.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fairly cute and amusing package, though. The slight addition of RPG elements to help buffer spells and amulets between battles, along with the fairly difficult achievements for each individual level give plenty of incentive to go back and try again, as returning will not result in just rehashing with the exact same power level. And again, if humor and writing are something to be appreciated, this game has quite a bit on offer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Admittedly there aren't many endless falling titles on the App Store at the moment, but this game sets the bar for any others that might follow.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lose yourself in the clever, revamped Happy HIlls 2: Bombs Away! This puzzle-within-a-puzzle physics challenge lays down the gauntlet. It's up to you to pick it up!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'll find an amazing experience that will make you thirsty for more. A detailed plot, riveting dialogue, and superior puzzles make 1112 Episode 2 constant entertainment from beginning to end.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It controls beautifully, has lots of crazy tracks to master and can make any commute fly by. With a little tune-up it could be a real beast.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game looks nothing short of gorgeous, and it really shows off how pretty an iOS game can be. The action may be a bit scripted and linear but it is so varied from moment to moment and executed so smoothly that players will hardly feel confined or restricted. This is a much needed addition to the iOS library, and it shines.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it doesn't reinvent the zombie wheel, it fits into our Postapocalyptic-obsessed public life and represents well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vampire Origins provides solid shoot'em up action while avoiding the stale boring game play that so many titles in this genre reach. An achievement system through Crystal With good graphics, a respectable sound track, and complex puzzles, it's an easy recommendation for casual and hardcore gamer alike.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One Epic Game may be a tongue-in-cheek name, but as it turns out it's descriptive. Grip Games have been working hard on their PSN Minis, but it's this iOS release that puts them on the map for me – a job very well done.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What really matters is the core gameplay, which is something that Punch Hero has nailed. I may never be able to dress my boxer in a robot costume, but I can still have plenty of fun without it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Across Age's story line brings a lot to the table.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chasing down medals will keep players busy for a while, but I imagine the constant competition for each track's World Record will keep them occupied for even longer.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are no gimmicks, just competitive fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Burn the City is an absolute delight to play, and players will find the destruction satisfying and consistent from level to level. The game's art is simple yet superb.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Swing the Bat lacks the utter simplicity of Tiny Wings and the artsy feel, but it replaces them with its own unique design and challenges, plus it has multiple modes and it's universal.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forget saying it's "good for a Freemium game," Heroes Call is just plain good. Better than good in some ways.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zombie Highway: Driver's Ed is all about precision driving. And killing zombies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A refreshingly new entry into the genre that foregoes button-mashing memorization, replacing it with a well-designed, extensive, progressive control scheme that is very rewarding.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fast-paced action-packed on the rails shooter, John Woo's Bloodstroke is a commendable work of art.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the content was a little too much for me at times, players who don't mind the junk will find it to be an excellent addition to their game collection.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't let the gorgeously stunning art style fool you either, because it actually manages to play EVEN BETTER than it looks.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I admit, I tend to get sucked right into these time-management, tower-building games, but if keeping these squirrels happy is the name of the game, I'm more than happy to oblige.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blood of the Zombies won't entrance twitch gamers but for those looking for an interesting storyline and a delightful walk down memory lane, it's a sterling effort and one that very much deserves its asking price.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Falls more into the good to very good category and less into the holy $#!& realm. The graphics, sound (especially the repetitive hard rock battle track), and controls are all nice, but not unlike the majority of what you see come out the majority of Gameloft's adventure titles.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alpine Crawler World is a fun, remarkable, well-polished feat of gaming gold worthy of a place within your iPhone/iPod Touch's game library. The real-time physics game play, sound and graphics provide an addictive, enjoyable game play experience you'll find hard to put down.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most definitely a game that people could be playing on their next commute. It has the kind of pick-up-and-play gameplay that so many other games strive to achieve, but few perfect. Sly Fox is definitely a game that deserves a place on the homescreen.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from a few questionable decisions regarding real time clocks and internet connections, Dungeon Hunter 4 is probably the best dungeon crawler on iOS to date.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Knock-Knock is a hide-and-seek survival game where players must help navigate a sleep-deprived lodger through a creepy cabin until dawn arrives.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rovio has built a certain polish around the Angry Birds brand, and this new entry to the franchise certainly won't disappoint loyal fans.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the adorable and comical graphics to the addicting and simple game play, Worm vs Birds is a physics puzzler that I highly recommend for everyone ranging from casual gamers and puzzle fanatics to children and families. At the risk of sounding cheesy, it's just a lot of fun to play.