148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,984 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Severed
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
5984 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't recommend World of Goo enough. If you are a fan of physics puzzlers or just a good games in general, this is a must have. While it's not a new game, it's good to have it finally on a platform that it seems to have been designed for.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rocketcat Games has refined the foundation that Hook Champ laid down into something truly wonderful with Super QuickHook.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Previously a gem on the PC, VVVVV is just as great on iOS, proving to be captivating and frustrating in equal measures.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On its face, Flipping Legend is a pretty light game that doesn't look like it has much to it. Once you get your hands on it though, the game ends up feeling like a lot more than that. It's got a great core mechanic, a solid amount of variety, and some amazing detail work. Flipping Legend may be an arcade-style phone game, but it is a truly excellent one of those.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not my favorite app, but it's definitely one of the most polished in my library, and absolutely takes advantage of the fantastic iDevice hardware.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    iBlast Moki is the best physics game for the iPhone, and at $1.99, it would be criminal to pass up one the best games of the year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NOVA has oodles of polish, and it's incredibly easy to forget that you're playing a game on your iPod. With a fleshed-out single-player mode and a solid multiplayer option, NOVA has it all. It's beautiful, the controls are great, and even multiplayer doesn't lag.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a good game that has gotten even better.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a beautiful shooter that feels right at home on mobile
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the racing sim category of the App Store, there really isn't another game that is as impressive as Real Racing 2. It really does have everything that you would want in an iOS racing sim, from the nice selection of cars to the various racing tweaks to the outstanding graphics. The bottom line is that Real Racing is now the App Store's Gran Turismo.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For those who have never played Bastion, you have no excuse now. It's a steal – $4.99 for the full game – and it's a beautiful, clever, absolutely one-of-a-kind experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For $4.99, you can't get a better, more fully-featured Risk-style game in the app store.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skulls of the Shogun has been so solid on so many other platforms, so why would iOS be any different?
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spider: the Secret of Bryce Manor is an impressive, original game due to its well-implemented controls, beautiful graphics, unique gameplay, and multi-layered, subtly presented story.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a real pleasure to see an iPhone game that is well-crafted, that uses music and sound to create a distinct atmosphere and that plays as well offline as it does online. If Carcassonne is your first foray into Euro-gaming, you're sure to want more.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fight mummies, dig tunnels, and ride a runaway minecart to discover ancient secrets in this throwback exploration game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Crashlands is an open world survival game that sets the bar for games in the genre moving forward.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This World of Warcraft CCG spin-off is easy to pick up, almost impossible to put down, and most amazingly of all, totally free. Consider this your only warning.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything about it has come together in a way that is absolutely flawless. This is an absolute must-have. There is no reason not to download it whatsoever.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pretty much the only issue with Sonic CD is the controls; the d-pad is kind of small, but that's about it. The game holds up really well, and its relative scarcity in terms of re-releases makes it only that much more special now.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bejeweled HD might be a little pricey for a game we've almost all bought at least once in the past, but it's a well rounded package. Each of the modes is enjoyable to play and ideal for a variety of different match three experiences. That "one more go" feeling is ever strong here.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Executive is as fun and accessible as it is bizarre.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cut the Rope is ingenious, following a similar formula to Angry Birds – charming graphics, simple gameplay that gets complexity steadily layered on top of it in a way that feels natural, almost without even feeling like it's getting more difficult.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bring a series of snowmen to life with this whimsical holiday puzzler
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Technically the game is fantastic. The graphics are great, the controls are responsive and well done, and the soundtrack is just fantastic. The only real hick-up I found was the occasional heavy frame dropping on the mushroom world of Sporelle.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There hasn’t been an absurd take on Hamlet this enjoyable since “Last Action Hero.”
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Implosion - Never Lose Hope makes some bold claims, but it actually lives up to expectations.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Bug Butcher is a super fun and refreshing 2-D shooter. It provides a great amount of variety and challenge which somehow makes playing new levels and replaying old ones equally exciting. If you want to feel great about killing bugs, definitely play The Bug Butcher.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall there's a lot of game here. Well made for those that like to sit down and play for hours or just play in quick bursts. If you enjoy strategy games, you'll enjoy Plants vs. Zombies.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The definitive XCOM experience (not counting a certain PC mod) has officially made the trip to mobile - and it’s still exceedingly fantastic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Being a border control worker for a corrupt country in a dystopian past really shouldn't be as gripping as it is.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls could use some fine-tuning and I found being unable to 180 without hitting a barrier frustrating, even while understanding that is essential to the puzzle component. Nonetheless, Beat Sneak Bandit has style, well-blended elements from many popular gaming genres, and a unique musical aspect that make for a innovative and pulsating good time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Threes is a puzzle game with absurd amounts of charm.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the creators of the original, Papa Sangre 2 delivers another exceptionally chilling experience like never before.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans and non-fans of ping pong alike, this is fun - plain and simple.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alto's Adventure is a beautiful and highly enjoyable Endless Runner.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This beautiful puzzle game is remarkable because it's special in all the ways that a lot of other games typically aren't.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of looks, Neon Chrome is a well designed and super fun dual-stick shooter. It's sheer amount of content and systems is bound to keep you playing it over and over for a good long time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I do not hesitate to claim that Chaos Rings has the potential to change iDevice gaming as we know it, and for the better.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Device 6 is Simogo's latest masterpiece, a mystifying interactive fiction experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely do you see an iOS port that goes to such great lengths to preserve what made the PC version so special.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I've gotten absolutely hooked on Mikey Shorts. I felt compelled to get 100% in Story mode. I keep going back to play more of the 48 Challenge levels. I collect coins so I can run amok in a top hat, monocle, and duck bill because why not. But most of all, it's the way that the game is designed to be empowering.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Warbits offers some high-quality, albeit familiar, turn-based strategy.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Reckless Racing 2 improves on all of the original game's features and adds several more goodies such as career mode and car customization. This all combines to make it the best "rubbin's racin'" game on the App Store.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We loved Dark Nebula: Episode One, but were saddened by its length-Episode Two "only" has twenty levels, but they're all fantastic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This charming game is a near-perfect mobile RPG experience, even if you aren't familiar with Steven Universe.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A metroidvania as gorgeous as it is fun to play.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    My favorite iPhone game. Ever. If I wasn't such a civilized individual, this statement would be filled with expletives to help you understand how kick ass this game is. But you should just buy the game and insert your own expletives here.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, Ticket to Ride represents one of the very best (if not THE best) translations of a board game to the iPad. Every element works and works well, and the game is seriously engaging and addictive.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beat Hazard Ultra is a great game and is a steal for 99 cents. There are a few minor issues, but the many positive aspects of the game overshadow them. Music lovers and arcade junkies will all find something to love about it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have the slightest interest in physics based puzzle games, Ragdoll Blaster 2 is an extremely high quality option, and one that you'll be coming back to time and again.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if your not a fan of desserts that jiggle or haunted houses, this game is sure to have something to make you smile.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX is a compelling conversion of the equally compelling console hit.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I generally have a low tolerance for control issues in games, but Death Road to Canada is just so fun that I want to keep playing it even when I don't love the way it feels. That goes to show just how great this game is. Death Road to Canada is a fantastic game that you shouldn't miss.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Asphalt 8: Airborne lifts off the ground and takes players soaring across the skies, offering multiple gameplay modes that provide hours of racing fun.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ridiculous Fishing, Vlambeer's fishing (with guns!) game has been a long time in the works thanks to drama over a clone, but it's finally here and it's spectacular.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chaos Rings was a singular achievement on the iPhone, and it continues to impress on the iPad, even with its upscaling blemishes.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gameloft did just right with Let's Golf! 2. They gave the game more international flavor, more colorful characters, and improved game play, all while maintaining everything that made the first Let's Golf! so great. Let's Golf! 2 is an amazing game that any fan of casual sports games should pick up.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The iOS conversion is pretty good, even despite the screen restrictions, and it's all forgiven when you're wrapped up in the storyline so much. It's an expensive purchase but one that will offer you dozens of hours of memorable gameplay.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The short of it is that Spaceteam is an absolutely stupid amount of absolutely stupid fun for any small group of iOS users. Whether they idolize Gene Roddenberry or love satirizing Captain Kirk.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This quirky rhythm game has all of the necessary ingredients for it to be out of this world.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the finest JRPGs comes to iOS and it's a sublime release, despite a few quibbles.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The RPG elements are fantastic, the story is great, and the graphics and sound are amazing. In a game like this, I would expect longevity to be a concern, but if you do everything in the game, it will probably take you 10-15 hours… and maybe more, to complete.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for iPhone offers a similar experience to its console counterpart, it won't be the 3D graphic-intensive one you were probably hoping for. That said, the game combines the use of brilliant on-screen controls, immersive objects and environments, comic-like visuals, and supreme attention to detail throughout to bring the first version of the GTA franchise to iPhone.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Auro has plenty of rules to keep to, but it's a very rewarding tactical experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This sequel to an iOS classic builds on what made the original so great, all while weaving a web of new mysteries.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is XCOM: Enemy Unknown one of 2012s best strategy games, it's also one of the most faithful iOS ports I've ever seen.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of those games that's obviously been designed specifically for iOS users, the current crop of iOS users that have grown accustomed to quality portable titles, from the ground up. It probably shouldn't be missed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The way that Kalimba builds levels around its swapping mechanic is exquisite. Every single level presents a new and creative challenge and not just a harder version of something that came before. Simply put, Kalimba's platforming is excellent and well worth your time and money.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Step into the shoes of a researcher delving into a twisted tale.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Room Three is a true delight for adventure gamers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bug Heroes 2 doesn’t simply succeed in reaching the rather high bar Foursaken Media has already set for itself; it breezes past it almost effortlessly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lords of Waterdeep is an elegant D&D-themed board game port that fans can enjoy in both single and multiplayer modes.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the risk of sounding cliché, it's not hard to argue that FIFA 13 is a pitch perfect adaption of the world's sport. While that might be a bit extreme, the brand's dedication to tweaking game mechanics until they are perfect, seems to be shining through loud and clear.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skylanders Trap Team is a great fit for series fans that are looking for a more portable version, but it can still be something of a money pit.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bejeweled is, as always, a very familiar but always exciting experience. The visuals are spot on, really taking advantage of the retina display, and the various modes give players some good choices so they don't get burned out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very good-looking game, and one that is well-designed. The levels can be daunting at times, but it really just takes some strategic planning in order to solve the game's challenges. For those who have played one too many tower defense games and want a new perspective on things, this is worth checking out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While you won't get any new content for upgrading to the HD version, it's so pretty I can't see why you wouldn't.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's really not hard for me to say that Modern Combat 2 is my favorite iPhone FPS.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation Forthcoming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But really, Kingdom Conquest does a fantastic job at being more than just the typical farming game, while keeping a lot of what makes these types of freemium games work.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exceptionally well designed, visually pleasing and frantically challenging action title.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without trying to sound too positive about the game, I am thrilled that someone is finally trying to break the dual stick genre out of its little box.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With very rich, vibrant colors and some solid match 3 game play, Piyo Blocks 2 is a great game for anyone looking for a challenge.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent effort. It's neat, simple, frantic, and very, very addictive, and a suitable new home for my words-based superpower.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Qvoid is an inventive puzzle game with beautiful graphics and a steady learning curve. The challenges are engrossing and complex enough to be entertaining without overly frustrating.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ant Raid shows how sneaky the casual RTS is. What seems cute and mindless is actually incredibly fun because it encourages one to think and use a little foresight. It may not be a gateway directly into something like Starcraft but hey, it's a start.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's possibly one of the best iOS puzzle games in recent memory, and it's available at a price that's downright foolish to pass up.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Windosill is a game that I feel should be experienced by everyone. The puzzles are well thought out, it looks and sounds great and has such a unique feel. Really great stuff.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little Things Forever won't appeal to those who like tons of action or marauding zombies, but for the mellower solving set and as a family activity it's a delight. It's also the rare game where I urge you to turn the volume up – even the music makes for a wonderfully addictive experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wargames have a notorious learning curve. Drive On Moscow tries to flatten that curve.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest V is arguably one of the finest installments in the series so, yes, you should get it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This War of Mine isn’t exactly “fun,” but it’s definitely a game worth playing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Loud and outspoken, OPERATION DRACULA will punish and excite you with equal measure.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's very easy to look past Heist's flaws and just enjoy it for what it is. It looks and plays great, particularly in this mobile format, and its New Game+ feature will make sure you have plenty of robotic strategy action to work through even after finishing the main game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Iron Marines is quite possibly the best real-time strategy game on the App Store. It's full of variety, lovingly crafted, and imminently replayable. Its in-app purchases may rub you the wrong way, but that feels like a small blemish on an otherwise extremely polished and fun experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an exceptional value and a fascinating story.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Choose how to rule your barbarian tribe in this remake of a PC classic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is one of my favorite iOS games in recent memory, and one of the best endless games on the App Store. I cannot stress how highly I recommend this game, and I will keep playing it long after this review is finished.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With over 100 different space stations to explore and four different races to interact with, Galaxy on Fire 2 will take you much longer to complete than the 10 hours that FISHLABS promises.

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