148Apps' Scores

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For 5,942 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
Score distribution:
5942 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trenches is an excellent RTS (real-time strategy) game with no direct goals to urge you onward. If that sounds fine to you, go ahead-give it a try.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Tumbledrop just oozes cuteness. Thankfully, there's a substantial, challenging physics puzzle underneath that sugar-sweet skin.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Coco Loco doesn't reinvent the physics puzzler, but it adds a honeyed style of its own to arguably the most popular genre of game on iOS.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with all the content, for the current asking price it's difficult to recommend Gene Effect as something that will definitely be enjoyed. But as something peacefully simple but exceptionally pretty, Gene Effect will be right up the alley of many an iOS gamer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Trivi.al is a little heavily weighted towards US audiences and far from the most attractive looking of apps, it's a fun starting block for an enjoyable trivia experience. In-game chat keeps the competitive element steady and the free ad-supported nature of the game will ensure it's open to all. With the right community, this could prove popular.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is a no brainer for any fan of the physics puzzler genre, especially at a price of just $0.99 for a universal app.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Tranquil and relatively minimalistic, KAMI is a charming puzzle game focused on a very simple concept.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Greater Than Games' tabletop classic, Sentinels of the Multiverse swoops in to save the day on iPad.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A walk down memory lane isn't foolproof for Dragon Quest III, but it has its merits.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Infinity Blade III's new additions fail to improve on the well-worn formula.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At only 99c, it'd be silly not to buy RoboSockets. It offers a great new take on a tried and tested format. All I'd like to see added to it would be an Endless mode which would add some longevity to the title but a Time Attack mode goes some way to solving this.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a good time killer with great game play but aren't really interested in story, I would say that Avatar is worth a look. You can check it out for $6.99.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combination of persistent progression, user generated tracks, and bright neon graphics takes this simple racing game to a whole new level.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dive deep in this fun explore-em-up that's a little grind heavy but ultimately quite entertaining.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's challenging, requires a surprising amount of thought, and most importantly, is fast. Pick it up for some great action, just don't go in thinking that you are playing the next Final Fantasy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's certainly not the best RPG in the App Store (probably not even in the top 10), and It may just be a 75 page book wrapped up in 900 pages of fluff, but as far as mobile RPG's go, it gets the job done.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Can Free-to-Play work well for episodic gaming? Let's just say that this is a perfect example of episodic done VERY right.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Conceptually, Burn the Rope sounds fairly fun, but it does get fairly tedious as the game goes on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Siegecraft TD is an open-field tower defense game that wastes its most interesting aspect on a multiplayer mode that's got a steep learning curve.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This "Best of" version of the King of Fighters series packs a serious punch, as long as you have a bluetooth controller at your disposal.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Batman teams up with a huge cast or heroes and villains to fight the dreaded Brainiac and save the world.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Trace isn't the toughest of murder mysteries to solve, but it's pretty fun to figure out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it starts slowly, Transformers: Earth Wars has enough strategy and robots smashing stuff to hold your attention.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Archetype feels just incomplete. What is here is fun, albeit very generic, but there just isn't much here.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Go on a light-hearted version of the quest to throw the One Ring into the fires of Mount Doom.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kumo Lumo is one of the most innovative and entertaining titles to come from the Chillingo camp this year. In fact, it's one of the best from any camp. It's an utterly endearing and entertaining little title that perfectly suits the ultra-competitive iOS market and stands tall with any of this year's major releases.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Addictive puzzle mechanics and infectiously fun challenges make Take It Easy an unexpected runaway success.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This new take on futuristic racing may not replace old standards, but it's worth playing nonetheless.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Duck Dynasty is a series of entertaining mini-games based on the hit TV show, and it's absolutely awesome.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flee the planet of shadows and the life-devouring Darkness as Crowman and Wolfboy in this visually stunning platform runner.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Velocirapture doesn't have the addictive element that other Adult Swim/PikPok games like Monsters Ate My Condo or Chuck Darwin's Extinction Squad have, but for a summer pick-up-and-play title the good looks, great sounds and solid gameplay are worth the $.99.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO-EY goodness and a story to die for.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, True Skate is a stunningly good looking game that comes incredibly close to recreating the feel of real skateboarding. There might not be a lot to do, but it does provide for a good time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The spot on level designs and clever "frozen" environments make this game a sheer joy to play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Within moments I was totally floored by Project 83113's mechanics, action, and style. Don't be fooled by the cuddly mascot like I was at first; this is a fantastic action/platforming game that's well worth playing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Speed Forge Extreme is an action packed space-themed racer which both looks and feels the part. In my experience I really felt like I was playing a WipEout spin-off (in a good way), plus the game's accelerometer controls are the smoothest I've seen on any App Store title to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This might be the best game in the Minotaur Project yet – its blending of various game types feels original, yet still so very retro. Check this one out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Color Zen is a puzzler that’s not like the rest thanks to its intuitive controls and relaxing gameplay. Instead of flying through levels, gamers will want to savor the experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What I want developers like EA and Gameloft (NFL 2011) to understand is that people don't want to play full simulation football on a tiny screen. They want to play a football game that is designed for a mobile device, one that gets rid of all the complexities that bog down the console version and only has the fun stuff.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I've usually found games like this to be boring, but this one kept me so hooked I almost missed my stop on the train. Multiple times. It's definitely worth checking out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though Block Breaker 3 is a strong re-entry for Gameloft into the genre, it reeks a bit of trying too hard.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Off The Leash could have been much better. There are just so many questionable design decisions that let down the game's concept.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One thing is for certain: you'll never get the feeling while playing Phoenix that the screen could use a few more bullets.
    • 78 Metascore
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    It's fun and inviting gameplay makes for a great pass time!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Voxel Agents have put together a highly polished app that looks good and controls perfectly. The only thing currently holding it back is a slight lack of depth, which can feasibly be addressed via the intended updates.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The beauty of Ramps is that it's great for both quick plays and long sittings.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Back to the Future Episode 5 might be more of the same, technically (warts and all), but it ensures that the season ends on a high note with a selection of strong set pieces to enthral.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Based on its unique physics-based puzzle gameplay along with its interesting combination of weapons, I'd say Corpse Granny is a must download and will surprise even the youngest of players.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have every faith in Chillingo making the multiplayer into something that doesn't induce rage, but right now I'd rather avoid it. Thankfully the singleplayer portion of Spice Invaders is more than enough to satisfy. Barring the occasional ad there's hardly any way of knowing that this is a free-to-play game. I think that alone speaks volumes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fancy Pants is a solid platformer with a ton of content. The number of items to collect each level will surely keep players occupied for hours. The speed is a little to fast, but besides that the game is really well designed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, I got frustrated with the game. But aren't all good puzzle games frustrating at times? This is one of the better puzzle games that's been realized on iOS in a while. Check This Could Hurt out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dark Legends is at its heart still a fun game, and rather impressive considering that it's still free to play. It works out of the box with seamless cross-platform multiplayer. The only problem is that because it shares the core technology with its predecessors, the only differences are the setup and inclusion of vampires.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Astronot nails the retro experience like no other game on the App Store ever has. That's not always in the player's best interest, but for those willing to deal with the challenge, it is rewarding.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a fantastic cerebral challenge, simply put, and the story and high presentation values merely add to the full ensemble of greatness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot of grinding involved, but Burrito Bison is fun while it lasts. It has a lot of potential to be a better game, so let's hope for a future update. For now, it's worth the dollar if gamers are looking for something zany and addicting to play for a few hours.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost Treasures of Infocom is a delightful tribute to a fascinating time of gaming history. More impressively, the games still maintain an ageless quality to them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Help Volty is an impressive indie title. This is Tvundra Producties first game, and it’s evident that the developers really know what they’re doing. From the haunting and gorgeous graphics to the mind-bending puzzles, everything just works together to create a thrilling gaming experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PUK
    PUK is a casual arcade game with addictive and simple gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bottle Cap Blitz is a fun arcade game that starts out simple enough, but soon adds plenty of modern trappings that change the experience dramatically.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bloons TD Battles is a simplified take on the Bloons TD series that's all about the multiplayer combat online.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hunter Island is obviously influenced by Pokemon, but still manages to truly shine in its own unique way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Telling a gripping yarn with the trademark exceptional adventure gamebook gameplay, Island of the Lizard King is quite the delight.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiny Space Adventure is a mostly delightful puzzler that will test players’ memory and pattern recognition skills.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Players must weigh risk vs. reward in this dice-based free-to-play dungeon-crawler.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zen Studios is at it again, taking a property that would never seem to work as a pinball table and turning it into an "must play."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It could do with a better tutorial, but Etherlords is an appealing mash-up of card battling and world building. It looks great, too.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Match three in your epic quest to deliver the mail across this quirky, fantasy landscape.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frustrating at times, Tilt To Live: Gauntlet's Revenge is sure to hook masochists in.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sol Invictus is a pretty enjoyable sequel to Cubus Games's Heavy Metal Thunder, which was itself a similarly fun adventure game book.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gunslugs 2 is a chaotic run and gun shooter with all the subtlety of a brick coming through a window.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The remastered adventure classic makes an unexpected appearance on iOS, and of course it’s great.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Race the Sun is a fun, if frustrating, endless solar-powered racer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This beautifully minimalist puzzle game tests your ability to multitask.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The ideas behind Force Arena are strong, but the game's free-to-play design, slow pace, and awkward controls make it hard to stick with. As much as I want to keep jumping into games to blast away as Han Solo, doing so just doesn't feel particularly good.
    • 78 Metascore
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    This turn-based strategy game isn't particularly complicated, but it's got a great concept and a lot of heart to make up for it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a sequel to the original gravity-based platformer, and it’s packed with new surprises and better gameplay to keep players stuck to their iOS devices.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NimbleBit has another free-to-play winner on their hands, with a combination of Snake and RPG elements in the new Nimble Quest.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those turned off by Dark Legends will find a brighter, happier, and better experience with Arcane Legends.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply put, You Don't Know Jack is the kind of experience that not only stretches the mind with challenge, but inversely massages it with humor to ease the blow of defeat.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a football game on the iPad, it's decent, but the Madden experience feels like it is not fully realized.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This action-packed combat racer brings new meaning to the phrase "burning rubber."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Modern Conflict HD is a basic game that will surely suit some players' tastes, but taken as a whole it's rather bland. I'd rather be playing Galcon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I may be guilty of not judging Epoch on its own merits, but the similarities to Infinity Blade are all there, and almost everything is inferior.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Resynth is a decent puzzle game, but its musical elements are all pretty weak. The music is there and it's tied to the game's aesthetic, but at the end of the day, these elements don't change the fact that you're pushing blocks around the same way you might in dozens of other Sokoban-style games. As a result, there's no real reason to go out of your way to check out Resynth.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mos Speedrun is a game that fans of retro platformers should definitely check out. The speedrun level format fits for short-burst on-the-go gaming, and the level designs are perfectly made to be played in several ways.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Storm Casters is a cute, fast-paced action-RPG dungeon crawl, but there are a few dark clouds in its sky to take note of.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NHL 2K11 is a good hockey game, and for the price, it's about as close to a must have as it gets.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In spite of these flaws Mr. Bill is a delightful trip down memory lane for those who knew him, and a fun and wacky experience for those who don't.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The visuals are stunning and the colors pop right off of the screen. There is a real sensation of speeding along the floor of alien canyons and crashing through crystal formations.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alive4ever mini is on the verge of being a brand new game rather than a sequel. It's perfect for fans of the series who need something to hold them over until the release of the third installment, but it's also great for anyone who is new to the series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game demonstrates just how much strategy must be involved when stumbling around a bathroom, all through Flight Control-esque controls.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Football Heroes has a good game of football at its core, but some of the missing features are killer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like a good thrill ride, Lumicon goes from banal and meditative, comfortable and easy to a tilt-a-whirl of tossing, screaming, stomach-flipping nostalgia. It's why I stand in line for 45 minutes in the first place.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's got some room for improvement, it has a lot of good things going for it, has plenty of value and challenge in its 65 levels for $1.99 and is a concept that I hope gets explored even more in future updates and future games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ENYO is pretty great fun, but doesn't quite hit the high bar that Tinytouchtalesset for themselves with Card Crawl. It's still worth playing if you enjoy roguelikes, but otherwise it may not hold your attention for long.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All of that previous dousing of alien fires was just a prelude to this.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like rhythm games at all, or even just games in general and have any sense of timing, Rhythm Spirit is for you. It looks great, plays great, and is one of the most unique experiences that you will find in the App Store.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A simple game. It's run-and-jump, over and over again; the only semblance of "depth" comes with the online leaderboards.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, RollOut is a sadistic take on puzzle platforming. Fifty levels, trophy support, and simple game play make this worthy of being on that iPhone. Just don't be surprised when your broken blood vessels kick in at the higher levels.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It is hard enough to remain interested in a game when your hero is the opposite of likeable, but when something begins to feel like it is trying way too hard to be edgy, the wheels begin to fall off the wagon.

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