148Apps' Scores

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For 5,983 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 Super QuickHook
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
5983 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This first-person sniping game may remove Agent 47 from his typical role, but it manages to still capture the what makes the Hitman games fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Third Eye Crime is a stealth game that's about being detected, which makes it a unique game but not necessarily a very satisfying one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When judged on its own merits, Save Yammi is a creative puzzler with cute graphics, reliable physics and charm. It offers something a little different into the iOS puzzle game world, which is welcome, especially for those of us who have been cutting ropes for a long time and want a fresh challenge in a friendly and familiar form.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sina Mora brings beautiful scenery, a unique story, and fantastic boss battles to the App Store.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Before you decide on purchasing the fairly pricy game though, just know that there are very few graphics in Football Manager 2011. You aren't really playing soccer, you're just managing your team.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    A satisfying game. There's nothing earth-shatteringly new about it, but it's a solid, light-hearted physics puzzler that should elicit a grin from your destructive side. If dynamite and strategy sound like a good combination to you, IUGO's latest offering should suit your tastes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Going against the notion that it was impossible, NaturalMotion games has accomplished the feat of shrinking Jenga to fit into your pocket. Everything that you could ever want is there, showing that just about anything is possible on iOS.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Admittedly, it might feel a little bare, but Lane Splitter is a very fun, arcade-style iOS title. Definitely worth a buck.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is about as simple as gaming gets, and about as addictive, but what Nuts! has in style it lacks in fresh challenges and varied scenery. No matter how high Jake climbs, the tree and danger zones don't vary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's well worth the free download to check out what the game does differently from other shooters, and to appreciate its whimsical style, though it will need some new maps soon.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it may not be the most visually stimulating or even mechanically impressive game on the platform, Offroad Legends proves to be the ideal game for an iOS gamer. It could effortlessly help burn away a few spare minutes or just as easily suck away hours of battery life. No matter what your playstyle, you will not regret the investment.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    The puzzles are varied in both variety and difficulty and simply exploring each level can be its own reward. Anyone searching for a collection of brainteasers that are a bit different from the norm should consider giving this one a look.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Steampunk Tower is a defense game that has interesting ideas, but severe issues in its execution.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I really wanted to like Vulture Island, especially since it was made by Donut Games, makers of the excellent Traps n' Gemstones. That, and the game wears a lot really great inspirational touchstones on its sleeve. Unfortunately though, I spent the majority of my time with the game dying repeatedly or looking at a walkthrough and rolling my eyes at puzzle solutions, which was not particularly fun or satisfying.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Get Me Outta Here is a solid 2-D shooter with a great sense of style. While I wish it had an option to opt for a controller, it's still a pretty good time without one. I don't think it will blow anyone away, but it's great fun that's easy enough for you to try out for free if you think it might be for you.
    • 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
    Splendor has a couple of silly issues, but it’s still a great port of a great game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Velocispider is a bit lacking in content, but not in fun. What started out as a fun game jam idea has turned into a great little retro arcade game for the App Store.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crazy Escape's cartoon style graphics suit the game perfectly and add humor. It's hard not to laugh as the sheep are dragged mercilessly behind the jeep. This is a great introduction to path drawing games for younger gamers, but packs a fast-paced challenge for even a seasoned finger-pilot.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a safe bet that proponents of the first episode will likely enjoy Episode Two, and if Telltale's track record in the adventure game genre is any indication, the whole Back to the Future game series is likely going to reach classic status down the road.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    10 years after its initial release and Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy still feels like a breath of fresh air for the interactive drama genre.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an adventure game book, Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106 succeeds very well and I suspect Judge Dredd fans will adore it all the more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite such flaws, Puzzle Restorer is still well worth its $0.99 price tag. With 64 levels, plus a series of secret stages, it’s going to take a while to finish the game but it’ll be good fun getting there.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dodo Master is tough but fair, and that's what makes it a joy to play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't matter if a painting is beautiful. If it's only half of the picture, it's impossible to predict the quality of the end product. The same also applies here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Control is spot-on, with a simple tap of the right or left thumb activating the game's flippers.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sir Lovalot is far from a complicated game, but that is its charm. It's purely a game that you jump (pun intended) into for 5-10 minutes just to see if you can boost your high score a tad further. It's cheap, it's cheerful, it's worth a play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problematic screen and lack of some of the more memorable game modes makes Zookeeper DX a difficult one to gauge. While it maintains all the charm and addictiveness of the DS incarnation, it feels lacking.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's another great example of pick-up-and-play/on-the-go iOS gaming.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game that involves saving people rather than killing is great to see. However, EMERGENCY feels, ironically, too safe and fails to capture the threat that could have made it an exciting game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pocket Climber is a really fun, simple, and entertaining game. It takes a concept that has been done many times before, but executes it very well. The graphics and unique obstacles contribute to the fun game play to make a solid overall game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Multiplayer and pinball have never gone hand-in-hand, but after playing PinWar it’s hard to wonder why it hasn’t happened sooner. Factoring in an insane amount of missions and stage structures to boot, and this is an experience worth pulling the plunger on. Just try not to be too competitive when crushing the opposition. Sometimes sore losers and fragile electronics don’t exactly mix.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Getting from Point A to Point B can be a bit of a drag, but QuestLord is still a fun and accessible throwback to classic Western RPGs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Home is a deeply disturbing horror game that, unfortunately, loses a lot of its momentum due to some pretty severe bugs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ookibloks is a charmingly fast-paced arcade-style puzzle game. And it's fun, too.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Switch between three characters in this twitchy auto-runner.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shoot everything and loot everything in this entertaining vertical shoot em up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a dependable and fun Tower Defense game, but Cursed Treasure 2 lacks a certain original spark that would have truly made it special.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest 2 is another quality remake of one of the progenitors to the modern JRPG.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the gameplay may be repetitive and a bit on the shallow side, Marvel Contest of Champions looks darn good while doing so!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Super Dangerous Dungeons is a nostalgic platformer that suffers from control issues and a lack of inspiration.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonny does a good job of delivering on the combat from its flash-based predecessors, but doesn't do much more than that. This could make it a quality purchase for fans of tough, turn-based combat. For me though, Sonny's combat seems a little too punishing and the rest of it feels a bit lacking to really feel satisfying.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Jelly Defense is pretty formulaic, it is fun for a time, until the difficulty level ramps up and players step away out of frustration. It's unfortunate as early levels are quite fun but trial and error does not make a great game, it just annoys.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I love Max and the Magic Marker more in concept than in execution. If the platforming elements were tighter, and if the exploration elements were properly accommodated by the game, then this could be something truly special. However, as it stands, what you have is a game that is at times brilliant, but mostly frustrating.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a shame then that Finding Teddy is all too short, clocking in at less than a couple of hours. The story doesn’t outstay its welcome but it does leave the player wanting more. Like precious already out there, Finding Teddy is a delightfully original change of pace.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Words games played with friends may not be nearly as popular as they once were, but that didn't stop the makers of You Don't Know Jack from spinning the popular genre, giving it a new outlook on life.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's similar in style to Tetris and Snake, but it has enough originality to keep gamers from feeling like they've never played it before. With progressively challenging levels and a huge number of stages, it's definitely worth adding to the game collection if you can get past the IAPs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Mayday! Deep Space has ambitious goals as a piece of interactive sci-fi, the final product could use a bit more power to the life support systems.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though we've seen plenty of similar titles before, ABOVE is much more challenging thanks to the unique (though simple) controls, and the graphics are nothing short of gorgeous.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A worthy buy if you love the genre or are a fan of Trenches… just be ready for some frustration.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In all, what Cubed Rally Racer lacks in modern visual style, etc., it more than makes up for with quality, challenging, varied gameplay and quality retro elements nostalgic gamers will love.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Order Up! To Go is a solid time-management game for those looking to become the next "Top Chef." Despite the freemium version's ad-stricken gameplay, there's a lot of addictive potential to be unlocked.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times, it might feel like Virtual City 2: Paradise Resort is one of the more challenging titles in the genre. Compared to some of G5′s other casual entries, it is, but its keen ability to keep things interesting is bound to keep fans playing for many hours to come.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some slight free-to-play and performance annoyances aside, Asphalt Xtreme is a heck of a fun racing game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Mario Run is unlike any other Mario game out there, and it's cool to see Nintendo exploring mobile by trying new and different ideas. I'm not sure that Super Mario Run will fully satisfy people who were hoping for a console-style platformer from Nintendo on mobile. That said, Super Mario Run is a really well made runner that combines some new score-chasing ideas with a bit of nostalgia.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Floop is clearly simple fun but that's just what makes it addictive. It'd be nice to see more levels added at a later date but other than that, it's cheap and cheerful.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perfect Cell has some good ideas, but just suffers way too much from poor controls and some of the most cliched and repetitive level design I've ever set eyes on.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rune Raiders is a really addictive title. While the backgrounds suffer a bit from repetition, the challenging gameplay more than makes up for this as it's a title that's hard to put down. There's even a randomized survival mode to unlock, which adds longevity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sit back and unleash tough justice on illegal racing with supercars turned police cars; Hot Pursuit is engaging until the end.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not groundbreaking, but I can think of worse ways to spend $0.99.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mutant Storm doesn't light the world on fire, but even as a 2005 re-release, it does some things differently enough on a structural level that it should engross fans of the dual-stick shooter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crucially, it's the hand drawn visuals that stand out the most in this title and that touch of class that they bring to the whole experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you grasp the rules and nuances of Wizard Hex, it's a fun, intriguingly deep strategy game with much potential.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flaws aside, Hit N' Run is a unique, well-developed endurance racer with superb graphics, animations and sound.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great calming experience. It's relaxing to just fly around and it's amazing how just going with the flow can immediately improve scores. It's an ideal game to chill out to while still feeling that great competitive edge.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. It plays smoothly and slicing through wave after wave of enemies is so satisfying. The art style is beautiful, and the various enemy types keep the game from getting stale.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World is worth a look for those after a challenging yet humorous adventure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Over 150 well-designed levels means the player well definitely get value for money, and the werewolf ability adds a nice twist.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's just unfortunate that the harder difficulty level really doesn't feel that much harder than the standard level. It's a worthy game for fans of the genre and benefits greatly from some nice original touches. Just don't expect to be challenged.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zombies & Trains! isn’t cerebral in any way but it’s a great way of annihilating stress levels at the speed of, well, a fast moving train. Coins that can be used to accrue new upgrades and bonuses increase at a slow rate, but other than that, it’s smooth sailing for the gory yet fun filled zombie slasher.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Collect cards to improve and boost abilities in this familiar yet fun Tower Defense game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Move your monkeys in time to the beat in this rhythm game/real-time strategy hybrid.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple to learn, tricky to succeed at, Duke Dashington is a fun platformer in 10 second bursts.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both Heroes and Castles are back in a sequel that’s better than the original in pretty much every way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bigger and better is the key behind Puzzle Craft 2.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all intents and purposes, Stagehand accomplishes what it sets out to do. The unfortunate thing about this though is that its ambitions fall well short of what most mobile titles shoot for these days. Even though Stagehand's unique take on the platformer is certainly new, everything else around its design make it feel painfully old.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The virtual joystick and buttons can be a bit unresponsive and sluggish at times, but they work well enough to allow players to enjoy the game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Exceptionally good fun. It's an enjoyable re-imagining of a tried and tested formula and one that easily offers that 'one more go' factor.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, most fans of space combat games won't find too much wrong with Star Battalion. In typical Gameloft fashion, the game is smooth, looks nice, and has a half descent story (even though it is a total knock off). The controls will drive you nuts at times, but for most, the good will outweigh the bad.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Empires & Allies is a familiar format, but a well made example of base building and conquering.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a fun ride, but one that isn’t quite as gripping as it should be. Tin Man Games has done a fine job of converting the book to the iOS format, but it’s just not the greatest of Fighting Fantasy titles. Still, nostalgic fans will enjoy it sufficiently for the asking price. Others can feel their interest piqued ready for further installments.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gem, and a nice change of pace for those who don't think of catapulting birds or slashing ropes as true puzzles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, Expand It! is a fun (and cute) little distraction of an iOS game. It can get frustrating at times, but it does a pretty good job of merging rainbows, dinosaurs, and physics more often than not.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Wipeout is a thoroughly enjoyable game. Players are sure to have fun diving, running and falling all the way to the finish line. The Game Center integration, when combined with the competivie nature of Wipeout, is sure to keep players occupied even when they've finished unlocking all the items.

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