148Apps' Scores

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For 6,000 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 Robot Unicorn Attack 2
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
6000 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those that have previously played Backflip's previous game, DragonVale, will find a great majority of the mechanics are a fair duplicate of what is found in Gizmonauts. While the slight variations certainly add to the experience, it is not enough of a change to shake the feeling of déjà vu onset by every play session.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Help power a hero's biplane in this casual puzzle game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Instantion is a compelling, challenging game that should be a hit with puzzle/platforming fans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intake is a fast-paced game that's great to play for 5 minutes or 5 hours.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Splot is a tight platformer with controls that work surprisingly well for a touch screen device.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This ambitious puzzle game sequel is a ruzzingly good time.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    R-Type is still an insanely difficult shmup that is best consumed by those well-versed in the genre or looking to experience a classic entry in it, but those looking to experience this monument to old-school gaming will find a fantastic port awaits them.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing puzzler. I wasn't sure if I would like it at first, but I enjoyed the game the more I played it due to the increasingly difficult puzzles. The impressive graphics combined with the logical gameplay make this indie title perfect for gamers of all ages and types.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Originality is all but impossible in the modern age, so let's just blow over where On the Wind draws its inspirations from and how heavily. What matters is that it's beautiful to look at, fun to play, and challenging enough to keep me coming back for more than a few goes. Still, one hopes the developer's next game isn't called Voyage.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sometimes even the best ideas can't survive lackluster execution.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a case of brains over brawn in puzzler Hellraid: The Escape, as players take down demonic foes using only their ingenuity and the environment itself.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amazing Alex is a very engaging and challenging game, and presents all the proof needed that Rovio isn't just a one-trick birdy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Impossible Road lives up to its title, but in its challenge and minimalistic style is a game with some great hooks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heroki is a charming action adventure game with a couple of niggles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Level-5's newest Layton adventure is a bit of a departure from the norm but it's still pretty darn cool.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heroes of Destiny is a free to play action rpg that remains fun in spite of its money-making model.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rotate a maze in order to feed a baby in this cutesy and surprisingly enjoyable physics puzzler of sorts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is a very straightforward action game that knows it, and maximizes the strengths it has.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are stunning, the concept is fresh, and the controls are tried and true.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the Metroidvania genre of platformer will find a great example of the genre here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amateur Surgeon 3 keeps the same goofy gameplay that Adult Swim's series has been known for, but is now free-to-play, for better or for worse.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    The shaking method to destroy the droplets is a nice touch but Liqua Pop still feels like something that either needs a price drop or some extra features to make it truly worth a purchase.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is absolutely no point to Doodle God, other than "gotta catch 'em all!" But, in some weird way…it's addictive. Insanely so.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Providing more storyline and more intrigue, Republique: Episode 3 is a fun journey if a little repetitive in places.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    It'll take more than a terrible script with horribly awkward dialog to derail this impressive JRPG.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is brilliant and beautiful, but the control issues put a real damper on my enjoyment of the game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring everything from immersive environments to an expansive campaign, AXL: Full Boost is a game that is well worth checking out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The unusual mechanics set Cling! apart from other puzzle-platformers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hills of Glory is great fun to play, and the special abilities of each soldier type are fun to use. The game's visuals aren't the shiniest you'll see but they get the job done and they bring a bit of character to the game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The controls make me question the future of such extraordinary titles on iOS devices. Rockstar Games has clearly done everything possible to make them work but there's still that sense that this would all be so much easier with a physical controller.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the App Store's lesser-known treasures.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection might be a hard sell to those who have never played on a Spectrum or other 8 bit computer before. For those who have though, it's an ideal walk down memory lane and really reinforces how far technology has come.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much like its predecessor Carnivores: Ice Age is all about being different and being intelligent in its portrayal of the genre. If you weren't taken by Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter this isn't for you. If you were though, this is a worthy addition to the collection.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cows vs. Aliens does exactly what a casual iPhone game does best. It's very simple to get into but it'll keep you playing for longer than you'd expect of such a basic idea.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SteamBirds, from the makers of Canabalt, is fun for a time, but doesn't do enough to earn a spot with the App Store elite.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quite fun at times, but its controls can make the game more frustrating than it ought to be. Still, if you love retro-inspired games, and especially the Llamatron and Robotron games, or just want something a little different from the typical arena shooter, Minotron: 2112 is a solid purchase – and at worst, it's interesting reading material.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple idea but it's compelling fun. Rushing up through the elevator shaft brings with it just the right level of tension without being infuriating.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is an addictive, casual experience that lends itself to short bursts of portable gaming bliss.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While slinging Blobster around the game's levels, watching him bounce all over the place, it really feels like one's playing with a toy, rather than simply controlling another video game character. This is what makes Blobster a unique, stand-out platformer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was, and still am, genuinely surprised and impressed with Emissary of War. It's fun, funny and genuinely different in a genre over-saturated with Blizzard wannabes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Fantasy's homage to old-school RPGs is both its greatest strength and weakness; it's at times a fun neo-classical romp, but then the worst classical elements rear their head and it's just a reminder that sometimes there's a reason why games evolve.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fling a Thing manages to combine flinging physics, arcade tomfoolery and just a hint of virtual pet with surprising success.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While incredibly similar to a favorite of mine, Tentacle Wars HD simply wasn't quite as fun. I enjoyed the first set of levels, but, after a while, I just got bored.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I actually prefer Bird Zapper's gameplay, Bug Assault has a fair bit to recommend it especially the unusual control mechanic. It's a solid pick, particularly for households with young gamers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fish Heroes won't win prizes for originality but it maintains a fun edge and it's consistently satisfying clearing a level with few fish. It's a great one to drop in on regularly to chip away at those 3 star scores.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cthulhu Saves The World is a must-play for any RPG fans and fans of 16-bit games, who will get a kick out of its crazy story, humorous writing, loving parody of the genre, and even its challenge.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jurassic Park Builder may not be a super deep simulation with tons of factors to micromanage, but it is a well-made freemium simulation that's far less restrictive than many of its peers. Plus it's dinosaurs. Dinosaurs, people.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might feel like something of a waste for a little while, but stick with it. Once that slow start is finished it gets a lot more fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Topia World Builder is a game for those that want to play with a world of their own, that find joy in the process of creation rather than the structure or the output of the activity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple to look at and play, Dots is a rather fun game about connecting as many dots as possible within a short period of time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ready for an old-school challenge? Be ready for Brick Roll.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This bite sized snack lacks the staying power to appeal beyond the haunting season.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pocket Titans combines a clever RPG structure with puzzle-inspired gameplay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combine numbered tiles in order to be left with just one, in this simple yet challenging puzzle game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spirit Stones is a marriage of styles that just works.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much like the book it’s based on, Zombocalypse Now is most ideal for young adults but it’ll appeal to any zombie loving adult, really.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not quite as gripping as one would hope, given its handful of issues, The Voyage still remains mostly fun for those looking for a Layton style fix.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ignore the dodgy voice acting and enjoy the entertaining adventuring that can be experienced here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    How does 60 more missions of Rubicon's turn-based strategy formula sound? Good? Then check this game out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SBK14 technically marvels, but lacks soul.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fighting Fantasy: Caverns of the Snow Witch is a sterling release from Tin Man Games, as per usual.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This endless golfer presents infinite courses suspended in 3D space that incorporate ramps, stairs, holes, and more to infinitely challenge players.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Random Heroes 3 offers up more of the good stuff (e.g. shooting and destruction).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sid Meier’s Starships is as much fun as you’d expect from the mind behind Civilization and Pirates!, but it’s a bit of a rocky start.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not exactly the ultimate all-star gathering we might’ve hoped for, but Final Fantasy Record Keeper is a decent nostalgia trip.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This abstract puzzle game is at its best when it's introducing crazy ideas and when it's not frustratingly repetitive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Score! Hero starts out more enjoyable than it ends up.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lumino City's unique visuals help salve some of its mechanical problems.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SKYHILL may not be the most complicated roguelike out there, but it more than makes up for that with its neat crafting system and pick-up-and-play design sensibility.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it's no SSX, Snowboard Heroes is still a solid iOS game and has enough to it to keep you busy for a lengthy period of time. Any snowboarding fan will especially enjoy being able to play something of this quality on the go.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a great package for card game fans and Assassin's Creed fans alike. The story mode within Assassin's Creed Recollection promises 8-10 hours of fun and the online multiplayer will no doubt extend that. Throw in the time it'll take to collect all 280 cards/memories and there's a lot of gameplay to be had for fans of the franchise.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, FIFA 11 will probably hold your attention longer than most other iOS sports sims, but it won't keep you playing season after season. The game itself, for what it is, isn't bad but the virtual joystick does become grating after long plays.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great game and it shines in so many ways. Players will have a great time with this title and they have plenty of levels to play for free while they evaluate whether or not they'd like to purchase additional levels.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Catapult King does a fine job at bringing the popular physics puzzler genre to 3D, and even if it doesn't really do much more to move the genre in a new direction it's a fun game to play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offering a more substantial experience than regular Breakout, Hyper Breaker Turbo! is a fun twist on a familiar format.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Evolutionary rather than revolutionary, KingHunt is a fun twist on the Fruit Ninja motif.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dungeon Crawlers delivers a solid dungeon crawling experience and its turn based combat works really well even if it's hard to control at times. The game looks great and the characters are humorous at times, but it is visually marred by its uninspired interface design. This game also delivers a good amount of original content for the price with more on the way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The opposition within VS. Racing 2 is just right, with the AI proving to never be too easy or too hard. It's just the right level of challenge.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Suffering from some control issues, God of Light is still quite the delight for fans of light manipulation puzzles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As beautiful as Morphite may look on the surface, it's innerworkings are pretty ugly. The entire game just feels kind of empty and lifeless, and nothing in the gameplay, story, or aesthetic do anything to inject much life into it. It's a real shame that such a cool aesthetic is wasted on such a dull game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disco Kitten is unique to say the least. The eclectic mix of gameplay, mechanics, visuals and music makes for a game that doesn't easily fit into many genres. This one-of-a-kind game is lots of fun and very challenging as well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A steady trickle of different star types keep this game away from being too predictable but its familiar mechanics confirm its place as an easy to dive into title.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Succeeding in Biosis requires perfect timing and lots of practice. Luckily, the ambiance is worth coming back for.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the freemium elements providing a glorified paywall after a short amount of time is a little on the annoying side, this is a good stopgap for people who are tired of slaying the God King, and need something to do while they wait for Infinity Blade 2.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Colossatron comes ready to destroy everything, but it is just a bit too chaotic, and players are given too little control.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A handful of tiny adjustments have made their way in, but it's ultimately still the same game we all remember fondly.
    • 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.

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