148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,970 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
Highest review score: 100 Chaos Rings
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
5970 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a good thing Shooting Stars doesn’t rely solely on celebrity spoofs and meme jokes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Road Not Taken is chock full of cool and clever puzzle ideas that make playing it feel overly complicated and needlessly cruel. Even if you were up for the challenge though, there are some significant technical issues that keep the game from being enjoyable. It's a shame, really.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the omnipresent theme song may get a bit grating and it sadly lacks the multiplayer modes of the original Xbox version, Rocket Riot still serves up plenty of good, mindless, destructive fun and bizarre quirky charm. Warm up those jet-butts and check it out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its lack of modern bells and whistles, it's is a solid port of a piece of history, and it exemplifies what RPGs used to be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The controls are a bit tough because of the joystick layout, but they are certainly workable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Swing King and the Temple of Bling has a neat swing mechanic, but it's otherwise a pretty unsurprising puzzle/platformer. If you've played something like Major Magnet before, you know most of what to expect here. Perhaps if the game's swinging felt a bit easier to control or the game's monetization strategy was a little less annoying, the game would feel more special. As it stands now though, Swing King is pretty middling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PvNvZvP is a bit of a polarizing game because even though it can be rather entertaining, it's also basically plagiarizing a more popular game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun game with a good concept, but the lack of things to do along with the easy difficulty make it hard to really recommend to most.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Flea Symphony has a lot of potential to be more engaging, but the developers still did an excellent job making this game fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's incredibly difficult not to have a good time with Bunny Cannon. It's a familiar concept, sure, but it freshens it up quite a bit with some new ideas and mechanics. More importantly, no matter how anyone sees it it's simply loads of fun to play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SlamBots is a retro-themed arena combat games where players must bounce and slam their enemies from above.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fast paced and consistently entertaining, Rail Racing is a fun take on slot car racing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LEX
    Create words from letter tiles in this mostly derivative yet reasonable word game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple yet a little bit glorious, Poptile is a satisfying entertaining puzzle game with oodles of the 'one more go' factor.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its story isn't quite as gripping as others, but Fighting Fantasy: Bloodbones has some great tricks up its sleeves.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This role-playing/puzzle hybrid series ditched a bunch of its roguelike/random elements this time around and is much better for it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This free-to-play dungeon crawler has a fun art style, a remarkable attention-to-detail, and borrows mechanics from "gacha-style" titles.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    2-Bit Cowboy has a lot of great ideas, but they just never quite pay off.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Battle prehistoric creatures and reunite warriors in Cavemania; a chest-beating, arrow-slinging, tribal adventure packaged in a match-3 strategy puzzle.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This one's a definite battery-drainer and well worth the price. Not counting the possibility of spending more money on credits, of course.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once players are comfortable with the mechanics, Inertia: Escape Velocity becomes an absolute joy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Of course, this is a free movie tie-in game, but it is a darn good one.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's got style, presentation, and plenty of replayability to keep people hooked for as long as they might need the distraction.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple to look at and learn, Dandelions: Chain of Seeds is an enjoyable and relaxing game about connecting seeds.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A totalitarian society of bears is only the tip of the iceberg in this throwback brawler.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Within superb in-game graphics, and an upbeat infamous sega-esque soundtrack to boot, Super Monkey Ball 2 is just one of those games you can pick up and play. I highly recommend it!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the graphics and lighting are top notch, the rest of the game is a fairly generic dual-stick shooter – not that that's a bad thing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    1000 Heroz's daily task mechanic is what really makes this game stand out, and encourages the kind of long-term play that the strongest iOS games have.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You get to discover that firsthand in Super Mega Worm, and you better believe that they may be onto something.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's going to take a little bit of time for We Rule to get its server issues under control, but this game has become a solid keeper on my iPod. Anyone who has grown accustomed to the freemium platform will find this game to be a solid entry into the genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Space Colors is a well-crafted space shooting game that carries plenty of challenge and a twisted sense of humor.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shaken or stirred, CounterSpy is simply the best stealth action game to sneak its way onto the App Store.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I don't see Crap of Defense winning many game of the year awards, I do think that it is a top notch time waster with a style of its own.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Episode 3 isn't the strongest episode thus far with seemingly all the focus placed on plot progression rather than offering clever puzzles. It'll still keep players interested though and has certainly piqued my interest ready to try Episode 4.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While those who fell squarely on the side of Vlambeer in the Ninja Fishing/Radical Fishing debacle will likely be disgusted by Muffin Knight, there's still an original art theme, engrossing RPG elements, and the fun multiplayer as well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the most part, the level design is quite quirky and amusing, however. The difficulty is a rather steep curve later on, but it ramps up to it quite nicely to start. Overall, a positive experience, if perhaps one I felt I've had before in many other occasions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Carmageddon is an older game, and it shows even on a mobile device, but people don't always love old games purely because they're old. Sometimes they love them because they're fun. And despite the slippery controls, this bit of nostalgia is still very, very fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Motley Blocks doesn't quite offer that "just one more go" factor, as it's tricky stuff at times, but it is an interesting take on a tried and tested formula. Albeit, available at a rather pricey $2.99.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I’m getting to the point where I think the casual puzzle game genre is getting a little saturated. It seems a new game comes out every week that attempts to become the next Angry Birds. That being said, I don’t think that Be Together will dethrone the top games out there but I do think that it is a worthy addition to the genre. It has some lovable characters and visually-appealing artwork that makes for a friendly game environment for players of all ages.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ever wanted to control an airline? This might be just what you wanted.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pleasant auto flyer with a cute and entertaining storyline and structure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Save the city from snow accumulation in this interesting arcade take on a street maintenance activity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost in Space? Nothing helps to solve that problem like a fully-armed space vessel.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LostWinds is a very worthy purchase. It was relatively expensive for its length on the Wii but on the App Store, it fits in nicely. There may be limited replayability once completed, except for those desperate to collect all the Melodia Idols around the game, however the general ambience is warm and enjoyable. It's backed up by some neat wind based mechanics. LostWinds is a fine way to spend some time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle & Dragons is a rare combinations that works, and brings with it a fine gameplay experience that will keep players coming back for more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is a great bite-sized retro masterpiece with focused gameplay and modes that will fit any gaming occasion. Box Cat's quirky, unrelentingly enjoyable role reversal will keep players crashing this kitty for a long, long time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the retro gaming aesthetic have plenty of other worthy places to look for their fix on iOS.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a solid effort for Hogrocket, however. It just needs a challenge level re-adjustment to make it truly as great as I suspect it could be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This may not be the most inventive or unique physics game out there, but it is a strong new entry in genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the game's lack of mechanics that are overly groundbreaking or compelling, Catch The Ark manages to provide a polished, family-friendly experience that is second to none.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a curious experience, in spite of the battle pacing issues.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pretty much the only thing holding Super Lemonade Factory back is the content - some more inventive level design and creative uses of the characters' abilities would be welcome, as this game has such promise.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game may look and play identically to other titles on the market, but this is one that manages to somehow charm it's way past that.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Correcting some of the issues with its predecessor and providing some new ones comes Worms 4.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is just plain satisfying to play and the ever-present draw of earning better gear is a great motivator. I'm not too keen on the way the increasing difficulty can back players into a corner if they're saving for a particular gun (and completed stages can't be replayed), and money takes a long time to earn, but that's just how it is. I mean it's a game about shooting zombies. What else does anyone need to know, really?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, it's not a game but a task manager; you don't play the Farmville app so much as you make it part of your workflow.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dizzypad lives up to Nimblebit's previous strong track record, delivering a fun, well-rounded, casual and visually good-looking gaming experience which is both addictive and at the same time, a joy to play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Until Wizards of the Coast finally creates an official Magic the Gathering adaptation for iOS, Orions 2 is likely as close as it gets.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real downside to Monkey Quest: Thunderbow is that when it's finished there's very little incentive to go back and play through it again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if the game is a bit on the short side, there's no denying how enjoyable Harry the Fairy is to play, listen to and look at.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bitter Sam may descend but it's not a deep plunge, nor is it innovative. But its comic appeal makes it a great a pick-up-a-play option for anyone who enjoys a pinch of irony with their gaming quick-fix.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    It probably won't warm the hearts of any haters out there, but it does give genre fans something with a bit more action and strategy than they might be used to.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very fun and well-designed game. The graphics and soundtrack are very good and the game play is simple. The only draw back is the incentive to purchase credits to speed up unlocking items and upgrades.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    This open world sandbox crafting game with obvious inspirations doesn't win any awards for originality, but it still manages to incorporate features that are missing from the original.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Prepare for chillaxing while busting aliens in Chillaxian.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Build bridges to transport valuable troops and supplies in this physics-based, medieval-themed puzzle game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another tie-in to the Godzilla reboot hits the App Store - only this one is actually fun? Huh. Imagine that!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Imps in Tokyo is a cool and stylish little game that's capable of winning over just about anyone who isn't completely opposed to line-drawing mechanics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This arcade racer is an astounding spectacle of speed, adrenaline, and some confusing free-to-play design.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With some more effort and inventiveness, Xenome Episode 1 could have been a great game. I hope that future chapters bear out the promise of its premise and its technical charms. For now, I can only give it a tepid recommendation, as its impressive graphics and expansive environment are dampened by a dull, plodding play experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Can Knockdown 2 is incredibly simple but that's to its benefit. It's not trying too hard to be something quirky.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monsterz Revenge doesn't quite go so far as to revolutionise the casual social gaming market but it does go some way to feeling more like a game than something that you simply sit back and watch progress. If you're a fan of the genre, you're going to love it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun and simple virtual pool game that pits online players against each other in friendly games of 8 ball.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Line 'em up and clear 'em out in this topsy-turvy tile matching puzzle game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Control issues aside, Z The Game is still a lot of strategic fun. The fast-paced nature of each level fits well with the on-the-go style most iOS users are used to and it practically feels like Z was originally designed with the platform in mind. Anyone who enjoys PC strategy games should find plenty to love here.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    The inclusion of simple combat and magic make for a cool little platformer, but until the controls get an update or two it's not something I'd consider essential.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a fun game to play for a short time, but the ever sinking feeling that more money needs to be invested, affects that urge to keep plugging away at it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offering two types of puzzle fun in one game, Droidscape:Basilica is a dark yet interesting action-puzzle game.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sequels often fall prey to the success of their predecessors. Sadly, this is another unfortunate case.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A charming conversion of a much loved platforming classic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So, while I think the control mechanic is a step back, Temple Run fans who are clamoring for new iterations on the genre to play should have a good time with One Epic Knight and what it brings to the table.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Maybe with a few more level packs under its belt, Munch Time could be a more compelling purchase. For now though, it's only really worth it for those who have exhausted superior games within the genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Worms 3 adheres to the old adage: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nono Islands is a cute looking but rather tough platformer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combining simple combat with village building is a potent combination for this charming tale.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stoneship makes a wonderfully light distraction. It's the kind of game you plan to play for five minutes then realise an hour has passed already.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game has a lot going on and lots of it gives Space Tripper its unique flavor. However, the game's controls and its difficulty don't mesh well and make it very hard to enjoy all of its finer points. Combine that with what is fairly high price tag for an app of this type, players may want to think seriously before adding this to their collection.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years is a lot of fun. I definitely enjoyed playing it and found myself repeating levels I had already cleared just to see if I could get a better score. The variety of vehicles, add-ons and number of levels help make this great game a lasting experience.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hothead has refined their interesting CCG formula even further, but Rivals At War: 2084 still retains a few of the series' problems.

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