148Apps' Scores

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For 5,917 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 Bastion
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
5917 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zen Studios has shown that they truly are the future of the Jedi Knights, as long as players prefer flippers to lightsabers. Don’t think twice about pulling the trigger on this purchase.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the difficulty to the combat, to even just the way the game feels like it was yanked straight out of a SNES, there is a lot to love here.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet another excellent entry from Shenandoah Studio, Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein may be priced a bit steep, but it’s a well-executed package that functions as both entertainment and interactive history lesson.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Suffice it to say, Cave has done it yet again. Bug Princess is another great shooter to add to the ol' iOS library. It's significantly cheaper than its brethren, too, so it's also bound to appeal to frugal entomophobics everywhere.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a funny storyline, 142 rounds of 3D action set across 34 locations, bonus levels, power ups and varied gameplay controls, Banzai Rabbit is fun, challenging and nostalgically appealing. If you do one thing for Johnny, man, get this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you're jaded on match-3 games, Linkoidz is worth playing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like movies, this really is an unmissable purchase. I haven't had this much fun with a trivia game for a long time. The cutesy cats only help matters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a newcomer to tower defense games, Gem Keepers is the perfect place to start. For those who already love the genre, Gem Keepers is a no-brainer. Get it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Football Manager Handheld 2012 isn't quite a revolution in soccer management but the addition of Challenge mode does go some way to encouraging that idea. It'd be nice to see some more hands on controls mid match in a future edition.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The crazy thing is that this game is really an absurd value.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Do some puzzles to make some platforms in this smart and fun free-to-play cave mining adventure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This card game looks and feels like a combination of Diablo and Solitaire, but which does it play more like?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I loved my first playthrough of Firetop Mountain, even though I died. On the second playthrough, I was laser focused on beating it and did so while skipping over a lot of the text I read the first time. After that, I didn't really want to go back to the game. For a roguelike, this would be a terrible thing, but for a game book, I suppose that's not too shabby. Despite some of its issues, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is certainly a complete and compelling package, though maybe not one you'll want to revisit.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For gamers seeking intense action and fantastic graphics, Trigger Fist should not be missed. It's hard to believe that this kind of experience can be had on a phone, but the evidence speaks for itself.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Activision's efforts in creating a faithful port of a hit console game a decade old was successful and should be applauded. The virtual control scheme, while not perfect, works; it just may take some players a little time to adjust to it before they're comfortable with the controls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gary Games and Incinerator Studios have done a great job of both creating a fantastic card game, and porting it to iOS.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Knightmare Tower features a unique combat-based endless vertical gameplay, all without in-app purchases.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stellar Wars excels thanks to the immense variety of the gameplay scenarios it presents.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Robot Unicorn Attack 2 takes everything that was great about the original and just adds more depth to it to make it a tremendous experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Has plenty of levels (with leaderboards) to keep players busy, lots of new elements are introduced regularly that build upon the basic mechanics, it looks amazing and it's just so darned cute.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mad Acorn hasn't much depth, but it does have some really nice visuals, the great art, and inherent replay value based on desire to get better, rather than through extraneous incentives. It's a great pick-up-and-play title and solid summer casual gaming choice.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans of the side-scrolling shoot-em-up, Apocalypse Max delivers quite a lot in a fairly compact package. Requiring a fair amount of concentration, but never overly harsh, it wants you to be a survivor and will equip you with the appropriate weapon to do so.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an excellent battle system and diverse character roster, Terra Battle is ever expanding and endlessly playable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The slightly weird PC strategy game has crept onto the iPad and made itself right at home.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I wasn't expecting Into the Dead to be an endless runner, and I certainly wasn't expecting to have as much fun with it as I have, but it is and I did. I'd recommend it as an automatic buy regardless, but the fact that it's free makes it a (I'm sorry but I have to) no-brainer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I love this game. CAPCOM spent a lot of time developing it and it shows. Street Fighter IV for the iPhone/iTouch is a complete, quality port of its console counterpart that will appeal to both hardcore veterans and newcomers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The one thing all great puzzle games share is the ability to induce players into a state where they stop thinking and are just playing. Fractal: Make Blooms Not War is one of those games and anyone looking for a cheap yet high-quality iPad puzzle game should definitely give it a look.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tongue very firmly in cheek, Trial of the Clone is a very funny, very enjoyable game book all about the destiny of a young clone.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a sequel it's more than solid, just download prepared for more of what you know and love, not a new experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scurvy Scallywags is a match-3 puzzle game with RPG elements and unique gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The environments and characters in this game are beautifully animated, each with it's own personality and flair. The controls are simple and the physics are solid.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heroes of Loot is about as close to pure, distilled arcadey dungeon-crawling joy as we're ever likely to get.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Waking Mars will be loved by fans of Metroidvania-style adventure games. Some of the backtracking can get annoying, but this is another fine title from Tiger Style Games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are into "bullet hell" shooters, AirAttack is a great genre game. It's not so great that it transcends genres, but it is a solid game nonetheless.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    868-HACK is a very challenging yet thoughtfully-designed roguelike from Michael Brough.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This endless runner literally flips traditional gameplay formulas for the genre on its side, making for a distinctly radical experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mikey Jumps is a cool little game, but it probably won't blow you away. It offers up some fun micro-platforming that's fast and challenging, but nothing more than that.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Silent Age is an absolutely fantastic adventure that fans of the genre should not miss.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Leo's Fortune delivers a platforming experience as creative and refined as any console game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror is a fantastic game. The story feels as fresh and as entertaining as it did back in the day, and the slightly improved graphics are much appreciated. Many hours of entertaining storytelling lie ahead.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Charming and cute, Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery also offers some fun puzzles and mysteries to solve.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Help! Repaint missing works of art such as “Surfing Elephants,” “Deer Taking the Alligator Ferry,” and “On the Day of the Apocalypse, Treat Yourself to a Popsicle.” This whimsical puzzler is a gem for all ages.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I don't like to fight my games – this isn't to say that I don't like challenge entirely, but that I like the challenge to come from the content of a game, not the interface.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One Tap Hero is an intelligent game that does what it claims, blending the genre of platform and puzzler well. Once the player gets past slight control issues there is definitely a great game to be had.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A mixture of imaginative design and traditional twin-stick shooting, Second Chance Heroes is an enjoyable romp indeed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great voice-acting, interesting gameplay, and top-notch animations set Detective Grimoire apart from the masses in a fantastic crime-solving adventure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By combining math and more traditional collectible card game mechanics, Calculords has stumbled upon a winning formula.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hot Springs Story isn't quite as gripping as Game Dev Story. Its subject matter being not quite as clearly enjoyable as the earlier game, plus it's really quite a serious sim, with no sign of the humor of Game Dev Story. However, in turn it's a deeper experience with more to it. This ensures that Hot Springs Story is still a great game to play, just not quite as wondrous as its predecessor.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lara Croft GO embraces what worked so well for Hitman GO and adds everyone's favorite Tomb Raider.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A clever, beautiful, vibrant game that will tickle your visual-auditory fancy. Its sublime levels, decorated with rich, textured art and graphics and polished, engrossing game play will entice you into playing over and again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The (in my opinion) over-priced card packs available through in-app purchases feel like a slap in the face, especially after already paying $5 for the game proper, but what can be bought can also be earned. And earning it, battle to battle, victory to victory, is what will keep me playing for a very long time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is not only intuitive and challenging but it's also engaging. The graphics are crisp, the animations are beautifully done and I can't stop humming that catchy tune in the game. Go grab a copy of Bucketz to test your reflexes and see if you can become a master of balance. I can't think of a better way to spend two dollars.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Electric Tentacle might not have that ridiculously addictive quality that something like Tiny Wings might still retain, it needs a few more persistent challenges to accomplish that, but what is there adds something original to the genre. Something that we could all do with occasionally.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the number of tracks and the challenge of getting a gold mark on each one, it's going to take players a while to get through this game. Skyriders is definitely a fun diversion with plenty of action!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even floaty physics and control issues can’t derail this absolutely stunning interactive history of typography/platformer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Wolf Among Us lures players into a fairytale-based murder mystery that has them hooked throughout the entire first episode of a five episode series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost Yeti uses a Nintendo-styled aesthetic to be one of the most accurate retro games on iOS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Exceptionally tough at times, Mr. Particle-Man is also very satisfying to play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This arcade game feels like a silly mash up of Lunar Lander and Jetpack Joyride, which is mostly a good thing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Samurai II: Vengeance visuals may impress, but the gameplay is roundly unimpressive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Galaxy on Fire 2: HD really takes full advantage of the A5 chip and the retina display of the iPhone 4S. The graphics are clean and crisp which make for some excellent dog fights with pirates and aliens.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Total War Battles: Shogun incorporates slightly simplified versions of tried and true strategy game mechanics, it blends them together incredibly well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best thing about Draw Something is that it's amazingly entertaining.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's increasingly possible to get a big console-style game on mobile, but the inherent drawback of touchscreen controls and the lack of tactility are really the only aspects that hold N.O.V.A. 3 back. Those who are prepared to look past them are the ones that will have a great time with this.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great new release from the Angry Birds stable. It adds plenty of great new features to entice players in, both old and new alike. Fans in particular will be delighted, even if they will wonder where all their free time has vanished to.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Manage a farm in this colorful iOS port of this popular worker-placement board game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tilt to Live 2 takes everything that was great about the original Tilt to Live and makes it feel fresh by presenting so many new ways for players to try and defeat the dot menace.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a must-have for strategy fans, no question.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a game that is both punishing and rewarding in equal measure, though at times it feels like the balance is still being tweaked and understood.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Helix is a unique action/arcade game that should keep you busy for ages - and then some.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Dash is not the pinnacle of the endless platformer genre, but its action-based take does enough right to be an entertaining game, and a worthy purchase for those looking for more endless platformers for their iOS device.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hybrid games can be tough to pull off, but Foursaken Media makes it look easy. Not only is Block Fortress great, but it does a wonderful job of catering to all three of its core game types. Fans of just about anything should definitely think about taking the $1.99 plunge.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game takes Crossy Road and makes it an endless shooter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a game, Hidden Folks is still just a hidden object game, but as an experience, it's a lot more than that. Its charming presentation really brings every scene to life and layers in a sense of discovery beyond just finding items on a list. This liveliness is so compelling that it's hard for me not to recommend this game, even if you flat-out don't like hidden object games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music, art, and depth of gameplay are all fantastic, but I just never got all that comfortable with it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With so much going for it though, it's hard not to urge gamers to pick up their sword and fight for the crown. Or at least pick up their mobile device. That's probably safer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A charming tale of a boy and his dog, with some glorious visuals. Casual players might feel unsure at times what to do next, though.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Silverfish is a fantastic example of what you can do to take well-known genre influences and mix them up to make a fresh and addictive game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bad Piggies is pretty darned flawless, when I think about it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This combat-focused platformer has a great sense of adventure despite some middling combat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the other games in the Radiangames catalog, even those who have only checked out Super Crossfire, will enjoy Inferno+, especially with its upgrade system. It's not the best dual-stick shooter out there, but it's still plenty of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A unique puzzle/memory game that turns players into taxonomists. Strange paper creatures waddle across the screen and must be properly categorized before they escape off the page.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If I had to sum up the game, I'd class it as a good fun-filled time passer, my only little caveat being that because of the true repetitive nature of the puzzles within Cogs, the game didn't seem to have as much replay value as I probably was expecting from it, or would have liked it to of had.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Polara, players are also arguably getting two games in one. After completing each stage, a separate goal emerges: the collection of the titular letters and a special medallion. The position of each letter cleverly rewires the way players are required to jump, switch colors, and evaluate timing. Meanwhile, perfectionists will be enticed by the pursuit of "flawless," no-death runs. All told, Hope This Works shows that ingenuity in design trumps superfluous achievements every time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Besides this odd control jumpiness, Bad Hotel is a delicious treat for eyes, ears, and intellect. It's a delightful way to spend some time in a nice comfy chair, iPad in hand, with perhaps a glass of wine and fuzzy slippers upon the feet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's been a bit of a wait for World of Tanks Blitz, but it's here - and it steamrolls its way to the top tier of mobile tank battling games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In short, this is a very well-designed game and one of those perfect "pick up and play" apps that is sure to keep casual gamers interested for a while. It's free (at least the first four levels are) so you have no excuse. It's almost launch time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Imangi has once again proven why they are one of the best independent developers on the iOS platform.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a deep and involving story that goes on for a fair while (depending on the player's ability to solve puzzles or their susceptibility to searching for a walkthrough), 1112 Episode 3 is a great purchase.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Solstice Arena is a very solid attempt at a mobile MOBA, but actually playing against other people can be a chore.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SMG Studio takes boring old tower defense and jazzes it up a bit with gibs aplenty and a buttload of firepower.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Get ready to hit the hazardous highway again in this upgraded, but just as addictive, apocalyptic sequel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sleep Attack TD is a tower defense game with a difference - you can rotate the layout - and it's pretty good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Burly Men at Sea is a totally beautiful but flawed game. Although it starts with a bang and has a beautiful moment of discovery in it, you'll find that there's little to look forward to soon after you've started it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This physics puzzler is great to look at, and fun to play, if not a bit challenging. But, it wouldn't be much of a puzzler if it didn't puzzle you, I suppose.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether it was the very basic visual style or the fact that just playing a level twice can alleviate much of the need for any real skill, something didn't quite gel for me.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great title to play if you're a fan of Lunar Landing style games. It offers a perfectly pitched difficulty curve and its developers haven't forgotten to consider presentational aspects, as demonstrated by the sterling comic book and soundtrack.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Robokill provides an enjoyable experience if played in small doses.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Surely the world's first giant crab simulation game, Crabitron is unique and brilliant.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I think it's an excellent title that has a lot to offer fans of the original Wii version. Like the games in the genre, the gameplay can be repetitive but I think there is enough challenge to keep players busy and wanting more.