148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,049 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 39% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Catch-22
Lowest review score: 30 Hero Tap: The Finger of Justice
Score distribution:
5,049 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rating a game like this is tough, because you will get a good deal of enjoyment out of it, but it doesn't really do anything that will remember the experience. At the end of the day, if you love RPG's, you'll like Illusia. Just don't expect greatness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its bright, pulsating immersive environments and game play will completely engage you audibly and visually (I was drinking punch and cooking a quiche, so all my senses were engaged), have your head and heart pumping and your thumbs wiggling throughout every level of play. I thoroughly enjoyed playing through its 33 levels over and again.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Auditorium is unusual, soothing, inventive, and extraordinarily pretty. If you're looking for a sleek puzzle game, put this one on your list for sure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite my prejudices about a branded title, this one does pretty much all the right things.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Joining Hands is distinct in that is really is a pure logic game. It takes trial and error and patience too. But it's a challenge and with the App Store bursting at the seems with physics, matching and action puzzlers, this is a novel treat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While there have been times that I've been tempted to shut the game off in disgust, I still find myself wanting to play more.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An entertaining and unique take on the traditional matching game. There's an organic feel to the game that keeps it fresh through multiple sessions. The fantastic music also adds to the atmosphere. Players won't regret giving this one a try.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For less than a dollar, there really aren't too many better experiences out there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I've got a folder set aside for these kind of games, the 'just one more go' games that are inexpensive but compelling. Ninja Fishing will be happily residing there for a while to come.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    4Towers Onslaught is certainly one of the more enjoyable tower defense titles out there and it merits a looks from players looking for a new game in the genre to enjoy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zombies as a cultural phenomenon may run the risk of being passe' and overdone very soon (My prediction? The zombie bubble collapses when a broadcast TV network decides to make their own ripoff of The Walking Dead), but thankfully Zombieville USA 2 does a great job at interpreting a classical genre in the modern era.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Since it doesn't actually cost anything, I'd say Shogun is certainly worth a download. Just don't be surprised when everything's been done in (probably) less than an hour or so. Whether or not the $1.99 for the remaining three levels is a justifiable expense will depend on the individual.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The awesome controls and the polished visuals round this game out very nicely and make it one that players who enjoy challenging action won't want to miss.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Light the Flower is an extremely likeable game. It has such a simple premise yet, like all good puzzle games, it's hard to master.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Packed with poisonous mushrooms and stinging bees, Diggin' Dogs is an intriguingly awesome puzzle that introduces three little unsuspecting heros as they search for the golden boot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a universal puzzle game with 100 levels at $0.99, there's no reason for any puzzle fan to pass this one over. Add Webbies to your "Puzzles" folder and call it a day.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the game suffers from loose controls, the actual gameplay is quite refreshing and fun. If the player can get passed the loose controls, there is a wonderful game with great fun to be had.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Granny Smith is a winner. From the characters to the zany gameplay, there's a whole lot to love in this $0.99, universal app and I can't wait for additional levels to be added on.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a solid Tower Defense game with a hook that just might be different enough to interest anyone burned out on the genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun, easy to play, good looking and plenty of challenge. Snail Bob seems like it would be great for kids, too. Definitely worth playing!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a neat idea but with clumsy controls, it takes some persistence to truly enjoy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics really pop, and the gameplay is quite addicting. Players will definitely get plenty of bang for their buck in this highly recommendable title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Setting aside the spotty voice work and choppy animations, The Journey Down: Chapter One is still an adventure worth taking. It doesn't trump work from Telltale or Lucasarts, but with a little more refinement it could sit comfortably at the table with them.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, there is fun to be had here, however. Objectives exist in the capture of rockets, but most matches seem to exist merely to kill each other, whereby it offers many an option to the player.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    1001 Attempts is a basic high-score game that succeeds by focusing just on the challenging essentials.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    iOOTP Baseball 2013 is still fun, but there's definite issues with the series that remain unaddressed in its third incarnation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tasty Tadpoles is casual game that is part puzzler and part arcade game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Karateka Classic is a port of a classic fighting game that holds up rather well today.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If playing poker with Brock Samson sounds like fun, then, well, Poker Night 2 is well worth a download.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bridgy Jones asks players to play civil engineer and train conductor at the same time in this physics-based puzzler.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Disney updates its Where's My Water? series with the company's most iconic character, and succeeds at making it matter in this iPad-enhanced version.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quadropus Rampage is a crazy Roguelike action RPG that absolutely should not be missed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lums is a physics puzzler that gives the player an astounding amount of agency, which makes it so much more fun than other, luck-based physics puzzlers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As understated as just about every aspect of A Ride into the Mountains might be, everything comes together to craft a truly impressive experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps not the smartest of games, Infectonator: Hot Chase still manages to ensnare its players and refuses to let go.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rule an empire for as long as possible in this rouge-like, deck-builder, 4X mash-up of a game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hop back on the board with one of the best skateboarding games around.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With an original story to tell, Gun Dogs will enthrall adventure gamebook fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alluring and mesmerizing, The Rivers of Alice is the perfect game for adventure gamers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    War? What is it good for? Killing some time while driving a tank, I suppose.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Break lots of glass in this refreshing take on the classic endless-runner style game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Distinctly wacky in nature, while loose controls might affect things Aliens Drive Me Crazy is still rather fun to dip into.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This puzzle/rpg demands that players choose their leaders and their turns carefully.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple yet surprisingly entertaining in short bursts, this is a Match-3 game worth looking at.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Phantom PI is an exceedingly clever and well-crafted adventure game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deep Under Sky is beautiful in every way, but its gameplay is too restrictive and repetitive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This match-three game has collectible and role-playing elements that make it continually satisfying to play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun visuals, good music, engaging level design, and lots of content make Goblin Sword an excellent little game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Psych-out friends and random players in this simple but psychologically complex game from the makers of 10000000.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pixel Boat Rush's unique blend of mechanics make it an excitingly original racing game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is hard to go wrong when tables are obviously being designed by fans of a specific property.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ragdoll Blaster 3 is a great return to a franchise that laid relatively dormant over the past couple of years. The heart of the game is as addictive as ever, and the new envrionmental aspects are great additions. Physics puzzlers fans need to check this out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Neon Shadow hits the mark at almost every turn, providing players with the authentic space-themed FPS experience they have probably been waiting for.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BlastPoints is well worth checking out for fans of space shooters. It looks great, can be played quickly, and has plenty of barrel rolls to boot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A peaceful, zen-like calm often overtook me as I weaved in and out of the curtains of flaming death that the level-ending bosses would send my way. CAVE has put together one hell of a gateway drug here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it isn't perfect, Princess Fury is nevertheless a fun hack-and-slash with plenty of action and a slash-happy heroine to boot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fighting game fans who haven't played the original Street Fighter IV on iOS, this is the version to get.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its not just a clever idea, it's a clever idea wrapped in an extremely alluring (and well put-together) package. One that's totally worth playing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Win or lose, Respawnables is still an incredibly fun and addicting shooter. It's a bit unbalanced no matter which mode players decide to mess around with but none of that hampers that all-important character progression.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blade Lords does get points for really trying to do something different with the one-on-one combat experience by going down a familiar route. While I'd like to see less monetization influence and more pure fighting game influence added, this is still interesting enough to check out for fighting fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Papa Sangre really is one of the most unique games out there on the App Store. It's clever use of binaural audio and Hollywood quality voice acting and sound makes it a game that I will show off again and again to my friends.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has an overall polish that you can't find in many games on the App Store, especially in the monster truck racing department. Unfortunately, with the lack of any kind of upgrade element, the game won't hold the interest of many hard core racing fans, but with an abundance of casual gamers out there, this one may be a winner anyway.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great mixture of some of my favorite strategy genres. Hopefully in future updates, Ankama will increase the level cap and add more levels and mini-games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crank up the creativity by building the ultimate ride in the inventive Loco Motors.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Very little skill is required to get through Castlevania Puzzle, just a burning desire to level your character up and get more weapons. Honestly, if you took the Match 3 aspect out of the game and just turned the battles into a standard turn based RPG affair, or even just simulated it all with no graphics, I would be much happier.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    David is a minimalistic game wrapped inside of a soothing atmosphere in which the hero must defeat a number of evil creatures representing different struggles and aspects of life.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aside from my micromanagement woes, I like the path that Legendary War takes with the graphics and the story. Both are rich with detail, but not so crazy that you don't know what's going on. In other words, it's pretty and in-depth, but never confusing or hopeless.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This stealthy survival-platformer has made the trip to iOS with all of its important bits intact.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unlike its big brother Puerto Rico, it's universal, so it can be played on both the iPhone and iPad, plus it's more immediately understandable and playable. Anyway, once you visit San Juan, you might just want to see what the rest of Puerto Rico has to offer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is very old school in its approach and doesn't ease you in gently. With 30 hours of gameplay on offer though, RPG fans would be mad to overlook it however. It's a tremendous piece of gaming history and still holds up well to this day.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the game is relaxing, it isn't something I'm likely to play again. There's no obvious flaw with Zen Bound 2, but there's something that turns me off from a game that's in between something passive (like Crosswords or Scrabble) and something active (like Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jet Car Stunts 2 doesn't screw up what made the original game great, while adding in some variety, including a clever level editor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm absolutely hooked to Knights of the Round Cable. It's a cheap pun, and I'm going to use it! Few games pull me in like this, and find me so engrossed that I lose track of time. I absolutely love this game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love NBA Jam and own an iPad, this is a must-have.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players should be able to progress in the game well enough without needing extra items. I was very impressed with the game, and given that it's free and a universal app, I would definitely recommend it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Sims Freeplay offers plenty of hours of fun. Some in one big dose, while other sessions are in shorter drop in sessions as is common with the freemium model. In each case, it makes The Sims Freeplay a worthwhile download at an excellent, non-existent, price.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wrapping up the successful Tower Defense series, Anomaly Defenders is a blast.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Autumn Dynasty Warlords is an innovative strategy game that combines both RTS and turn-based elements as it sets players on an epic quest for the ultimate domination of China.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    My big qualm with Temple Runner lies in the fact that the majority of the game's scenery looks the same. Yeah, the scenery does change here and there, but most of the time, gamers are running through ruined, temple pathways that look consistently the same. It all starts to blur together after a while.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great racing game, damaged by a business model more fitting of a free-to-play game than a $4.99 one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These are the kinds of titles that can set the platform apart as one of the truly unique experiences in gaming. It is definitely well worth a look, especially when you consider that the base game is actually free.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Plague Inc. isn't ground-breaking iOS game, it's definitely one of the most refined. With features like self-mutating viruses, government collapses that actually effect the spread through a given country, unlockable virus classes, and an honest to goodness save feature (yay!), this is the apocalypse plague game to get.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spin around planets collecting up gems, all in the name of getting back to one's home planet, in this cute platformer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chu Chu Rocket is a faithful port of the 2000 Dreamcast puzzle game to iOS, where players lay down arrows to guide mice into their rocket, and cats away from that same rocket.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from the Old School implementation of game saves, The Bard's Tale is a great trip down memory lane that actually feels more suited to iOS.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a very good game that's a lot of fun. It's just that the original offers pretty much the exact same experience with a lot more content and modes. If someone already owns Fruit Ninja, I can't really think of a reason why they'd also want this version. Unless they're a huge fan of the movie or the actor, anyway.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Over the top in all the right ways, and it's fantastic because of it. The animation and great controls make this a fun use of $0.99.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    About Love, Hate and the Other Ones is a classic puzzle game done differently and done well. Even without the charming presentation it provides a clever and fairly unique series of special-relation riddles that make time melt away.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's particularly refreshing that in-app purchases are far from vital to progress. A rarity in such a money focused genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fifth entry into the blockbuster Modern Combat series is what mobile shooters should aspire to.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a huge amount of fun for the price and you'll find yourself easily spending hours trying to shave off a few precious milliseconds from your previous best time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An inspiring title that through artistic flair, innovative wind physics and particle effects creates an intricate world that is a pleasure to visit every time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mini Motor Racing takes a proven genre and improves upon it by providing its own additional artistic touch. The result is a very gratifying racing experience that will keep players coming back for lap after lap. Everyone start your engines!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a very simple idea, but a good one. QatQi offers a different type of word game challenge, and flourishes for it. All the better for being free to download, and exceptionally easy to dive into for short or long sessions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wind-Up Knight 2 is an auto-running platformer with immaculate game design.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its mechanics are still pristine. Its controls are still pretty much immaculate. The formula has been tweaked, and I think it has come out for the better. It's evolution, not revolution, but it's still Temple Run and it's sitll a lot of fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no question that racing fans will get a kick out of Asphalt 6, but fans of arcade racers will love it just a bit more. The graphics are solid, the sound is good, the driving mechanics are exciting (maybe a bit too forgiving for racing sim fans), and the game is just plain fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but Spider-Man Unlimited is a pleasantly enjoyable narrative-based auto-runner.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kid Tripp is challenging, but far too often slips into frustration.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Make no qualms about it, this is a great puzzle game for iOS. The world is gorgeous, the puzzles difficult, and the story interesting. Gamers looking for a puzzle game that finally breaks the mold, has quite a bit of character, and can adjust to the controls will find a great value in this title.