148Apps' Scores

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For 5,971 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 Severed
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
5971 game reviews
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Test your skills on the Eastern Front in this complicated, but fascinatingly deep strategy game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zombie Catchers is tons of fun to play, though free-to-play timers put a bit of a damper on the game's pacing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This mini-roguelike shows that great things can come in small packages.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brickies offers some fresh twists on a potentially tired formula.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It sounds silly, but Blades of Brim really does feel like the next step for third-person endless runners.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This score attack game is a bit tricky to learn at first, but it's a blaze of fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This speedy racing game looks and feels great, but it's a little limited with no multiplayer and dopey AI.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Power Ping Pong is a vibrant take on table tennis.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a few technical issues, this game about an octopus disguised as a human father is completely charming and adorable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gear.Club is a cool racing game that takes what's great about Forza and places it into a serviceable, mobile form. If some of its menus and mechanics were streamlined a little better, it could be truly great. Until then, Gear.Club is a pretty great racing game that's a little to cumbersome to bother with.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mushroom 11 is a creative puzzle game that challenges you to repeatedly experiment with its physics to succeed. Although there may be some instances where things behave the way you don't expect, the penalties for failure are minimal. That doesn't mean Mushroom 11 won't test your patience (it will), but the game's clever puzzle design makes the whole experience worth it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beholder is a fascinating game that gives you a cool, clockwork world to play around in. It also tells a story about the difficulties of living in a totalitarian state, but some of that can be overshadowed by the depth of the game's mechanics and the ease with which you can undo decisions you've made. It's still a game worth playing and experiencing, but perhaps one that won't stick with you after you've played through it.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a great art style, exciting music, and fun, simple gameplay, PAKO is the most fun you'll have crashing a car.
    • 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 not perfect, but Spider-Man Unlimited is a pleasantly enjoyable narrative-based auto-runner.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    iBomber Attack lives up to the quality of the rest of the iBomber family. The graphics are sharp and clean and the gameplay will keep players on their toes. Although the game is relatively short with only 24 missions, each mission can be played multiple times to be able to collect all items and complete all the objectives.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There might be a subtle name change but R.Type is still as fiendishly difficult as it ever was.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This season, EA Sports has decided to offer up a more bite-sized portion of the FIFA experience. Unfortunately it still feels like something is missing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If physics puzzles are your thing, don't hesitate to pick the game up, just be sure to send the guys over at vol-2 an email explaining your need for more levels.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rail Rush is a very good game and a bargain for only $0.99. There is a ton of depth will all the levels, missions, and upgrades. The gameplay, graphics, and sounds all work together to create a really enjoyable atmosphere.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Adding further variation to already successful gameplay is TwoDots' recipe for success.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game is a million digitized fist bumps.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Momonga Pinball Adventures is a sugary sweet pinball title that has plenty to offer for every audience. What it lacks in photo-realistic physics and ridiculous bonus multipliers, it more than makes up for in charm and replayability.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In summary, PlicPlic is a really good game. The gameplay is simple and easy to learn due to very straightforward controls. The graphics create an fun atmosphere and the app is an overall great value.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chaos Rings III is an odd hybrid of mobile game mechanics that gets in its own way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blast endless waves of zombies in this addictive casual shooter with tons of style.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I certainly enjoyed playing all 15 levels of The Hero, I didn't finish the game with the excitement that I wanted to. Unfortunately, this was a case there the trailer was so good that it actually took away from the overall experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Magnetic Baby is a fun, cute platformer. Admittedly, it lacks originality – borrowing heavily from Super Mario Galaxy, primarily. But despite this truth, it's still an entertaining and challenging platformer. And for 99 cents, it's definitely worth a go.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Saving Yello is a solid entry in yes, quite the crowded genre, and while it's not essential, it does things differently enough to be worth a pickup for fans of the genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Devious Dungeon 2 is an ideal 'just one more go' kind of action RPG.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tough yet satisfying is about right for Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When Foursaken Media decides to create a combination of RPG, Roguelike, action-adventure, and monster-collection, everybody wins.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In its current form, Band Together is really good, great even. It definitely deserves a look. There is still this nagging feeling though that with a few more levels, which are coming, or tighter controls it could be something fantastic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The one thing I want to see more of from Kid Vector? More levels. Having more content would definitely be welcome. For fans of trial platformers and/or the vector style, this is worth checking out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dudeski takes a surprising amount of inspiration from that hit roguelike platformer, Spelunky.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of control niggles, NyxQuest is still a must buy, even more so at its introductory price, but it'd be nice to see a future update correct the control based inaccuracies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Pac'n-Jump is hardly the most original game on the App Store, it certainly adapts from its inspirations well and offers plenty of fan service along the way. Fans of the endless ascension platformer genre could do far worse.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The physics are a bit unpredictable at first, but this is mostly because each track is so different from the last that is seems a whole new set of physics must be at play. jAggy Race is fun but it's certainly not for precision drivers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Lost City doesn't overstay its welcome, doesn't bore with any complicated story, and doesn't cost too much coin to acquire. It may not be the best game to hit iOS this year but it will easily be one of the most recommendable. Let's hope Fire Maple endeavors further into this genre, they have a knack for it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is nothing not to like about Little Acorns. Even the soundtrack has a funky groove. For newcomers to platforming this is a great entry point, and veterans of the genre will find the challenge, precision and gameplay on par with the best.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a unique way to get to know someone, Fingle might be right up your alley. Kudos for a developer trying something new and different, even if only the most dexterous can successfully play it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best games I've had the privilege to review. With numerous guns, great graphics, and over 200 levels spread over multiple level packs, the app is a great deal for the $0.99 price tag.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plasma-Sky is another one of those addictive arcade shooters that is available in the App Store and has the appeal to attract almost anyone to its vibrant and enjoyable gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from a rather major setback, Knight Storm is all kinds of alright.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Satellina requires quick thinking and twitchy fingers, and it's pretty fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lost Within isn't as spooky as it'd like to be, but it is an interesting horror story.

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