148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,333 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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs
Lowest review score: 30 Rivals at War
Score distribution:
5,333 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With each mode spanning four levels, I can't recommend Bug Heroes enough due to its amazing replay value. If you enjoy dual stick shooters and have a soft spot for tower defense or RPG's, you'll absilutely love Bug Heroes.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    The Daily Challenges offer a reason to play once a day at the very least, and the Supreme Mode is just fantastic. This is the kind of game that other people see being played, ask about the name, then end up downloading for themselves.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most polished, well designed tower defense games in the App Store. Each of its 20 levels are extremely well crafted, and the additional units, weapons, and RPG elements all come together to create the best game the series has to offer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 2K11 HD brings a great hockey experience to the iPad. It is a fast-paced game that makes for addicting gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply Poker Squares is by far the best solitaire game I've ever played, not just on the iPad, but in general.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This one-touch action platformer makes being a ninja explorer feel effortless and satisfying.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    1001 Attempts is a basic high-score game that succeeds by focusing just on the challenging essentials.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slayin is an endless action-RPG that is exceptionally retro, and just plain exceptionally good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Osmos for iPad is a game that plays about as beautifully as it looks. It's tranquil, yet it can be intense; it can be thoughtful, but require quick reactions.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This puzzle game combines Tetris with physics, magic, and a healthy dose of charm.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This quirky rhythm game has all of the necessary ingredients for it to be out of this world.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an exceptional value and a fascinating story.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heroes of Order & Chaos has players teaming up online to destroy the enemy base while protecting their own. Join forces, level up, and equip powerful weapons to take to the fight against the bad guys!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Do some puzzles to make some platforms in this smart and fun free-to-play cave mining adventure.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly immersive experience, The Stormglass Protocol is a room escape puzzle game like no other.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slingshot Racing is a ton of fun. The quick sessions make it perfect for pick-up-and-play gameplay, the grappling hook mechanic is very easy to learn, yet difficult to truly master. Snowbolt and Crescent Moon have absolutely nailed this game.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of Blades is a great take on the auto-runner genre, and the fact that it absolutely commits to its theme is part of what makes it so much fun. There's nothing quite like it on the App Store, and it's fun to boot.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gaijin Games' rhythmic auto-runner starring Commander Video makes its way to iOS, and it's fantastic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Welcome to your new 'five more minutes, oh no, why is it dark outside' addiction.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rearrange comic book-like panels to change the outcome of a story in this noir-ish, thrilling puzzle game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who love games in the line-drawing genre should definitely check this title out. It's a worthy investment which cleverly integrates classic, line-drawing game play philosophies with fast-paced, sometimes hectic, strategy/action.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I truly can’t recommend Can Knockdown 3 enough. It’s exceeded my expectations massively and is a fantastically simple yet addictive title.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is XCOM: Enemy Unknown one of 2012s best strategy games, it's also one of the most faithful iOS ports I've ever seen.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    A maddeningly addictive little game that requires more than the luck o’ the Irish to steal the pot of gold back.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans and non-fans of ping pong alike, this is fun - plain and simple.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stratego can be great fun when playing against another person, even with numerous losses due to playing against people who actually know what they're doing, but the single player should be avoided at all costs.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At its core, Lock 'n' Load is an average dual-stick shooter. However, it's executed in such an above-average way that complaints like that cease to matter. Plus, in one section players control a grandma with guns strapped to her wheelchair. Who wouldn't want to play that?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Get your groove on just about anywhere with Ubisoft's free version of the popular dance game.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the rare interactive book that will genuinely entertain the whole family.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from a rather major setback, Knight Storm is all kinds of alright.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's fun to play, easy to pick up, hard to master, has great animation, quirky style, humorous level dialogue, and has enough levels to keep you entertained for a good deal of time. What more could you want from an iPhone game?
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Any Kairosoft App Store release should be an insta-buy for sim fans at this point, and Mega Mall Story is certainly no exception. It's well worth the meager asking price, but buyer beware: it can have a profound effect on productivity. And one's social life.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Packed full of variety, Pyro Jump is a challenging and clever little platform game that offers something for everyone.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    This puzzle game is an excellent way of getting into gaming on your iPhone or iPad, and is accessible to anyone. No real gaming skill is needed to play so there will be a great sense of achievement with each level passed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is visually a treat when it isn't distracting and its individually separated level segments differentiate it from other endless platformers.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Amoebas Attack is a dual stick shooter worth exploring if you're in need of a fun freemium title or if you're a fan of this genre. It's got enough going on for it to keep players occupied for longer than five minutes, but at the same time it can get repetitive the longer gamers play.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wind-Up Knight is a game I have no problem referring to as a "Must Play." It's perfect for short bursts or prolonged sessions. There's a surprising amount of customization. It can be accessible and brutally punishing, depending on what the player wants. This, my friends, is a perfect example of mobile gaming at its finest.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A mechanized MMO battler with some teeth.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sword & Poker 2 is like the Pokemon sequels: it hasn't changed much, but it's still an incredibly addictive and satisfying game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best drawing game on the App Store gets a sequel, and it's even better than ever.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Label may be dearer than Bug Princess 2, but it is the version to own of this beautiful, devastatingly addictive shmup.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those willing to dive in to a tower defense game that's ready and willing to be deep should check it out as well. This is one of the best $2.99 (plus in-app purchases for currency) values on the App Store.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ski Safari is just plain old great. It's simple enough to get into right away, but has just enough intricacies to keep things interesting. The added tasks and quirky power-ups are also a big plus. Yet another high-quality runner to add to that ever-growing library.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Magic 2013 is one of the best iOS games I've played this year. Hands down.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fieldrunners 2 is a fine example of just how much fun can be garnered from an iOS device. Offering many hours of fun for a mere $3 is an utter bargain and Fieldrunners 2 truly deserves its title of the new king of tower defense. Now, how about an iPad version?
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyond the gameplay, the real reason to buy Plunderland is for the striking simplicity.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly accomplished title. It's quite clearly the best Music Trivia game on the app store yet managing to be both enjoyable alone and with friends.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Foodies, the developers have created one of those 'must-have' iPhone games – a time-killer that deserves to be sat amongst the App Store's top games, able to trade punches with the likes of Angry Birds or Cut the Rope in both production aspects and sheer enjoyability.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pocket Trucks is a rockin' good time. The graphics are outstanding, the game play is smooth and all the action makes it impossible to put the game down. I loved how fast-paced it is, and there's a lot of replay value packed into its low purchase price.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Search the neighborhood for supplies and desperately fight off the zombie horde in familiar local spots in this apocalyptic MMO.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not look like it at first glance, but Ninja Wrath is actually one incredibly slick iOS action game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Horn is a well-crafted game that has been well thought out. The story is creative and lovingly presented, and works with the thematic concepts perfectly. Aside from very few control issues, this is definitely a great game that shouldn't go unnoticed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the expection of the hiding place problem, Dynamite Jack is a top notch game. Quality games like this don't pop up every day. This is one of those games I would recommend for all iPad owners, not just fans of this type of game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent download for anyone looking to play some online Texas Hold 'Em on the go. In fact, I much prefer playing Zynga Poker on my iPhone or iPad over using the Facebook version. The interface is much cleaner, and the experience that much better.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Drei is one of those quirky games that one will find hard to explain to friends, but it's a game that has a sense of charm which just can't be passed up on.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fast-paced action-packed on the rails shooter, John Woo's Bloodstroke is a commendable work of art.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I honestly had more fun with this game than Angry Birds. The element of passing the ammo between sheep made it feel like a more complex puzzle game than Angry Birds. And the game looks incredible on the new iPad's Retina display.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Knightmare Tower features a unique combat-based endless vertical gameplay, all without in-app purchases.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The strategic planning of moves requires more forethought than is initially apparent. I wouldn't be at all surprised for this to become the next big iOS hit (especially if they lower the price for unlimited turns into realistic territory); Spry Fox could well have a winner on their hands here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blot is a must play for those who like high score chasing. It takes a simple, proven idea, adds a couple of twists and wraps it all up in charming, hand-drawn artwork.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls could use some fine-tuning and I found being unable to 180 without hitting a barrier frustrating, even while understanding that is essential to the puzzle component. Nonetheless, Beat Sneak Bandit has style, well-blended elements from many popular gaming genres, and a unique musical aspect that make for a innovative and pulsating good time.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Agent Dash is loads of well-polished arcade fun, but Full Fat missed a chance to bring something original to the well-worn genre. Here's hoping they get more creative in an update soon.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One Epic Game may be a tongue-in-cheek name, but as it turns out it's descriptive. Grip Games have been working hard on their PSN Minis, but it's this iOS release that puts them on the map for me – a job very well done.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of Terry Cavanagh's work and even those unfamiliar with him should definitely check this out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What it may lack in bells and whistles it makes up for in terms of sheer playability.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Classically British in appearance and humor, Blue Toad Murder Files is a highly enjoyable whodunnit mystery with plenty of puzzles to entertain gamers.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offworld is sure to appeal to men and women alike, and both will find playing Offworld surely satisfying, going about the day with a satiated eyeful and earful of pure gaming pleasure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, if music, solar systems, and swiping around fingers in search of little pick-me-ups can be considered an amusing distraction, Starbloom would be among the champions of the genre. It is such a pleasant experience overall that it can easily be pulled out whenever there is need of a calm moment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best thing about Draw Something is that it's amazingly entertaining.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Adventure Beaks is a charming platform runner that stands out like a penguin's black markings against snow.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Squids Wild West may not be a game for those who are hardcore turn-based strategy fans, as the amount of entropy involved in the game does derail some of the careful planning. But for the Angry Birds set looking to get in to a new type of game, Squids Wild West is a fun introduction.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might take a few attempts before Cats Away truly picks up, but once it does it can be incredibly difficult to put down. Because it's super-fun and flippin' adorable. Although dog lovers might be somewhat immune to its charms.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Challenged by physics and taunted by sassy bricks, the sun must "defend the planet and avenge the moon" in this delightful puzzler from Puck Loves Games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Extraction has done is to find a way to boil down the normally complex shooter controls down to simple commands that can be issued seamlessly with one finger.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best part is that it's only $0.99, which is probably the best dollar gamers will spend this month and perhaps even this year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amateur Surgeon 2 is one of the best experiences that you will have in the App Store. It's full of personality, has great graphics, and uses the touch screen to perfection.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it doesn't reinvent the zombie wheel, it fits into our Postapocalyptic-obsessed public life and represents well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little Luca is a physics puzzler that takes a lot of simple elements and makes a wonderful game with a surprising amount of depth.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With solid design that flows nicely and a purpose that is clear from the start, Throne of Swords is certainly worth shelling out a few modern gold coins here and there to buy up land, connect with fellow fans and players, and continue the journey.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Blood Brothers is nothing particularly new, it does offer a steady, virtual stream of rewards and pleasures for a gamer to behold.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blood of the Zombies won't entrance twitch gamers but for those looking for an interesting storyline and a delightful walk down memory lane, it's a sterling effort and one that very much deserves its asking price.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This slimy strategy game combines classic visuals with creative, original gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The experience is just so overwhelmingly great, that it is absolutely worth playing, worth seeing and experiencing for yourself.

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