148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 6,076 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 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
6076 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Search the neighborhood for supplies and desperately fight off the zombie horde in familiar local spots in this apocalyptic MMO.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This unique puzzle game is abstract, beautiful, and definitely worth checking out.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gunpowder is a wonderfully charming physics puzzle game.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of looks, Neon Chrome is a well designed and super fun dual-stick shooter. It's sheer amount of content and systems is bound to keep you playing it over and over for a good long time.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bring a series of snowmen to life with this whimsical holiday puzzler
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its mind-bending puzzles and spellbinding visuals, Zero Age has it all.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I know the iPad's screen probably wouldn't be able to accommodate 3-5 players very well, but the two player limit is still kind of a shame. Other than that, though, it's an absolutely stellar port of an absolutely stellar board game. One that fans of the genre (and obviously the original) shouldn't miss.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Reckless Getaway looks phenomenal and it is crazy fun to crash a getaway car through traffic, over ramps, and down winding dirt roads. Everyone should get behind this wheel and make their getaway.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The storyline is new and interesting and the gameplay kept me wanting more. The game is priced on the higher end of the spectrum but the quality will not disappoint.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Miles and Kilo is simply a great platfomer with old school roots. Because of this, it's pretty unforgiving. With the help of some amazing controls and an instant restart mechanic though, Miles and Kilo's difficulty ends up feeling immenseley rewarding instead of unfair.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Suffice it to say, Junk Jack is a hands-down, no questions asked must-own for any and all iOS users who love sandbox crafting games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MildMania's Darklings is a wonderfully unique and magical game that relies heavily on gesture-based touch controls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Golf Zero is an amazing game that can be aggravating, but in two entirely different ways. If you pay for the game, you'll be grinning ear-to-ear as you restart levels over and over again, shooting for one more hole. If you don't, you'll be treated to a bunch of video ads that will take you out of the action and likely make you delete the app. Do yourself a favor and pay for Golf Zero. For two bucks, you'll be buying yourself one of the best platformers on iOS.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Toca Pet Doctor will allow young children a chance to express their empathy as they mend sick or injured animals.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are no gimmicks, just competitive fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Swing the Bat lacks the utter simplicity of Tiny Wings and the artsy feel, but it replaces them with its own unique design and challenges, plus it has multiple modes and it's universal.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zynga is well-known for including a lot of in-app purchases in their apps to be able to play. Luckily, Twist Pilot costs just $0.99 without the need to make any additional purchases. The graphics of the game are sharp, the controls are easy and intuitive and the gameplay is simple yet challenging enough to keep players engaged.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When a game looks this beautiful, there is an impulse to just purchase it immediately, but when there is solid gameplay to back it up, the purchase is all the more appealing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ninjump Deluxe adds two new levels to the already-great Ninjump. It's a fast-paced game with great graphics and that all-important "just one more time!" factor.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MiniSquadron is an elegant, intuitive 2D shooter that should delight genre fans and total newbies alike. The difficulty is well balanced, the presentation is great, and blowing stuff up is just daggone fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spell Rift makes finding words feel like playing Myst.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Space Marshals 2 takes what was great about the first game and adds to it ever so slightly. In some ways, this makes it feel like a half-step of a sequel, but it's still great fun.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Asphalt 8: Airborne lifts off the ground and takes players soaring across the skies, offering multiple gameplay modes that provide hours of racing fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A quick paced game with tons going on at once, but it is beautifully balanced and everything works so well in tandem. The games bright, flashy visuals border on insanity and add to the intensity and fun. This is a superb game and it strikes a perfect balance between simple gameplay and interesting and varied mechanics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extremely addictive title. I've played many word puzzle games but this is by far one of the best in recent years. Its simplicity is precisely what makes it so beguiling.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great freemium game that makes the location-based check-ins feel natural and doesn't overly punish lower level players as many others tend to do.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alpine Crawler World is a fun, remarkable, well-polished feat of gaming gold worthy of a place within your iPhone/iPod Touch's game library. The real-time physics game play, sound and graphics provide an addictive, enjoyable game play experience you'll find hard to put down.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despicable Me: Minion Rush does the movie justice and is one of the best infinite-runners in the app store because of its great visuals and fun gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hunter Island is obviously influenced by Pokemon, but still manages to truly shine in its own unique way.
    • 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!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forget saying it's "good for a Freemium game," Heroes Call is just plain good. Better than good in some ways.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's just a fantastic and well-made game, pure and simple.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Punch A Hole is a no-frills puzzler that even the seasoned gamer will find brain tickling. The gameplay is straightforward and fun, the learning curve is quick for each new element, and the challenges tough. Add Game Center challenges to the list and we have ourselves a new go-to game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a lot of ways, Old Man's Journey is a lot like its own protagonist. It's precious and fascinating, but has its fair share of wrinkles as well. I wouldn't let any of the technical issues with the game stop you from picking it up though. Old Man's Journey more than makes up for its shortcomings through its unique mechanics, breathtaking visuals, and emotionally affecting story.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darkly atmospheric, this auto runner of sorts offers plenty of challenges and excitement, all through the use of one-touch controls.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Big Cave Games have managed to deliver the caliber experience in ORC: Vengeance that Gameloft's Dungeon Hunter series has been unsuccessfully attempting to attain for the last three years. Recommending this title doesn't do enough justice. You should steal every iOS device you can find and install it immediately. The owner will have no choice but to thank you for it later.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sidescrolling RPG puts players right in the rotting heart of a zombie apocalypse.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even without the homage to pen and paper nerdery Knights of Pen and Paper is a fantastic semi-self driven RPG adventure. It's clever, charming, customizable, and virtually infinitely replayable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For players looking for a delightful departure from the normal and mundane, this game is a must.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Grinder is a unique and challenging game that could keep even the most experienced gamer entertained ad infinitum.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone who loves any sort of tower defense game is sure to love this game as well. It is currently on sale for $0.99 but even the full price would be worth the investment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    VainGlory is a really fun and accessible MOBA, but suffers from some slightly sexist elements.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic and fascinating re-envisioning of the classic novel by Jules Verne, 80 Days is a delightful piece of interactive fiction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Virtually every aspect of Organ Trail: Director's Cut oozes style and cleverness.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Platform through the depths of space to make sure your entire crew dies together in this satisfying and intriguing puzzle platformer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Wars mixes two unlikely gameplay mechanics together with surprising success.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zombies, Run! effortlessly blends fitness and fun. Runners will enjoy the top notch story and its professional quality audio production. The progression of the story and the incentives and rewards received for running will also give runners that extra boost they might need to go just a little farther or just a little faster.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's cute, fun, easy to get into, inexpensive and (according to Chillingo) will be getting even more levels in future updates. Solving ecological disasters has never been so entertainingly surreal.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ant Raid shows how sneaky the casual RTS is. What seems cute and mindless is actually incredibly fun because it encourages one to think and use a little foresight. It may not be a gateway directly into something like Starcraft but hey, it's a start.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Roxie’s Puzzle Adventure is a perfect puzzle app for both young child as well as seasoned puzzle users.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pepi Ride is a content rich driving app with a thoughtful use of physics and pleasing illustrations.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, despite the occasional hiccups, Rescue Rush is an ingenious concept that succeeds at turning real-world locations into a fun arcade game. It's just too clever to not enjoy on at least some level.

Top Trailers