148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,770 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 39% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Reckless Racing 2
Lowest review score: 30 Smurfs' Village
Score distribution:
5770 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a real pleasure to see an iPhone game that is well-crafted, that uses music and sound to create a distinct atmosphere and that plays as well offline as it does online. If Carcassonne is your first foray into Euro-gaming, you're sure to want more.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Snuggle Truck may have lost some of its message in its style transition, but the game is still incredibly fun.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I had my initial doubts about the gameplay mechanics of a falling character as side scrollers are always a sure bet. Then I took High Flyer Death Defyer's for a spin and was surprised at the level of entertainment it provided.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Psych-out friends and random players in this simple but psychologically complex game from the makers of 10000000.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monsters, Inc. Run is a fun ride at an inexpensive price. Offering more structure and purpose than many other Endless or Auto Runners, there's plenty of reason to keep coming back for more. I had a blast with it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not all games age elegantly. Though while Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is certainly showing its age, everything that made it great still shows through brilliantly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I love The Blockheads for much the same reason I love baseball, I suppose. I can watch baseball while doing something else, and The Blockheads is a perfect game to fill my time. Check it out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Farsh is a spatial puzzler that’s not only innovative but also quite challenging.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's really not hard for me to say that Modern Combat 2 is my favorite iPhone FPS.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's what I'd call a "safe" game. It doesn't try anything completely unique but it has a clean look, does what it does very well and offers up plenty of increasingly complex fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fifth entry into the blockbuster Modern Combat series is what mobile shooters should aspire to.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the first episode Tiger & Chicken is a remarkable, extremely solid adventure that deserves to be played and recognized for the masterpiece that it is.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Telling a gripping yarn with the trademark exceptional adventure gamebook gameplay, Island of the Lizard King is quite the delight.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Eliss Infinity resurrects an iPhone classic with updated graphics and a new game mode.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The almost puzzle-like gameplay of figuring out how best to cause the most destruction is simple, complex, and satisfying in every way.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's amazing that Soccer Showdown, a game from a small developer like Naquatic, could come and make Game Center integration a key part of its product, and make it actually possible to easily find games to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This space-themed arcade game sets itself apart from others by asking players to fling around space trash like a gigantic morning star. It's pretty great.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combat is fun, the graphics are excellent, and from a technical perspective it's a phenomenal feat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ready to crush everything? That's what Giant Boulder of Death offers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Galaxy Factions relies on a player's strategy in order to fend off incoming invaders. They'll want to watch out for their friends though, as they may just strike at any moment.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the content was a little too much for me at times, players who don't mind the junk will find it to be an excellent addition to their game collection.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone who played Spaceward Ho! during its glory days on the Mac will be pleased to know that the transition to iOS is virtually seamless. Touch controls work effortlessly, except for a few occasions when it's hard to select a specific unit to move.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the storytelling and artwork of Fighting Fantasy: The Forest of Doom that shines through the most, however.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hitman GO is not the obvious way to do a mobile version of the Hitman series, but it's an incredibly creative and fun game in the long-running franchise.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Funny Hell is a nice combination of interesting gameplay, unique graphics and easy controls for an almost perfect gaming experience. Well, it can't be perfect if it's in hell.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rovio has built a certain polish around the Angry Birds brand, and this new entry to the franchise certainly won't disappoint loyal fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By combining math and more traditional collectible card game mechanics, Calculords has stumbled upon a winning formula.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unpossible is much better than its English!
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Farming Simulator 2016 isn’t exactly exciting, but it’s tough to put down.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Freedom Unite isn't just a port of the PSP original; it's the best version yet.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple yet a little bit glorious, Poptile is a satisfying entertaining puzzle game with oodles of the 'one more go' factor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shadow Escaper is a dark and twisted feast for the senses.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sid Meier’s Starships is as much fun as you’d expect from the mind behind Civilization and Pirates!, but it’s a bit of a rocky start.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've been looking to get into the series but haven't tried it yet, or loved Super QuickHook's endless modes, this is a perfect pickup.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Disc Drivin' is just as addictive as when it first came out. Even months later, I still find myself regularly playing and checking for moves, so the game's lasting appeal cannot be questioned.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    KeroBlaster, from the creator of Cave Story, nails the Japanese pixel art style of art and gameplay that many others try to imitate.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BattleLore: Command is challenging, but rewarding.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only frustration I have with Castle Man HD is my inability to complete more rounds and rack up further points with ease.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Meet the endless runner-like game that will swim its way into all our hearts. Reunite Puffington with his love, Wormina, by navigating treacherous ocean obstacles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with this rather large laundry list (I don't have enough space to list them all) of bite-sized problems, I'd still recommend Terra Noctis wholeheartedly to anyone who loved to jump on things. It's beautiful to look at and listen to, but it's also just plain fun to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with the difficulty Rise of the Blobs is still plenty of fun. So much so that losing typically ends up being just another excuse to play again. Or maybe get Mal a new hat.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The entire game is meant to be a light and fun addition to the turn based strategy game, easy to pick up, deep game play, a lighthearted and humorous story line, and an overall enjoyable equation that makes it an easy choice for those looking for a new game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nom Nation looks great, plays great, and doesn't cost a dime. There's literally no reason to not have a taste.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tap Tap Revenge Tour isn't new, but it's smart, gorgeous, and satisfying as a free game, while being enough fun to warrant spending some real money for favorite tracks. Grab it and start shredding.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quick, light, MOBA fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As one might have expected, Rockstar has gone out of their way to deliver the pristine Grand Theft Auto: Vice City experience on iOS. Not only has the classic aged immensely well, but it still manages to deliver a quality of play that is unmatched a decade later. $4.99 seems like a penance to pay to get a portable hit of open-world perfection. Don't think twice, just click download.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The short of it is that Spaceteam is an absolutely stupid amount of absolutely stupid fun for any small group of iOS users. Whether they idolize Gene Roddenberry or love satirizing Captain Kirk.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If frantic two finger tapping with RPG elements and nuclear bombs sounds good to you (sounds great to me!), Neo Defender 2 really is a must buy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gem of an iOS game. It's got all the pick-up-and-play trappings and super-addictiveness that a successful App Store release needs, wrapped in an incredibly tight package and sold for what I'd consider way too small a price. This is a must-own, people. Seriously.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everybody can enjoy it, while strategy fans can still get their fix.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't let the gorgeously stunning art style fool you either, because it actually manages to play EVEN BETTER than it looks.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Echo is one of the creepiest and most creative horror games on the App Store.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This hacker-themed game has less to do with actual hacking than it does delivering smart, highly addictive, and competitive strategy/puzzle action.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What really matters is the core gameplay, which is something that Punch Hero has nailed. I may never be able to dress my boxer in a robot costume, but I can still have plenty of fun without it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once players are comfortable with the mechanics, Inertia: Escape Velocity becomes an absolute joy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a Zelda fan myself; it was hard to go through Sacred Odyssey at times knowing that if Zelda were on the iPhone it would be a richer experience. I don't want to take too much away from Gameloft, as they did a fine job, but Sacred Odyssey doesn't do enough to make me not long for some kind of Apple/Nintendo partnership.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exciting and addictive bike game. Clever gameplay, fluid graphics and challenging levels make Bike Baron an instant classic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sin or Win takes a few minutes to warm up to, but it's entirely worth a download. Toxic Blob takes one of the most attractive features of Pocket God, and builds a full game out of it, one that will leave gamers desperately clawing at the screen in an attempt to save these unbelievably dumb cavemen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Speed Forge Extreme is an action packed space-themed racer which both looks and feels the part. In my experience I really felt like I was playing a WipEout spin-off (in a good way), plus the game's accelerometer controls are the smoothest I've seen on any App Store title to date.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the adorable and comical graphics to the addicting and simple game play, Worm vs Birds is a physics puzzler that I highly recommend for everyone ranging from casual gamers and puzzle fanatics to children and families. At the risk of sounding cheesy, it's just a lot of fun to play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lara Croft GO embraces what worked so well for Hitman GO and adds everyone's favorite Tomb Raider.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An improved interface and tweaked mechanics make Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night an impressive sequel.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, I got frustrated with the game. But aren't all good puzzle games frustrating at times? This is one of the better puzzle games that's been realized on iOS in a while. Check This Could Hurt out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with the most critical of eyes, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is still easily one of the best racers on the platform to date. You would have to be crazy not to take this hot rod out for a nice long joy ride. EA and Firemonkey have once again re-defined what it means to play racing games on iOS.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Something that will stand out above all else is the performance of Grand Theft Auto III, especially on the higher end iOS devices. What could once only be achieved on high end home consoles can now be played on a piece of hardware that can fit in your pocket. The experience is replicated perfectly, with special attention paid to animations that are smooth as silk and action that is as active as ever.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the control flaws and the repeating levels, there is a world of good fun here. You can easily pick this up, fight a foe in a few minutes, and go back to work and still feel like you accomplished something.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blah, blah, blah, Rodeo Games one-upped themselves again, blah, blah.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlehorn tries to ride the line between being simplistic without being a unit spam game. It doesn't quite succeed, but is still fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sparkle 2: EVO feels like a much more complete version of the PlayStation Network title, Flow. Some of the levels go on for too long, but the combination of relaxed gameplay, top-notch graphics, smooth control scheme and Game Center integration means the player will come back time and again.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Eustrath definitely has its flaws, but if you can get past the mind-numbing dialogue, there is surprising depth to the game with some good RPG elements to be played. It's definitely deeper, game play wise, than your average iOS gaming app.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    About the only thing that bothers me about Zombiewood is the virtual sticks. Their hit boxes just feel too small. I suppose it also takes a bit to earn Special Money to use on fancier stuff, but the daily slot machine and multiplayer challenge mode (a.k.a. The Arena) are both viable ways to earn it faster. I have to admit I had my doubts, but Gameloft has really come through here and I couldn't be happier with the results.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This mini-roguelike shows that great things can come in small packages.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Snakes works so well because it improves upon something old and proven while maintaining and even amplifying what made the original so beloved in the first place. It's the best kind of remix.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Junk Jack X succeeds as a crafting game thanks to a wealth of features, a beautiful look, and the fact that it's made for touch screen devices.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Since I'm not a tower defense connoisseur I can't say for certain whether or not this will excite people who are. But as someone who tends to skirt the genre I can admit that I'm absolutely obsessed with Elf Defense.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like rhythm games at all, or even just games in general and have any sense of timing, Rhythm Spirit is for you. It looks great, plays great, and is one of the most unique experiences that you will find in the App Store.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though there is no soundtrack (insert pouting), Leap Worm is a great game that will appeal to younger gamers and advanced gamers alike. The sound effects are satisfying, the challenges exciting and layered, and with 4 levels of difficulty to choose from, Leap Worm is bound to provide hours of gravitational fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love a good mystery and games that make you feel clever, I highly recommend buying The Room today.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Get ready to hit the hazardous highway again in this upgraded, but just as addictive, apocalyptic sequel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Worms Crazy Golf is an all-in-one entertainment pack that includes exciting gameplay, exploding worms and some very difficult obstacles to overcome on the way to a hole in one. This game is fun for golfers and non-golfers who don't mind adding a few strokes onto their game to explore the course and unlock a few surprises.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest VIII for mobile isn't a flawless port of the PlayStation 2 masterpiece, but it's still well worth playing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little Alchemist is a really fun freemium card game that suffers from typical freemium issues.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This rhythm game has a unique control scheme and performance system that make it feel like a true innovation in the genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with the relatively short gameplay, WackyLands Boss is well worth the $0.99 asking price. The level of polish alone is worth the price of admission, and getting to pound the heads of hundreds upon hundreds of little human soldiers just puts the game over the top.
    • 148Apps
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little Things Forever won't appeal to those who like tons of action or marauding zombies, but for the mellower solving set and as a family activity it's a delight. It's also the rare game where I urge you to turn the volume up – even the music makes for a wonderfully addictive experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stylish and gripping, The Detail is brief but wonderful.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I admit, I tend to get sucked right into these time-management, tower-building games, but if keeping these squirrels happy is the name of the game, I'm more than happy to oblige.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Doodle God saw all that he had made, and (justifiably) decided that it was very good.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Parachute Ninja isn't an instant classic, it does have all the ingredients for it to jump into the top 10 of the App Store. The graphics are smooth and crisp, the gameplay is easy, yet can get hard at later levels, and the concept is simple enough to swallow all player types. The Story Mode on its own would be enough to garner high priase, but with the addition of the Survival Mode, Parachute Ninja really is a must buy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bouncy! is without a doubt one of my top go-to games for when I have a few spare minutes, with it's stunning graphics, fun and inviting gameplay and addictive incentives (such as new trampolines), many avid iOS gamers might just find themselves also charmed by it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slide blocks around in the simple but beguiling Blockwick 2.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the epitome of arcade gaming distilled into its purest form. It truly has to be seen to be believed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visuals are cute yet kind of twisted in a way not unlike a 90s Nickelodeon cartoon. Meanwhile, the music perfectly conveys the sense of fast, fun madness the game itself is going for. That's really Zombie Carnaval in a nutshell. It's fun madness, emphasis on fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In spite of these flaws Mr. Bill is a delightful trip down memory lane for those who knew him, and a fun and wacky experience for those who don't.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes a little while to hit its stride, but once it does it'll get its hooks in and keep them there. Just like all the others.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Danmaku Unlimited 2 keeps eyes wide open in this intensely beautiful bullet-hell shooter.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from a few questionable decisions regarding real time clocks and internet connections, Dungeon Hunter 4 is probably the best dungeon crawler on iOS to date.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I don't think I've played a better iOS puzzle game this year, and I recommend this game to all iPad owners.