148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 4,441 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 37% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Papa Sangre
Lowest review score: 30 Smurfs' Village
Score distribution:
4,441 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are into "bullet hell" shooters, AirAttack is a great genre game. It's not so great that it transcends genres, but it is a solid game nonetheless.
    • 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).
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very simple game to play but it's fun too. Accruing increasingly better multiplier scores is satisfying and there's enough going on to maintain your interest. I'm looking forward to new updates already.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Destructopus is a fun game. The amount of levels means there are a good few hours to play through here and most importantly, it's enjoyable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Piclings doesn't have a lot to meat to it, but it does have a unique concept that works well, and makes for an interesting technological concept. It needs some more work to be a fully-fledged game, but it is a fun curiosity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    iOOTP Baseball 2011 can often be convoluted, but I had tons of fun with it. As a huge baseball fan, I found myself engrossed and entirely addicted by the game. There could be a lot of work to improve the user interface, but that shouldn't deter other baseball fans from picking up and enjoy this game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monsterz Revenge doesn't quite go so far as to revolutionise the casual social gaming market but it does go some way to feeling more like a game than something that you simply sit back and watch progress. If you're a fan of the genre, you're going to love it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This one has enough potential to be as huge as its older siblings: Angry Birds and Cut the Rope.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SimplePhysics is an original effort – one that I can't help but appreciate for the combination of creativity and challenge it offers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Cosmic Word Snake is a simple, yet addictive game that's best played with two players. How often can that be said about an arcade game on iOS?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This one's a definite battery-drainer and well worth the price. Not counting the possibility of spending more money on credits, of course.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bumpy Road is a lovely little, soothing game to play. Adding a storyline to an endless running game is a great touch and instantly makes the game that bit more endearing to players. For platforming fans, it's certainly worth the asking price.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fulfilling.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm not likely to continue playing Touchgrind BMX on my iPhone because of how much of the screen my fingers cover. But I'll probably continue playing it on my iPad regardless of the awkward switchover.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anodia does everything just right. It sticks to a tried and tested formula but adds a much needed dose of originality to make it a great game in its own right.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There isn't anything excessively new and shocking in Red Ball 3, but the combination of concepts combined from similar titles makes an enjoyable experience. Game Center, Crystal, Achievements, and hidden gifts compliment the game nicely.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Until Wizards of the Coast finally creates an official Magic the Gathering adaptation for iOS, Orions 2 is likely as close as it gets.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Velocispider is a bit lacking in content, but not in fun. What started out as a fun game jam idea has turned into a great little retro arcade game for the App Store.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without an "endless" mode or some other such business that we've all grown accustomed to in our iOS games, I worry that some players will simply expect to beat To-Fu: The Trials of Chi in a matter of days (or several consecutive hours) and move on to the next title. While this is certainly a possiblity, as it is with most popular App Store offerings, it's still bound to be an enjoyable experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great calming experience. It's relaxing to just fly around and it's amazing how just going with the flow can immediately improve scores. It's an ideal game to chill out to while still feeling that great competitive edge.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly, in the simplest of simple games, Berzerk Ball really does have a lot going for it. Its idea really isn't new or original, but the implementation of the simplistic game type is fantastic. This one deserves a thumbs up for sure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game with responsive, simple controls and a fun atmosphere. There are some difficult spots due to the randomness of the levels, but this doesn't hinder the gameplay and adds to the life of the game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Worth a download for the free Galaxian "G 30th" edition alone, though the value of buying all 3 extra games is debatable. The classic games do get a nice new twist on them for those otherwise familiar with the games.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Match Panic is simple yet addictive fun that the kids can easily pick up and enjoy, but is challenging and addictive enough that adults shouldn't pass up on the game, even if the icon for the game is a panda with a frog on its head.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hanging With Friends is a neat twist on an old classic; Zynga With Friends did a great job at making the classic hangman game work in a competitive sense with asynchronous multiplayer.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a safe bet that proponents of the first episode will likely enjoy Episode Two, and if Telltale's track record in the adventure game genre is any indication, the whole Back to the Future game series is likely going to reach classic status down the road.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. It plays smoothly and slicing through wave after wave of enemies is so satisfying. The art style is beautiful, and the various enemy types keep the game from getting stale.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Compelling stuff. It's challenging after a while and will occasionally make the player want to tear their hair out as on the 50th attempt, they struggle to get past that pesky last corner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game has a great charm to it, with plenty of humor to boot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With four worlds (five levels each) and unlimited replay value, 1-bit Ninja is a worthwhile purchase for old schoolers, new schoolers, and anyone else looking for a challenging retro platformer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For less than a dollar, there really aren't too many better experiences out there.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My only complaint would be that load times can seem a little long for when I'm trying to get a quick game in during a commercial break on television or something, but it's certainly worth waiting for - it's also totally understandable when considering the detail in the levels that's been squeezed onto our little devices.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gem, and a nice change of pace for those who don't think of catapulting birds or slashing ropes as true puzzles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is about as simple as gaming gets, and about as addictive, but what Nuts! has in style it lacks in fresh challenges and varied scenery. No matter how high Jake climbs, the tree and danger zones don't vary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With over sixty levels spread across three areas (Deep Caverns, Lava Tunnels and Lunar Foundry), and fifty eight ship parts to collect, it should keep all but the most persistent players busy for a while.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Setting up traps can get a bit tedious at times, but watching the bunny get flung, squashed, burned, and pummeled in different way is quite entertaining. Cartoon bunny lovers may want to pass on this one, though.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sword and Soldiers is a great example of what a casual strategy game can do. It's deep enough for core gamers to enjoy, yet is simple enough that casual gamers can get in to it, while appreciating its deeper elements.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While slinging Blobster around the game's levels, watching him bounce all over the place, it really feels like one's playing with a toy, rather than simply controlling another video game character. This is what makes Blobster a unique, stand-out platformer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Control issues aside, Z The Game is still a lot of strategic fun. The fast-paced nature of each level fits well with the on-the-go style most iOS users are used to and it practically feels like Z was originally designed with the platform in mind. Anyone who enjoys PC strategy games should find plenty to love here.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid visuals and quality controls collide in this awe inspiring battle for iOS supremacy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphical style is basic but cutesy and it's certainly very easy to just pick up and play. For those wanting a less than cerebral offering, Pocket RPG could be just what they want. RPG fans will need to look elsewhere for their next fix however.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A complex sim and one that demonstrates just how wondrous it was the first time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blast endless waves of zombies in this addictive casual shooter with tons of style.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not enough can be said about the visuals of Gravity Lab! as they are pretty astonishing.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sumptuous feast of cars, the variety of different racing challenges, high production value along with simple brand recognition assure Need For Speed – Shift 2 – Unleashed will race to the top of the charts – where it deserves to be.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still quite fun, but it isn't entirely fresh. Those looking for new levels with new concepts that explore the familiar formula will enjoy this. Those tired of the game won't find much here to appeal to them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dream Track Nation is fun and frustrating; I have often rage-quit while playing it, but it made future success so much more sweet. This is a very feature-packed game for $0.99.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At first I was kind of on the fence about Bug Heroes Quest, but after a leveling-up my heroes a bit and playing a few stages that are a bit more involved than the early ones I've done a complete 180. I love this game. A lot.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very good-looking game, and one that is well-designed. The levels can be daunting at times, but it really just takes some strategic planning in order to solve the game's challenges. For those who have played one too many tower defense games and want a new perspective on things, this is worth checking out.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pickpawcket isn't just charmingly funny. It's a fun and challenging stealth game with plenty of varied levels, and one that shows off a classy touch on the part of the developer. At 99 cents it's a steal.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Back to the Future Episode 5 might be more of the same, technically (warts and all), but it ensures that the season ends on a high note with a selection of strong set pieces to enthral.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When judged on its own merits, Save Yammi is a creative puzzler with cute graphics, reliable physics and charm. It offers something a little different into the iOS puzzle game world, which is welcome, especially for those of us who have been cutting ropes for a long time and want a fresh challenge in a friendly and familiar form.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The one thing all great puzzle games share is the ability to induce players into a state where they stop thinking and are just playing. Fractal: Make Blooms Not War is one of those games and anyone looking for a cheap yet high-quality iPad puzzle game should definitely give it a look.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Add one part Limbo, one part World of Goo and a dash of Cut The Rope - get Contre Jour.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game and players will have a wonderful time caring for these monsters. Hopefully the developer is working on more content because 10 levels won't take very long to complete, even if there is an option to go back and improve a score.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cado is certainly one fun and hard to put down game. The 40 levels (soon to be 60, total) are somewhat of a mixed-bag as far as challenge goes, but that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying this addicting casual physics puzzle-platformer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was, and still am, genuinely surprised and impressed with Emissary of War. It's fun, funny and genuinely different in a genre over-saturated with Blizzard wannabes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is perfectly suited for a mobile platform and makes great use of device features.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puts players in the shoes of suspect-turned-detective Antoine as he tries to discover the truth about his foster father's murder and clear his name. It's a very tight, well-made mystery title that should delight fans of the genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even without a multiplayer mode, Quarrel is a phenomenal game. Frustrations aside, it is so enjoyable and very hard to put down. Strategy and word game fans will both find things to love about this game and players that enjoy both genres will be in heaven.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm certain there are some people out there who will find NOM 5 enjoyable, but unless the tap-timing sees an improvement I have a hard time imagining it finding much of a fanbase.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a solid effort for Hogrocket, however. It just needs a challenge level re-adjustment to make it truly as great as I suspect it could be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    1000 Heroz's daily task mechanic is what really makes this game stand out, and encourages the kind of long-term play that the strongest iOS games have.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of defense games and the geoDefense series will enjoy this.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Race Illegal isn't going to drop jaws, but its a solid racer thats a lot of fun to play. And the branding – Chillingo – is a good choice. This is a racer that looks arcade, but plays casual enough for all skill levels to enjoy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wildlings is a nice change of pace. The game can easily suck up copious amounts time, and it becomes addictive to get three stars on every stage. Those that are looking for something a bit whimsical, challenging and pleasing on the eyes and to the ears should definitely give this game a look.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While those who fell squarely on the side of Vlambeer in the Ninja Fishing/Radical Fishing debacle will likely be disgusted by Muffin Knight, there's still an original art theme, engrossing RPG elements, and the fun multiplayer as well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Machinarium is a stunning game. Working just as naturally on the iPad as it did on the PC, it's the kind of flawless experience that all point and click fans should check out immediately. They won't be disappointed by any means.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Personally, I could care less about a fair few of these games, but a couple of them are surprisingly good. Good enough to be their own game in a few cases, actually.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay isn't deep, but it isn't meant to be. In the pure flick games, I would have liked a little more sensitivity to the strength of the flick – most of mine seemed to go the same distance and have the same impact regardless of my intended velocity – otherwise, the games worked as expected.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of Another World's largest shortcomings, which is really a product of its original design, is that it's more of an exercise in repetition than actual skill.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    TITUS certainly wasn't what I was expecting, but I've had plenty of fun with it. The mini-games kept the simulation aspects from dragging, while those same simulation aspects kept me invested for the long term.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of shooters looking for a game with high production values and console-quality gameplay scaled down for mobile will love this. Just be aware that it does pale in comparison in terms of complexity to the big-name console titles that it is inspired by.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fling a Thing manages to combine flinging physics, arcade tomfoolery and just a hint of virtual pet with surprising success.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of arena survival games like Tilt to Live, Hard Lines, and Silverfish ought to check this one out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    iOS gamers looking for a challenge from their games will be satisfied by Commander Pixman, as it is extremely difficult.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nagging issues aside, Beyond Reasonable Doom ends the series with a bang. Several of them. Literally. I doubt it will win over point-and-click haters, but my goodness is it a great offering for fans of the genre.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the smartest games I've played on iOS, and it demands a kind of precision and planning that other games just don't have. The game works well no matter which platform it's played on, but iPad owners will definitely want to check this out on the larger screen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SpaceChem isn't the most beautiful of games but it's certainly complex. Controls are easy to use and the concept is perfect for the iPad screen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The characters are cute and well designed, the levels are challenging yet not brutal, the music is bright and lively, and flinging the squids around the screen is a ton of fun. And we can all use a bit more of that, right?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is visually-stunning, and its missions have a great sense of scope to them.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Danger Alliance: Battles is a solid title although one that would benefit from future updates. Speedier enemy AI would be welcome as well as the much promised single player campaign. Despite such niggles, currently on sale at $1.99, it's a good time to jump onboard the Danger Alliance: Battles ship.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the difficulty to the combat, to even just the way the game feels like it was yanked straight out of a SNES, there is a lot to love here.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crazy Escape's cartoon style graphics suit the game perfectly and add humor. It's hard not to laugh as the sheep are dragged mercilessly behind the jeep. This is a great introduction to path drawing games for younger gamers, but packs a fast-paced challenge for even a seasoned finger-pilot.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That level of ingenuity ensures that Rope Rescue HD is well worth playing. It's an interesting title that's enjoyable to play for gamers of all age and skill levels. What more could anyone want?
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The environments and models look great and they hold up during extensive play. Players looking for something different should give Sky Gamblers: Rise of Glory a look.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This may not be the most inventive or unique physics game out there, but it is a strong new entry in genre.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Obscure metrics aside, Drawin' Growin' is a fun game. I really enjoyed watching the different areas of the kingdom spring to life as I completed levels, and the hectic all-at-once management style of gameplay fits the iOS style perfectly.