148Apps' Scores

  • Games
For 5,115 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 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Papa Sangre
Lowest review score: 30 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
5,115 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't miss this spiky gem. If putting that shiny new iPad or iPhone to great gaming use is the journey, Crazy Hedgy is the destination.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vlambeer deserve credit for making a fantastic game, and along with Halfbot, they deserve a ton of credit for making this a shining example of how to bring this kind of game to mobile properly. Even after all the weapons were unlocked, I still found myself chasing after the unlockable characters and modes that require superhuman-level performances in order to succeed. This sets a high bar for other iOS releases to try and match this year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with the somewhat questionably walled-off content, Star Warfare: Alien Invasion is still an excellent and rewarding game. Seriously, I'm kind of geeking out about it. It took me longer than intended to finish writing this because I got caught up in a "research" match. Yeah.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hank Hazard is a fantastic physics puzzler. Amongst an App Store heaving with the genre, Hank Hazard stands tall, making it an unbeatable example.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Windosill is a game that I feel should be experienced by everyone. The puzzles are well thought out, it looks and sounds great and has such a unique feel. Really great stuff.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have every faith in Chillingo making the multiplayer into something that doesn't induce rage, but right now I'd rather avoid it. Thankfully the singleplayer portion of Spice Invaders is more than enough to satisfy. Barring the occasional ad there's hardly any way of knowing that this is a free-to-play game. I think that alone speaks volumes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beat Hazard Ultra is a great game and is a steal for 99 cents. There are a few minor issues, but the many positive aspects of the game overshadow them. Music lovers and arcade junkies will all find something to love about it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My super-annoying technical issues aside, DARIUSBURST SP is still a very good-looking and well-made shmup. Whether or not it's worth the $10.99 will depend on the individual and their love of shooting space crustaceans, but it's certainly a solid effort.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it is very familiar, League of Evil 2 is still a ton of fun. Plus, it's pretty much worth buying just because it's a universal app with remote control support and cloud saving. Multiple device owners like myself will absolutely love this game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pizza vs. Skeletons is what I love about reviewing. In an endless queue of redundant concepts out pops a game that is utterly unexpected, irreverent and loads of fun to play. Expect this one to be a long-time hit and to spawn many cheesy copycats; it's just that tasty.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    F=ma nails it in just about every aspect imaginable. Comical, addictive, and just all-around fun. Check this one out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best thing about Draw Something is that it's amazingly entertaining.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players who enjoy bright, neon graphics with a retro feel will love the look of Lightopus and players looking for a challenging but satisfying experience will not be disappointed.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MotoHeroz is another fantastic entry in a genre that RedLynx has taken command of. The physics-based gameplay, level design, and asynchronous multiplayer elements are all fantastic. Now, if only we can get RedLynx on the universal app train, we'd really have something. Other than that, the game is fantastic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The original Azkend was a twist and eye candy, but it was pretty easy to beat. Azkend 2 goes deeper. It's still a casual game, but the difficultly level increases much more dramatically even if it's so incremental it's hard to notice.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Really, the only thing about Battleloot Adventure that might deter the loot-hungry iOS gamer is the 600+ megabytes it occupies. Aside from that it's cheap, addictive, nice to look at, and quite a bit of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a must-have for strategy fans, no question.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though Bug Princess 2 is essentially "more of the same," I'm okay with that. Seeing as "the same" equates to an extremely responsive, intense, and downright fun iOS SHMUP I have a hard time viewing that as a bad thing. It might look a tad dated and lack some of the expanded modes of a few of Cave's other titles, but it's still awesome. So. Very. Awesome.
    • 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.
    • 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.