148Apps' Scores

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For 5,931 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 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Battleheart Legacy
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
5931 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressive first offering from its designer, with a neat new spin on the puzzle app. Puzzle fans should definitely check it out.
    • 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
    Magic 2013 is one of the best iOS games I've played this year. Hands down.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fun, enjoyable and feature packed puzzle game. With gorgeous graphics (which when tilted take on a 3D-like form all on their own), realistic ball and wood like sounds and huge re-playability, Labyrinth 2 is highly recommended.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You Must Build A Boat improves upon 10000000's originally fantastic match-three formula in almost every way imaginable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    May be a bit on the short side, but it's long on fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is addicting and even with a clear end to the game, it'll take you some hours to finish. Everything is well-balanced, and the evolution of the game as you progress just makes it better.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have the right device, and if you don't mind the price, then you must play Dodonpachi Resurrection.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is perfectly suited for those ADD moments in life when you want to play a game or entertain yourself for a few minutes while you're waiting to do something else. This is a fun, easy to play game that nearly anyone can enjoy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a perfect distraction for days when playing the real game outdoors isn't an option.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This transit-based puzzle game is a zen-like experience with a minimal aesthetic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Limbo comes to mobile, brining its monochromatic horror creepiness to the touchscreen.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This colorful and smooth puzzle game is a reimagined version of a mobile classic.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kingdom Rush offers enough variety in towers and enemies to take up more than a few minutes of someone's time, especially those who enjoy a very well done tower defense game. And this is one of them making it an easy recommendation to buy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a little dark, in every sense of the word, but The Journey Down: Chapter Two is a solidly entertaining adventure game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game does just about everything right. Great graphics, universal app support, online play, solid controls; this is Sega's best game so far on the App Store, and is well worth a pickup for fans of kart racers and Sega's characters.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Monsters Ate My Birthday cake is an exemplary puzzler that represents the genre well.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monument Valley is beautiful, that is unquestionable. But how it holds up as a game is debatable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rimelands is the first turn based RPG that I didn't feel constrained by the controls or game speed. On top of that, there is a good story, there are good characters, good combat, good level designs, and good graphics.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mirror's Edge may be short, and not fully rid of the horrid combat that has brought its other incarnations down, but it still is a fantastic agile urban platformer that shines more than it ever did on the consoles.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spin Up is a great game for fans of the genre. As with most high-score based games repetition eventually sets in, but trying to earn enough experience points for new characters should keep the player busy for a good while.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'd recommend it purely to support such a great game, if nothing else, but such features are quite handy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are few other games on iOS with the kind of gameplay that is deceptively complex, and with the kind of addictive properties to keep me going at it for hours on end, shirking all other responsibilities. When it isn't having technical issues, it is a must have.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sunless Sea is a fascinating game because of its genre-blending and evocative writing and setting. It's also a game that provides both the freedom to let players do what they want and the structure to give players concrete goals to work toward, with both paths feeling satisfying even after several playthroughs of the game. It's truly a remarkable game. Go play it.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Definitely worthy of the title of a real flight simulator for iOS. It has been well adapted for the mobile platform and the whole gaming experience feels very natural.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spaceplan isn't an exceptional clicker. It's an exceptional game that just so happens to be a clicker. It's a game that manages to be smart, funny, beautiful, and strange with a simple set of tools over a relatively short period of time. Most games can't do that. Spaceplan does so effortlessly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Torching goblins, crushing trolls, and making harpies explode is just as much fun as it sounds.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The marriage of pixel art and beat machine is a match made in heaven, and brings some welcome innovation to the rhythm game genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just the fact that this is a Bungie game should alone be enough to garner the interest of any gamer. Combine that with the freemium pricing model that gives you the first chapter of the game for free, and this is a surefire shot of success.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This stylish dungeon-crawler is good fun and feels perfectly at home on mobile.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MildMania's Darklings is a wonderfully unique and magical game that relies heavily on gesture-based touch controls.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brutal. Uncompromising. Utterly addictive. FTL finally warps to iPad and it's even better than we'd hoped.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Botanicula is an adventure game that might be a bit frustratingly-abstract at times, but is a beautiful experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I could see Card Thief being a disappointment to those who like Card Crawl's straightforward translation of dungeon-crawling into a Solitaire game. But, if you enjoyed Card Crawl and were hoping for a successor that would take its concepts to the next level, Card Thief just might grab a permanent spot in your game folder.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Echo is one of the creepiest and most creative horror games on the App Store.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I don't dislike FRAMED 2, but it is one of those sequels that seems just like “more” of a previous game rather than something that pushes the core ideas of a franchise forward. While there are a few moments where this sequel tries to do some new stuff, a lot of it feels like too little, too late. If you liked the first FRAMED and want more of it, FRAMED 2 is great, but if you were looking for something more than that, you might be a bit disappointed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Horizon Chase is racing with an old school theme.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This action-adventure RPG is just about as fully-featured, customizable, and fun as they come.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Espgaluda II is a beautiful, well-developed port for the iPhone and the best 2D vertical shooter I've ever played. It's breathed new life into a stale, complacent genre and raised the bar for other 2D scrolling shooter developers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The puzzles are fun and the game is very well designed. If players can play without losing their lunch, they are likely to have a great time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Girls Like Robots is a fantastic puzzle game: there's a lot of creativity that came from such a simple starting point, and the way that everything expands out from its simple beginnings is the kind of trait that great games have.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mike Bithell's creative platformer is a fantastic experience because of its writing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sage Solitaire is a great variant on the usual solitaire vibe.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Building upon the success of its predecessor, Sorcery! 2 is a gripping and well told story of intrigue and adventure, amongst some great game features.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like arcade racing games, you definitely need to play Riptide GP: Renegade. It's extremely impressive on basically all fronts. Even its file size is astoundingly modest (107 MB). Whether you're looking to race your friends or just enjoy some single-player racing, Renegade provides some of the best racing on mobile to date.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one game where it pays to play first.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mikey Hooks takes the casual speedrun formula of Mikey Shorts, and adds grappling hooks for more addictive speedrun fun. Speedfun!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ridiculously good fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gameprom is back doing what they have proven themselves proficient at time and time again: making stellar pinball games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its depth and sense of tactical freedom, Motorsport Manager is one of the most accessible and addictive management sims around.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frogger-like in nature, Crossy Road is an easy to recommend endless runner of sorts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This role-playing game takes place in a completely original sci-fi universe, which makes discovering it a delight.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    HoPiKo is a frantic speed run of a game, requiring some exceptional reactions.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bigger, better, stronger, The Room Two is an exceptional sequel to the equally exceptional first game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battle Bay avoids feeling like a simple clone of World of Tanks by being a better game. It's colorful, varied, and simultaneously more accessible and strategic than Wargaming's tank battler. Sure, Battle Bay may not be a completely new idea, and the free-to-play-ness of it might be a touch overdone, but it's still a blast.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guide a tiny school of fish to safety in this beautiful and surreal adventure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Jungle Run is a breath of a fresh air.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Combat 3 looks great, no question, but it's the smaller details like animations and the occasional slow-motion kill shot that really draw the eye.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Castle Doombad brings many different types of tower defense together into one game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Follow the rules to the letter in order to win in this simple yet tough memory game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To say that Dead Space is one of the best games that we have seen in 2011 doesn't do it justice. This is one of the most immersive experiences available on the platform.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best Star Wars game of all time has made it to the iPad in a faithful port by Aspyr, and Knights of the Old Republic shines just as brightly as it did ten years ago.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Give it a whirl. Physics puzzlers have been done plenty of times before but Save Toshi brings something new to proceedings and it's great fun for it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Angry Birds Rio HD may not be all that innovative, but it's still Angry Birds. It's still remarkably fun and addictive. If you've played a ton of the original and Seasons versions and need more, then definitely give this one a whirl.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We got a great big convoy, rockin' through the night... the endless night of outer space, that is. And the ships are made out of pipes. Don't question it. It's Galaxy Trucker and it's now on iPad!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rebuild 3 isn’t so much a sequel as a “remaster,” but what a remaster.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Build your own guild of adventurers and then engineer their progress through dungeons in this quirky and lovable roguelike dungeon-crawler.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SPY Mouse has been "two years in the making," and it shows. It might "just" be a line-drawing game, but it's one of the best and most thought-out line drawing games on the App Store.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Does Not Commute is a weird, wild, and fun driving puzzle game kind of thing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Year Walk is a fantastic experience that’s going to stick with me for a while. It’s haunting, mysterious, and is a must-play for those willing to stomach the dark tale it weaves. This is Simogo’s magnum opus.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lego Harry Potter is simply stunning. For $4.99 you get a good 15 hours or so of gameplay and it's all excellent fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stickets looks incredibly simple at first, but be prepared to sink hours into the three difficulty modes.
    • 87 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just as crazy-awesome a game as one would expect to get from the people who brought us Space Invaders-Infinity Gene.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With more than 240 different puzzles that generally last all of 15 seconds, it's incredibly easy to get caught up playing Blueprint 3D. It's another one of those "Just one more..." games that's bound to please.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bean's Quest 2: Bean Dreams delivers on its promise of being more of the first game, for better or for worse.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The entire package of Eliss is a delight. The art design has that retro feel that is not only the flavor of the day, but also fitting to the model of the gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Blending together equal parts simplicity and self-induced complexity, the game is an ideal fit on the platform. Don't even bother to debate this ninety nine cent purchase. It should become a mandatory staple of your collection as soon as possible.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Banner Saga 2 is one of the finest combinations of character, gameplay, and narrative that you can find. It's a game that spends as much time on being a fun and varied strategy game as it does on making you care about its world and the reasons why its characters are in the situation they are in. It's really hard to ask much more than that.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Wayward Souls is a roguelike-inspired action-RPG that sets a high bar for other games to compare to.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The very best RTS the App Store has to offer. Everything works well, the controls are tight, the story is surprisingly captivating, and the battles actually seem like battles, not chores.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No matter how much people gripe about the details though, there is no denying that Aralon is the most impressive RPG to ever hit the App Store. There are others with better stories, but Aralon is the only one that forces you to live and breathe in its fantasy world.

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