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 Ticket to Ride
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
5931 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is something habit forming about Bee Leader. I'm not sure if it's the aesthetic or the gameplay that's doing it, but something keeps me playing until my fingers are sore. It's not quite a must-have, but definitely a great choice for a casual gamer's collection.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Feast or Famine is a non-endless runner with a great sense of style and personality. Every now and then Glyph may not react as intended but that doesn’t undo all the fun that’s been had up until that point. Runner fans: stoke those cooking fires.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Slice It may not have the most "whiz bang" excitement in the App Store, its simple premise is executed perfectly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slingshot Racing is a ton of fun. The quick sessions make it perfect for pick-up-and-play gameplay, the grappling hook mechanic is very easy to learn, yet difficult to truly master. Snowbolt and Crescent Moon have absolutely nailed this game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I do wish the game was more difficult, it's just too fun to put down, which can only mean good things.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a fantastic twin-stick shooter, both in its free and paid versions, and if you have any kind of love for the genre then it cannot be resisted.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of rhythm games and find yourself liking scary looking fur-balls, then Thumpies is the game for you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from these minor gripes, Tower Defense: Lost Earth is a fantastic game. One that genre lovers and armchair generals should not miss.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's incredibly well designed, addictive and finding new effective spell combinations never gets old.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even as nothing more than a gimped-but-free distraction, Kard Combat is still a lot of fun.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the token system limiting gameplay, Scramble with Friends is in a three-way tie between Words with Friends and Crosswords as my favorite iOS word game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Bunny Breakout is worth checking out for those who like the Breakout formula, and want to see it tweaked with, and featuring bunnies instead of lifeless spheres. Good luck figuring out that energy mechanic, though, it's either terrible or benign!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quell Memento is one of the better sliding puzzle games out there on the App Store. It’s varied and lengthy enough to be well worth a purchase for puzzle fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Work together to cure the world of disease in this cooperative translation of a popular board game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Nightmare Cooperative is a strategic puzzle game that gets better the more it's played, as players learn how to react to their environment and the wide array of enemies within it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Can this Zelda-inspired platformer reach new heights of success?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guide trucks along their delivery routes in RGB Express, a testing but charming puzzle game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The drifting king returns as Reckless Racing 3 leaves the competition (but also multiplayer) in the dust.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Welcome to your new 'five more minutes, oh no, why is it dark outside' addiction.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dungeon of the Endless is a great game, and a great fit for the iPad.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The RPG elements are light enough that they aren't overwhelming, yet compelling enough to be engaging. It's a definite must-play for fans of action-RPGs, and for those looking for a twist on the Super Crate Box formula.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An epic top-down space cowboy affair.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Being somewhat of a casual gaming connoisseur, I can't recommend Ninjatown enough. The challenge of the game along with the quick play time make this one perfect for a quick gaming session.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This stealth game combines real-time and turn-based action into a winning formula.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Collision Effect is fun and engaging in Action mode, its Puzzle sibling feels somewhat incomplete, as if it were thrown in as an afterthought to add depth to the game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid visuals and quality controls collide in this awe inspiring battle for iOS supremacy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Asphalt 5 does not presume to be anything else than what it is, and that's a flat-out arcade racer. It succeeds in its mission, and does so without taking itself too seriously, making it both charming and fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gamers help a janitor rescue monsters who have escaped in a Russian research lab by using his personal teleporter to make it through 80 mind-bending levels.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, a game about taking on hordes of zombified animals is as good as it sounds.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sid Meier's Ace Patrol returns with Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies, bringing users a taste of World War II in over 180 missions full of brilliant strategy gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from being just plain fun, there's also plenty of reason to revisit Bring Me Sandwiches!! once it's in the bag.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The difficulty level is a little inconsistent with some puzzles proving much harder than others despite being earlier in the game. Other than that, however, The Hacker is a great idea that stands out from the crowd. Mini games alone might have made for a mediocre title but with the backing of an original interface and storyline, The Hacker is well worth a look at a bargain price.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's something sweet about seeing a simple concept executed well. The Incident is a great game that offers up a fun time with well-crafted retro sensibilities, and it's sure to appeal to a lot of iOS gamers. Download it today.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The app seems perfect in every way, and hats off to Codito for pulling it off.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The GT Racing series returns with some more stunning visuals and a vast campaign mode, though it can become slightly too geared towards in-app purchases.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    CRUSH! is an intense block-based puzzler that’s best described as Tetris’ evil twin brother.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game has a great charm to it, with plenty of humor to boot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautiful situational simulation title with vibrant visuals. While I thought the game could benefit from more features, including the ability to create your own in-game characters and overall gameplay length to be a little short coming in at just under 24 hours, I found that the attention to detail within the game, coupled with a great storyline and in-game control mechanics made Artist Colony an enjoyable experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's just really freaking addicting and clever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sometimes You Die doesn't last long, but it'll keep the player intrigued and guessing until the end.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Having played it on both iPhone and iPad, the game never falters to draw me in and understandably so. Can I go back to playing it now? Good.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sword of Xolan is a wonderful bite-sized platforming adventure.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The title is heavily inspired by Blizzard's World of Warcraft, but its portability adds a dose of novel freshness to a familiar outing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals are very well done, making it easy to track the action even on small iPhone and iPod screens.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combat is fun, the graphics are excellent, and from a technical perspective it's a phenomenal feat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily one of the better-designed platformers I've played on iPhone. And considering it's only a dollar, it's hard not to be impressed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While there are a few bumps along the way, Polymer is an extremely impressive game even when forgetting that it's from a first-time developer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s hard for me to say anything too bad about the game, nor anything that’s especially effusive in praise. Syder Arcade just exists as it is, a retro-styled shoot ’em up that wants to let players destroy waves of enemies, unleash special abilities, and just have some mindless fun for a little while. That’s perfectly fine! It’s not a game of the year candidate, but it’s something those who download it and check it out will enjoy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best drawing game on the App Store gets a sequel, and it's even better than ever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Romance. Kidnapping. Heroics. Inebriated robots? Trust me, it works. CLARC is an action-puzzle game not to be missed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sproggiwood is a cute and fun turn-based roguelike.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful, fun and innovative.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Personally, I think it's worth the price for anyone looking for a good RPG to have on-the-go – assuming they aren't already loaded down with iOS role-playing games, that is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's charming and cute. Most importantly, it's an absolute bargain for a game that has the addictive qualities of iPhone greats such as Angry Birds or Flight Control.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heroes and Castles is quite possibly Foursaken Media's most refined strategy title yet, and I personally find it to be their most entertaining. It's still a little rough around the edges in a few places but it's full of enough upgrades and unlocks (not to mention fun) to keep fans of the genre, or the developer, busy for quite a while.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of my favorite games this year – even after completing all 100 of the levels (with a 5th world with a brand new gameplay mechanic coming soon), I still found myself going back to try and improve my scores.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quick, light, MOBA fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops offers tiny warfare with a large amount of fun throughout 21 missions, and also includes unlockable zombie survival maps with high score leaderboards.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As someone who grew up idolizing fictitious cartoon characters each weekend, such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I was instantly drawn to Seal Force. It plays to that particular audience incredibly well. However, it's more than just a nostalgia trip. It's also a clever mash-up of two popular iOS genres that, surprise surprise, work quite well together.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fast-paced precision platformer that gamers won’t be able to put down for long.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twisty Hollow is an original puzzle game that's lots of twisty-turny fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is the real star here: there's a whole bevy of modes to check out with players form around the world.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little Inferno won't take long to reach its inevitable conclusion provided players burn all the things at a steady pace. However it's the puzzle-like combos and the funny, sometimes freaky, reactions objects have to fire that should keep them coming back even after unlocking the final catalog.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Time Surfer will not win any awards for uniqueness, it is a great example of how a fun idea can be iterated upon by blending in concepts from other games to create something that feels at least somewhat new.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, even with the graphical snafus, I think that Miami Vindication will please just about anyone who wants to play a good GTA-like game. With its huge city, impressive voice acting, and competent controls, I'd say that Miami Vindication is a big win for Gameloft.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blackbar is a mysterious and befuddling game about deciphering censorship to discover the narrative and message beneath it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Air Penguin is the perfect example of a quality casual game. It's simple yet gives you reason to keep playing. Plus it's fun to drop into for five minutes at a time or for much longer too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics, style, and sound effects are all superb, leaning towards a comic book style rather than a realistic football one.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pinball Arcade is an impressive title, and one that is bound to please pinball fans. It's a shame a couple of issues get in the way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game was a flawless execution of a simple concept that is hard to put down. I played the game long after I felt comfortable writing this review. It has the same addiciting quality as Temple Run, but with gameplay that feels a bit more skillful.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't think twice about the rather hefty $4.99 price tag, because frankly, it is more than justified for any enthusiast. Think of all the quarters it will be saving!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wave Wave shows that minimalism can be compelling - but it can be hard to adhere to.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sling Kong is a simple 'endless slinger' and quite fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chesh isn't exactly a free-for-all, but neither is it bound by Chess's rigid ruleset
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fresh coat of paint and some playability tweaks breathe new life into this 25 year old Game Boy gem.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it seems this might get old after a while, played in short bursts, it actually has a lot of legs, with each play earning coins to unlock different music and themes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple to play and feverishly-paced, Whoa Dave! is a wild arcade-style game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eternity Warriors 3 might be shallow and very familiar, but that doesn't stop it from being a fun Diablo-style action RPG.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Delivers a fun, challenging experience for anyone with an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. While the game can be played for free online via a flash version, the added tilt controls and portability of the iOS version makes it worth the buck it costs to own.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everybody can enjoy it, while strategy fans can still get their fix.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Major Mayhem is yet another addictive time gobbler to add to [adult swim]'s rapidly growing battalion of quirky, tongue-in-cheek titles. Almost anything under their aegis is a safe purchase and the Major is definitely no exception.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic platformer and a stellar iOS game. The controls are fluid, the visuals are wonderful and the levels all beg to be played over-and-over again in order to nab a full trio of stars (one each for completion, speed and gear collecting).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dungeonism is a roguelike for the on-the-go gamer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fight it out with a friend in this Victorian-era party brawler of sorts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The remastered version of The Shivah: Kosher Edition for iOS is the perfect bite-sized adventure that'll whet one's curiosity for many answers to life, death, choices, and mystery.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it does offer more than any other game in the genre, it doesn't do anything that is so special that you will change your opinion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Be sure to take the time to get to know Ubisoft's latest entry in the Might & Magic franchise: a deeply satisfying take on the card battler gaming genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scary and spine-chilling, Indigo Lake manages to create the most haunting iOS experience ever.

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