148Apps' Scores

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For 5,998 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Clash Royale
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
5998 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What you would expect from God of War clone on the iPhone. It's really pretty but is fairly soulless and leaves a bit to be desired.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's charming throughout and very easy to get into, while not sacrificing depth too much. Here's hoping for an update or two offering Game Center support, new items and other delights.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The core gameplay of Par Out Golf is quite fun and offers more challenge than you might actually expect. The cartoon inspired visuals also compound the charm tenfold, while the game is true to the sport by instilling elation one moment, followed soon thereafter by the burning hatred and frustration of a thousand suns.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sprinkle makes fighting fire with physics (and water, of course) a heck of a lot of fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a little cumbersome placing one finger on a shape to move the machine along the riverbed, blocking the player from seeing what's going on but, other than that, Eager Beaver ticks all the relevant physics puzzler boxes. It's not quite as interesting a concept as we usually see from Chillingo but the cute appearance of Edgar goes a long way to rectifying things.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What it may lack in bells and whistles it makes up for in terms of sheer playability.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with it's failings, Plight of the Zombie is a great path-drawing puzzle game. The various zombie and enemy types, as well as the unique challenges they provide, make it feel unexpectedly fresh despite all the decay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite not having controller support, Leap of Fate still manages to be an entertaining title. If you like your roguelikes a little more fast-paced and cyberpunk, this is the game for you.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stranger Things is one of the most surprising tie-in games out there. It's a clever homage to the show's setting and the kinds of games from that era, it's fun to play, and it's completely free. It may not do much to capture the same tone of the show and some of its gameplay might feel dated, but that's ok. Stranger Things: The Game is a fun experience that treats its audience with some respect, which is a thing few other tie-in games can claim.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gaijin Games' rhythmic auto-runner starring Commander Video makes its way to iOS, and it's fantastic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Agent A is such a different thing from most other adventure games that I've played, and that's mostly a good thing. It doesn't have the most challenging puzzles out there. In fact, I found myself occasionally bypassing steps of puzzles because I figured things out before I was supposed to. That said, it's still inventive and does a great job of making you feel like a really smart super spy as you play it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are excellent and the sound effects are good, too.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Heads Up! Hot Dogs wanes under the weight of longer play sessions, but then, it knows that. Like the franks falling from the sky, this one's good for a few delicious bites now and then to satisfy a craving…for fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Riptide GP 2 improves on the fast-paced hydro jet racing action of its predecessor, adding new tracks, vehicles, and tricks for players to splash around with.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I cannot stress enough just how much fun I’ve been having with LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes. It’s the LEGO game I’ve apparently always wanted: perfectly sized levels, tons of hidden stuff, and even more unlockables (80 playable characters!). It’s time to pick up some wonderful toys.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Breakfast is served!" Make toast of the bad guys in this quirky little arcade-style game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of high-energy, chaotic action games, Knight's Rush will certainly tickle your funny bone. With its three game modes, it'll keep you hacking away at baddies for a good long while.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is really fun and innovative, the levels are challenging, the graphics are a pleasure to look at, and the online tournaments are a killer feature. It's well worth the price and any puzzle addict should be sure to download it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The classic PC sim makes its way to iOS, complete with rewarding gameplay and a convoluted interface.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The long-running baseball simulator returns to mobile with a much-improved entry in the series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not challenge you, but Adventures of Poco Eco will delight you.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beast Quest is an open world RPG for newbies. It's not complicated but, it is quite fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alphabear is a cute and cuddly word game, sure to capture your imagination.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Primordia is a very good, old-school adventure game from a developer that specializes in very good, old-school adventure games. It's expected, sure, but not at all disappointing. If the setting and premise of Primordia stick out to you, I'd recommend picking it up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a little heavy-handed with some of the in-app purchase suggestions, but Cut the Rope 2 is still quite the delight.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the graphics as bad as they were, the gameplay is such that the package is a must play experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a somewhat no-frills, yet highly polished package.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With fast paced gameplay and an impressive arsenal of weapons, Zombie Shock has everything that you would ever need from a zombie game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Minter's work will be happy with this game, and those that just love arcade shooters will find plenty of endearing elements. Caprichoso for life!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those after a challenging word game will greatly appreciate Spellwood. It doesn't hand victory over to the player by any means, especially in the early stages when there is limited equipment, but it's all the better for it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At its core, Man in a Maze is a family friendly puzzler that's well designed with smooth controls, humorous graphics and varied gameplay. Aside from adding iCade support, there wasn't anything that I didn't like about it. Whether players have a twisted sense of humor, love mazes or can't get enough game shows packed into their day, it's definitely a keeper and highly recommendable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of a very small handful of games that I would recommend wholeheartedly. I've yet to see such an impressive amalgamation of war gaming and the RPG genre, even after all these years. Just don't expect an easy ride.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MOS Speedrun 2 is a fantastic speed running game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode is obviously geared towards kids - and they'll love it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Virtual City is well worth a purchase. It's a much friendlier version of SimCity and one that feels more enjoyable and less spreadsheet management- ish than other behemoth city management games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Touch Pets: Dogs is hands-down the best pet sim the App Store has yet seen, and it adds one more quality title to ngmoco's impressive catalog. Whether or not you're willing to invest the time and money in a virtual pet is another matter entirely.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "My name is Monica, and I am a Cell Bound-aholic."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This one probably comes more recommended for those who want a challenge provided by a meta-game as opposed to just the game itself. Otherwise, this is a fun 16-bit romp that fits well on the touchscreen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I didn't really mind the lack of challenge. The general experience is enjoyable and made all the better by the cute one liners that Spongebob exclaims. For kids, they will love this Spongebob infused game. For adults, they'll enjoy the ride to the end. It's so gleefully happy, it's hard not to smile.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gridrunner, much like the rest of Jeff Minter's games on iOS, is a must-buy. He's actually one of the few developers that I would buy a game from as soon as I found out it was available, and I'll keep up with this.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though I'm not too fond of the trial-and-error gameplay of the bulk of the stages, there's just too much to love about Amoebattle for me to care. It's a unique spin on a classic genre, and one that's more than worth any interested iOS gamer's time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hairy Tales certainly has a few elements that make warding off the corruption a bit more taxing than it ought to be, but it's still a very entertaining puzzle game with loads of bushy cuteness. So go ahead; grab a crystal and start running. Just mind the gaps.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Want a strategy game with a board game aesthetic and the depth of chess? Try Pathogen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Divide By Sheep is a fun mathematics based puzzle game. No, really.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Castle of Illusion resurrects a gaming classic with modern standards.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    League of Evil 3 is exactly the sort of quality action platformer you'd expect, but it piles on the hurt a little too much and a little too fast.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heroes of Order & Chaos has players teaming up online to destroy the enemy base while protecting their own. Join forces, level up, and equip powerful weapons to take to the fight against the bad guys!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lot of fun. Don't be discouraged by the semi-slow start, because it gets much, much better. It looks gorgeous in its simplicity, it's addicting with all its unlockables and randomized cube behavior, and just keeps giving players more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of arena survival games like Tilt to Live, Hard Lines, and Silverfish ought to check this one out.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This latest installment in the GO series continues to offer up satisfying puzzling that captures the spirit of Deus Ex.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Egg vs. Chicken is one of those rare gems that I have to encourage as many people as possible to buy. It's cute, it's easy to play and it entices you into playing for much much longer than you'd envisage. It could well be the next Plants vs. Zombies or Angry Birds. It certainly deserves to be.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chip Chain neatly avoids any excessive in-app purchasing problems. It's a high quality game without it. Sure, it might not be the most attractive of games to look at, but there's a heap of fun here for Match Three fans looking for something with a bit more strategy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though its controls can be a bit problematic at times, Pac-Man Friends is a neat way to bring puzzle-solving to the House of Pac.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being a bit repetitive, Xenowerk offers a lot of player customization with weapon combos and some great score-chasing hooks, all while looking really fantastic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Excluding the weak mini games, Tapper World Tour is pretty good fun. It's not long before it's quite tough, but it is fairly addictive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shadow Blade is a stylish trial platformer that's hard to put down thanks in large part to its intuitive touchscreen controls.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you love strategy games, you'll love it. But the drawbacks-sometimes wonky controls, thin multiplayer offerings, and no autosave-can get annoying.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not enough can be said about the visuals of Gravity Lab! as they are pretty astonishing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a lot that I would change about Star Marine: Infinite Ammo, particularly to make it more in line with the games that inspired it, but what's here is rather intriguing and fun. Flawed, but there is fun to be had.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman is a fun and engaging action RPG for phones and one of the best iPhone games I have played this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If anyone reading this likes games with a focus on micromanagement, and either loves or doesn't mind the inclusion of zombies, I'd urge them to buy Rebuild right away.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soccer Physics is as entertaining as it is absurd.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story may be a bit unsurprising, but it's still a great sequel.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Ultimate Team is the perfect way to experience free-to-play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tap & Blast's barrel blasting gameplay and unique cartoon art style are just some of its good points. It's controls are not half bad, but could do with some tweaking.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest is an appealing combination of deck building and match three, but the pace is a little too slow.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Throughout, Sleepwalker's Journey's charm shines through, ever brightly.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it looks and feels familiar, Snowboard Party 2 is a solid snowboarding game through-and-through.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Avernum: Escape from the Pit HD will be quite an epic experience for anyone who enjoys this older style of RPG. The storyline is interesting, combat system is complex and enjoyable, and the graphics and music fit this type of game well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One-touch simultaneously controls your direction and your weapon in this unique arena shooter.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On a device where solid gameplay is king and dialog is an afterthought, it is refreshing to see something that epitomizes the full package.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At a low $4.99, this is an absolute steal. Just be prepared to kill your battery many, many times over.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As much as I enjoyed playing UFO On Tape, I couldn't help but feel that there just wasn't enough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that the current version of the game does not seem to play well with the iPad.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Add one part Limbo, one part World of Goo and a dash of Cut The Rope - get Contre Jour.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Harkening back to the challenge of single screen platformers, Drop Wizard isn't for the faint hearted but it is very enjoyable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's all about the silhouettes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skylanders Cloud Patrol is actually a shining example of how a big license can jump on to the platform. Without the branding, this would still be a fun game to play, and for fans of the franchise, it integrates fairly well. The characters could have been better used, but other than that, this is a solid little shoot 'em up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plowing through zombie hordes on a scooter is a lot more fun than it probably should be.
    • 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
    Tales from Deep Space is a fun if familiar puzzle adventure game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ace Patrol flies players into turn-based aerial combat during World War I. Having a strategy for the skies is the challenge as players partake in multiple single player missions, each with unique objectives.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Being an avid fan of geoDefense and Spirit's visual style resembling parts of that, the game just seemed to click with me. Controls were both fluid and responsive.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, I'd like to see some more content, but it's a good game nonetheless. If you like castle-destruction at all, be sure to give it a try.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's certainly enough to enjoy here and with the promise of a level editor in a future update, there's a very good reason to keep Woozzle on your iOS device for a while to come.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the controls improved and niggling issues cast aside, Joe Danger is back and better than ever.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So now I've finally seen what all the fuss is about.

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