148Apps' Scores

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For 5,901 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 Banner Saga 2
Lowest review score: 20 Gangstar New Orleans: Online Open World Game
Score distribution:
5901 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Lost City doesn't overstay its welcome, doesn't bore with any complicated story, and doesn't cost too much coin to acquire. It may not be the best game to hit iOS this year but it will easily be one of the most recommendable. Let's hope Fire Maple endeavors further into this genre, they have a knack for it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is nothing not to like about Little Acorns. Even the soundtrack has a funky groove. For newcomers to platforming this is a great entry point, and veterans of the genre will find the challenge, precision and gameplay on par with the best.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a unique way to get to know someone, Fingle might be right up your alley. Kudos for a developer trying something new and different, even if only the most dexterous can successfully play it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best games I've had the privilege to review. With numerous guns, great graphics, and over 200 levels spread over multiple level packs, the app is a great deal for the $0.99 price tag.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plasma-Sky is another one of those addictive arcade shooters that is available in the App Store and has the appeal to attract almost anyone to its vibrant and enjoyable gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from a rather major setback, Knight Storm is all kinds of alright.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Satellina requires quick thinking and twitchy fingers, and it's pretty fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pivvot is a game of strategic avoidance that takes the frantic challenge of Super Hexagon and makes it just a bit more cerebral.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Go Home Dinosaurs brings an unexpected mixture of gameplay elements to tower defense, but they all work together beautifully.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can get past the warm-and-fuzzies, I think you'll find Floe to be a pretty solid puzzle game. The accelerometer based control system makes it a no-go on most morning commutes, but Floe would work fairly well in the comfy confines of your favorite couch.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't expect to make any masterpieces in Sketch Nation Studio, but the value here is in enabling the creativity of users. It's about taking a silly idea to fruition easily, and reveling in the creation of others along with it. Who knows, maybe the creator of the next great game will find their way into making the next great game thanks to Sketch Nation Studio, thanks to its accessible creation tools.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With all of the mini-games, items, equipment and storyline, Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovering is one of the better and most complex RPGs I've seen on the App Store in a while.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An enjoyable game that is sure to occupy players for hours on end. The cute graphics, fun gameplay, and the allure of collecting coins will make it irresistible to many players.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those willing to dive in to a tower defense game that's ready and willing to be deep should check it out as well. This is one of the best $2.99 (plus in-app purchases for currency) values on the App Store.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    War, what is good for? Well, it makes for an entertaining real-time strategy game at least.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the knowledge that Pixel People has no real meat to it and is about as "fun" as browsing someone's Facebook page I still have a hard time putting it down. Heck, the whole time I've been typing this I've been itching to get back to discovering new jobs. I can't quite explain why but this is definitely one time-waster worth checking out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with the relatively short gameplay, WackyLands Boss is well worth the $0.99 asking price. The level of polish alone is worth the price of admission, and getting to pound the heads of hundreds upon hundreds of little human soldiers just puts the game over the top.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combine Air Hockey sensibilities with a futuristic backdrop and there's an excitable and fast arcade sports game within.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though a little rough around the edges in parts, Radiation Island is an impressively huge survival/crafting game that offers tons to do.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hip and happy? What more could you want?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cuboid Free might be in need of more discernable camera options, but other than that it's a great little puzzle game. One that even manages to avoid the pitfalls of gated freemium for the most part.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether it's the controls, the visuals, or the perfectly fitting ambient soundscape, Glowfish is filled with enjoyment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is a beautiful gamebook experience, but is let down by repetitive combat and a spiritless story.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great way for people that may have missed the original game to check it out now, but veterans may be disappointed at how easy it has become.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a deep, intelligent hunting sim, Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter is ideal. The added bonus of hunting dinosaurs rather than conventional animals just makes it all the more intriguing a proposition.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The resulting game is a smart, well thought out platformer that will challenge even the most experienced gamers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    TipTop's plot is linear…a bunch of stupid, well-meaning heroes are on a quest to save the world. But the game itself is incredibly fun to play. The controls are good, the tempo is quick, the artwork is fantastic, and the sense of humor present in the plot just makes it even more fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though it is far from the game-changer that its exemplary predecessor was, the core mechanics are as entertaining as they have ever been, cementing it as a solid successor to the Puzzle Quest throne.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is certainly enough gameplay variety, as well as sheer amounts of levels, to keep you entertained for quite a long time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I cannot stress just how impressed I am with this game. It seems to have come out of nowhere, but I personally feel it's destined to share a spot with the rest of the App Store's top platformers.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plenty of games have clever designs and plenty more have clever writing. Car Toons! is fortunate enough to have both.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Red's Kingdom's individual components are all very familiar, but they're constructed in a way that I haven't really seen before. This makes playing it feel both fresh and comfortingly familiar. As a puzzle game, it's top-notch, and it just so happens to be a pretty great adventure game too. There's very little out there quite like Red's Kingdom, so you should go pick it up and try it for yourself.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rodeo Games has supplied iOS gamers with yet another excellent strategy RPG. Possibly their best yet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with the difficulty Rise of the Blobs is still plenty of fun. So much so that losing typically ends up being just another excuse to play again. Or maybe get Mal a new hat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Checkpoint Champion is a drift-focused racing game that's ideal for short but fun gaming sessions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I don't consider Dark Meadow a "copy" so much as a new entry in a young genre. A genre that it fits very, very well. Fans of gesture hack-n-slashers, gothic thrillers or both are in for a real treat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Big Cave Games have managed to deliver the caliber experience in ORC: Vengeance that Gameloft's Dungeon Hunter series has been unsuccessfully attempting to attain for the last three years. Recommending this title doesn't do enough justice. You should steal every iOS device you can find and install it immediately. The owner will have no choice but to thank you for it later.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The charm of Grim Joggers comes with its retro interface. The little joggers all graphically look like they are somewhere between the NES and the SNES, and the sound effects and upbeat theme music really set the mood well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puckerz! is one of those games that's truthfully somewhat shallow, but despite this, it's easy-to-play nature gives it an addictive quality.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I love grappling hooks, and this game is chock-full of hooking action.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact that he gets over 100 km/hr is amazing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a simple premise, and the result is a fun game that you can easily play over and over again. Swinging upward from gear to gear is great fun. It doesn't hurt that the artwork is so gorgeous, or that the music is fantastic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The RPG elements, awesome graphics and addicting game play are what stood out the most for me in this game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game like this could have so easily seemed like terribly bad taste but its cartoon style nature ensures that Hackycat is simply mindless fun. It’s the kind of game that easily turns “just one more go” into an hour of joy. Just remember: Don’t try this at home.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kyubo is a little rough at times, but it's a pretty clever puzzle platformer regardless.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arcade games were designed back in the day to be insanely hard in an effort to eat up quarters. While the modern arcade is more of a novelty at this point, the spirit of difficulty still remains in a title such as this.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mr Jump is unforgivingly tough, and you'll love it for that exact reason.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't judge DOOM Resurrection simply because it's "on-rails." It's actually an incredibly engaging and fun game that was truly made specifically for the iPhone. Yes, at $9.99 it's a bit pricy, but that's a worthy price to pay for one of the iPhone's best games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unpossible is much better than its English!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Consistently varied, Mucho Party is quite the delight. Even for those with the attention span of a goldfish, Mucho Party is sure to entertain. It’s certainly more entertaining when competing against other players, but even against the AI it’ll make the time pass pretty quickly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first three Phoenix Wright games have made their way to iOS with sharper visuals and a reworked UI. No more excuses.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There might be no words within Unmechanical but it still tells quite the story about a little, lost robot. It's a highly imaginative puzzle game, too.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Man's Draw is a fun deck-building card game that would be a lot more fun if it had multiplayer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The unique tornado-as-a-weapon mechanics bring something new to the genre and players should definitely take notice.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bugs Wars is one of those delightful games that you can drop into and everything just clicks immediately.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love arcade racers, Raging Thunder 2 is one of the best available for the iPhone/iPod Touch platform.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great experience for fans of the movies, but there isn't much to go back to after the story ends. If you're a fan of point-and-click style games, and if you even remotely enjoy Back to the Future, then this game is great purchase.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm finding Fluxx to be somewhat of a tricky recommendation. Not because it's bad, but because it doesn't really capture the manic nature of the original game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game with a man who launches animals from a magical monocle can't be bad.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blip Blup is a puzzle game that is all about strategically tapping tiles to fill the entire board with color.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cling Thing surprises at every turn with clever uses of its sticky mechanics.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blek is a beautfiul minimalist puzzle game that has players drawing lines to follow a path that will hit all the dots in a level, requiring planning and spatial awareness to master.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like frantic dual-stick shooters? JoyJoy is the game for you - and its controller support is an added boon.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The virtual controls aren’t perfect, but DuckTales Remastered is such a great nostalgia trip they’re easy to forgive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slitherine and Hunted Cow have created a challenging, yet humorous strategic warfare game, where good vs. evil fight for control of the land.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An extremely well put together, although short experience. The controls are on the cusp of being perfect for the genre, the graphics and sound are top notch, and the online gameplay is definitely a glimpse into what iPhone FPS multiplayer will be like.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slayin is an endless action-RPG that is exceptionally retro, and just plain exceptionally good.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm absolutely in love with Crazy Taxi on iOS: it's a fantastic port of a bona fide classic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monsters, Inc. Run is a fun ride at an inexpensive price. Offering more structure and purpose than many other Endless or Auto Runners, there's plenty of reason to keep coming back for more. I had a blast with it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Bit Pilot, at face value, may not seem to have much to offer, the exact opposite is true; it's a deceptively-intense game with a lot of personality, fluid controls and a thought-provoking soundtrack.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Controls work similarly well through the touch screen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    RAVENMARK: Mercenaries is a multi-player, free-to-play strategy game based on the gameplay mechanics of RAVENMARK: Scourge of Estellion.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frogatto is a platformer with an old-school style, a lovable character, and some great level designs.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm honestly shocked that PikPok isn't charging money for Slam Dunk King. There's more than enough content and fun here for a non-freemium game. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. It just seems weird.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Duckers is unique fun, even in the crowded endless genre on iOS. It's cute fun for all ages, and despite the clever naming and presence of Mother Duckers, it's worth playing beyond that novelty.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    10000000 is at times extremely frustrating, but I still find myself compelled to play it again and again. I mean, that name is just hard to type out because I'm never sure how many zeroes there are in it, but it's still a great puzzle-RPG hybrid.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As long as players are willing to be patient or pony up a little coin, Coaster Crazy is an exceptionally fun trip into the deepest recesses of a creative mind. The open-ended gameplay and interesting challenges will keep players guessing, long after queue lines have been opened for business. Forget free-to-play, this is a definitely-should-play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Given such a high level of difficulty, Puzzle Retreat should last many players quite a while, providing they don’t mind that the sole competition involved is with themselves.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fiz lets players live out a career as a craft brewer in this clever and charming management game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    dEXTRIS is a dance of deadly dexterity that's very challenging but highly replayable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a few flaws, this free-to-play strategy game is a fun mix of new and old strategy formulas.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At its core, Lock 'n' Load is an average dual-stick shooter. However, it's executed in such an above-average way that complaints like that cease to matter. Plus, in one section players control a grandma with guns strapped to her wheelchair. Who wouldn't want to play that?
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest VIII for mobile isn't a flawless port of the PlayStation 2 masterpiece, but it's still well worth playing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Snowball!! is a remarkably straightforward pinball game, which might be a good or bad thing depending on who you are. I imagine this game won't quite appeal to folks that loved what PinOut!! did to pinball on mobile, for example. It's not the deepest experience in the world, but it doesn't really have to be. Much like a fresh snowfall, Snowball!! is best appreciated for its simple purity.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pokémon TCG is a collectible card game done perfectly for mobile.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pocket Planes addresses the main concerns I had with Tiny Tower in the long-term: that there wasn't much of a point to the game, and little goal to attain. Pocket Planes is much more involved, with concrete goals, but still keeps the principles that make NimbleBit's social titles so fun and addictive. Even haters of 'social' games need to give this a shot.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trenches is an excellent RTS (real-time strategy) game with no direct goals to urge you onward. If that sounds fine to you, go ahead-give it a try.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tumbledrop just oozes cuteness. Thankfully, there's a substantial, challenging physics puzzle underneath that sugar-sweet skin.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coco Loco doesn't reinvent the physics puzzler, but it adds a honeyed style of its own to arguably the most popular genre of game on iOS.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is a no brainer for any fan of the physics puzzler genre, especially at a price of just $0.99 for a universal app.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tranquil and relatively minimalistic, KAMI is a charming puzzle game focused on a very simple concept.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Greater Than Games' tabletop classic, Sentinels of the Multiverse swoops in to save the day on iPad.