AppAdvice's Scores

  • Games
For 358 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 37% same as the average critic
  • 7% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 83
Highest review score: 100 Darkside (2012)
Lowest review score: 10 Pile Up.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 358
358 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I had been playing Brickies a bit over the extended weekend, and while I love the idea, it needs more polish before I can fully recommend it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This would be a fantastic game if it had better controls.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I'm a big Marvel fan, but I am really disappointed with Avengers Initiative. Marvel had a great opportunity here, but really screwed it up.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of puzzle games, specifically these type of trapped room games, you will likely get quite a bit of enjoyment out of Edna and Harvey. Just make sure you go into it with a patient attitude and a desire to explore every aspect of the game, because that is definitely what is asked of players. This is not a game for those of you who are easily frustrated.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The repetitiveness of this game becomes apparent all too quickly. The process goes from upgrading in the garage, to zipping through the level, and turning zombies into red smears. Rinse and repeat.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may be cute, but the gameplay leaves a lot to be desired.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I was not a fan of the freemium mechanic, you can't beat an app that's free to play. Just keep in mind that you may only be able to play this game once every few hours unless you want to spend the cash to play more often.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game is not going to please serious pinball players. It is more like a kids version of the tabletop game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, this game is a lot of fun for fans of zombie themed first-person shooter games. Unfortunately, it is so difficult that you get frustrated and wish for a med pack to help you survive, which you can only really get by paying real cash for.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Because of the fast paced gameplay, I feel like Swipe the Deck is oriented towards match-three fans rather than poker fans. If you're a match-three fan looking for a multiplayer game, I'd pick this up, but stay away if its single player gameplay you're craving.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's easy and fun to explore, the games are simple, and you can use your earned coins to buy all kinds of new outfits and weapons.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I kind of enjoy tapping away at these glass blocks anyway just to kill some time and working with thousands of others towards one ultimate goal.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You won't be able to progress through this game without purchasing coins unless you want to spend a lot of time waiting. Combined with the advertisements on the bottom of the screen, I found Coin Army to be more irritating than fun. It also sent unrequested notifications, which I find intolerable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I really wanted to enjoy the game, but the control mechanics and physics are enough of a stymie that I simply don't want to play. I really do hope to see improvements in future updates that make easy things, like jumping onto ledges, actually feasible.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An inn management game with adorable graphics and solid gameplay, but it does have a few bugs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Don't get me wrong, it is fun to manipulate the puzzles and solve them, but I would recommend a lite version of the game over the paid one (if a lite version existed).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent casual title, but it's no Fruit Ninja. At this point in time, Thirsty Fish is overly simplistic and overpriced at $1.99. While I'd recommend it to those of you who love casual titles, I'd also recommend waiting for a sale.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the game is entertaining and challenging, it is frustrating to only get through six levels before feeling like an in-app purchase is the best way to continue playing. It is too bad. The game is a lot of fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Your movement is controlled by keeping a finger on the screen to direct the ship, and these controls are both fluid and easy to use. You can move anywhere on the screen, which is handy for dodging bullets.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    War of Words Apocalypse is free to play, but it is ad supported with incredibly intrusive ads. Full screen ads are shown after almost every turn, and it takes several seconds before you can tap the tiny check box to close the ad. Tapping in the wrong spot will open the ad, and it's very easy to tap on accident.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The missions can get a bit repetitive, but the incentive of earning coins to upgrade your platoon, recruit new soldiers, and buy new weapons should keep you coming back for more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Match-3 games are very popular in the App Store and there are so many to choose from. Dungeon Block is one of my favorites.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's very little gameplay available. The app's name is a play on the word "Tetris," but the two are definitely not related.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those looking to bring Space Invaders onto his or her iPhone will enjoy this game that definitely pays homage to the original.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you aren't worried about the possibility of a major crash while playing this game, I recommend it for fans of endless runners.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the fact that you can't get very far without being faced with the inevitable in-app purchase makes it less enticing. If it were free, the IAP would be a justified component. As it stands, you just sort of feel ripped off.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a decent physics-based game with a lot of potential, but I experienced entirely too many crashes and frustrations to recommend it. If you're interested in this game, I'd put it on your list and watch for an update before purchasing it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a decent game. The graphics are a bit muddy on the Retina display iPad and the price is too high. However, the levels are challenging and the puzzles are hard to beat.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I like the look of the game, but hate the execution of it. This game is just not worth the download.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As tower defense games go, this is nothing new. It is loads of fun and offers a lot of ways to win each round. However, there are only four weapons available, even though they can be upgraded, and it is never difficult to complete a level.