AppAdvice's Scores

  • Games
For 620 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 31% same as the average critic
  • 9% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 85
Highest review score: 100 Space Lift Danger Panic!
Lowest review score: 10 Pile Up.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 620
620 game reviews
    • 95 Metascore
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    If you loved the other two games, or just enjoy a good physics-based golf puzzle, then you should not hesitate to pick up Super Stickman Golf 3.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I downloaded Flipping Legend as soon as it was available on the App Store, and I have had a hard time putting it down, honestly. I love voxel graphics, and Flipping Legend has done them beautifully. The music is pretty catchy as well, and I like how it is an integral part of the gameplay. Controls are simple to pick up, but getting the rhythm perfectly will take some time. There is a lot of goals to accomplish that keep the game feeling fresh, and the difficulty of the game means there’s plenty of reason to keep coming back as you try and beat your previous best score. Overall, Flipping Legend is a fantastic high score chaser that is worth a download.
    • 94 Metascore
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    I highly recommend checking out Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions if you’re a dual-stick shooter fan or just enjoy the Geometry Wars games. Even if you have this title on a console or your computer, it’s worth buying it again just to have it on-the-go.
    • 93 Metascore
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    If you love a good roguelike that has an incredibly dark theme to it, then The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a must-have, especially if you have never played the game before.
    • 93 Metascore
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    I highly recommend Crashlands if you’re a fan of hilarious crafting RPGs.
    • 93 Metascore
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    I've been quite addicted to Punch Quest, because it's insanely fun and challenging. I mean, what is better than punching everything in the face, Chuck Norris style? Nothing, that's what.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, I recommend giving the game a try if you like charming puzzle games that make you think.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game looks gorgeous, the music is delightful, and the controls are intuitive for the platform. While it can be a challenge, it is still a great way to de-stress since you aren’t pressured with time or a limited number of trees.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you liked other games like Space Marshals 2 and Implosion: Never Lose Hope, then Neon Chrome could be right up your alley.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mikey Shorts is a game that truly has something for everyone. Want to have fun? Story mode. Looking for a serious challenge? Challenge mode. Mikey Shorts is well worth its $0.99 download price.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out King Rabbit for yourself if you’re a fan of action puzzles and like cute rabbits.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from the clunky controls, Death Road to Canada is an enjoyable title that offers plenty of replay value. The retro pixel art graphics bring a smile to your face, the music and sound effects are awesome, and the gameplay is rather challenging. Believe me — you will be dying a lot in this game, but it doesn’t get tiring because each attempt brings a fresh new set of characters and events to encounter, and hey, who doesn’t like to bash in zombie hordes?
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game itself is fantastic - it has a rich story with several big surprises, fun gameplay, and plenty of content.
    • 91 Metascore
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    The game just looks exquisite, the atmospheric music pulls you into the mansion, controls are easy to understand, and the gameplay is challenging and engaging.
    • 91 Metascore
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    The controls feel natural and the responsiveness is always welcome, especially since you have to be pretty precise in this game to begin with. Frogmind has done it again with this surprise sequel.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Kalimba is perfect for sitting down with and enjoying a longer play session. And as a fan of beautiful aesthetics, I will enjoy every minute of playing it. The music is zen-like, and the controls are super responsive. The levels are pretty lengthy, and you get a lot of content for your money, so the value is there. Kalimba is definitely one that shouldn’t be missed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, the game is fast-paced, challenging, and there is enough action to keep you entertained for a long time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of games like Dance Dance Revolution or the classic Tap Tap Revenge, and enjoy a bit of catchy J-pop tunes, then VOEZ is one to check out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I’m in love with the remarkable geometric visuals and the music is perfect for me. I’ve gone through a lot of puzzle games during my time here at AppAdvice, and YANKAI’S PEAK is one that stands out from the crowd, which just seems to get harder and harder these days. If you are looking for a fantastic puzzle experience to get you through the weekend, and you already finished Monument Valley 2, then YANKAI’S PEAK is worth a download.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Having challenges and other game modes to play is a nice change from the standard fare that I normally play, and I'm especially enjoying the Two-Headed Giant mode (a team battle) from the Custom Games option.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out You Must Build A Boat if you’re a fan of match-three puzzle RPG games, or if you loved the first one and have been waiting for the sequel.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I fell in love with Cat Quest when I first got to see a demo, and I still can’t get enough now that it’s officially out. I bought this title the moment I saw it on the App Store, and have not regretted my purchase. The visuals are superb and the music is fun. The controls work well, though could be better optimized, and the gameplay is addicting. There’s a lot of loot to discover, and it’s just fun to take out foes and grind for better magical spells. The quest system works, allowing you to either go on with the main story or be a completionist with side missions. Regardless of how you approach it, Cat Quest is a fun adventure that will keep you coming back for more. Plus, who doesn’t love cats and puns?
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I recommend checking out Five Card Quest if you enjoy roguelikes, card battles, RPGs, or are just a fan of Rocketcat Games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out Mini Metro if you’re into simulation and puzzle games and enjoy dealing with the intricacies of public transit and city planning.
    • 89 Metascore
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    I highly recommend checking out Shibuya Grandmaster if you enjoy challenging puzzle arcade games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly addictive tower defense game. Its star-based upgrade system, paired with crisp artwork and butter smooth gameplay, will definitely have you soaking hour after hour into the game.
    • 89 Metascore
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    It is unbelievable that a game this complex costs only $0.99. It is worth at least three times that much. If you like adventure games mixed with arcade games, then you won't want to miss this.
    • 89 Metascore
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    This game is of exceptional quality and incredibly addictive with a stimulating new concept.
    • 89 Metascore
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    If you’re a fan of strategy and enjoyed Mika Mobile’s other titles, which include the Battleheart and Zombieville series of games, then this is a top tier game for your collection.
    • 88 Metascore
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    Severed by DrinkBox Studios is a captivating dungeon crawling RPG adventure with puzzles thrown into the mix for good measure. Think of it like Infinity Blade meets The Legend of Zelda with a dash of Etrian Odyssey. If you enjoy any of these genres or games, then Severed is for you.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are stylish and stunning on Retina screens, the music and sounds are captivating and immersive, and the controls are simple. The rules do take a bit of getting used to, and even after you go through the tutorial you may be confused as to how some things work, but I think the best way to get better is to just keep playing and observing how everything plays out. Card Thief is also a great challenge, and it will keep you busy for quite some time, so you’re definitely getting a lot of bang for your buck.
    • 88 Metascore
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    The gameplay is challenging, there is a ton of content for the price, and replay value is high.
    • 88 Metascore
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    The game looks fantastic, the sound effects are nice, and the gameplay itself is a fresh and challenging new take on the classic klondike solitaire formula.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out Galactic Keep if you are a fan of challenging and lengthy tabletop RPG games with a sci-fi twist.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are top-notch, the chiptunes are awesome, the controls are intuitive and optimized for the platform, and the gameplay itself is insanely challenging while being fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, if you're a tower defense fan, you probably don't need me to tell you to pick up this game. It's everything that you would expect from a sequel to one of the most popular iOS tower defense games, and if you don't mind that it is iPhone only, it's a must download.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you just want a game that will help you kill some downtime, then make sure to give this one a try.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The minimal design is aesthetically pleasing, the music and sounds are fun, and the gameplay is rather challenging. The physics engine is pretty realistic as well, so there’s no funny business here.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While I’m not a huge horror movie fanatic, the game is still incredibly enjoyable. I love the graphics, the music is amazing, the dialogue for kill scenes is hilarious, the Gorepacks are fun to watch, and the puzzles themselves are challenging. The best thing about the game is the fact that there are no in-app purchases, so even though getting all killers and Gorepacks is expensive, it’s great that you can’t just buy your coins to get them before other people. It keeps players coming back for more gory horror movie fun while earning coins to get optional collectible content. And while I prefer to keep the game in R-mode, it’s nice that they included a less bloody PG-mode to keep even the squeamish satisfied.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    As a big fan of Rauers’ other two card games, I am in love with what Miracle Merchant has to offer. The game shows off the distinctive visual style of the developer, and the sound design is well done. The tutorial explains all of the basics to you in a simple-to-understand manner, but the gameplay itself is challenging and requires some thought. There’s a ton of possible combinations of potions to discover and serve, and the goals keep everything fresh. I’ve just started playing Miracle Merchant since it was released last night, but I’m having a hard time putting it down. It’s just that good. I highly recommend grabbing Miracle Merchant if you’re a fan of Card Crawl, Card Thief, or just want some unique solitaire-style card game fun on your iOS device.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed other games by Devolver Digital, which includes the awesome Downwell, then you don’t want to miss out on Reigns.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend FRAMED 2 if you were a fan of the original game or just love a unique puzzle game with a storyline that follows the show, don’t tell technique.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its simple gameplay, engaging storyline, and neat visual style, WarGames is a blast to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's ultra simple with only one game mode, though there are leaderboards and achievements that add some depth.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great turn-based strategy game. The graphics are great and the gameplay is challenging, depending on your skills against other real-life players.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out Piloteer if you’re a fan of Trebella’s work, or just enjoy hysterical rag-doll physics games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend giving twofold inc. a try if you love a challenging puzzle game and are tired of the same old matching games out there.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend getting Dungelot: Shattered Lands for yourself if you love a good roguelike dungeon crawler that will keep you entertained for a long time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are familiar with Pokémon Snap, then you will know how Jurassic GO works, as the two are similar, but this title deals with dinosaurs, of course.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game has a beautiful aesthetic that is calming, the music and sounds are pure bliss, and the controls are intuitive and responsive, indicating that this was a game that was optimized for touch screens. The puzzles themselves start off easy enough, but then things gradually pick up and become intricate and challenging. It’s just a perfect treat for puzzle lovers. I highly recommend checking out Causality this week if you’re in the mood for a truly special puzzle game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend picking up Oxenfree if you are a fan of supernatural themes and have not played the game before.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vignettes may appear simple on the surface, but the game is much deeper than that once you start, and it ends up being hard to stop. Plus, the interactions with some objects provide fun extras, such as rescuing cute cats, time travel, selfies on a mountain, and more. They’re not exactly obvious, but part of the fun is discovering all of these secrets for yourself.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I still recommend giving Cut the Rope: Magic a try, but beware of the underhanded tactics that the developers have gone through to try and get even more money from you. If you’re forced to use a hint, just force quit and restart — that’s what I did.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SPL-T does not look like much, but it is a great addition for puzzle game fans. Don’t be fooled by the lo-fi graphics — SPL-T is challenging and definitely something different in terms of puzzle fare.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out Telepaint if you’re a fan of portal-based puzzle games with a lot of charm.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a fan of word games, I’ve found TypeShift to be a delightful gem among the recent flood of big indie game titles on the App Store. The visuals are simple and clean, the sound effects are fun to hear, the haptic feedback is nice, and the game mechanic is different enough to stand out among the word game market.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Seriously, if you like arcade-style games, then you will not want to miss this one.
    • 86 Metascore
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    One of the best games you can get for a buck.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of The Walking Dead, then this game is simply a must-have for your iPhone or iPad.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out Love You To Bits if you like cute stories and love a good point-and-click adventure with challenging puzzles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I am in love with the gorgeous art style, especially the subtle color swirls that make it feel like it’s alive. The audio is superb, and the controls work well for the touch screen. I also like the fact that there’s a powerful narrative that is told through the game but it’s done entirely without the use of dialogue or words, and is only shown to players through imagery that we can all relate to in some way. Personally, to me, these are the best experiences you could ask for. I highly recommend giving Old Man’s Journey a go if you’re into games with emotional stories and life experiences.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game plays beautifully and looks fantastic on my third generation iPad, and I can definitely recommend it to those of you who enjoy strategy games. You won't be disappointed with this purchase, guaranteed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slydris is fun and challenging, and I'm pretty sure that I'll be playing this for quite some time.
    • 86 Metascore
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    If you're in the mood for a fantastic falling blocks puzzle game, then I highly recommend you drop everything that you're doing right now and buy Dream of Pixels. In fact, if you can only get one game this week, make it this one. You won't regret it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend this game for anyone who is looking for a futuristic action game that tests your skill level.
    • 86 Metascore
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    It’s almost like a hybrid of Tetris and Star Command, yet it’s much more relaxing, hence the “meditative” part of the description. It features elements of base-building, tower-defense, and puzzle, all in one complete package.
    • 85 Metascore
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    This universal game is witty, entertaining, and engaging. It looks great, has interesting dialog and offers challenging turn-based strategy gaming that will keep you playing for hours.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The thing that stands out the most about this game is the beautiful artwork.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend this game if you enjoy match-three puzzles with RPG elements mixed in with real-time strategy. It’s just an incredibly in-depth game experience you just have to try for yourself.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend giving Powerpuff Girls: Flipped Out a try if you’re a fan of the franchise, enjoy innovative new games, or just like a challenging match-three or brawler game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I recommend giving Splitter Critters a try if you like puzzle games but want something that stands apart from the rest.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin is gorgeous, fluid, and easy-to-play but hard to master. It may be a bit repetitive, but it is still lots of fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out Chameleon Run if you’re a fan of challenging auto-runner platformer games.
    • 85 Metascore
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    With Super Mole Escape, think of Jetpack Joyride, except it is vertical rather than horizontal. This alone makes the game feel refreshing and new, already worthy of being in your collection.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a fantastic game. It is even easier to play than the original board game, although the concept is the same. Think of it as a twist on solitaire, only you don't have to play this game alone.
    • 85 Metascore
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    If you enjoyed games like Boson X, Race the Sun, and Power Hover, then you will love what Hyperburner brings to the table.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out Momoka: An Interplanetary Adventure if you liked titles like Soosiz and Swordigo, or just love a good platformer adventure to spend several hours on.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend giving the game a try if you want a zen-like puzzle game that you can play at your own pace after a long, hectic day.
    • 84 Metascore
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    The graphics are stellar, the music and sounds are amazing, and the controls are straightforward and intuitive. The mashup of match-three puzzle RPG and tactical strategy works out incredibly well, and the game is challenging with high replay value. The variety in mission objectives also offers up something new for each mission, so it’s not always the same thing for every level. And if you like a good dystopian sci-fi story, then Ticket to Earth has that too. And for what it’s worth, the RPG aspect of the game, in terms of character skills and upgrades, is surprisingly in-depth. Ticket to Earth is a keeper, and is one of the more enjoyable titles that have been released so far this year (and it’s been a good year for games).
    • 84 Metascore
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    This is definitely a fast-paced game, requiring quick reflexes and tactical skills. Call of Duty fans may want to give this game a shot.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing take on the zombie game that while simple, and perhaps without longevity, is full of immersive atmosphere.
    • 83 Metascore
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    I think it's great when a game has levels that may take a few tries to complete, because you aren't able to rush through it and be bored.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed Nano Panda, or if you're simply looking for a an action-packed casual game that's impossible to put down, check out Electric Tentacle.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a fresh mix and will keep you going at it for a while, because I certainly did try to beat my own scores several times.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out Lines the Game if you’re interested in a new zen-like puzzle game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like other Spry Fox games, Bushido Bear looks amazing and has relaxing tunes, and the gameplay is just downright fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re in the mood for a relaxing puzzle game, then this is a good choice to consider. It joins other great recent puzzle releases like Quell Zen and Dots & Co.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’m always a sucker for classic arcade game homages, and this is definitely one of them. I love the vintage pixelated graphics and authentic chiptune soundtrack of Mr. Particle-Man, and the controls are easy to get used to. There are a ton of challenging levels for the price, and like any real arcade game, there’s a lot of reasons to keep playing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hidden Folks is a wonderful hidden object game that is suitable for everyone and worth checking out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of action-packed dungeon crawlers that are inspired by roguelikes but without the permanent-death-so-you-start-over-from-square-one element, then Heroes of Loot 2 is the perfect match up for you.
    • 83 Metascore
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    I am a fan of free runner and endless runner games, and Polara definitely has what you need. Amazing visuals, captivating soundtrack, engaging and challenging gameplay, plenty of modes - it's all here.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The core of this game, though, is filled with fun and frantic gameplay. Being able to control the game's music is the cherry on top. This is definitely a cool and quirky game. Tower defense fans will definitely do well to grab a copy before Tadstock blows it up.
    • 83 Metascore
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    I highly recommend checking out Domino Drop if you haven’t already, especially if you love puzzle games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The visuals are breathtaking like the original, but with much more vibrant tones. The soundtrack is engrossing and adds to the experience, and the controls are easy enough for anyone. The original Monument Valley was a monumental experience for me, and this sequel only reinforces that.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend checking out Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble if you are a fan of Yo-Kai Watch or just enjoy fun and charming puzzle games.
    • 83 Metascore
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    This game is fantastic. I highly recommend it for anyone who likes shoot 'em up games, especially ones that are based in outer space.
    • 83 Metascore
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    I found the gameplay of Super Bunny Breakout to be a refreshing change from just standard blocks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend giving Sword of Xolan a try if you’re a fan of retro action platformer games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out Sproggiwood on iOS whether you’re a roguelike fan or not, or just want a challenging little turn-based strategy game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you are a big fan of RPG combat, roguelike progression, and traditional card games, then you are truly in for a treat with Solitairica.

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