AppAdvice's Scores

  • Games
For 648 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 30% same as the average critic
  • 8% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 85
Highest review score: 100 Blitz Breaker
Lowest review score: 10 Pile Up.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 648
648 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Glowish is a fantastic brain teaser puzzle that I've fallen in love with over the past few days. The design is bubbly and cute, and the music is soothing. While there's no tutorial to show you how to play, it's not needed and fairly straightforward. The puzzles definitely make me think, and having randomly generated ones is a nice addition. As a big fan of puzzle games, Glowish is one that I'll be returning to time and time again for some relaxation time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As someone who enjoys all kinds of puzzle games, I find TENS! to be rather refreshing. It's a new approach to Sudoku, and it's much more fun and straightforward. The default color theme is fine with me, but it's nice that there are plenty of other options available if you're seeking a particular theme (there are sports ones) or color. TENS! is proving to be rather addictive, and I'm going to look into purchasing the Expert mode later on. It's gorgeous, challenging, and addictive. I just wish that the ads weren't so annoying.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As a fan of platformer games, Cat Bird! is definitely one to try out. The game offers up cute visuals, great music, and is simple to play while offering up a challenge. I do wish that there was an option for customizing the button positioning, as I believe that would help me be more accurate. Regardless, the game is fun and delightful, even with the occasional ad.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Despite the flaws, I'm seriously having a great time with Battlejack. I'm a big Blackjack and RPG fan, so this is a mashup that I fell in love with immediately. I'm enjoying the fun art style, and the game mechanics are easy enough for anyone to understand. The difficulty does pick up once you hit the third area, but that just adds to the challenge. I wish that the game menus weren't so cluttered, though, and I'm not the biggest fan about the timers, but I'm willing to put up with it for now.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the flaws, I'm finding Dice Mage 2 incredibly fun to play. I always love pixel art, so the graphics are delightful to see. The music and sound effects are also fun to hear, and the combination of luck and planning makes for a distinctive gameplay mechanic. I can see myself coming back to this one for a long time — it's perfect for short burst gaming sessions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Like many, I am a big fan of the first Super Phantom Cat, so I'm glad to see the sequel finally available on the App Store. Despite the free-to-play route that the developers decided to take, I still find the game fun to play, and it's rather challenging. Plus, I'm in love with the graphics and delightful music, and I can't resist a game full of sweet kitties. After trying the game out, I think it's worth plopping down a few bucks to get rid of the energy system and ads for a more enjoyable experience.
    • 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?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you’re searching for a relaxing but stimulating puzzle game, then Neo Angle is a good option to consider. I’m enjoying it myself as a big puzzle fan. The retro graphics are fun to look at, and the music is delightful. The tutorial explains all of the basics to you, though it’s still pretty straightforward even without it. I do hope that the controls get a bit of refinement and an undo button is added in the future. Still, Neo Angle is a nice game for those who enjoy logic problems.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Vista Golf, despite the flaws in physics, is still enjoyable and downright fun entertainment. I love the minimal graphics because they still feel elegant and look great, the music is a delight, and the controls are simple to learn. Having new courses to look forward to each week means more reason to keep playing, plus infinite mode is a great way to relax. I just hope that the physics gets refined in an update to be more accurate and predictable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Galaxy of Pen & Paper does have some flaws in terms of customization options, it’s still an enjoyable game. I love the pixel art style and the chiptunes are fantastic. There is plenty of content in the game to go through, so this is a title I’ll be playing for a while. The dialogue is humorous, the battle system is fairly streamlined, and it’s overall quite challenging. I’d recommend giving Galaxy of Pen & Paper a try if you’re into D&D or role-playing games in general.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    When I first saw Linelight at GDC, I was intrigued. The moment I picked up the controller and played it, I fell in love. Now that it’s on iOS, I am in love yet again. The game is pretty much perfect with the exquisite design, calming music, and the controls work out nicely. I was a bit worried about how the control scheme would translate to mobile, but it just feels natural. The puzzles are fun, addictive, and more challenging as you advance. There is a ton of content and replay value, so you are getting your money’s worth here.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Since this is my first Layton game, I do not have previous knowledge of the series before I dove into this one. However, as a complete newbie, I’m enjoying it highly so far. The puzzles are a bit tricky but do make me think. The visual style and animations look fantastic. Even as a newcomer, I’m finding the characters to be full of fun and charm. I found the story captivating and immersive from the get-go too, which doesn’t always happen.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a big fan of word games, Sidewords is one I’m truly enjoying so far. I love the simple and clean aesthetic, and the sound effects are fun to listen to while playing. The word and logic elements mashed together create a special experience that I’ve never seen before in a word game, which is refreshing. Sidewords is definitely one game that should be in everyone’s game collection. I recommend giving Sidewords a try if you’re into either word or logic puzzles.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Honestly, I was hoping that Glyph Quest Chronicles was going to be a paid game, so I’m a bit disappointed that it went the freemium route. However, it’s still an enjoyable game, just a bit more grindy than I was expecting. The art style is cute and charming, the music is delightful, controls are intuitive, and the complex strategies involved make this game much more challenging than you’d originally think. The replay value is high, and I’ll be returning to this one for a while.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As someone who loves puzzles and interesting mashups, Laps - Fuse definitely fits the bill. The game has exquisite visuals and delightful sounds, and one-touch controls are simple to pick up but the gameplay is hard to master. There’s definite replay value here, so this is a title I’ll be coming back to time after time for a quick gaming fix.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    As a big fan of music and puzzle games, I am in love with Resynth. The game’s minimalist aesthetic is just what I like to see in mobile games, and the colors are fantastic. The synth-pop and electronic tracks and sound effects are delightful to my ears. I can see myself playing this for a while just because of the music. Controls are easy to follow, and overall, the game mechanic and concept is straightforward. I believe that the additional level packs are well worth the dollar, and I hope to see even more content sooner rather than later. And having iCloud game saves is great, because I’ll never lose my progress when I move between iOS devices.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I get stressed out easily, so the fast-paced hack-n-slash action of Super Samurai Rampage is just what I need most of the time. As a child who grew up with pixelated games, I love the detailed art style and music. Controls are simple but take a bit of practice to master, and the gameplay mechanic is downright fun. And with the unlock method for the other stages, there’s plenty of reason for me to keep coming back to this game. I highly recommend giving Super Samurai Rampage a try if you’re in the mood for a fun and action-packed samurai slasher.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game features an awesome aesthetic, the music gets the blood pumping, and the gameplay mechanics are different enough to make the game stand out on its own. Controls take a bit of getting used to but work well in the end. And as far as replay value goes, Star Vikings Forever has a ton of it, so you get your moneys worth. I recommend Star Vikings Forever to anyone who is looking for a lengthy puzzle RPG adventure with a lot of replay value.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The game has a lot of replay value with the amount of content, and always having a fresh new experience is satisfying. As someone who grew up with classic games, I love the vintage pixel art style, and the chiptunes are amazing. Controls are simple and easy to learn, and the game is fairly challenging but still accessible to everyone. It’s definitely a game to have if you’re a roguelike RPG fan.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the Futurama franchise, this is definitely a must-have game. If not, you might not understand many of the nuances or character interactions. The game doesn't provide any real back-story, expecting you to already know about Bender's attitude towards human women (especially Amy Wong) and why other characters behave the way they do. With that said, the game can be enjoyed even without that understanding. It's a fun game, if you're willing to invest more than just time into it. You also have to be willing to endure a lot of repetition.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Missile Cards is a fun and interesting hybrid game that I’ve been looking forward to for a while. As a fan of pixelated aesthetics, the graphics bring a sense of nostalgia for me, and the chiptunes are wonderful. Controls are easy, since all you do is tap and drag cards around into their proper slots, and the gameplay mechanic is challenging, fun, and rather addictive once you get the hang of things. The missions that you must complete give you a goal to strive for, as well as high score chasing. If you like mashup games, then Missile Cards is definitely one to have in your collection.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Swing King & The Temple of Bling is a cute and fun little action puzzle game that is sure to captivate many. I love the modernized pixelated style, and the chiptunes are downright fun. The controls are clearly designed for touch screens, and that means that this game can be played anywhere, even while you’re waiting in line at the store. I’m not a big fan of the checkpoint system, but at least the coins are plentiful and it’s not that hard to get at least 10, so it’s not a big deal.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Art of Conquest features wonderful graphics and animations, and it plays nicely. I actually prefer it over other similar titles, and love amassing hundreds of units that I can deploy in battle. Its only drawback is the freemium nature of the game, using in-app purchases to help feed your army and speed up your troop recruitment and training.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game looks breathtaking, especially if you appreciate minimalistic vector graphics, and the music is a joy to listen to. As a fan of Metroidvania games, I’m sad to see the lack of them in the App Store, so forma.8 GO is a pleasant surprise in recent weeks. I’m a bit surprised at how big the map is, and the controls require a bit of practice to get the hang of things, but it just feels right after you get used to it. I’ve barely scratched the surface of the game, and I look forward to playing it even more when I have the opportunity to do so.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Mr Future Ninja is a good game for those who like stealth, puzzle, and platforming games all combined into one title. I fell in love with this game as soon as I saw the unique visual style, and I’m not disappointed in that area. The gameplay is fun too, and rather challenging as you get further along in the game. I just wish that the controls were better, and it wasn’t so short. I’d recommend this game if you don’t mind the shorter length, and also enjoy stealthy puzzle games with a dash of platforming mechanics. But if you prefer to get games that give you the most bang for your buck, then I’d look elsewhere.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Art of Gravity is a gem for any physics-based puzzle game fan’s collection. The game not only looks good with the voxel-style graphics, but it has soothing music and realistic sound effects that just add a layer of depth to the game. Controls are simple enough, and not having the game tell you how everything works is a selling point, because it’s so much more rewarding that way once you figure something out. The flaws I’ve mentioned are something that the developer should think about optimizing in future updates, but this is still a solid game that deserves a spot on your device.

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