AppAdvice's Scores

  • Games
For 375 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 36% same as the average critic
  • 7% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 83
Highest review score: 100 Epic Meal Time
Lowest review score: 10 Pile Up.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 375
375 game reviews
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There needs to be more of a reason to compete, like earning coins. Otherwise, it is an interesting game for fans of word challenges.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is unexciting, the interface is poorly designed, and the content is downright boring. Though this is a free game, your time would be better spent finding something else to play.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Totem Tribe is more of a village management game, so those of you that have enjoyed other similar titles might very well like this one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The price tag is just too high for this type of game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game is fun, but it is a little too complicated.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lumigon has impressive graphics which are optimized for the iPhone 5, along with piano music that sounds like it was taken directly from Harry Potter, but the gameplay just didn't hold up for me. Still, if you're looking for something to play in short bursts of time, this is a decent game.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Home Alone does have impressive, fun to look at graphics, which makes it the perfect game for younger children, but this isn't a game that's suitable for adult players.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A challenging and fun puzzle game that has impressive graphics, I just wish it didn't take so many stylistic cues from Contre Jour. Still, Lost Colors is pleasing to look at, and the levels give quite a bit of challenge, so this is a puzzle game worth downloading. I would wait for a sale, though, as it is a bit overpriced.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not the best hidden object game I've ever played, but if you're in need a hidden object fix, it will serve.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This would be a fantastic game if it had better controls.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Galaxy Cat has a great concept, but flawed execution. If you have a stylus to play with, that could potentially make this game a lot better. It does have cute graphics and decent gameplay, so it may be worth the risk to try.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Challenge friends, or play against a computer-generated character in this fast and fun game of cards.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may be cute, but the gameplay leaves a lot to be desired.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like simulation games, this has a complex environment that will produce hours of gameplay. Just be prepared for the moment when you have to shell out additional cash in order to continue playing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a fun game that will put your puzzle solving and fine motor control skills to the test. Chances are you may get bored by the lack of variety before you complete all 48 levels, but at least it's free.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In my opinion, though, this game is not hard, it's just poorly designed. It actually takes little skill to finish levels.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you like waiting around a lot or enjoy spending real cash multiple times for the same game, you might not mind this one. Otherwise, I'd recommend skipping it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a fun game, but it needs some improvements to be a worthwhile download.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you like your games simple, you might enjoy Dragon Vs Dragons. For those looking for a game that provides hours of fun, you'd be better off looking elsewhere.
    • 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
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though this is a clone of an already popular game, it is still fun. No, you don't want to buy it if you already own SpellTower. It isn't as good. However, if you have not yet experienced the game this is modeled after, it is a fun word game that combines arcade action with spelling.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fairly generic shooter that tends towards being overly easy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For being so simple, this iPhone game is fairly entertaining. However, it lacks a lot of the little details that make a game feel finished.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If there were no issues with in-app purchases, I'd give this game four stars. It is not too hard to beat. It is probably meant for older children, maybe preteens.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    Everything about it looks promising until you actually play it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Little Tribes has potential, because it has great graphics and the mini game theme is decent (see Rayman Run for a game that does it well), but it needs some serious improvement to compete with all of the other amazing apps in the App Store.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The gameplay itself is great. I like having to come up with words as fast as possible. That part of the app is worth the download. However, players have no control over their games.
    • 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.