AppAdvice's Scores

  • Games
For 501 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 34% same as the average critic
  • 8% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 10.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 84
Highest review score: 100 Patientia
Lowest review score: 10 Pile Up.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 501
501 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Fantasy Mage is not a terrible game, but it certainly did not live up to my expectations. However, it’s a decent time-waster and a lighthearted game that could be good for casual players.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    However, while Baum looks and sounds great, the controls are a big problem for me right now, and I can’t fully recommend the game until it is better optimized in an update.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I would personally hold off on Tower of Fortune 3 until the developers make some fixes to the difficulty in the beginning of the game. But if you’re looking for a real challenge and are up to the task, then by all means, go for it.
    • 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.