AppAdvice's Scores

  • Games
For 332 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 9.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 82
Highest review score: 100 Kung Pow Granny
Lowest review score: 10 Pile Up.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 332
332 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 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
    The game itself is fantastic - it has a rich story with several big surprises, fun gameplay, and plenty of content.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    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
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is of exceptional quality and incredibly addictive with a stimulating new concept.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Seriously, if you like arcade-style games, then you will not want to miss this one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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
    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
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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
    • 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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
    • 100 Critic Score
    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
    • 100 Critic Score
    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
    • 100 Critic Score
    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
    • 100 Critic Score
    I found the gameplay of Super Bunny Breakout to be a refreshing change from just standard blocks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This app is absolutely awesome. It is worth every penny of the $4.99 it costs to download it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lili is truly a one-of-a-kind game. It's one of those titles that you just have to have, and though it's on the higher end of iOS game pricing at $4.99, it's well worth the cost. If you only buy one game this week, make it Lili.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite less-than-stellar controls, I recommend this game to anyone that is a fan of RPGs or classic arcade games. This is basically the Puzzle Quest version of Breakout/Arkanoid, and it's fantastic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The number of different control options seems to be a blessing and a curse.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You will feel the urge to beat your rival quite often, so you end up replaying levels until you can obtain all of the apples and maybe beat your previous score. The routes are always a challenge, and I assure you that there will be multiple attempts involved. I love a good trial, and Granny Smith provides just that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything from the central character being a lich to the obviously similar graphics pays homage to Warcraft.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like other Chillingo titles, such as Electric Tentacle and Cosmic Bump, Snail Bob features charming visuals and a fitting folk soundtrack. Combined with the fun and challenging puzzle solving, I'd say that this game is suitable for people of all ages.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The fast-paced action and cartoony graphics make this game a winner. But what else would you expect from Chillingo?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At first, the game starts off slow, as you would expect from any simulation game. But as you get the ball rolling, it's quite hard to put this down. I love the fact that it combines two of the most addictive types of games into one, so it's just that much more enjoyable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of destruction, blowing things up, and dual-stick shooters, then I highly recommend checking out iBomber Attack.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of side-scrollers and just fun explosions and chaos, then I highly recommend checking out Storm the Train.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has cute graphics and animation, and is definitely hard to put down. It is reasonably priced and, although there is a glitch in the control mechanism, it is a good buy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I found the game to be a real challenge, which seems hard to find these days. For $2, you'll be getting a retro game that you probably won't be able to beat too quickly (unless you're some kind of pro).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visuals and soundtrack are definitely reminiscent of the old-school RPG days, and I absolutely love the Penny Arcade humor in the character dialogue. The only other complaint I have about it, besides the small joystick issue, is the fact that the text in dialogue boxes can be pretty small, considering how much space there is.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the game is somewhat easy to beat, it is very entertaining.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This would be a fantastic game if it had better controls.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game starts out too easily, but the difficulty does ramp up. You're also able to choose from three difficulty levels if you find that it's too simple for you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you grew up with Crazy Taxi, you won't be disappointed with this iOS port. It plays well and the controls are almost as responsive as you want them to be.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Coaster Crazy is a lot of fun, especially for people who love RollerCoaster Tycoon. I've been waiting for a version of that game to come to iOS, and while Coaster Crazy isn't the same game, it's a great substitute.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's a lot of fun to be had in the game without spending any money, since you can find bux floating around and you'll earn some with every level.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of old-school Final Fantasy games, then you definitely won't want to miss Dimensions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trivi.al is one of the more enjoyable trivia games that I have played. The visual appeal and clean menu layout makes the game inviting to gamers of all types, and the competition factor will get you hooked after a few rounds. With both a free and paid version, there's no reason why you shouldn't hop in to the world of Trivi.al right now.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is deceptively simple, but really makes you think on your feet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This may be a casual game, but for skateboard fans it is so realistic it is almost as fun as the real thing. The best part is that you don't leave the skate park with bruises and road rash.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a word game lover, you will want to give Lumicon a try.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Breakout fans will definitely want to monkey around with this app.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like physics-based games, this is one for the books. It is strange and interesting. The puzzles are not too difficult, but have just enough challenge to make things interesting. Pick this game up for a tongue-lashing good time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of both Sonic games and jumping style games I'd recommend this one, but otherwise, save your pennies for something original.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Fruit Ninja, you will love Jack Lumber.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is becoming one of my favorite new social games, and I highly recommend you give it a try, especially if you love puzzle games already. It's a welcome and fun challenge on your iPhone.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stupid Zombies 2 features impressive graphics and a ton of levels (300, to be exact), but there wasn't enough new content to distinguish this game from the original, in my opinion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite an enchanting game, and it's a pretty remarkable combination of adventure, music, puzzles, and mini-games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My only complaint is that it is a bit short, but that is easily overlooked when you consider its low price point ($4.99) and its innovative graphic style.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A win for pocket casual gaming. It is fun to play, easy to figure out and cute to boot. Fans of puzzle games will enjoy the various challenges. The replay value is low because it isn't difficult to collect all three stars on every level. However, the price is reasonable and it is worth the download for the casual gamer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Flight has easily become my favorite game this week, and maybe one of the best casual games that has been released so far this year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The visuals are beautiful, the soundtrack is wonderful, and the gameplay is challenging, fun, and quite addictive. It's also great to see some new life in a classic game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a fantastic addition to the endless runner genre. The graphics are smooth and bright, the design is impeccable and the plot development is clever.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is a lot of fun and worth the download price of only $0.99. The missions are challenging and exciting for fans of time management.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of endless runners that are in the similar vein of Temple Run, then I highly recommend checking out Pocket Climber.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an interesting and challenging puzzle game. The starter pack is simple enough to draw you in, but difficult enough to make you want more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though you see all of the enemies from your vantage point, you still can't help but feel that another one is going to pop out and surprise you. That, in combination with the odd visuals, make this quite the trippy game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, if you love the spooky, mystery subset of hidden object games, you will love The Cursed Heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Amazing Alex is indeed amazing, and should appeal to any puzzle fan or anyone that likes games that make you think. Get ready to spend hours on your iPhone or iPad with this one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I definitely enjoyed Unstoppable Fist, with its fun mix of retro graphics, rocking chiptunes, simple gameplay, and an addictive objective: be unstoppable. And how can you resist a chance to be a character that looks like Brock Samson from "The Venture Bros."?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent take on catapult-style gameplay. While the 3-D twist might seem daunting or alienating to fans of the 2-D style, it's safe to say that the gameplay is just as engaging as ever.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They did a great job with the visuals, music, and easy to understand tools for making your on simulated world. If you are looking for a game that will reward creative minds, then I recommend spending some time this weekend with Topia World Builder.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I am loving the charming and colorful visuals in the game, and the gameplay is simple enough for even the most casual gamer. But the best part of the game are the challenging puzzles that you will have to solve.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As I played the game on my iPhone, it can be a bit hard to see where you're going if your finger is in the way all the time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Stop offers little changes to the gameplay, while still being a solid tower defense adventure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So far, I'm finding Motley Blocks to be a blast to play, even though the "account required" part is a bit annoying.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While I'm finding the game to be really fun to play, I think that the pacing of difficulty could be improved. It seems incredibly hard to really get far in the second stage, but I suppose that this is good for anyone who likes a challenge.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are crisp and look great on Retina devices, the music and sound effects are charming and humorous, and the gameplay is fun and addictive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is loads of fun and offers plenty of stunts to try out over and over again.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is beautiful, simple, and incredibly challenging.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Considering the large number of Temple Run spin-offs that have spawned on the App Store, it is nice to see that some developers know how to put their own spin on things.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Temple Run Brave was not the game that I hoped it would be, but I still enjoyed the updated graphics and the new arrow shooting mechanic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Left2Die is an enjoyable game, and should definitely appeal to iDevice-owning zombie fans. Even if you're not a huge fan of the genre, the game is packed with a lot of fun and action. For the price, it's definitely worth checking out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I found it to be rather fun and addictive, and while it looks simple in the beginning, it quickly gets difficult, presenting a real challenge. Perfectionists will spend some time getting everything in here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I should also mention the graphics, which look great. The characters are well designed and the levels are all sufficiently varied to keep gameplay interesting.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is all about reflexes and coordination, so you better think fast and make sure that Sugar Kid gets the least amount of harm done to him. I love the game because it's a real challenge, features delightfully fresh visuals, enchanting music, and how can you resist such unconventional characters? I'll definitely be cheering for Sugar Kid.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a learning curve to this game, but if you can stick it out and learn the mechanics of Human Defense, you'll be rewarded with a fun game that's quite challenging.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This new take on a classic RPG game is well worth the download. If you are a fan of quest-heavy adventure games, this will have your right back in the car on a hot summer day, trying to keep your brother from stealing your Gameboy as you fight monsters and save the kingdom.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics and music are also excellent, and really hit home for someone that grew up with the retro classics.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is a lot of fun. The graphics are cute and there are plenty of power ups to increase your point score. Stars are easily collected and, even though you can buy them through in-app purchases it is not necessary at all.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seriously, give this game a try and blast the limbs off of the undead.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tread of the Dead may have simplistic gameplay, but it's fun because it is one of those great casual games that you can pick up and play for just a few minutes at a time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its high quality graphics, its hand drawn comics, and its fun personality, Retrobot is one game that you won't want to miss this week.