AppAdvice's Scores

  • Games
For 547 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 32% same as the average critic
  • 8% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 84
Highest review score: 100 Solitairica
Lowest review score: 10 Pile Up.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 547
547 game reviews
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The minimal graphics are aesthetically pleasing, the music is soothing, controls are intuitive, and the puzzles can be challenging.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend giving Abzorb a try if you’re in the mood for a simple pick-up-and-play arcade game that tests your speed and reflexes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of other Crescent Moon titles like The Deer God and Almightree: The Last Dreamer, or just enjoy Zelda games, then you’ll get a kick out of Legend of the Skyfish.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s like a Fruit Ninja but with a much more serious tone and theme.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend giving Red’s Kingdom a try if you’re looking for a great little action adventure puzzle game for your iOS device.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out To-Fu Fury if you’re a fan of the other To-Fu games or just like a challenging puzzle-platformer. This is also a fantastic title for kids as well, making it an excellent choice of a family friendly title.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visuals are stunning, the funky disco music adds charm and personality to the game, and the controls are easy to learn (but difficult to master). The unique gameplay concept also makes this title stand out above the rest of the competition.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out Futurama: Game of Drones if you’re a fan of matching puzzles and love Futurama and need your fix.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I’m in love with the beautiful visual style, the music, and the challenging gameplay that offers much more than your typical infinite runner. The controls are intuitive and responsive for touch screens, which I am happy to see.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend checking out Peter Panic if you like Broadway musicals or just like arcade mini-games.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed classic games like Casey’s Contraptions and Amazing Alex, then you will love what Perchang brings to the modern world of contraption-based puzzles.
    • 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
    I highly recommend checking out Ski Safari 2 if you were a fan of the original or enjoy endless runners in general.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I love the retro style of Punch Club, the chiptune soundtrack is a joy to hear, and the depth of strategy and training involved to go from nothing to a hero makes for a fun, addictive, and challenging fighting simulation RPG.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed games like Sword & Sworcery, Machinarium, and Broken Age, and love something as quirky as constant rhyming, then you will appreciate what Milkmaid of the Milky Way brings to the table.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend giving Party Hard Go a try if you like stealth games that are dipped in grim humor and have never played the game before.
    • 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
    I highly recommend giving Sonny a try if you’re into action-packed turn-based combat RPGs that are filled with zombies and dystopian worlds.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re a huge Nintendo and Mario fan, then it’s needless to say that this is a no-brainer.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visuals are beautiful, quirky music and sound effects make the game even more fun, the gameplay itself is challenging, and the controls are responsive. However, since the game is a free download, it does make use of an annoying energy system (batteries) and sometimes the levels seem so difficult at first that it feels like the game is pushing you to get some in-app purchases to help you out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend giving Stagehand a try if you like fresh platformers with a modernized twist. There are no in-app purchases, but as a bonus, there are iMessage stickers included with every copy.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend checking out Heroki if you are in the mood for a fun and challenging action adventure platforming game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are beautiful and incredibly detailed, the music is soothing with whimsical sound effects, the controls feel natural and let you play it with one hand, and the gameplay is challenging.
    • 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a puzzle adventure that is worth every penny and highly recommended if you are a fan of the genre.
    • 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
    I highly recommend checking out Shooting Stars if you are looking for a downright insane game, or just love roguelikes and bullet hell arcade games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It does take some getting used to, but the game is fun, addictive, and definitely one I’ll be coming back to time and time again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoy turn-based puzzle games that are as challenging as life itself, then Road Not Taken will be right up your alley. Don’t be fooled by the cute fairy tale style — this game won’t be easy.
    • 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you enjoy match-three and tower defense games, then definitely give Zombie Match Defense a try.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend Dirac to anyone who enjoys challenging arcade-style puzzle games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This has been one of the most enjoyable titles that I have played on my iPad in a while.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I recommend giving Super Gridland a try if you are in the mood for a challenging turn-based match-three kingdom-building RPG.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics look amazing on Retina screens, the artwork for characters and battle sprites is well-done, the music and voice acting is incredible, and the controls for combat feel much more intuitive on touch screens. The game is also pretty generous with giving you the premium currency at a steady pace, but you can also purchase more if need be. The story is fairly captivating and there are plenty of other modes to keep you busy for a while, and overall the game is great for both newbies and veterans alike.
    • 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
    I recommend giving Journey Below a try if you like auto-runner platformers with a splash of roguelike RPG elements thrown into the mix.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game looks great, the battle system is fairly straightforward but requires strategy, and there’s a lot of content for free.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can’t get enough Final Fantasy in your life and don’t mind the free and social RPG aspects, then Mobius is a decent addition for your collection.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, I recommend checking out Into the Dim if you’re a fan of old-school roguelike RPG games and want something challenging this weekend.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend checking out Devouring Stars if you are a fan of RTS games or just want to relax while controlling pure chaos.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, I recommend giving Venture Kid a try if you’re looking for a classic, Mega Man-like platformer to check out over the weekend.
    • 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.