AppGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 337 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Starfront: Collision
Lowest review score: 30 Dawn of the Dead
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 337
337 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game plays well and there's fun to be had from spraying the enemy's blood across the floor in varying ways, but ultimately Hero of Sparta II feels slightly vacant, as if something was missing from the formula.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So here's the thing; if you think you can cope with dodgy controls and annoying restarts and want to witness something of a minor miracle for gaming on the iPhone then Prince of Persia Warrior Within is worth downloading.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The level design encourages planning and more than just trial and error, the physics hit the spot and the graphics are well designed, but for anyone with an aversion for the hard sell within a game Jumpster doesn't do itself any favours. Retweet this!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For less than a couple of pounds you can indulge in your own Predator fantasies for a few hours. This, the satisfying kills and the detailed graphics save the game from being forgettable and make it worth downloading if you're a fan of the franchise.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of world building games who are keen to explore a bit more of the E.T. universe are well catered for by this garden sim. It may not be out-of-this-world, but it's a solid game with plenty to keep would-be green fingers busy. If I had to grade this, I'd give it a B-good.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shrek fans will lap this decent game licence up and probably forgive the odd control and camera issues in favour of the story and voice acting. Kids in particular will love this game, but for most of us older gamers the action will be over before the fat Ogre roars.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fruit Tumble isn't exactly original, there are a number of Luxor clones around and it doesn't really do anything new, but what it lacks in originality it makes up for in charm and colour.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great game and a worthy addition to the growing number of fighters on the iPhone. It shows that 3D fighters are possible and it's a great homage to the Dragon himself that he finally gets a game which celebrates his life.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What you should take away is that what you get out of the game will depend on how much you enjoy listening to music, and not much else.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV on iPhone can still be considered a success, and Capcom really do deserve a medal for pulling it off. I thought it couldn't be done, and I'll happily admit I was wrong.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether you get a lot of joy from this game or not will really depend on two things; whether you love Peanuts and whether you are either patient enough to wait for new items or have the cash to spare to upgrade faster. Those who are already against freemium titles won't really be swayed by this game, but there is a lot of fun to be had for people who like the slower pace and love Snoopy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With 20 levels in each section and 5 sections to get through, there is plenty of fun to be had with Moon Active's game. Though it may be a bit short for the more accomplished gamer, Bitter Sam is still worth dangling some cash over the App Store for.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Essentially, Sky Defenders does nothing new in terms of gameplay or innovation and comes close to being a blatant copy of One Man Left's popular title at times, but the graphics and extra powers do allow the game to create its own identity. If you're a fan of tilting survival games then it's worth checking Superplay's superhero title out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only the small number of levels disappoint, but the developer is promising that more updates are on the way soon. If you manage to fight your way through the stationary then expect to commence battle again shortly.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's certainly one of the best looking sports games on iOS and well worth investing some time in. I only wish NaturalMotion would work on providing a full match version of the sport with proper team against team play.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    House of the Dead: Overkill - the Lost Reels is short but instantly playable. It's a very cut down version of a much loved game and doesn't offer much in the way of longevity, but with some clever controls and replayability thanks to the focus on score attack it's still worth a look for fans of lightgun games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jazz: Trump's Journey is a high-class game that wouldn't look out of place on the PC or XBox Live Arcade. Whilst not quite rubbing shoulders with the giants, it can still hold its head up high amongst its contemporaries.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Give the game an inch however, and it'll steal a mile; Oh, My Word! 2 is deceptively good fun. Word-puzzle fans shouldn't think twice about snapping this up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately Stair Dismount fails to be much more than a quick five minutes of fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is fun to play in short bursts, and perhaps in short bursts it might last you a little while. If you like long gaming sessions though, it can easily be done in a few hours. Hopefully in future updates Strange Games will add new chapters that are a lot harder, and integration with Game center.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact that it plays well is icing on the already sweet cake, just don't expect a white knuckle thrill ride or to see any red shells. The fat plumber isn't even close to being relieved of his crown. Not yet.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dash over to the App Store and pick up this cunningly addictive game now for the miniscule price of $0.99. Guaranteed, once you start "RUN!"-ing (sorry, we just had to say it), you'll find it hard to stop those quick feet.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spirit Walkers is a lovely slow-paced adventure with a good story that will see you wanting to uncover the mystery of the Cyprus Witch and help her to change the past.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rock(s) Rider has it's fair share of faults, mostly in setting levels which feel just the wrong side of unfair and having a camera which is zoomed in a little close. As with every other game in this genre, the physics isn't as good as it is in Redlynx's title by a long shot, the bike is often far too light to seem realistic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only the slightly unreal feel of the physics themselves stand in the way of making this a perfect addition to the crop of physics puzzlers jostling for space on the App Store. It's still an enjoyable little game that's well worth picking up if you're interested by the idea of sticking pinball and physics puzzles together.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While other racers, or even a ghost car of your last lap, would improve the game, the thrill of building the best car and testing it out is enough to warrant a purchase.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the 2012 Formula 1 season starting soon I hope the world championship update is sooner rather than later. While the game looks good, I do have some issues with the game play, especially with the sensitivity of the steering.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With more tracks,more variety and more reason to go back to earlier races, Retro Racing would be perfect, but as it stands the game is still a great little racer that will remind old timers like myself of the glory days of the Amiga.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall it is a good game. The production levels are high, and I like it as a 'simple idea done well'. I would love to have seen a bit more though; perhaps some more unlockables, different food items, secret bonuses or something.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The occasional 'scary' moments add some tense atmosphere, which the game really relies on. It's worth getting, as it will last a few hours.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quite a smart little puzzle shooter. It lacks any real depth (apart from the 3 Star thing) so probably won't keep your attention that long. But it is quite a bit of fun while it lasts, and will kill more than a few minutes here and there as you dip in and out as you try to 'complete' the levels.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a free game, Crabs and Penguins is well worth picking up. Although it's only 6 levels long, it provides plenty of replay value in collecting those hard to find items and gaining stars on each level. It only falls short in the lack of an option to compete against other players, something a game like this is crying out for.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the control issues and a few odd choices, AXL: Full Boost is still a good racer that should satisfy most cravings for a Wipeout clone on iOS.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While you could berate Atari's game for being too basic, it's as much an asset as it is a criticism. Those looking for an update to the classic Asteroids will find much to admire in Asteroids: Gunner, especially with the agreeable freemium model in place.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rather mixed bag. When it works well it's an impressive game that far outdoes any previous FPS Gameloft have put out, but there are too many bugs and issues still around to make it a consistently good experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I still find it strange that I like AnimalPop as much as I do. It's one of those games you can pick up and play instantly, and can continue to dip in and out of for weeks to come.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those who love mini tasks, collecting missions and don't mind a more casual take on adventure games with little in the way of taxing puzzles, The Island: Castaway will happily entertain you for hours. Those gamers looking for something with a little more challenge may find this game lacking. That said, the initial game is free and it's worth visiting the island at least once.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The feature I most enjoyed about the App was the variety of enemies available.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, The Dark Knight Rises overcomes a few minor issues and provides fans with something worthy of the Batman name in a suitably shadowy Gotham playground.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not going to win any prizes for in-depth gameplay, but Knights of the Round Cable is a lot of fun and up there with some of the best endless games out there. If you're a score attack fan then it's well worth checking out.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Human Defence's premise, great cartoon graphics and educational aspect sets it apart from other Tower Defence games and creates something which is unique and fun at the same time. Only the lack of detail on the viruses themselves dampens the fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it doesn't deviate too much from the formula set by the original game, Caveman HD now feels like more than just a clone and is well worth a gander if you loved Lemmings.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a big fan of score attack arcade games with big colourful graphics then Afterburner is your game. If you're looking for something a little deeper then look elsewhere.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's no GTA by any means, but Gameloft have still managed to build a city worth playing in, especially if you have the new hardware to experience it in its full glory.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Tango Chase isn't the most graphically impressive title out there, it keeps things colourful and fun and will certainly appeal to its target audience, the younger age ranges. As a free game (or 69p with no ads) Herotopia's game certainly does the monkey business and provides a fun title with a cute hero.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blast Radius is an interesting take on the growing Tap Defence genre and the blast mechanic and upgrade system saves it from being just another game about tapping to survive. Though it won't pick up any prizes for style, it's still worth a play through and can get quite addictive once you get into the whole upgrade mechanic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But there is still the element of hand holding and the annoying camera which both prevent the player from ever becoming too attached to our hero Jason.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just not as good as we'd expected it to be. Less than meets the eye, you might say.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is not the game many were hoping for and may disappoint on first play, but give the game time and forgive it the cluttered menu and you have a decent original title that deserves a play through.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fairly decent fighter that manages to recapture some of the nostalgia for late 80's gaming. A multiplayer, arcade and survival mode help provide longevity, though multiplayer doesn't seem to be that robust and is pretty random.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a title that focuses primarily on the fun inherent in the concept of possessing enemies. Whilst it most likely won't be appearing in the top 25 any time soon, it certainly is not one to dismiss instantly. For your money, you will be getting a hearty slice of retro-styled enjoyment of the kind that is not particularly prevalent anymore.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vikings Can Fly isn't a long game by any means. The hardest part is always the start, where you find yourself with next-to-no help at all.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Escape With Me tries to add something new to the Labyrinth style of game and for the most part it manages this. The game's levels are well designed and fun to play, but aimed more at the casual end of the market. With three sets of levels, each with a different theme and new challenges, it's worth rolling over to the App Store to check this title out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Red Bull Kart Fighter is a game that takes an hour or two to really get to grips with, quite literally! Don't be put off by the initial difficulties, because once you have overcome them, the experience is enjoyable and starts to become heaps of fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those who are looking for a challenge in a driving game and love the idea of big jumps and loops then this new version of Fumes Stunt Racer now comes highly recommended.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Zombie Crisis 3D is like a B-Movie; it lacks substance and style in the game but makes up for it in sheer unadulterated zombie-killing fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, as the title might suggest, but certainly provides a fun, if short, challenge.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    RAGE is a real example of style over substance but entertaining with it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite these faults, though, Yoo Sports is a good looking and well put-together game and still offers good entertainment for the money, especially for younger players who won't mind about the low skill level.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes there are a couple of niggles but for the most part Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 is still very much the same, albeit cut down, game I fell in love with back in the day.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of Multiplayer is disappointing, particularly in this day and age when Game Centre can take care of any match-making issues. This, coupled with the controls not quite living up to their potential, let the game down but MMA fans should still get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Anooki Jump still has the same faults as any Endless Jumper, that there isn't much more than the initial jumping up the screen to score points to the game, the scoring system is robust and with Openfeint and Game Center integration and Achievements, those who enjoy beating high scores will be in their element.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed Dragon's Lair or Space Ace then Braindead 13 should be the next game on your list. It's quite similar in format and while not quite as good on the animation front, it makes up for this with a better control system and more freedom of choice.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Arkanoarena isn't Arkanoid, but despite the added features and the Steampunk influence, it does feel awfully close. That's no bad thing for fans of Taito's arcade game, but there isn't really much beyond this to recommend the game to anyone already fed up with the genre. However, if you like your blockbreakers and particularly if you're partial to Steampunk, then Arkanoarena may be worth a download.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic Dash is certainly a looker and it can move like lightning on the right hardware, but IAPs do hurt the experience a little for a paid app. Still, it can sit proudly as one of the top Endless Runners on the App Store, none-the-less.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the fan, Real Football 2011 gives with one hand and takes away with the other. It ends up being balanced in their favour thanks to game options, but only just. For the casual player the latest update is just as playable as last year's game but with improved graphics and controls. Whether you go for this or FIFA 11 depends on how important the game options are when compared to FIFA's more realistic looking game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's average, its standard, its borderline moderate. It's kind of a generic medium regular.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Volcano Escape has flaws, it's still a simple jumping game at heart and the challenge of beating high scores may make it worth going back to. It's one of the best looking games of its type, just not the best in terms of gameplay.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As it stands it's a short, quirky and somewhat disappointing attempt at doing something different. Almost but not quite there yet.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you go into Where Angels Cry for the puzzles and knowing that the game will be over in less than 3 hours then you'll find some enjoyment out of this title, but those looking for a good murder mystery should look elsewhere.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A valiant effort but sadly on this occasion it hasn't been worth the wait.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game leaves you with a feeling of mild disappointment and ultimately, the apathy felt throughout almost every aspect is what lets it down.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whilst as an entertainment experience Super Shock Football is lacking, as a direct conversion it has scored a touchdown.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its current price of $2.99, Tumblebugs is difficult to recommend over its cheaper full-featured counterparts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately your enjoyment of Hybrid: Eternal Whisper is likely to come down to two factors, a) how much time you're willing to invest in the game and b) your propensity to enjoy level grinding and skill upgrading.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So Aliens vs Predator: Evolution isn't perfect, but it is playable and pretty faithful to the franchise (bar using a facehugger as a helping hand on Alien missions). With decent graphics and 19 different levels, split between Predator and Alien sections, Evolution should give you a good run for your money.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Six Guns is a solid game with great graphics and some nice handling, but it feels hollow and bare. With no story to tie the game together and a freemium model that is all too ready to prompt you towards the store, it ends up missing the target.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With so many endless runners out there, Mini Ninjas doesn't feel like it does quite enough to stand out from the crowd, but the well designed graphics, use of different players and some nice power-ups still mean that it can be recommended to those fans looking for their next runner.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Without the freemium aspect It would be easy to award Let's Golf 3 with a great score, it's a solid game that improves on previous titles. With it, the game feels as if those gophers from the advert have popped up and made holes all over the golf course; it ruins the game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Breakout was a great game, I remember playing it when I was a little boy and loving it. It's just a shame that as the videogame industry have evolved, breakout hasn't. Compared to some of the games that have come out in recent years it just feels ancient.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You will find this game enjoyable if you are a fan of Two Worlds or you have never played this type of genre. If you have played tower defence games before, you may be disappointed to see another version hit the App Store.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With no levels to speak of, no great variation in theme, the game just becomes stale far too quickly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Don't get me wrong, it is a solid little game and most importantly it works. The controls, although not pinpoint, do give you enough control to get from A to B via X and Y whilst avoiding Z. And if you like puzzlers, like I do, this one will keep you entertained for hours. But don't expect any Wows from this. It ticks all the boxes above, but nothing more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I feel that this game could have been more than it offers and is a promising title for the future.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a game I wasn't too sure, but as a piece of marketing I thought it was fantastic. However, as I got through the harder levels I really did start enjoying this game as a game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just an average JRPG with awful controls on the iPhone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a few more modes and the ability to play from a particular level Cookie Rush could have been brilliant. As it stands it's a little too sweet and a little too short on features , but just like the cookie it's not bad for a five minute break.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, whether you enjoy this App will depend on how thick your rose tinted glasses are and whether you can put up with some changes in control system to take the touch screen into account or stomach the price point for some of the less technical games.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's fair to say those looking for the realistic game will want good physics and a challenge, the very things missing from Real Golf.. It may look the part when compared to Tiger Woods, but it just can't match the gameplay.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a multiplayer, bike customisation and a rethink of the boost system I could see Moto GP being a top racing title. As it stands it's still a fun arcade game for Moto GP fans, but offers little challenge or replay value once completed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the sport, can forgive a few control issues and don't mind that there are only basic defensive moves then NFL 2011 could be for you, but with Madden just around the corner it might find itself knocked off the top spot pretty soon.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With poor controls and poor graphics I would be surprised if gamers kept this on their IOS device for more than a few hours, let alone pay to get in-game items.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ultimately this game is best avoided. Technical problems and lacklustre gameplay have ensured that Iron Man 2 may be Gameloft's biggest fall from grace to date.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Don't buy the game expecting to get more than a half hour distraction, unless you're particularly swayed by colourful cartoon characters collecting colourful cakes to save their colourful comrades.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Chillingo's Superman doesn't live up to the lofty reputation of the man himself. It's playable, but nothing super.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I really like what Fallen is trying to do. I like its premise and direction -- it's just that the game is let down in its execution.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This game is a blend of luck, annoyance and more luck. With decent controls, or less of a shove to progress, this game might have been better. Unfortunately, this detracts totally from the rest of the game. If you complete all three worlds, you will, most probably, just want to put it down and not touch it again for a long, long while.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately SEED amounts to little more than a myriad of fetch quests strung together with badly scripted narrative and horrendous dialogue.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the game only feels like it's partly there. There are huge chunks of missing potential for me, each of which would improve the game; penalties for not sticking to the track, a better AI and different handling over surfaces are just a few that I could name.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    PES 2012 is a fairly solid game of Football, there's nothing seriously broken about it, but considering it arrives alongside its nearest rival FIFA 12, comparisons are not kind to the game. A control system that doesn't allow for enough fine tuning and questionable AI mean that PES2012 should be sitting on the bench this year.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a disappointment to report that parts of of the game are fundamentally broken.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Overall I would say this is one to avoid, unless you are particularly keen on Hidden Object games.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The colours and look & feel of the game are fantastic, just for me it lacks a little bit in gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's not bland or bad, it's just that the developer has done very little work to regurgitate this game back into the world.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Working around the controls is a hard feat although once you have completed all the levels that it has to offer, you do get used to them. That is if you can avoid throwing your iPhone across the room prior to the half way point!
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Clock Blocks is one of those games that, at the moment with travel chaos, can be a real time sink if you let it, with an addicting quick reset between deaths. Just don't expect a master piece of visual or sound.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The level design is interesting enough to make you think about how to get to the end of each level and the sketched comic book graphics which tell the story are very cute. It's just not enough to save the game from being just another generic platform game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With new rides appearing in regular updates, Funpark Friends does provide a level of progression and a goal system that some players will be happy to work through, but without the strategy that comes from balancing budgets or catering to visitors, it all feels a little empty.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This game has already been done before, and didn't need doing again.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For a big Star Wars fan who also likes Tower Defence games it's still a good bet that you'll get some enjoyment out of this game, but I couldn't help feeling that there's a better use for the licence than this.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There are a lot of issues with Capcom's latest iOS fighter; framerate, controls and those ugly graphics, but the game is saved from total disappointment by just being what it is; a port of Marvel vs Capcom 2.