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: 77
Highest review score: 100 Tiny Tower
Lowest review score: 30 Fireworks Havoc
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 337
337 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    iBlast Moki combines aspects of Rolando, Billiards, Litte Big Planet and Crazy Machines to form its own unique, engaging and fun experience and we would urge you not to miss out on it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Real Racing 2 feels like it shouldn't be able to fit in a device so small. Somehow Firemint have squashed every last feature they could think of into the tiny iPhone.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A tremendous accomplishment. It succeeds on every level, in fact the only significant complaint we can level at the game is that once the game is completed you can't go back and replay any specific level.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's arguably as good as Angry Birds, though it's missing the cute cartoon story. I really do want to know more about Om Nom and I'm hoping the developers see fit to add a story in the next update. Ultimately, though, you need to get this game. It really is the best 59p you'll have spent this month.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, though, Sonic CD is about as perfect a Sonic port as any fan could have hoped for. If you're looking for a Sonic experience on your iPhone then this is does the job in style.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although there are a plethora of top down racers on the App Store right now, I'd stick my neck out and say that Reckless Racing 2 is the best one out there, hands down, and will be for some time to come. Pixelbite have really nailed it with this one.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pudding Panic seems to have created a genre that has never been seen before on the App Store. Whilst being an action packed cartoon thriller, it is also a relaxing puzzler that doesn't demand too much from the gamer. A simple concept with appropriate presentation makes this a top App.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant entry point for others who have yet to embark on such adventures.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best feature, however, is the inclusion of animals which litter the course.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a £5.99 iPhone title though, GTA Chinatown Wars is one hell of an accomplishment, and Rockstar should be showered with drugs and hookers for bringing it to the App Store so successfully.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I think this is easily the best football/soccer app you can get at the moment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 13 turns out to be an incremental update from last year and yet, with all the tweeks and small changes, EA's game manages to become the world champion of the iOS football league yet again.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a vast improvement over anything seen on the platform so far in the shooter genre. More importantly, it's an engrossing and enjoyable game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As with the iPad version, Ant Raid on the iPhone feels like it was made with a lot of love and attention. The cartoon driven story and mix of strategy and tapping make this a unique title and a worthy addition to the RTS genre. The game seems to have only improved with age.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is perfect to play in either small parts on a journey or for extended amounts of time at home. The large amount of levels, achievements to collect and bonus items to find, means that you're sure to be playing this for a while, and with more levels promised soon this game is like an investment as it just keeps giving more content.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a game which is seemingly so simple in design, Jetpack Joyride is a rare treat. It's lovingly put together and charming to boot. The collectable Stash, Missions and the nature of the game itself all come together to make this an easy recommendation for game of the week, if not the month.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Galaxy On Fire 2 is a game that pushes the format further than ever before. Only the slight control issues and a few odd manoeuvres from the auto-pilot prevent this from becoming a classic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I love and hate N.O.V.A at the same time. To deny it's the definitive FPS and one of the best looking games on the App Store would be plain stupid, but at the same time it's also one of the most shameless clones I've ever played.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The whole game just feels like a perfect fit on iPad, particularly if you're sitting down looking down at the screen. With odd humour that hits you when you least expect it and a daunting sense of falling captured perfectly thanks to the interface and the graphics, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) is a perfect match for Apple's tablet.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It feels as if it's a step beyond Espgaluda II in terms of the depth the game provides, making it the easier of the two to get into if you're new to the genre or just can't take the massive enemy reign of fire that constantly bombards you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Coin Drop is our new favourite action puzzle game and I can see this game taking pride of place on my iPad for a long time to come. It has just the right level of giddy day-glo presentation, coupled with a great physics engine and addictive gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the genre already boasting some of the best iPhone games around, Kingdom Rush still manages to shine as one of the best Tower Defence games, even in this more compact form.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What Sega have done here is amazing. They've certainly created the best kart racer on the App Store by far and Sonic & Sega All-stars Racing is truly a fitting gift for Sonic's 20th Anniversary.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mirror's Edge is a very enjoyable experience and one that you'll keep coming back to in order to beat your best times. With just a few additions it would be perfect, but as it stands the game is still recommended for fans of Canabalt and the original console game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So Infinity Blade II isn't exactly a major overhaul of the original game, but it doesn't need to be. The additional elements and added strategy improve an already impressive title and yet again, those amazing vistas and detailed enemies manage to impress.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It encompasses all of the best parts of the console game but in a form that better suits the mobile touch screen format.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arcade mode captures the arcade game and various other versions, such as the Xbox Live release, perfectly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sequel has taken a simple game and turned it into something that matches the best the App Store has to offer. It may be a racing game that doesn't have any actual driving, but it beats a lot of other traditional racers hands down.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Jungle Run is a must have game, both for the simple but perfectly tuned gameplay and for the beautiful visuals.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can safely say that this is the best shooter yet on iOS and if you're in any way a fan of the FPS genre, particularly if you own an iPhone 4S or iPad 2, this should be on your list of Apps to own.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact that this is a completely original story which happens to tie in to the second game helps to make it feel far more than just a rehash of a console game on the iPhone. Thanks to the graphical flare, a fantastic control scheme and atmospheric sound, the sum of Ironmonkey's efforts come together to create a stand-out survival horror experience second to none on iOS.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a great addition to the Angry Birds universe, giving you more of what you had before whilst feeling fresh enough to warrant the small expenditure. And the best part is this: There's not a bloody Jar Jar Binks in sight. Splendid.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    N.O.V.A. 2 is big, brash and mighty impressive. If you're looking for the ultimate First Person Shooter on iOS you don't need to look any further. It's a game that should be in every serious gamer's collection.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another instant hit from Firemint, who seem to be able to do no wrong. If you enjoy a good line drawing game then I recommend that you pick this up straight away.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With 44 levels, tons to do and some great graphics, this is so much more than a cheap port of a console game. LEGO Harry Potter is a great gaming experience and well worth your money.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the lack of multiplayer is disappointing, FIFA 12 is still an impressive game in its own right. The updates from last year and attention to detail make this THE Football game on iOS.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Although Starfront is nothing new in terms of gameplay, it's certainly the best RTS the iPhone has ever seen and takes the strategy genre to a new height.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Delivers in spades. It reminds me of a more constrained Shadow of the Colossus, which is quite the compliment. For anyone who owns a 3rd or 4th generation iOS device this is an essential purchase.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's just a shame that Rovio couldn't have found a way of bring more skill into the game. It's the only thing stopping it from being awesome.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the series or just fancy a great Basketball game with a sense of humour, then NBA Jam scores a 3 pointer. It's Boomshakalakin'.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Origin8 have packed so many features in to this game and have really pushed for a more strategic approach that, even with the bulging numbers of Tower Defence games on the App Store, Sentinel 3 still stands tall as the leader of the pack.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fab little game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a game that relies on stats, Game Dev Story oozes charm and character. You will care about your company and its hard working employees, even when they fail you. It's this winning formula that will see you playing in to the small hours and possibly even laying awake at night, wondering just how you can make that one special game every developer dreams about.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great ambassador for the new iPad, but even if you only own an iPhone 4 or an iPad 2 it's still well worth a purchase. It's by far the best aerial combat game on iOS and should provide plenty of longevity thanks to the myriad of modes on offer once the campaign has been completed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music is amazing in creating an atmosphere for the game, the pixel graphics add a unique artistic level of flair, both simple and complex at the same time, and the experience as a whole is one that every iPad owner should try for themselves.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is far from perfect, particularly with the at times bland visuals and amateur looking character design, but these aesthetic qualms are too superficial for us not to whole heartedly recommend the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With two different difficulty settings and Crystal support there's plenty of re-play value when you've finished the game and only the slightly dodgy dialogue and bad humour stands in the way of making this a classic app.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anomaly Korea is a must for any Tower Defence fan looking for something a little different and it's a great sequel for any fans of the first game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The quality feel to the app and its addictive nature makes it an easy recommendation for anyone who likes puzzle games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Scribblenauts on iOS is as good, if not better than, the DS releases . With a low cost and some of the most flexible gameplay ever seen on Apple's devices, it's easy to recommend to both young and old gamers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a recently added multiplayer mode that pits you against a friend in one of five worlds, killing bugs for gems, which then can be used to unleash a swarm of bugs against your enemy and Game Center support to compare scores and achievements, Mushihimesama Bug Panic has everything you need to appease your shooter needs and is different enough from the other twin stick shooters out there to warrant getting stuck in to the bug squashing action.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I cannot recommend Tiny Heroes enough, its brilliant art work and gameplay is supreme in the tower defence genre. The only thing missing is a sound track, but it's odd that while playing this superb game won't miss a sound track at all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever and original game with a brilliantly cute character and hidden depth.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimate Spider-Man: Total Mayhem ticks all the boxes then binds them together in a big web of gaming goodness. If you're a Spider-man fan or are just looking for a great iPhone action adventure then pick this up now.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Badland is a joy to watch, listen to and play. At times the gameplay may feel as if it's dragging you along with little control, but a split second's tap can also make all the difference between life and death and the journey is certainly worthwhile.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cover Orange is well built and fun, ensuring that you'll want to continue past the stage where most one-trick physics puzzles bore. Add in the heart melting animations and beautiful pastel graphics and you have a winning combination.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the small number of tracks Reckless Racing is not only one of the best top down racers on the app store but arguably one of the best racers full stop.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bike Baron is a game that provides fun and frustration in equal measure, but balances these at just the right level to perfectly hit that 'one more go' approach. Fans of Trials style games shouldn't hesitate to pick this one up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So there you have it. 2XL have taken everything you loved about 2XL Motocross and jammed it into a new product while at the same time adding a whole host of great content.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It plays well on the iPhone and iPod Touch with a great control system, but run this game on an iPad, particularly on the iPad 2 as we were, and it works perfectly. Hunters: Episode One is a tense, thrilling game that brings the classic turn based strategy genre on to iOS with amazing success.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Die hard CAVE fans will have no doubt already picked the game up as soon as they saw it arrive on the App Store. For anyone else interested in horizontal shooters with huge boss characters and cute, anime style Angels, Deathsmiles is Bullet Hell from heaven.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is a pretty unique game that manages to both capture the spirit of the movie and provide a fun experience for gamers. What could have easily been another movie cash-in has turned out to be one of Gameloft's best games yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the perfectly balanced scoring system encourages replays, it's really the presentation, effort and generally cute 60's vibe that makes Whale Trail stand out, alongside that instantly memorable soundtrack from Gruff Rhys. Whale Trail is a refreshing blast of multicoloured fun that will brighten up even the darkest day.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There will still be those who complain that this game is a Zelda Rip-off and that it has no new ideas, but to me Gameloft have created a perfect new adventure based loosely on the ideas of a much loved franchise. Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden is a treasure among a heap of average adventure games, a mix of great characters, fascinating story and gorgeous graphics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bug Princess is another top class shoot-em-up from Cave that doesn't disappoint. It might not have quite the same depth in scoring as some of the later coin-ops and there are no extra modes to speak of, but it certainly hits the Bullet Hell spot.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shark Dash is a bit of a surprise from Gameloft. It has a nice, balanced skill level, bright and colourful graphics and is fun to play, all wrapped in a game that isn't part of the new freemium model. It certainly gives you something to get your teeth into.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Broken Sword 2 will last you hours, having all the playability of a full-priced PC game. It is the kind of game that could convert people who wouldn't look twice at adventure games, and is easily one of my most highly recommended titles on the platform.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hot Springs Resort is another triumph of balance between the hard nosed world of number crunching and cute character management. The beautifully detailed characters and scenery hide a devious game engine that will see you playing long into the night.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Galaxy on Fire 2 HD is one step closer to a full console quality game on your iOS device and a title any new iPhone 4S owner should have in their collection.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The playfield itself is, in fact, the real key to how this is a new direction for the series. In many ways, it defines the play experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is a title best approached as a pastime instead of thought of as a game, and for this reason it is impossible to score. However, if you know at least one other person who owns a device capable of playing this game, and the odds are that you do, then you should join in the fun as soon as you possibly can.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There has always been a reason that Angry Birds is THE mobile game, and that is because it does what it does extremely well indeed. My own personal iPhone has a folder for "Essentials" on the first page, and it is in to this very folder that I have put Angry Birds Space.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even without multiplayer, though, Hunters 2 is still one of the best strategy titles on the App Store and improves on the original game without changing those parts that made the first game so good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The beauty of this pricing structure is that I can recommend the basic game to anyone to see if they like it enough to spend more. It could be said that you're paying for a demo, but that would be unfairly cynical on what is a rather outstanding game to begin with.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great little game which will entertain for some time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fun, challenge, and aesthetics are extremely pleasing. There is something that always feels so right about shooters set in space, and this one is no exception.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Asphalt 7 Heat is a pretty full package that, while not being a major overhaul of the series, does enough to warrant a purchase by fans. It's certainly one of the best looking games on the App Store and you can't fault it for doing pretty much what it sets out to do; being a fast, no nonsense arcade racer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Darkside has a lot of content and 3 game modes that offer several different ways to play. It's great for a quick dose of asteroid blasting and the mission mode provides a more structured take on the twin stick shooter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Home Sheep Home 2 takes all the parts that were good from the first game and builds on them to create an excellent puzzle game, this time providing a much more rounded package. Even without the star attraction from Aardman Animations the game would be easy to recommend to puzzle fans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a wicked little game that will delight and annoy, and then delight you again. It is definitely one of those games I will keep on my iPod for a good while yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Run Roo Run takes a simple concept and creates a game full of depth, style and character. It's a perfect example of what can be achieved with a bit of imagination and a one touch control system.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tiny Towers is a microsystem in your pocket. It will take over your waking life as you worry about restocking items and whether your tower needs another foodstall or a car showroom, it may even have you waking in the middle of the night. But it does all this in such a cute way that you'll forgive it every time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Order & Chaos Online is an impressive and immersive MMO that Gameloft have somehow managed to squeeze on to a tiny iOS device. Its popularity is testament to the game's ability to bring a fully fledged online adventure successfully on to Apple's platform.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiny Troopers 2 may be a case of more of the same, only better, but this is no bad thing when it's based on such a great foundation. Fans of the first game and those new to the series who yern after then classic Cannon Fodder games should set their sights on this one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Seal Force borrows unashamedly from other games, it earns its own identity by providing a unique mix of gameplay styles coupled with a stylish look and sound that should earn it a place in your collection. Roll on the Seal Force TV show.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect but it sure is fun, which is why, despite some hesitation, the game has scored so highly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FarSight have done a fantastic job of bringing real pinball to iOS.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a package, Rogue Planet is worth every penny of the £2.99 Gameloft are asking for it.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My only real gripe about the game. You control the swing of the club by moving your finger first down and then quickly up the screen. You can add fade and draw to the shot by moving slightly to the left or right swiping upwards, which I found myself doing far too often. Maybe it's just me and my crappy fingers, or perhaps it was due to the screen size. I don't know, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Par Out Golf is the perfect answer to creating a golf game with a difference. It manages to mix genres while being easily accessible to everyone and containing enough of a challenge for long term gamers at the same time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Sprinkle succeeds in bringing something new to the table with the excellent water physics and the cute characters. If you've completed World of Goo and fancy another top class liquid based physics game, grab a copy of Sprinkle from the App Store and you won't be disappointed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from the awkward controls, LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes is a wonderful achievement on iOS, giving players a complete game experience that they can play anywhere.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone who has been patiently waiting for a Cannon Fodder style game to appear on iOS needs to snatch Tiny Troopers up straight away. If you fancy a new strategy based team shooter with a cute streak then this is the game for you.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far from being another throw-away licence, then, Fast Five takes the best bits of the movie and the best of other racing games and creates something unique and fun. Aside from a few presentation issues, this turns out to be Gameloft's best racer yet.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With 100 levels and a three star system that provides some level of replay to the game, SpongeBob's Super Bouncy Fun Time is a great addition to both the App Store and Nickelodeon's app catalogue.

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