AppSmile's Scores

  • Games
For 595 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 12% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Glyder 2
Lowest review score: 50 Legendary Outlaw
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 595
595 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A faithful interpretation of the exhilarating game we remember from our youth, NBA JAM brings all the sound, fury, and raw excitement that one can expect from a manic, larger-than-life game of monster dunks and fiery hoops.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A thoroughly captivating, 5-Dimple winner.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The first iPhone game to make use of the Unreal Engine 3 gaming engine, Infinity Blade features stunningly-rich graphics, outstanding animations, robust music, intuitive controls, and some of the most exciting action we've experienced on our mobile device.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With simple controls, an engaging combat system and some great graphics, this game should please both casual iPhone gamers as well as hardcore RPG veterans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A port of a popular Flash game, Cover Orange oozes with charm from its animatedly fretful fruit to its clever puzzle designs that can sometimes leave you scratching your head.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A sequel in every sense, Gangstar 2 features the same name and style branding while introducing new characters, new missions, new vehicles, and a new storyline in which to continue your sociopathic criminal fantasies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A sweet combination of random track generation, old-school graphics, and irresistible "race again" temptation make this a fun title that keeps fresh try after try.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Smooth tilt controls and a fast-paced avoid-this, hit-that dynamic makes for a pleasantly enjoyable game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In virtually all areas Monster Trucks Nitro 2 goes above and beyond its predecessor. Actually, this is one game that may have earned a permanent place on our iPhone.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring multiple upgradeable characters that you can switch to on-the-fly (pun intended), a wide variety of enemy types, terrific controls, and multiple game modes, this is one polished offering that delivers the goods.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Following in the style of the original Blue Defense, Second Wave offers some additional control methods and a bunch of game modes to keep you busy as you blast invading forces and climb the leaderboards.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Using outstanding theater-based art design, terrific music, and enjoyable gameplay where several factors can affect the outcome of the battle, Battle of Puppets is poised to become a top offering in the strategy games genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Castle Frenzy has great replay value, and the inclusion of Gameloft LIVE for high scores and achievements only reinforces this. There are a good number of castle defense games in the app store, but few that have captivated us as quickly and wholeheartedly as Castle Frenzy.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Replay value is very high, as the game itself is perfect for killing a few minutes or a few hours.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Combining a clever backstory with elements from a bunch of different genres, Perfect Cell hits the right tone in creating a unique and wholly enjoyable offering.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most immersive and shockingly jitter-inducing experiences we've had thus far, Dead Space is what other shooters wish they were.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Using simple tap controls and beautiful visuals, Collision Effect tests your mind and you dexterity in an exciting way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gameloft continues to bring the heat with flashy graphics, rip-roaring audio, and some of the most exciting racing action around.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring a clever touch control system, a crisp and detailed interface, a robust single-player campaign, an awesome multiplayer mode, and terrific strategic gameplay all around, Starfront -- Collision manages to fit a fully-realized RTS gem into your shirt pocket.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A 5-Dimple stunner that has earned a permanent place on our iDevices.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A polished offering with simple gameplay, deep strategic elements, and tons of upgrades and abilities to acquire, Dungeon Raid will devour chunks of your life whole.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring Peggle-like gameplay mixed with a variety of alternate collection bonuses, Coin Drop creates a compelling case for a swift ascent up the app store charts.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Replay value is outstanding, as there are plenty of modes to keep you busy and a multiplayer mode to find human competition when the AI just doesn't cut it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A speedrun-style offering with polished graphics, a fun concept, and simple gameplay, Rocket Bunnies fires on all cylinders to provide a great challenge that keeps us glued to our devices.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A blast of nostalgia from days gone by, Hard Lines improves upon the winning formula by offering multiple game modes, multiple input methods, and a rocking soundtrack to boot.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Through its beautiful art style and engaging gameplay, Amazing Breaker easily distinguishes itself from the other app store stalwarts, poised to take its place among the chosen.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Utilizing a highly-stylized interface, intuitive controls, and plenty of tactical goodness, Anomaly brings both the noise and the funk as it ushers in a new era of iOS gaming.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    iBlast Moki was one of our favorite early iDevice releases, mixing sweetly-rough graphics with simple controls and timing-based, bomb-blasting fun. The sequel takes all of these elements, adds in a bunch of new goodness, spit-polishes it to a high sheen, and delivers it in an impressive package.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mixing elements from a variety of popular casual fare, Contre Jour manages to create a highly-engaging experience that delights at every turn.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring the usual Halfbrick spit-and-polish and a wealth of gameplay elements that keep things fresh, exciting, and painfully addicting, Jetpack Joyride is a terrific example of iDevice gaming done right.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While the original impressed us with its fun visuals, stellar controls, and flat-out addicting gameplay, the reboot takes each of these components to a whole new level.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An exceptionally polished action-arcade title, Bike Baron mixes precision controls with fun physics for a highly-engaging experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With its revamped graphics and the addition of multiple objectives to complete and multiple ragdoll types to use, Ragdoll Blaster 3 takes its engaging puzzler series to the next level.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Replay value is very good, as subsequent playthroughs give you the opportunity to explore areas you may have missed previously, allocate XP in different ways, and use alternative weapons and spells from your first attempt.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sporting a number of under-the-hood tweaks and a few nice additions, iOOTP Baseball 2012 remains the go-to choice for baseball fanatics and micromanagers.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is nothing like Spider in the app store. It stands on its own and stands proudly. Replay value abounds, from attempting to capture all bugs to unlocking all achievements to just having fun spinning webs and enjoying the spider's control scheme.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring Pixar-like graphics, simple controls, and plenty of content to keep us hooked, Zombie Carnaval is a surprisingly addictive and challenging affair.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring a stylish interface, exciting gameplay, and a pair of control options that work in tandem, Dynamite Jack is a fantastic offering and a joy to play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Years of waiting have finally paid off with another polished strategic offering that improves upon the original in almost every way.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Adding plenty of polish and online multiplayer functionality, FIFA 13 manages to make an already solid offering even better.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Chock full of humor and RPGish elements, Devil's Attorney is cleverly entertaining and a real treat for mobile gamers.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The fantastic action, collectible skills and upgrades, loads of quests, customization options, and ridiculously fun scenarios make this a must-have offering.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring graphics, sound, and gameplay that continue to push the envelope for mobile gaming, Modern Combat 4 is an engaging and immersive juggernaut that absolutely blows us away.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring gesture-based controls, multiple objectives, and a polished presentation, Joe Danger Touch is a terrific example of mobile gaming done right.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite reducing the total course count to nearly half of the original, Super Stickman Golf 2 has improved upon and enhanced nearly every other aspect of the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring up-to-date rosters, new Trading AI, a host of management tweaks and improvements, and the same robust experience we’ve grown to love, iOOTP Baseball 2013 continues to provide a fantastic product to diehard baseball fans.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring silhouetted foreground aesthetics, brilliant one-touch controls, and plenty of objectives to keep gamers busy, BADLAND is a standout game that we can’t stop playing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring tight controls, a randomly-generated pathway, and a strong “one more go” draw despite its fairly hardcore difficulty, Impossible Road is an intriguing offering that quickly got its hooks into us.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A natural fit for the large touch screen, we are beyond thrilled to finally satisfy our tactical fix on the go.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Offering more than 80 new levels, video replays through Everyplay, and a handful of new and challenging obstacles, League of Evil 3 is back with the same vim and vigor of the previous two versions.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Puzzle design is outstanding, with many later instances requiring extremely tight timing to escape certain doom. A dozen GameCenter achievements are available for a bit of replay value, and there is even an achievement for completing the game in one sitting with 5 or fewer deaths, which can be a pretty daunting challenge. This was our first experience with LIMBO and we were pretty blown away.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Retaining the same style and spot-on controls as the original, Mikey Hooks adds grappling hooks, more obstacles, and a damage mechanic that adds a great deal of challenge and makes the sequel a standout hit.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Eschewing the multitude of weaponry available in the original for a crash course in defensive driving techniques, Zombie Highway: Driver’s Ed makes up for it with missions, vehicle upgrades, and experience leveling that compels the player to keep on truckin’.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game oozes polish, right down to its menus where modes are chosen by using a ball to knock over a wooden box representing the desired mode.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While we enjoyed the very gradual ramp up in difficulty that kept the speed of falling robots pretty consistent, the presence of bolts and more specialized pieces as you get further into the game really makes you work to earn your high scores.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Levels are colorful and well-designed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that we finally have a great Zelda-esque adventure on an iOS device, the most talked about aspect of this game is Gameloft's use of IAP to unlock the full experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Replay value is terrific, with a variety of modes to enjoy and strategies to employ.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offering much of the same great gameplay that we saw in the previous iteration, Dungeon Hunter 2 also manages to slip in some nice improvements to bring us another terrific RPG option that should appeal to hardcore fans as well as usher in a new era of players.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offering a ginormous open-world environment with plenty of gameplay to keep you busy well after the holidays are over, Aralon has stormed the mountain and planted its flag to establish itself as top dog.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offering 4 different game modes featuring endless high score runs with the same well-implemented control mechanics we know and love, Hook Worlds further solidifies Rocketcat as the king of swing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taking cues from games like Super Mario Bros. and Giana Sisters, Pixeline brings a fun and adventurous spirit to the iDevice that won't disappoint fans of classic gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Spider-Man is a typical Gameloft offering right down to the weak storylines and questionable voice acting, it also contains the most important one of all: it's a polished, console-style game that's flat out fun to play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whereas popular rope-based puzzlers typically involve covering specific areas with rope or connecting preset points with a minimal amount of twine, Burn The Rope focuses on eliminating the rope completely.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Infused with equal doses of collection and avoidance mechanics, the quick bursts of a variety of game types will keep you on your toes and your fingers at the ready.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An accurate representation of the physical board game, Catan tasks the players with building settlements and collecting resources in a bid to expand their empires and collect victory points.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the promising elements of multiple warring factions, a variety of tile types, and quick-paced play, our ability to truly enjoy the fruits of this game were a bit constrained until we played a number of games and gained a clearer understanding of the seemingly confusing gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combining simple controls with a variety of game modes and an engaging comic-book style backstory presentation makes for a surprisingly compelling game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combining quick events with lightning fast cars and furious action sequences provides some top-notch fun and excitement that'll blow your hair back.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Using tilt controls, you must orient the tetris-like blocks within the puzzle area to create a safe path for the tiny polar bear to find the exit and continue his search for his mother.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a fun head-scratcher that requires outstanding spatial skills and precise slicing-and-dicing of the various configurations to successfully maneuver through each level.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring frantic gameplay, easy controls, and a fun crossover with League of Evil, The Blocks Cometh provides plenty of excitement to balance out the frequent frustrations.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Sir Lovalot doesn't bring a ton of freshness to this overcrowded genre, it does manage to win us over with its fun graphics, varied platforms, collectible items, and love-chasing storyline.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring intuitive swipe controls, elaborate level design, and non-stop action, Mirror's Edge was well worth the wait.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring outstanding graphics, crisp sound, intuitive controls, and heart-pounding action, Fight Night Champion is easily the best boxing game on the iOS platform.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combining Cut The Rope-style gameplay with Big Pixel's familiar graphic style, this has the makings of an addictive and high-score-competitive gem.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like its predecessors, Mr. Ninja is a casual timewaster that offers a fun challenge that just keeps sucking us back in for one more go at it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite changing little other than the graphics quality and swapping out some golfers and courses for new ones, Tiger remains the iOS champ and is worth picking up if you're a diehard golfer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Controls are dead simple to comprehend and work as advertised. GameCenter integration tracks your scores on 3 global leaderboard and there are 18 achievements to earn, too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Replay value is good, as the Endless mode should keep you busy long after you complete the Story mode.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring terrific level design, beautiful 3D environments, and tight controls, Gears may be a departure for the RPG-minded developers, but it manages to impress nonetheless.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A polished time-based challenge with engaging gameplay mechanics and simple path-finding controls, Burn It All is as compelling as any of the app store chart toppers we've come across.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After a controversy-laden development cycle that saw the game roar into the gaming consciousness like a lion only to see it peter out in the final hours like a lamb upon release, Snuggle Truck has retained its core gameplay and polished presentation without the stigma of making a political statement.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A point-and-click adventure at its core, Superbrothers seeks to create a meaningful and fulfilling experience in addition to a fun and engaging mobile game. Mission Accomplished!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The physics are pretty good and the graphics create a fun atmosphere. Controls are tap-based and responsive, and the soundtrack is mesmerizingly upbeat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring strange characters, challenging level design, and a unique control method, Foodies is an engagingly delightful treat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've ever had aspirations of helming a major league team and making any and all decisions about the operations of the club, you'll feel right at home with iOOTP. If you'd rather swing some pine and flash some leather, you're gonna want to look elsewhere.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Using a series of static images and simple drag-to-match controls, Play Kalei can be played as both a relaxing experience or a frantic speed challenge.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring a fantastic control method, sweet music, and a terrific art style, Bumpy Road is as delightful to watch as it is to play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While a stretchy cube of tofu isn't the most traditional hero, if playing with our food was normally this much fun, our kitchen would be a disaster area.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While most brick breakers are stale, generic clones of one another, Anodia uses stunning level design and an enjoyable Campaign mode to add beauty and replayability to a standout offering in an oversaturated genre.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite rehashing elements from other chart toppers, Rip Off manages to provide a polished challenge that feels fairly fresh and offers a highly addictive experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring one of the craziest and most colorful art styles we've seen, along with fun puzzle elements and somewhat frenzied gameplay, Kami Retro is as much fun to watch is it is to play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring fun challenges, bite-sized gameplay, and a new level every day for the next 1,000 days, 1000 Heroz will remain a fresh experience for years to come.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pairing the same awesome control mechanics with some crazy new environments, Flick Golf Extreme will put your flicking skills to the ultimate test.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring a cool hand-drawn art style, challenging physics puzzles, and explosions at your fingertips, Paper Munchers proves itself to be a surprisingly addictive experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A concept that feels fresh and fun, making for an enjoyable experience for gamers young and old.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most polished Mario Kart clone to date, SEGA's best-known characters take to the track with an impressive wealth of content that should keep gamers busy for some time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring dungeon-crawling fun, bite-sized adventures, and multiple character classes to use, Pocket RPG is an enjoyable experience that shouldn't be missed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    9mm
    Offering plenty of violence, some sexual themes, and more than a few dirty words, 9mm earns its 17+ rating and provides a highly-enjoyable experience for adult gamers looking for something a little grittier than your average shooter.