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 7.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition for iPad
Lowest review score: 50 rComplex
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 595
595 game reviews
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    • 100 Critic Score
    Replay value is present in spades, as the combination of strategy and luck make for a unique experience every time.
    • 82 Metascore
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    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.
    • 93 Metascore
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    Mixing elements from a variety of popular casual fare, Contre Jour manages to create a highly-engaging experience that delights at every turn.
    • 89 Metascore
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    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
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    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.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Chock full of humor and RPGish elements, Devil's Attorney is cleverly entertaining and a real treat for mobile gamers.
    • 85 Metascore
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    A 5-Dimple stunner that has earned a permanent place on our iDevices.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Using simple tap controls and beautiful visuals, Collision Effect tests your mind and you dexterity in an exciting way.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
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    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.
    • 90 Metascore
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    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.
    • 80 Metascore
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    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 100 Critic Score
    Controls only require you to tap the target centers, and they work quite well. Any time we've missed a bullet, we've been fairly certain that we didn't tap the right spot or we weren't quick enough. There isn't a whole lot of replay value once you complete the game, as there are no scores, points, leaderboards, achievements, or anything of the sort.
    • 88 Metascore
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    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.
    • 87 Metascore
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    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.
    • 90 Metascore
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    Adding plenty of polish and online multiplayer functionality, FIFA 13 manages to make an already solid offering even better.
    • 80 Metascore
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    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
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    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
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    Smooth tilt controls and a fast-paced avoid-this, hit-that dynamic makes for a pleasantly enjoyable game.
    • 80 Metascore
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    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.
    • 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
    The fantastic action, collectible skills and upgrades, loads of quests, customization options, and ridiculously fun scenarios make this a must-have offering.
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    • 100 Critic Score
    While the concept sounds strange, the unique gameplay and varying level goals add up to a surprisingly enjoyable game.
    • 88 Metascore
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    Years of waiting have finally paid off with another polished strategic offering that improves upon the original in almost every way.
    • 89 Metascore
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    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
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    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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
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    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’.
    • 85 Metascore
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    An exceptionally polished action-arcade title, Bike Baron mixes precision controls with fun physics for a highly-engaging experience.
    • 85 Metascore
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    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
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    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
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    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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring super-creepy visuals, spine-tingling audio, and several genuinely startling moments, Indigo Lake makes for a fantastic spooky experience at just the right time of year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the addition of a playable female protagonist, a greatly expanded game world, collectible ingredients for enhancement potions, and a richer storyline, Infinity Blade III retains all of the fantastic elements of the first two offerings while managing to improve in fun new ways. We’ll be quite disappointed if this truly is Infinity Blade’s swan song, as each iteration has been decidedly better than its predecessor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Replay value is good, as you'll likely need a few retries to hit upon the 3-feather solutions for all levels. Once you have, though, there isn't a lot to draw you back in, except to solve puzzles faster to raise your scores.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While remaining very similar to its predecessor, the Puss In Boots version brings with it an exciting new game mode that makes the sequel a worthwhile pick-up.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mirroring the style of the graphic novels and utilizing the actual characters in a fun way, The Walking Dead: Assault is a competent, fun addition to the genre and an obvious purchase for fans of the series.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With cute characters, simple controls, and a variety of ways to rack up points and earn stars, Webbies is a family-friendly offering that does what it does very well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the addition of unlockable, upgradeable weapons, consumable abilities, new environments, a huge variety of unique enemies, and the capability of cramming up to 150 baddies on-screen at once, Minigore 2: Zombies is more than just a reskinning of an old classic.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring your favorite characters, retro visuals, and lightning fast speeds, Sonic CD is a particularly well-developed port that easily exceeds our expectations.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A spot-on port of the game that inspired Muffin Knight, Super Crate Box features a retro pixel look, a plethora of weapons, and outstanding touch controls to create a challenging yet thrilling experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Surprisingly good.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A cross between Plants vs. Zombies and Axe in Face, High Voltage Software’s Zoombies is an engaging challenge that has taken us quite by surprise.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A concept that feels fresh and fun, making for an enjoyable experience for gamers young and old.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Developed by Wicked Witch and published by Chillingo, Catapult King marries the popular "flinging-and-flattening" gameplay with a slick 3D presentation that, once again, manages to occupy a significantly greater portion of my attention than expected.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite feeling less like a sequel and more like a healthy update, we always welcome additional content and gameplay elements in any form, especially when the gameplay is as enjoyable as this.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A colorful top-down affair featuring fun gameplay tactics, easy controls, and a quirky story, Robbery Bob offers a decent challenge that manages to delight along the way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring strange characters, challenging level design, and a unique control method, Foodies is an engagingly delightful treat.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring building mechanics mixed with fluid dynamics, timing aspects, and efficiency requirements, Eager Beaver is poised to be the next big mobile puzzler.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring a cool retro style and an expansive world to explore, Pilot's Path creates a casual experience with wide appeal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With terrific visuals, impressive voice acting, an engaging story, and choices with long-ranging effects, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more intriguing mobile adventure title than this apocalyptic tale.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring an updated graphical interface, a loose storyline, and lots of zombies, weapons, and perks of varying powers to mix-and-match, King Cashing 2 offers an even deeper take on its already addicting gameplay.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Coinciding with the big tournament, Euro Soccer brings updated rosters, crisper animations, and the same quality soccer action that makes First Touch a stand out developer.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring the same great play as its iPhone counterpart, Silverfish MAX makes terrific use of the larger screen and adds Bluetooth controller support to boot.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring a couple of intriguing new gameplay elements and the same terrific presentation that has spawned a slew of GUI look-alikes, Cut The Rope: Experiments delivers another solid set of levels to challenge fans of the cute green monster.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring beautiful graphics, realistic animations, and improved controls, FIFA 12 is the first serious contender to challenge First Touch Soccer for iOS football supremacy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its early-20th century aesthetic, awesome soundtrack, and solid gameplay mechanics, JAZZ finds a winning combination with great appeal.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Similar in style to Rodeo’s previously-released Hunters series, Warhammer Quest offers outstanding visuals, challenging battles, and deep strategic gameplay.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Formerly Lost Company, this polished and newly-monikered offering provides a great cerebral challenge and enough variety to keep you strategizing for some time to come.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Swapping out zombies for vampires and adding some particularly impressive visuals to the mix, Fangz is an exciting release during a rather dull week.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring simple, one-touch gameplay and a ton of levels at launch, Aiko Island is a great option for casual game fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Replay value is great, as you'll constantly be experiencing tracks that you've never seen before.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring tons of levels and brilliant gameplay, Score! Classic Goals typifies the "easy to pick up, hard to put down" characterization of many mobile offerings.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Noteworthy for its cool mechanic that instantly swaps first-person and top-down viewpoints whenever the mood hits, Strike Team has our full attention.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Packed with tons of improvements, including sharper visuals and even more players in their outstanding multiplayer offering, Fallen Nation bring the iDevices even closer to emulating their console brethren.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring an interesting story line, tons of levels, simple controls, and cool artwork, the only curse we found was the amount of space it takes up on an iDevice.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offering tons of puzzles, simple touch controls, and a cerebral challenge, Blueprint 3D is puzzling personified.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring intense battles, resource micro-management, and plenty of upgrades and options, Heroes and Castles is a force to be reckoned with.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brutally fun and painfully addictive.
    • 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.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Using a cute art style reminiscent of Cut The Rope and simple tap controls, Float is as fun to watch as it is to play.