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 LIMBO Game
Lowest review score: 50 Don't Die
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 595
595 game reviews
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With dead-simple controls, outstanding level design, and engaging graphics and music, Beat Sneak Bandit fires on all cylinders to provide one of the more uniquely stunning experiences we've had with an iOS title.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Much like their fabulous previous release Year Walk, DEVICE 6 sees you tossed into the midst of a mystery and tasked with finding answers through exploration and puzzle-solving.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Improving upon nearly every aspect of the original and including a load of new features, Reckless Racing 2 promises to be a huge hit among racing fans.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A concept that feels fresh and fun, making for an enjoyable experience for gamers young and old.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring a colorful and quirky aesthetic, terrific controls, compelling collection mechanics, and one-more-try gameplay, Ridiculous Fishing is ridiculously fun.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offering the same solid mechanics as the original with a handful of cool new elements, EDGE Extended avoids the sequel slump and gives gamers an even more compelling experience than the first iteration.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Adding plenty of polish and online multiplayer functionality, FIFA 13 manages to make an already solid offering even better.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's Retina Display 3D graphics are clean and clear, and the smallish level sizes allow for a tightly pulled-in view. Colors are easily distinguishable and animations are fluid.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Replay value is high, with the ability to replay levels to earn missing stars, multiple endless levels, and a good number of challenges to complete.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a myriad of mini-games and a ton of customization options, variety is the order of the day and Pizza vs. Skeletons has proven to be extremely hard to put down.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring futuristic worlds, robotic voiceovers, snarky humor, and extreme stakes, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! is an adrenaline rush in the palm of your hands.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a variety of characters in distinct classes, strategic gameplay, and an evil goo to vanquish, Squids Wild West builds upon the original's solid foundation and makes for an even more enjoyable experience.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring intuitive swipe controls, elaborate level design, and non-stop action, Mirror's Edge was well worth the wait.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the sequel emulates the original in many ways, there is a healthy dose of new items, weapons, enemies, and locations, as well as a deeper story to boot.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mixing sound puzzling mechanics with a dose of stealth gameplay in a very pretty package, SPY Mouse took us by surprise with its engaging reward system and clever design.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More a visual story than a game, Year Walk provides plenty of chills, odd imagery, and mild freak-out moments to go with its head-scratching puzzles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As much as we want to apply the 5-Dimple tag to this game, its lack of online multiplayer and leaderboards currently drops MiniSquadron to a solid 4-Dimple score.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offering tons of puzzles, simple touch controls, and a cerebral challenge, Blueprint 3D is puzzling personified.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Replay value is terrific, as returning to previously-completed areas can yield some nice surprises and secondary objectives may require a few extra tries to complete.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring the likenesses and voices of characters from the 1983 cult classic flick, as well as engaging gameplay, WarGames: WOPR creates an air of excitement thirty years in the making.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The soundtrack is charming, offering a fun and cheery vibe to the game. Controls require you simply to tap a minion to select, then tap its move or attack location. Hints are provided at the screen top to remind you of the selected minion's abilities.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A deep strategic battle for dominance among alien races, Eclipse is a robust and challenging affair that translates well to the touchscreen.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring stylish art design, deviously clever puzzles, and ultra-cute characters, Blast-A-Way is a fantastic new addition to your casual puzzle collection.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring beautiful graphics, smooth gameplay, upgradeable ships/weapons, and an intuitive and simple control scheme, ARC Squadron offers fantastic gameplay in an equally pretty package.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Replay value is terrific, as you can mix and match difficulties, factions, and abilities to create vastly different experiences when you play again.
    • 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
    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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Levels are colorful and well-designed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring an old-school aesthetic, pop-up interactive boxes, and a clever story that follows a pair of main characters, Gemini Rue delivers where it really counts.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring much improved controls and a more robust story, Lost Winds 2 is everything we could have hoped it would be.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring gorgeous art design, smooth controls, and heady puzzles, Splice is a bit of a head-scratcher that ultimately satisfies.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A thoroughly captivating, 5-Dimple winner.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hank's quick-burst play and interesting puzzles combine to form a fun, albeit short, experience.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Constituting a refinement of the Warzone Earth model that brings new maps, a handful of new elements, and a challenging Art of War puzzle mode, Anomaly Korea is every bit as engaging as we expected.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Improving upon the previous iteration in a variety of ways, fans will certainly take note of the greatly expanded single player campaign, the inclusion of fog of war, and the asynchronous cross-platform multiplayer mode with a plethora of maps to use.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its rough cartoon graphics, challenging puzzles, and fun fluid physics, Feed Me Oil is a solid gaming experience.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a building sim-style interface with pieces that interact with their surroundings, Megacity HD offers a cerebral challenge that rewards balanced play and thinking ahead.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A departure for the dev team, Slydris is a relaxing yet challenging experience that appeals to a much wider audience than previous dual-stick releases.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring fun-for-the-family gameplay and a seemingly limitless dictionary of objects, Scribblenauts is a brilliant timesink that's never the same game twice.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its stylish presentation, RPG elements, and engaging controls, 1951 creates an exciting combat experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Replay value is pretty good, as your results on each level take into account the number of coins you collected, whether or not you found the card, and a letter grade for your overall performance.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mixing elements of Plants vs. Zombies with variable path mechanics and clever AI, Tiny Heroes brings frustratingly fun gameplay to a medieval setting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An iPad-only release with picture book appeal and simple gameplay mechanics, Monster Burner provides both a casual experience and a fun high-scoring challenge.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A high-flying and highly-enjoyable experience, Air Mail allows you to take to the skies like few others.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Utilizing clever level designs and multiple objectives for each course, Rinth Island is a delicious slice of puzzling pie
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Using simple building mechanics, sparse hands-off combat, and just a light smattering of overall goals to achieve, Rymdkapsel’s gameplay reinforces its presentation to offer a clever and challenging experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eschewing weapons for clubs, Worms Crazy Golf features a quirky golfing experience using many of the familiar Worms elements.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
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    A 5-Dimple stunner that has earned a permanent place on our iDevices.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Replay value is terrific, with a variety of modes to enjoy and strategies to employ.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Replay value is great, as multiple solutions exist for any given problem and the content should keep you thinking for some time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Using light RPG elements and simple gestures to vanquish enemies one-by-one, God of Blades is a satisfying adventure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Less of a game and more of an adventure in existence, Junk Jack offers a rich environment to farm and craft to your heart's content.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring levels in the triple digits, creative puzzles, and a great light-darkness mechanic that dictates where you can and cannot go, Penumbear makes for a compelling offering.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Boasting more of everything that made the original so great, Kingdom Rush Frontiers provides fans with all-new ways to keep peace in the kingdom.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game features an appealing minimalistic style, challenging design, and dead-simple touch mechanics that provide a tantalizing experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An exceptionally polished action-arcade title, Bike Baron mixes precision controls with fun physics for a highly-engaging experience.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are really beautiful, employing a cool color palette to replicate the coolness of the water.