AppSpy's Scores

  • Games
For 1,836 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Rocket Bunnies
Lowest review score: 20 Bloody Hell !!
Score distribution:
1,836 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Armada - Galactic War has been developed from the ground-up for the iPhone and its speed and streamlined simplicity clearly shine through, but its basic gameplay is double-edged and might put off veteran RTS fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This retro take on the bullet hell genre might be hard to get the hang of, but it will keep you coming back for more.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Blast Off is fun while it lasts, but you'll quickly move on to other galaxies once you're done.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can put up with the unresponsive controls, you will find a very well made Action RPG for your iphone.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    MapleStory Thief Edition is a great game for those who just can't get enough of their platforming, beat'em-up action, but try the free version before diving in to this paid one.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the movie or comic book character might take exception to Tony Stark's portrayal in the Iron Man 2 game, but there are still some amusing moments despite the game's fairly limited content.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More features for 'RISK: The Official Game' would have been nice, but it's otherwise a solid RISK title with no more than the basics you need to get going.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Devil May Cry 4 refrain is chock-full of monsters to beat down, just don't expect anything deeper; the bare minimums for a 3D brawler have been met, but it's a complete let-down for the series as a whole.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hysteria Project 2 is like that moment in a film where a cat jumps out of the dark, scaring a character while hissing before leaving the frame; it's short, it gets your adrenaline pumping, but you can't help but feel stupid for falling for the same trick again.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Etolis: Arena is a weak twin-stick shooter that suffers thanks to numerous small flaws and odd design choices.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fumes Stunt Racer breathes new life in to a classic game, however more than a splash of paint and tilt controls are needed to make it appealing to a broader audience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Red Star is a decent adaption of a great beat'em up title that pushes the limits of the current generation iDevices and seriously tests your hardcore gaming skills.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Zombie Crisis 3D is no House of the Dead, but it shares the same style and jump-in-your-face action that makes it such a fun game to play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pigeon Squadron goes a little too far in offering value for money, squeezing players through 45 missions that could have been tightened up to make the story work a little better.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the set up for Flick Bowling 2 might be strange, it provides some entertainment for an otherwise standard bowling game and the improvement from their previous game is evident.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fox Vs Duck is a relaxing, simple game that will elicit both joy and horror. The fate of the ducklings is in your hands.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What you see is what you get with Funkyball Worlds - it's an elegant physics platformer that's pretty to watch and fun to finish.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dive-bombing and sailing through the air as Murdoc in 'Gorillaz - Escape to Plastic Beach' is a fun, albeit brief experience for fans to check out.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gravity Runner is certainly a fun title to jump in to, but unless you can stomach the constant failure it's a hard game to love.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A true platforming classic and having a version you can play on the go is great, but the controls leave a lot to be desired.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's hard to say who 'Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time' is for; fans are liable to balk at the sterile world and those unfamiliar with the series will find the unexplained characters and set-pieces frustrating - it's still a half-decent puzzler, but it's only really connected to Doctor Who in name only.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Silent Swords ZERO isn't your typical platformer, but unlike regular stealth platformers the Little Black ninja packs a punch, making this a great (if mature) title to enjoy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Much like Little Big Planet, buying in to Sketch Nation Shooter will provide you with more content than you could ever need, but clever artwork and ideas can't always mask simple, repetitive gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    'So Long, Oregon! Let's go find... EL DORADO' is a tongue-in-cheek arcade adaption of the classic edutainment title and is bound to get a chuckle out of some long-time gamers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Much of the endless runner's appeal comes from being so simple, but for those looking to try something more than just a reflex tester DynamoKid provides a deeper (if currently flawed) challenge.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking for another fun pick up and play high score game, give Eco Punk a go.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you own Farm Frenzy then this might not feature enough changes to bother upgrading, but for those who don't own the game yet this is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a challenging management title.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hooga suffers for its control issues, turning an otherwise interesting platformer in to something far less exciting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One level may sound like you've been shorted content for The Impossible Game, but until you can manage to finish it without practice mode it'll seem like too much content.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It would have been lovely to see The Last King of Africa (Paradise) showing its full colors for the iPhone, however it'll take a hardcore genre fan to forgive the majority of its flaws in this release.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite a fast update to enable full iDevice support, The Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Defense still lacks in a few key areas, obscuring an otherwise competent tower-defense title.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're a hardcore turn based strategy gamer, you'll find something to enjoy here. Everyone else should be weary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mission: Deep Sea is an experience more than it is a game, with the swipe controls filling in for more difficult challenge, but it's still well worth a play for the experience or for your kids.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A Moon For The Sky won't last forever on your iDevice, but it'll still keep you busy with its elegant style and simple gameplay that's hard to put down.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun concept that plunges players in to a crazy, non-stop bounce-fest that can change at any moment, but later levels can quickly spin out of control and being told you failed without being told why is simply frustrating, not motivating.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SEED 2 - Vortex of War doesn't try to be anything more exciting than a standard action-RPG and while it gets the basic formula right, it'd be good to see more of an effort to make it a genuine iDevice title.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite everything that made Sonic 2 the top selling game for the SEGA Genesis being left in this iPhone port, it just can't stack up to the original 20 year old console system that defined a generation of gamers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Using an encompassing 360 degree control system to blast away enemies is as fun and engrossing as it sounds, but this hinges on optimal situations not always present outside your home.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Decent graphics and a fun, unique idea aren't enough to keep Volcano Escape above the rising flow of lava and you're likely to be burned by this challenging endless vertical platformer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are a lot of issues with Steve Young Football!'s rather loose puzzle style and control system, but for some the challenge of completing each level's unique designs might prove worthwhile.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Super Turbo Action Pig is a fantastically fun game for a short while and would be perfect for younger gamers were it not for the cartoonish gore.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just like Tehra's split personality, Dark Warrior may bring out the best or the worst in you while playing this game. This is one for fans of the genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Top Gun 2 had more than enough time to learn and grow after the first title, but the flashier visuals can't make up for a game that feels too loose to enjoy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Doesn't address many of the main concerns of Freemium titles, but even without spending money there's a lot to do and enjoy in this cute Action-RPG.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Donut Games you'll slip in to Urban Ninja with few worries, but the stiff controls and harsh energy system make this a hard game to enjoy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A constant brutal ride that challenges players with its gameplay and art style, but might be too much for anyone that's not a hardcore fan of Action-RPGs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Vector graphics, tank warfare. If you can used to the control scheme, there's a lot of fun to be had here.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Warheads is a gritty and visually stimulating take on Missile Command for the App Store, but with so few changes to the gameplay it'll appeal more to nostalgia fans than the newer casual game crowd.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If not for its high price point, Wire Way could be recommended for its simple gameplay and different modes.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's easy to be lost in the crowd of three-match titles already available and PAC-Match Party really needed something better to celebrate this ghost-munching pop-culture icon.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    PES 2010 is almost like a tech-demo for what could be achieved for football gaming on the iPhone, but until the same level of attention to detail is placed on basic features it's a hard game to recommend even to die-hard fans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's nothing really gained with The Pinball HD if you already own these titles for your iPhone, but if you haven't tried these games yet it's a great buy for anyone after a solid arcade experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Has its charms, but the visuals border on going overboard (which is in itself fairly impressive considering the genre), making your continued survival a combination of luck and twitchy skills.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The classic Prince of Persia has seen adaptions across many platforms, but this entry for the App Store could have been friendlier to newcomers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game with this kind of scope is a rare beast for the App Store, but Prince of Persia: Warrior Within has taken a bit of a beating to fit on there and action-fans may be disappointed at the result.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Puzzle Cosmos is a fun new idea that fans of arcade puzzlers can enjoy, but it feels too random to really appreciate.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Spires falls flat despite some decent ideas and a polished presentation, but keep an eye out for updates that may make this a worthwhile grab.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Food Processing jumps on the food-slicing bandwagon, though in this case it's more of a conveyor-belt an its unique take on the gameplay will quickly have you finger-tied.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With the lack of decent 3D platformers on the iphone, it's good to see Rayman being ported over. If only the controls were better.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Riddim Ribbon is an interesting idea, but not fully realised. The controls need some tweaking or a sensitivity option, and the track list is quite small and unvaried. With the pedegree Tapulous has, hopefully this game will reach its full potential in future updates.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For those that remember Rise of the Triad, this could be worth a purchase. For everyone else, the presentation, controls, and gameplay might be a turn-off.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Saboteur is another decent port of a larger franchise to the App Store and only suffers minor gameplay issues that keep it from being truly great.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a sailing game on your iphone, Sailboat Championship Pro is the game for you.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great, basic shoot'em-up that will appeal to classic arcade fans after a bite of nostalgia, but it won't get much of a spin after it's all over.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    BIG BAD Flower stops short of letting itself bloom as a fun arcade-action title and manages to get bogged down by prickly repetitive mechanics.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The 7th Guest is almost exclusively destined for iOS devices of fans of the original release and while the challenge is certainly worthy of modern audiences, the way in which the narrative is presented is not.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you loved the original Paperboy arcade title, then Paperboy: Special Delivery provides the goods, but the anachronistic gameplay isn't easy to enjoy if you missed it the first time around.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Real Soccer 2011 doesn't add much more than graphical advancements to its football franchise and while that may be enough for some it's a hard sell to those who already own earlier World Cup games from this year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent tactical turn-based title, though its ponderous pacing makes it hard to enjoy without a lot of spare time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Instead of throwing a bundle of randomly selected titles at classic gamers, Atari's Greatest Hits lets you choose what you want to play; games this old don't always age gracefully, but they're given a lot of respect in this emulation collection.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Race After 1977 is a decent racer with a well presented visual theme, but ultimately players are left with a basic game devoid of depth or any real meaningful progression.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One would expect a game based around Annoying Orange to be far more annoying, but diving in to this skill-shot title is pleasantly rewarding at least for a while.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Take One Single Life for what it is - a temporary experience that's quite unique and something you may seriously enjoy; if you dislike it, at least you'll have the perfect excuse to delete it immediately.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While some amusement can be derived from Resident Evil Mercenaries VS. it only features the most basic of competitive gameplay features, making it a hard game to enjoy even if you can forgive its control setup.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Squid Drop takes a simple concept and instead of leaving it at a handful of variations it explodes with a multitude of ideas that make each new game a worthwhile experience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Third Blade is more flamboyant than your average side-scrolling beat'em-up and the ability to wield three unique weapons adds a bit of variety if you can afford the skills and time to grind for them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's worth grabbing Laser Dolphin for the name alone, especially when it lives up to the name by letting you pilot a dolphin with a fricken' laser on its head; (insert evil 'muahahahaha's in here).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you have a penchant for destruction and you enjoy the idea of a giant monster rampaging through a city all in the name of environmentalism, you'll get a kick out of Destructopus; just be aware he's as slow as he is big and that can lead to some frustrating moments.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A round of Glo Flo is the perfect antidote to a day filled with stress, but like any quick-fix you'll need to find something else before you run out of levels.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Vampire Rush is great to bash out some spare time, but it's far too easy to find yourself at the short end of a pointy stick if you make a simple mistake.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Catch the Candy is an interesting distraction, but beyond a handful of physics scenarios it fails to remain more than an interesting waste of time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're one of the many people who enjoy the movie and you're after a fun defense title, there's no reason not to give Army of Darkness Defense a spin; unfortunately it suffers from many of the problems of the genre - notably the need to grind it out to finish the game.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although THOR: Son of Asgard makes good on exploring more of the comic universe, it fails to excite as an action-brawler game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Demolition Dash reduces the whole 'monster on a rampage' idea down to the street level, giving the game a cute, if somewhat insubstantial, charm.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just because a game is a time-waster, it doesn't mean it can't be filled to the brim with fun; sadly its relatively rigid levels focus' on high-score junkies for replay value.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It would be great to say this is the Evil Dead game people have been waiting for, but despite its source material and simple concept it fails to excite.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Max Damage is a simple physics-based puzzler/shooter that focuses on general destruction; it's nothing we haven't seen before, but the chain-reaction levels can be a literal blast.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While ZOOKEEPER may have been a charming and fun stocking-filler for DS owners in 2005, the 'DX Touch Edition' for 2011 feels like it's stuck in a horrible time-warp.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its endless gameplay, Skipping Stone is aimed squarely at casual audiences; this isn't a bad thing at all, but it does come at the expense of burning some competitive players.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While you could stick with another basic twin-stick shooter, D.A.R.K at least attempts to go a step further by featuring a story and cinematics to set the mood; it's not a lot, but it's better than shooting things at random.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As beautiful as the world of Tiny Lights is it fails to provide anything deeper than the occasional action sequence or minor puzzle.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon is exactly what you'd expect it to be - a shallow excuse to shoot bad-guys in the face with your space-robot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Burn the City stretches its premise a bit thin, but at the low price, fans of this genre may want to give it a look.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Torture Bunny is a solid, if somewhat disturbing game. Our biggest complaint is that the ragdoll physics are unpredictable, and even the greatest trap setup can be ruined as the rabbit decides to fall in another direction.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Blobster is a well made platformer, just not one that will likely interest teenagers or adults.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One Man Army plays around with the TD concept by turning the player in to a sort of 'ultimate' tower - unfortunately there's no difficulty levels to choose from and things only get tougher the further you progress.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of Maple Story or of grind heavy RPGs will feel right at home with this well made adaptation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Xtreme Wheels takes a formula that has already proven itself in the past and does little more than repackage it, albeit in a shiny 3D engine; if you enjoy games like Trials HD there's little reason to complain, but it'd be nice to see more innovation.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Taken for what it is, Silent Ops is a competent, if somewhat lacking action title, but it won't fulfill your cravings for espionage and intrigue.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Originally SHIFT would tempt players to drive like a devil or an angel as you danced around the track - SHIFT 2 rewards lumbering, brutish tactics and despite the wild speeds you can't help but feel the weight of such blunt tactics dragging the game down.