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 Sentinel 3: Homeworld
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
1,836 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If anything, Little Inferno is far more poignant on the App Store than it is anywhere else; with so many games attempting to exploit the 'freemium' concept, Little Inferno embraces and turns it in to something rewarding, but also (and most importantly) something that ends.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While so many games on the App Store (including Simogo's earlier releases) are happy with bleeping and blooping in colorful ways to providing an addictive game space, Year Walk takes a darker road and only lingers long enough to provide a decent chill down your spine.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Penumbear takes the simple idea of 'walking on light' and runs wild with it, turning a solid platformer in to an absolute gem thanks to its beautiful atmosphere, brain-scratching puzzles, and dastardly challenges for those who need to go the extra mile.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A very engaging, and enjoyable arcade flinger based on magnets, complete with impeccable presentation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While not as breathtakingly novel as its previous release, Super Stickman Golf 2 doesn't mess with a good thing and builds upon this solid core by adding all new hazards and power-ups, as well as utilizing a rewarding progression system that inspires you to reach greater heights of skill.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This iOS port takes an interesting game and makes it shine thanks to the tilt controls.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unmechanical is a wonderful adaption of the PC title and an excellent puzzler brimming with atmospheric visuals, alien soundtracks, and brain-ticklers that come in a surprising range for such a short title.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fetch is an adventure title that knows its audience is quite young, but still manages to remain appealing to all ages thanks to its richly designed set pieces and novel series of mini-games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This isn't quite the Magicka you may already know and love, but it doesn't matter - this is 2D brawling taken to the next level and the free-form magic system means you'll always have a novel way to dispatch the goons (and even friends) around you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    BADLAND doesn't simply look pretty, it's an absolute treat to play as well as you guide flocks of disturbing creatures through a labyrinth of hazards in an attempt to uncover the secret behind its strange pseudo-mechanized world.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Monster Meltdown is one of those quirky little games that due to its fluid control scheme and clever bite-size level design, it makes it very hard to put down. Whether that's good or not for gaming on the go, is up for debate.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you want a solid freemium endless runner that's not wrapped up in strong arm design and doesn't take itself too seriously, one of the best has made a sequel, and it is damn good.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Leviathan Warships is a lovely mix of real time and turn based strategy that primarily focuses on engaging multiplayer naval battles. A must have for strategy fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A premiere strategy experience for the iPad, primarily focused on multiplayer, whose touch controls create a more engaging experience than its PC counterpart.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An excellent conversion of a sublime game. This is the port you're looking for.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We know it’s pricey, but if you like playing strategy titles on the go, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is one of the best and deepest mobile games available on the App Store. The fate of the world is in your hands, Commander. What are you going to do?
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bursting with clever level design and creativity, this physics-puzzler is a cut above the competition.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A fitting climax to the punishing trilogy, League of Evil 3 is precision platforming at its most ruthless.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As dark as it is beautiful, Limbo's mysterious and viscious world sucks you in and holds you captive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though it won't test hardended point-and-click fans, Tiny Thief is a witty puzzle adventure packed with personality and character.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Asphalt 8: Airborne patchwork quilt of arcade racing tropes stitched together with skill and affection. Join the joyride.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you want to play a beautiful, clever physics puzzler, and learn a little something about fonts along the way, then Type:Rider is for you. Period.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though its subject matter may be bleak, DEVICE 6's ambitious and intelligent re-invention of the text adventure is a joyous and unique experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Building on its predecessor's creepy legacy, Papa Sangre II's surreal sonic delights make it a must-play for survival-horror fans.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though it doesn't rewrite the tower offense rulebook, Anomaly 2's meaty campaign, gorgeous visuals, and new morphing mechanic make it a worthy successor.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even more impressive than its excellent predecessor, Rayman Fiesta Run is a fiercely entertaining kaleidoscope of colour, wit, and wonder.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tilt to Live 2 is bigger, better - and yes, even more 'redonkulous' - than its excellent predecessor.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though perhaps not quite as tough as the first game, The Room Two's increased scope, effortlessly elegant mechanisms, and thick atmosphere make it another dark delight, and a game that should be on everyone's App Store wish list.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though recipe may be familiar, there are still relatively few games on iOS which offer the same level of challenge, sophistication, and satisfaction as Joe Danger Infinity.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a perfect blend of intuitive and ingenious, LYNE is a lovely little logic puzzler that can make you feel stupid and gifted in a single moment.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Never has sliding tiles around a 4x4 grid been as charming - or as fun - as it is in Threes!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With frantic action, Bloodstroke manages to perfectly evoke John Woo's explosively entertaining take on Hong Kong cinema.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though probably not the definitive Final Fantasy VI experience, this iOS version succeeds in preserving the essence of the original beneath its cosmetic alterations.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The creepy-crawly carnage of Bug Heroes 2 provides some of the best third-person combat we have seen on mobile in a while.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Autumn Dynasty: Warlords is a great example of how to distill complex strategy concepts into pure mobile fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Blending tight controls with the ever-shifting level design of a roguelike, Devious Dungeon is the perfect procedural platformer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A smart and seductive reimagining of the Hitman franchise, Hitman GO scratching your barcoded bonce for hours trying to uncover its ingenious solutions.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Monument Valley is not only an exquisite piece of craftsmanship, but a genuinely delightful adventure with more 'wow' moments than most million-dollar blockbusters.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Wayward Souls is easy enough for anyone to pick up, hard enough to make even the most seasoned players pull out their hair, and a must-play for hack-'n-slash enthusiasts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Castlestorm: Free to Siege’s handsome and ambitious take on the tower defence genre will appeal to fans of both strategy and action games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Table Tennis Touch offers a fantastic simulation of the sport, but you will have to work if you want to reap rewards.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It may not reinvent the genre, but Sky Force 2014 is one of the best shmups on the App Store and a must for all shooter fans.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While some players will prefer to play VVVVVV with physical controls, this iOS port is a brilliant portable version of a truly excellent indie platformer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    World of Tank Blitz is a game that will convince you to part with your cash, but with so much of its frantic tank-based fun offered for free you'll find yourself more than happy to do so.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS is a slow burn that takes time to master, but if you and some friends are willing to put in the effort then there are few co-op experiences as satisfying.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the entry fee, fans of Linkin Park get an interactive experience with the chance to mingle with fans while unlocking an exclusive single to listen to though most gamers will have little reason to hang around once the story is over.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assault Squadron isn't as nuanced as some of the real shmup classics, but it's still an intense challenge waiting to be conquered and mastered by veteran fans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great artwork and design blend to make ABOVE an addictive and challenging endless game for everyone to enjoy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the original Death Worm or those new to the idea thanks to Super Mega Worm will get a kick out of this Earth-bound Shai-Hulud.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're after a whole lot of puzzles to eat up your spare time, look no further than Block Rogue as it gives you more than just a checklist to complete.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flick Golf! is a great addition to the list of flick-style of sports titles and while it only really offers one form of gameplay, it's polished and great to kill off a few spare minutes.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bug Heroes is an impressive twin-stick title that keeps things constantly engaging thanks to three different playable styles that grow and change as you defend your pile of food.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    100 Rogues is a true rogue-like game that has been given a near perfect overhaul for modern gamers with hardcore tastes; and don't let this scare you off because it's a game just about anyone can jump in to and enjoy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aerox is an elegantly simple physics based title that strikes a careful balance between the controls and the camera to make the experience smooth and easy to enjoy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The scope and size of Aralon: Sword and Shadow's gameplay is only mildly dampened by the occasional odd problem, which may be off-putting for some, but they're far from game-breaking and certainly not worth depriving yourself of this great RPG.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It won't take long for most people to blast their way through Reckless Racing, but if you can get a stable connection the multiplayer is fun and the 'Delivery' mode adds some replayability too.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of gaming will love the tongue-in-cheek references and deep options that Game Dev Story has to offer, but it's a shame this game wasn't optimized for the iPhone.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For aracade fans and shmup fans in particular, Dodonpachi Resurrection is almost worth the investment, but for casual gamers it may be a price too high to risk trying immediately - wait for the LITE version first.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Archetype isn't quite the full package as far as online multiplayer FPS titles go, but it's still one of the best and close enough to perfect you can almost taste it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hook Worlds doesn't feature the same depth as the original titles, however the trade-off is the ability to jump right in to the wonderful endless gameplay with three unique challenges and a fourth super-hard mode to master.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Geared 2! steps things up from the original by polishing its visual style while adding a few new challenges in to the mix; worthwhile for fans of the original and casual newcomers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it'd be nice if there was more to do, Trouble in Tin Town still manages to provide an interesting, if uncomplicated, campaign to complete.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Mad Skills Motocross may look like another casual racer, it is in fact a very technical and challenging title to master, giving hardcore racing fans and gamers a run for their money.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smurfs' Village hasn't quite launched with its best foot forward, but for those who have fond memories of the Smurfs and can't get enough management titles, there's no reason not to grab this game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scarlett and the Spark of Life is a fun, funny and entertaining journey and a great lead-up for what could end up being a solid episodic adventure title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While 'The Smoking Mirror' may not feature the same level of polish and love that went in to its predecessor, it's still a great classic adventure game to curl up with.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It isn't the same flashy rock-solid tactical shooter that has rocketed off on major consoles, but the single-player campaign has some meat even despite the anemic multiplayer mode.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike SEGA's previous revivals, ChuChu Rocket! feels perfectly at home on an iDevice, making this a must have for puzzle fans that haven't tried the original.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rimelands: Hammer of Thor is an excellent turn-based RPG with an amazingly simple combat system that only gets better as you delve deeper in to your chosen character path.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Let your inner madman have his release and set him loose in the world of Plunderland, where monsters roam and pirates are free to blow up everything in their path.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night is strangely moreish, but you'll need to put in some serious time to truly enjoy the game's later gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Be it a rainy day or a spare moment in your schedule, Aqueduct is a fun, simple puzzle title that's easy to dive in to, but much harder to complete.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Angry Birds Halloween is exactly what it says on the box - it's Angry Birds with a Halloween theme; if you own the original this is an easy to recommend game, but if you don't it's best to start with Angry Birds instead.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfect Cell provides players with a unique choice between action and stealth elements, affecting the game's difficulty as a result of their actions; it's not 'perfect', but it's still a challenge worth trying.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Red Nova takes a risk by deviating from the standard twin-stick setup for survival shooters, but this polished product pulls it off almost perfectly, if not entirely intuitively; a great addition to the collection of any action fan.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Astronut is a surprisingly difficult game to master despite its somewhat simpler origins and it's worth checking out the free version before making your final purchase.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While abstract shooters may have a limited appeal, Phoenix by Firi Games is a no-nonsense shooter that challenges players to dive in again and again to reach new heights by beating the odds that are stacked against them.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you're comfortable gliding around, Phoenix Spirit is a creative Metroid-style side-scroller that will melt away the hours with its relaxing gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're going to pick up an ice hockey title, 2K Sports NHL 2K11 certainly isn't a bad choice, but lacks the solid features to make it a real gem.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Burn the Rope is a surprisingly addictive puzzler thanks to the easy to pick up gameplay and charming artistic style, though playing it on the go might be a bit risky depending on where you are.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Floop is a fun physics challenge that holds back on the challenge, but makes up for it with its cute charm and interesting levels.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graveyard Shift is a fun new physics based puzzle title that is as amusing to watch as it is to play.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pirate's Treasure goes that one extra step with dual-stick shooters by adding challenge based gameplay, but once you're pimped out things can get repetitive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not every Donut Games title is a winner, but small details in Cave Bowling show some growth and understanding of the mobile gaming audience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unless you have no interest in these arcade titles at all, CAPCOM ARCADE is worth picking up for its nostalgic value alone and the ability to buy the games you do like is a nice extra.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are plenty of other serious racers available on the App Store, but Split/Second will feed your inner tweenager's destructive lust with its explosive action like no other racer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't already have a mindless arcade racer for your iDevice, Asphalt 6 will slot in nicely, but outside of the shiny graphics it doesn't offer anything others don't already have.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vikings Can Fly! extends the gameplay for the 'flight' style of games by adding a distant goal and checkpoints to aid your progression, but tricky controls and a few flat periods of mindless flying prevent it from reaching stellar heights.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amateur Surgeon 2 continues its whacky take on backyard hospitalization, fixing issues from the original that help to make this a far more immersive title.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't mind a bit of grinding for cash, Armageddon by Meridian can be a fun and interesting action-strategy title, just don't expect fast progress through the campaign.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BABEL Rising is a fun new take on the castle defense gameplay that may be a bit wicked to enjoy, but needs a bit more variety to keep you coming back all the time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Secret of Mana for iDevices may not be the full-remake that some fans might have expected (especially when it lacks the co-op), but it's still an incredible classic RPG that genre fans should add to their collection.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cover Orange is a perfect time waster for those who need something more challenging than the average physics based puzzler, just be ready to replay stages multiple times until you work out the perfect sequence.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They Need To Be Fed takes something as simple as attempting to jump between platforms and transforms it in to a fun mechanic all by itself; a charming title to play.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Grab the lite version to get a taste of Hamlet's quirky style; conquering this adventure puzzler is no easy challenge, but worth it for the smile or two you get out of it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surveillant proves that you don't need a huge budget or a complex system of gameplay to generate tension while providing players with a unique puzzle challenge; a diamond in the rough worth checking out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you're taking out Frankenstein's monster, blobs of goo or avoiding those whacky plants Monster Mayhem is full of action and a cute (and yet gory) style that's fun from beginning to end.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Farmville for your iPhone is a great way for players to access their farm without the need of a PC, but it's no replacement for the full experience on your browser.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blue Defense: Second Wave! is a great sequel to what was already a great title and while the tilt controls may be a bit gimmicky, the gameplay is almost second to none.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For some, Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter may be a hard game to appreciate thanks to just how realistic the experience can feel, however this is without a doubt a must have for hunting enthusiasts and fans of open-ended titles.