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 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
1,836 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Where games like Let's Golf 2 revel in the basic fun of golf, Real Golf 2011 steps things up by adding a dash more realism in to the mix along with a few professional stars to round things out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For those who owned Another World in the 90s, the 20th Anniversary version for iOS is a boon as it adds new challenges while remaining just as intriguing as it did back then.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With frantic action, Bloodstroke manages to perfectly evoke John Woo's explosively entertaining take on Hong Kong cinema.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's nothing really new for those who have played the iPad version, but if you have an iPhone 4 this is almost without a doubt a must try experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Never has sliding tiles around a 4x4 grid been as charming - or as fun - as it is in Threes!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A very engaging, and enjoyable arcade flinger based on magnets, complete with impeccable presentation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sporting a simple, yet intricate combat system, and a focus on acquiring loot and becoming more powerful over an engaging narrative, Battleloot Adventures will satisfy the treasure hunter RPGers itch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Xenome Episode 1 is one of those rare opportunities to enjoy a fully-featured and wholly unique experience on your iDevice and is heartily recommended.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While not as beautiful or in-depth as its PC counterpart, Anomaly Warzone Earth for iOS is still a fantastically intriguing take on reversing the roles in a TD game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Run Roo Run is simple, clean fun paired with controls and gameplay that suit everyone from the newest of gamers to the most hardcore of platforming fan; a wonderfully broad and compelling package.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite only being published a decade ago, Carcassonne has all the hallmarks of a classic board-game and grabbing a version to play on the go is a boon that no one should miss.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's rare to expect a game of this quality to make the transition from the Arcade to the iPhone so smoothly, but ESPGALUDA II has lost nothing from the 2005 classic.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Secret of Bryce Manor is a sophisticated enough game to please even the most hardened of gamers, while remaining friendly to the more casual of players.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Infinity Blade II is everything the original wanted to be and a little bit more; it's easy to get caught up in its beautiful visuals, but at its heart beats a challenging and addictive Action RPG just waiting to be conquered.
    • 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
    Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus sets a high-water benchmark for shooters to come, combining a solid single-player campaign with a lasting and exciting multiplayer that makes this a must have title.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though the genre may be out of fashion at the moment, Deemo's gorgeous soundtrack and haunting visuals reminds us why we fell in love with rhythm-music games in the first place.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An easy sell for fans of the original, but it's still a fairly mindless action-slashing experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    EDGE Extended takes the original and stretches it out even further with more self-aware levels, new mechanics and the same challenging fun that made it such a great game the first time around.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whether you're scraping by in your banana in a spooky mansion or throwing your motorbike around a Mexican musical wonderland, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars approaches 'whacky' from a different angle and succeeds in this fun kart racer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Meow Meow Happy Fight isn't so much 'zany' as it is a very precise and controlled level of fun set to get you pumped and playing until you've conquered it all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Highborn is a game that knows how to have fun while remaining insanely addictive and can only get better with future updates.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Once again Gameloft have set a standard for future games to aspire to with Star Battalion's excellent space fighter combat and co-op multiplayer modes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I honestly didn't think a frisbee could decapitate six zombies at the same time, but in Flick Zombie this kind of madness is the norm and all the more fun because of it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Touchgrind BMX is the perfect storm of gameplay, visuals and features that make those without an iDevice green with envy; whether you play it for casual fun or try to conquer its hardcore challenges, you're guaranteed to spend a lot of time with this game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Joe Danger Touch is perhaps the best recent example of how a great game on a different platform can work just as well on the App Store - rock solid controls and minor tweaks to the core stunt-based gameplay keep the game just as manic, while feeling entirely unique to iOS devices.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fans of twin stick shooters and music games should give Beat Hazard Ultra a try. The controls are sublime, and the visual/audio experience is one of a kind.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fastar! may be a parody of RPG and action titles, but its strong, simple gameplay beats the pants off just about everything out there while still making your crack a smile.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Infinity Blade is by its very nature a game with a narrow scope, but within those limits it's a beast of gameplay, visuals and execution; this isn't just a pretty face, it's a seriously fun game to master.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Midway Arcade is more than just a trip down memory lane - it's a real pint-sized Arcade that goes to great lengths to provide cheap thrills and spills that are hard to pass up if you're an old-scool gamer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mushihimesama BUG PANIC goes out on a creative limb, but fans won't be dissapointed as they're given plenty of bullets to dodge while dispensing justice to bugs with a unique weapon system.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you haven't already purchased Monkey Island 2 Special Edition on another platform, then there's absolutely no reason not to grab it for your iDevice thanks to an overhauled control scheme that works almost perfectly.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even once this jumps back to full price, Pro Zombie Soccer will grip you and keep you smiling thanks to its fun storyline and varied gameplay that keeps things fresh from start to finish.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Return fans of LostWinds will fall in love all over again with LostWinds2, but new players aren't excluded as the game's inviting visuals and exploration-based gameplay is a treat for all gamers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This Could Hurt features the perfect mix of skill and puzzle elements, allowing players to master the gameplay almost immediately, while still creating intense and mind-twisting challenges.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tiny Wings HD is bigger and better in just about every way, and while more of an expansion to the original mode would go over well, the new Flight School and Hill Party modes add a multiplayer twist that means you can start sharing the fun with all of your friends.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Asphalt 8: Airborne patchwork quilt of arcade racing tropes stitched together with skill and affection. Join the joyride.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Puzzlejuice is the perfect way to zone-out while testing your fundamental gaming skills at multitasking in a puzzler environment; gorgeous executed in almost every way.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Swordigo treads the line between slavish homage and love-letter to a genre and style of action-adventure that remains exciting thanks to its almost unstoppable pace that keeps you hooked the entire way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Although some may get hung up on comparisons to relatively recent titles, stunt driving has been a staple on the App Store and Bike Baron is one of the best, sporting rock solid controls; difficulty scaling from easy to ludicrous; and community shareable levels for near endless content.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    FIFA 13 continues the tradition of 'fixing' previous iterations by only a small degree, thankfully the sum-weight of these changes turns out to be quite a lot, making it a worthy pick up for fans of Football games.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Sonic games and you haven't finished Sonic CD you owe it to yourself to check out this title - scratch that... if you're a fan of platformers, this remastered version is something you need to own.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A charming puzzle game based on the passions of different types of people, and the optimal seating arrangements for them.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Zombie Infection may skate the outer-edge of 'homage' very carefully, but its intense action gameplay makes this a fun experience for any shooter fan.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Storm in a Teacup is a self-aware and enjoyable platformer that's hard to pass up while so many others stick to traditional formulas.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Horn brings a rich fantasy world to life, combining elements of classic and modern adventure titles to create something all its own; an incredibly engaging title and a definite must have.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is definitely not a game for the kiddies, but if you're after a great adult adventure game then look no further than the slovenly UK Detective in 'HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Episode 1'.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ragdoll Blaster 2 is what you expect in a sequel; keeping what made the original game fun, and then adding a bunch of new ideas on top of it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While there's still not a lot of depth to this twin-stick shooter, Minigore 2: Zombies packs the perfect combination of fast-paced and varied action with a cartoonish presentation that's easy on the eyes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Minimalistic games like Tiny Wings will never truly replace more substantial titles, but its polished gameplay and presentation make it a hard game to ignore.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The original 'A Reckless Disregard for Gravity' captured the speed and excitement of base jumping in a way that was visceral, but 'Force = Mass x Acceleration' takes things to a whole new level, introducing tilt controls to the iOS platform and allowing players to feel every crunched bone as you miss that finely-timed dive through a vent-shaft; a real boon for any iPhone or iPad gamer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arc Squadron: Redux is a very enjoyable space shooter, and the work of a developer which understands how to impliment free-to-play design without gouging its fans.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Manages to show a lot of complexity in its gameplay thanks to the inclusion of multi-touch controls and you might just have some fun while herding cows as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very beautiful looking twin stick shooter that offers its players a fun experience for free, and an expanded experience if you want to pay the ninety nine cent fee.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it's pretty obvious what Luxuria Superbia is simulating, the game's unique treatment of the subject matter, combined with its musical and visual crescendos, make it worth a look.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from some minor control quirks, Cthulhu Saves the World feels just as good on the iOS platform as it did two years ago on the 360 - a great pick for fans of old-school RPGs.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Road Blaster for the App Store is a solid adaption of a classic arcade game and arguably better for the transition even despite its unforgiving gameplay and lack of in game help.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another junk-food title that's addictive to play while you still have new content, but it's unlikely to remain satisfying for long after you're done. This isn't such a bad thing at all as you certainly have fun while playing it, but if you're after more than a brief distraction this might not be for you.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mission based gameplay, touch and glide mechanics, cute cartoon characters. Brave Beak tries to hit all the sweet spots of popular iPhone gaming and for the most part succeeds.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    daWindci is a relaxing physics based challenge that's easy to enjoy, though it's best enjoyed somewhere calm and quiet to get the full effect.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    RPG fans looking for an old school dungeon crawler... this is not it, but what it does offer is fun turn based combat, a humorous plot and lots of loot.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fans of Final Fantasy and RPGs, this is a no brainer. A very well made port of one of the defining games of the RPG genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combining a town building game with addictive match three mechanics creates such a simple yet hard to put down play experience. Only purchase Triple Town if you have the time to spare.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no reason not to give We Rule a try thanks to being free, but if you've already tried games that are similar there's nothing particularly new yet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it sticks very close to the established formula, Angry Birds Star Wars II offers just enough tweaks and additions to warrant another trip to that galaxy far, far away.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A retro pixel RPG of old, complete with grind heavy mechanics and an undeniable charm.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a game that doesn't ask for a payment up-front, Off The Leash remains rock solid thanks to its simple, yet fun mix of endless runner gameplay with harsh time-limits that push you to the edge of your skill.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're after a slightly different take on management games with a castle-defense style twist, then Zombie Wonderland might be worth investigating though it does take time to truly warm up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great change of pace from the usual over the top SHMUPs of late and while it doesn't have a whole lot of content, what is provided is polished and almost perfected.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's essentially Puzzle Quest with pirates, but the sense of humour and variations to the gameplay make this an enjoyable escapade all of its own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mad Acorn is the first in APD's series of TapTap Comix and a great start as it marries modern art forms in to a fun, interactive package that's perfect for rhythm game enthusiasts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want to track your way through ruined warzones, shooting at everything that moves, and watching things blow up and go squish, iBomber Attack has got you covered.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EPOCH stands alongside a rare handful of games that combine not only beautiful graphics for a handheld device, but gameplay perfectly suited to the iOS platform while also invoking shades of far more complex titles like Infinity Blade; an easy must have for action gamers with minutes to kill each day.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Running Fred shifts the 'Fred' series in to a whole new dimension, giving the titular 'hero' a whole new set of abilities as he bounces, flips and dodges his way past oodles of deadly traps - a seriously addictive runner with a high skill cap for high-score junkies to enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Similar to Spy Mouse, Zombie: the Rescue takes tense line drawing gameplay and throws it into the undead apocalypse. While short on variety, the levels give plenty of opportunity for adrenaline pumping near misses.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BloodRunner is no cakewalk of a platformer and you'll need your wits about you and a bit of gutsy luck to dive through the game's hairier challenges, but the controls still need a bit of tweaking to make this a truly absorbing title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Phoenix Wright is one of CAPCOM's flagship titles that has earned its iconic status with its clever gameplay and amusing characters, but the iPhone version does lose a little in the translation from the Nintendo GBA/DS.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Accelerometer controls act with 'jerky' responses; thankfully alternate controls are available (if difficult to manipulate).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like a souped up Monster Dash, One Epic Game will satisfy your endless runner needs with a peppering of wanton violence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sometimes You Die has you pondering more than just its platform puzzles. Its appeal will depend on whether you like platformers with underling themes of existential crisis.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One part Checkers, one part Reversi, this zombie themed game of strategy is a must for board game fans, especially if you have a friend locally to play the multiplayer with.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rock Runners is a rock-solid bite-sized platformer that may err on the side of being too 'casual', but much like any other snack you get a burst of enjoyment each time you chow down on a level and can't help but plow in to the next one immediately.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike other gas-related App Store titles, Bad Air Day remains fun without being needlessly gross while featuring plenty of humerous moments to enjoy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's almost no doubting the quality that's on display for RAGE and RAGE HD, but repeat runs for high-scores can become dull very quickly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not deviating too far from the beaten track, Fish Heroes provides a challenging puzzle variation on the physics-flinging gameplay we all know so well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the path-drawing / screen-painting puzzler is far from new on the App Store, Puzzler Restorer by Gavina Games makes for a beautiful and brutally brain-bending twist on the concept; expect hours to melt away.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Karoshi isn't your typical puzzle platformer and attempting to kill yourself is harder than it sounds; a great pickup for those who don't mind a bit of dark humor.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Bruce Lee can feel safe knowing that Dragon Warrior is truly a fun fighting title that may not be too complex, but provides a good challenge regardless of your skill level.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Velociraptor messes with history, but whether you're flinging or smiting dinosaurs, you're bound to have fun with this colorful and frantic arcade title.
    • 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
    While trying to avoid the "Z is what you get when you mix X and Y", ZombieSmash! brings zombie slaying to a new creative level making this well worth trying.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As with Final Fantasy, this is a great purchase fans of RPGs, and this long running game series.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Star*Burst is a match-three game that shows there's still life left in the genre and when it's paired with so much to do you're sure to find yourself glued to it for hours.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dudeski will challenge you with its speed, tempt you off-course with its pine cones, and infuriate you with every tree you hit. Somehow, though, you will still enjoy every moment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hero Project replaces tedious, repetitive chores like sowing seeds with punching villains and henchmen and while the customization may be a bit thin at this time, it's still more exciting than watching plants grow.