AppSpy's Scores

  • Games
For 1,848 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 Skate It by EA
Lowest review score: 20 Bloody Hell !!
Score distribution:
1,848 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puckerz! is a fast-paced casual title that pushes all the right buttons without requiring much concentration; a great way till chill out from more demanding games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Extinction Squad will have you dashing out to wade out in to the gore in your best mountain-hiking boots in order to save the animals too stupid to save themselves.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blaze: Fire Puzzle manages to almost nail the zen-like puzzle gameplay of titles like Zen Bound perfectly and hopefully more content or sequels will bridge the gap completely.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Dark Knight Rises follows in the wake of a film that is already being regarded the best in the series, meaning it was always a tough act to follow; it's a shame more time wasn't spent on polishing out the game's many quirks, but it remains a solid action title thanks to its focus on story-missions and finely crafted encounters.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cut the Rope: Experiments is not so much as sequel as it is a separate expansion to the game's world - this gives ZeptoLab some room to breathe and experiment with new ideas (as you'd expect from the title), giving it some great potential, but for now it's a fun addition to a game you probably already enjoy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where larger fingers or unsteady hands may have had a disadvantage before, Flight Control HD provides a much smoother experience that's bright and addictive to enjoy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II isn't quite the blue hero we know him to be, but it's a step in the right direction and a decent platformer for fans of the series and those after a slick platformer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though its grindier moments don't completely gel with its level-based structure, Infinity Blade III is a handsome and often thrilling end to a landmark series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately RAVENMARK: Scourge of Estellion is a good turn-based strategy title, albeit one not quite as polished as the games it takes inspiration from; a decent pick up for veteran genre fans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not as immediately addictive as Game Dev Story, Pocket Academy provides a deeper challenge with huge amounts of replay value.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Llamasoft and in particular Jeff Minter once again manages to densely pack an arcade game with concepts inspired from classic titles as well as Minter's clear auteur style; it's a shooter that both attracts and repels you, making it almost the Vegemite of gaming.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Doesn't go so far as to break the mold for platformers, but outside of its translation problems the gameplay remains frantic and challenging enough to enjoy right to the end. A great grab for those after something lighthearted.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dismissing Current as simply another Puzzle Bobble-like game would be a grave error; attempting to keep ahead of the ever-evolving pack of Hexogs can be a challenge, but skill, patience and quick reactions will prevail in the end.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nihilumbra provides a straight platforming experience that focuses on the gameplay and story instead of the usual Arcade-like snack-sized gaming we've seen dominate the App Store.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cute platformer with a lot of personality. It borrows heavily from the Mario playbook, but in the right way, only being let down by some control issues.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easy to play, and with lots of amusing surprises, Ski Safari will delight players for a playthrough or two, but then the shine starts to wear off a tad.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a market filled with repetitive titles, To-Fu: The Trials of Chi provides a refreshingly fun approach to puzzle platforming that looks and sounds great.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If all you're after is a charmingly cute physics-based game to add to your collection, Mooniacs will serve you well, though its lack of focus diminishes its replay value.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the concept is not fully explored, Sporos delivers an engaging, original puzzle experience.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The King of Fighters-i 2012 is a must have for those who do not own the first release though less of a necessity if you already have KOF-i; even still, it's worth grabbing for the online competitive play and significant roster increase.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blockade goes out of its way to try to add something unique to the line drawing genre and while it's not entirely successful, it's still a challenging new entry that fans can enjoy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The true value of Scribblenauts Remix lies in the ability to mess around with the spawning system to create unique solutions; once the novelty wears out it's a short trip to the end of the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it would have been great for 'No, Human' to have a bit more of a challenge, it's an extremely fun experience and worth checking out if you're an action puzzle fan.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Max Adventure is a welcome relief from regular twin-stick titles as it incorporates a fun, if simple story with objectives that keep you busy right through to the end.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Danger Alliance: Battles steps in to bolster up the number of tactical turn-based titles available on the App Store and it does so with simple style.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rinth Island takes something as simple as pushing blocks around and turns it in to an appealing and rewarding challenge - you're bound to find something to keep you hooked if you're a puzzle fan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dextris isn't complicated, or complex, but it is fantastic fast fun in short bursts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though not the quintessential version, this port of puzzle-platformer Stealth Inc. is a decent translation of a really good game,
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trials Frontier is a surprisingly decent translation of the console series, successfully miniaturising the franchise’s precision gameplay for touchscreen, while keeping the free-to-play restrictions within tolerance levels.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hungry Shark is the iPhone's anti-Ecco with its simple eat-to-live gameplay you'll be hoovering up aquatic life faster than any dolphin can save it!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've played any previous Kairosoft games, you know what to expect here. A well made sim game that will eat away the hours. This particular flavor is about corporate development.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant mix of action and real time strategy elements used to create a seriously absorbing battle system, but once you've unlocked most major upgrades things tend to get repetitive.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disturbing, colorful, fun, cute, and did I say disturbing? Sugar Kid may look like your regular casual physics puzzler, but it's anything but as you try to keep the poor cube alive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of this style of real time strategy game will find a varied and content rich addition to their game library in Trenches 2.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an experimental platformer, Purple Cape manages to execute its concept in a way that remains familiar to genre fans, while feeling entirely unique. Definitely worth checking out if you enjoy games that do things a little differently.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If your fingers are up to the challenge, we reckon you'll find Hyper Square a stimulating and compulsive little puzzler.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're after something a little out of the ordinary with a bit of a challenge, Blue Hole will give your reflexes a run for your money as you dive as deep as you possibly can.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a competent RPG in the vein of Torchlight, even if it lacks some of the combat finesse of its peers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Similar in vein to games like Left 4 Dead and Resident Evil, Aftermath makes you fragile in a deadly world of zombies and keeps the atmosphere tense from beginning to end.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just like the original iBomber 2 makes dropping tonnes of explosives from your 1940's style bomber lots of fun, but without adding more challenge this can quickly become stale for some.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you were a big fan of the zombified challenge of Trenches' Zombie Horde mode, Stenches is a decent pickup; just don't expect as much value as the original.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guns'n'Glory will give tower defense fans a nice change-up with its moveable towers and limited resources, but as with most TD's it still suffers from the same repetitive gameplay.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Strike Team's unique blend of FPS and 3rd-person strategy makes it one of the most interesting entries in the franchise. It doesn't quite nail the balance, however, and probably won't completely satisfy fans of either genre.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those looking for a jet-ski racer on the iPhone should give Riptide GP a crack. It's well made with a lot of content to keep you racing for a while.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As ridiculous as its name, Ridiculous Fishing is simple, fun, and should keep players happy until they've seen everything the game has to offer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mikado Defenders is a solid tower-defense game with a challenging twist for fans of genre and might just sway those who are yet to fall in love with the action packed strategy of TD titles.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ninja Pong is a lot of fun. It's a game that you can quickly start up if you have a minute spare, and the unlocks at least provide a small amount of amusement. This one's worth your time and money.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lionheart Tactics's fast paced and varied campaign make it a brilliant tactical RPG, one which is unfortunately held it back by interface and network issues.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Extrememe Sheepdog Trials is yet another excellent arcade shepherding-based game that is great for kids and casual gamers alike, but without major improvements it's worth sticking to the iPhone version.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's unlikely that fans of Football Manager are currently without the latest installment, however having this game available to you on the go is a dangerous recipe for social disasters; pick up this title at your peril (NB. Who needs friends when your team is on the top of the League!).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Do you pine for something harder than the average platformer? Do you hate predictable level design? Try 1-bit Ninja - it's an old-school flavor with a menacingly modern twist.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hunters 2 moves the series forward, stepping away from the sterile and automatically generated levels of the original and on to something more exciting; a great pick for turn-based fans after a game ready to punish players for poor decisions.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BackStab is less assassin and more rogue in its approach to open-world action, but if you're simply after a skull-cracking romp you'll get your full share here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sad Robot is a pretty fun tilt-and-avoid game with a fun and catchy presentation. Stiff controls and the need for quick reaction time hold this back from being what it could be.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A neat new concept that tickles the brain in to thinking in new ways for bigger and better matches, but once you've come to grips with it the game can start to feel a bit sparse.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    iBomber Defense brings Cobra Mobile's series in to a new arena and competently executes a traditional tower defense with a few polished features.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Football fans after something quick, nasty and full of those wince-worthy fouls will eat up Bonecrusher Soccer an with extra helping of broken limbs.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flick Golf never presented itself as a 'realistic' golfing title, so 'Extreme!' takes things to the next level by placing courses in locations that fit its over-the-top style.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a new high score Tetris-like experience should definitely give Crush! a try.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Absolute Instant shows a lot of consideration for not only the audience it's intended for, but also the mechanics employed within the game; a short, but exciting treat to play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville is a sharp and entertaining metroidvania with tight controls that is enjoyable for newcomers and cartoon fans alike.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite pacing issues, Deadlings undead puzzle platforming is a charming enough diversion. Just don't expect it to consume your life.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When it comes to Angry Birds, you know what to expect, but Angry Birds Space tweaks things just enough to make that statement almost entirely obsolete; sporting brand new mechanics, birds and a host of fun and challenging levels, it's the sequel the series warranted.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A run and gun twin-stick shooter with a little more to it than most. Xenowerk has its problems, but it's worth a look all the same.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's odd that a tie-in game can overshadow a major console release, but Capcom is in top 8-bit form with Dark Void Zero and provides a lovingly crafted game that's enjoyable to blast through.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're after a new line drawing game, Airstrike Defense is a worthwhile purchase.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chop Chop Caveman is a great new platformer that features a 'smart' control system that may not click with some, but shows a lot of potential as an alternative to stiff virtual buttons.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Night Flight has a bit of a dark tone for a game about a teddy bear flying in a toy plane to escape the factory he's found himself in. Aviation fun if you can handle the controls.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Take the time to pick up Frisbee Forever as it's free and fun for as long as you can enjoy grinding out coins for additional content.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is a solid - if repetitive - side-scrolling shooter which is at its best when delivering a space marine power trip.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reminiscent of games like Labyrinth and Tilt to Live, this snowball controlled arcade title should provide its players with some cheap thrills.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Foodies proposes that the way to a woman's heart is through a man's stomach; while this may break the conventions, it's amusing enough to get you started on your bouncing journey.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm still not quite sure why mice came to the conclusion that kamikaze tactics were the best idea, but House of Mice makes blowing up rodents and felines alike a fun challenge.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not perfect, Contra: Evolution is a very solid and shiny port of the NES classic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must for puzzle fans. Reminiscent of the numbers and dragging from Pathpix, but this is definitely its own beast and a fierce contender in its genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    :Shift!2: brings yet more challenging platforming puzzles over from the Armor Games favorite, though it can feel like 'more of the same' even despite interesting additions like a QR code scanner.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you haven't yet made the dive in to the world of TDs, Tower Defense: Lost Earth will give you the basic grounding needed to explore the genres more niche titles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If the thought of playing your own music in a rhythm game appeals to you, Boom Shake is worth the price.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A charming little shark orbit arcade experience that is a little more devious than it first appears.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bumps strikes that thin, but juicy line between casual fun and clever puzzles that makes it fun as a distraction or a serious puzzle depending on your fancy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's relaxing to guide your leaves harmoniously through the seasons, not much else is going on in this intriguing take on the endless runner genre.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from being a well made licensed game, Alice in Wonderland will provide you with some cleverly designed puzzle platforming.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not as elegant or thought provoking as an adventure title, Stoneship goes for a more appealing quick puzzle style that's fun and easy to jump in to.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle Agent is a interesting take on the puzzle-adventure genre that's happy to poke fun at the sheer oddity of a puzzle-obsessed town.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy platformers, Chop Chop Ninja is worth a play for its style, and its controls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kairosoft have struck gold once again with an addictive sim game that acts simultaneously as a simpler and yet more complex form of Recettear.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solar 2 is a wonderful adaption of the original title and is probably the first for the platform to make you feel like you're playing GTA as a planetoid; that quirky sense of fun permeates the game, making it a solid choice for those after something out of the ordinary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finger Tied's brand of 'finger Twister' is fun, but will ultimately stretch your digits more than your brain power.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pettson's Inventions takes the concept of The Incredible Machine and creates amusing and bizarre scenarios, all in the name of trying to make a cat fly. Based on a series of popular Swedish children's books, this is more for about fun than challenge.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Wolf Among Us isn't an evolution of The Walking Dead formula, nor does it have the emotional heft of the Bafta Award-winning series. But that shouldn't stop from diving into this colourful and engaging exploration of the grim side of fairytales
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bug Princess 2 will seem like CAVE's standard fare when it comes to shooters, but if you manage to scratch the surface, you'll be faced with a challenge like you've never faced before.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Instantion is a satisfying and challenging action puzzle game, that occasionally strumbles due to imprecise controls.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ILLUSIA doesn't break the mold, but the platforming action-RPG genre is safe in GAMEVIL's capable hands and players can expect hours of fun as they explore the vast lands Aztaran.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ubisoft have boiled their PC title down to a simple gameplay mechanic, while keeping a high level of presentation that will keep strategy fans busy for quite a while.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reminiscent of games like the Ragdoll Blaster series, Can Knockdown 3 delivers physics fun in short, fast bursts.