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 SimCity Deluxe
Lowest review score: 20 Bloody Hell !!
Score distribution:
1,836 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of action-RPG games and Diablo in particular will feel at home with Solomon's Keep and its foreboding environments, but its simplified style makes this a great game for casual gamers to dip their toe in to.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic The Hedgehog 4 is the sequel you always dreamed of - only a bit shorter; this may put off some as it is a flagrant tease, but if Episode I is any indicator the whole ride is going to be an amazing one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sparkle is a very well made addition to the marble popper genre. If you haven't had your fill of exploding strings of marbles, give this a whirl.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A simple game with great presentation and fluid controls. All it needs now is achivements and online leaderboards to round out the experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those familiar with Lemmings-style titles will slip in to Spirits without a second thought, though the physics based gameplay adds a new twist that suits the relaxed style perfectly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Splode is a quick, elegant and amazingly intuitive game to enjoy that only suffers from some replayability issues due to the randomness of the spawning orbs and its limited gameplay variety.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Star Wars: Battle for Hoth isn't going to blast its way to the top of most tower defense fan's lists, but it's still a great game and well worth checking out for devotees of the Force.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you need a little bit more polish to your games, Star Wars: Cantina provides a perfectly rounded management experience without the complexity of other titles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like so many minigames there's a chance you'll get bored of the repetitive gameplay, but the online gameplay of StarDunk will keep you occupied for a long time and it's great to throw down a quick match on the go.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike a lot of modern turn-based strategies, SteamBirds doesn't have a phone book thick system of statistics and rules to learn; just jump in and start shooting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Poker With Bob is fairly simplistic in its approach to draw poker, Bob is a fantastic character to play against and a decent analogue for the real deal.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Mega Worm is a mindless action title that places you in the place of the 'big bad mutant' out to devour humanity, one baby-pram at a time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't be misled by its looks... this may not be Little Big Planet, but it's still a physics based game that will appeal to just about any gamer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Similar to Beat it, this is a rhythm game where you build music track by track. The rest of the game is in a league of its own.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fixes all but the basic problem of aiming from the first title, making this a great action-shooter experience for iDevice gamers to enjoy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From its not-so-subtle wit to its challenging lemmings-inspired gameplay, 'Tiptop: the last march.' is a unique experience that's great value for money.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some moments of frustration, Viking Tales: Mystery Of Black Rock is a fun, short action title that follows the trials and tribulations of a rather vicious sea-faring tribe.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A new take on an established formula and while it may be slower-paced than similar titles, you'll also need to be thinking much further ahead.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you never experienced the fun of playing OutRun on an upright cabinet then you'll be missing out on some of what makes 'Truckers Delight: Episode 1' so fantastic, but the endless high-score experience still ranks as one of the most amusing even if it's not the best available.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a simple shooter, Tunnel Shoot feels great and plays just as you'd expect, but it'd be nice to get to the meat of the game earlier.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vampire Origins isn't perfect, but it's still a fun, quick paced action game that's well worth playing through to the end.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The next best thing to a GTA-inspired sandbox game for the App Store, with huge environments and complex gameplay that needs to be seen to be believed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a somewhat refreshing twist you get to be the large hulking baddy in WackyLands Boss and with plenty of customization options it's hard to get bored before the end.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wolf Boy might very well become a fun title for friends to determine who's the most hardcore, but for most gamers it's still a fun experience even if find yourself hitting that retry button early on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While X2 Snowboarding isn't a stand-out in the trick-racing genre it's still a perfectly crafted example of the genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    X2 Soccer 2010 is definitely one of the best Soccer/Football games available for the App Store with its great features and tight simulation based gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy platformers, Chop Chop Ninja is worth a play for its style, and its controls.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're already in love with games like Run! or Canabalt you'll find a lot of similarities with Chop Chop Runner and its addition of touch-based enemy attacks make this unique enough to add to your collection.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't let the visuals fool you, Chromixa is a very clever, addictive puzzle game that will keep you busy for hours.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like other great addictive titles, Cubed Rally Racer continues to keep things interesting by mixing up the game every time you play and with such short tracks you'll be able to squeeze level out in any spare moment you have.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Daisy Mae's Alien Buffet is an over the top, fun entry into the twin stick shooter genre that should please both casual and hardcore players.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dark Shrine is well worth sitting down and enjoying completely thanks to its bite-sized levels, fun story and basic RPG gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great casual play and very addictive.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pizza Boy is what platforming should feel like most if not all the time and even with the small selection of levels it's a fun game to play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pirates vs. Ninjas vs. Zombies vs. Pandas doesn't bring a whole lot of changes to the table, but the challenging level designs and fun faction-based themes put it ahead of a lot of the pack.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shadow Era is a great first step for what could be a fantastic TCG for iOS devices - there's a lot of room for improvement, but the core gameplay is worth checking out if you're a fan of these sorts of games.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pocket Chef gives you a chance to not only live out some cooking fantasies, but is also a great game that gives you the tools to try it for yourself at home with or without the mess.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's possible to get quite far in Pocket Frogs initially and for a free title that's able to provide hours of fun that's a great investment no matter how you look at it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the story shouldn't need much nudging to try out this action-packed brawler as the opportunity to kick some zombie derriere as Elizabeth shouldn't be missed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest 2 doesn't build upon its predecessor so much as it distills the addictive elements from the first and adds deeper character based gameplay in to the mix.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quell is a beautifully relaxing puzzle title to delve in to and even when things get rough it's easy to get lost in the moment and just play for the sake of chilling out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderful melding of shoot em up and rhythm gameplay. There's nothing else like it on the iphone.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want a racer that's just about speed and destruction, Raging Thunder 2 has you covered.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Revivals of great classic titles deserve nothing less than a polished update and Speedball 2 Evolution delivers almost perfectly - just remember to take some time out to get comfortable with controls first.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A simple, yet fun Rampage clone that's guaranteed to brighten your day.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ROCK BAND Reloaded is a solid rhythm game title with the usual variety of instruments, but while singing is a great addition it doesn't make up for the rest of the game's encore performance.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It can take some adjustment to get used to controlling the environment and not the main character, but this part-platform puzzler, part-rhythm game is a unique experience that'll keep you glued to your iPhone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Had a chance to feature a true pocket-sized version of its console releases, but the iOS release lacks a lot of depth and fighting can feel more like a random brawl than a calculated fist-fight.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Provides a solid grounding for what could be an insanely addictive tactical turn-based title, but bugs and the lack of story missions are holding it back for now.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sappy story aside, 'Floe - a little bear needs your help' will pull your heartstrings while dumping you in to a puzzle challenge that will tax your logical skills.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Speed Forge Extreme is a solid entry into the future racer genre, adding an aresenal of weapons into the mix.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Collision Effect isn't just a pretty face as it also boasts entertaining arcade and puzzle gameplay that remain distinct despite their shared basic elements.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For some, the changes to Double Dragon might be enough to consider it anathema, but the updated gameplay, graphics and unlockable features adds a depth not available in the original while still remaining faithful to its roots.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you fancy yourself a deft hand at angling shots you'll find Trigonon to be a snap, but for us mere mortals it's simply a challenging, if beautiful puzzler to eat up your spare time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Retro' gets thrown around all too easily and while KAMI RETRO features gaudy 'pixelated' visuals its the fun modern gameplay that makes this worth checking out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Blocks Cometh has finally arrived in all of its true glory and instead of simply aping the free Flash version that spawned it, Halfbot have added some fun challenges thanks to their unlockable characters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you're shredding it up performing backflips, switching gravity and dodging blades or simply trying to scrape by while keeping your face in-tact, iStunt 2 scales things up quickly, providing a satisfying challenge for those willing to tackle it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fancy yourself a bit of a Pro when it comes to timing those perfect jumps; avoiding those beams of death; or dodging bullets? Now you can prove your skills with 2Bit's simple, abstract gameplay.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be a new game, but Avenging Spirit isn't exactly your typical platformer and remains just as fun now as it did back in the Arcades.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection is a great way for nostalgic gamers from the 80s to pick up a few classics and maybe even remind them of why they became life-long gamers in the first place.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ghosts'n Zombies keeps gameplay fast and divided into manageable chunks to make blowing away otherworldly denizens non-stop fun that's also a great buy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Death Rally isn't necessarily top-down mayhem racing at its best, but working your way to the next vehicle, weapon and upgrade along while blowing up opponents has an appeal all of its own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a hardcore fan of the Final Fantasy series it's hard not to recommend this title, but casual fans will need to consider if they're interested in a serious 'retro' JRPG challenge.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from a few minor quibbles mostly surrounding its integration with Facebook, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 is a solid return for the series on the App Store and a great pickup for fans of golfing titles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not mind-blowing, Snowboard Hero can be a seriously fun way to kill some spare time as you perform crazy flips off the edge of snowy cliffs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What Get Outta My Galaxy! lacks in gripping gameplay it makes up for with its detailed presentation; slapping self-replicating alien seed pods is just as weird as it sounds and thankfully just as fun as well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gobtron is big, cute and about as thick as a concrete bunker, but that doesn't stop him from being able to defend himself - his eternally runny nose is a mystery best left unsolved, but at least you can have fun mopping up enemies out to destroy this gentle giant.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mr. Ninja transforms a fairly well used vertical climber concept and transforms it in to the sort of skill-based high-scoring title the 'Mr.' series has become synonymous for.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While you may not be cracking a whip or curling up in to a physically impossible ball, Robot Wants Kitty does feature a hugging robot hell-bent on capturing his feline companion - and that's what really counts, yeah?
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's great to see the magic of platformers digging its claws in to modern gamers and while Mos Speedrun can't compete with the classics it slots in well with the currently dominating genre of skill based platformers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forget-Me-Not is certainly hard to forget, with a unique combination of classic and modern elements that make it a blast to master.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    City of Secrets channels classic adventure titles like Sam & Max and while it falls short of this mark it still provides an entertaining diversion suited for fans of the genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Woozzle is a fresh take on an old concept that fits perfectly with the casual and hardcore puzzle types already available on the App Store; take your time and you'll eventually conquer its meaty challenge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Air Penguin lacks the same vital spark of other recent bird-themed titles, but bouncing your way through each of the game's challenges still makes for a fun challenge that scales to your skill level.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to hold back true classics and Streets of Rage 2 remains as challenging and fun to play as ever; a chance to cater to modern audiences has been missed, but at least you can still play with friend's in co-op mode.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've had the chance to play YOU DON'T KNOW JACK games before you'll know what you're in for here; if you've not had the pleasure, strap yourself in for some high energy quiz-show fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A slick return to form for the neon shooter thanks to a twist on the formula that will have you tilting frantically to survive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ramps hits that golden ratio of challenge and simplicity that's perfect for mobile gaming and should you wish to ramp things up you can try your hand at the challenges for each level as well.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just as strong as its predecessors and a great starting point for anyone interested in the KRPG phenomenon, though after two years it'd be great to see more gameplay evolution instead of more fetch quests.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Who's That Flying?! treads on a fine line between frustration and fun, providing the same tight challenge you get from a bullet-hell shooter without the need for eye-bleeding graphics or hundreds of on-screen enemies.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chromanoids is an interesting experiment in creating a real arcade-like feel without needing to nickel and dime customers with micro-purchases.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dofus: Battles explores the tactical side of the line-defense style of gameplay, adding some depth along with a decent story to keep you hooked until the end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nano Panda is no slouch when it comes to its physics-based challenge, though it's hard to remain upset at such cute pandas (especially when you get to destroy them almost immediately).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.