AppSpy's Scores

  • Games
For 1,779 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 Junk Jack
Lowest review score: 20 Bloody Hell !!
Score distribution:
1,779 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chop Chop Slicer takes another swipe at the object slicing gameplay and manages to capture some of the original spark of fun by mixing things up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ducati Challenge finally starts to nail the fun of zipping around huge and complex racing tracks on a motorcycle.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of gem-matching games, BLACKOUT! will give you a new challenge with 55 puzzles to complete and an endless mode that will keep you busy well after the main story is over.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    dream:scape is less of a game and more of an interactive novel; several bugs currently let the game down, but the narrative is still touching enough to play out to completion.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Soup is yet another great spin on concepts we've come to know (and even love); while it lacks alternative modes, the basic gameplay is more than worth diving in to again and again.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cell Bound is Hothead Game's third offering for the App Store and a relaxing alternative to the usual three-match titles for the iOS.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being easy to 'finish', unlocking all the levels and items is only the first half of the fun of Ionocraft Racing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As with just about any freemium title there's no harm in trying out Tiny Tower, but you'll be hard pressed to put it down after getting acquainted with the folk you house, employ and keep merry.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy CCGs or you already own Ascension, this is an easy title to recommend, but if you're looking for something with a bit more meat it's worth waiting to see where the developer takes this App in the future.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its overall age, Swords & Soldiers is still a solid real-time strategy title that gets the balance of unique races and tactical challenge just right.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Magnetic Baby may look and feel great, but letting go and gliding your way through space in order to collect stars and rescue the damsel in distress can have too many unexpected results.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kard Combat has its strong points, in particular its approachability for those who are usually put off by the fine-details in collectible card games, but combat can feel dry when your options are limited by default.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    9mm
    If you like movies like Street Kings or spent time with TV shows like The Shield, you'll have an inkling of what to expect with 9mm's story; while it's storyline may not be quite as intense, the action helps to see you through to the end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like crazy chase scenes in films and wish you could add a bit of Looney Tunes madness to the mix, Reckless Racing has the challenging gameplay you desire.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    QuBIT is a simple idea executed almost to perfection; trying to obtain ever-increasing combos creates a natural skill-cap that brings you back for more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of matching puzzle games should give Async Corp a try. While not treading new ground, it accomplishes good gameplay with flair.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Z The Game isn't just limited to classic gamers and RTS fans; while there is a steep difficulty curve to climb, the simplified RTS features are easy to learn and adapt to.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not specifically old-school, Bean's Quest combines simple, effective controls with clever level designs to make a solid, if brief, platformer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Curvebot is a well made game. It's a unique idea with good controls, great presentation, and a lot of content. Where it might lose people is the slower game pace.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not as tight as Mirror's Edge for iOS devices, Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty is still a fun side-scrolling free-running title that pairs up action and platforming with an intuitive control system that's perfect for touch devices.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jousting isn't exactly the most well-used concept for a game and Shake Spears! manages to balance strategy with basic bludgeoning fun in a way that's hard to put down.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's not the first time we've seen this blending of visual style and rhythm-based gameplay, Groove Coaster is none-the-less a unique experience that constantly rewards players for delving in again and again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all this is a fun game with great production value that is worth a look.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This addictive combination of soccer, strategy, and chance might grab you, but beware of the extra costs that might be involved if you get yourself hooked.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kickin Momma has a lot of charm and looks great, but some gameplay issues stop this from being the great title it could be.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a must buy for fans of fishing games, and slashing games. The price is low, the game is simple, and there's more than enough to keep you playing for a while.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first decision you have to make when considering Final Fantasy Tactics is, "Do I have the spare time for something like this?", if yes then consider yourself lucky to be able to experience such a deep and provoking tactical RPG, if not then you can rest knowing that you can still pick it up for your PS1 or PSP (should you have access to them).
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its faults, Mega Mall Story is an excellent sim game that will have fans of the genre glued to their iPhones for hours.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much like Flick Golf!, Flick Soccer! manages to capture some of the essence of the original sport while giving it a fun arcade spin. Be careful because your time can easily melt away with this one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Temple Run tightens up and polishes the endless-runner for the 3rd dimension, giving players a unique and fun challenge that controls like a dream.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great presentation, engaging gameplay, and a decent story. Nyxquest would make a great addition to anyone's iPhone games library.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pigs In Trees isn't the easiest game to master, but half the fun is in learning how to single-handedly demolish the avian hordes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple and fun, Cado is one of those games that will entertain you when you have a couple minutes to kill.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While you may be looking for the next high-definition shooter for blasting zombies or aliens, it's worth taking a side-step to play Cubes vs. Spheres as it combines simple action based fun with a unique setting to keep things novel.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy adventure games, and especially if you played the previous title, Hector ep 2 will be the best dysfunctional police detective point and click adventure game on the iPhone you'll play this year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's slowly getting harder and harder to love new cutesy physics based puzzlers, but Contre Jour breaks through with its elegant visuals and interesting approach to world manipulation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Great use of water in an iPhone app" seems like an odd selling point, but the way Sprinkle revolves its puzzles around the much needed liquid is worth the price of admission alone.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Muffin Knight combines endless gameplay with unlockable and upgradeable characters to create a unique platforming experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    4 Towers Onslaught is a well made tower defense game with a lot of visual flair and content, although it doesn't really bring that much new to the table.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though you may be suffering from Kairosoft-fatigue, Grand Prix Story is a fantastic sim that harkens back to the developer's roots while showing the polish you'd expect of a later title in their catalog.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're not burned out on the Backbreaker franchise, and the addition of the NFL license intrigues you, there's really no reason not to give this a go for some old fashioned violent football fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    jAggy Race is mind-bending and not above exploiting player expectations of traditional 'arcade' racers to make things a real challenge; mastering the ability to mentally swap directions, be it reversing, flipping gravity or a combination of both is the key to victory.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GoatUp fits in nicely with the Llamasoft pantheon of abstract titles, though this vertical platformer certainly feels 'straighter' than most even despite twists like killing off enemies with your offspring.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A celebration of the unbridled fun and silliness that makes the series so enjoyable to play while adding some neat touches to the endless platforming formula.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiny Invaders is a solid first effort from Hogrocket that should give players some enjoyment without straining their brains, even if the game can get a little frustrating.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's easy to discount a game based of what you see; Cowboy Guns looks like any other typical twin-stick shooter with a theme, but if you leave it at that you'll miss out on the fun gameplay and story contained within.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those of you looking for more content after playing the original release, Worlds will keep you busy for a while. For those who haven't played these games, this is a good jumping on point.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the glut of tower defense games on the App Store, it can be hard to stand out, but a decent premise backed up by solid gameplay can do wonders for making your mark.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've been playing through, and enjoying the exploits of Hector and Lambert, there's no reason not to pick up the final episode. New players probably want to start from episode 1.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the Sims will find this shift of play from modern times to medieval an interesting one, and it serves as an easy introduction into some aspects of the RPG genre to boot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not perfect a perfectly executed, the shortcomings in SHADOWGUN leave room for another even better game to take its place; not that there's any rush because it's still worth checking out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Do Do Egg will most likely appeal to younger players, but even so, this is a solid spin on the match-3 game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jelly Defense injects a much needed dose of fresh gameplay in to a genre that is far too often parroted without much deviation; just don't expect to knab perfect completions regularly - they're a true challenge for many levels (and that's not such a bad thing).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you fancy yourself a deft-hand at precise timing you'll get a kick out of Commander Pixman's gameplay that walks the fine line between fun and frustration; those after a casual platforming romp need not apply.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reminiscent of games like Angry Birds and Fragger, Monster Island shines as a serious contender in this genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's FIFA. While the controls have been streamlined and a robust manager mode has been added, whether you drop the money on this year's release comes down to how big a fan of the series you are.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A competent game, with some nice mechanics, a decent control scheme, and a well executed nostalgic presentation. It may be too simple and bare bones for some, but others will find themselves caught up in the dance of blasting aliens, and collecting their pixels.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As it's a free game, Slam Dunk King is worth the download to check out as it's a fun arcade experience. Whether or not progression is worth your time and money will have to be up the player.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NBA 2K12 steps up and represents for Basketball on the App Store with its smooth and accessible gameplay; to mangle a quote, it's not the game iOS gamers deserved, but it's definitely something they needed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dark Meadow a gorgeous and at times engaging take on the Infinity Blade style of gameplay, tempting players to delve ever-deeper, but quickly getting stuck in a rut all the same.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anthill is an original and clever take on the RTS genre that is more defense than offense based. A great play for those looking for some strategy gaming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet another twin stick shooter. Solidly made but doesn't bring much to the table.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've ever wanted to collect lollipops while rolling a fat Panda towards a hole, Roll in the Hole will provide you with just that.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Siegecraft goes to show just how programmed we've become when it comes to flinging objects at things to destroy them; while on one hand there's satisfaction in a well-timed shot, there's not enough actually happening to make the game truly exciting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forever Drive's use of user created tracks for content is amazing, but underneath that is an average arcade racer and a freemium model that will suck up your money if you let it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Squids is a fun tactical RPG with likeable characters, great music, and a learning curve that eases new players in. Getting this one is a no brainer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's great to see a powerhouse like NCsoft taking the plunge in to the App Store, but Gem Keeper feels like a safe gamble with the moveable tower system not really being explored.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots shows how to make movie tie-in's work without being overbearing; Bandito mode brings a real Arcade flair to the original Fruit Ninja formula, while thematic touches give the game charm.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bring Me Sandwiches!! takes the very base concept of a game like Katamari and gives it a fresh spin by placing it in a 2D platformer complete with the same charming touches that turn up the corners of your mouth in to a smile.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An odd concept based around a simple gesture that keeps adding new gameplay elements. This is the blueprint for a successful iPhone game and most should enjoy what Crazy Escape has to offer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a climbing block puzzle game that will keep you glued to your iPhone screen till the end. A must play for puzzle fans.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a title that many would have never thought possible, Worms Crazy Golf is not only a fun golf game, but adding the charm of Worms to it, along with all the obstacles, bonuses, and utilities, makes for a really fun gameplay experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Been there, done that' isn't quite fair to say of a game like Whale Trail. Although it may seem like yet another endless title, its stellar level of presentation; clever level layout variation; and simple control scheme make it worth checking out, even if it doesn't last forever.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you come in to this game expecting an EVE or Privateer, you're going to be disappointed, because while Galaxy Pirate Adventure gives off the guise and visual splendor of these games, it's ultimately a basic RPG.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Russian Dancing Men revisits a style of rhythm game pioneered by Masaya Matsuura at the turn of the century, pairing simple controls with the hyper-fun and cheery songs of the ever-popular Weebl's-Stuff.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zombieville USA 2 takes the next step forward for the original side-scrolling beat'em-up by giving you real character customization options, making zombie-slaying all the more satisfying; sadly the game presents no other motivation to continue outside continually feeding cash in to the upgrade machine.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those who have followed the Kairosoft releases, Oh! Edo Towns polishes the management gameplay from High School Story with a dash of Hot Springs Story on top of it, though you're likely suffering from burnout at this time; if you're yet to plunge in to the world of Kairosoft's amazing games, this is a great title to cut your teeth on.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Cut the Rope and zombie games will get some amusement out of Corpse Granny, but this type of game has been done before and done better.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a platformer with great animation and a fun world that doesn't take itself too seriously. Nothing revolutionary here, but players should be happy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Lovecraftian mythos is often used and abused as a cheap shortcut for instilling thrills or mystery in to an otherwise bland story or experience; not so with Elder Sign: Omens as it shows off the true terror, danger and madness of messing with the dark unknown in this chilling board game adaption.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rocket Riot is a lot of fun but the controls hold it back.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to shake the feeling that there's a trap waiting around the corner to justify the free pricetag of Bullet Time HD (such as an impossible enemy/challenge), but it never comes, making this a worthwhile pick up for action gaming fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    INC
    INC is a gorgeous platformer with a lot of content. The control may aggravate some, but if you can get passed that, you'll find an engaging game experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Extraction: Project Outbreak lays the groundwork for what could be an exciting top-down tactical shooter campaign, but aside from the tight controls and great level designs, it's easy to find yourself in a repetitive funk.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saving Yello is a fun physics puzzle game in the style of Angry Birds. With plenty of destructive power-ups, and some amusing sound effects, this should keep many iOS gamers amused.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Act of Fury forces you to practically headbutt bullets in order to stay alive, making it a game of finely tuned chaos as you dance in and out of danger without the safety net of ranged combat to keep you safe; a fun and chaotic bullet 'hell' experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're going to be an 'endless runner', take a page out Don't Run With a Plasma Sword's book and try to provide an experience that goes beyond mindless platforming; while it still suffers from the genre's weaknesses, it's a great title for those after truly competitive high-scoring.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Part Operation Wolf, this Ninja kill-a-thon is loads more fun than it probably has any right to be.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Bard's Tale is a near perfect adaption of the 2004 original and while this means players can expect a quality title, it also means people who disliked it the first time around are unlikely to be persuaded to enjoy it this time around.