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 Madden NFL 12
Lowest review score: 20 Bloody Hell !!
Score distribution:
1,836 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not exciting as their earlier releases, Full Fat's NFL Flick Quarterback tries something new with its 'Playmaker' mode and creates something fans of the sport are sure to enjoy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some initial frustrations, Mini Motor Racing still manages to provide a unique time waster for arcade racing fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Home Sheep Home 2 takes its Lost Vikings style puzzle platforming a step further than the original, adding more content and challenges for those who demand something a bit more brain tickling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is still the Chrono Trigger fans have come to know and love even despite Square Enix' stubborn refusal to shape its games to suit the iOS platform; this can dampen the experience, but its core still shines through.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every new release from CAVE is a chance for shoot'em-up fans to flex their skills and sink their teeth in to something juicy - unfortunately Bug Princess is a little leaner than its predecessors, though still head and shoulders above most of what the App Store has to offer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn was more than worth the wait thanks to clever and fresh gameplay that suits the theme of the franchise; being gorgeous to look at doesn't hurt either.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Time Ducks is the sort of arcade game that occurs when you let your imagination run rampant while tying it down with solid game design principles; it's not perfect, but it's a fun ride while it lasts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although short (anywhere up to four hours depending on how much you sidetrack), LostWinds makes up for it by not trying to pad the game with time-wasters and handing you plot almost as fast as you can handle it. The iOS version also boasts a collectable side-mission that unlocks 3D models, which can subsequently be used as an overlay for pictures in your library; it's not much, but at least it acknowledges the platform's social features.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lunar Racer may not be as unique as it had hoped to be on launch, but its fast flipping and nitro-boosting Kart-style racing is both eye-popping and fun at the same time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Short of physical controls, Super Crate Box is a near perfect adaption of the 2010 smash-hit; fast, frantic and fun - the three f's all action fans should be able to appreciate.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pocket League Story takes Kairosoft's journey in to the world of sport even further, delving in to the numbers behind the game; this can be somewhat detrimental to the pacing, but getting to watch your players perform is a reward all its own.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not too removed from the first game, Zombie Wonderland 2 gives you more frantic action in a zombie defense shell. For fans of the first game, tower defense-esque titles... and zombies.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Star Marine: Infinite Ammo is a 'classic' shooter in almost ever sense of the phrase; its design philosophy may bring back the challenging and fun over the top insanity of the days of old, but it also brings back an Arcade-like brutality that rewards memorization over skill.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not necessarily as flashy as more recent releases in the fighting genre, SoulCalibur remains a compelling and incredibly varied 3D fighting title despite its age and usual platform-specific concerns (controls).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smash Cops doesn't overstay its welcome by forcing players to deal with its limited variety in gameplay; thanks to this the game remains short, sharp and a fun way to blast away an hour or two.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another Crush the Castle type game, but with a unique aiming system, bountiful weaponry and an amusing presentation, fans who haven't gotten enough flinging physics destruction should give this a look.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Adventure game fans will really enjoy this addition to the genre. For others, the lack of voice acting, and the slow pace of solving puzzles might be a deterrent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Paper Monsters keeps things simple, yet fun, making it a great game for younger or more casual audiences.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reminiscent of Resident Evil's mercenary mode, Desert Zombie Last Stand is a pretty fun third person survival shooter that should satisfy any zombie blasting urge a gamer might have (especially when they shoot back).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DoDonPachi Blissful Death takes you a few years in to the past before the events of Resurrection and puts you in control of the 'dolls' you'll eventually need to destroy; as such it's just as frantic and energetic as the series ever gets and a solid release from bullet-hell developer CAVE.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ragdoll Blaster 3 may look like yet another physics puzzler to throw on the pile, but the original formula is enhanced thanks to four new dolls and far more complex situations to overcome.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A head-to-head castle defense game with a lot of unit options, RPG upgrade mechanics, hack and slash segments, and plenty of modes. The long standing issues of the genre are not addressed here, but fans should be more than happy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An inventive game with a great presentation. The play experience is a little more frustrating than it needs to however, and might turn some players off.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    100 Trials opts to extend the Challenge Mode experience from 100 Rogues instead of fleshing out a brand new RPG experience - it's not as fresh, but it packs a punch thanks to its many 'bite-sized' puzzles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you loved League of Evil, you'll eat up the sequel by the spoonful even if it does feel like the same thing in a pretty new package; it's a shame more wasn't done with the boss-encounters, but you'll be too hard pressed mastering the near 100 other levels to be too upset.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A platformer that one can play in short bursts that has some interesting ideas, but ultimately comes off as being a bit bland.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some minor control annoyances and the pay-wall, this is a must have app for lovers of pinball, especially those that used to pump coins into the machines when arcades were in their heyday.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Retro Racing says it all - those who have played top-down racers in just about any form will slip right on to this title with ease and find themselves enjoying the nostalgic, yet distinctly modern feel of the game; it's just a shame it's all over too soon and without even a thank you for having completed it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tilt based endless runner that ties in progression, upgrades and social media to create an enjoyable campaign.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you've played a Tobe title before or not, Hookshot Escape is a great time-waster that knows that variety is the spice of life; a real challenge that constantly rewards the player for their progress.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A strategic tower defense game set during wartime. Lots of variety and a well balanced upgrade curve. Easy to recommend for tower defense fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple and straightforward, but only the most dedicated players can best the arcade gauntlet that has been thrown down by this title.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tie-ins often get a bad rep (and for good reasons), but Mass Effect Infiltrator is worthy of play in its own right, which is high praise for games of this type - while not a true miniaturization of the full game, it captures the title's combat and style while providing something distinctly 'iOS' in its execution.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the hardcore puzzlers, grabbing Monster Flip just to compete against others via the thought-provoking 'Sequence' mode is worth the purchase all by itself - for everyone else you get a polished, cute and at times hilarious arcade puzzler that feels more like a two-for-one with its arcade and puzzle modes being pulled apart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swiping puzzle fun. Yes we've seen this concept before but Twingo pulls it off with great presentation and a truck full of content.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable physics flinger with a funny premise and lots of variety. You also get to sumo butt-stomp for purposes of carnage.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lightopus is visually intriguing and aurally relaxing, as you swim around protecting your babies, and having them feed on your enemies. A unique experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gridrunner may not be an entirely new product from Jeff Minter, but as always the mash-up of gaming nostalgia and distinctly modern influences makes for an appealing 'retro' remake.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MotoHeroz may be a stripped down version of its bigger console brother, but it packs a seriously addictive punch when it comes to trying to best your fastest-times and the times of those around the world; fun, simple and packed with cunning surprises for the competitive player.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Firemint take their Flight Control series in to a whole new world filled with sci-fi fantasy fun and pack it with fun and over-the-top ships designed with nothing more in mind but to throw you off your multi-tasking; it's just a shame the shadow of IAP looms in the background and mars the lighthearted mood.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mostly aimed for younger players with its cute and expressive protagonist, Harry the Fairy will amuse with tight tilt controls and the relaxing, floaty feel of its gameplay.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the immaculate presentation, Super Lemonade Factory never truly excites with its Lost Vikings-esque gameplay.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As movie tie-ins go, Hunger Games: Girl on Fire keeps things simple, but original and fun, making it the perfect companion for wasting your time if you haven't already seen it on the big screen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game for the hardcore puzzle lover. Don't let the ease of design, control, and goal fool you, sooner or later this game will have you tearing your hair out. The sense of satisfaction when a particularly hard level is bested however, is unrivaled.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most elegant word games you're likely to find on the app store, with modes to test both those who like to think on their feet or prefer a game with little to no pressure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fireball SE's passive-aggressive style of gameplay is executed with near perfection thanks to its smooth and finessed controls and various methods of destruction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A nice new spin on a classic puzzle type with cute characters and some new additions to make things interesting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bitter Sam is almost everything your usual 'cute-physics-based-puzzler-with-three-stars' game is not - its main character is a monster and depressed; you use cute animals as battering rams; you only have to collect one item; and you won't have to launch anything at a stack of wood, stone and glass... and yet despite all this, it's just as fun, cute and addictive as those sorts of games.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fibble is cute, fun, unique, but ultimately a safe casual entry from a developer used to pushing boundaries; with more content under its belt and a tweak to fix control concerns, it could easily become a must-have for your gaming collection.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An interesting and simple to play strategy game based around dungeon crawling with a band of adventurers and securing all that immaculate treasure.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A unique presentation coupled with a simple game mechanic. If you'd like to take a balloon trip through an alien land of wonder, this is your game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While this is definitely aimed at younger players and lovers of all things kitten, the match three is fun and you definitely get your share of virtual pets.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saturday Morning RPG is a wonderfully fresh RPG experience that sports unique ideas and a nostalgic kicker to keep you hooked, though it doesn't get through entirely unscathed as it also sports its fair-share of gameplay problems that can kill the otherwise entertaining experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    2011's Nightfall has made its way to the iOS and while it's not the first deck-builder on the scene, its uniquely brutal and aggressive style means you'll need to keep track of every player as they attempt to stab you in the back - fun offline or online with friends and strangers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crow's simple storyline keeps things short and punchy, dragging the player through a wonderful fantasy world filled with strange creatures and challenging rail-shooting segments; fun for all ages.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Burnout Crash! thinks big with its large maps, huge explosions and crazy mix of mayhem-inducing bonuses; it's fun, but mindless and the perfect distraction for those after some simple fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a throwback run and gun platformer with a great visual style. The controls are serviceable but can mar an otherwise enjoyable experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It would be too much to ask for a full adaption of the Total War series for the iOS platform, but Battles still manages to retain a focus on strategic elements despite borrowing a handful of tropes from established genres, making it a deeper experience than your average line/castle defense title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've finished the last cute-physics-3-star title to grace your iOS device, make Shark Dash your next purchase; if nothing else, it's worth it for the adorable presentation and cunningly designed levels that keep you coming back for more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whatever platform you choose to play it on, MacGuffin's Curse is a fun puzzler with a surprising amount of depth thanks to its adventure-game inspired dialogues; challenging and amusing for gamers of all walks.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hambo has a familiar feel to its piggie-shooting gameplay and once you're on a roll you'll start to feel like an action hero - just don't forget the bullets are just as deadly to you as they are to everyone else.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spellsword is a wonderful new take on the arena-based platforming formula we've seen before and feels incredibly well-polished, balancing its mechanics to provide plenty of opportunities for skillful play and strategic thinking.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cubis Creatures is a well made block shuffler (yes, that's what we're calling it) with enough content to keep fans happy for more than their money's worth.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is a treat for those who loved the first title; its uncomplicated free-exploration style makes it a hard game to put down.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Polymer is that genius little puzzler you gladly wait a year for to find - elegant in its design and rock-hard in its puzzling execution, Polymer only has a handful of quirks holding it back and even then you'll be coming back for more.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What starts out as an almost rudimentary word-game quickly starts to snowball out of control in to a frantic, mind-warping challenge of not only making words, but multitasking lethargic letters.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The NOVA series once again pushes iOS devices large and small to new visual heights, but also manages to stumble over key features, letting the whole production down; thankfully the multiplayer is as rock-solid as ever and fleshes out what the campaign can't execute on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A skateboarding version of Bit.Trip Runner for the iPhone with plenty of content and personality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Space exploration, mining, and alien life. Gene Effect is a slow paced expedition into a world fraught with intrigue and peril.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Containing humor alongside its pilfering gameplay, Robbery Bob rewards those willing to take risks while relieving people of their broken and worthless possessions.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a very good remake of the 1990 strategy classic. While some of the underlying gameplay issues of the original have not been solved, this is a unique and fun experience in the world of Risk-like turn based strategy videogames.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tower of Fortune's strength is in its addictive use of the infamously random slot-machine, while still providing players with the ability to overcome these odds through the use of items purchased with gold you've accumulated over time; it's a thin line to balance, but a fun one too.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiny Plane has an honest simplicity about it that pairs perfectly with its fun arcade gameplay, making it addictive without the horrible feeling that you're missing out on something.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slingshot Racing is a refreshingly beautiful and elegant racer that may not be as hardcore as similar titles, but combines simple controls with skilled timing perfectly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever little high score game about zapping bugs between your fingers. Plenty of crazy boss battles and challenges await.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A new take on a type of puzzle game we haven't really seen since Lemmings; coupled with great presentation and a bonus arcade shooter.