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 Guitar Hero
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
1,848 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though there's no escaping its grindy and repetitive fundamentals, Dead Trigger 2's varied environments, objectives, and enemies are a definite improvement on those of its predecessor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A new coat of paint on an old game mechanic that does a lot to make Magic Orbz a lot of fun to play.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mega Run - Redford's Adventure doesn't water down its gameplay and in fact, shows auto-runners on the store just how they should do it, bringing plenty of fun power-ups and clever level layouts to the table, making it a must try title.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Let me Out has a bit of an Incredible Machine vibe to it while retaining the bite size levels and three star collection (or books in this case) that have become an iPhone puzzle game staple.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hundreds is a wolf in sheep's clothing and while the outside is all clean and simple, the real meat of the game will leave you a shell of the gamer you were; a fun and frustrating experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it's a rare feat to successfully merge enjoyable gameplay and education, Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider manages to bring an entertaining slant to the periodic table.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pebble Universe defies the expectations that come with almost any 'physics' based puzzler found on the App Store these days, but it still remains intriguing thanks to its unique spin on timing that will (with luck) cascade in to a perfect level completion.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ROBOT 99 isn't simply a visual feast, it's an entertaining time-waster that's also fun to share with friends.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it'd be nice if there was more to do, Trouble in Tin Town still manages to provide an interesting, if uncomplicated, campaign to complete.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're after an action-RPG you could hardly find better than Dungeon Hunter 2 at this time, but just because it's at the top, it doesn't mean it isn't without its flaws.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you didn't enjoy Jenga when it was a pile of blocks in front of you, then you may not become a convert thanks to playing it on the iPhone, however the arcade mode and pass-and-play multiplayer add a lot to the mix when you consider you don't have to clean up after you're done.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the IAPs songs are a bit much, this solid entry in the pinball genre should satisy paddle-pushers and rock enthusiasts alike.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it's a little short and a tad buggy, Detective Grimoire is an entertaining mystery that is elevated by it entertaining art, writing, and voice acting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Garage Inc. is charming in its vintage style and while the mobster storyline does add a serious edge it never overshadows the inherent fun of this management game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All about having fun, be it through the basic gameplay, the bright visuals or the overall theme; it's hard to leave without a smile of some kind when you're done.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Revolt may not pack the best campaign, but it's more than your average twin-stick shooter and thanks to its upgrade system and random arenas you'll have a solid endless mode to look forward to as well.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another solid use of the Where's My Water? license. And, as long as Disney continue to produce iterations which are this polished, we're fine with that.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the time of review, Acme Planetary Defense was a pretty buggy game, but its Missile Command-esque gameplay shines through the flaws which hopefully will be patched out later.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swing King has you arcing your shots between anchor points in order to collect stars and reach your flying unicorn. Stylish and content-loaded, but nothing overly original.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An arcade game that is very satisfying to play thanks to its colors and crunchy sound effects.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The mixture of gameplay and touch gestures keeps a player constantly on their toes, while the upgrade and three star system gives the player something to strive for, all while the game increases the difficulty level by level at a steady pace.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It was only a matter of time before Temple Run's explosion in popularity resulted in a new title - Temple Run 2 makes enough steps forward to justify the new number, but it's hard to shake the feeling that Imangi are resting on their laurels a little too much.
    • 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
    Transworld Endless Skater throws up a lot of barriers if you aren’t willing to pay, but that doesn’t stop it being an enjoyable skateboarding experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's bunny Pachinko. That alone is worth a look.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strata is an elegant puzzler elevated by fluid visuals and emergent sound design.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mad Rush is a funny idea with good presentation, but falls a little short in the gameplay department.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Mad Skills Motocross may look like another casual racer, it is in fact a very technical and challenging title to master, giving hardcore racing fans and gamers a run for their money.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jump o'Clock is certainly one of the prettiest vertical jumpers to play, but once you've 'seen it all' the challenge can feel a bit empty.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pocket RPG fills the niche of players that have been looking for a hack'n'slash RPG but felt as though they never had the time to complete one; fun, simple and easy to pick up and play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no reason not to just play Robot Unicorn Attack online for free, but then you'll wish you had bought the App just to get that ear-worm of a song out of your head - trying not to smile while playing is almost another game in itself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While 10000000's concept is far from unique, its smooth integration of RPG mechanics makes for an addictive arcade-puzzler.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with a lack of content, Space is Key is cheap enough for everyone to give this fun little game a try.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You're a panda riding a bubble, trying to get rubber duckies safely to their wading pool utilizing the physics of water. It's certainly a unique take on the physics puzzle genre.
    • 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).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though only a basic top down hack-and-slash at heart, Only One's stylish visuals, nuanced combat, and versatile upgrade system make it well worth a look.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Episode one of Walking Dead: The Game lays a great foundation for a story that follows a new group of survivors - how you choose to play Lee will determine how the story spins out in future episodes, but you'll have to live long enough to make it that far first.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Angry Birds Halloween is exactly what it says on the box - it's Angry Birds with a Halloween theme; if you own the original this is an easy to recommend game, but if you don't it's best to start with Angry Birds instead.
    • 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).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Muffin Knight combines endless gameplay with unlockable and upgradeable characters to create a unique platforming experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun puzzle game based around eating sausages to make your sausage dog long enough to walk on itself to rescue kidnapped puppies. Yup.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple but devious, Duet is another twisty and satisfying iOS puzzler for Pivvot and Super Heagon fans.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Babylonian Twins starts out as an easy to pick up and play puzzle-platformer that quickly becomes a challenging and time-consuming game that's a joy to complete.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a classic from the vaults of gaming history revisited for touch devices and while not the best platformer available it does have a genuine pedigree to live up to.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't remember playing Karate Champ at the arcade you may have tried it or the many clones that came on various consoles, so you can almost guarantee some nostalgic value at this excellent arcade port for your iDevice.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Godfire knows what it wants to be and stylishly executes on it, unfortunately a difficulty curve tweaked to drive IAPs undermines its appeal.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the visuals look a touch dates, Colin McRae Rally is a no-brainer for iOS racing fans.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SpinTrip is a delightful platformer aimed at kids and the young at heart; far from a completely casual experience, it provides some challenge to experienced gamers while still being easy enough for less skilled hands.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unless you're annoyed by challenging fights there's not a lot to fault with Dinosaur Slayer, just keep a healthy song playlist queued up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of NautralMotion's Backbreaker Football won't be disappointed with Vengeance and its new modes, but much like the original, once the content is completed it's easy to put back down.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's Temple Run on rails. Ride your mine cart, dodging obstacles while leaning out to collect that precious gold that's hanging in mid-air.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Civilization Revolution 2 is a wonderful interpretation of the turn-based strategy genre for mobile, offering consumable two hour blasts of its world domination gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spectromancer isn't the first of its kind on the App Store, but it's still a pioneer of the genre and being able to play with PC fans means there's a built-in community from the outset.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stargate SG-1: Unleashed Episode 1 suffers from a handful of technical flaws, but is otherwise a treat for fans of the TV series and of light adventure games in general thanks its action-based hooks and intriguing time-travel storyline.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BABEL Rising is a fun new take on the castle defense gameplay that may be a bit wicked to enjoy, but needs a bit more variety to keep you coming back all the time.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mr. Fang isn't anything we haven't seen before in the puzzle genre, but it's pulled off with enough exuberance to be worth a look.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rocket Riot is a lot of fun but the controls hold it back.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Inhabit the bodies of humans that have one innate quality needed to get you to the next human or the end of the level. It's short, to the point, and fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Provided you're still excited by the physics-based fun exemplified by the Cut the Rope series, you should find Cut the Rope 2 an inventive and stimulating addendum to the franchise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Myst was, by comparison, only a small taste of what was to come in the sequel 'Riven' and now gamers can explore complex world filled with wonder and betrayal no matter where they are.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a strategy title on the iOS that will keep you on your toes, Star Command should more than suffice.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though not perfect, Orborun still delivers an entertaining and addictive score-chasing experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Tiny Wings set its course on land, Sea Stars takes to the water with a well made fun gaming experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You'd think such a concept as reverse Tetris would be as easy to grasp as it would be trite, but Dream of Pixels is neither, delivering an engaging puzzle game with a unique concept.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Getting across the road and river in Frogger was always hard enough, but only Banzai Rabbit would make you come back again, challenging gamers to fine tune their timing skills.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wizorb is a solid touch-screen translation of the already popular brick-breaking adventure title, however the controls could use tweaking or at least more customization options.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The original Azkend was beautifully simple and visually stunning and Azkend HD for the iPad has focused on these aspects while adding a bit more of a challenge for fans of the game.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable puzzle game woven around a novel story about lost memories.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A simple game of flicking and balance brought to life through great visuals, fun voicework, and a load of personality.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cracking Sands manages to walk a tight line of balance between giving players too much self-sufficiency and not enough variety. At times it stumbles, but as a Kart-a-like racer it still manages to capture the fun of the genre.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.