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 N.O.V.A. 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
1,836 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Virtua Tennis Challenge doesn't reach a golden set standard, but despite heavy requirements it's still the Arcade title we've come to know and love.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Air Mail brings a much-needed sense of fun and freedom to the App Store, encouraging players to breathe in its wonderful world through exploration.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've ever wanted to play a game where you fly around a spherical world as a bee, rescuing baby bees and collecting pollen for your hive, then this is the game for you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot going on in this 2d skating game that is quite fun and enjoyable. The controls somewhat damper the experience, but not enough to warrant skipping this if you like skateboarding or mission based gaming.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those who can't get enough of Alive4Ever, or those that wanted a more jovial approach to their zombie survival gameplay should find what they're after in this stylistic retread.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shoot The Zombirds gives Pumpkin Boy another crack at the dastardly child-napping birds of the first game with a nightmarish spin.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Project 83113 is an adorably action-packed platformer that attempts to do away with the standard controls and almost succeeds in doing so, but by the same token it also doesn't overstay its welcome, so you'll only be frustrated a handful of times.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clever, clean and devious in its design, ichi by Stolen Couch Games pulls no punches when it comes to its puzzling gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kairosoft have struck gold once again with an addictive sim game that acts simultaneously as a simpler and yet more complex form of Recettear.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A twin stick shooter in a maze of corridors with monster creating turrets, and plenty of upgrades. It doesn't really set itself apart from the pack, but it is a solid play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Catapult King may not be the king of catapult games, but once you start to delve in to its harder challenges you'll be glad the controls provide you with the finesse needed to complete them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You tap cube and sphere shaped dinosaurs to make them grow so they can touch a rainbow current that makes them euphoric. This should tell you everything you need to know about the game right here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being a re-tread of an already immensely popular game, the new theme pairs perfectly with original concept while adding a couple touches of its own.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pocket Planes showcases NimbleBit's deft-hand at creating miniaturized, yet still strangely addictive titles - keeping your fleet running is a more-ish exercise that will keep you entertained for days.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eager Beaver mixes up the tower-building concept by placing it underwater; while similar in many ways it proves to be entertaining despite the same-ish feel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mad Acorn is the first in APD's series of TapTap Comix and a great start as it marries modern art forms in to a fun, interactive package that's perfect for rhythm game enthusiasts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not deviating too far from the beaten track, Fish Heroes provides a challenging puzzle variation on the physics-flinging gameplay we all know so well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Velociraptor messes with history, but whether you're flinging or smiting dinosaurs, you're bound to have fun with this colorful and frantic arcade title.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from some minor control quirks, Cthulhu Saves the World feels just as good on the iOS platform as it did two years ago on the 360 - a great pick for fans of old-school RPGs.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nihilumbra provides a straight platforming experience that focuses on the gameplay and story instead of the usual Arcade-like snack-sized gaming we've seen dominate the App Store.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A throwback to 80s action movies and arcade gaming when the test of a man was how high a score you could achieve by punching things. Simple arcade fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Captain Antarctica is an up-beat casual title that plays with common 'endless' concepts and gives it a level-based treatment instead; while not as addictive, you'll come back for more just to hear it's catchy tune again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where's My Perry? is an interesting extension of the Where's My Water? gameplay, packing the same addictive charm as the original, but it's hard to shake the been-there-done-that feeling.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun enough pinball experience for no cost, but for continued play and more content, be prepared to cough up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A competent off-road racer with some good customizability and a fun diversionary game mode, but ultimately it's missing something to make it shine.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very beautiful looking twin stick shooter that offers its players a fun experience for free, and an expanded experience if you want to pay the ninety nine cent fee.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a competitive turn based strategy game, Outwitters delivers with an easy to grasp play system and the ability to have numerous games playing at the same time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The been-there-done-that feeling of Amazing Alex is understandable for iPad owners who already have Casey's Contraptions, but for new-comers (including iPhone users) it's another cute, but still addictive physics puzzler to add to your collection.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Dark Knight Rises follows in the wake of a film that is already being regarded the best in the series, meaning it was always a tough act to follow; it's a shame more time wasn't spent on polishing out the game's many quirks, but it remains a solid action title thanks to its focus on story-missions and finely crafted encounters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fusion of Audiosurf and Boost, Synesthetic takes you on a trippy ride through your own music while basing its game around the simplicity of tilting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Part action-adventure, part puzzler, all buttons - Button Brigade is one of the App Store's stranger entertaining offerings on the App Store.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ORC: Vengeance keeps things simple and focused, and as a result its attempt at action-RPG dungeon crawling comes off as far more engrossing than those who spread their efforts too thinly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Agent Dash is a gorgeous rendition of the Temple Run style of auto-runner that encourages players to become better at the game by introducing unique obstacles for each of its area types.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like side-scrolling shooters and missed this one in 1998, give this faithful port a go. Just beware that the control scheme brings complications.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Walk along the screen using multiple weapons to shoot goblins, all to get this Shellrazer to the love of his life. Not really that complex, but surprisingly addictive.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Commando Jack is a solid entry into the Tower Defense genre, but aside from good presentation and the addition of jumping behind a turret yourself, it's a pretty stock standard experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trigger Fist places a focus on simplicity, pulling back on the controls, the detail and the content to create a laser-like focused experience that competes directly with the big-boys of the genre.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn't Pitfall as you may know it - in fact it's another Temple Run style title, but one that feels at home with Harry's perilous trip down the side of a mountain.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle Craft is a fine blend of addictive casual gameplay elements, giving rise to a puzzler that you'll gladly keep coming back to without the usual guilt-factor associated with repetitive gathering.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Now that the line drawing sneaker is an established genre, we'll be seeing a slew of titles in it, but as long as they're as polished and enjoyable as games like Critter Escape, that will be no problem at all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While other board games remain content to try to boil down or otherwise crowbar their game on to the iOS platform, Lost Cities feels completely at home thanks to its casual simplicity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Classic Bust a Move gameplay turned on its side, with special recipes to complete, and other witches to collect along the way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like Professor Layton, this is a game with a plot loosely based around solving puzzles. While having a charm of its own, it's missing the sense of adventure and exploration of its inspiration.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cute and simple platformer with great art, that's a lot of fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Granny Smith is a light distraction for platforming fans and those who enjoy 2D racers to blast through in an afternoon; guaranteed to leave with a smile.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must for puzzle fans. Reminiscent of the numbers and dragging from Pathpix, but this is definitely its own beast and a fierce contender in its genre.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For zero investment you net yourself a title that strips out the story, random-luck and complexity of raising monsters from Pokemon, leaving a battle-focused title in its place; Little Masters is fun, but otherwise dry in its execution.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The iOS platform has been aching for a solid beat'em-up and Wild Blood fills the niche perfectly, if with something that feels a bit flat in its execution; at least it's a nice change to beat up on demons instead of zombies or 'gods'.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not an endless runner, but an endless tunneler, that has visual appeal plus addictive gameplay coupled with fair prices for upgrades.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's Arkanoid with Monkeys. 'Nuff said.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Short, sweet and fun - Wonderputt feels like a fantasy trip to your favorite mini-golf course, complete with aliens and a few impossible structures to conquer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rayman Jungle Run sidesteps the need to have a 'Rayman Origins' on the iOS platform by retaining the same focused gameplay through simplified controls and devious level design.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Earn to Die is a solid adaption of the Flash game, bringing all new stages, vehicles, upgrades and obstacles to overcome while also packaging in a fun competitive mode to keep you coming back for more.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the more unique 'how far can you travel' high score games to hit the app store, wrapped in solid presentation and a great balance between shop prices and currency collection.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the first game, this is a great puzzle game wrapped up in a crazy assortment of visuals and audio, but there really isn't anything that makes this more super than its predecessor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not a massive leap forward for the genre as a whole, Payback² makes for a seriously fun distraction if you enjoy always-changing mindless action.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disturbing, colorful, fun, cute, and did I say disturbing? Sugar Kid may look like your regular casual physics puzzler, but it's anything but as you try to keep the poor cube alive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like Tower Defense, and you like zombies, Dead Stop is a very competent entry in the genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike so many other puzzlers aimed at younger audiences, Snail Bob goes to the painstaking effort of hand-crafting every stage, introducing oodles of new mechanics to explore and test out - while it's no huge challenge, it's the perfect fodder for growing minds.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crazy Taxi for the iOS platform is a solid step back from the console and yet another step back from the Arcade release of SEGA's classic time-trial 'racer', but even despite this the madcap insanity of its gameplay shines through making it hard not to be washed away in a torrent of nostalgia.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The name encapsulates the gameplay of this high score zen puzzler beautifully.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Polara could easily have fallen apart thanks to its mixed-bag approach to smashing together 'endless runner' concepts we've seen before, but instead it seamlessly stitches blends them together and turns it in to an engrossing challenge.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    True Skate walks a thin line between simulation and sandbox, producing a very realistic skating title, but falling short of providing players with decent objectives outside of 'mucking about'.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fantasy Conflict doesn't re-write the genre, but as Galcon-a-likes go, it builds upon previous ideas developed by the studio to create a game packed with action (even if it does become rote in its execution at times).
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite reducing Sonic to only jumping, Sonic Jump does almost a better job at feeling like the hedgehog in its hey-day than other iOS releases; if only it didn't bring along the same baggage of similar vertical jumpers too.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skyriders strips back the gameplay of a racer like F-Zero and manages to create an addictive time-trial title out of it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a new spin on an old classic, Monopoly Millionaire doesn't completely reinvent the wheel here, but has a couple new additions to make things interesting, that should keep the enthusiasts more than happy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taking turn based RPG combat away from fantasy and sci-fi, and playing things in a courtroom is enough of a spin to make Devil's Attorney worth a play (and the stylish character that the game is infused with doesn't hurt either).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    N.Y.Zombies 2 is exactly what the series needed as it expands its ideas beyond the tiny rooms it used to inhabit and places them in a much larger, and far more terrifying real world.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nutty Fluffies is simply fun to play thanks to its strangely intuitive physics that make it easy to almost 'think' your way through its challenging stages.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ARC Squadron is a solid shoot'em-up in the vein of greats like Star Fox, but streamlined to suit the platforms larger casual audience - don't fool yourself though as it still has plenty of bite in the later stages.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The beauty is only skin deep in Need for Speed Most Wanted - sharp graphics and solid controls make it entertaining in short bursts, but those looking for a challenging ride and variety in their vehicles will be disappointed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A retro pixel RPG of old, complete with grind heavy mechanics and an undeniable charm.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want to track your way through ruined warzones, shooting at everything that moves, and watching things blow up and go squish, iBomber Attack has got you covered.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Accelerometer controls act with 'jerky' responses; thankfully alternate controls are available (if difficult to manipulate).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Think Monster Dash with secret agents on top of a train, fighting zombies and robots, and you're pretty close.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sleepwalker's Journey is rich in its beauty, and cunning in its challenges; you won't finish this puzzler in your sleep.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure it's zombies, but you'll forgive me for letting that point slide when the gameplay has such an incredible zen-like approach - swing away at the undead, or let them dance the night away; either way you get the last laugh.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Endless Road is kind of like playing a game based on the movie Speed, in which if you can't keep your car above the threshold, be prepared to restart. Great presentation though.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shardlands is one of those games that intrigues you when you start playing, and never really stops.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition knows who it's aiming for and hits the mark almost perfectly, but as a result, gamers yet to enjoy the deep complexity of such an RPG may be quickly overwhelmed and even put off by its clunky design.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those without easy access to a 3DS copy of Theatrhythm, the iOS version makes for a decent, if less featured replacement; in the least you can 'pay what you like' by sticking to songs you enjoy, so it's a treat for anyone who has enjoyed one or more Final Fantasy titles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Middle Manager of Justice is how freemium should be - despite its repetitious nature, there's always something new to occupy your attention and you're never punished for wanting to explore all of these options; IAP feels like it actually enhances the game, instead of merely replacing gameplay elements that should already be there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fluxx turns traditional card-based board games on its head by refusing to state more than the basic rules - how the game turns out is entirely up to the luck of the draw, and that's half the appeal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anomaly Warzone Earth was a brilliant miniaturization of an already incredible title, and while the 'sequel' is no less polished, it's more interested in the status quo than pushing boundaries.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An arcade game that is very satisfying to play thanks to its colors and crunchy sound effects.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's bunny Pachinko. That alone is worth a look.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy the Raiden games or shoot em ups in general, this is a solid investment as you get four games with multiple modes for your purchase.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Repulze combines Wipeout with a polarity mechanic, that while interesting tends to fight against the player.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While other games obsess about being the next Trials HD and Bike Baron, Pumped: BMX brings things back to the tried and true while still requiring just as much skill to clear its challenges.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid endless auto-'runner' and a great update to the Tiny Wings formula - Time Surfer is a great time waster.