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 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
1,836 game reviews
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    • 80 Critic Score
    iFlexis is a lot of fun, with its jiggling, rubberized pieces that perfectly slip and collide on screen, but it can add an otherwise unwanted random element for some puzzle fans.
    • 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
    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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfect Cell provides players with a unique choice between action and stealth elements, affecting the game's difficulty as a result of their actions; it's not 'perfect', but it's still a challenge worth trying.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps it's no major surprise that a twin-stick based re-imagining of Tomb Raider would work so well on iDevices, but Guardian of Light goes the extra distance with a challenging campaign and a fun co-op style for friends to enjoy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Meat Boy crossed with a 2d version of Super Mario Galaxy, which should punish and delight all platformer fans.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Feed Me Oil 2 builds on the original game slick premise, giving it a new lick of paint and piping in a new layer of additional complexity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unless you're driven insane by the idea of playing another endless runner, you should definitely take the time to enjoy Grim Joggers, if only to experience the random madness of trying to keep everyone alive as long as possible.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not your traditional action title, but Texting of the Bread pits you against hordes of sugary foes as you type your way to victory.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Although there are an increasing number of physics puzzlers on the App Store, Drop The Chicken focuses on being a puzzler first and a physics toy second; this makes for interesting solutions that reward players for thinking 'outside the box'.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By staying true to its simple hack-and-slash roots, Trouserheart succeeds in delivering a good old-fashioned arcade romp that's as diverting as it is charming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just about every action fan will want to grab a copy of Battle Bears -1 for its hilarious style and non-stop rainbow-spewing brutality that could only be improved with a multiplayer mode.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of soccer and don't mind the occasional RPG then you'll probably be lost to the world when playing Soccer Superstars, but it might be a little too intense for the casual fan to enjoy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MovieCat! is a fun trivia title that may not stump movie-buffs, but it provides just the right amount of challenge and fun categories to make it well worth picking up for anyone who likes the occasional movie.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun little 3D maze game that should amuse most players, but only the most dedicated will continue to play as the puzzles get more elaborate.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bridge Constructor Medieval builds on a solid formula, adding a story mode that brings a couple of new challenges to the franchise. It doesn't ascend to dizzying heights, but it doesn't collapse under it's own weight either.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By continually emulating, instead of innovating the METAL SLUG series, SNK PLAYMORE and DotEmu feel like their hands are tied when it comes to replicating the performance and precision of the Arcade originals; METAL SLUG 2 may not be the strongest of the originals, but it plays better on the iOS platform than previous releases and thus wins out by default.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While undeniably similar similar to developer Supercell’s previous success Clash of Clans, Boom Beach features just enough tactical tweaks to keep the formula fresh.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past looks and plays like a sharp 16-bit platformer, with a control system that suits the touchscreen down to the ground.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though this version of Sine Mora stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the excellent console original in almost every regard, the virtual stick control system lets the port down a little.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Accessible and nuanced, Steampunk Tower is a smart and satisfying take on the tower defence genre.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After Burner Climax is to gaming, what giant piles of random bits of candy are to desert; they both provide a short burst of joy and can be ever so sweet, but without more structure it quickly loses its flavor.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Those who missed or skipped out on Love Battle Princess should take the time to check out Subsolar; it may not hold as much value for returning fans, but the gameplay remains just as strong with its unique arcade style.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Similar to Beat it, this is a rhythm game where you build music track by track. The rest of the game is in a league of its own.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wave Trip is an elegant way to 'create' music while still having fun; there's a layer of depth missing, but it's enjoyable all the same.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a hardcore fan of the Final Fantasy series it's hard not to recommend this title, but casual fans will need to consider if they're interested in a serious 'retro' JRPG challenge.
    • 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.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    While TriBlaster borrows heavily from the arcade classic Tempest, its tinkers with the formula just enough to stand apart as an enjoyable retro blaster.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it borrows from other word games, Sqwords is competent puzzler in its own right.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Castle of Illusion distictive worlds are bursting with energy and personality. Unfortunately, thanks to its slightly spongy controls and lacklustre bosses, this illusion isn't as convincing to the touch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the immaculate presentation, Super Lemonade Factory never truly excites with its Lost Vikings-esque gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solipskier is a great fresh twist on side-scrolling running titles with its high-speed gameplay and thumping track it's an easy game to keep coming back to.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pirates vs. Ninjas vs. Zombies vs. Pandas doesn't bring a whole lot of changes to the table, but the challenging level designs and fun faction-based themes put it ahead of a lot of the pack.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the control issues, DRM nonsense, and lack of real innovation, Modern Combat 5 is probably the best example of the genre on mobile. The fun may be loud and dumb, but fans will doubtless fall victim to its explosive charms.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cute and simple platformer with great art, that's a lot of fun.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Pirates, puzzles, and action. If the combination sounds good, this a game worth taking a look at.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it doesn't have quite as many variables as other entries in the genre, Chippy is a perky and polished time management game which should have you coming back for seconds.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    While you may get a few funny looks from observers, Falling Fred is still a fun (if gory) game to blast away at when you have a spare moment.
    • 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.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Sudoku in 3D isn't just a gimmick, it's positively fun with 3-Duko's color region gameplay replacing the game's traditional rows and columns.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you play Float on a mobile device or an iPad you're guaranteed to enjoy the casual fun of flicking balloons; a great game for all ages.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The scope and size of Aralon: Sword and Shadow's gameplay is only mildly dampened by the occasional odd problem, which may be off-putting for some, but they're far from game-breaking and certainly not worth depriving yourself of this great RPG.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shadow Era is a great first step for what could be a fantastic TCG for iOS devices - there's a lot of room for improvement, but the core gameplay is worth checking out if you're a fan of these sorts of games.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing addition to the match 3 genre revolving around colorful animal mascots and blocks full of juice.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disco Zoo manages to balance puzzle elements and free-to-play mechanics well, resulting in a funky - and fun - time waster.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Red Nova takes a risk by deviating from the standard twin-stick setup for survival shooters, but this polished product pulls it off almost perfectly, if not entirely intuitively; a great addition to the collection of any action fan.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A puzzle action game that offers fun movement and a plethora of content to get through.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want to play poker while hearing funny dialogue from an interesting collection of characters, Poker Night 2 is definitely worth a purchase.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it locks much of its content behind tough achievement walls, Don't Shoot Yourself!'s novel anti-shooter gameplay is fun, if a tad frustrating at times.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Game Bakers have successfully reinvented the beat em up for the iOS platform. Combo Crew is full of personality and a must for fans of the genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable little physics platformer that doesn't cling to the traditional way of doing things (see what I did there?).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiki Towers is for those who enjoy physics based puzzle games involving monkeys.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When Gemini Rue was released on PC it was a wonderful throwback to the heyday of adventure games with new sensibilities and a fantastic narrative. The translation to iOS has not changed any of this.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A faithful and enjoyable translation of the beloved tabletop game. Though the mutliplayer mode may be absent, the spirit of Warhammer Quest is alive and kicking.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blue Defense: Second Wave! is a great sequel to what was already a great title and while the tilt controls may be a bit gimmicky, the gameplay is almost second to none.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    TBITF (no I'm not adding the whole title here, it's too long!) has a quirky style that's backed up with solid and simple competitive gameplay mechanics and a 2-player mode to enjoy with friends.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shadowrun Returns is a great PC RPG experience that translates well to the iPad. Hopefully it receives more campaigns in the future.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Leo’s Fortune will immediately impress with its lush presentation, but will keep you coming back thanks to its tight physics platforming gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though its influences are obvious, everything in Wave Wave, from its visual distortion to its geometric foundations, works in service of its frantic, addictive gameplay.
    • 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.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its slightly fiddly camera, Coaster Crazy Deluxe successfully brings roller coaster creation to the App Store without the freemium baggage, offering hours of imaginative design.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Supernauts is free-to-play world-builder that pulls off the impressive feat of always giving you a reason to keep playing, even if you choose not to invest in its IAPs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strand's deceptively deep gameplay not only strains the brain, but also delivers real rewards.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Corporate Fury is a strange take on the usual brawler format, breaking it down to a series of intense short battles; just be aware that the violent theme doesn't pull any punches.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the close proximity of so many platforming titles making use of the same mechanic, Gravity Guy still manages to strike out in its own direction and for those who like their games as hard as a brick-wall, then this is for you.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the controls are never going to match those of the console versions, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is as reverent and respectful an iOS port as you could realistically hope for.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cordy Sky provides a surprisingly strong distraction thanks to a bouncy challenge that ramps up slowly and keeps introducing new elements to make your journey all the more whacky.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The original Tiki Totems did amazing things with nothing more than basic blocks; the addition of new block varieties, shapes and additional physics elements only gives Tiki Totems 2 more depth that's explored over 208 levels and three fun modes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For some, Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter may be a hard game to appreciate thanks to just how realistic the experience can feel, however this is without a doubt a must have for hunting enthusiasts and fans of open-ended titles.
    • 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.
    • 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.