AppSpy's Scores

  • Games
For 1,835 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 Bad Piggies
Lowest review score: 20 Bloody Hell !!
Score distribution:
1,835 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its cutesy exterior, Wake the Cat is a small scale physics playground that features some head scratchers, which may or may not be attributed to the engine itself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Voxel Agents strip things back for Puzzle Retreat and the end result is a zen-like block-sliding experience with a restrained, relaxing presentation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell plays exactly as it should and that's a boon for FF fans, but it's a weaker follow up to the excellent Blood of the Zombies.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great introduction to the rogue-like genre for any who are curious but have been put off by the uncompromising difficulty of other titles. Simple and engaging RPG dungeon crawling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you'd like a gooshy, 'spin round the tower' reverse form of Tetris, Rise of the Blobs has got you covered.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rock Runners is a rock-solid bite-sized platformer that may err on the side of being too 'casual', but much like any other snack you get a burst of enjoyment each time you chow down on a level and can't help but plow in to the next one immediately.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the path-drawing / screen-painting puzzler is far from new on the App Store, Puzzler Restorer by Gavina Games makes for a beautiful and brutally brain-bending twist on the concept; expect hours to melt away.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautiful little adventure game that looks to take inspiration from Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery EP.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the concept is not fully explored, Sporos delivers an engaging, original puzzle experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Gods: Rebellion sticks inside the well defined borders of a 3D action-brawler, even going so far as to retain the 'fallen gods' angle, and while not original it's still a solid romp.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple high score action based around avoidance. A lot of fun, but not a deep experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic Dash doesn't seek to innovate in the auto-runner genre, and for that alone it's disappointing, but if you scratch beneath the surface you'll find a game willing to throw a significant challenge your way.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Liberation Maiden may be short, but its Zone of the Enders-lite gameplay ramps up quickly and ends on a high note, making it worthwhile even if it does leave you wanting for more.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A competitive match-3 game with some fun gameplay, somewhat hampered by focusing on multiplayer and being freemium.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As ridiculous as its name, Ridiculous Fishing is simple, fun, and should keep players happy until they've seen everything the game has to offer.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's Minecraft meets Tower Defense on the iOS. You're either gonna love it or loathe it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pinball fans shouldn't hesitate in grabbing Star Wars Pinball and all of its tables; there's just too much to enjoy and it's easy to find yourself pumping in virtual coin after virtual coin for hours on end as you master each one.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's easy to see why the intensely engaging Dungeon Hearts attracted the attention of a studio like Devolver Digital, but with crashes eating up progress it's hard to fall in love with the excellent title on offer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A dueling card game based on Gameloft's Order & Chaos property that is superbly designed and quite addictive, eventually leading players towards its ranked multiplayer, while still featuring a lengthy, enjoyable single player campaign.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While nothing too deep, Nimble Quest is a lot of fun as its throwing RPG upgrade elements onto the game of Snake, which everyone should be all too familiar with.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ms. Splosion Man is still the fun and over the top platformer it was on consoles, but without modifications to suit iOS devices it has some teething problems.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Other Brothers is a beautifully presented and highly unique platforming experience for the iOS platform, but without tighter controls the game goes from challenging to frustrating all too easily; thankfully it's also short, so you won't be entirely infuriated by the experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bobbing is a simple, yet refreshing entry into the platforming genre. Why? Because of its circular logic of course!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slayin' knows exactly what it is, an action game with some RPG seasoning to keep the player invested, but after a few plays, you'll see everything this title has to offer you.
    • 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?).
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mr. Crab is nothing more or less than a competent, lighthearted, and gorgeously presented platformer you can tackle in bite-sized snacks. It does settle in to a rut early on, but you might not care if you're having enough fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cut the Rope: Time Travel actually seems a bit of a step backward for the franchise after Experiments. It still offers the same great gameplay with loads of levels however so if you're a fan, you can't really go wrong here.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sometimes we just want a high score game that is simple, and has enough to keep us trying to top our best effort. Bottle Cap Blitz is that kind of game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heavy Sword doesn't reinvent the platforming wheel, but takes a lot of ideas from good games in the genre to make an enjoyable experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very solid endless runner that blends jumping and attacking with only a single tap. Locking the additional characters after making your initial choice may be a deal breaker for some.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's Lego Batman 2 on the iOS. If you love the lego games and want an iOS version, this is a no brainer. For the rest, it's a solid action adventure title with imperfect controls.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of rail shooters, and the initial investment doesn't put you off, House of the Dead Overkill: The Lost Reels is a fantastic addition to the genre that will keep you busy for quite some time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Very reminiscent of the Cannon Fodder series, Tiny Troopers 2 is a simple to control real time strategy game that does not take itself too seriously at all, and ends up being quite enjoyable because of it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sorcery is a high water mark for gamebooks, and the tabletop D&D Experience. Its presentation and content should engage you unless you really dislike reading and making choices.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Paper Titans has a unique presentation style and a lot of personality on top of a rather standard, if not enjoyable three star puzzle experience.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A puzzle action game that offers fun movement and a plethora of content to get through.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A runner based platformer that offers branching level paths and a pretty enjoyable time, even if it is a little simplistic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reminiscent of games like the Ragdoll Blaster series, Can Knockdown 3 delivers physics fun in short, fast bursts.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A highly enjoyable bite-sized gravity based platformer in which the goal of each level is to feed your little character to a hungry carnivorous plant.
    • 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
    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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable puzzle game woven around a novel story about lost memories.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finger Tied's brand of 'finger Twister' is fun, but will ultimately stretch your digits more than your brain power.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Phoenix Wright trilogy is a great adventure game experience full of humour and intrigue. The updated visuals and higher-than-average price tag might make some gamers think twice, however.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The horticultural theme provides the bedrock to a fantastic puzzle experience.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's essentially Puzzle Quest with pirates, but the sense of humour and variations to the gameplay make this an enjoyable escapade all of its own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bridgy Jones's intuitive control scheme and interface make it a great addition to the bridge building genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pacey and immediate, Deep Dungeons of Doom offers no-frills, retro-themed fantasy fun. More revives and fewer IAP prompts would have been nice, though.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A puzzle game so simple and wonderfully executed, you'll wonder why no one has done it before.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a new high score Tetris-like experience should definitely give Crush! a try.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blip Blup is an enjoyable fill-the-grid puzzle game with slick visuals and effective sound design.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This action adventure that might be too linear for some, but generates real momentum with its story, impressive world, and varied gameplay.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a competent RPG in the vein of Torchlight, even if it lacks some of the combat finesse of its peers.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very entertaining board game port with a decent interface. Agricola should keep players busy for a long time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the visuals look a touch dates, Colin McRae Rally is a no-brainer for iOS racing fans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it borrows from other word games, Sqwords is competent puzzler in its own right.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not perfect, Contra: Evolution is a very solid and shiny port of the NES classic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid sequel to a solid physics puzzler. Those looking for another dose of water-based physics gameplay shouldn't be disappointed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though somewhat hamstrung by its control scheme, Deus Ex: The Fall is a handsome diversion for franchise fans.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it locks you out of the top podium positions near the beginning, Riptide GP2 is a handsome and thrilling water-based racer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knightmare Tower has charm, action, and satisfying progression. The controls take some getting used to, but this is still one of the better 'pick up and play' games we've seen for a while.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A simple game of avoidance wrapped up in a synaesthesia of audio and visual styling, Pivvot should keep you pushing onward to the break of dawn.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fascinating spin on the RTS genre that shows you just how intricate minimalist design can be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finally, a Worms title that bring the classic multiplayer mayhem to iOS with a decent interface.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Terraria has not made the transition to iOS unscathed, but its cocktail of 2D crafting and exploration is still as engrossing as ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the new hookshot mechanic, Mikey Hooks feels very familiar to its predecessor. However, when your predecessor was one of the best platformers on iOS, that not necessarily a bad thing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Strike Team's unique blend of FPS and 3rd-person strategy makes it one of the most interesting entries in the franchise. It doesn't quite nail the balance, however, and probably won't completely satisfy fans of either genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strata is an elegant puzzler elevated by fluid visuals and emergent sound design.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though its grindier moments don't completely gel with its level-based structure, Infinity Blade III is a handsome and often thrilling end to a landmark series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it sticks very close to the established formula, Angry Birds Star Wars II offers just enough tweaks and additions to warrant another trip to that galaxy far, far away.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Help Me Fly takes a simple concept and nails the execution, delivering a lovely little puzzler that's a joy to play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though not perfect, Orborun still delivers an entertaining and addictive score-chasing experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable score-chasing auto-runner that will delight and frustrate simultaneously.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want to help weirdest collection of creatures you've ever seen gather fruit, then Incredipede's physics-based oddness will certainly deliver.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple but devious, Duet is another twisty and satisfying iOS puzzler for Pivvot and Super Heagon fans.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    KAMI is a solid colour-based puzzler which is elevated by its excellent visuals and impressive production values.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Accessible and nuanced, Steampunk Tower is a smart and satisfying take on the tower defence genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pandemic is a great port of a co-operative board game port that works fine when played solo, but better when played with friends.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Paint it Back is a solid Picross game with a truckload of content, which should please fans of the genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the basic combat can get a little wearisome in large doses, Echo Prime's cocktail of sci-fi tropes, mystical powers, and RPG leveling offers a decent throatful of neon-soaked gratification.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though you might feel pushed towards purchases near the end, Fright Heights is a seriously testing puzzler with a clever and compulsive hook.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A handsome and comprehensive port of Bit.Trip Runner 2, which is let down a little by slightly laggy controls.