AppSpy's Scores

  • Games
For 1,846 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 DEVICE 6
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
1846 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fixes all but the basic problem of aiming from the first title, making this a great action-shooter experience for iDevice gamers to enjoy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a change of setting, Icebreaker Hockey fails to step out of the comfort zone of its predecessors; this is disappointing for a sport famous for its hard hits.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NBA 2K12 steps up and represents for Basketball on the App Store with its smooth and accessible gameplay; to mangle a quote, it's not the game iOS gamers deserved, but it's definitely something they needed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    JoyBits have nailed time-wasting to a fine art with Doodle God and with more updates planned you can expect to get great value and fun for your money.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's slowly getting harder and harder to love new cutesy physics based puzzlers, but Contre Jour breaks through with its elegant visuals and interesting approach to world manipulation.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're after a new take on a now 'classic' genre for the iPhone, Tiki Smasher might just impress you with its simple pinball inspired castle defense gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some frustrating control concerns, Frogatto rises to the challenge and is still a stunning platformer in the face of adversity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gravity Hook HD represents an intense shift in challenge from Semi Secret's earlier work, but if you have patience you'll be rewarded by an amazingly intriguing gameplay style.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic The Hedgehog 4 is the sequel you always dreamed of - only a bit shorter; this may put off some as it is a flagrant tease, but if Episode I is any indicator the whole ride is going to be an amazing one.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It won't take long for most people to blast their way through Reckless Racing, but if you can get a stable connection the multiplayer is fun and the 'Delivery' mode adds some replayability too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Air Penguin lacks the same vital spark of other recent bird-themed titles, but bouncing your way through each of the game's challenges still makes for a fun challenge that scales to your skill level.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not every Donut Games title is a winner, but small details in Cave Bowling show some growth and understanding of the mobile gaming audience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    N.Y.Zombies varied levels keep a simple idea compelling right to the end while zombies slowly, but surely work their way back in to your nightmares.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiny Prehistoric Adventure falls into many of the traps of its genre, but this doesn’t stop it being a charming point-and-click adventure.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to hold back true classics and Streets of Rage 2 remains as challenging and fun to play as ever; a chance to cater to modern audiences has been missed, but at least you can still play with friend's in co-op mode.
    • 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
    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
    Though somewhat hamstrung by its control scheme, Deus Ex: The Fall is a handsome diversion for franchise fans.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the surface Doom II RPG looks a little bit country and a little bit rock'n'roll, but amazingly id Software pull off the mix while poking fun at the same time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    République’s gameplay provides an interesting twist on the stealth genre, but it is the world and the fiction that will keep you coming back to this episodic title.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Time Geeks: Find All! doesn't bother with all the nonsense of other hidden object games and challenges you to a quick, strict 'Wally' style of game that's not only fun, but packs enough cultural references to keep you busy in relaxed modes as well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Space Bunnies is a cute, simple, casual pinball-like tilt title that's great for younger audiences, but a little lacking for those after more of a challenge.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uber Racer 3D - Sandstorm isn't as fully featured as some larger titles, but for those after a solid racer that provides a great challenge and well designed courses without the 'realism', this is for you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all this is a fun game with great production value that is worth a look.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    KAMI is a solid colour-based puzzler which is elevated by its excellent visuals and impressive production values.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assault Squadron isn't as nuanced as some of the real shmup classics, but it's still an intense challenge waiting to be conquered and mastered by veteran fans.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battleheart combines a neat real-time combat system and class interactions that will feel familiar to followers of Western RPGs (including MMOs), though the controls can cause some confusion when it's least required.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're after something a little different from the usual endless runner titles, Dino Rush is a gem not to be missed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smurfs' Village hasn't quite launched with its best foot forward, but for those who have fond memories of the Smurfs and can't get enough management titles, there's no reason not to grab this game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Astronut is a surprisingly difficult game to master despite its somewhat simpler origins and it's worth checking out the free version before making your final purchase.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Oddy Smog's Misadventure certainly doesn't tread too much new ground, but it's still a fun, haunting experience that manages to immerse players with its dark, grimy visuals and cute main character.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It misses a few beats, but SBK15 is an engaging bike racer all the same.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a must buy for fans of fishing games, and slashing games. The price is low, the game is simple, and there's more than enough to keep you playing for a while.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Idyllic seems more a platformer made to relax the player rather than an engaging game. As long as you know what you're in for, it's worth a look.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unless you have no interest in these arcade titles at all, CAPCOM ARCADE is worth picking up for its nostalgic value alone and the ability to buy the games you do like is a nice extra.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While fans salivate over the recently released sequel, English speaking RPG fans can dive in to Wild Frontier right now to check out its refreshing style (albeit with the usual woes).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The dangling carrot of a real reward should be enough to tackle The Heist, but tap tap tap goes a step beyond by making it an interactive experience worth diving in to.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From its not-so-subtle wit to its challenging lemmings-inspired gameplay, 'Tiptop: the last march.' is a unique experience that's great value for money.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gives you the best tools to put your car out of control while still getting first place.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While you may be looking for the next high-definition shooter for blasting zombies or aliens, it's worth taking a side-step to play Cubes vs. Spheres as it combines simple action based fun with a unique setting to keep things novel.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Galaxy on Fire 2 tries to bring a console level of content to the App Store in a genre that guarantees a huge amount of gameplay time even before factoring any side-missions you partake in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A slow paced game that at first is reminiscent of Chinese checkers, but is actually quite different. Whether playing the puzzle mode against the computer or a game against a friend, board game and puzzle fans will find value in this title.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soaked in undead atmosphere, Hellraid: The Escape is a morbid adventure puzzler that isn't for those of a sensitive disposition.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pocket Chef gives you a chance to not only live out some cooking fantasies, but is also a great game that gives you the tools to try it for yourself at home with or without the mess.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finally, a Worms title that bring the classic multiplayer mayhem to iOS with a decent interface.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of gaming will love the tongue-in-cheek references and deep options that Game Dev Story has to offer, but it's a shame this game wasn't optimized for the iPhone.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While abstract shooters may have a limited appeal, Phoenix by Firi Games is a no-nonsense shooter that challenges players to dive in again and again to reach new heights by beating the odds that are stacked against them.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GT Racing is a solid racing game which will appeal to those looking for a more realistic racing experience. While it does not contain the content or customizability of Gran Turismo, this is a solid effort that should keep racing enthusiasts happy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Radical Rappelling is incredibly fun and addictive but slightly marred by incessant IAP reminders.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hitman: Sniper is a solid, good looking gallery shooter, but the little sparks of genius here can't help but make you wonder what could have been.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't exactly brim with new ideas, but Green Ninja: Year of the Frog is still a worthy addition to Nitrome's catalogue.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you're comfortable gliding around, Phoenix Spirit is a creative Metroid-style side-scroller that will melt away the hours with its relaxing gameplay.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for an interesting adventure game on the iphone, Dracula: Path of the Dragon should provide you with an entertaining couple of hours.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Legendary Wars does an admirable job of propelling the castle defense genre beyond the usual predictable set of features, though players can be left fumbling to control their army with any level of accuracy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    FireWhip takes time and dedication to learn, but once you grasp it this is a sharp, compulsive little arcade blast.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Magnetic Shaving Derby is minimalism thrown in to a blender with a healthy dose of cringe-worthy moments and strangely enough it survives the mix, making this a whacky title to play and enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not be the great mobile RTS we've all been waiting for, but there's enough in Ember Conflict to make it worth a look.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Revivals of great classic titles deserve nothing less than a polished update and Speedball 2 Evolution delivers almost perfectly - just remember to take some time out to get comfortable with controls first.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A puzzle game so simple and wonderfully executed, you'll wonder why no one has done it before.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A decent modern reimagining of an on-rails arcade shooter, Star Horizon is a fiery and fitting tribute the likes of Afterburner and Starfox.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bobbing is a simple, yet refreshing entry into the platforming genre. Why? Because of its circular logic of course!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Help these angry, manly Vikings to find their way to Valhalla in Vikings Row! because if you don't they'll probably learn how to dock their ship and pillage your home.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sparkle is a very well made addition to the marble popper genre. If you haven't had your fill of exploding strings of marbles, give this a whirl.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It seems that word games are a genre that has been over-saturated with a glut of adequate entries that water it down. Tumblewords reminds us how simple and addictive the genre can be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Loco Motor's playful and stylish car-creation gameplay will keep you smiling throughout.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are plenty of other serious racers available on the App Store, but Split/Second will feed your inner tweenager's destructive lust with its explosive action like no other racer.