AppSpy's Scores

  • Games
For 1,847 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 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
1847 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cover Orange 2 ($0.99, Universal) is a bit too similar to the original to garner a higher score, but it still provides lasting enjoyment making it worth picking up.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    If you enjoy challenges in your action or puzzle games, Artilect will deliver, but you may be biting off more than you can chew.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Frontline Commando 2 is a solid shooter build on a proven foundation. Unfortunatly, the pay-to-win aspect of the game limits its long term appeal.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Strategy & Tactics: World War II strips back its depth of gameplay in an effort to make things easier to approach, however this simplicity has brought a new set of problems to the table.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Corn Quest doesn't redefine the well established tower defense genre, but it does make for a fast and furious alternative to the usual considered 'puzzle-like' standard gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Disconnection issues aside, NVS Wargame can be a hard game to penetrate thanks to a sluggish early campaign and coy AI opponents in the story missions.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hyper Arcade Edition's major selling point, its multiplayer, being available to iOS players, all that's left is a weak series of AI controlled opponents and the classic arcade game we've seen more than enough remakes of to pass on.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Doesn't pack in all the same features of other solitaire titles, but what it does provide is a fun, fast-paced 3D variant on the classic gameplay.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Max Damage is a simple physics-based puzzler/shooter that focuses on general destruction; it's nothing we haven't seen before, but the chain-reaction levels can be a literal blast.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Taking a concept like Angry Birds and molding an RPG system around it is an interesting idea. Princess Punt pulls it off, but the constant swapping of items and the consistent load times might turn some players off.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A 3D roll and eat game that needed some more time to work out its kinks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Has a neat theme and a charming style, but without gameplay that's more compelling it's just another endless title to add to the pile.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid strategy experience which is hamstrung by its free-to-play trappings and ancillary reading.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A unique take on the runner genre that could have used a little more polish.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are much like myself and have always wanted to learn the complex, yet amazingly fun game that is Mahjong, then Janryumon is simply without peer; take the time to master the basics before getting dominated by the online competitive play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So really not too much has changed from Bloons to Bloons 2. The art is a little sharper, and the levels and power-ups are a little more inventive. A recommendation to fans of the original, but there's probably not enough here to entertain most iPhone gamers for very long.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's great to see an experimental title like Today I Die Again on the App Store and those who have already played it will get a slightly new treat, but its value comes from the experience and not the gameplay length.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rabbid Big Bang's good looks and slick animations can't hide its underwhelming flying mechanics and boring missions.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Has its sights set on being a solid fast-paced futuristic racer, but keeping players in the dark about how things work results in more frustration than fun; a potentially decent racer reduced to repetitive blandness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun concept that plunges players in to a crazy, non-stop bounce-fest that can change at any moment, but later levels can quickly spin out of control and being told you failed without being told why is simply frustrating, not motivating.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It was presented with an opportunity to fill the shoes left by its inspirational title, but poor gameplay explanations and gimmicky gameplay makes this a hard game to love.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Outlaw revives an Atari classic with a far more modern twist and in short bursts proves to be entertaining, if fairly rote in its design.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Riddim Ribbon is an interesting idea, but not fully realised. The controls need some tweaking or a sensitivity option, and the track list is quite small and unvaried. With the pedegree Tapulous has, hopefully this game will reach its full potential in future updates.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Billabong Surf Trip's gameplay doesn't live up to the unique and realistic surfing simulation it's paired with, making this a hard game to master and wasting its true potential as a fun sports title.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tasty Planet isn't a perfect adaption of the desktop PC version for iOS devices, but it still shares the same quirky style of the original and makes for a great casual time-waster.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The 7th Guest is almost exclusively destined for iOS devices of fans of the original release and while the challenge is certainly worthy of modern audiences, the way in which the narrative is presented is not.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Take One Single Life for what it is - a temporary experience that's quite unique and something you may seriously enjoy; if you dislike it, at least you'll have the perfect excuse to delete it immediately.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Tetris and Defense style titles are common enough, a combination of the two makes Pig Rockets fun enough to keep you coming back despite the repetitive gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An 8-bit Metroid style game full of nooks and crannies on a hostile alien world. Perfect for platformer fans and those who love exploring.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's crude and ultimately a tad grindy, but Mega Dead Pixel is still one of the more engaging endless-runners we've seen in a while.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While some amusement can be derived from Resident Evil Mercenaries VS. it only features the most basic of competitive gameplay features, making it a hard game to enjoy even if you can forgive its control setup.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good-looking physics puzzler with a decent soundtrack and a creepy antagonist. Shame about the controls, though.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game where you knock a Japanese Flying Squirrel around as a pinball in small goal oriented levels. It's not too shabby.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A round of Glo Flo is the perfect antidote to a day filled with stress, but like any quick-fix you'll need to find something else before you run out of levels.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're after a game that tries to mix fast-paced action with some strategy elements then 2012 Zombies vs Aliens is a trench warfare game that might just push you over the edge; for good or for bad.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    DevilDark: The Fallen Kingdom takes many of its basic cues from games such as DeathSpank, but in an effort to simplify proceedings Triniti Interactive goes a little too far, leaving little to sink your teeth in to.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Vampire Rush is great to bash out some spare time, but it's far too easy to find yourself at the short end of a pointy stick if you make a simple mistake.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If not for its high price point, Wire Way could be recommended for its simple gameplay and different modes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    iMusic is definitely a new way to rediscover your music catalog, but its generated puzzles don't feel as clever as those offered by more restricted offerings.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While we'd love nothing more than to say Jet Set Radio is the game we know and love, it just isn't so; unrefined controls and framerate issues plague this initial release, making it hard to recommend.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For those that remember Rise of the Triad, this could be worth a purchase. For everyone else, the presentation, controls, and gameplay might be a turn-off.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The balance seems to be completely off for Astrowings and instead of a challenging SHMUP where players get an equal reward for the effort put in, you're forced to labor long and hard to small steps forward.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    (R)evolve is a light hearted take on the Super Hexagon formula, while this may broaden its audience it unfortunately reduces its appeal to genre fans.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Iron Man 3 is a Temple Run clone that has some nice visuals and unlockables, but is held down by its freemium mechanics and loose controls.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall 'Atlantis - Legend of the Mermaids' is an interesting mix of ideas with a slightly immature that amounts to a pretty standard action title that has its entertaining moments.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great, basic shoot'em-up that will appeal to classic arcade fans after a bite of nostalgia, but it won't get much of a spin after it's all over.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance makes fair use of its licence to add some texture to what is a somewhat predictable and repetitive tower defence combat.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gibbets 2 cashes in on its Internet fame, but doesn't quite make a smooth transition to the App Store thanks to simplified visuals and a control system not on par with the original.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's nothing really gained with The Pinball HD if you already own these titles for your iPhone, but if you haven't tried these games yet it's a great buy for anyone after a solid arcade experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Call of Mini: Zombies is more Minigore and less Call of Duty: Zombies, but the novel over-the-shoulder viewpoint and carefully designed environments gives this game future potential.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shadow Guardian is a pale reflection of its inspiration, but there are still enough unique and genuinely interesting action moments to keep things afloat despite the poor characterizations and story development.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Treemaker tries to revive a style of game that has lost its popularity of late, but instead it only manages to add itself to the pile of half-formed games that also failed in this quest.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Lost Toys looks lovely, its puzzles are too mechanically flawed to deliver the thoughtful and relaxing challenge the developer was probably aiming for.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 isn't a completely faithful adaption of the arcade classic, though much of what made the game fun back in 1995 is still fun today, if dampened by the poor control setup.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For better or worse, Namco's re imagining of their classic arcade titles for mobile devices are always worth a look. Fans of the original will want to see how they've spruced up this arcade classic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You may not be tempted to buy an A1 after playing Beat Driver, but the 'Audiosurf' inspired gameplay is fun - if only a little watered down for the iPhone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As endless racers go, Fishbowl Racer is middle of the road. The destruction should amuse but nothing here will hold your interest for too long.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wraithborne will satisfy fans looking for a mobile hack and slash, but the lack of anything ground-breaking or satisfying in the combat does little to raise this title above its contemporaries.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bio Army doesn't bring a lot of new features to the tower defense genre, but the balanced gameplay and large amount of unlockable content makes this great value for fans of the genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whether you're swinging a sword, a whip, a light-saber or smacking foes with a scrubbing brush, Armed and Gorgeous HD makes beating up peasants look sexy; if only the combat was more than a repetitive smack-down it'd have something far more compelling.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a freemium coin toss game where you're battling enemy soldiers. It's certainly fun enough, till your coins run out.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A noble effort for Noble Nutlings, but its combination of racing and balance mechanics don't completely hook the player.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    If you consider yourself a patient person and you want something a little less aggressive than the usual App Store title, Gold & Chocolate has you covered with its relaxed tone and simple gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We've quite literally seen all of this before, which is a shame as adding the 'Monsters, Inc.' franchise in to the Mega Run mix could have been a recipe for some fresh ideas.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A brutally challenging twist on the maze genre, Dual Survivor's split-hemisphere gameplay is let down by its unreliable controls.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Air Force vs Luftwaffe tries to push side-scrolling dogfighter in a new direction, adding a bit more realism in to the proceedings, but its rough execution makes it hard to enjoy for long.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Drag It provides players with another physics based platforming challenge to conquer; while not as varied as others it still manages to slather on the charm.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Amazing Spider-Man doesn't live up to Gameloft's previous efforts when it comes to the cocky webslinger, but those who begged for an open-world system finally have it (for what it's worth).
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a new spin on the platformer, Gleamer's momentum mechanic offers a unique challenge. However, iffy production values and an intimidating difficulty curve make it tough to wholeheartedly recommend.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you have a penchant for destruction and you enjoy the idea of a giant monster rampaging through a city all in the name of environmentalism, you'll get a kick out of Destructopus; just be aware he's as slow as he is big and that can lead to some frustrating moments.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wicked Labyrinth fails to capture the haunting style of Marty's work in Bizenghast by sticking with a series of basic maze-like challenges.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Storm Casters is a light-weight dungeon crawler that is fun in short bursts, but it probably won’t hold your attention for long periods.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    METAL SLUG deserves far better than a half-baked port of the classic shoot'em-up platformer - without better consideration to the controls and what the player can (and can't) see, you'd be better off taking a trip to the local arcade instead.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you miss 'thwocking' demons and other horrific undead creatures against walls with a sickening thud, then you'll jump in to SPLATTERHOUSE with glee, but it certainly not for everyone.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A premium endless runner based on a movie license that is designed like a freemium endless runner based on a movie license. The shooting adds some enjoyment while running, but not for very long.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Claire Garden mixes elements from popular platforming titles in to a jumble that works surprisingly well after a recent update; more fixes are required, but it gets the point across despite these flaws.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A very bright and bubbly jelly themed physics puzzler.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Color Sheep is a reaction based skill tester at its core, throwing you to the wolves and having you mix the right colors to stay alive. It likely has a very specific audience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Burger Cat doesn't feel as tight as Ravenous Games' previous releases, and while it still provides some moments of puzzling fun, they're hampered by the game's limited interface.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Decent graphics and a fun, unique idea aren't enough to keep Volcano Escape above the rising flow of lava and you're likely to be burned by this challenging endless vertical platformer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Birdie In Trouble is great fun, but will only give your brain a quick flexing before you move on to more substantial offerings.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you played the original Mappy then you'll know what you're in for - an additional mode has been added, but nothing compares to smacking a cat on the nose with a door while 'reclaiming' their stolen goods.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's kinda like Fruit Ninja with bullet time, oh and you're taking revenge on the trees that killed your granny. Make of that what you will.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For those looking for something a little different in a hero defense title, Heroes and Castles will send you right in the battlefield to unleash carnage while still giving you the tactics of units and towers the genre is known for.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its refeshingly old-skool slant, Defense Technica is a by-the-numbers tower defence game that is marred by its in-app purchase systems.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun little 3D platformer with bite-sized levels, but the controls annoy more than accommodate.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This block-breaking remake is an interesting idea that needed a little more time at the concept stage.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun little platformer using a different take on appealing to nostalgia, but suffers from performance issues.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those who can wrestle passed being overwhelmed by the glut of chickens appearing, and who don't get annoyed by not always hitting the chicken coop will find a frantic and fun game. Others will just find it frustrating.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Instead of throwing a bundle of randomly selected titles at classic gamers, Atari's Greatest Hits lets you choose what you want to play; games this old don't always age gracefully, but they're given a lot of respect in this emulation collection.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the set up for Flick Bowling 2 might be strange, it provides some entertainment for an otherwise standard bowling game and the improvement from their previous game is evident.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you know about and have had the pleasure of enjoying the MST3K version of 'Manos: The Hands of Fate' then by all means, make this a purchase - it's frustrating, confusing and dated in its appeal... the perfect companion to a pop-culture classic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Robotriot is a gorgeous little platformer hampered by a repetitive challenge spread out over a handful of levels.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun little game to play when you've got a minute or two to spare, and want to play a monster destroying a military force. Aside from that, there's just not much here.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Drop That Candy is a passable colour-matching puzzler, but nothing more. A little light on content, too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While not a terrible use of the freemium model, it's not doing itself any favors by engaging in a 'wait or spend' game style. For those susceptible to these mechanics though, Pixel People is one of the least offensive games in this genre, and will keep you glued to your screen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is a great concept gone to waste as players are forced to deal with game design concepts that belong to another era.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's hard to say who 'Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time' is for; fans are liable to balk at the sterile world and those unfamiliar with the series will find the unexplained characters and set-pieces frustrating - it's still a half-decent puzzler, but it's only really connected to Doctor Who in name only.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Centipede: Origins is a fun upgrade to a classic shooter, but until updates address the poor interface design, this is a game suited primarily for iPad users alone.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Act could easily be compared to Dragon's Lair. Both are superbly animated experiences, but are quite low on the gameplay side of things. This will amuse, but don't expect any lasting enjoyment or replayability.