AppSpy's Scores

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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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 The Last Express
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
1847 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mutant Mudds is a slower paced platformer that makes good use of shifting perspective, but doesn't really go that extra mile to make good use of it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fantastic looking, engaging puzzle game that is only let down by the pay for more levels feature. Hardcore puzzle fans will love it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun little concept somewhat held back by the short, restrictive levels of the three-star format.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Complete in tow with mission system and upgrade store, this color-coded action game quickly bombards you with obstacles. Some may rise to the challenge, but others will feel baited.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Shivah was an early adventure title for Wadjet Eye, and it shows. It has its charms, but outside of adventure game fans, this old-fashion adventure will have trouble reaching a wider audience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Until the connectivity issues are worked out we can't possibly recommend Heroes of Order & Chaos as a multiplayer game - its 'vs AI' mode will at least keep you entertained for a while (if you can manage to load it up).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Vector graphics, tank warfare. If you can used to the control scheme, there's a lot of fun to be had here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ace Patrol tries to apply the Civilization V template to WW1 air combat. Unfortunately, it a little too disjointed to fully engage.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's a tranquil beauty and charm to A Ride into the Mountains that is somewhat undercut by its troublesome controls.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Knights of the Round Cable doesn't offer too much beyond a great pun for its title. The swinging lacks emphasis and once you've played the game once, beyond the need to upgrade or aim for the high score, there's nothing to keep you playing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    R-Type is a faithful port in many ways, but one which reminds us that some arcade experiences need to be completely rethought on their way to the App Store.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun little platformer using a different take on appealing to nostalgia, but suffers from performance issues.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though gamebook fans will appreciate the attempt to inject some life into the genre, Lone Wolf's ambitious but undercooked combat system proves more of an obstruction than an asset.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tower defense fans and those who liked the first game should find more than enough content to keep themselves busy. While the first game stood out however, this sequel suffers from some of the design pitfalls we've seen in the TD genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Unpossible is a handsome beast, and does offer some initial thrills, the disconnect between your unseen avatar and its hazardous surroundings left us cold.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Towel Fight 2 takes its influences from games like The Binding of Isaac, and by extension, The Legend of Zelda, but its controls turn a well designed game into a frustrating experience.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This retro take on the bullet hell genre might be hard to get the hang of, but it will keep you coming back for more.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid strategy experience which is hamstrung by its free-to-play trappings and ancillary reading.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those that have fond memories of playing Outrun in the arcades, Final Freeway 2R is pretty much that experience with a very well executed tilt control scheme.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kumo Lumo may be a gorgeous game with a unique premise, but the slow pacing and always looming 'shop' detract from the game's otherwise friendly, air of casualness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though some may relish the challenge Crowman & Wolfboy offers, you'll likely find yourself yearning to dash though a brighter, more interesting world than this one.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bright, fun and definitely amusing - Burrito Bison brings Juicy Beast's gummy-bear-squishing classic to the iOS platform, but it misses a critical opportunity to flesh things out from the Flash-based original.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Blot is Jetpack Joyride on a student's sketch book. You'll have some fun with the title, but it wont last too long.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As farming simulators on the iphone go, this is a very good entry and worth the money if you're a fan of the genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Part card game, part turn-based strategy, players pit themselves against opponents from around the world in asynchronous matches.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another physics flinger based on a fun premise that will offer some amusement before you move onto the next 'flavor of the month' in this genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Follow The Rabbit is a great example of developer GaMaGa's growth as a studio as it re-purposes an older puzzler and makes it stand out in the otherwise busy cute-puzzler genre in the App Store.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The frustration generated by Bridge Constructor is equal parts poor interface design and clever puzzle design; the two may fight against each other, but if you like your puzzles keeping within spitting distance of 'reality', this will satisfy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just because a game is a time-waster, it doesn't mean it can't be filled to the brim with fun; sadly its relatively rigid levels focus' on high-score junkies for replay value.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gamebook fans will probably enjoy playing Judge, Jury, and Executioner in this tale set in the popular dystopic comic property, but it carries many of the failings of the genre and casual players will probably either find the game too slow paced or the content too violent.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While ZOOKEEPER may have been a charming and fun stocking-filler for DS owners in 2005, the 'DX Touch Edition' for 2011 feels like it's stuck in a horrible time-warp.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Combining poker and scrabble ends up with a fun competitive game that should appeal to board and card game fans alike.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fleece Lightning is a perfect distraction for younger audiences or those after a no-frills time-trial racer with a fun twist!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    METAL SLUG 3 is an admirable attempt at bringing SNK's (at the time) swan-song title for the series back to life; the controls don't quite live up to the original Arcade sticks, but it's a small price to pay if you love the series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shadowlands has great potential that's crushed beneath obfuscated mechanics, odd interface design, and a slew of bugs that should have been removed before its release; no doubt updates will smooth things out, but until then the game remains a beautiful disappointment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent enough management sim and movie tie-in, but there are much better examples of both out there.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though Mimpi's cute platforming antics appear to be aimed at a younger audience, the obtuse puzzles and weird imagery left us unsatisfied.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A highscore game that if you're really good, might last more than a few seconds, but its control implementation keep it from greatness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the WiiWare original that aren't already tired of BEAT will definitely find this App to be a boon, but the crazy speed and lengthy levels may prove tiresome to most casual gamers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun rolling platform with a lot to offer, that is somewhat marred by its control scheme.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    PES 2010 is almost like a tech-demo for what could be achieved for football gaming on the iPhone, but until the same level of attention to detail is placed on basic features it's a hard game to recommend even to die-hard fans.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Blobster is a well made platformer, just not one that will likely interest teenagers or adults.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A little bit Pokemon, a little Final Fantasy, Dragon Island Blue has the makings of an engaging game, but its presentation and pace weigh it down.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Topia World Builder has a lot of potential to be a creative and immersive interactive world-builder, but for now it's more 'time wasting' than 'time enriching'.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though it's yet another IAP-packed endless runner, Despicable Me: Minion Rush is a perfectly serviceable movie tie-in.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    VS. Racing 2 nails the basics by providing a fun to control, gorgeous looking game for racing fans to enjoy, but beyond these features the game starts to fall apart, running in the same well-worn tracks that have come before it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Disco Kitten's real magic is in its short bursts of fast-paced fun in the Survival mode; while Classic mode can teach you the basics, it's too rote and repetitive to be as exciting as its endless variant.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun diversion, which is what a holiday should be, but seeing that the destination is space, you would expect something a little more engaging.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While a fantastic game in its own right, the iPhone port lacks the tight controls that made this such a joy to play on consoles, making this a frustrating experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whoever thought you could make an addictive and entertaining game about being a TSA agent? Airport Scanner has found a way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A middle of the road endless runner with a fair approach to the store.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's worth grabbing Laser Dolphin for the name alone, especially when it lives up to the name by letting you pilot a dolphin with a fricken' laser on its head; (insert evil 'muahahahaha's in here).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Presented with wit and style, Fist of Awesome is a good old-fashioned arcade romp with some seriously entertaining sound effects.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Epoch.2 delivers more of its predecessor's handsome duck-and-cover gameplay, but doesn't really address the issues which irked us about the original.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Box Cat is an amusing premise the will entertain for a little while but that's about all you're getting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like Nimlebit's other titles, Dizzypad is a fun little time waster. Just don't expect a complex gameplay experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ion Racer plays like an endless runner with hover racers. How far can you get as the track steadily speeds up, and how many points can you accumulate before your enviable crash and burn?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Jool is an endless runner with an interesting flip mechanic, but aside from that has nothing really to offer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Godzilla - Smash3 is a reasonable puzzler let down by its progressively lary IAPs and bizarre use of its licence.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though it has a charming story and an entertaining premise, Pyro Jump's path-finding frustations prevent the game from truly catching fire.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's kind of like Rampage, except your monster has a noodly arm, and some of the destruction is more fun than it should be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're one of the many people who enjoy the movie and you're after a fun defense title, there's no reason not to give Army of Darkness Defense a spin; unfortunately it suffers from many of the problems of the genre - notably the need to grind it out to finish the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Munch Time packages ninja-rope swinging gameplay in to the tried-and-true formula of cute, three-star physics puzzlers that have come before it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A run of the mill shoot em up with an interesting control scheme and trippy level design. Sadly this does do enough to outweigh the game's problems.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Instead of an endless runner, we have an endless coaster, and coasting along is exactly what you'll be doing, cause despite some neat ideas, this game offers little challenge.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it provides some good match-three puzzle fun, Bubble Witch Saga 2’s, trying to reconcile the difficultly spikes with the IAPs is a bit of a drag.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Donut Games you'll slip in to Urban Ninja with few worries, but the stiff controls and harsh energy system make this a hard game to enjoy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting little physics game, but nothing solid enough here to recommend.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Demolition Dash reduces the whole 'monster on a rampage' idea down to the street level, giving the game a cute, if somewhat insubstantial, charm.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    chronoSgear is a unique experience that packs a fun and challenging combat system, but it's held back by time-sinks that lack any significant purpose.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Colorbind may only appeal to those who like slower gameplay, but if you enjoy puzzle games, you owe it to yourself to give this a try.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Imagine Dr. Mario taking place in Candyland, with a little more freedom of movement and you have Candy Boy in a nutshell. A candy coated nutshell.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Certainly aimed towards casual players, Azkend 2 combines an interesting spin on match three gameplay with an adventurous tale.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Babel Rising 3D is a strong step forward for the series, but where the first was lacking in depth, the sequel stumbles on the all-important controls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid CCG, Card Wars – Adventure Time unfortunately undermines itself with poor implementation of its in-app purchases.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another endless runner with a gorilla and banana theme. It does nothing really that new but might be enjoyable to some for a short period of time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those who gel with the controls and gameplay of Raccoon Rising will find a rewarding platformer. Everyone else will find frustration and anger.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Adult Swim is known for creating good games based on funny concepts. Giant Boulder of Death would join those ranks were it not for its restrictive freemium structure.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just like Tehra's split personality, Dark Warrior may bring out the best or the worst in you while playing this game. This is one for fans of the genre.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    1968 is fun little concept, but the questionable controls and physics leave something to be desired.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Beyond Space puts all of its eggs in the wrong basket, focusing on it hackneyed story rather than its enjoyable combat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ballistic SE manages to nail the slick presentation and smart controls that make a shooter really shine, but its middle-of-the-road gameplay holds the game back.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While a sequel to a game with a great premise, Tofu-2 offers nothing much in the way of new gameplay, and the imprecise aiming and frustration of some levels make this title lack widespread appeal.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a sailing game on your iphone, Sailboat Championship Pro is the game for you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nothing can truly replace sitting around a table or in a circle on the floor with friends as you play a board game, but 'Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil' makes it easier to enjoy the game without the mess, and that's almost worth the entry fee alone.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A wonderfully crafted love letter to R-Type II which is let down by its touchscreen control schemes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An endless runner that gives you plenty to do and paces its power-ups and upgrades well. Framerate issues cause it to be more frustrating than fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Puzzle fans may enjoy Master of Alchemy. It certainly sells its aesthetic, but the finesse required for placement, and the solutions that result from this do not create a cohesive experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With its multiplayer options and survival mode, you could get some zombie killing fun out of this, but it has nothing unique to offer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Chimpact has a clever title and some really nice visuals, but they unfortunately cannot hide the average gameplay here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting little platformer that's based around timing your way forward in order to get the treasure, complete with a low-fi presentation. Serviceable, but doesn't really deliver on its promise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Originally SHIFT would tempt players to drive like a devil or an angel as you danced around the track - SHIFT 2 rewards lumbering, brutish tactics and despite the wild speeds you can't help but feel the weight of such blunt tactics dragging the game down.

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