Gamezebo's Scores

  • Games
For 2,616 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 25% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor
Lowest review score: 10 KartRider Rush
Score distribution:
2616 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With the constantly rotating and random list of card to buy, Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer is a game that plays very differently each time you boot it up. Sometimes the deck looks monster heavy, so military cards are a good choice. Other times buying lots of draw cards so you can churn through the deck over and over is the right way to go.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As removed from arbitrary goals and expectations as the original game, and perhaps more so, Forgotten Shores is a guided tour of unfettered imagination. There is challenge to be found, certainly, but not in the lifeless, measurable sense.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have any kind of interest at all in fantasy fiction or role-playing games, you simply must play Steve Jackson's Sorcery! It really is just that good.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Atmosphere plays a huge role in Spider, and the beautifully hand drawn artwork pairs nicely with the hip soundtrack to evoke and intensify the sense of mystery that's so crucial to the game. Tiger Style's innovative iPhone debut is easily worth putting at the top your must-have game app list, and at $2.99, you simply can't go wrong.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To make a musical analogy, your run of the mill first person shooter game is like a stupid radio pop song, and King of Dragon Pass is Miles Davis playing live jazz in some hole in the wall Paris club. Sure it's easier to enjoy the stupid radio pop song, but the people that take the time to appreciate the jazz come away with a richer experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Taking over the world is a lofty goal, be it for a player or a developer. But as far as unique mash-ups go, Tiny Token Empires might just be the best we've seen yet. Demanding a good deal of strategy on multiple fronts, gamers with a thirst for global conquest and a taste for fantastic gameplay owe it to themselves to pick this one up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Moment for moment, this is simply World of Warcraft with a different world to explore, perfectly optimized for the touch screen, and a few elements left on the cutting room floor. As a Warcraft fan, I can honestly say that this lack of originality is more than appreciated. If you're going to steal, steal from the best.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The App Store might be cluttered with near hits and near misses, clones, copycats, and one-week wonders, but every now and then a game like Pair Solitaire comes along and reminds us that the mobile marketplace can be a place where simple genius can shine. Threes! was one great example of that this year, and Pair Solitaire is another.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Glowfish is aquatic exploration nirvana. It's got absolutely everything going for it. It plays like a dream, looks and sounds like a dream, and fills you with a real sense of wonder. There's no other word for the whole package other than "magical." Glowfish is a must have for every single iPad owner.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Exquisite. Offering quick sessions, intuitive gameplay, and fast-paced, challenging fun, it's the epitome of what a mobile game should be. And better yet, it's free.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Clash Royale is one of those rare games that not only gets everything right, but does so while trailblazing a new formula for mobile games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Combine all that with infectious classic gameplay and I'm sure you'll agree that 1-Bit Ninja is, well, brilliant.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The finale holds the series’ humor as strongly as ever, and good god, Loader Bot and Gortys might be two of the cutest video game characters ever created.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To say Love You To Bits is a charming game is an understatement. This is a game with a Pixar-like touch. It’s a special game that I certainly will not forget anytime soon.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s difficult, but never frustrating.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Heart’s Medicine: Time to Heal hits all the right marks for casual gaming perfection.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game provides a genuine Dead Space experience while simultaneously raising the bar for triple A titles on the iPhone.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Full of nuance, depth, and innovation, this is easily the year's first must-play title. Fitting I suppose, that it also earns a hearty 100%.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    At this point, I have no problem saying that developer TheCodingMonkeys has me hook, line and sinker.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All in all, there is literally nothing to complain about with Zombie Parkour Runner. The gameplay is tremendously gratifying despite its general control simplicity, and the overall presentation and animations are phenomenal. A game that seems like it will initially be like any other automatic side-scroller, Zombie Parkour Runner is one heck of a pleasant surprise.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s just in a completely different class than anything else out there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The console-quality handheld debate is likely to continue for a while, but N.O.V.A 3 is the first title I've seen that pushes the quality of a handheld release this far.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s every loot-gathering dungeon-crawling, card-collecting fan’s next transit addiction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An experience caught perpetually somewhere between hypnotic and infuriating, which teaches you to appreciate all the "little wins" that occur as you game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Combined with a interesting story and a poignant social message, TouchTone manages to be three things at once, and it does all of them exceedingly well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No gimmicks here. Just addictive and intuitive gameplay. At a cost of zero dollars, A Monster Ate My Homework will likely leave you so impressed, you'll feel guilty for not paying more.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of strategy games – even if your experience with them begins and ends with Civilization – consider Sid Meier’s Starships an absolute must buy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if voluptuous-but-mutilated robotettes aren't your bag, d-capitatrix is a quirky puzzle game that promises sexy fun for all gamers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, though, I can honestly say I’ve had a lot of fun with Valkyrie Crusade.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Worms Crazy Golf is, literally, a blast. It's a great spin (pun intended) on both artillery and golf titles, blending both genres together to create something that's new and different.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Letterpress manages to make a new and addicting game with elements of some familiar titles. Its extremely stripped-down look puts focus on the game, and there's a whole lot to love there. Prepare yourself before diving into this title, because you're probably not going to put it down after picking it up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its lack of realism, fans of flight will want to sample it-as will anyone else who's just in the mood for a whimsical iOS game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An utterly adorable iOS app. The game is approachable, offers plenty of bang for your buck, and the enjoyment you'll get out of playing through its many levels is priceless. I do wish earned stars were currency I could do more with, but for the asking price, Early Bird is about as good as mobile gaming gets.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a tough dungeon-crawler to eat up your time and spit it back out as XP, grit and fun, Legends of Loot is well worth a bash, especially if it's a free experience you're after.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a great looking arcade experience that plays like a dream, and will likely spend a good long while on the home page of your device.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I suppose that’s the hallmark of a real solitaire game: despite its digital debut, Sage Solitaire has the potential to grow well beyond the borders of a touch screen.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is a tried-and-true obstacle runner, but it’s the almost-impossible difficulty, well-designed levels, and the treat of getting to watch the audio and video work together to deliver a surprisingly energetic performance that really kept me hitting the replay button.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just like the original, Badland 2 is an easy recommendation. It’s stylish, sleek, challenging, and most importantly: it’s fun.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a grand feat of compelling interactive storytelling that will keep you thinking long after all the clips have been uncovered and watched.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Opening up new highways beyond the initial country road is admittedly expensive (though you can grab them through an in-app purchase), but honestly, careening down the free highway provided should keep you engaged for hours anyway.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Glu Mobile doesn’t stray too far from what made the first Gun Bros. so great, there’s still a part of me that would have liked to see the game take a few more risks, and really introduce some things we’ve never seen before. But that’s still a really minor complaint, as this is still a Gun Bros. game we’re talking about here, and as such, it’s a complete blast to play through.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assuming additional episodes maintain the same quality of this first entry, The Silent Age will continue to be a must-play series well into the future.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Manages to get a lot of things right, like the story, style, and basic gameplay mechanics, though the game's high amount of difficulty will probably turn off some players. Now that Red Wasp Design has released an update, this is arguably one of the best turn-based strategy titles on the App Store. Fans of horror and turn-based strategy alike, consider this one a must buy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If just one of Frozen Synapse’s many game modes was available on iPad, it would be one of the most original and rewarding tactical experiences on the platform. With everything else on offer, itmay just be the One.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kingdom Rush deserves a lot of goodwill, simply because it's able to make tower defense gameplay feel fresh and fun. In addition to the deep, challenging gameplay, the game's production values are simply outstanding. This is easily one of the best tower defense games currently in the App Store.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I would be remiss if I didn't take at least a moment to talk about the game's visuals, because they are stunning. The way Chaos Rings II depicts a world without time is breathtaking, with droplets from frozen waterfalls hanging suspended in space and time and cherry blossom leaves hanging in midair, their voyage to the ground interrupted. This is the sort of game that makes you wonder just how impressive games can look on an iPhone, and if we're just scratching the surface of what the device can truly do.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game isn't quite perfect, but it still comes really close. Now we just need to cross our fingers and hope Super C(ontra) receives the same treatment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Swipe Me Out is a simple game with simple rules, simple IAP options, and is, simply, very fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seal Force is simply a joy to play. The gameplay is incredibly well-done, but it's the overall feel here that makes this such a winning title. It's just almost impossible not to find yourself grinning while you play it, which is pretty much the only appropriate reaction when it comes to watching commando seals take on armies of mutant shellfish.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the crowning jewel, though, is the way that form mirrors function in this evocative outing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is truly a must-have game for the iPhone.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just about perfect as a tactical game on the iPhone. It's beautiful, it's engaging, and it's a lot of fun to play. The only problem that it has -aside from the somewhat steep learning curve- is this title isn't universal for iOS devices, so folks trying to enjoy this on the iPad won't get a great-looking game if they play it in its full-screen mode. Other than that? It's rare to find something as excellent (and epic) as this.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This oddball mix of roguelike and rhythm game is a ton of fun. It’s definitely earned all the praise, and it feels right at home on a touch screen.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bottom line here is that you're just not going to find many top-down dungeon crawlers better than this one. Warhammer Quest is an outstanding example of the genre, and proof that you don't always need a new trick to impress the crowd if you can perform your old trick really, really well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Coin Drop may seem pretty simple at first, but it's a blast and will keep most players entertained for quite some time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a must-download for anyone who enjoys games that require fast reflexes and quick thinking, or just wants to have a blast while making sure humanity sticks around for a while.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    King Oddball is a nearly perfect gameplay experience, with just the right level of strange to remain memorable. I would call it the new Angry Birds, but it's more than that: it's the new King Oddball.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Totem Runner, at its core, is another side-scrolling runner, which isn't exactly the most complex genre on the planet. While it may not bring revolutionary new depth to iOS gaming, though, it deserves attention because it's such an impressive artistic achievement.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it certainly took it’s time getting released, Tales From The Borderlands – Episode 2: Atlas Mugged retains the charm and adventure that made the first episode such a memorable experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With so many uninspired clones and copycats on the App Store, Telepaint is a puzzler that stands apart from the pack in quality.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fetch is a game that oozes personality, thanks in no small part to its gorgeous visuals, lively world, and less-is-more approach to storytelling. If you’ve been in search of a solid point-and-click adventure game —and you’re not a dyed in the wool cat person—you won’t regret picking this one up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I had refused to believe a game like this could succeed on mobile, but Afterpulse has proved me wrong.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As Martha Stewart might say if she was into D&D in her younger days, that's a good thing dungeon master.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mikey Hooks' only real hiccup is that the controls aren't perfect. I know, I know, I said that they are some of the best platforming controls I've had the pleasure to play on a touch-screen - but they're still not spot-on. The sliding in particular feels irksome at times, especially on the later levels which require far more precision thanks to the plethora of spikes and traps scattered about the place.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a pinch, it's great for a quick Star Fox fix. Beyond that, it's an amazing arcade shooter that's easy to lose yourself in. I'm heading back in; all aircraft report.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a world where puzzlers are content to remain cut from the same cloth, twofold inc. breaks the mold, and you’ll definitely be thankful for it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An intense, fast-paced side-scroller that would easily fit in with the leisure suits and feathered hairdos of yesteryear. But with its timelessly addictive gameplay and in-demand retro presentation, it fits in just fine in the twenty-first century, too.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to find fault with a game like Tasty Tadpoles. Everything it does it does well, and it doesn't try to add unnecessary elements like mini-games, in-app purchases, or other gimmicks. This, combined with its friendly artwork and simple layout, makes it a fantastic game for adults and children alike. Tasty Tadpoles is easy to play and impossible not to enjoy!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its simplicity allows players to focus on the big picture aspects of building, directing, and growth, while its puzzle-like room construction adds a layer of complexity that encourages different approaches each playthrough.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deeply addictive, wonderfully presented and filled with non-violent goodness, it's almost a crime to not get Air Penguin. I'd say more but the only thing that is crossing my mind in regards to my opinion of the game is the word 'Perfect'.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Journey Down: Chapter Two is hard to put down, and is absolutely worth your time, regardless of if you play point-and-click adventures, though definitely check out chapter one first if possible.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its speedy combat and inbuilt adversity make it a great candidate for the app treatment. A skilled app designer and an experienced author have collaborated and managed the rare feat of creating something greater than the sum of their individual talents.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    King Rabbit is very much like Furdemption, which should immediately tell you whether or not you’ll find it a worthy play. If you liked Furdemption, King Rabbit is a must-play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I was so pleased to find that the core experience of the game is still there, big heads and all.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With lots to do, plenty of unlockables, and tons of explosive destruction, Smash Bandits represents the fundamental reasons why gamers love games. It’s an incredibly solid driver with spot-on physics, flawless controls, and the exhilaration that comes with outrageous destruction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rocket Bunnies is never dull, and never lets you lower your guard for a second – but by the same token, it never makes playing a painful process, either. The ability to strike such a balance shouldn't be underestimated, and Rocket Bunnies is a game most certainly worth having on rotation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As it stands, this is the ideal game to take with you on a plane ride, or curl up with on a weekend, but I can’t see myself returning for the sake of pursuing arbitrary goals.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’ve been itching for something like Clash of Clans. but with a little more meat on its bones, this is it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Card City Nights isn’t concerned with being unique; it knows it is. The way it plays shows some resemblance to other personalities, but the game wears it with reverence and confidence (even while it tries its best at irreverence). Its most original features are plastic and surface-level, but they hide a deeper personality that isn’t quite like what we’ve seen before.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s astonishing fun: I actually find myself wishing it had upped the ante on the Salon tool set so I could give it a perfect score with a clear conscience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're the type of person for whom the types of games mentioned above are torture, Oh! Cube isn't for you. If you're a fan of puzzle titles, though, with even a little bit of interest in gridlocked brain-bending, give (puzzle) piece a chance.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’ve made it through Justice and Wright’s previous misadventures you’ve likely already learned to cope. If not, this probably isn’t the best place to start anyway, as it really helps to know the characters ahead of time. If you’re one of the former, however, this is an excellent new addition to the franchise, and perhaps the best version of the game so far.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those of you who enjoy racing games, I can’t recommend AG Drive enough to you. While being limited to three vehicles may seem a bit lame, they each have their own special ability and handle differently each time you upgrade them, so you get plenty to tweak as you progress through the game’s levels.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But despite the minor hiccups along the way, for a free-to-play Diablo-like experience on a mobile device, you really can’t go wrong with Second Chance Heroes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Big Fish Casino is a good casino sim on Facebook and an excellent one on iOS devices. Whether our friends across the pond take to it for real money gaming or not, it's going to have plenty of people in the US and elsewhere playing for free before too long.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ski Safari 2 is a great game to pick up for your mobile device. It’s fun, has lots to accomplish and unlock, it’s bright and silly — it’s basically everything you love about traditional mobile gaming distilled into a single title.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Monster Life might not revolutionize monster farming, but it definitely doesn't do anything wrong, either. The new elements, while welcome, might not make the game as deep as you'd think, but the gorgeous display makes it a must-have for established fans of the genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I enjoyed my time with Bullet Boy and I really found nothing to dislike about the game. The game isn’t offering up much variety in terms of mechanics though, so if you think you’ll be bored of shooting a child from numerous cannon barrels, then you won’t get much mileage out of Bullet Boy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the gross-out concept and humor might not be for everyone, there’s still no denying how much fun and rewarding the actual gameplay is, for gamers and real-live surgeons alike. And if you happen to have a friend or family member who’s been impaled by something lately, don’t hesitate to give me a call – I’ve been trying to boost up my field experience lately.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you enjoyed Super Hexagon or not, Boson X is a game that needs, nay, requires a place on your mobile device. Its manic split-second gameplay will reel you in, while the thought of someday topping the leaderboards will keep you coming back time and time again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the first gamebook I’ve played where I was completely disinterested in the hardcore mode, which offers the toughest challenge. Instead I spent all my time with it in cheat mode, bypassing those annoying RPG elements, flicking back and forth through the book and just soaking up the humour. As an actual gamebook, its value is limited. But if you like cheap jokes, this is an app that keeps on giving.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a fan of battling card games like Magic: The Gathering and Shadow Era, Kard Combat scratched my card-fighting itch sublimely. The game is simple enough that anyone can pick it up, yet deep enough that a tougher opponent can really test your skills.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though the game is a little bit too easy for my taste, Cut the Rope: Time Travel is still the perfect follow-up to Cut the Rope and Cut the Rope: Experiments, and a real lesson in how to make a sequel and how to make it right.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Asides from how Tiny Guardians looks, I can honestly say that I’ve never played a game quite like this before. I can’t recommend it strongly enough. It’s a unique spin on tower defense that’s easily worth the price of admission.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent follow-up to an already-great game. It's incredibly fun and goofy, the new gameplay modes add a lot of extra enjoyment, and things are even more stylish than before. If there were an online multiplayer mode this would pretty much be perfect, but even without it, this game is still totally worth owning.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Puckerz! isn't exactly the deepest of games, but that's more of a strength than a weakness. It's a fun, fast-paced, and always seems to stay challenging enough to keep players enthralled. This is a perfect example of just how brilliant basic can be.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Make no mistake, VOEZ is a rhythm game that’s well worth playing. It’s clever, fun, challenging (even if it can be a bit too challenging at times), and is oddly pretty in its simplicity – and what little illustration artwork there is looks great.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DragonVale is a game about raising and collecting a huge number of different types of dragons, and in that it succeeds. Where you like your dragons cute and cuddly or large and ferocious, DragonVale has something to offer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, Lost Yeti deserves a lot of credit for drawing so affectionately upon the games of the past and effectively recreating their magic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stretch Dungeon showcases everything that’s good about mobile gaming – bright and breezy, challenging and confident, and perfectly designed for either quick-snatch single goes or much deeper play sessions. This is one that you definitely need to stick on your phone or tablet at your earliest convenience.