Gamezebo's Scores

  • Games
For 2,142 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 22% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 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 Battlefield 3: Aftershock
Score distribution:
2,142 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Space Chicks is the rare kind of mobile game that gets everything right.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By flying in the face of tradition and encouraging players to stay engaged for as long as they like, Tiny Tower has set a wonderful new standard for freemium games on the App Store. With great presentation, style, and gameplay, this is one tower you'll want to move in to.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to the forgiving difficulty and appeal to roguelike newcomers, there’s really no way to lose: but it is easy to get lost in Sproggiwood.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A tremendous package that any board game aficionado would be delighted to own – but that lack of AI multiplayer ends up being a real sticking point that may turn some players off.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Towelfight 2: The Monocle of Destiny is really, really good. Even if you don't dig the humor (and I'm sure it won't resonate with everyone, although I love it), the intense shooter action on which it's built should be enough to satisfy even the twitchiest of thumbs. And if you enjoy a good laugh with your bizarre cartoon violence, then this is one game you really cannot miss.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those with a hankering for five minute pocket team combat need look no further: Deadlock: Online. Be sure to set this one in your sights.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a shame the developer couldn't find a better way to put everything at your fingertips, but it's a necessary sacrifice to make the game iPhone compatible rather than iPad only.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the genre, you owe it to yourself to try this game – and if you're not, it's a pretty good place to start.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's incredibly simple, but it's addictive and fun and pretty much impossible to get tired of.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Until now, good survival horror titles have been a rare thing on iOS platforms. Dark Meadow is arguably the best title to come to the genre. It's gorgeous, it's creepy, and it's a blast to play. This is the perfect game to play during the Halloween season.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If the game would've sped up the dialogue, I don't think I would've had anything to complain about. Still, it's a minor blemish on an otherwise fantastic title.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Stickman Golf 2 combines two potentially dull themes - stickmen and golf - and comes away with a solid and hugely entertaining mobile game. Who would have thunk it!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like Mayday! Deep Space before it, Lifeline is a game that rises to the challenge of an overcrowded genre and even more stuffed app ecosystem.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You've got to love a game that your only complaints of it are that it's too short and too fair in its difficulty. There's really there's no downside here. The graphics are colorful and beautiful, Character design fits perfectly. The music is outstanding. The list of good parts goes on and on.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a perverse way I learned to embrace the "unfairness" as part of the game's arcade charm, but more casual players will certainly find these balancing issues to be small slaps in the face.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a wild, fast-paced game that successfully incorporates light memorization elements into an otherwise arcade-heavy experience. The various level types shake the main formula up a bit, just enough to ward off any feelings of stale gameplay but not so much as to introduce lame gimmicks. For a good time, definitely give Hidden Doodles a call!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Waking Mars is a smart, well-crafted game whose smart complexity means it won't appeal to everyone.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Games like Jetpack Joyride succeed in hooking players because they’ll always want to do a little better than they did last time. Knightmare Tower slam dunks this idea by giving players items that will iteratively improve their performance time and time again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Puzzle to the Center of the Earth co-opts match-3 to make a brutal puzzle-platformer in the most literal sense. It’s utterly fascinating, and rewarding in a way few games are.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're a veteran wordsmith or a noob looking to improve your vocabulary, Writer Rumble will have you hook, line, and sinker.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If there is a bad thing about the game, and this might be reaching a bit, it would be the occasional trouble we had with-- for lack of a better term-- the "hit detection." That is, one would think that jumping onto a patch of floating land with a sloping incline would allow you to keep running, but that's not always the case for no particular reason that we can see.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And aside from its extremely derivative nature, this is an excellent collectible card battle game, particularly for gamers who have a taste for superheroes in general and the Marvel Universe in particular.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With no real competition in the free-to-play solitaire market, and plenty of existing love for the Fairway Solitaire franchise, the company has a real chance to dominate the mobile charts with this one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from my strangely coincidental craving for a Big Mac meal with a tall cup of Coke, I'd say it's well worth the price of free. I'm lovin' it. Open happiness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fist of Awesome’s campaign does come awfully close to wearing out its welcome, but everything from the pixely graphics to the challenging Arena mode is wonderfully humorous and created with care. It’s an achievement made even more impressive when you realize that the bulk of the game was created by just one person.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation joins mobile’s ever-growing Dragon Quest pantheon, and fans of traditional RPGs should rejoice.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I still think it's borderline criminal to create a game featuring rarity classifications and not include a trading feature, but hopefully that shows up down the line. If not, it's still a fun distraction.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact that I don't mind failing at this game is absolutely an endorsement, and Fin Friends has earned it wholeheartedly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Motley Blocks offers up an impressive package, with a simple yet challenging premise that tests your ability to balance speed and precision. There are loads of levels to unlock and a lot of helpful power-ups, each of which offer new ways to amend your strategy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not the most original of trivia games, but it's certainly one of the most polished ones I've encountered.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s hard to stop playing Ravenmark: Mercenaries once you get started, which is probably the highest form of praise that a strategy game can get. It’s fun to play solo or against other people, and it’s almost certain to have you plotting strategies even when you’re away from your phone or tablet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is silly, and it's strange, and it's simple -- and the truth is that aside from a couple of technical quibbles (and a bit of sadness, for obvious reasons, that girls don't like nerds), it's also really good. If you like puzzles like girls like robots, then you'll like Girls Like Robots.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, the game has the inevitable major corporation influence, but at the very core, there’s a genuine challenge to try and tackle.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While I may hate using the word so soon, Caylus really is a classic, and it's wonderful to see it brought to life digitally to expose it to a whole new audience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rinth Island blew us out of the water. Its unique presentation and incredibly deep gameplay make it one of the best puzzle experiences to be had on an iOS device.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though not without minor flaws, Ninjin is jam-packed with content and variety, and you definitely you need this.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So the characters may be a tad bit too small, and so some of the more impressive heroes are pretty expensive to buy; these complaints are easily dwarfed by the impeccable tower defense gameplay, the vibrant and lively cartoon visuals, and the deep and lengthy campaign that all make Kingdom Rush: Frontiers a serious force to be reckoned with on the App Store today.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Highrise Heroes has a single significant flaw, however; its in-game dictionary is poor, and sometimes doesn’t recognize valid words. It doesn’t happen often, but it’s worth noting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amigo Pancho is a fun game and an easy recommendation, and it's not difficult to see how it racked up 50 million plays over the two years it's been online. Despite its relative ease, it still manages to hold your attention, and never really feels repetitive throughout its 60 levels. And with more content promised to be on the way, this one should have some longevity to it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s going to be a little weird going back to Facebook though after this, because now that I’ve had the very impressive Draw Something 2 experience, my boring old newsfeed is just going to pale in comparison without all those awesome drawings covering my wall.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the only real frustration of Mega Run lies in the game's somewhat frequent crashes, which left me less than enchanted as I scrolled through the game's menus all over again. Menus which, oddly enough, are perhaps the only non-juicy things about the game, with commands awkwardly labelled, making navigation a sticking point.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game whose core competencies prove too compelling for the peccadilloes to derail the experience fully. A vibrant, quirky world ripped seemingly out of an off-brand fairytale, a jaunty folk soundtrack, and a complete lack of sleazy monetization all add to the rock-solid puzzle mechanics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're not the type of gamer who likes to get their butt handed to them time and time again by an endless parade of strangers, Street Fighter IV: Volt is probably not for you. But if you're already a fan of the Street Fighter series, chances are you're always up for the challenge of a real fighter. If that's the case, you should consider Volt essential gaming for the multiplayer fighting fan.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Again, Device 6’s unorthodox presentation may be off-putting at first, but stick with it, especially if you’re a fan of Year Walk. It’s a perfect accompaniment to the current Halloween atmosphere, though like any good mystery, it keeps well at any time of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ant Raid is a fun, quirky and beautiful title well worth owning. If you've got an iPad, the HD graphics are really a treat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chances are these little things will seem like nitpicks, because iOOTP 2013 is really a powerhouse when it comes to mobile baseball sims. Consider that title belt locked up for another year, and go ahead and download it to get your baseball fix on the go.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ninja Slash does a few things different; not enough to necessarily redefine the genre, but a little goes a long way. And those few things may very well help add a bit more longevity to this title than others of its ilk. If you're a fan of endless runners, then this one is definitely worth a look.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, though, The Sandbox is a remarkable little app that will keep you busy for ages. It's hard to have any serious grievances with a game that molds itself according to your mood.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those aren’t reasons big enough for soccer fans to bypass FIFA 14 though. Assuming you’ve got room on your device for the 1.3 GB download, this is soccer done right, and for a price that can’t be beat.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a great feat of iOS programming, and a showcase of how to do an iOS game right. Watch for this one in a few top ten lists at the end of the year. A must have by any standard.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Panda PandaMonium is a refreshing and entertaining descendent of traditional mahjong.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bucketz is everything that a physics puzzler should be: unique, full of personality, and plenty addicting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are simple and anyone can pick up and play the game without getting frustrated. Moreover, it is gratifying without requiring a significant time investment. With its slew of weaponry to unlock, along with co-op play, it's an app that offers several hours of potential play time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    WWE SuperCard is a very decent card-battling game that’s more concerned about engaging players than bleeding them dry with in-app purchases.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once again, Big Fish Games has devised new sways to enrich the match-three genre.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You know it's a solid title when you're only complaint is that you want more of it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rather than simply porting the classics of their catalogue, Fantasy Flight Games has paired a new print release with a great digital version that should have no problem moving boxed copies of their latest game. It's a far lengthier experience than most mobile gamers will be used to in a single session, but after spending an hour in the world of Elder Sign: Omens, you'll begin to wonder how the world could survive without you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a lifelong Peanuts fan, Snoopy's Street Fair is exactly what I was hoping for. It's a great use of the license, a competent freemium game, and offers plenty of terrific little bonuses like unlockable comic strips and Snoopy Snaps.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s super easy to get started, almost as easy to learn, rather elegant in its simplicity, and a bit more cerebral than a typical trivia game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s not surprising that the developers reported having 70-minute average play sessions during the World of Tank Blitz soft launch, because it’s so easy to get sucked into saying, “OK, just one more battle” before looking up and seeing that 30 or 60 minutes have passed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes the basic little line clearing puzzle set-up and tweaks it just enough to give it a fresh feeling to make it feel new all over again. Not going to set the world on fire but definitely worth a look for friends of the genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek. The length of the game is excellent and, while the bonus chapter isn't particularly long, it adds enough to the story to make it worth the Collector's Edition price.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm still addicted to the game. I fire it up several times a day, each time just as excited by the prospect of building an awesome street.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strata’s gorgeous and elegant interface, simple yet thoughtful puzzles, and moderate challenge level all work together to create a playable work of art that is easy to lose yourself in.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its tilt controls are some of the best I've seen in an endless runner (there are also touch controls, but I found myself preferring tilt), the graphics are as vibrant and charming as we've grown to expect from an [adult swim]-published game, and the inclusion of achievements and sundry unlockables makes the game dangerously addictive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a variety of beautiful level designs, challenging stage layouts, awesome power-ups and intense gameplay, Hyper Breaker Turbo is one of the best brick breaking games we've seen in a long time. Simple to play, but mastering it will take a very long time!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wordament is so well-built that pointing out faults feels like nitpicking. You do need to be online to play, and more annoyingly, you're sometimes thrust into a match with a minute left on the clock, which pretty much dooms you to a low score. A lobby option would be a nice addition, but as it stands, Wordament is one of the App Store's must-have word games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you're not the biggest fan of arcade-style fighting games, I would still recommend giving Blade Lords a try, as the lighthearted martial arts adventure is incredibly easy to get into, and has enough depth to it to keep all you sword-wielding wanderers coming back for more!
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best part about The Best Park in the Universe is that it feels like a video game that Mordecai and Rigby would actually play themselves in the cartoon show, while slacking off during the work day and trying to avoid Benson’s constant list of chores to do around the park.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiny Tower Vegas is a well put-together experience that demonstrates NimbleBit still cares about its most popular property.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blendoku combines perfectly executed aspects of nearly every feature one could want in a puzzle game: a concept that’s easy to grasp but difficult to master, stages that are as varied as they are numerous, rewards for success and minimal punishment for failure, and updates to keep new content flowing. Its four-word concept is simple, and it’s also simply great.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the lack of customization aside, Beast Quest is a really solid adventure game that should be investigated by any gamer with a thirst for adventure and some time to kill.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a mobile tycoon game, you could do much worse.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I won't claim that the control scheme here – good though it may be – is on par with using a physical controller, but it's still very solid. Your fingers will inevitably cramp during long play sessions, but all in all Lunar Silver Star Story Touch is an impressive facsimile of the console classic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest V has everything a decent RPG ought to be made of, and more.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So beguiling, so entrancing that the intrusion of something as mundane as money, blundering in to break the glamour, seems almost perverse -- But it does. A shame that the result is pockmarks on the face of perfection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a few nitpicky critiques about little elements of the presentation, we really don't have a single bad thing to say about Puerto Rico.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    McPixel does perhaps the most audacious thing of all: embrace the idea that joy in gaming comes in equal measure from knowing what you're doing and having absolutely no clue. Betting big on the concept that games aren't simple tests of what you can already do, but tests to see how much you're willing to learn. And hey. It doesn't hurt that Sosowski packs every scene with video-game related in jokes, pop culture references, and intertextual nods to earlier characters, improbably crafting a world one twenty second scene at a time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you used to love zoo games but grew tired of their repetitive nature long ago, Dream Zoo offers plenty of reason to get you feeding the giraffes again.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All told, Capitals’ simple-looking graphics hide one of the most complex and engaging word games on the digital marketplace. As soon as you’re sucked in, you’ll learn to love to hate hexagons.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the simple, approachable, and ultimately incredibly fun gameplay, to the leaderboards, points system, and easy-to-access social elements, Puppy Punch has put together a remarkable application that is a must-buy for gamers on the go. Multiple difficulties make ends meet nicely.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Infinity Blade III doesn’t break any significantly fresh ground, it manages to refine everything that we’ve loved about the series to absolute perfection. As the end of a trilogy, I could think of no better way to close things out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an engrossing variety to the level objectives and the things you can do on a simple match-three grid, to the gorgeous and smooth presentation, it’s clear that to make a great game in today’s technological age, sometimes all you need to do is take things back to their prehistoric roots.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic game for the iOS platform. It is refreshingly different than most of the other puzzle titles currently on the market, and challenging at that. Moreover, with 80 or so levels, there is plenty of longevity to be had. Visually pleasing, and gratifying in almost every way, Dekovir's crystal-destroying app is one that comes highly recommended.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its technical hiccups and the odd menu design, Last Knight is still a fantastic romp through a vibrant medieval kingdom, with eye-popping visuals, incredible challenges, and just all-around fun. If this is the future of endless runner games, then sign me up, because I'm on my way to buy a new pair of running shoes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Swapping out zombies for vampires and adding some particularly impressive visuals to the mix, Fangz is an exciting release during a rather dull week.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All said, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse for mobile was a very pleasant surprise. It’s not perfect, but it comes close enough, and may even be a little better than its console brethren in some regards.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If it wasn't for the lack of local multiplayer, Ticket to Ride would easily take the crown of best iOS board game from Carcassonne. Without it though, Ticket to Ride drops from brilliantly perfect to only damned-near brilliantly perfect.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It must be said that there’s some loss of nostalgia in Sorcery! 3, however. It’s an amazing game that you absolutely must play, but it’s much less of a gamebook than similar apps are.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Has managed to turn the concept into something that's both enjoyable and downright addictive. It's an absurdly hard, unforgiving game, but that's a big part of what makes it so fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players who enjoyed the first part of Joe’s journey will absolutely find more to love in Episode Two, in both execution and conclusion.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rare game that feels at once fun and unique, and its design suits mobile platforms of all stripes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you haven't been bitten by The Walking Dead phenomenon yet (horrible pun fully intended), if you like strategy games, you're going to want to give this one some of your time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s beautiful, full of surprising depth, and never loses scope of maintaining a sense of playful fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bolstered with such immersive social features, Galaxy Life: Pocket Adventures outdoes games with deeper combat and strategy far.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a brilliant horror experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If bringing the law to the denizens of an ultra-violent future city isn't your thing, Countdown Sector 106 probably isn't the gamebook for you. For everyone else, this is an absolute blast to read. With their latest release, Tin Man Games have proven that they can handle existing characters just as well as they do heroes of their own creation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite these setbacks, when Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed works, it works well. The racing is solid, responsive, and feels fair.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monument Valley is a technical and aesthetic accomplishment that rewards players with beauty, originality, and grace at every turn of its ten stages.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sometimes, when I'm playing Irrupt, the energetic chiptune soundtrack will wash over me and I'll get lost in a non-existent story. Like a 70s sci-fi TV show soundtrack by way of early 90s videogames, the music evokes shades of an epic salvage mission, or crucial repair operation. Then, suddenly, I remember: it's just a simple game about tapping on astronauts. A simple, beautiful game.