Gamezebo's Scores

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For 2,805 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 26% 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:
2805 game reviews
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    • 80 Critic Score
    There might not be that much tactical depth here, but this is the sort of game you’ll dip into for a couple of minutes only to look up after a few hours have passed. And that’s really the hallmark of this genre. It’s unlikely that this is going to dethrone the clashing king of the genre, but if you like your action a little more helicoptery and your gameplay closer to the hard end of the midcore, then War Commander: Rogue Assault is well worth a look.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it might be difficult to garner a maximum score in Clockwork Brain, the bulk of the application is a fantastic collection of brain teasers. Quirky and stylized, it's gratifying to feel intelligent through the rapid solving of puzzles and no two ever feel alike.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from losing points for taking longer, there's no real penalty for not rushing. And it's not a matter of reflexes-- just patience. The puzzles can be pretty challenging, too, so clearing all five houses (with 12 rooms apiece, and a sixth house coming soon) should keep you occupied for a while.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Heads Up! won’t carry your party into the wee hours on its own, but it’s a great way to pass a little time while you’re waiting for the brie to hit room temperature.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It's nearly perfectly implemented on iOS, and offers a compelling match-style puzzle game that manages to distance itself from other stalwarts to become well worth your while.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the idea of a math game may sound like a nightmare to some, anyone who craves a flock of great puzzles will love counting these sheep.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Honestly, the replay value can be forgiven; Disney Fish Hooks succeeds in just about everything it set out to do. It provides a quality product that extends the Disney name, it's faithful to the show, and it's completely free.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of these issues, my biggest problem with the game is that there isn't more of it. I'm having a blast playing Madcoaster, and I keep going back to try and get just a bit further. It's a ton of fun, and the rollercoaster tie-in (while making zero sense) is awesome. Please give us more Madcoaster, Chillingo! Post haste!
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Minor difficulties and annoyances aside, The Drop Out is a serious contender for best physics puzzler on the iPhone. It's enjoyable, challenging, and most of all, fun.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its sometimes-slow battles (which honestly do speed up a bit once you gain a few levels and learn how to use your skills efficiently), Attack the Light is a solid, budget-priced RPG that gets by on its own merits regardless of how much you know about Steven Universe.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores dishes up tons of behemoth-shooting action. It’s an easy game to enjoy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with its room for improvement, Snowball! is a frosty treat for fans of pinball and pixel art. For those who don’t want to venture out into the cold, Snowball! will evoke the spirit of winter without the seasonal side-effects.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've utterly had it with endless runners, Team Awesome might not help you change your mind. You're still essentially running on a single path and sticking it to bad guys and objects. But if you just want to play a game that does something interesting and fun with the genre, go ahead and pull on your tights.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Too easy, but still highly engaging.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The micro-games do get pretty hectic as you progress but never to the point of feeling impossible.
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    Sable Maze: Forbidden Garden has a lot of strong points without any glaring flaws. The story is a little predictable, but you really won’t mind as you stumble through the richly detailed scenes solving puzzles with an inventory full of items. Plenty of fun and plenty of challenge, just don’t tell your mom how useful she would be if she were an ermine.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Charming and refreshing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only other thing with Food Processing is there should be more of it. It's not the most original title in the App Store, but it sure is well-made, and most importantly, fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm still sitting here bleary-eyed, blister on my finger, totally satisfied for having played this game way past the time I should be in bed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the best shoot-em-ups, play here is about fine margins and non-stop action, and once the onslaught begins, it's especially hard to stop the beat running away with you.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet it's not hard to see plenty of people attempting to help Crimson cut a path of destruction all the way to the emperor, because the production values and action are really good hooks. Blood & Glory: Legend doesn't deviate much from a tried-and-true formula, but that's because it's one that works.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rebuild started life as a flash game, and can still be played in browser. I will say, though, that they did a great job of translating the game to the touch screen, and it's a much better experience there. Rebuild isn't especially deep or long winded, but it's pretty engaging and will easily provide zombie fans with a taste for simulation a satisfying experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pretty addictive puzzle/platformer title that contains some delightfully fast-paced gameplay and is honestly pretty addictive. The tilt controls leave a bit to be desired, and there are occasional issues with in-game objects getting in the way of the camera, but overall this is a great game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was amazed at how quickly I was sucked into the Shadow Era world.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s the perfect one-minute, pick-up-and-play game, except we’ve been playing it all day.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, however, Pocket God vs Desert Ashes is a very decent Advance Wars mimic, and fans of the franchise will have a good time — especially since there are no quick wins via in-app purchases.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn’t revolutionize it, and it’s not trying to. Regardless, Adventure Xpress is still plenty entertaining for fans of the genre.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With cool additional elements like Game Center achievements, leaderboards and the enticing Hall of Aliens, Alien Hive becomes one of the cooler puzzle games available on iOS.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    I’d definitely recommend giving it a try.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Lifeline: Whiteout is an interactive story, but it’s not hugely interactive. Regardless, the storyline is genuinely appealing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re any kind of fan of the original SongPop, and / or if you’re just in the mood to bring your epic knowledge of cool music down on your friends’ heads, SongPop 2 is a worthwhile musical journey.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chameleon Run has more depth than it has any right to offer, and you’ll soon be itching to nail all the objectives along the way.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of the strategy offered by Clash Royale and on the hunt for something a little different, Spellbinders is an easy recommendation to make.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite sometimes being a little more frustrating than fun, Leap Day is still an incredibly well crafted platformer. You have to be willing to suffer through some BS at times, but the sense of accomplishment might just be worth it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Having spent my time with a good number of HOG's, I can honestly say this is the one I could return to every once in a while and enjoy for quite some time. With the ability to load my own images, it guarantees I'll always have new content to explore and new things to find. An excellent choice for hidden object fans on the go.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pretty repetitive game, and you get tired of flinging and smiting before very long. Don't be surprised if you return, though. Velocirapture isn't a very diverse distraction, but it still works well for bite-sized play sessions.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Practice is important, because the controls in Skee-Ball Arcade take a little getting used to. You can manipulate the direction of your shot by tiling your device to the side, but it takes a while to get the hang of, especially since there's no calibration option.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With an engaging story, great visuals, and a user-friendly mindset, Radiation Island is certainly a game that those intrigued by the genre – veterans or not – should check out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This collection on iOS is already pretty solid at its foundation, and even at its worst, is still playable and enjoyable, if a bit distracting due to some sloppiness at times. It's definitely worth looking at, and with any luck, perhaps Capcom will "Wright" what few wrongs there are to be found here in short order.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for something a little different in the falling blocks category, or just want to see what comes after the brilliance that was Pair Solitaire, Domino Drop is an easy recommendation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cartoon Network and Grumpyface made a good call here, helping to put together a game and a design tool that go together like Fiona and Cake.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pinball Arcade collects a few of the best known pinball tables of old and brings them back to life in a stunning manner.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Pinpoint aiming and strategic terrain manipulation can remedy disparages a bit, and you can always grind to earn up currency to buy more firepower. Overall, the game is well worth a download for fans of the Worms franchise, and serves as a simple introduction to the genre for those still yet uninitiated.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Song Pop is the perfect game for the music obsessed, but not to the point where it alienates those who don't fit that bill.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not every title from the early 2000s has stood the test of time, but Max Payne Mobile's fantastic presentation and storytelling keep it a must-have for action junkies looking for a serious game on iOS. It might not look or control as well as it did over a decade ago, but much like the hundreds of mobsters and bullet wounds you'll encounter over your 10 to 15 hour adventure, it won't stop Max Payne from emerging successful.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    I don't think there's anything in Soccer Superstars 2012 that will make a non-fan into a true believer, but as full-featured soccer sims you can carry in your pocket go, this is a really good one. Footie fans should definitely give it a kick, not a pass.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Phantom PI: Mission Apparition is the first in what I hope is a series of sequels that adopt the same look and casual yet intelligent attitude toward adventure games.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Much in the same way as the lightweight strategy suits the platform, there just aren’t all that many engaging civ-lite games on mobile devices, making Legion strangely appealing in spite of its faults. It’s very much a game on the right platform at a lucky moment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a fun, charming, respectable little card game, however, it's equal to or greater than the money you can put into it.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Other people who are not quite so fond of horses might find that the game falls short in terms of deep gameplay. However, there isn't much out there in terms of horse games on the App Store, and My Horse is a beautifully detailed and welcomed addition that will more than appeal to its targeted horse loving demographic.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you’re a shameless Foursaken fan like myself or have never heard of them, Adventure Company is worth a look. It’s accessible but not too simple, free-to-play but not overbearing with it, and it’s just an all-around good time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So, while I’d love to see some more value added for the player who has maxed out everything, Deep Loot is a really fun dive up until that point. Upgrading items is satisfying, finding special treasures is exciting, and the quest to do both is a great driving factor for a long period of time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost Socks: Naughty Brothers isn’t a perfect game, but it offers a good deal of solid content for its asking price.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's dripping with retro goodness but doesn't bank on nostalgia to provide a compelling experience. An all around excellent game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The verdict here is that if you’ve always been intrigued by Blood Bowl and never had the experience of having a Troll throw a Goblin and the ball together into the end zone, this is probably the best gateway into that world that’s ever existed. For hardcore fans, it’s only going to serve as an appetizer until the next main course comes along in a few months.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the lack of Game Center multiplayer support is devastating, the core game and modes will last your average word nerd for hours on end. The Domination mode will always give you something to shoot for, while the Daily Challenge will give your brain a taxing workout.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In truth, that's perhaps what I enjoyed most about About Love, Hate, and the other things: the fact that - despite its flaws - it remains an artfully assembled, surprisingly emotive puzzler that aims for something better than "addictiveness." Rather, this is an experience designed to feel wonderful while it lasts.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Icycle: On Thin Ice is well worth a pop, with varied, exciting, clever gameplay the dish of the day. If the sound of dressing a naked guy up in just a monocle and riding him through icy backdrops on a penny farthing is your idea of a good time, you need to grab this - and let's be honest, who would turn that down?
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Digit & Dash is a solid, challenging, reflex-based game that is sure to challenge players of all experience levels.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Race the Sun is a surprising little racing game that will sink its hook in you for quite some time.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Less a game about running a pet shop than it is about taking care of the monsters that dwell within. But that's just fine with us. There are few better mobile pet simulators out there, and there are even fewer that give you the pleasure of raising a slimy one-eyed octopus.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a tense game that’s heavy on storytelling (and an absolute treat for you eyes), Lost Within is an easy recommendation — especially for gamers who like a good fright.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great iPhone game with plenty to offer most mobile gamers. Despite a few setbacks in variety, the game still manages to be plenty of fun in short bursts, which is just about all I could ask of an iPhone game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a bunch of different unlockables (players and vanity items like jerseys) and different leagues of varying difficulties, not to mention tournaments, Dice Soccer really does offer a decent amount of content. Once you get past the goofy idea and put some time in, the game opens up and really presents a nice experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a shame, really, because with a proper interface a board game should work as well if not better on a mobile device than on a PC. And if they’d taken more care over the port, then Space Hulk would have been one the finest board game adaptations to grace the iPad: tense, demanding, and frequently thrilling.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re up for a challenge and like cute, bouncing cats, Nekosan is worth a download. The monetization system is fair and will allow for a lot of free play, as long as you’re willing to watch some ads or replay some levels. The one-tap mechanic and the portrait orientation will also make it appealing for commuters, though the resulting cursing in frustration might not be ideal for public transportation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    True Axis likely has another hit on its hands. True Skate makes you feel like you can really skate, and at least for this writer, that's quite the accomplishment.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    So while Men vs. Machines is a really good game, I just feel the need to steer big fans of Gun Bros. away unless you want to start all over and re-level, or pay into a game that's exactly the same as the one you just walked away from.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visually, Starfront is pretty stunning.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Plays remarkably like its predecessor, only scaled back. The gameplay is nearly identical, as are the bright and colorful visuals (though the characters look a bit jagged at times).
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Everlove: Rose is a little cheesy (as might be expected from a romance novel), but it also involves intriguing characters and an addictive story. May your medieval love never suffer the same inevitable decay as the teeth in your jaw.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are only sixteen levels available right now, with another eight coming soon, but they are each packed with plenty of things to do, see, and bounce on. Square Planet certainly isn't flat.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    In fact, Words on Tour in its entirety is a fun game to come back to when you have a few minutes to kill. The game is challenging, though not unfairly so.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like your trivia funny, challenging, and a little risqué, there's simply no better choice on the App Store. Now let's just hope they can keep churning out new episodes as quickly as I can keep playing them.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The Sandbox Evolution is a step up from an already beloved game, and I can only imagine how it’s going to improve even more over time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, JellyCar 3 is a very fun iPhone game that just about anyone could enjoy. Although it is missing a few features that seem like no-brainers at this point in the series, JellyCar 3 manages to deliver more of what fans love about the franchise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous is just as much fun as its predecessor, and that’s all you need to know. If you’re looking for tilty, frantic, arcade fun – just like the first game – this is a must buy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gear.Club isn’t perfect then, but it is highly enjoyable. A further step towards a more sim like experience, its wealth of driving aids means it’ll appeal to all car fans. While there’s room for improvement, it’s great to find an adequate replacement to Real Racing 3. It might have taken a while to get there, but there’s plenty going on within Gear.Club to keep you hooked.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Annoying Orange Kitchen Carnage may be a bit of a cash-in while the YouTube show is still hot, it's at least a cash-in that gamers can have a lot of fun with.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as fast-paced, death-at-every-corner survival games go, The Blocks Cometh easily ranks up there with the best of the best. It's tough as nails, but if you're even tougher this is a challenge you'll absolutely want to face.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even without its “HeadTwister” technology, Droidscape: Basilica is a unique experience that maintains momentum from its beginning to whenever the actual end comes.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Soctics League is the kind of game that's a blast to play a few times a day, especially when you have a friend or two playing as well.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Maybe staking out the middle ground between arcade simplicity and stats-based realism leaves out baseball fans on the fringes, but for a free mobile take on baseball, everyone in the middle is going to find something to like.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite potential frustration, however, SMILE Inc. is really pretty fun. It taps into that mobile gaming joy of simply diving into a game for a few minutes, yet still achieving something in that time. With a regular supply of missions and new characters to unlock, it’s sure to stick around on your phone for a while, too. Your high score may never be particularly huge, but you’ll still appreciate chipping away at it, and watching as the nastiness of office work really shines through.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    But in the end, I found myself not really being too bothered by the excessive wait times or the accompanying difficulty spikes, as Tank Nation is just an incredibly fun game to play, and the amount of blood, sweat, and artillery shells that went into the making of this title can be felt around every bend in the destructible terrain.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as sequels go, Angry Birds Space straddles that fine line between familiarity and progress exceptionally well – but there's no question that it leans more in the direction of the former than the latter. If you're already a fan of the series (and who isn't?), picking up Rovio's latest release is a no brainer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tempting as it is to instantly dismiss Block Fortress: War as unfair, it grows on you the longer you plug at it.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Star Knight is a cool action-platformer that’s definitely worth a look.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite dishing out small helpings of frustration here and there, The Secret of Raven Rock is a good-looking adventure title with solid gameplay.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    That moment of cynicism aside, and Best Fiends Forever is a lot of fun. It grabs a tired genre and spruces it up in a way that makes it feel fresh and nearly new. Don’t be surprised when you lose a ton of free time to it. It does a great job of making you feel like you’re achieving a lot quickly.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Big Action Mega Fight! is one of those games that's not going to appeal to a huge audience. Beat ‘em ups are hardly the center of the gaming world. However, players who love the classics owe it to themselves to try this out. The obvious arcade influence is a nice way to put a smile on your face and get the adrenaline pumping.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spellwood doesn't break a whole lot of new ground, but instead refines Scrabble-style gameplay into a fresh and engaging single-player experience. It's a bit one-dimensional, but if you like word games or just want to tune up your vocabulary a bit without turning your brain numb with boredom, it's definitely worth a look.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Cooped Up is simple, addictive, weird, and kind of creepy for all its bright colors and well-animated fowl.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Until Siege Hero finds a way to give it a real distinctiveness, there's not enough here to help it stand out in the crowd. That's too bad, too, because it really should.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Combines the fun of line-drawing games with the impish thrill of cow tipping. Good, clean, crazy, cattle-themed fun, this is a solid title that will appeal to fans of the genre, and anybody looking for a game that's as polished as it is goofy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I failed many times and let down many clients, but it was a lot of fun dabbling and seeing what themes and decisions resonated best with the various demographics.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rivals at War 2084 is not for those light on strategy. There’s a ton of depth in team building and in executing strategy.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, fans of the bubble shooter genre will love the new physics and unexpected challenges (and opportunities) they bring. The dynamism and responsiveness of each environment, along with the fun tools at your disposal, make each level far more engaging than your standard bubble shooting experience. Bubble Island 2: World Tour is free to play and worth the download for anyone who loves to pop.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Honestly, Paper Toss Friends would have worked as an update to Paper Toss 2.0-but since the game is free, there's no real point in complaining. Better to enjoy the game and save your rage for that jerk-face co-worker that keeps stealing your egg salad sandwiches from the office fridge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though it leaves a bit to be desired in the traditional video game sense, Wave Trip is still a wonderful testament to that magnificent thing we call music.