Gamezebo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,948 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 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 A Monster Ate My Homework
Lowest review score: 10 Battlefield 3: Aftershock
Score distribution:
1,948 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
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    The music takes what it already a really good game and helps make it great.
    • 82 Metascore
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    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.
    • 88 Metascore
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    The game provides a genuine Dead Space experience while simultaneously raising the bar for triple A titles on the iPhone.
    • 80 Metascore
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    Combine all that with infectious classic gameplay and I'm sure you'll agree that 1-Bit Ninja is, well, brilliant.
    • 84 Metascore
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    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.
    • 90 Metascore
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    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.
    • 90 Metascore
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    One of those rare gems that manages to get everything right. It's clever and goofy and charming. On top of that, the game is surprisingly addictive. Anyone who enjoys physics puzzle titles would be out of their mind to miss picking this up.
    • 86 Metascore
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    In fact, in all regards Scribblenauts feels wonderfully natural on the iPhone. Not only does Remix make appropriate use of the keyboard, but they've made controlling Maxwell feel less clunky, cut out the weaker puzzles, and delivered it all at an iOS gamer friendly price.
    • 77 Metascore
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    Squids is a rarer find than an all-natural Tahitian pearl. From the gameplay to the graphics to the sound, everything here is pitch-perfect. More importantly, it's impossible to come away from the game without wearing a damn idiot grin on your face. It's great.
    • 81 Metascore
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    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.
    • 80 Metascore
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    FreePlay takes everything that's great about The Sims 3 and twists it into a new freemium shape, without relying on the changes to the formula that took place in the series earlier freemium iteration. Kudos to EA. This is one of the best games of its kind.
    • 84 Metascore
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    Gameloft's pulled out all the stops this time, and the result is a masterpiece of an adventure game, one that combines the point-and-click adventure elements with the best uses of an iOS device's attributes.
    • 80 Metascore
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    All told, if this game isn't on your phone, you're doing yourself a huge disservice.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Definitely one of the best games on iOS. You should expect everyone to be talking about this game soon enough – this one is as platform defining as games get on the App Store.
    • 76 Metascore
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    Paper Monsters is one of those rare games that come along once in a blue moon. It's more fun than a night out with friends, and as flawless as diamonds. For lack of a better word, it's perfect. Everyone should play this.
    • 80 Metascore
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    Polished, deep, and a complete joy. I could go on for hours about how much I've enjoyed Dungeon Raid, but your time is much better spent actually playing the game.
    • 91 Metascore
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    On multiple occasions I've paid three or four times as much for games that have far less to offer and aren't nearly as fun as Reckless Racing 2. It bears repeating that this game can stand proudly side-by-side with almost any arcade racer on any other platform.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Not only is it addictive and fun, but it's loaded with some of the best graphics and sound you'll find on iOS devices. This is one of those games that's just impossible to put down, and it's even harder to find any fault with it.
    • 92 Metascore
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    A true work of art, in so many ways. It's smart. It's challenging. It's gorgeous. But most importantly, it's fun - dizzying, dreamy, and delightful fun.
    • 73 Metascore
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    Put simply, match-3 games don't reach higher quality than what you'll find in Azkend 2...Fans of "Bejeweled" and its ilk, and who own an iPhone or iPad, simply cannot miss Azkend 2. It sets the standard for its genre.
    • 81 Metascore
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    As hard as it may be to believe that an RTS can work with touch controls, it's 100% true. Amoebattle does pretty much everything right. The only complaint that I can possibly muster about the game is that there is only a campaign mode.
    • 74 Metascore
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    There's nothing bad I can say about Nightfall. It's Playdek's finest game to date, and people that might've been a bit bored by the solitary nature of Ascension will find a ton to like here. For me, there's an evolving level of strategy to the game, and I know it's going to be front and center on my iPad for quite some time.
    • 83 Metascore
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    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.
    • 93 Metascore
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    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
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    For three dollars (or five in HD)? This is a game for everyone.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Ultimately, that's the stock and trade of Duckers: plenty of charm. Retro Dreamer has traded highly nostalgic visual design in for squeal-worthy adorableness, and jumped on the freemium bandwagon, but like the era to which they pay homage, some things always stay the same: great gameplay drives this studio, and this title is no exception.
    • 83 Metascore
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    I suppose what I like most about Asphalt 7 is the fact that it doesn't go out of its way to grab your money beyond the 0.99 cent pricetag.
    • 89 Metascore
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    This game could sell for $35 on the 3DS and it wouldn't be out of place next to the other pieces of software available for the system.
    • 87 Metascore
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    And if it weren't enough that their game was spectacular, One Man Left have gone and proven to be some of the most classy designers out there, integrating a seamless chat system and game center friend request button alongside easy-to-navigate menus.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Any gamer who enjoys platformers should not miss this one. Anyone who appreciates a good story should play as well. Despite the few nicks in Nihilumbra's armor, I'm happy to give it five stars. It is an earnest experience. It might not be perfect, but it's a fine example of artists using a medium to tell a story. And it's tons of fun too.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Summoner Wars is likely to become the flagship title in the case for digital board games. It's cheaper. It's prettier. Less hassle. Perfect multiplayer that allows you to play as often as you like. If you're a fan of strategy games, this is a must-buy. And even if you're not, the game is free to try, and you have nothing to lose.
    • 88 Metascore
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    Things like the game's staggering variety of levels (endless wave, time challenge, maze-making), total lack of in-app payments, massive scope, and sense of whimsy... you'll experience all of that when you pick up the game.
    • 86 Metascore
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    I don't want to sound too overdramatic, but if I were looking to sum up Horn in two words, it would probably sound something like 'mobile masterpiece.'
    • 83 Metascore
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    While the game feels devilishly difficult to the point of nigh-impossibility at times, eeking out your wins always manages to prove a method to Bad Hotel's madness. And despite the occasional crash here and there, Lucky Frame have delivered on too cool a concept for that to matter.
    • 92 Metascore
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    A wonderful time sink that hasn't forgotten the principles of giving back to its players. This is a title pared down to precious few actions, but designed so well that nothing ever gets stale. A glowing, beeping slice of pure, simple fun.
    • 85 Metascore
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    At this point, I have no problem saying that developer TheCodingMonkeys has me hook, line and sinker.
    • 86 Metascore
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    An experience caught perpetually somewhere between hypnotic and infuriating, which teaches you to appreciate all the "little wins" that occur as you game.
    • 88 Metascore
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    It is with no hesitation that I say Rayman Jungle Run is a must-own title for every iOS user. Its bite-sized structure fits perfectly on iOS, and Ubisoft has done a fantastic job crafting a complex experience that works perfectly with a touch screen interface.
    • 85 Metascore
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    One could say that not playing it would be criminal. And should you be accused of such a felony, I can only hope a lawyer as corrupt as Max McMann is serving as prosecutor.
    • 93 Metascore
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    Punch Quest is what an endless runner would look like if you threw it into a time machine, spat it out in the early 1990s, and put it on an SNES cartridge. This goes well beyond the (masterful) 16-bit graphics to the ethos of the game itself.
    • 85 Metascore
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    The decision by the team behind Battle of the Bulge to start with board game mechanics but implement them specifically for the platform has paid off handsomely. The result is an outstanding title that makes full use of its digital capabilities to smooth over complexity, deliver top-notch multimedia presentation and make an approachable-yet-compelling strategy game.
    • 89 Metascore
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    Arguably the best version of the game to date. With subtle enhancements of the hugely overhauled DS version, Square Enix has provided fans a reason to own the game on yet another system, and newcomers a chance to experience one of the series' greatest entries in peak form.
    • 85 Metascore
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    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%.
    • 83 Metascore
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    The Major impresses where it counts: gameplay and innovation.
    • 69 Metascore
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    By combining the breakneck endless pace of games like Temple Run with Sonic’s old school sense of speed, Sonic Dash manages to champion two things quite well; taking an existing formula and bettering it, and developing a Sonic game that’s finally worthy of the hedgehog’s good name.
    • 91 Metascore
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    The genius of Ridiculous Fishing comes from the fact that it’s actually three tightly woven mini games in one, which tie together in one of the most magnetic compulsion loops you’ll find.
    • 88 Metascore
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    Hands down, Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet is one of the best action-adventure games I’ve ever played on my iPad. The game just has everything you could ever want in a mobile sidescrolling game: beautiful visuals, great gameplay, and tons of diverse environments and enemies that never seem to get old.
    • 73 Metascore
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    The gameplay is solid, at times devious, and generally rewarding, and the style and graphics on display are on par with anything on portable touchscreens, especially in artistic terms.
    • 81 Metascore
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    If you don’t mind a virtual joystick, getting a complete console game for use on your phone for $5 is a sweet deal. The levels certainly aren’t meant for mobile play, but it’s not the kind of game that causes you to frequently lose your place either.
    • 87 Metascore
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    Before playing Eclipse I believed that what it set out to achieve was nigh impossible. The board game offers many things that seem mutually incompatible. The app squeezes a game needing acres of table into an iPad screen. You’ll need dedication to experience this marvel: the rules are complex, the strategy makes your head hurt and the app isn’t as good as it should be at making the game accessible. But if you’re up to the challenge, the effort you put into this game will be rewarded a hundredfold in terms of entertainment.
    • 85 Metascore
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    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.
    • 82 Metascore
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    If you’re looking for an addictive, challenging, creative game that’s perfectly suited for mobile play (and why wouldn’t you be?), then Zoombies: Animals de la Muerte is the zoo for you. The game doesn’t overstay its welcome, and intelligent design decisions ensure that failure prompts you to retry the level rather than delete the app. Unlike first-person shooters with virtual sticks, this is a game that belongs on the iPhone, and belongs on yours.
    • 74 Metascore
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    If you have fond memories of Tetris, or just like puzzle games and own an iPhone, you should pick up Mosaique. You might even be compelled to complete your seven rounds every day to unlock “hidden bonuses.” Here’s to more addition by subtraction.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Quell Memento is an easy recommendation, if not a must play, for fans of puzzles, indie-style games, art games, people who want their games to take story more seriously, and anyone with an iDevice in need of a new relaxing distraction. Quell Memento is ideally suited for mobile play, and exactly what I want from a mobile title, and games in general.
    • 83 Metascore
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    One of those mobile games that are so simple they just work. The swiping/tapping mechanism will be familiar to everyone, even kids, and the bright colors and easy-to-see stars make it a very accessible game. Star Thief also has a lot of replay value, a good variety of environments, and straightforward gameplay that doesn't punish you if you're not an iOS virtuoso. Extraordinarily enjoyable on every level!
    • 86 Metascore
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    It's difficult to come up with any real flaws in Where's My Mickey?, as it feels like the best iteration to date.
    • 91 Metascore
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    Quite possibly the best game on the App Store. Its twenty dollar price tag may seem a bit high, but the amount of detail and polish makes it easily worth the price.
    • 86 Metascore
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    In every way possible, Tiny Thief manages to raise the bar between what can be accomplished on the mobile platform today in 2013, as it settles right into its impeccable balance between fun, original gameplay, and the bright accessibility of games like Angry Birds.
    • 80 Metascore
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    A Ride into the Mountains won’t last you more than an hour, but it doesn’t need to. You’ll enjoy every one of those 60 minutes. Ride is the sort of experience that’ll hook you from its first moment and leave you completely satisfied in the end. It’s downright elegant in its presentation and gameplay. Don’t miss this one.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Plants vs. Zombies 2 is everything you could have wanted, or expected, from the sequel to one of the greatest casual games of all time. It’s safe to say this one was well worth the wait, and then so much more.
    • 63 Metascore
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    Simply put, Batman: Arkham Origins is the definitive example of a console tie-in game done right, with a shining presentation, rewarding touchscreen controls and combat, a refreshing amount of variety, and a free-to-play model that accentuates the overall experience, rather than takes away from it.
    • 81 Metascore
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    As a port, BIT.TRIP RUN! is perfect, standing up to its predecessor while simultaneously meeting the challenge of an entirely new control scheme.
    • 92 Metascore
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    It’s hard to really express through words or through visuals what Papa Sangre II does with the manipulation of sound, but believe me when I say that it is unbelievably unique, and just all sorts of incredible.
    • 88 Metascore
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    If you played the first part of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! then you already know what's in store, and if you haven't, you should! Then play this one, too – and don't forget to post those kudos when you're done.
    • 86 Metascore
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    In the end, Rayman Fiesta Run is a platforming game that’s all about food, and not only is that food incredibly delicious and 5-star restaurant superb, but we’re all going to be gorging ourselves on it for quite some time until we’re no slimmer than our old pal Globox.
    • 84 Metascore
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    Stellar Wars looks and plays like a greatly improved version of Legendary Wars, the development team's previous release, with a lot of new units and upgrades to toy around with.
    • 90 Metascore
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    Drive on Moscow is a triumph, a game as sweeping as the campaign it seeks to simulate. Shenandoah continue to single-handedly redefine the strategy genre on iOS, and you should get on board: the entry price looks steep but it’s worth every penny.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Although the first step in Oceanhorn is steeped in Zelda nostalgia, every step after leads farther into a world that stands on its own two feet.
    • 93 Metascore
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    This is not only one of the more charming games in recent memory; it’s one of the most impressive examples of gaming period, regardless of genre.
    • 85 Metascore
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    In every way imaginable, Bardbarian steps up as the perfect mobile experience, and it has everything you could ever want in a video game, for that matter: a fun-loving presentation, a seamless blend of different gameplay types, and an addictive balance of challenge and progression that will always keep you coming back for more.
    • 92 Metascore
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    The simple mechanics, deep strategy, and stacks of charm are balanced so perfectly together that it’s impossible to imagine a single change that could really improve upon what Sirvo has created.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Looking at it as a conventional game, in other words, it's not terribly impressive – short, simple and perfectly linear. But as an interactive story, or perhaps more accurately a poem, it is superb.
    • 87 Metascore
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    It’s the kind of game you’ll sit down to play one session of, and the next thing you know you’ve killed the battery on your phone.
    • 86 Metascore
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    KeroBlaster's compelling retro-style graphics, sharp controls, intense shooting action, and charming character designs make it one of the best action games on mobile.
    • 89 Metascore
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    An adventure lined with missing left shoes, wrestling addicts, bi-dimensionsal spirits, an occasional Archer quote, and cheese-infused fart-monsters.
    • 77 Metascore
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    It’s every loot-gathering dungeon-crawling, card-collecting fan’s next transit addiction.
    • 93 Metascore
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    Traps n’ Gemstones is more than just another great release from Donut Games — it’s essential gaming for fans of classic back-tracking platformers. I
    • 88 Metascore
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    Rules! is that sort of lightning in a bottle that only comes along every so often. I’d rank it right up there with Threes!, and not just because both games so gleefully abuse exclamation points.
    • 90 Metascore
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    It’s just in a completely different class than anything else out there.
    • 89 Metascore
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    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
    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'.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the best game that SquareEnix has released for the App Store. If you're a huge Final Fantasy fan, or if you just happen to love old-school RPGs, then it's easily worth price of admission.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It lacks the immediate pull of a great puzzle game, but if you enjoy them, Halcyon is not to be missed. It's nice to see a simple, clean title appear as a good palette cleanser to some of the more complex games out these days.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's so much to do in the game and, more importantly, those things are all fun. Plus, you can finally take out your anger on that darn McDonal...opps, we mean McJoint.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In fact, other than the so-so synthesizer soundtrack and lack of additional content once you've completed the Puzzle Mode, Collision Effect is a really compelling game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've ever found the slightest bit of satisfaction in matching up like colors, consider Liqua Pop a must buy.
    • 85 Metascore
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    This is truly a must-have game for the iPhone.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's gorgeous, controls well and offers a good solid challenge. I've played a lot of games that I'd consider a tempest in a teapot, but Storm in a Teacup isn't one of them. This one is a big deal.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the kind of game that doesn't punish you for failing, and leaves you with a great feeling of accomplishment when beating levels, especially the harder ones. A fun treat.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Legendary Wars is an excellent addition to the defense genre because it manages to do so many thing so very well. It's not quite perfect, but it's a blast and will likely keep anyone who plays it addicted for quite a while.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to some super-challenging puzzles, unique presentation elements, and the tease of a possible prize for those who see all 60 levels through to the end, The Heist manages to take a number of old elements and turn them into something compelling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a rewarding and satisfying puzzle game whose cute look and increasingly hard solutions make it a good fit for casual and hardcore puzzle game fans alike.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's incredibly simple, but it's addictive and fun and pretty much impossible to get tired of.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
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    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.