Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,751 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Sonic CD
Lowest review score: 10 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
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    Flick Kick Chelsea joins Angry Birds, Cut the Rope and a handful of Apps that belong in the most addictive games category.
    • 87 Metascore
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    A vast improvement over its predecessor and a must have for anyone that loves to work magic in the kitchen. Both easy and fun, it's a perfect replacement for those dusty old books.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Sprinkle is both fun and visually stimulating, a game that should be in everyone's collection. The fact that it costs $0.99 ($1.99 on Android with 24 additional levels) means you have no excuse.
    • 91 Metascore
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    Overall, you'd be a damn idiot if you didn't pick up God of War: Chains of Olympus.
    • 85 Metascore
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    OK, so War Pinball looks and sounds outstanding, but how does it play? Perfect. In-game missions, smooth play and tight controls put it in a whole other league. The fact that it runs without a hitch with the ball zipping all over the place is impressive, no question.
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    • 88 Metascore
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    OK, so War Pinball looks and sounds outstanding, but how does it play? Perfect. In-game missions, smooth play and tight controls put it in a whole other league. The fact that it runs without a hitch with the ball zipping all over the place is impressive, no question.
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    • 88 Metascore
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    A wonderful video game that'll hopefully blossom into a more fully featured effort in the months ahead.
    • 81 Metascore
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    A combination of great things. In the casual sense, it's a 1980s puzzle party. For hardcore gamers, it's a cross between Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo and Lumines. Providing this news didn't cause a massive brain explosion, we strongly suggest downloading this app right away.
    • 86 Metascore
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    One of the App Store's best puzzle games. It's a familiar concept (Enigmo, another iPhone hit, springs to mind) that feels fresh, thanks to sharp visuals and most importantly, engaging play. The best part? No messy cleanup later.
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    • 79 Metascore
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    Namco Bandai took everything we love about Doodle Jump and improved the experience with some old school flavor. The result is an App that represents the best thing to happen to Pac-Man since Championship Edition on Xbox 360.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Most importantly, the game's a ton of fun and shockingly addictive. It literally came out of nowhere. Kudos to Pieces Interactive for releasing such a well-designed and cool App guaranteed to consume hours of our lives.
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    • 85 Metascore
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    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia's gameplay and presentation make it one of the best to date, alongside Symphony of the Night and other legendary entries.
    • 81 Metascore
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    The physics are top notch, and we love the slow motion that kicks in, just before the last block or two hits or narrowly misses that final star; if things go wrong, you can always restart the puzzle at any time.
    • 93 Metascore
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    An essential purchase for puzzle fans that wish to get the most value for their dollar. It comes up just a bit short in regards to revolutionary features, but that matters little as the minutes played turn into hours. Simply put, a must buy for each iPad owner.
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    So yes, Trucks and Skulls is a direct Angry Birds clone, but it's a great one. Not only is it immensely enjoyable, but it also has a cool presentation, with post apocalyptic backgrounds, mean looking trucks and plenty of explosions. Even the levels sound hardcore; Fortress of Bang, Indestruction.
    • 87 Metascore
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    It's a bizarre but immensely satisfying experience, thanks in part to the addictive premise, excessively colorful graphics, NES style music and online leaderboards.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Issues aside, Zombie Gunship is a corpse blasting good time you should download immediately. Strap yourself in and give the apocalypse hell.
    • 68 Metascore
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    It's perfect in every way, and you need to download it immediately.
    • 80 Metascore
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    With online options, fun gameplay, hilarious presentation and a can-of-worms full of extras, Open Warfare 2 shouldn't be missed by anyone.
    • 74 Metascore
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    Tetris: Axis is one of the sweetest 3DS games you'll find. It lacks the fun Nintendo themed stages that made Tetris DS unforgettable, but there's so much content, we doubt players will mind; and seriously, you should already own a copy of Tetris DS anyway.
    • 84 Metascore
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    Ultimately, it's a slightly different version of Where's My Water? with more than 80 new levels, and at the end of the day, no one can argue with that.
    • 92 Metascore
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    The game itself is timeless. It's not so old that people are turned off by the primitive graphics and it has an engaging enough battle system that those new to turn based RPGs won't get bored. It still has the same fun factor as the SNES game, but now you can take it anywhere you want, so what more can I say?
    • 84 Metascore
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    AI. Multiplayer is what really makes this game take off, so see if you can track down three friends who own a PSP and a copy of the game. That shouldn't be too hard.
    • 90 Metascore
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    One heck of a fun time, the type of experience that begs multiple plays. Before long, you'll invest multiple hours and die numerous times.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Charming, intuitive and highly entertaining, Scribblenauts Remix is without question one of the best games the App Store has to offer.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Wipeout Pulse is undeniably cool, and the best in the series to date.
    • 83 Metascore
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    So there it is. One of the coolest features from a 1990s Super Nintendo game, wrapped within a colorful exterior starring one of the cutest video game characters we've seen since Cut the Rope's Om Nom. Download it now, thank us later.
    • 83 Metascore
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    So there it is. One of the coolest features from a 1990s Super Nintendo game, wrapped within a colorful exterior starring one of the cutest video game characters we've seen since Cut the Rope's Om Nom. Download it now, thank us later.
    • 90 Metascore
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    Is it more imaginative than Super Mario Galaxy? No. Will it revolutionize gaming like Super Mario 64. Hardly. Do either of these questions matter? Absolutely not, and don't let anyone prove otherwise. Super Mario 3D Land is the epitome of fun. Most importantly, it's a shining example of everything that's good and wholesome about video games.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Another fine addition to the celebrated series and one of the last quality puzzle games for Nintendo's DS. Don't miss it.
    • 87 Metascore
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    Infinity Blade is beautiful, gripping and intense. Most importantly, its creators delivered a console quality experience in your hands, so while it's a wonderfully designed and thoroughly enjoyable brawler, this title also stands out as a killer app, the type of thing that solidifies Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch as legitimate contenders to the portable gaming throne.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Throw in online and local multiplayer, and Asphalt 6: Adrenaline is one of the best racers you can buy. We would have preferred more cars, but this is pound for pound one of the coolest games on the App Store. On that note, do yourself a favor and splurge on the $6.99 iPad edition.
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    Throw in online and local multiplayer, and Asphalt 6: Adrenaline is one of the best racers you can buy. We would have preferred more cars, but this is pound for pound one of the coolest games on the App Store. On that note, do yourself a favor and splurge on the $6.99 iPad edition.
    • 89 Metascore
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    It's an outstanding experience regardless of which control scheme (tilt, virtual slider) you use. Kudos to Sega for releasing such an excellent port that instantly became the best kart racer on the App Store.
    • 87 Metascore
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    One of the most creative and thoroughly entertaining apps we've had the pleasure of experiencing. It's smartly designed, attractive and fun, as well as a showpiece for anyone on the fence about purchasing an "i" device. Bravo.
    • 84 Metascore
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    Peggle: Dual Shot is the ideal game to take on a vacation or long road trip, as it'll pass the time and leave you smiling. Pick it up and go Peggle crazy.
    • 84 Metascore
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    While not a direct Metroid knockoff, this challenging and physics based App bears a striking resemblance to Nintendo's classic sci-fi adventures. Both gorgeous and incredibly thrilling, it's without question one of the App Store's best.
    • 90 Metascore
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    The in-game timer says that I have poured 33 hours into the cart so far, and I estimate that I've completed half of what the game has to offer. DS owners who opt to skip Dual Strike are missing out on the most full-featured and addictive title released for the system yet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Phenomenal...Instead of shoehorning the Xbox 360 adventure onto the App Store with a virtual analog stick, Activision played to the iPhone and iPad's strengths, creating a game players of all ages can enjoy. Bravo.
    • 92 Metascore
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    Banner Saga is one of the greatest adventure games, mobile or otherwise, that's come around in quite a long time. Not only is it interesting and accessible, but it's clean, ornate, and enjoyable through and through. If you only pick out one adventure game this year on iOS, make it this one.
    • 96 Metascore
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    We literally have nothing bad to say about World of Goo. It's a wonderful puzzle game that every iPad owner needs to download. Prepare to spend hours, if not weeks, playing this one.
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    Bottom line, this is more of the same and we couldn't be happier. Angry Birds Seasons HD is both addictive and challenging, and you'd be crazy not to pony up the cash and download it ASAP.
    • 86 Metascore
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    An enormous amount of pre-planning is required to set up that perfect chain-reaction, and the intense excitement that accompanies the successful realization of your careful strategizing is both hypnotic and thrilling.
    • 77 Metascore
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    Think of it as paying homage to the turn-based strategy games that came before. Considering the great storyline, the superb voice acting, the graphics, mission creation, and mission downloading, you will never grow old of Field Commander.
    • 71 Metascore
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    Bird & Beans doesn't use the Nintendo DSi camera, microphone or even the second screen, but for $2, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better value in the DSi lineup.
    • 91 Metascore
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    Even put up against the likes of Animal Crossing and Pokémon X & Y , The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is easily the best 3DS game of 2013. It's quite simply a work of art that deserves to be part of your private collection.
    • 94 Metascore
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    We're also huge fans of the gyroscopic controls, allowing you to aim Link's slingshot by physically tilting the system, or going into a first person view to get a better look at the beautiful world. Great stuff.
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    • 79 Metascore
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    Mobile game sequels are hit or miss, as some developers just slap a new skin on an older game. Halfbrick did that with one of the game's modes, but the Bandito mode as well as the humor in the Puss in Boots character makes this version unique. If you played the original, the new mode is worth the purchase, and if you never experienced Fruit Ninja, Puss in Boots is the perfect way to get started.
    • 93 Metascore
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    Bottom line, Cut the Rope HD is one of the best games for Apple's iOS and a steal at $1.99. Play it immediately.
    • 93 Metascore
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    Bottom line, Cut the Rope is one of the best games for Apple's iOS and a steal at $0.99. Play it immediately.
    • 94 Metascore
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    It's a neat concept that both companies executed wonderfully, from the different units to the touch controls and spectacular graphics that are on par with and arguably better than anything we've seen on Sony's PSP, at least within the tower defense genre.
    • 90 Metascore
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    Tilt to Live is without question one of the most polished and fun iPhone games we've played in months. For two bucks, there's no reason why you shouldn't download it ASAP.
    • 85 Metascore
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    It just goes to show that sometimes, it's the simplest of concepts that make a hit.
    • 83 Metascore
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    A sublime adventure no fan should be without.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Don't miss out on Planet Puzzle League for the DS. Its presentation may not suit everyone but it's really going to be hard arguing against buying a game because it's just not fashionable.
    • 87 Metascore
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    If you have a PSP (or PSP go, as the game will be available for download on the PlayStation Network), LittleBigPlanet should be your next purchase.
    • 89 Metascore
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    That ChAIR was able to create such a wonderful sequel in a year is a true testament to the talented people working at the studio. With this in mind, Infinity Blade 2 is one of the year's most thrilling video games, a gorgeous and feature packed adventure that demands your attention. In terms if iOS killer apps, it stands alone.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Not a guarantee that it's a game for everyone, but rather a big fat A+ for Alphadream when it comes to Advanced Game Design. This game is the cream of the portable gaming crop, and you'll be really hard-ressed not to be taken in by at least one of it's plentiful charms.
    • 85 Metascore
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    It's without question the greatest handheld Mario Kart yet, and a welcome addition to a phenomenal series.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Whether or not Akihiro Hino and the crew at Level-5 built the world upon the foundation of the puzzles or vice versa, it melds into a cohesive miracle that's greater than the sum of its undeniably fantastic parts.
    • 84 Metascore
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    One of the finest games we've had the privilege of experiencing. It joins Tiny Wings, Angry Birds and Cut the Rope as a handful of quality titles you must absolutely have on either your iPhone or iPad.
    • 85 Metascore
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    It's wonderful.
    • 92 Metascore
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    With so much expectation placed at Illiger's feet, it's remarkable that this revised edition of one of mobile gaming's brightest gems not only preserves the simplistic elegance of the original, but introduces new gameplay elements that shine just as brightly.
    • 88 Metascore
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    The innovative controls (did I mention the rumble?), the huge amount of microgames, and the overall quality of WarioWare Twisted! ranks it right up there with the original, far surpassing even the Nintendo DS version as the most impressive WarioWare title yet.
    • 76 Metascore
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    Excellent though the gameplay and presentation of Talisman Prologue is, the most remarkable thing about the game is how accessible it is to players of all levels of experience.
    • 88 Metascore
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    Joe Danger Touch represents everything about mobile gaming at its best. It's faithful to an established franchise, yet it strikes out on its own to provide a game that's as slick as its console counterpart, remains challenging but fair, and is always entertaining thanks to a deep system of replayability.
    • 87 Metascore
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    A textbook example of how to seamlessly blend a game with a movie, and with additional levels on the way, it's a must play for longtime fans as well as newcomers.
    • 93 Metascore
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    All told, Sonic CD was a masterpiece long before it appeared on the App Store. This wonderful mobile version only helps solidify its standing as one of the greatest video games of all time.
    • 90 Metascore
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    Pushmo is without question one of the best 3DS games we've played. It's great to see Nintendo step outside its comfort zone of critically acclaimed franchises and do something original that's both immensely entertaining and a neat showpiece for the hardware. Don't resist the urge. Download this gem immediately.
    • 85 Metascore
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    I'm simply astonished at the fact that Konami has created two of my favorite DS games in only a year apart from each other.
    • 89 Metascore
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    Like waves crashing onto a white sandy beach, it's a spectacular elemental fusion that lulls you into a zen-like state, a type of serenity that relaxes your body as well as your mind as you peacefully walk its shores. An artistic achievement and a must buy, Lumines is therapy for the soul.
    • 88 Metascore
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    A textbook example of how to seamlessly blend a game with a movie, and with additional levels on the way, it's a must play for longtime fans as well as newcomers.
    • 83 Metascore
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    You'll do yourself a disservice to avoid it, especially at $0.99.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Visually, the game is excellent - and sometimes astounding. Ratchet's fluid animation must be seen to be believed, and there are moments (Clank's aerial levels come to mind) where the range of colors and particle effects will blow you away.
    • 93 Metascore
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    Contre Jour HD is a crowning achievement, an app that earned every one of its five stars. Smart, attractive and fun, it's one of the best reasons to own an iPhone or iPad.
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    Without question one of the most beautifully crafted and fun video games to come along the past ten years. Peggle HD will be familiar to millions, but for those who have yet to experience this masterpiece, oh, how we envy them.
    • 87 Metascore
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    This is simply a winning formula, through and through. Buy it. Love it.
    • 90 Metascore
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    Throw in bonus levels, secret items and the promise of free levels in the future, and Where's My Water? is an irresistible title no iPhone/iPad owner should be without.
    • 86 Metascore
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    We love Pro Zombie Soccer. The sharp visuals and satisfying gameplay make it our newest guilty pleasure, as well as one of the most imaginative zombie titles in the App Store.
    • 69 Metascore
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    Let's Golf 3 is the best golf game in the App Store, hands down. Gameloft's exquisite sports title plays similar to Sony's Hot Shots Golf series, but the developers upped the ante with a wide assortment of power-ups, courses, user-friendly touch controls and seamless online play. The best part? It's free.
    • 88 Metascore
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    It's focused, detailed, highly tweaked on gameplay, and loaded with options galore. It's got the old-school greatness of the series and a shiny new gloss rolled into one, with nothing ruined or tarnished in the process.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Certainly a real gem for puzzle fanatics, and anyone looking for something really new and really unique for their PSP has gotten themselves a real head turner.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Really, though, it's all about getting together with a few friends and beating the living tar out of each other. Up to four players can take part in a fight, selecting from 26 characters throughout the game.
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    All told, this is without question one of the best games on the App Store, and we strongly suggest downloading it immediately.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a quality game in its own right, one that deserves more attention throughout the year. If you don't have this on your Apple device, you're missing out on something special.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Room is the cave of mysteries from everyone's childhood; a perfect encapsulation of the fear and pleasure of discovery. If the words "secret compartment" make your fingers tingle, beat your way to the App Store and put them to use.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'll enjoy every minute of Rayman Jungle Run, thanks to its tricky gameplay and high production values. It does a fine job complimenting the other games in the series, and should find a welcome home among the mobile and tablet crowd.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead Pinball is one of the best additions to Zen Pinball 2's stable of specialized tables, and if you haven't tried out any of the rest of them, this would be a great place to start -- especially if you're looking to play something a little different when it comes to the shambling undead.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Eternity Warriors 3 isn't just the best game in Glu Mobile's action series, it's also one of the better free-to-play games on the market.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's an awful lot to love about Darkside: it looks fantastic, it plays brilliantly, and there's an awful lot of content to be had for less than a dollar.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The deceptive simpleness of gameplay lends itself to complex and difficult tracks that make a player feel accomplished. Unlike a majority of iOS games, stabbing your finger at the screen won't win this one. It will take practice and skill and that's a good thing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When we come to compile our games of the year this December, 10000000 will have a very high position on that list.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a classic slice of gaming that bodes very well for the future of Team17's back-catalog on iOS devices. The controls are solid, and the content has been ported with affection and respect for the original game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The spectacular visuals, addictive combat and wealth of collectibles make it another quality addition to Chair's growing portfolio.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is one hot box of rocks. Arguably, it is PlayStation Vita's best launch game, a content and graphically rich experience that serves as a loyal handheld companion, perfectly suited for long or short play sessions. In other words, worth every penny of its $39.99 asking price.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cordy 2 is hands-down one of the finest platform games you can pick up for your mobile or tablet. It looks absolutely stunning, the controls work effortlessly, and those who absolutely must achieve perfection on every level will be kept exploring its incredible depths for weeks to come. Highly recommended.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a sequel that not only outshines the original, but also does the free-to-play game system justice - a rare feat for apps these days.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mikey Shorts did a lot for the platforming market last year, and for just under two bucks, Mikey Hooks does even better with a new mode, a great new gameplay tactic and that same wonderful presentation from the original. One play and you'll be, ahem, hooked.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skylanders Lost Islands is very much a gentle combination of familiar empire-building with the deliciously addictive finger-tapping of The Simpsons: Tapped Out, but it brings both of these elements together so wonderfully, and in such a perfectly polished package, that we couldn't help but fall in love with it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're one of those boring old-fashioned gamers who values crazy things like fun, compulsion, and competitiveness, you really owe it to yourself to grab this stellar action-puzzler.

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