No DPad's Scores

  • Games
For 239 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Sid Meier's Pirates!
Lowest review score: 25 Cocoto Magic Circus
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 239
239 game reviews
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    • 100 Critic Score
    Laybrinth 2 HD is the same as it was on the iPhone: a wonder. The iPad levels are extremely well made, the iPhone levels were all redone in HD, and I'm more than satisfied with what Illusion Labs brought to the App Store.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Being of solid concept and immaculate presentation, Spirit is an easy recommendation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It blindsided me from left field, and I'm still in a daze. And now I am going to make a very bold statement, one that will surely incite controversy: It is my considered opinion that Queen's Crown is the best Korean RPG in the App Store.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Heavy Mach 2 offers a semi-casual mech-combat game with lite RPG elements, somewhat imperfect and lacking in depth, but overall a brilliant game that's easy to recommend. With standout controls, excellent visuals and nonstop action, Heavy Mach 2 should not be missed by mech fans or action gamers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is nothing to dislike about Quell; the game is the very embodiment of relaxation.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Creating multiplayer match ups with friends is as simple as emailing your friends the link to your match and when accepted the game begins.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus is one of the most complete and best games I have ever played on my device, and with such a complete online multiplayer experience and a solid single player mode, I can't see any other game really topping this, atleast for a while.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Vector Tanks EXTREME is not for the faint of heart. But if action is your drug, then VTX is like crack.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is a highly enjoyable SRPG with an engrossing story and a wonderful combat system.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's been a long time since I was actually sucked into a video game storyline and cared about the characters and their fates.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In summary, if you have liked games like the classic Doodle Jump or the newer Bird Strike, you will love Parachute Ninja.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is easily among my favorite new app store releases.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pro Zombie Soccer as a game is a must have experience. The controls, gameplay, and artwork are just over the top, making this casual game one of the more intriguing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But if you look past the pretty fluff and the shiny-ness of your new toy, you'll find that Infinity Blade is really just the same thing over and over again. BUT, that same thing over and over again is oddly appealing… somewhat like the "same thing over and over again" mechanism of Fruit Ninja, Flight Control, etc. And for that reason, there's really no other rating for this than the Must Have.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Currently the best the App Store has to offer. It has a few problems like I mentioned above, but the epic storyline, breathtaking graphics, and sweet battle background music makes this a game that's unrivaled.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the definitive versions of Final Fantasy II and II are still the versions available for PSP, these ports are decent enough to suffice if you don't have one.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While I usually shy away from social games, especially those Facebook-driven, Buddy Rush is undeniably fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the definitive versions of Final Fantasy II and II are still the versions available for PSP, these ports are decent enough to suffice if you don't have one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Competing against people online is quite exhilarating, and achieving 1st place is always a good feeling.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Designed specifically for the iPad, it plays better than any other dual-stick shooter I've tried on the device, it's gorgeous and I've been having a blast with it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While Raging Thunder 2 has its flaws, it's still one of the best arcade racers on the iPhone.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Kami Retro deserves the critical praise it's been getting. It blends some quite familiar styles of gameplay into a distinctive little treat of a game, that's great for short sessions.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Neuroshima Hex! should appeal to fans of tabletop role-playing games, or those looking for a board game experience heavy on strategy and apart from the norm.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The perfect pick up and play sports game that focuses on the fun aspects of the game without being too technical.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Carnivores Ice Age does nothing to improve upon its previous; all it does is provide hunters with an entirely new theme.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game does a wonderful job of rewarding progress without sacrificing accessibility, challenges the player without resorting to cheap tactics or the whimsy of chance, and contains enough content to keep even the most avid puzzlers busy for some time to come.
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    • 75 Critic Score
    Hardcore RPG fans may find Braveheart's level layout and arcade nature too simplified-as the App Store's RPG offerings can get quite deep these days-there is still a lot of customization and depth offered here and the combat is intriguing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Great action, diverse gameplay and a superbly polished presentation make Sky Combat a winner.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    On one hand, it's beautiful, and the swipe controls work great. It's a bargain at $0.99 including the fact that it's universal, and the game does have its shining moments. Then there's the other hand, which includes the fact that it doesn't have GameCenter achievements, has terrible tilt controls, and that the time constraint does bother at times.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A bloody good time. The repetition and lack of social gaming support drag it down as a whole, but there's no denying the fun to be had with this game.