No DPad's Scores

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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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Rimelands: Hammer of Thor
Lowest review score: 25 Ace Tennis 2010 Online
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 239
239 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Serves as a classic example of how well a physics game can work on the platform, it's addictiveness will see you through to the end, it's charm is almost unparalleled, and perhaps above all it is unique, a rare achievement in these modern times.
    • 82 Metascore
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    It has gotten me hooked and playing for hours at a time-a feat that not many games can boast of-and quite honestly, I think this game is the best "bird" game out of the Big Three.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Battleheart is the epitome of casual gaming on the App Store. It goes alongside Fruit Ninja, Flight Control, and Canabalt as one of the best casual games I have ever played.
    • 86 Metascore
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    League of Evil is a rare find, a game that excels at short, quick bursts of gaming, but which also holds up in longer play sessions.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Simply one of the best fighters I've played on the iPhone. It's got an easy-to-follow storyline, adequate controls, beautiful graphics, and an overall enjoyable gameplay experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Flick Golf is another one of those games that you simply can't go wrong with, unless you hate golf games for some reason.
    • 94 Metascore
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    I'm just going to say the game will last you a long time. It has taken me a little close to forever to complete the first city, let along the other 5 or 6 cities. By the end of the game, I don't think anyone would complain about the game being too short or too lacking.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Cut the Rope is appealing in price, aesthetics, and gameplay. What more could you ask for? If you haven't picked up this title yet, I suggest you to hop yourself over to the App Store and pick it up.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Blending narrative, mission objectives, frenetic combat and in-depth character development into a complete package, 2360: Battle for Cydonia is February's first Must-Have title.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's almost as good looking as Flight Control, if not better, and the design was a major point in this hidden line-drawing game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I've had a ton of fun with Monster Dash, and there's really no other words to describe it other than just that: fun.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gameloft truly outdid themselves with this game, and I was totally blown away by NOVA.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    iBlast Moki is the most complete game I have ever encountered. Period. There's no other game that rivals in quality and quantity, a mixture that's absolutely destined to be awesome.
    • 88 Metascore
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    Flight Control HD is one of the first games that I cannot find a fault with.
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    Blimp HD is a solid, professional, and top-tier game that I'd be thrilled to see on any handheld gaming platform.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The controls are fun, the audio is great, and the concept is unique to the iDevice.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite its very minor flaws, Monster Mayhem is one of the best tower defense games produced to date.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In short, this is the first superb new iOS game of the new year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Small annoyances aside, Rimelands: Hammer of Thor is simply one of the highest quality traditional role-playing game experiences available on the app store. It's tough as nails, but the combat have you coming back for more.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have any interest at all in the survival horror or zombie genres, you need Aftermath.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Corporate Fury is a fun take on the brawling formula with a very silly and crude premise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, Airstrike Defense is a solid line drawing game which will have you wanting to play one more round; complete one more mission.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game just has an unexplicable charm to it that makes me come back to it again and again.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Chop Chop Caveman may be the best prehistoric platformer since Bonk's Adventure, and the best Chop Chop game yet.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dark Void Zero is a love-letter to old-school NES gamers, and being conscious of their target audience, Capcom delivers in a major way.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Far from perfect when it comes to features, but the gameplay is nearly perfect.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overlooking the fact that the game doesn't make any sense and is, at times, utterly ridiculous, Air Attack is a superb shooter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Any RPG fan will love Com2uS's new game Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone. The party system is easy to understand and easy to manage and there are no difficulties or problems interchanging between mercenaries.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Aqua Moto Racing 2 didn't strike me as a breakthrough racing experience, but the balance of the game itself really impressed.
    • 80 Metascore
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    While the game is clearly made with longtime Castlevania fans in mind, there is more than enough content for a newcomer to the series to get their feet wet and enjoy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's just so much to do that for $0.99, this is a no brainer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Plants Vs. Zombies goes beyond the game, becoming something more like a phenomenon.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unrivaled in the App Store. There are no racing games like it, and if you're even remotely into driving, then Real Racing 2 HD is for you.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I don't know if it's my emphatic love that spills over onto the new game or the fact that the core game was so perfectly carried over into the new game that makes me so thrilled to play. Whatever you want to call it, it's pure magic to me.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's priced correctly, plays wonderfully, and controls nicely.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The single best platformer on the iPhone. If you want a better game, you'll have to lay hands on a Nintendo DS to play New Super Mario Bros. And even then, Giana Sisters stacks up for its fantastic art direction, unique creature designs and the fact that the entire game world isn't the product of a bizarre acid trip.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While the lack of music definitely does nothing to enhance the game, there is already so much high quality content that Dinosaur Slayer is without a doubt a must have for its magnificent art style and surprisingly deep and enjoyable combat system.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, Sword of Fargoal is currently the best roguelike game in the App Store, and will probably remain so for quite a long time, if not forever.
    • 72 Metascore
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    If you've got an itch for beating monsters senseless, then I can't think of anyone better to scratch it than Tehra. In fact, she can scratch me anytime she likes.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's awesome, the graphics are great, and the gameplay isn't too shabby. Sure, there's room for improvement. And if you didn't like the first one, you definitely won't like this. But honestly, compared to the competition, you really can't ask for more.
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    There really isn't much to dislike about Tilt to Live HD, and if you've got the iPhone version, it's still safe to say that you should pick up its HD counterpart.
    • 87 Metascore
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    Aralon is quite simply the best RPG on the App Store. I can't really say enough about it, but man, Galoobeth and Crescent Moon have really outdone themselves.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Absolutely stunning. This stands as one of my all-time favorite games for the iPad, considering the fact that there's so much to do and so little time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The controls in Tilt to Live are flawless and I had no problems performing the incredibly precise movements the game requires.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As a sequel, Blue Defense: Second Wave captures everything that was great about the first game, refines it, builds upon it, ups the ante manifold.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, Samurai 2 Vengence is a very solid game that shows the potential of the kinds of games the iDevices can handle despite lacking the processing power of a PC or modern console.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I would like to see some improvements in speed and multiplayer match-ups, but other than that, Shadow Era is a game that you won't want to miss out on. Plus, it's free. You can't really get any cheaper than that.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A fantastic sandbox game and is one of my most played iPhone games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter is the premier hunting experience on the iPhone, and it's just the perfect game for a wide variety of people.
    • 86 Metascore
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    If you enjoy fast-paced addictive gameplay, wacky cartoon visuals, or just plain having fun, I would recommend this game as a must have.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Modern Combat 3 is absolutely brilliant, and I find myself continually playing the online multiplayer everyday. The single player is also quite robust and diverse, giving Modern Combat 3 a well-balanced gameplay between shooting bad guys and mini-games, such as shooting soldiers on an AC-130.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game controls well, combat is loads of fun and the action never stops. OMG Pirates! should not be missed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Galaxy on Fire 2 is a must. Even if you don't normally play these kinds of games, you should buy it. It proves that your iPhone IS a gaming platform and perfect to show of to your unbelieving friends.
    • 92 Metascore
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    With the care and consideration that this game obviously had during development, it is for sure a must buy that shows off the capabilities of the platform.
    • 91 Metascore
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    But I'm a sucker for space shooters and now it's turned me completely on my head. I've been mining the app store for gems, and in Space Miner I've struck pay dirt. Like comets, games like this are rarely seen. Don't let this one pass you by.
    • 89 Metascore
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    Dodonpachi Resurrection is the best top-down shooter I've ever played, and being a newbie at bullet-hell shooters, I've had a ton of fun with it.
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    Without question, Wild Frontier is my new favorite Korean RPG. The game looks great and breaks the KRPG mold in a number of significant ways. It includes items for in-app purchase, but these items are entirely optional and intended to enhance the game; they are not necessary to complete it.
    • 89 Metascore
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    Illusion Labs has struck gold yet again with another must have release for iPhone gamers.
    • 76 Metascore
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    I have to say this is one of the best games I have played in some time. I have no problem recommending this to everyone, whatever device you own!
    • 89 Metascore
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    Mirror's Edge for the iPad, while extremely short, is one of the best titles the iPad gaming market has to offer so far.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    There is nothing to dislike about Quell; the game is the very embodiment of relaxation.
    • 93 Metascore
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    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
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    Vector Tanks EXTREME is not for the faint of heart. But if action is your drug, then VTX is like crack.
    • 83 Metascore
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    The game is a highly enjoyable SRPG with an engrossing story and a wonderful combat system.
    • 82 Metascore
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    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
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    In summary, if you have liked games like the classic Doodle Jump or the newer Bird Strike, you will love Parachute Ninja.
    • 86 Metascore
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    It is easily among my favorite new app store releases.
    • 86 Metascore
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    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
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    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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All wishing aside, however, Crystal War is a beautiful, highly entertaining castle-vs-castle game, and one that I heartily recommend.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There's really not much to the game, and the features are pretty much the same as any other Miniclip game: $0.99, GameCenter, and Retina graphics. And for those that downloaded iStunt, iStunt 2 is a welcome addition to the family.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Transformers G1 is a solid turn-based strategy game, but it isn't perfect by any means.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Brothers in Arms 2 is a step back from NOVA, that's basically all I have to say.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    100 Rogues has taken me by the heartstrings and drives me by them as if they were reigns. At work or anywhere else I've not been able to play, I've only looked forward to coming home and hunting Satan. I am thoroughly rapt and constantly hungry for more. After all, hunting Satan is hungry work.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Follows the footsteps of both Backbreaker Football and Backbreaker Football II with a fun and addictive gameplay, great animations, and great character models. The UI and other graphical elements do need some work, and the GameCenter needs a bit of fixing up to do.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite some shortcomings, Chop Chop Ninja is overall a fun game, a welcome entry to the App Store's mostly underwhelming line-up of ninja titles, and likely to be the last sleeper hit of 2009.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While imperfect, it's a great game and highly entertaining.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a far shot from Zombieville and there are parts that need to be addressed. But other than that, the developer did an ingenious work with the replay value, a factor that plays into almost all successful iPhone games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Ozone is a beautiful game crafted quite nicely.

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