Tap!'s Scores

  • Games
For 96 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 22% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 SpellTower
Lowest review score: 20 HighFlyer DeathDefyer (i4)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 96
  2. Negative: 18 out of 96
96 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's brutally difficult. Also, it's utterly brilliant; ever since we started to get our heads round it we've been hooked by the concept and enthralled by the potential of its waldoes and reactors; part of the fun is seeing how other players have solved the level that you've just cracked, because you can guarantee that you'll discover an exciting new way of doing things.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Authenticity was always FIFA's strong hand. Now that the gameplay is world class too, this is the most realistic footy sim available, by a mile.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The range of scenarios that crop up is impressive, and the gameplay is complex and rewarding, but only if you can get past the fact that the lack of animation, multiple menus and statistics make for rather a dry experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If elaborate construction is what you had in mind, check out the more scholarly - not to mention free - Tinkerbox. But for when you want fun firing catapults at dolls to knock bowling balls onto see-saws, Casey's your man.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Our sole complaint is its baffling demand for an iPad 2; we honestly can't see what it's doing that needs the extra power. It spends quite a bit of time loading and there are lots of animated things going on, but nothing especially excessive that we'd expect to require an iPad 2. What do we know, though? If you have the technology, we strongly recommend it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We love it, especially on iPad, where the bigger screen affords you more precision, while a boat-hat-wearing mutant crab and mecha-driving giant dog aim to bring your tower down. Like we said: odd.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's pretty much Ants vs Zombies, but Ant Raid's controls are more organic than those in PopCap's game, and the oddball sense of humour and design is, if anything, superior. Our only criticism, bar the game's slightly repetitive nature, is it falls between two camps: a bit lightweight for dedicated RTS fans and too tough for casual gamers. Otherwise, it's f-ant-astic. (Sorry.)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But creator Zach Gage is clearly some kind of evil genius, because no sooner had we weaned ourself off his furiously addictive game than he laughed like a maniac and presented this update, which boasts Retina graphics, universal support and two new modes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bung in a vexation-defeating undo and an AI that amusingly flat-out lies during proceedings and you've got an essential iOS action-puzzler.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In short, MC3 is a game that, while slightly muscle-headed in its approach to character development, more than delivers when it comes to gripping, relentless and spectacular gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    However closely you choose to follow the ravages of war, in the turn-based strategy genre Ravenmark reigns supreme. Boasting AI that can outflank you at 10 paces, and 15 varied campaign missions with the promise of more to come, at two quid it's a steal; with multiplayer, it'd be obscene.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whether you're a word-game dabbler or a recovering Tetris addict with a penchant for letters, SpellTower is essential.