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 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Monsters Ate My Condo
Lowest review score: 20 HighFlyer DeathDefyer (i4)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 96
  2. Negative: 18 out of 96
96 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Sims Medieval is far less open-ended than its predecessor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game that's at odds with itself. If it had given either of its major components the attention they deserved, we'd be recommending the game without hesitation. But with both sides of it half-baked, it fails to excel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You get plenty here for your cash, and a two-player option saves even the poorest events.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So if you finished the likes of League of Evil and Mos Speedrun (see Tap! four and five, respectively) at your first attempt, this is tougher, but platform-game weeds need not apply. (Sob.)
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Konami has done its best to make this an authentic footy experience, and certainly in terms of graphics and gameplay it does a decent job. But the relative scarcity of licensed players and teams, and the presence of outdated strips, dilutes the overall experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    True to the original, puzzle-solving and survival rely on brutal hair's-breadth accuracy and timing, enjoyment of which hangs on your nostalgia quotient. Vintage gamers will lap up the cryptic cut scenes and tricky puzzles, but newcomers… consider yourself warned.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But tilt to move and directional fire (that demands you hit multiple targets with single shots to survive) and tap to jump too often feels like juggling while already juggling. This drags the game down from a must-have to a guarded recommendation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Full marks on a level are achieved by hitting two targets: number of taps and speed. These goals can be met during separate attempts (thankfully, given that the game seems to expect you to solve a puzzle within a second of seeing it), but repeating levels just to get our speed scores up did get a bit dull.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You can play Shadowgun on your iPhone as well as your iPad, and it doesn't fare too badly here either because it uses the whole left and right sides of the screen to control running and aiming, unlike N.O.V.A. with its tiny joystick.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But a 3D twist – jumping platforms surround a spinning tower – gives fans of the genre something new to tackle.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The five stages play with classic Namco arcade games in an amusing way, the graphics are rich and well-defined, and the controls are tight. This is just as well, given the relative toughness of the boost sections.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its best, then, this is Spy Hunter and Burnout's highlights combined; at its worst, it's frustrating drudge-work. A pity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a pity developer Halfbrick was hypnotised by DreamWorks's cash, because a deeper Desperado could have been a fantastic Fruit Ninja sequel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem is that escaping death is eventually impossible. From a fun, challenging beginning, having you gleefully wrestle a bike to the end of madcap courses, Bike Baron descends into a gruelling, joyless battle of wills: you against a sadistic games designer who favours obscene precision over all else, and doesn't provide the tools (an on-screen speedo, say) that would enable you to succeed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Be mindful, though, that beyond the visuals, the game offers little new, so don't expect to still be playing it in a year's time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game works best when it's at its most absurd, and you can squeeze extra joy from some levels by being nutty. Sure, you could give someone a haircut using scissors, but a chainsaw is much more fun!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's almost great – it just needs an extra spit and polish before we can wholeheartedly recommend it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Being able to spend credits to level up your weapons makes Siegecraft able to stand up to the Viking horde, but it's still far from the best catapult title around.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But the delightful visuals, atmospheric sounds, excellent voice work and enthusiasm with which the whole thing has been put together manages to sweep away any of the ingrained cynicism toward movie tie-ins, and you're left satisfied and charmed by it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Movement is done through swiping in your intended direction – it's nicely simple, but imprecise. Sometimes there are small monster-like creatures, which come out to play at night.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Still, this is a solid title, with plenty of potential. In short bursts it's a lot of fun, and it can be genuinely tense when you're out of ammo and fleeing through a decaying prison while zombies go after your blood.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It looks lovely, and while you're on track it's all very – yes – nice, but it could have been something much more compelling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another slightly cynical but neatly executed take on the GTA format.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem is, this task is all there is, and while you can fine-tune tactics to better your score, it's frustrating to have to wait until powers are unlocked every game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wonder why this germ of a good game has average execution and problematic controls (angled shots are tough when your thing's near a screen corner). Realise wading through lower levels every game is a chore. Quit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What's less fine is the game's imprecision, forcing you to play levels over and over until you stumble on placing a bomb on a specific pixel. The annoyance is such we were soon fed up, unintentional sinister undercurrent aside.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a rescue-'em-up, Saucelifter's under half the price, brighter and far more fun. Get that instead.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An emphasis on live action that too often happens under your prodding digit, making levels past the first couple of dozen hugely frustrating? Oh. And what a shame - we really wanted to like this one, and everything else about it is fab.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Super Bit Dash is quite close to greatness, but while it looks lovely, the controls aren't quite tight enough, and the finite number of rooms repeats quickly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game's not bad, just entirely forgettable.