IGN writes: "The iPhone needs more mature-themed games like Dexter to keep broadening its appeal. (I guarantee you, this is the first time you've seen a dead child laying in a shallow grave in an iPhone title.) The stealth, blood spatter, and grotesquely clam pre-kill conversations are all appropriately creepy. The police work is a great way to offset the violence. It helps create a complete universe for Dexter to live in instead of just devolving into a manic killing spree. Fans of the show will have a great time with this game. However, I hope its audience doesn't stop there. Hardcore gamers looking for something a little more dastardly for the iPhone that offers some traditional videogame thrills -- such as stealth -- should also give it a download".