TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,280 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 DEVICE 6
Lowest review score: 20 Dexter The Game 2
Score distribution:
2,280 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no shortage of puzzle games on the App Store, but I can say that Help me Fly is one of the truly worthwhile ones.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall however, I think Pocket Trains makes a lot of strides with its core gameplay, making it the sort of logistical title that I think Pocket Planes aspired to be. Suffice to say, there's really no reason not to check out Pocket Trains, and I highly recommend everyone giving it a try.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My time with Shadowrun Returns has certainly turned me into a fan of this game, despite its current level of glitchiness.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There might be something inherently disturbing about Incredipede and its little hero, with all her muscled limbs and boney feet, but that's easy to forget. She's a charmer, that one, with her expressive eye and tenacious will. And like its hero, Incredipede charms. Behind every frustration is a challenge to be solved—better, faster, or with infinitely more limbs. It's a small scale for playing God, but creation sure is fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Transport Tycoon for iOS is an excellent and faithful port, with nothing really going against it aside from a couple of small issues, both of which will probably be corrected, and is well worth its price tag. You will find countless hours of micromanaging fun in this title. If you’re a numbers and stats person, even more so.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you are an iOS board game fan or a puzzle game fanatic, Pandemic: The Board Game deserves a look. It is a tight, focused package that demonstrates some of the best that tabletop and iOS design can offer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In spite of these shortcomings, you absolutely must play Type: Rider. I don't care if you aren't interested in typography, because it doesn't matter. It's an intricately-designed masterpiece that constantly throws fresh challenges and situations at you for the entire run of the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Adventures is a great action-RPG that you simply need to check out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mimpi is adorable, the artwork is amazing, and the puzzles are both challenging and simply fun to play through. Silicon Jelly and Crescent Moon have a winner on their hands, and I highly recommend folks check it out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a price that is very generous, and no IAP, Indigo Lake will leave you wanting more.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Paint It Back looks great, has fun and clever puzzles, and just plain feels good to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Duet is good—very good. It's not flawless, but neither does it expect you to be. This isn't an endless strive for a few more moments of perfection. The dance allows a few missteps, and doesn't it feel incredible when you get it just right?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm never happy to see big coming soon signs in lieu of a proper ending, and the packed-to-the-bursting-point controls can cause frustrating let-downs, but on the whole, I think Bit.Trip Run! accomplishes the somewhat lofty goal of being a worthy premium-priced entry to a genre with no shortage of great freebies.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, there’s a lot to like with GT Racing 2 but the upgrade timers and forced linearity of the campaign mode really bring down an otherwise fun experience. Obviously racing aficionados will want to check it out, but I think GT Racing 2 is also approachable enough that novices can get into the mix.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From app presentation, to CCG elements for players, and plush gameplay that will last for hours, Football Heroes is more than a “beat ‘em up”; it is a major leap forward in the mobile sports genre and a testament to what can be achieved with great development and patience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fist of Awesome embodies the word fun; everything about it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The simple fact is Space Chicks is an awesome endless runner with great presentation, highly approachable controls and just enough platforming elements and difficulty to keep players coming back for more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compared to some of the card games Playdek has handled, Lords of Waterdeep has a less busy play area, so it works out well even on the smaller screen of the iPhone
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one of those rare strategy games that anyone can pick up and play and find an infinite number of ways to tackle its challenge provided that they know how to play Tic-Tac-Toe.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Telltale have put a dense tale on offer, red in tooth and claw and tantalizing in its player-driven possibility, and the second episode is already overdue.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you had a good time with Sorcery!, I probably don't even need to tell you to buy this
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whatever the case, I'm going to go ahead and say this is the best LEGO experience on iOS to date, and if you have a problem with that, you can take it up with the wookiee.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The player's fingers may not be on Colossatron's trigger or steering wheel but Halfbrick has come up with a puzzling, action packed way to help Colossatron complete his mission of world domination.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, yes, Starborn Anarkist is pretty rough in the early going, but it's definitely worth sticking to.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This all adds up to a sequel that exceeds the original in every possible way. While I was initially worried about the IAP in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, I was really pleased to find the whole game was accessible without dipping into it or grinding.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Barring an incredible odd decision to force players to stay online to play it, Rhythm Thief & The Paris Caper is one of the best rhythm games on the mobile market right now.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As noted above, there are a few areas for improvement, but I don’t think they detract too much overall. Simply put, I highly recommend that folks pick it up.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you love or hate the changes, RPG fans of the era have probably already picked this up. For the rest of you, I implore you that it’s well worth the entry fee.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, this is a really cool action game with depth well beyond what you would expect just by looking at it. The combat is engaging, the bosses are implemented well, and the variety of abilities gives the game tremendous replay value.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not quite the experience the first game was, but it comes awfully close, and that's enough to put it in the top tier of shoot-em-ups on the App Store.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rocket Robo is worth picking up for its presentation alone. The design is stellar, to the point where I could easily see figures of Robo selling at a local store. But it's more than just a pretty picture, as it's complimented by tight controls and engaging gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've been itching to just kick back and rip apart some zombies, Second Chance Heroes is a great place to start.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a faster paced puzzle game, Eliss Infinity is a good bet. It offers up a diverse gameplay experience, it has a ton of content, and an endless mode ensures that you'll have plenty to do after you've beaten every level.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The folks at Wicky Ware have done just that, with Mines of Mars being a highly enjoyable melding of exploration and combat wrapped around a side-scrolling mining adventure.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, however, Shin Megami Tensei is easily one of the best RPGs we've seen on the iOS platform yet, and it deserves your attention in spite of some of the flaws specific to this port.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This doesn’t deter from the fact that Perils of Man is a fascinating serialised adventure, graced with an engrossing storyline and boasting spectacular 3D visuals that look amazing on the iPad’s retina display.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, I'm simply going to add the proviso that if you absolutely never want to see a block puzzle again in your life, you probably won't be too thrilled here. The rest of you should check this game out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiny Space Adventure is really enjoyable, visually striking, and provides players with just what they desire - a good solid platform puzzler with no unnecessary clutter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a core mechanic as simple as climbing over the fallen bodies of your past incarnations, Sometimes is fun, unique, and memorable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’ll admit that it’s unique style of puzzle presentation means it’s not necessarily for all players, but it’s a sure-fire recommendation for everyone else.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s worth every penny you put in, and you’ll get a good three or four hours of enjoyment, along with a heartwarming tale of friendship.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a grand adventure that no JRPG fan should miss, as long as your device can run it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I think it's something anyone who likes Tetris can appreciate, and that's just about everyone there is, right?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In my view there will always be room for awesome takes on traditional TD games but I hope developers take note because OTTTD proves that the genre can be improved in an awesome way while still staying true to its roots.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darkin is a very well-made attempt at capturing the spirit of a somewhat-neglected App Store great, and it hits considerably more than it misses. I think it falls a little short of the mark of replacing Dungeon Raid completely, but that still leaves it in a pretty great place.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a well-made entry into the genre, and one of the very few that does a straight take on the concept instead of merely invoking the name because there's a hub and a few secrets.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mentally challenging and hugely engaging, TwoDots will definitely interest fans of the original.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfect example of how to take a simple puzzle game to the next level, Tales of the Adventure Company is an awesome game that everyone needs to check out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sky Force 2014 wears two faces. If you simply play it for free without sinking any money into it, it's a beautiful, fun, very grindy shooter experience. If you buy the IAPs, you get a considerably more friendly experience that is easily among the top five original shoot-em-ups on iOS, yet still not without a couple of faults owed to its free-to-play design.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're coming into the series fresh right now, I think I would probably recommend Battle of the Bulge ahead of this game. If you enjoy that game's mechanics and are looking for a different scenario, Desert Fox is more than worth your time and money.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a rare free-to-play game that respects both your time and your money, and it's definitely worth checking out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be be acting as a prelude to the bigger Hellraid game but The Escape holds its own very well and is highly recommended.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Verne fans in particular are going to have a fantastic time with this game, but I think almost anyone is going to find plenty to like in 80 Days.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Give Deep Loot a little time to sink in, and I think you will be suprised at what you can bring out of it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Micromon is probably one of the best dollars you can spend on a Japanese-style RPG in the App Store, and if you're even slightly into monster collecting, you're going to get a fantastic amount of value out of this game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's certainly worth checking out, but be warned: it might make you feel your age, even if you're not all that old.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oh, and the game is absolutely gorgeous, its alien bio-luminescent look being extremely colorful, with an atmospheric soundtrack that's a perfect fit for the game. It's just the bow on a game that's so wonderfully-made otherwise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spooklands does a lot more with its concept than it really has any right to do – the game is spectacularly designed, and a ton of fun to play, even while fighting for every last point. This is a must-play arena shooter.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of Tiny Tower will love this Vegas sequel and for others I’d advocate checking it out.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As someone with no particular affinity for motorsport or management, I can nevertheless offer a very strong recommendation for Motorsport Manager.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Almightree strikes a great balance in providing challenge and approachability and comes easily recommended.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one of the best superhero games in any genre on the entire App Store.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If endless games are your thing, you'll definitely want to check out ALONE.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Considering the cost of admission, it’s a no brainer to check out Gemini Strike, and I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a new IP, WWE SuperCard manages to hang with the best of them. Even without purchasing cards left and right you can still enjoy yourself, which is great news for skeptics or WWE fans.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's cheerfulness sometimes threatens to overwhelm its subject matter, but its mostly used as a bulwark against, and an intensifier for, the terror of World War I.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combination of portal interaction, plethora of characters and development, along with an extensive amount of content with high production values puts it almost in a league of its own. The high cost barrier to entry will certainly be off-putting for some, but folks that invest will end up with an experience that matches and even exceeds that of its console siblings (due to the portable nature of the system).
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I strongly recommend trying it, but do so knowing that as good as it is, it's all ultimately in service to the same basic principles every free social RPG runs on.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the great physics tech and solid roster of features I have to say hats off to Skullduggery.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the most fun I've had racing boats in a video game in quite a long time, and I'd strongly recommend it to anyone who enjoys side-scrolling arcade games or can appreciate a different angle on the racing genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I definitely recommend that Tilt to Live fans check out Gauntlet's Revenge: it's really quite different from even the Gauntlet mode you know from the original Tilt to Live, but for fans of the series' style and tilting gameplay, this is a fresh way of enjoying things that will prove to be a real test.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If by some weird quirk of fate you haven't played a tower defense game, Sleep Attack TD is a fantastic introduction.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of digging down into the depths and testing your mind with clever puzzles, this is a no-brainer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As long as you have an abundance of patience and a good sense of humor about setbacks, there's no reason you shouldn't adorn your finest fake mustache and give this game some of your time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Angry Birds successfully captures the spirit of Boom Blox using a 2D viewpoint, a compliment that should make this game an automatic purchase for many.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Pixelocity can find a way to streamline matchmaking and add a friends list, and possibly even a single-player component for offline play, then Disc Drivin' could be really huge.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfect Cell blends all these different elements together seamlessly, and creates an experience that feels like its own.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Halcyon is one of those games that's something of a Zen experience to play, but is also downright maddening, both due to the difficulty in the latter levels as well as the "Ok, just one more time!" spell it casts upon you.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a nice take on the Asteroids formula, don't hesitate to give Red Nova a look.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard not to love Corpse Craft for solely for its slick character, so it's really nice that it sits on such a solid foundation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for some arcade-style action that's deviates from the norm, I would definitely recommend checking out Wispin.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The one minor gripe that I have with Rat On A Skateboard, and with all Donut games actually, is that accessing the online high scores pulls you out of the game and opens up the leaderboards in Safari. In an age where Game Center is readily available to developers, this sort of action doesn't quite fly anymore, and I'd love to see their entire catalog updated with proper in-game leaderboards in the future.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Astronut looks fantastic visually, with charming character designs and Retina Display support for 4th generation devices.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the game I've continually been coming back to.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Phoenix is one of those games that really grows on you the more you play it. I love how it's different each time you play and it captures that same type of magic of classic arcade-style high score games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All of these elements come together really well in Axe in Face providing a simple concept with just enough depth and strategy to keep things interesting.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With 80 levels to play through plus the added replayability of obtaining gold medals for each one, Beyond Ynth will keep you busy for a long time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solomon's Boneyard doesn't claim to be anything but what it is, an endless survival-style version of Solomon's Keep.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed playing, and there is a strong "one more try" factor when aiming to get the most equal segment proportions possible.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It wouldn't be hard for NHL 2K11 to claim the title of best ice hockey game on the iPhone, since the competition is sorely lacking. But it surprisingly goes above and beyond and offers a truly full-fledged NHL experience on a mobile platform.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the first dual stick shooter in a while that's been entertaining enough to hold my interest, as the gameplay is fast-paced and the style is the most absurd I've seen since MUST.EAT.BIRDS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What's really nice about The War of Eustrath is that the UI has been built lovingly around the touch interface.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As we said, it's not necessarily the best rhythm game or best fighting game, but if you're interested in something that's quite a bit different than your traditional game, and contains really high quality music and presentation, then check out Rhythm Spirit .
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That pedigree shows from the start– particularly where the artwork is concerned– an outstanding PvZ-stylized canvass of highly detailed, inked environments and characters make up the world of Pro Zombie Soccer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a solid amount of content on offer here. While there are some things in Assassin's Creed II that make the game feel like it could have been left in the oven a little bit longer, it's still easily one of the better platformers on the App Store.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game to pick up if you are bored of other match three games but don't want to give up on the genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I know it's not the same sort of game, but if you like Angry Birds and its ilk, I think Cover Orange will be worth your while - there's just a spiritual similarity of sorts going on there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I know it's not the same sort of game, but if you like Angry Birds and its ilk, I think Cover Orange will be worth your while - there's just a spiritual similarity of sorts going on there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A smart, simple, and endearing platformer. The core mechanic might sound a little abstract, but don't let that get in your way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cave Bowling is a fun physics game that comes packed with everything we've come to expect of Donut Games. My only real nitpick is I wish it came loaded with Game Center, as Donut Games' web-based scoring system leaves much to be desired.