TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,156 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 Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
2,156 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though Real Racing 2 may have a few things I'd like to see changed, it's without a doubt the current king of iOS racing games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I have no doubt that a game of this magnitude will continue to evolve and improve over time with new content, gameplay tweaks, and bug fixes. Still, it's a thoroughly enjoyable game as it is now, and I don't only suggest Aralon for fans of Western RPGs or expansive open-world action games, but I think every iOS gamer needs to pick up this title just to experience what is possible on this constantly expanding mobile platform.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's charm, level of polish, and stream of new mechanics and ideas will keep you invested, while its other qualities will probably make you wish that every game from this point forward could be as imaginative and intuitive.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The two things that really stand out about Reckless Racing are the stunning Retina Display graphics and the fun physics system.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Game Dev Story won't impress you with stellar visuals or an iPhone specific feature set, but it is a well thought out and thoroughly enjoyable time sink, and is even more intriguing if you're familiar with the last few decades of video game history.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's a lot more to Dodonpachi too, like the absolute spot-on relative control system, the excellent brand new music for the iPhone mode, many OpenFeint achievements to unlock, multiple options and difficulty levels, hidden modes, and more. But the bottom line is that if you're a fan of shooters in any way, you'll want to pick up Dodonpachi Resurrection.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Archetype delivers one of the most robust, beautiful, and most importantly fun FPS experiences that can be had on the iPhone.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Carcassonne isn't a difficult game to grasp, but it does have an extraordinary amount of depth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It boasts a tutorial that is incredibly approachable, making the game appropriate for even the most casual of puzzle gamers, while offering a top-end that's full of strategy, a bit of luck, and an entire trail of character development decisions.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This isn't the scariest game on the planet, nor is it the best put together. The combat in particular is a black eye. But there's a lot in Dead Space to keep you engaged and there's some points of great design that I think you'll appreciate - especially if you're daring enough to play this on your sofa with the lights off and some great headphones on.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This isn't the scariest game on the planet, nor is it the best put together. The combat in particular is a black eye. But there's a lot in Dead Space to keep you engaged and there's some points of great design that I think you'll appreciate - especially if you're daring enough to play this on your sofa with the lights off and some great headphones on.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A fantastic hybrid of Poker and RPG.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In the end, it's not really about how Chaos Rings does anything especially new, but rather how it takes all the pieces of a traditional role-playing game and packages it together in a way that feels natural to the platform.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though I've never been a huge fan of point-and-click adventure games, the story and all around high-quality production values of Broken Sword sucked me in like a good book.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A remarkable iPhone racing game. With licensed cars, control options that should make most people happy, and a very cool yet mostly superfluous driver profile and performance tracking system, Shift is a must-have for fans of the genre.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's one of the most ambitious iPhone games I've played so far, and despite the questionable originality of the game I've really got to hand it to Gameloft for creating such an amazing iPhone experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sheer amount of content, the amazing graphics, and gameplay that will keep you coming back for more whether you choose to follow the story or rampage through Liberty City on your own is absolutely amazing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Eliminate is a great game, and I've really got to hand it to ngmoco for not only creating such an action packed multiplayer experience on the iPhone, but also doing it in a way that can be enjoyable for casual players who just want to dabble in the game for free along with hardcore players who have made Eliminate part of their daily routine.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you are vaguely interested in a challenging rocket-paced racer with attractive and crafty level designs then you owe it to yourself to check out the break-neck paced racing and fresh visual design of Jet Car Stunts.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whatever sort of gamer you are, don't miss Space Miner: Space Ore Bust.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But, really, what makes the game so well suited for the iPhone is its casual nature as compared to the typical roguelike. And that's not to say the game is shallow or light on dungeon crawling action, but rather we feel it's simply a bit more accessible to the typical gamer than, say, Nethack, Moria, or Rogue thanks to an economy of controls, spells, and the like.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tilt to Live is a game that draws you in with its edgy personality and inescapable 'just one more go' gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The 88 Metacritic score of the original Plants vs. Zombies (complete with 100's from multiple sources) just goes to show how great this game is. The iPhone port is absolutely phenomenal, and even though it's lacking a few game modes, there's always hope for them to be implemented in the future either via an update or a DLC add-on.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The simple gameplay in Tiny Wings is sublime, but there's an intangible aspect to it that makes it a total joy to play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It successfully scratches the MMORPG itch of party-based combat while being a completely pick up and play game single player game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is incredibly well executed with excellent controls, has a ton of content and is a lot of fun. We highly recommend it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sword & Sworcery is an incredibly unique composition that almost makes you want to analyze it as if it were a movie rather than a video game, which not too many iOS games have ever made me do.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is just incredible. Every regular readers knows that I'm a retro nut, and Forget-Me-Not has retro goodness in droves.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anything but a quick cash-in.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Oddly enough, Angry Birds Rio is anything but a quick cash-in.