TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,578 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 20% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Lowest review score: 20 Tales of Phantasia
Score distribution:
2,578 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not a bad game, and I think that you again get quite a lot of gameplay for your money here, but I'd caution any prospective buyer to consider if that's really what they're looking for. It's not quite the game that the first Agarest was, so I'd recommend that one first, and after that, if you truly want more, you'll likely enjoy what Zero has to offer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even if you aren't a zombie fan, turn-based and puzzle enthusiasts should give Dead Eyes a shot. An expansion of sorts for a few bucks would do wonders in terms of its longevity, but for now, it's a decently-packed undead romp.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the relatively light amount of content, I still think FlyBoy does a pretty good job creating a well-rounded 'quickie' game. There's enough strategy within each of the levels in order to keep you coming back, as well as all the usual competitive features to make sure that you aren't simply playing against yourself.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, if you're a fan of mini-game collections and you're looking for a new fix, Flick Champions does a solid job of satisfying that need.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The difficulty levels are amateur and professional, although let's get serious, there's no professionals; surely no-one is getting paid to chain surf out there! (…Are they?) Although, next time you see a chain fence, I bet some of you will be tempted.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Back to Bed has a relatively small target audience with decisions that were made to emphasize visuals over gameplay, but for that audience there is a lot of appeal.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, if you're a fan of mini-game collections and you're looking for a new fix, Flick Champions does a solid job of satisfying that need.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Maybe with a fully featured story, a world map, and multiple paths to pursue, Combo Queen could have been a really cool action-RPG hybrid. Instead it's a rather limited rhythm title that isn't going to appeal to everyone -- especially if you don't have the patience to painstakingly learn the ins and outs of the system.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Movie tie-in's can sometimes be terrible games, rushed out to promote a movie, but this near-future robotic boxing game is reasonable– Mostly because robots fighting makes for a decent game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On the whole, though, Crazy Bomber is a decent game, and it will be much better if online multiplayer is added. If you're craving Bomberman-style play, you won't go wrong picking it up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hyper Snake is great for a quick game, has heaps of replay value and is quite challenging. However it's crying out for Game Center, which the developers plan to add.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is a little too simplistic for serious gamers, but it can still be fairly entertaining at times.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After beating it once, I feel little imperative to do so again, an odd turn of circumstances given that War on Terror was derived from a board game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Talking with some bicycle enthusiasts (and checking the forums), it seems that getting to equip real brands and seeing the suspension rotate to accurately reflect the frame it's in are a huge boon to its overall value. For those of us that aren’t cycling fanatics, though, there’s still a great joy to be found in Downhill Supreme.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sons Of Uruzime is just traditional enough that it likely won't appeal to those who aren't already into gamebooks, but if you do enjoy them, this is worth picking up and taking a few cracks at.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's unusual to see such hand-holding near the end of a game. Still, Spacelings kept my interest, right to the final levels, with it's tractor-beaming action.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ancient Battle: Rome may look ugly, but the combat is solid.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the moment, it's a fun clone of Clash of Clans with great fanservice and idiotic AI. It has ever-increasing timers, premium currency, requires an online connection, and a bunch of other monetization tricks, just like CoC. If you hate that game, you're not going to have more fun here, but if you enjoy it and you like Star Wars, you're probably going to have a good time here in spite of its flaws.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an inexpensive way to entertain yourself while chatting with a friend, Word Chat will more than do the job.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you have an iCade, I think this set is definitely worth it for the first two games alone, but otherwise, this one's really just for diehard Double Dragon fans. Everyone else should just celebrate by playing one of the hundreds of beat-em-up games on the App Store that only exist because Double Dragon blazed a trail more than 25 years ago.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It could use a bit of tweaking and maybe a better level-skip function, but it's worth checking out for free.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're not particularly tied to the Waldo series, there are better hidden object games with more variety on the App Store, although few posses as much charm as Where's Waldo?.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's not a lot of variety in the levels in terms of game-play, but it's a relaxing way to pass a few brainless minutes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chrome Wolf is yet another Kemco-published RPG that falls somewhere in the crack between great and awful, making it a decent choice for hungry genre fans, but of little interest to anyone else.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    100 Trials is still a good mission-based puzzler and worth checking out. Just don't expect anything particularly groundbreaking with it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a better online scoring system, Star*Burst would be amazing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mini Meteors isn't the most elegant or original game I've played, but it is a good take on gameplay that I haven't seen before on iOS.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gamers looking for a novel twist on tower defense should definitely consider checking out Human Defense. While the uneven difficulty and IAP may turn off some, I enjoyed the successful melding of puzzle and tower defense.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But for all the flaws and inconsistencies with this game that I can point out, I struggle to put this one down. The concept is a ton of fun, and there's definitely some elements of a great game here.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Doctor Who: Legacy might not be a love letter to the series, but it's clearly in love with it. If you share that loyalty, there's plenty of fun to be had with the game.