TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,519 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 19% same as the average critic
  • 31% 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 N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
Lowest review score: 20 Madden NFL 25 by EA SPORTS
Score distribution:
2,519 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fates Forever is ultimately quite the fun game, and that's because, well, it's a MOBA and it doesn't go too far outside the beaten path of what the genre has dictated.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you've been vaguely curious about Magic the Gathering or an experienced player, you need to try Magic 2013 on the iPad. For us veterans of the game, it'll also serve as a cruel tease and horrid reminder of how badly Magic Online needs an iPad port.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What I will say, is that you need to download this game now. Punch Quest needs to be on every iOS device you own. It's totally free, the only way the IAP could be less obtrusive is if they removed it entirely, and you'll fall in love with the game inside of the first minute of play. What's not to like about that?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is one game that certainly sets the standards for all future puzzle games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It fires on all cylinders, and if you're a fan of the previous games you don't even need this review to determine if you should get it or not–you probably have already bought it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Great Little War Game is the kind of game you can really sink your teeth into, which is rare enough. So I'm delighted to discover that it's also rich in features, good looking and full of humor.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Great Little War Game is the kind of game you can really sink your teeth into, which is rare enough. So I'm delighted to discover that it's also rich in features, good looking and full of humor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Getting through Another World is not a cakewalk; it's a difficult and challenging game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm personally very happy with this extra set of levels, though I still see a lot of possibilities waiting to be explored should Ustwo decide to follow up Monument Valley with a stand-alone sequel in the future.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    jAggy Race is a fun casual game, but it's also an exciting and challenging game for competitive gamers who want to familiarize themselves with each track for better results.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's my favorite game in the series, and is well worth the status of 'must-play' for any iOS gamer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As it is, Dodo Master is a flawlessly created platformer that screams panache from beginning to end.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can't say enough about Tiny Heroes. It's a fantastic game, with few flaws to speak of. Challenging, but rarely frustrating, it had me returning to levels again and again to improve my score. By turning genre conventions on their heads, Tiny Heroes succeeds brilliantly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I've had an absolutely fantastic time playing King of Dragon Pass. Its slow pace makes it a perfect mobile game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Right now, Minecraft - Pocket Edition is just a pretty block-building game. It's getting better, and I'm really rooting for it to, but it doesn't give me any sense of adventure. Survivalcraft does, and it does it in impressive fashion for a mobile device. For that reason and the reasons listed above, it's the mobile Minecraft that I'm sticking with.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition is a very good port of an incredibly good game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Yes, the price tag is rather astronomical when compared to bargain-bin, $0.99 titles but there's a reason for that. The World Ends With You: Solo Remix is not a game built for five-minute diversions; it's a solid game, one meant to leave a permanent impression.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply put, you owe it to yourself to check out Super Evil Megacorp’s latest masterpiece.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Blokshot Revolution is one of those brilliant titles that finds a central mechanic that feels good and runs all the way home with it.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Yes, the price tag is rather astronomical when compared to bargain-bin, $0.99 titles but there's a reason for that. The World Ends With You: Solo Remix is not a game built for five-minute diversions; it's a solid game, one meant to leave a permanent impression.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are five tutorials, which barely count as levels, and another 25 stages across five worlds. I was shocked by how well every level distinguished itself, even within worlds. Every new screen was like beginning a newly reset game of Mouse Trap, but with setup exorcised in favor of pure Goldbergian fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's obvious that Psyonix put a lot of care and effort into ARC Squadron and it certainly shows in all facets of the game. With a ton of content, smooth controls and visuals worth talking about, there's little to not enjoy about ARC Squadron.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Angry Birds is the Super Mario Brothers of mobile devices, and Angry Birds Space is so successful in redefining the Angry Birds formula that everyone should give it a try.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sorcery! 3 is easily the biggest and most robust gamebook inkle has produced to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Little Luca is a charming, innovative and downright beautiful game – nay, piece of art – that no iOS user should be without.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The real magic lies in the emotional attachment to the characters and the whimsical sounds and visuals that permeate every inch of the touch screen.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are a lot of reasons to love a game. Great challenge, fun with friends, gorgeous design-all good reasons. Despite its rough edges, Mikey Shorts gets to me because it brings me to a place where I can play and have a great time, without hitting walls, without getting frustrated, without having to pass it on to the next kid in line. It's a good feeling, one I don't particularly want to give up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ghost Blade is without question the finest example of stylish action available on iOS to date, and an essential pick-up for any fan of action games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Oceanhorn might be a flawed, blatant rip-off of Zelda, but it’s worth playing — especially for the originality it does introduce.