TouchArcade's Scores

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For 3,230 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 23% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Plants vs. Zombies
Lowest review score: 20 Divine Slice of Life Visual Novel
Score distribution:
3231 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Skate It for iPhone greatly improves upon the already impressive game that was found on the DS a year and a half ago.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the gameplay on the whole is a bit thin, Space is Key is pretty entertaining for a 99¢ title. At times you'll feel like breaking your device over your knee due to the difficulty, but completing the game is a fairly quick and satisfying experience.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    If it weren't for the dodgy controls and interface, Megatroid would be a top-tier game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it doesn't exactly innovate on the genre, it's still something I find myself coming back to, forever intent on nudging my menagerie over the next performance plateau.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We really enjoyed our time with Jump o'Clock and recommend it as a great casual time waster that will keep you at it for a long while trying to beat the challenges.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chronology is a great game on paper and has hit some bumps along the way into implementation on iOS.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Having said all that, Rockabilly Beatdown is a good mindless beat 'em up that actually has a decent amount of strategy involved.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This has never been the strongest single-player KOF, so I'm not sure it's worth suffering the finicky controls if you're only going to play against that vile, cheating CPU.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As long as you don't mind a short experience, The Great Prank War is consistently fun from start to finish.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall the interface on Spectromancer is an impovement in functionality, at a price in style. Kard Kombat has a consistent, dark and creepy look, while Spectromancer is very much generic high fantasy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the implementation isn't perfect, and the visuals (partially due to the near copying) are lackluster, there's enough here to check out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Regardless of the relative lack of content, I still think Ninja Throw tosses out enough interesting ideas to be worth a playthrough, even with the current oversaturation of physics-based puzzlers. However, don't expect much of a challenge for the most part.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Add all of that together and you've got a game that's certainly worth playing for a little while to experience its high points, but one that is unlikely to hold your attention for all that long.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you loved all of the previous games in this series, you'll probably enjoy Lifeline: Whiteout as well, but it's harder to make a case for the game if you fall outside of that particular category.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re in the market for a new dual-stick shooter, definitely give Hero Siege a try.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You’ll probably love this though, especially if you see yourself enjoying a portable game of Operation, and although it’s not something I’d play repeatedly myself, it’s great for a touch of comic relief.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I still think the underlying game in Brother in Arms 3 is worth playing, but there are a lot of potential players that will be instantly turned off by all the freemium aspects. Sadly, I can’t say I particularly blame them in this case.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Regardless, if you’re a TD aficionado and are looking for the next great title to play through, by all means check out TowerMadness 2. However, don’t expect to see anything you haven’t already seen.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Make no mistake, Technika Q is an excellent rhythm game and is a welcomed addition to the App Store. Unfortunately I think a lot of the extra layers on top of the core game do far more to detract from the experience than add to it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I wish the port was a bit nicer, there's plenty of joy to be had here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monster Trucks Nitro 2 has impressive graphics, loads of content to play through, and an over the top fun factor that makes it a recommended purchase.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'd rather pay more for the game up-front and know that gold drops are balanced. When they implement random players, I hope they also add some sort of "party management" system allowing inactive players to be dropped and replaced.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Last Inua is a decent experience, it just feels like it could have been a lot more than that.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the most part, Commando Jack offers a fairly standard tower defense game that doesn't change the formula too much. Obviously, the big outlier is the inclusion of a first-person mode, which I think does a lot to differentiate it from the hordes of other tower defense titles on iOS.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps those with a lot of patience will absolutely love Phantom Rift, and maybe I'm just more impatient than the teenager I was when I fell in love with this style of play in the MMBN games. But Phantom Rift could just be so, so, much better, even if what it does well it does really, really well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've played Girls Like Robots or Joining Hands and enjoyed them, you should definitely check out Partyrs. It's not going to surprise you all that much, but it certainly provides a solid shot of puzzle gameplay with its own unique art style and mild gameplay twists. On the other hand, if you didn't get into similar games, or perhaps got your fill from them, Partyrs might not be your kind of party.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is enjoyable enough that I'd recommend giving it a try, at least, but I imagine most players will quickly grow weary of waiting for another turn at the machine.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoy a tough challenge built around a relatively simple gameplay technique, Suited Up offers you a good amount of well-designed content with the potential for a lot more, but I think a lot of players are going to get their fill pretty quickly.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Blitz Brigade offers an enjoyable experience in team-based FPS gameplay, the overall experience is still clouded by freemium add-ons that add unnecessary annoyances.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands, BrightRidge is all about exploration, and in this regard it does just enough to succeed. There’s a whole world waiting to explore in BrightRidge and I think it’s worth checking out.

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