TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 3,202 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Punch Quest
Lowest review score: 20 Legends of Heropolis
Score distribution:
3203 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With more games this could be a must-buy for those of you have a friend to play with. Just temper your expectations.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game marginalizes its one clever hook, but it's still clever! And I think that long-term, I can see auto-battling being useful for most people. I just can't get around that it exists and sinks a game I otherwise really enjoyed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Feed Me Oil 2 is wrapped in a rather pretty package, it's still fundamentally the same game as it predecessor, and doesn't push the puzzle genre in any way. Having said that, if you loved the original, this one is a no-brainer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like a lot of endless games out there, Kayos doesn't break the mold or check any boxes than you'd typically see checked by the genre. It does, however, offer up an escape for a short while into a beautiful opaque world of sights and sounds.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not reinventing the genre, Wolf Boy is an entertaining game with plenty of action, although it can tend to feel a bit repetitive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The First Tactics is kind of like a pomegranate. It's good, but it's such a pain in the neck to get at the delicious bits that it's tempting to just grab something easier to get into.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's admittedly cheesy fun is kind of spoiled by all of the technical issues, but as long as you go in with the patience to deal with them, I think you'll find the game has a lot of charm. Awkward charm, goofy charm even, but charm nonetheless.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Dungeon Rushers offers a lot of fun for at least a few hours, some balance issues see it turn into something of a party guest that just doesn't know when to go home. Even when it hits that point, it's not as though it becomes actively unpleasant. It's just a bit wearisome and out of new topics. If you don't mind the idea of making slow progress through a game through a ton of shorter sessions, you'll probably have a blast with Dungeon Rushers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of the genre, this should provide a nice challenge. For the average joe, however, there are just too many other similar games on the App Store to say for sure whether you'll click with this particular brand of tower-based defending over any other.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Webbies might be casual-friendly, but it's got plenty of potential for those of us looking for more of a challenge.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Kavinsky is a shiny, shallow, yet highly enjoyable romp through the 1980s and well worth picking up, especially considering that the game is totally free and there is no IAP to speak of.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Mortal Kombat then you'll likely get enough enjoyment out of this version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 to justify the purchase, but if you're looking for a comparable fighting experience to the iOS version of Street Fighter IV then you may want to hold off and see how this game evolves over time.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's quite a bit of fun to be had from playing Crazy Taxi: City Rush. It's buried deep under its heavily-monetized metagame, full of energy systems, wait timers, and currency systems, in a way that is extremely labyrinthine, and I wish the energy system wasn't there at all, or at least had a way to buy out of it, but they far from ruin this game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The drop off in pace from Iron Age to Classical Age was too sharp as it felt like I'd suddenly run out of things to do, but otherwise this is a solid game with exceptionally high production values and a fair free-to-play system.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Atlantis Invaders, like the original Atlantis, is basically a re-jiggered take on the Missile Command formula that, to today's gamers, will exude a retro feel.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like a real waterslide, it’s cheap, kinda shallow, and won’t last forever. But it’s an undeniably good time while it does last.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun shooter with a silly premise, and worth picking up if you can ignore the ads rotating on the main menu.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NFL Rivals certainly adds new social gaming features as well as a fresh coat of paint in the NFL license and an upgraded graphics system. However, in the end, the gameplay is nearly identical to Backbreaker Football and may not be worth your while.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With cool powerups, a strategic multiplier element, and charming graphics, Bounce On Up is worth taking a look at even if you've previously had your fill of this type of game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're able to overlook its flaws, Bird Strike is a ton of fun.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The crowd-sourced level generation systems are excellent, but new locales may not be enough to preserve your interest in Cubemen2's just okay gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So take your hallucination-inducing antimalarials, zip up your fancy weatherproof jacket, and stop to get a cup of chicha (fermented quinoa) before heading out into the jungle. There are ruins to be documented and/or pilfered!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A cautious recommendation. If you can stomach the mild horror of obliterating humanity, if you can handle a somewhat clunky port, it's pretty great to have Pandemic on the go.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Man of Steel is a solid game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those who can play it will enjoy this interesting take on the Batman mythos and the difficult choices that come with being Bruce and Batman. You can play the character as a knight in shining armor or as a vigilante barely skirting the limits of the law. Either way, I think you'll enjoy Episode 1, Realms of Shadows; if you can actually play it that is.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I don't think it's as fun as other iOS laserdisc ports like Road Blaster [$4.99/HD] and Cobra Command [$6.99], but Mad Dog McCree does a solid job at translating the gunslinging action of the arcade original to the touchscreen of iOS. If you're a fan of the source material, then you should be pretty satisfied with this port.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's just a little too insubstantial on the whole for me to give it a really strong recommendation.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I think if you're interested in trying a game of this genre, Fable Age isn't a bad choice, especially if the theme works for you. I doubt it's going to steal away many players from Puzzle & Dragons or Brave Frontier, but it's certainly a competent, if not all that exciting, entry into the ranks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PYXL is really fun, and if you liked Super Hexagon and want to check out something similar (if not as stylish), you should give it a look.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, this is a great compendium with lashings more style than any of its closest rivals. But there's a snag: these are the only two games included, and two games do not a compendium make. There's a placeholder for a third mini-game, but as yet the digital cupboard is bare.

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