TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,526 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 Curiosity - what's inside the cube
Score distribution:
2,526 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kids and adults alike will love it, and it’ll definitely keep you entertained for countless hours.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is so much fun you'll want to go through it multiple times, which gives you a chance to expand your character in different ways each time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A ridiculously fun diversion, a great way to while away the minutes. I wouldn't put too much effort into climbing the leaderboards, knowing that someone with deeper pockets could easily outmatch me with less skill, but just for fun? Sure, I'm happy to give this game my time. If fun, charm and character are all that matter to you, then you should definitely pick it up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, though, this is a great take on that spicy combination of burst gameplay and long-term team development that has captured the attention of Japan's players and developers alike.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can handle a slower pace than most gather and craft games and an AI that can get confused occasionally, Craft the World isn't just a solid game, but one you will end up pouring tons of time into as well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have an iPad, then you owe it to yourself to check out this arcade shooter.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sky isn't quite the limit, but The Sandbox is well on the way. And with a planned Universal update in the works, its canvas is set to grow. So go, make something amazing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game feels slower than it should. Each time you open the app you have to wait for your games to update, and then you have wait to load your game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of TD aren’t necessarily looking for a revolution in gameplay — sometimes all that’s needed is a fresh set of paint, incremental improvements, and some lasting, enjoyable gameplay. Cursed Treasure 2 squarely falls in that latter category which makes it worth a pick-up in my view.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Since Galaxoid is basically a modern version of Space Invaders, it would benefit from modern conveniences.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It helps that the game is essentially free if you have the fortitude to deal with ads (mostly after a sequence of levels and not during gameplay), so give it a try if you're longing for a fun puzzle game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent arcade shooter.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a retro homage done right, and not just for the sake of being retro.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The speed, the timing, the frantic swiping as you hit your limits-it feels just right.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls are perfect: a precise accelerometer control that leaves the screen free for touch-and-hold to slow down time (but not your own movement). The look, sound and mechanics combine to create a calming, zen-like experience, which mitigates the game's only real weakness: having to play through the game's easy start every time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The touch control options presented here are some of the best I've seen for an iOS arcade conversion, and Galaga 30th Collection really is worth a spot on any arcade shooter fan's iOS device.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bouncy music, crisp and colorful graphics and a basic but effective formula make Jumping Knights the kind of thing that I immediately considered to be one of those games that I will never delete from my phone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clearly a "must have" for nostalgia value.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Since this is pretty much a shiny, cleaned up version of last year's game, whether it will catch the fancy of existing Baseball Superstars fans depends on whether 7 months is a long enough gap to leave you wanting to start fresh.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The action has a great, chaotic feel to it, the stages are fast-paced, and between the missions, the hefty assortment of weapons, and the level-up perks, you're always just a step away from getting some cool new reward.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real question is whether or not I'll actually want to keep coming back for that long. I can't say for sure, but right now I really want to see what each day has to offer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the original will be glad to have the game in their pocket, while newcomers should have no trouble grasping the simple controls and play style.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Illusion Labs doesn't particularly offer anything innovative, Blast-a-Way proves that there is still room in the overcrowded puzzle arena for games that excel in pure execution.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cool Pizza is a bit sized unique and kookya reminder of where iPhone games could and in my opinion should be going: Not porting yesterday's console hits or draining your battery to render super-colorful 3D warriors that take up the entire screen trying to emulate a similar "console-like" experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, SuperFall is a great combination of casual ragdoll gaming with an extensive achievement/upgrade system that may lure in both casual gamers and hardcore completionists.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real question is whether or not I'll actually want to keep coming back for that long. I can't say for sure, but right now I really want to see what each day has to offer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All too often do we see games like this too afraid to create a real challenge, yet Eager Beaver does that and does it well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I have no doubts that we'll be back to business as usual before too long, but in the meantime, if you've been waiting for Kairosoft to try something different, you'll definitely want to check out Kairobotica.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Achievement hunters and competitive types will also be glad to know that Giana Sisters comes packaged with OpenFeint support for both achievements and leaderboards.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the game's relatively short length and lack of replay value, Murder Files offers a fun sleuthing experience, and I felt that it was definitely worth my time.