TouchArcade's Scores

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For 3,310 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: 78
Highest review score: 100 Terraria
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
3311 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics are cute and colorful, though unfortunately not enhanced for Retina Display devices, and I really like the assortment of animals that bring different elements to the gameplay.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I think it's safe to say Crow is a mixed bag, but is still worth picking up because it so much uniqueness to offer. Because it does look so stellar, you can't help but wish those little design flaws (like trading a d-pad for your finger being in the middle of the screen at all times) weren't there.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are other things I could pick at, like the shortage of actual Street Fighter characters, the cheap-looking animation, or the overly-busy UI, but the truth is that all of those things are minor quibbles next to the mean difficulty curve, the unforgiving stamina system, and the overall approach to monetization that powers them.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All told, Amateur Surgeon 3 is a fun game the first time around, hampered by an obtrusive and almost necessary freemium system.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I do take issue with some of the difficulty that pops up, otherwise Wavefront does a solid job at managing to balance out relaxing and forgiving gameplay while also rewarding skilled players. And hey, it's a puzzle-type game that isn't a match-3!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Joe Danger Infinity has a terrific theme, sure to be fun for everyone who plays it, and will keep you coming back to beat your best and keep climbing the leaderboards.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    iQuarterback 2 is definitely a lot of fun. The gameplay is simplistic, but the upgrading aspect is a real hook, and the crazy items you can unlock along the way are great motivation to keep playing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't expect it to blow your mind, but if you want a well balanced puzzler, Quell Zen is your huckleberry. It could use a lot of polish but that's mostly from a visual perspective, because the brain teasing elements and accessible controls are intact.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you love Crossy Road but wish it took place in a different setting, had a little more variation, and was harder, then Down the Mountain is a solid download for sure
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are super into metal bands or crazy machines fighting each other, you could do a lot worse than Engines of Vengeance.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are certainly adventure game mechanics at play here, but the bulk of the game combines hidden object and escape the room tropes more than anything else.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The ramping difficulty unnecessarily lengthens all but the shortest duration games, but the overall gameplay gives you just enough control over random elements that most board gamers won't lose focus.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure, a lot of the game's themes have been done before and a lot of the core gameplay elements are relatively familiar, but everything Vegend does is accomplished well. When it comes to any game, that's the most important aspect, and in that regard Vegend is certainly worth a recommendation (at least for fans of the genre).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hero Generations assuredly has a feel of its own, and although it's occasionally a double-edged sword, the generational aspect of the game does present interesting challenges and tough choices.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I guess this is really just a long way of saying that if you've played more than a few Ravenous titles over the years, you know pretty much what to expect with Gravity Duck Islands. Again, that’s not bad. Just… a bit of a letdown.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, this is a dance we've seen many times from Kemco and EXE-Create. You probably know what to expect from this pairing by now if you've been paying attention to the iOS JRPG scene at all, and perhaps don't really even need a review to know if you want to play the game or not. That being said, there aren't a lot of traditional single-player JRPGs being released on the App Store anymore, and while this one had the misfortune to drop on the same day as Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition, that doesn't necessarily mean that hungry mobile JRPG fans should ignore it. Dragon Lapis is a solid enough game that probably won't stick in your brain for very long but will at least keep you entertained for 20 hours or so.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But even as it stands now, Font Monsters is a totally unique experience that offers a good challenge with plenty of content.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spoing gave me hours of fun that always stayed challenging, and that's the core of a great gaming experience. Hopefully games2be will have the chance to improve the game around that core in future updates.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    No, it's not something you're going to necessarily get addicted to or want to show all your friends. But if you're the type of person who loves looking at aquariums, give it a look.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    About the best thing I can say for Farentia is that you get a fair amount of playtime out of it for just one dollar.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's something about Food Chain that's a little rough around the edges, but that doesn't keep it from being fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This one's for fans of the game already, which may be why $6.99 character IAP in a paid game is available, because people care enough to shell out for it. I guess I can't really fault that, even if I'm not entirely comfortable with it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's certainly a novel game, and if you can get into a score competition with your friends, you'll probably get a lot of mileage (centimeterage?) out of On The Line
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spoing gave me hours of fun that always stayed challenging, and that's the core of a great gaming experience. Hopefully games2be will have the chance to improve the game around that core in future updates.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, it’s a well executed game that fans of endless runners will likely enjoy and keep returning to.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those who love first-person dungeon crawlers should check it out, though. It's no Grimrock, but I think there's plenty of room in the pool for decent efforts along with that giant.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I like the story and want to see more of it, but I want the systems to get more engaging before plopping out more cash, especially because it's so easy to see that the fundamentals are already in place. Ash II: Shadows is an improved game over the original in many ways, but until some tweaks are made and we see how the rest of the episodes shake out it's hard to gauge if it's ultimately an overall better experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When Punch a Hole is bad, it's boring. But when it's good, it's frustrating in the best possible way.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I like the story and want to see more of it, but I want the systems to get more engaging before plopping out more cash, especially because it's so easy to see that the fundamentals are already in place. Ash II: Shadows is an improved game over the original in many ways, but until some tweaks are made and we see how the rest of the episodes shake out it's hard to gauge if it's ultimately an overall better experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The classic mode in Bubble Bobble Double can still be a lot of fun despite its shortcomings.

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