TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 3,185 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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Need for Speed Shift
Lowest review score: 20 Dexter The Game 2
Score distribution:
3186 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
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    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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Cally's Caves 3 is jam-packed with content, of which a significant and satisfying portion is totally free to play with only infrequent ads as strings.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
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    I'm pretty big on a lack of direction for games as I feel like there is way too much handholding, but a lot of you may not feel the same way. If the demo is grinding your gears, odds are the rest of the premium levels will too.
    • 86 Metascore
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    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.
    • tbd Metascore
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    But this is a must-download not just because it costs you nothing, but also because it's such a clever and fun game.
    • 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
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    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
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    Oceanhorn might be a flawed, blatant rip-off of Zelda, but it’s worth playing — especially for the originality it does introduce.
    • 84 Metascore
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    With 40 levels to play, each with StarFruit to collect and ranks to earn, you'll get hours of fun out of Gesundheit!. It's a real charmer.
    • 88 Metascore
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    It may not be as revolutionary as its progenitor but it's certainly capable of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the tower defense heavyweights in the App Store. SubAtomic Studios definitely have not lost their touch. Now, go buy it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a fun time waster and you're a fan of Super Crate Box, Toast Time is for you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While Spaceplan was only in my life for a few days, it was a major part of my life for those few days. It's a really cool and engaging experience, and a unique take on the clicker that even skeptics of the genre should check out. Also, it has more potatoes that you could ever imagine.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Don't be confused by the Cartoon Network's publishing of the game: while this is a game that can be played by kids, adults and any kind of 'gamer' will find that it puts up a good fight.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's one of the most ambitious iPhone games I've played so far, and despite the questionable originality of the game I've really got to hand it to Gameloft for creating such an amazing iPhone experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you love 868-HACK or want a high score game with a unique touch, check out Helix.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Executive is one of the best mobile games of 2015, and is something that you need to play. It's so amusing and so much fun, that you're doing yourself a disservice by not playing it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is incredibly well executed with excellent controls, has a ton of content and is a lot of fun. We highly recommend it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a massive, and immensely enjoyable experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rodeo Stampede is essential for anyone looking for a casual experience that is hard to master and even harder to put down
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It might seem a little pricey given its 8-bit origins, but I can promise you that when you're coming out the other end of Dragon Quest 3, you'll feel like every penny was well-spent.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    868-HACK is for everyone who loves to tell themselves, “Just one more try”, and realize 2 more hours have passed. It’s that kind of gripping game experience that makes you forget all else exists at that moment.
    • tbd Metascore
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    This is one of my favorite iOS games of 2016 so far, and I strongly recommend giving it your attention, regardless of whether you're an old hand at the genre or a newcomer. Just make sure you play it through to the true ending, because if you don't, you'll never truly get ahead in your studies at this strange school.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though I've never been a huge fan of point-and-click adventure games, the story and all around high-quality production values of Broken Sword sucked me in like a good book.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though it can be extremely frustrating, it rewards the player who pushes through the painful parts. Each time you replay a level you'll learn more, memorize more, become better at the game. The rush you'll get when you finally reach the end of a challenging level is worth the trouble, every time.