TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,533 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 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
2,533 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An excellent adventure platformer, Leo’s Fortune is a prime example of taking an established genre and simply taking the quality factor to an entirely different level.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a stupid-fun game with some sharp features and systems that'll keep you invested and having a good time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pixel People takes an apocalyptic future and makes it hopeful, cheerful and bright-if it's where freemium games are headed, we have a lot to look forward to.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But, really, what makes the game so well suited for the iPhone is its casual nature as compared to the typical roguelike. And that's not to say the game is shallow or light on dungeon crawling action, but rather we feel it's simply a bit more accessible to the typical gamer than, say, Nethack, Moria, or Rogue thanks to an economy of controls, spells, and the like.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bridgy Jones provides laid-back humor and hours of gameplay, making it an unparallelled classic in the bridge building physics puzzler genre.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Regardless of what you want to call Device 6, one thing is for sure: If you’re at all open-minded, you’re sure to be creeped out, entertained, and thoroughly delighted by its inventive approach to interactive storytelling.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though Real Racing 2 may have a few things I'd like to see changed, it's without a doubt the current king of iOS racing games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you are ready for a grand space strategy epic, this an amazing specimen on iOS.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you've got an iPad and have found yourself even remotely interested in games like Out There or Star Command, you need FTL. Additionally, if you've played the PC version it's still beyond worth picking up the iPad version as it has translated to the touchscreen even better than my most optimistic expectations.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Papers, Please may not be what you'd typically describe as a fun video game, but it's an incredibly clever experiment in storytelling that succeeds in what it sets out to do in ways you won't expect.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Test Chamber is a superbly-conceived and well-crafted puzzle game that will exercise your brain in the most satisfying way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Turbo Dismount is a full fledged desktop sandbox game that feels like it had to shed a few pounds to fit into the iOS format.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The simple gameplay in Tiny Wings is sublime, but there's an intangible aspect to it that makes it a total joy to play.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Auro is one of the rare games in this genre that should please both beginners and experts alike. It's definitely worth checking out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It successfully scratches the MMORPG itch of party-based combat while being a completely pick up and play game single player game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's simply an amazing turn-based strategy game and a worthy sequel to the series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Developer Grumpyface Studios does nearly everything right in making a highly enjoyable TD game in Castle Doombad, and you owe it to yourself to check it out.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sheer amount of content, the amazing graphics, and gameplay that will keep you coming back for more whether you choose to follow the story or rampage through Liberty City on your own is absolutely amazing.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Minor control issues notwithstanding, Bastion for iPad is just as good, if not better than its console brethren. Every element that made the game so amazing and fascinating returns and the subtle refinements to various features in making the jump to iOS simply add to the experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unless you despise auto-runners, occasional in-game ads, or fun, this fiesta is not to be missed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dark Echo hits all the right notes any well-designed horror game should.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    "Chariots of the Dogs" is smoothly and tightly paced, and nothing feels misplaced or kludged together. It's a charming, warm, and funny game, and it's the best episode in an increasingly good series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Draw Something is a perfect witch's brew of Facebook integration, word scrambling, and asynchronous two-player Pictionary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It sounds cliched, but it's hard to believe I'm playing a game of this caliber on iOS. All too often we see games that sacrifice gameplay depth for visuals or vice versa. Other than a few minor glitches, Ravensword: Shadowlands is the real deal, and is an excellent open-world RPG with a decent story, ample content, deep character customization and beautiful visuals.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I have no doubt that a game of this magnitude will continue to evolve and improve over time with new content, gameplay tweaks, and bug fixes. Still, it's a thoroughly enjoyable game as it is now, and I don't only suggest Aralon for fans of Western RPGs or expansive open-world action games, but I think every iOS gamer needs to pick up this title just to experience what is possible on this constantly expanding mobile platform.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It works because Out There gets the threat of death right.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply put, Anomaly 2 is everything Anomaly fans could have ever wanted in a true sequel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Free-to-play should mean free to enjoy, and Zombie Highway 2 takes that to heart.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Really, it's hard to find anything to complain about with Fotonica. It's such a cool experience, is masterfully crafted, and really rewards playing it again and again. Definitely check this one out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tilt to Live is a game that draws you in with its edgy personality and inescapable 'just one more go' gameplay.