TouchArcade's Scores

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For 2,380 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Carcassonne
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
2,380 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is that game that will change your mind on story driven games. As soon as you get caught up in the story, Banner Saga will give you a ride well worth the price of admission.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So seriously, go download Mage Gauntlet. The time you spent reading this review could've been much better spent playing this incredible game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To fans of experience-focused games, and you know who you are, you should assuredly pick up Monument Valley right this minute. It's a feast for your senses, is mysterious and vague enough to keep you thinking, and has a great, snappy pace to it without ever feeling rushed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're even remotely interested in Hearthstone, unlocking Curse of Naxxramas is a no-brainer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    And I see myself continuing to play it long after this, because the combat system is so much fun to play with, and there's depth in the various modes and systems in play here. I really recommend this game: it's just so much fun and I see myself playing this for a long time to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Just like its predecessor, Cut the Rope 2 may sound easy but it gets increasingly harder as you plow through it, which will just make you want to play it more.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's an easy game to dismiss as "just another match three," much like the original. Hell, I even did that with Candy Crush Saga, as the initial out of the proverbial box experience isn't all that different from any other matching game. If this sounds like you, I seriously suggest giving Soda Saga a fair shake as it's an incredibly good game. Once you give it a chance to grab you, it won't let go.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If I try to view this game without regard to the history behind it, I THINK I can still say its an amazing game. Couple that with the fantastic edit job with a bunch of new features and this is a fantastic app for anyone looking for a fantasy RPG adventure that works best in long unbroken stints.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's ridiculous how much Anomaly has to offer and how natural it feels on touch devices. I don't think it's out of line to call it one of the best games on the market at the moment, as its easily one the visually sharpest, most well-produced, and executed out there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Definitely, Anomaly Defenders is more of a traditional tower defense game, and it is a well-worn genre. And I'm pretty sure that the game will feel more special to those familiar with Anomaly already because it uses so much of the language of previous games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We put incredibly powerful devices in our pockets and on our laps daily, but rarely do we see games that utterly embrace this like Infinity Blade has. It's a showcase piece; a technically and visually gifted game that consistently delivers eye-popping stuff.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's ridiculous how much Anomaly has to offer and how natural it feels on touch devices. I don't think it's out of line to call it one of the best games on the market at the moment, as its easily one the visually sharpest, most well-produced, and executed out there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While Infinity Blade II was a refinement of the original, Infinity Blade III takes the familiar Infinity Blade formula and tweaks it to the point of perfection. There's far more content, even more customization, additional systems to delve in to, and best of all, huge dragons.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In the end, it's not really about how Chaos Rings does anything especially new, but rather how it takes all the pieces of a traditional role-playing game and packages it together in a way that feels natural to the platform.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV Volt now has some serious competition, and it looks like the future is pretty bright for fighting games on the App Store.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whatever sort of gamer you are, don't miss Space Miner: Space Ore Bust.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a price point of $0, you owe it to yourself to at least give the game a shot. If nothing else, even if you totally hate it, it's worth paying attention to just to see how its very strange monetization model plays out in the long run.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Game Dev Story won't impress you with stellar visuals or an iPhone specific feature set, but it is a well thought out and thoroughly enjoyable time sink, and is even more intriguing if you're familiar with the last few decades of video game history.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sword & Sworcery is an incredibly unique composition that almost makes you want to analyze it as if it were a movie rather than a video game, which not too many iOS games have ever made me do.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I feel like if you were going to buy Goblin Sword, you've already done it. It's such a crazy value and has such good production quality it kind of speaks for itself.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is just incredible. Every regular readers knows that I'm a retro nut, and Forget-Me-Not has retro goodness in droves.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In the end, here's Threes! in three sentences: Threes! is about as close as it gets to a perfect mobile game. Threes! is a game you need on every iOS device you own. Threes! is a game you need to tell your iPhone owning non-gamer-but-plays-some-games friends about.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anything but a quick cash-in.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a flawless version of an incredible game, and my animal-faced hat is off to the people at Capcom for putting this together.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A rock-solid pseudo-port that plays extremely well on mobile and displays a measure of technical and mechanical grace none of us expected it to. Oh, and it's Universal and supports iCloud saves across devices -- icing on the cake, folks.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Oddly enough, Angry Birds Rio is anything but a quick cash-in.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's a lot more to Dodonpachi too, like the absolute spot-on relative control system, the excellent brand new music for the iPhone mode, many OpenFeint achievements to unlock, multiple options and difficulty levels, hidden modes, and more. But the bottom line is that if you're a fan of shooters in any way, you'll want to pick up Dodonpachi Resurrection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So if you want faster progression without setbacks, well, Noodlecake is happy to take your money.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you want native iPad support, I think the new Tiny Wings HD with its proper screen size and local multiplayer mode is totally worth forking over the extra few bucks.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you like RPGs, this is a game you need to play. It's a fantastic port of one of the true essentials of the genre.

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