TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
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 Madden NFL 25 by EA SPORTS
Score distribution:
2,380 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a classic arcade-style sports game that is more about fun than about simulation and accuracy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's always been something satisfying about match-3 mechanics, but after enough years playing them over and over they're bound to start feeling stale. Pixel Defenders Puzzle steps beyond that by taking something from a game that was already an excellent evolution of the genre and moving it forward to another, even-more satisfying level.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have a new iPad, this is clearly one of THE games to get, as its boasting some of the best 3D, high resolution visuals at the moment. If you dig explode-y things and moving really fast, you'll probably want to give this a look, too. Smart design bolsters both of these aspects. Check it out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a ton to like about Back to the Future.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Similarly satisfying were the options with lasting consequences but no game-over possible, affecting the lives of others.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ingenious level designs and dark humor of Karoshi is worth occasionally fighting the controls for.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those wanting a serious sim challenge in an unlikely arena, look no further than Vertigo Gaming's culinary tablet masterpiece.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are responsive and well-suited to touch devices, but more importantly, Kairo brings something fresh and unique to the platform -- there's nothing like it, to the best of my knowledge, on the App Store. We need more games like it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully updated version of the classic arcade game. It's missing some features, most notably a multiplayer component, but the single player offering is more than competent and a lot of fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it works, it works unbelievably well - and with no asking price for those early, heart-pounding moments, there's absolutely no reason not to get this game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're fond of The Walking Dead and want to play something that takes that source material seriously, and tells a great story while it does it, this game is definitely it. If you're looking for something much more involving from a joystick perspective, you might want to look elsewhere.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new Karateka legitimately feels like it might be what Mechner's original idea would have been, if then were now. And that's a win. For those who remember the original, the new Karateka must not be missed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's very little to complain about with Quadropus Rampage. It's an excellent roguelike/brawler hybrid with a control system that matches the fast-paced action.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From app presentation, to CCG elements for players, and plush gameplay that will last for hours, Football Heroes is more than a “beat ‘em up”; it is a major leap forward in the mobile sports genre and a testament to what can be achieved with great development and patience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The challenging, speed-focused gameplay more than earns this one a spot on the device of any word game fan, without a doubt.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I could go on about how Avadon 2 is another fine example of classic RPG gameplay on the iPad but the simple fact is if you’ve enjoyed any other Spiderweb Software games, you really need to check out this sequel. It’s probably my favorite offering from the developers and a great example of not only an awesome old-school RPG but also a pretty good port.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a core mechanic as simple as climbing over the fallen bodies of your past incarnations, Sometimes is fun, unique, and memorable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    However, in the great scheme of things there's little to complain about in this excellent sequel to a great game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While there's a little more flab on its restless bones than Hoplite, it's easy to love Lamp And Vamp for its sense of humor and its success at achieving that wonderful feeling of vulnerable empowerment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply a stunner in both execution and gameplay, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With some elbow grease and a good once over, Spellsword could easily earn a permanent spot on my iPhone. It's really that good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The folks at Digital Application Design have done a great job of bringing this shooter classic to a modern platform, and those who enjoyed Alien Breed so many years ago will be pleased to see that the feel of the original has been well preserved in its journey 20 years forward in time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The whole package is a visual treat with a real knack for design, and it's also a fun, fresh game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that Cloud Spin can be bested in a single afternoon, it's absolutely worthy of a purchase if you're into flight simulators.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But this sequel takes what was already an excellent game and cleans it up in all the ways that count.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    How it made me feel more like the protagonist than most other games, simply by having me fill in the words the Department decided should not be spoken...
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must-own, Score! Classic Goals is a love letter to the game of soccer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It does everything you would expect from such a title. No more, no less. If there are any complaints that I have about the game, it's probably the occasional sluggishness and the fact that Burrito Bison seems to have a habit of periodically crashing on my iPhone 4S. That said, it's still a pretty sweet port.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Okay, so WazHack is a roguelike, and one that owes a lot to Nethack [Free / Free (HD)], including a turn-based mechanic, shopkeepers who will mess you up if you screw with them, and the permadeath.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Micromon is probably one of the best dollars you can spend on a Japanese-style RPG in the App Store, and if you're even slightly into monster collecting, you're going to get a fantastic amount of value out of this game.

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