TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 3,138 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 23% same as the average critic
  • 28% 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 Super Monsters Ate My Condo!
Lowest review score: 20 Mega Man Mobile
Score distribution:
3139 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm not sure what else to say in this review, because I don't want to spoil anything at all. Icycle: On Thin Ice is a wonderful game from start to finish, and one of those rare games that, as soon as I finished, made me want to discuss what it means with others.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Severed is just a game that's all-around cool. Its aesthetic is top-notch, its combat is deep and engaging.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyway, Enemy Unknown is a fantastic, superbly designed strategy game that hits a ton of different notes and nails all of them. If you're into strategy games, give this a go. It'll blow you away, and you'll probably walk away with a few stories to tell.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While in some ways I can understand people who miss the cozy little puzzle box the first game offered, I think it's truly impressive the way this series keeps taking big steps to shake things up. The Room Three, for better or for worse, is the biggest and most elaborate puzzle box Fireproof has designed yet.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It totally captures that gameplay niche of a game you can load up and play for a few minutes while providing a feel of progression that also makes the title suitable for substantially longer play sessions- Especially once you start to discover some of its secrets and other particularly effective techniques for maximizing your score.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Crossy Road is a simple game, but there's clearly a lot of work that went into making it one of the best 'simple' experiences that can be enjoyed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're still even vaguely interested in Angry Birds games, you need Angry Birds Star Wars II. Hell, even if you haven't played an Angry Birds game in a while, it's still worth checking out, as firing off evil Boba Fett pigs at unsuspecting birds is just as much fun as you'd expect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bad Piggies is awesome, and needs to be a part of your iOS game collection just as much as the rest of the Angry Birds series. Rovio nails the same accessibility of the Angry Birds games while taking the franchise in a direction that feels both totally fresh and entirely appropriate.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can't praise Checkpoint Champion enough. It's a fun game on its own, with plenty of challenge on its own. But the social features, gorgeous design, and clever features all push it to a level that should leave other developers jealous: this game is just plain sleek.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The distinctive sights and sounds are worth the effort.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is utterly uproarious, and Tin Man did a great job at using their gamebook engine, along with their visual and music touches, at making this come to life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Scurvy Scallywags bleeds the charm and personality of Ron Gilbert’s classics, and is something to appreciate in a landscape of games that often find themselves without an identity.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Go ahead and give it a try. Spaceteam is fun, free, and guaranteed to be a hit at your next get-together.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As long as you're okay with the genre, there isn't much to complain about in The Journey Down: Chapter Two.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Galactic Keep is an obvious labor of love. Anyone who has followed its development probably doesn't need to be told that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It isn't going to offer you high quality visuals that push your device to the edge, nor is it going to push the envelope for racers in general. But if you just want to kill some time trying to get a car from one spot to another and put in the time to learn the ins and outs, Jet Car Stunts 2 is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The comprehensive career mode, wealth of maps, and tweaks to the arcade racing formula has made this game more enjoyable in the long term. Add in the amazing visuals and music, and there's not much to dislike here.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A fantastic hybrid of Poker and RPG.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's easy to pick up, easy to put down, easy to resume, and a blast to play wherever. But more important than its breeziness, Coin Drop rocks.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a well-designed action game with enjoyable progression, fun customization, and fairly deep mechanics.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Exclusively looking at the gameplay of Angry Birds 2, this is the best Angry Birds yet. Throwing in additional randomization spices things up a bit, the "boss fights" are really neat, and all the other little additions here and there (Like fans, flowers that spit blocks for some reason, and other strange things) make playing the game a ton of fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With the right people and mix of devices, a raucous time is in the offing, full of last-second upsets and opportunities for gloating. Every aspect of Astro Duel contributes to achieving its specific ambitions; it is a product of singularly focused design.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm surprised by how much I dig the virtual controls; Halfbot and Vlambeer did a heck of a job translating the action to the touchscreen and then making it feel as natural, and as split-second responsive as the game's PC and Mac counterparts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're fond of the franchise 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. You seriously need to get this.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm really not sure what else there is to say about Bully. The game, when it was originally released, scored an impressive 87 on Metacritic, and it's only gotten better over the years with the various visual improvements and minor gameplay additions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A sharp little simulation game packed with depth and, oddly enough, a little emotion.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The developer clearly took the needs of the platform into account, providing all kinds of options that make sense for mobile players, but without compromising an inch on the gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Neon Chrome might shake out as one of my favorite games on iOS this year. I love action roguelikes, roguelites, whatever you want to call them. And Neon Chrome, between its theme and accessible structure, really clicked with me in a way few other games do. While the die-hard roguelike fans might prefer something different, those who want something with a bit more upfront for players will want to check Neon Chrome out.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A wonderful port-job, and newcomers and veterans alike will be able to enjoy it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a fantastic puzzle game that I can't recommend enough. You don't have to worry about IAPs since there aren't any, and the number of levels is mind-boggling. It's relaxing, it teases the brain, and it's dazzling in its presentation. And oh yes, it's very weird, in perhaps the best possible way. Just go for it.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    I'd certainly recommend any Fire Emblem fan at least give Fire Emblem Heroes a shot. You might not end up sticking with it, but I bet you'll have at least a little fun with it even if you do bail out at some point. It might not be the game that some hoped for, but it at least shows that Nintendo has what it takes to make a relatively faithful, enjoyable free-to-play game out of one of their long-running franchises.