TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,667 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 20% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Bring Me Sandwiches!!
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
2,667 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A sharp little simulation game packed with depth and, oddly enough, a little emotion.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A wonderful port-job, and newcomers and veterans alike will be able to enjoy it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hitman GO is one of those unique games that takes the name of a popular series, sticks it onto a game that is not at all similar to its namesake, and winds up being good.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simple but beautiful, and something truly unique. Play Prune.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In my view, a good game entertains, while a great game creates a lasting impression of being entertained. This War of Mine goes beyond that by also impacting how I feel about certain decisions within the game and causing self-reflection. It goes without saying that such emotions would not be possible without the game actually being good to start with.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Let me be blunt: this game is a joy to play. Making these adorable little fellows happy is a delightful experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Spider was an amazing experiment in storytelling; Waking Mars raises the bar on quality in long-form iOS games. Neither should be missed under any circumstances. Get this game. Whether you adore it as I do or not, it's worth experiencing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Stunningly beautiful, jam-packed with replay value and secrets, and loaded with tons of great action, Wayward Souls is an absolute must-have.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The iOS platform has quietly become a haven for great racers, and Asphalt 8 looks to be leading the pack right now.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bug Heroes 2 is an awesome sequel to a great game, upping the ante in almost every respect, and delivering an amazing value for its price.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Otherwise, Junk Jack X is really just more of the same that made the original an iOS darling. Sure, there are more items to craft, more enemies to fight and more elements to explore in your randomly generated world but the core exploration concepts are the same.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While by no means a replacement for the full PC version of Terraria, this pint-sized iteration is an effortless recommendation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Atari's Greatest Hits is absolutely one of the very best buys in the App Store.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, Rymdkapsel feels tailor-made for iOS in both form and function, and its elegant, subtle constituent parts nest within one another as neatly as its four-block tetrominos snap together along a space station corridor.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Namco didn't mess with anything they didn't need to in the end, and we are all better for it, as this is a must-have.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tiny Tower is another great, free game from the guys at NimbleBit, and you should definitely check it out. Just try not to get too caught up in the lives of your little Bitizens – it's important to put the game down once in a while.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You may get the sense that Little Inferno walks a fine line between satirizing our gaming habits and revelling in them. If you take it lightly, it works. Give it serious thought and you might find a bit of hypocrisy buried between the lines, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a game that sticks with you.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The 88 Metacritic score of the original Plants vs. Zombies (complete with 100's from multiple sources) just goes to show how great this game is. The iPhone port is absolutely phenomenal, and even though it's lacking a few game modes, there's always hope for them to be implemented in the future either via an update or a DLC add-on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a more complete 10000000, offering so much improvement all around that it makes the original game feel like a demo.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    When you take the sum of all the great things that Nimble Quest does, you end up with an excellent casual title that’s easily approachable while having just enough strategy elements to want to keep you coming back to beat your high score one more time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a game you flat out need to buy if you even vaguely consider yourself an iOS gamer. Not only because it's such an impeccable port of an important piece of gaming history, but because we need to vote with our wallets to tell Sega (and anyone else who might be watching) that this is the quality we demand out of retro games brought to the App Store.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Needless to say, the game part feels good as always, and the new aspects Blitz brings out in Bejeweled are solid and good, too.