TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 3,003 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 22% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Reckless Racing HD
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
3003 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kitten Sanctuary is a very sweet game, but beyond that it's well-crafted, and the attention to detail shows.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're anything like me, the thrill of fighting off waves of aquatic-robot monsters with a well armed half-spider, half-velociraptor Araknasaur makes Velocispider an easy buy. Fortunately, it's also a challenging arcade game that will keep you scrabbling for a high score.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darkin is a very well-made attempt at capturing the spirit of a somewhat-neglected App Store great, and it hits considerably more than it misses. I think it falls a little short of the mark of replacing Dungeon Raid completely, but that still leaves it in a pretty great place.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When the four-book work is finished, Sorcery! is likely to be one heck of an impressive gamebook experience. Inkle's groundwork is fantastic, making for an unusually vibrant piece of interactive fiction. It's a bit like a prologue at the moment, but every journey has to start somewhere. This one gets off on the right foot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    INKS. is a clever spin on one of the oldest concepts in electronic gaming. Much of the cleverness is admittedly tied up in the visuals, but it is interesting to play a pinball game where you aren't trying to rack up a high score, I suppose.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While unlockables do enhance replayability, they still pale in comparison to how great it would be to play against other human beings. Normally I don't isolate a single feature and harp on it, but it really seems to be set up to be a an amazing multiplayer game... that just happens to not have multiplayer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, this game gave me a great kick back to the days that got me into gaming on the go, and provided a nice challenge, all for a buck. I do say, gentlemen, this is a rollicking good time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brainnsss strategy and action feel pretty unique in a space that's been done to undeath, and they probably really pop outside of this vacuum. I can dig it, at least.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfect example of how to take a simple puzzle game to the next level, Tales of the Adventure Company is an awesome game that everyone needs to check out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Orborun is a very fun game, but only if you can tolerate a pretty decent challenge.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As noted above, there are a few areas for improvement, but I don’t think they detract too much overall. Simply put, I highly recommend that folks pick it up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The developers have clearly done their homework on the genre and as a result, even with a stage count edging on the lower side, the game still has nearly infinite replayability.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This doesn’t deter from the fact that Perils of Man is a fascinating serialised adventure, graced with an engrossing storyline and boasting spectacular 3D visuals that look amazing on the iPad’s retina display.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a taxing puzzle game that won't demand constant perfection to progress, To-Fu Fury is your huckleberry.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TMNT Rooftop Run makes for a rollicking good time, especially if you enjoy runners but crave a recipe with some spice.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rather, Deep Dungeons of Doom takes the meth dealer's route to revenue generation: the first taste is always free. But you'll come crawling back with open purse strings when you reach the end of your dose. Consider the free download a lengthy trial period. But don't worry, it's got enough meat to sink three bucks worth of teeth into.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking to shut your brain off for a while, check out Dashy Crashy. It sports a delightful, easy to digest cartoon art style, and gameplay that keeps you coming back for more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thankfully, Agar.io is actually free, and doesn't have any IAP of any kind yet. Although it could stand to use a few tweaks over time, for all these reasons and more, I highly recommend it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The more I play Outwitters, the more I become convinced that it's a heck of a game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of its pieces fit snug and everything you do contributes to a whole package. It's also one of its most wide-reaching games, combining social and sim aspects from all over the place.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There might be something inherently disturbing about Incredipede and its little hero, with all her muscled limbs and boney feet, but that's easy to forget. She's a charmer, that one, with her expressive eye and tenacious will. And like its hero, Incredipede charms. Behind every frustration is a challenge to be solved—better, faster, or with infinitely more limbs. It's a small scale for playing God, but creation sure is fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a should-buy for fans of the original, and a must-buy for iCade owners looking to add a strong title to a small library.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's certainly worth checking out, but be warned: it might make you feel your age, even if you're not all that old.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's sexy, fast-paced fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall however, I think Pocket Trains makes a lot of strides with its core gameplay, making it the sort of logistical title that I think Pocket Planes aspired to be. Suffice to say, there's really no reason not to check out Pocket Trains, and I highly recommend everyone giving it a try.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dojo Slash is just plain fun, and for a nominal fee and hardly any IAP involved you can have a good old arcadey time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wedding Escape is a great little puzzler with a funny theme and enough variation from standard match-three tropes to make a mark. It could use a little tweaking in terms of how it rewards players, but odds are you'll be playing for hours at a time right after downloading it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you liked Tower of Fortune, this is a no-brainer. The sequel is everything that game was and so much more. If you haven't played the first game, I'd almost say there's no point in doing so now that this is here. If you don't like roguelikes, stay away, but otherwise, this game is well worth playing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a clever puzzle game that suits the platform very well, offering a straight-forward interface and a relatively smooth mastery curve.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A slick, mellow game that rewards both your time and your skill. It won't appeal to everyone, but it can (and should) reach a larger audience than the average racing game.