TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 3,188 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 23% same as the average critic
  • 27% 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 True Lover's Knot
Score distribution:
3189 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The actual skating in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 has an absolutely timeless feel to it.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoy a good time travel yarn and are willing to be patient with the initial build-up, Steins;Gate is an incredible experience.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is perfect for Scrabble lovers, who enjoy competition and want to add combat to the mix.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's rare to find a puzzle game that feels so fresh but also so obvious. I've never played a game about bagging groceries before, but why not?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My favorite thing about Ziggurat is that it dismantles the hardcore-casual myth that has so long plagued videogame culture generally, and iOS gaming specifically. An "endless" shooter with Peggle controls doesn't make for good advertising, but Ziggurat is a game that forces its players to pay attention, to process and react to constantly shifting situations, to do the (literally) impossible.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Here we have the simple story of a hero trying to bring down the baddie told in such a classic cat-and-mouse way that Gunpowder will appeal to both fans of puzzle games and cartoons alike.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overwhelmingly refreshing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, Don't Starve is a one of a kind experience that manages to marry survival mechanics that so many games have done before it, with a cartoonish, Tim Burton-esque charm. Once you've embarked upon a dozen runs or so the game runs like clockwork, and even the touch controls fall into place.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kickin Momma comes with enough levels to keep you busy for some time, especially if you go back to earn a gold medal on each one. Plus, there's Game Center achievements and leaderboards that increase the replay value even further.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The simple fact is Space Chicks is an awesome endless runner with great presentation, highly approachable controls and just enough platforming elements and difficulty to keep players coming back for more.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    While it has similarities to Bean's Quest, it carves its own path with a very different level design philosophy and gameplay pace.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    If you actually remember "retro games" from the first time round, when they were just "games" and we didn't know they were retro yet, then Boss Monster will surely rekindle some fond memories from your youth.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that if you are a boxing fan, and especially a Fight Night fan, Fight Night Champion is a must have app. The controls are outstanding, the boxer selection will please any boxing fan, and the ability to create your own boxer and start your own career is gold.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It feels like the perfect fit for a tablet and feels well designed and quite polished.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'd recommend Greed Corp -- flaws and all. It's a strategy board game that feels right at home on iPad, and it outdoes much of its competition on the platform.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you love or hate the changes, RPG fans of the era have probably already picked this up. For the rest of you, I implore you that it’s well worth the entry fee.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While fans (and superfans… there are plenty in our forum) of Game Dev Story will undoubtedly be thrilled with Hot Springs Story, newbies to the land of Kairosoft will probably cringe a bit at the less than perfect graphics and the initial chaotic nature of the action. There's a lot going on at once, and until you really get the hang of what everything does it can seem daunting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a smart variation on the dual-stick shooter theme, and one that's strangely reminiscent of my most recent obsession, Diablo III.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have seen better looking games, and I have heard better sound tracks, and I have played more complex arcade games. But not very many at all that have managed to combine them half as well as Imps in Tokyo.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an altogether greater experience than Shadowrun Returns, and I'm extremely impressed at the improvement on the developer's part.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, it's a great, fast-paced platformer with excellent balance in terms of level design, controls, and replayability.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Depth, strategy, and looks, all wrapped around tried-and-testing word-building mechanics-that's QatQi for you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rocket Robo is worth picking up for its presentation alone. The design is stellar, to the point where I could easily see figures of Robo selling at a local store. But it's more than just a pretty picture, as it's complimented by tight controls and engaging gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The world of Penumbear might not be one you'd want to explore on your own, dark as it is. Navigating a friendly little bear through, on the other hand? Well, that works quite well.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Ire is a relatively-rough gem with a great art-style, demanding but gratifying combat, and plenty of content to have you playing for many, many hours.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    What sets Squirmee apart is its intuitive, albeit slightly complex control scheme.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you aren't the type of gamer that enjoys taxing experiences, Cube Koala is so well designed that you can pick it up and play it with ease, learning its intricacies as you go along.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether or not you've got a friend (or toddler) to play Crabitron with in this unintentional co-op mode, you really need to check the game out as Crabitron is a perfect example of how to intelligently craft a game for the iPad that really could only exist on the iPad.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Lanota is a work of art - while occasionally an ordeal, Noxy Games have proved they are capable of crafting an ambitious and appealing adventure that succeeds more than it sometimes falters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Considering the cost of admission, it’s a no brainer to check out Gemini Strike, and I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed.