TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,103 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 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Punch Quest
Lowest review score: 20 Madden NFL 25 by EA SPORTS
Score distribution:
2,103 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Band Together winds up feeling just a little bit inconsistent. Judged purely on its puzzling, it doesn't really distinguish itself. The puzzles are well-crafted, but they aren't going to seriously tax most players. But bring in the themes, the atmosphere and the presentation and it starts to resemble an experience that shouldn't be missed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lumicon requires razor-sharp focus and nimble fingers, and there are plenty of strategies to suss out. If you think you and your vocabulary can handle it, you really ought to take a look.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's mature, old school design. Very rough around the edges, and certainly not showpiece for the platform. Ugly, in fact. But it's also a lot of fun, and interesting enough that, given my resistance to cheating, I have a feeling I'll be squatting my way through for another solid three or four weeks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The presentation is top notch, there's plenty of content and it's the closest racer to Wipeout that I've played on iOS so far, which is certainly not a bad thing. If fast and frenetic racing is for you, look no further.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must-have for gamers who want more tactical maneuvering in their CCGs or more customization in their strategy games. However, its flaws and the price point for full buy-in mean that it's not for everyone, but being free to try and having a flexible IAP system means that it's worth checking out either way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main challenge with Ichi isn't so much solving a puzzle - with the tricks at your disposal, solving puzzles becomes largely trivial. The real difficulty comes in solving the puzzles in as few taps as possible.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With 64 levels to play and more promised on the way, Catapult King really does give you a lot to do. And that's before you mention the dragon fights that come later down the line. Wait, did I mention those?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Orc: Vengeance is not without its issues. However, these minor annoyances are simply that. Even with these, you're still left with a great hack n' slash action-RPG with plenty of loot, decent controls and beautiful visuals.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the original will be glad to have the game in their pocket, while newcomers should have no trouble grasping the simple controls and play style.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All too often do we see games like this too afraid to create a real challenge, yet Eager Beaver does that and does it well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knights of the Round Cable brings aspects of Dancing Dots' former IGF finalist but re-works the gameplay to work in a more casual tone. It pays off for the better, allowing for an experience that feels better on a mobile platform.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's multiplayer is seamlessly integrated, and all that's missing is the ability to curse at the other player and attempt to slap their controller out of their hands.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Shellrazer may not have a ton of lasting value, due to not much changing in each area besides increasing difficulty, it's still a great game that's definitely worth your time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    iPad Gamers that embrace the style will easily find Slydris to be an excellent block puzzler with very little to complain about. Genre novices should also enjoy the game as its highly approachable gameplay and inviting feel is universally appealing. If you're looking for a new puzzle title to relax and kill time with, look no further.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stuttery control issues aside, Blazing Star features some of the most intricate shooter gameplay you can find in the vast pool of shmups available on the App Store.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wizorb's control issues may sound dire, but in reality they're more annoying than game-breaking. Outside of that shortfall, Wizorb is an excellent puzzle title that does a great job integrating a classic brick-breaking experience with a fantastical 8-bit world.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's just flat-out an exceptional game, even a dozen years after the fact. The control difficulties will make for some annoying miscues, but it's as good as you can expect for this type of game on a touch screen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy weird, wonderful things or have ever wondered what it'd be like if Pug Luv Beats had been more of a game than a musical toy, you seriously need to check out Bad Hotel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, the controls may not be as approachable as its predecessor, and the game may be a bit simplistic for even an endless runner these days, but the implementation is solid, and the look and feel is a perfect carry-over from The Last Rocket.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite it's flaws, Horn is a glorious success. It sets the bar high for what we should expect from iOS, and it really shows us what kind of adventures we are capable of having on the device.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In some ways, the sheer depth of Cafeteria Nipponica acts as both a blessing and a curse.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm not sure I needed a game in my life with the same hooks used by both Dungeon Raid and Triple Town-each of those alone ate hours and hours of my life. Now that I have it, though, there's no giving Puzzle Craft up.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Infinite Warrior isn't subtle or deep, it's a game about being being being badass and making it look easy... and a little campy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent hidden object game and is a great evolution of the original.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Illusion Labs doesn't particularly offer anything innovative, Blast-a-Way proves that there is still room in the overcrowded puzzle arena for games that excel in pure execution.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy: Dimensions is exactly what it wants to be: a new story in a familiar setting and system. For gamers who want to return to those long hours they spent with old-school Final Fantasy games, it will be like discovering a new book by their favorite author.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're the guy or gal with the fancy iPad 2 or 3, Wonderputt is one of those sharp apps you just have to show everyone and will definitely earn a few cool points in doing so.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I really, really like Mad Skills BMX, and keeping in mind its challenge and somewhat steep learning curve, I still totally recommend giving it a try.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The control issues mentioned above, while frustrating, don't detract greatly from the rest of the game. Apocalypse Max is still a great hybrid of platforming and shoot-em-up elements.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it lasts it's an elegant and engaging game, one that builds an atmosphere of dark experimentation. You don't know quite where your search will take you, but it seems it won't be good.