TouchArcade's Scores

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For 3,238 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Super Monsters Ate My Condo!
Lowest review score: 20 Legends of Heropolis
Score distribution:
3239 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an excellent, compelling game, with interesting visual design, a great mood, a subtle but effective story, and awesome level designs that constantly offer new challenges.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can stick with it and see it through, I promise the juice is worth the squeeze. If you're prone to moving on to the next game when you hit stubborn walls, I'm afraid you've probably got the wrong number here.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to shake the feeling the game is missing something - it's a well-executed genre game, but it lacks character. It's not going to fundamentally change what we expect from the genre, it's not going to shift mountains or alter the collective consciousness, but it will give tower defense nuts a deep and nicely packaged experience– And really, what more can you ask for?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I like how simple Gum Drop! is.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    Rop is a perfectly cromulent experience, balancing out thoughtful challenge with minimalist design and delivering satisfying solutions.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a fast-paced real-time action game, Heroes of Loot 2 does enough well that I enjoy my time with it, but I didn't find it as compelling as I hoped it would be.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is designed quite well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though the camera is kind of weird, The Pinball HD seems to be the best pinball collection available for the iPad right now.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The touch screen controls really do work remarkably well and To-Fu: The Trials of Chi does a great job of working with the touch screen, not against it. The depth of challenges here works well, but it would be nice to have some type of meta-game or leaderboards so you could track your progress against others.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A massive, sprawling affair that will keep you busy for weeks. It's the kind of MMO that serious-minded iOS gamers have been waiting for, the sort of game that will draw a trill of appreciation from Angry Birds haters. If you have the right mindset, Empire of the Eclipse will rock your world.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As mentioned earlier, it doesn’t quite reach the lofty heights of the best in the genre, but it doesn’t have to be in order to be enjoyable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an imperfect game, but it's one that does a magnificent job overall at straddling a difficult line between its bleak and macabre objective, while being charming and a little humorous.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The action in The East New World is solid and you certainly get a lot of game for your money.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is such a weird game to even review, as I can fully admit its flaws are numerous, and it's definitely not for everyone... But, any game that has us yelling at our phones definitely deserves some attention.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The touch screen controls really do work remarkably well and To-Fu: The Trials of Chi does a great job of working with the touch screen, not against it. The depth of challenges here works well, but it would be nice to have some type of meta-game or leaderboards so you could track your progress against others.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, Dungeonism has a few small issues like the above-mentioned difficulty curve and a tutorial system that could be organized better, but overall it's an excellent title and well worth checking out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're not too exhausted from the recent deluge of quality RPGs that have come out, you might want to give Asdivine Menace a try.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy time attack games and don't mind a stiff challenge, you'll definitely want to give Trappy Tomb a look.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a pleasant gaming experience in every way (including the price!), so if you dig great presentation and consistent, engaging gameplay, I think you'll get a lot of fun out of this one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like any of its logic game brethren, Puzzle Restorer thrives on the strength of those rules. Because they make a solid foundation, the game is free to open up into greater and greater challenges without ever becoming bogged down in complexity. This could be the start of a puzzle game legacy if Gavina Games has the tenacity to keep it going. As a new twist on a popular type of puzzle game, there's plenty of room to grow.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it lacks in difficulty it makes up for in sheer mindless entertainment, which is arguably what solitaire does best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An original game that's worth a try.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the few qualms I have with the game, Dinofour is a fun and challenging experience that I would recommend to any puzzle platformer fan.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, this is a pretty good gamebook with a very unique feel to it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fine folks at Donut Games really know how to put together accessible games with a lot of hidden depth, and Footy Golf is another excellent example of that. As with many of Donut's titles, you can probably get the gist of what this game is about from its name. You have to kick a ball across a stage into a goal in as few moves as possible, collecting coins and diamonds along the way. Fans of this publisher will probably recognize it as a cousin of the classic Cat Physics, but it brings a few tricks of its own to the table, not the least of which being a new pay model. Worry not, however, friends. Footy Golf is as gentle with its monetization as it could possibly be, allowing you enjoy the game with only a minimum of friction. Most importantly, the game itself is challenging and fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    UI annoyances aside, Mailmen is an entertaining game and a great addition to the iPad stealth library. The team-based gameplay and silly story simply makes for a title that's an enjoyable experience. If you're a fan of stealth game that requires planning and patience, you won't be disappointed with Mailmen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it does is top-notch, but I don't think it does enough. That's what keeps it from being an absolute must-have: the lingering feeling that maybe this game hasn't quite reached its full potential.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-visualized game that's a ton of fun with a skill curve that will keep you playing for ages.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It just so happens this is a game where you can shove a grandmother behind you into an advancing helicopter. And either that's gonna grab you or it ain't. And if it doesn't, hey: Go shove it up your shove-hole (a.k.a. the solar plex-shove).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And Brickies is, deep down, still a brick-breaker. And it can't escape that to be an excellent game. It's as good a game as it possibly can be, though.

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