TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 3,237 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: 77
Highest review score: 100 Tiny Tower
Lowest review score: 20 Divine Slice of Life Visual Novel
Score distribution:
3238 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It also goes without saying that people who dug the style of Ittle Dew should give this a look, even if it's a very different type of game. Its attention to recreating the feeling around playing card games with your friends is a breath of fresh air for a genre that generally cuts right to the chase, and I think that's something worth paying attention to and enjoying.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like any good game, Firefly Hero's strength lies in its level-design and its pacing. The difficulty certainly ramps up quickly, but at no point does a screen feel impossible to pass.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Pumped BMX 3 may not completely replace its predecessor, it certainly stands tall enough to be at its side, and that's quite an achievement in and of itself.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The steep IAP costs will probably act as a barrier to everyone interested in owning the whole extensive library of songs this title. Still, I'd recommend everyone at least check out the included free songs, as you might like what you play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tower Of Fortune may not have the progression elements, compelling story, or depth of its meatier RPG brethren, but it has all the stats, levels, loot, triumph, and tragedy a RPG fan needs for on-the-go gaming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But by and large, everything plays quite well. The game also looks good, with a nicely designed vault-cracking theme for each puzzle - although I'm not quite sure how the zen garden stylings of the Sudoko-like puzzles relate to cracking vaults.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As mindless games go, this one hits the perfect balance between easy enough to play without much attention and hard enough that it's not actually mind-numbing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As you've probably figured out by this review, Queen: Play the Game is an audiovisual and trivia treat that does a great job transforming a wealth of information about one of the greatest rock bands ever into a pretty entertaining game.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game stands well enough on its own, but in the context of the Hector: Badge of Carnage series as a whole, it's a valuable lesson is just how much experimentation the adventure genre can stand while still feeling familiar and grounde.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't purchase R.B.I. Baseball 14 expecting a deep simulation, stat tracking or micromanagement. Do expect a terrific arcade style game that is simply fun and can be picked up and played whenever, that stays true to its source.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In short, Chaos Rings 3 is a big, meaty evolution of the series that makes a lot of changes. Some of those feel like natural progressions from the older games, while others are obviously coming in from other sources, but the game on the whole is richer for having all of them.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I played a few rounds, and it seemed pretty good.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All that's missing is a good story.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As difficult as LiquidSketch becomes later on, it remains an easy recommendation for puzzle fans.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not fill the need for a traditional iOS football game, but football fans looking to explore the tactics behind the tackles really need to check this gem out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have played Shadow Blade, I'd say your money is best spent elsewhere. The improvements are minor enough that you would likely enjoy a fresher experience unless you are dying to replay this.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not going to rock your socks off with its style or innovation, but for those who enjoy playing with balls, iO has plenty to show you.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's super cute, it's fun, and it's free. Is there a better recipe for success?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're into adventure games or choose-your-own-adventure gamebooks, you'll probably want to give this one a look.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want a game that you can play for hours at a time and not feel like you need to spend money, Fishing Break may not be for you. But for other crowds out there that are looking for a zen-like respite every so often, it'll do just fine, especially if you rest a bit in-between progression walls.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More than any other music game I've played on a touch device, Reflec Beat + on iPad has me hooked.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Three modes, touch controls that hop to at the slightest touch, and retro graphics. Doesn't sound like much, does it? Don't be fooled by appearances, Plasma-Sky is a solid addition to the ever-expanding galaxy of shmups available on the App Store.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The simplicity of 7 Little Words' gameplay is a strength, but the whole package might be a bit too simple.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, if you approach Egglia on its own terms, you'll find a fun, fresh take on the social RPG genre, one whose premium price tag means you can expect things to be a little fairer than we usually see with this sort of model. Certain design choices may chafe, but the overall experience is well worth the price of admission. Just keep in mind that you will need internet access at all times while playing the game. That could be a legitimate deal-breaker for some of you. Otherwise, I'd recommend gritting your teeth through the timers and the occasional difficulty spike, because the juice is assuredly worth the squeeze.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's great on the go, fun to play regardless, and a neat little break from the studio's more recent games. I recommend it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hardboiled remains an interesting RPG that fills the Fallout-style strategy game void that makes a game like this rare to encounter on a mobile platform. If you love RPG's then Hardboiled is a must.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solely for diehard fans of Chaos Rings and with the first game currently on sale, you'll be better of starting there if you're just a curious passerby. It's not bad by any means, but it doesn't even pretend to offer anything different or new.

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