TouchArcade's Scores

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For 3,219 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 Super Monsters Ate My Condo!
Lowest review score: 20 Legends of Heropolis
Score distribution:
3220 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of catapult games, there isn't much to not like about The Horrible Vikings. Yes, the core gameplay element has been done to death on the App Store, but few of them can even begin to rival the amount of refinement seen in The Horrible Vikings.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The high production values and ridiculously in-depth history, bestiary and other reading material alone is enough to make Dofus: Battles an easy recommendation, so it's nice the game itself is actually enjoyable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Doodle Jump is still one of my favorite games, and is undoubtedly a true App Store classic, but after this kind of wait I was really hoping for more on the iPad than a (currently) exclusive race-centric theme for the multiplayer mode.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It does well in scratching my occasional, admittedly paradoxical itch for pick-up and play RPGs with a bit of substance to them.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cannon Cat is precise and easy to play, it's fast, and it's a lot of fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The high production values and ridiculously in-depth history, bestiary and other reading material alone is enough to make Dofus: Battles an easy recommendation, so it's nice the game itself is actually enjoyable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't mind dropping a dollar to see what it's all about, Summer Sports Simulator offers a deceptive amount of depth and playability. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but if it clicks for you then you likely won't hesitate in dropping an extra couple of dollars to unlock all the events.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, how much you will enjoy Across Age 2 depends on if you're okay with how little it's actually doing new.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The lack of multiplayer might be berated by some, but since only one character can attack at once as according to the intentional design of the game, I don't think of it as a missing feature.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In between all of this, crammed between the good and the bad, nestled between the occasional guilty crystal expenditure, that's where the magic happens.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are frustrating levels – you try climbing over a sheer wall using only your arm – but most of the current levels are great. Some are even delightful.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like puzzle games, you need to give Blockoban a shot. If you're a developer, it's also worth a peek to see a really great implementation of a free to paid in-game microtransaction system.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you know what you're getting with Octodad, which is a game that is meant to be intentionally clumsy, and forgive the moments when the clumsiness works against you, you'll have a good time with the game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the advance we've seen from E2D 1 to E2D 2, I think the future looks pretty bright for this game franchise, and there are some areas they could pretty smoothly transition into. In the mean time I'm gonna go back to mashing up some zombies(and boxes).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Kaptain Brawe may not be the perfect intro to the genre due to its difficulty levels, it does offer an excellent story and clever writing that ought to draw longtime fans of adventure games into its clutches quickly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Multiplayer is just icing on an otherwise excellent cake.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls work well, and the game remains a gorgeous rainbow explosion of color. And blasting endless hordes of enemies, occasionally hopping into a robot to do even more effective blasting, is a lot of fun. Those core aspects are so good, that maybe it doesn't matter so much if the game is repetitive or there's a few flaws here and there. The experience itself is enjoyable enough, that while this is nowhere near a perfect game, it's worth a download. Just, somebody help out with the translation. And I hope that in the coming weeks and months, Guns of Mercy becomes an even more fun and expansive experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kingturn RPG's ugly exterior belies the brilliant tactics game beneath. If you're looking for good graphics or story in a game you should look somewhere else. However, if you're looking for a strategy game that will truly test your mettle, look no further than Kingturn.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are frustrating levels – you try climbing over a sheer wall using only your arm – but most of the current levels are great. Some are even delightful.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where Tractor Trails really nails the fun factor is in its simplistic, yet rewarding gameplay. A game that you can pick-up and play for a few minutes or up to a few hours is still rare, so it's nice to see that Tractor Trails stays as fun as it should long after you've started.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the trial-and-error style gameplay, Nano Panda does a good job of taking the increasingly standard, single screen, star based physics puzzler and adding in enough innovation to keep you entertained.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a lovely game, and for the most part it works quite well. I consider my time with it well spent, even if a few tweaks could have made These Robotic Hearts of Mine much more atmospheric.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This sequel is just a small step forward, not a huge leap. And considering that it's less than a year later, that's far from a bad thing!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is potentially more gameplay to experience here than in your entire game library, particularly if you're trying to promote a lowly League club to Premiership level.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy games like Angry Birds or Crush The Castle, but want something slightly different, Siege Hero is for you. The first person perspective is a neat change, and seeing how they differentiate themselves from the competition in future updates will be interesting to see.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I didn't expect much from Ellie & Max, and got quite a bit back in return. There's a lot of heart in the game's duo, and even though you probably won't recognize them until you've played a few rounds, the developer definitely has my attention going forward.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy games like Angry Birds or Crush The Castle, but want something slightly different, Siege Hero is for you. The first person perspective is a neat change, and seeing how they differentiate themselves from the competition in future updates will be interesting to see.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The level designs are a little loose at times, and if you're not interested in clearing every difficulty level or unlocking extras, it's over a bit quickly, but overall, I think it's a pretty enjoyable romp.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only major problem with Smash Bandits' approach is the energy mechanic, which limits you to five plays in a short amount of time, forcing you to either wait or spend in-game chips to keep playing. Thankfully, chips are given out a decent amount, and playing it in short spurts is an excellent way to go about runs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beyond the solid mechanics, I love the style of this game. The art from Ryan Goldsberry is fantastic in general but especially in regards to the faux novel covers of the fame cards. The tone is just perfect.

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