TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,303 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Angry Birds Star Wars II
Lowest review score: 20 Tales of Phantasia
Score distribution:
2,303 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'm not the biggest platformer fan in the world, but I'm in love with this one anyway. Though I could have done with a few more collectibles and a deeper story, there's not much to complain about here.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of those games with a decent gameplay formula that could have been so much more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you want serious competition without hitting the IAP, this probably isn't the game for you. If you want an entertaining time waster with cute pixel art, go nuts. Just don't say I didn't warn you when you're desperately hunting eggs in the hope of catching up to the rest of the pack.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The overall feel and pacing of the game -- a bit more relaxed than the typical shooter out there -- combined with the ethereal audio stylings deliver an experience that might come across as a bit of an oddity to the typical gamer as compared to most of his other iOS releases, or certainly most other shooters out there.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're willing to overlook the fact that movement in the game can sometimes be genuinely frustrating, On The Wind is a pleasant way to wile away your time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I think it's safe to say Crow is a mixed bag, but is still worth picking up because it so much uniqueness to offer. Because it does look so stellar, you can't help but wish those little design flaws (like trading a d-pad for your finger being in the middle of the screen at all times) weren't there.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A cautious recommendation. If you can stomach the mild horror of obliterating humanity, if you can handle a somewhat clunky port, it's pretty great to have Pandemic on the go.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure, Years 5-7 looks good visually, but the switch to a virtual gamepad along with the issues mentioned above deter the game from being better. As it is, the Lego gameplay is intact, meaning that fans of the series should continue to enjoy it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the game's content doesn't yet measure up to other more padded entries in the App Store, what it does offer will keep you entertained, and for a fair asking price.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A little rougher around the edges maybe, but a ridiculous, ageless thing that can be enjoyed by anyone. And that's okay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, there's just too much variability in terms of match quality to unequivocally recommend N.O.V.A. 3 based on its multiplayer. The annoying glitches and matchmaking system don't help and the lag is an issue that needs to be addressed. It's a shame because the underlying advancement and build systems are solid with a large potential for customizability.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Maybe it's just a case of irrational expectations, but I was a bit disappointed in the overall package of Kotomon. It feels less like a music/rhythm adventure and more of a simplified platformer with frustrating controls and little in terms of variety.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game you can buy today is a solid one in its own right, even if only for its unique, rhythmic combat.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a new dual stick shooter and you aren't tired of zombie hunting, you could do a lot worse than mini. Just don't expect much in terms of innovation either in the gameplay or zombie front.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiny Plane eschews some of the newer innovations found in recent endless runners. You won't find any mission or leveling systems, and there isn't much in terms of actual progression (other than collecting coins, of course). As such, if you're looking for a cute, well-done endless runner and you're not too concerned with longetivity, I highly recommend Tiny Plane.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's simplicity belies its lasting appeal-the timeless "just one more round" feeling is there with Razor, and it's because of that hook and a few of the game's small but important features that it can burrow its way into your brain and illicit the craving for earning just a few more Razorbucks.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great diversion. Retro Dreamer has brought in a lot of its brand of charm, with cute in-joke collectables to discover and tongue-in-cheek descriptions for every little thing. It may not be the best game for those looking to dig up a serious challenge, but it's also far from mindless.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Of course, everything else in No Red T-Shirts is really all in good fun. But man, it's hard to shake the feeling that there's something a little wrong with punishing protesters and shaking down photographers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gamers looking for a novel twist on tower defense should definitely consider checking out Human Defense. While the uneven difficulty and IAP may turn off some, I enjoyed the successful melding of puzzle and tower defense.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Webbies might be casual-friendly, but it's got plenty of potential for those of us looking for more of a challenge.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are very few games like this on the App store, which makes it worth playing if you care even a little bit about the adventure genre. It'll make for a nice breath of fresh air between all those physics puzzlers out there.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's tough to give TheEndApp a hard time about its striking similarities to Temple Run. On one hand, a good deal of its gameplay mechanics are simply derivatives made popular by the popular endless runner. On the other hand, there's a reason why that combination works so well. TheEndApp deserves at least some credit for recreating the experience and, more importantly, doing it well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether the stars are right for Cthulhu Saves the World may depend on how much you love Lovecraft. If you're just looking for a good retro-RPG, you might want to wait for the patches before giving this one a try.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not the deepest game out there (nope, no complicated decisions about who to abandon and who to save here. Just point and shoot), but it's definitely en-gross-ing in all the right ways.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'd rather pay more for the game up-front and know that gold drops are balanced. When they implement random players, I hope they also add some sort of "party management" system allowing inactive players to be dropped and replaced.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's nice to see a refreshing take on a rhythm game these days, and it's even greater that Disco Kitten doesn't rely on gimmicks or licensed songs to throw smoke and mirrors over its action. Playing the game is a relaxing, yet engaging escapade that you'll be tapping your feet to for quite some time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With there seeming to be no end to the endless runner genre on iOS, it's nice to see a high quality one released every once in a while. Captain Antarctica is in no way perfect, but it's fun while it lasts, and has plenty of features to keep you hooked for a while.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best way to enjoy Synesthetic is to think of it as less of a game and more of a really cool way to enjoy your music.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a game that will keep you rapt for hours, Mr. Dreamer isn't it. When you need something to fill a brief, daydreamy break, though, it does a wonderful job.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the most part, Commando Jack offers a fairly standard tower defense game that doesn't change the formula too much. Obviously, the big outlier is the inclusion of a first-person mode, which I think does a lot to differentiate it from the hordes of other tower defense titles on iOS.