TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 1,967 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 17% same as the average critic
  • 32% 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 Battleheart
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
1,967 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This Could Hurt isn't quite what we'd been hoping for when it comes to the next generation of iOS platformers. That said, the game still plays great and you could still get at least several hours of enjoyment out of it, just set your expectations accordingly.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately Scotland Yard is not a success, but something to be shelved in the hope that Ravensburger soon revisits it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's enough content to keep players engaged, and the loot system works well in keeping you coming back to try and find a better piece of equipment.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Affliction amounts to an impressive faux VR tech demo that, while impressive and fairly priced, probably won't hold your attention for long.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The biggest issue I have with Suspect In Sight lies with its controls. Players are given the option of using either the accelerometer or virtual joystick to control your helicopter. Unfortunately, both simply feel sluggish and not as responsive as I'd like.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a beautiful, well-told story, and an experience that isn't like much of anything being made today. It's worth a look for the sake of novelty alone. And while I can't say they'll all live happily ever after, winning your way through the game's brief tale is a satisfying experience on its own.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sometimes you need to punch something, and Unstoppable Fist is good for those times. Five or ten minutes of being down chickens and scorpions can cure any woe, especially if you let yourself sink into the absurdity of it all. But for longer-term excitement, you should probably look elsewhere. There's only so far a dude standing on a trashcan can go.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So here's the scoop: if you've played Saving Yello and you want to know if this semi-sequel is fun, yeah, it's fun. It's a very different sort of game, but it's a blast.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, Jar on a Bar is a classic case of a puzzler with decent ideas hampered by some implementation choices.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When playing previous Tap Tap Revenge games, I've always had issues with tap feedback as well as the occasional slowdown and jittering (making note paths seem not as smooth). Unfortunately, Tour doesn't seem to do much to alleviate those concerns.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For each of the game's faults, there's usually something else that's equally deserving of your attention, and that means it's definitely worth your time to at least check out.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like most Gameloft's titles, it's a small-scale rendition of a bigger console experience that's worth playing for all the collectibles, missions, and upgrades, despite several shortcomings.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The imprecise controls, and surprisingly small song selection hold the game back.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's merit in a game where the buttons are integral to the world. It's just too bad that didn't quite happen here.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all its charm and cleverness, Party Wave falls on the wrong side of the line between originality and accessibility. There's promise and style to be found here, but not nearly enough entertainment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The humor hovers on that level, a mix of pop-culture references, tough guy 'tude and "Jackass" worthy stunts. Maybe that, combined with shooting punks and rudeboys, coshing juves, and riding a AI motorcycle equipped with machine guns and a laser, is enough.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not bad, it's just okay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As it is, it's not a bad little platform shooter, and there is something awesome about Honest Abe toting a flamethrower, but it's not Ravenous and Wobblyware's best work.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One Epic Knight just doesn't stand out enough in a growing field of Temple Run inspired games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Huebrix has great puzzles, but the game that surrounds them needs serious work.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dwarf Quest mostly succeeds at being a breezy, casual Roguelike, but it isn't very long (about as long as a single complete playthrough of 100 Rogues) and it feels like the first chapter of a longer story (the game's website promises a final confrontation with an undead wizard that is nowhere to be seen).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yes, if you loved the original, you will undoubtedly enjoy Vs Racing 2. As far as being an arcade racer, the experience is about as smooth as one can expect for a game that focuses more on fundamentals. However, improvements over the original feel relatively minor, and the missing online multiplayer means Vs Racing 2 lacks that big ticket feature that sequels usually try and include.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's certainly not the most interesting revival we've ever seen, and neither does it forge any new ground in terms of a standalone iOS title. I'd never accuse it of being a bad game -- far from it -- but it's simply too pedestrian to get remotely excited about.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    True, the gorgeous visuals certainly warrant consideration (especially on newer iOS hardware), and the battle system is filled with potential, but the controls are a huge black mark on the entire experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though the puddings themselves would object to this characterization, think of Pudding Monsters as a tasty snack-it might not keep you fed for long, but it'll get you through a break or two. ZeptoLab has executed the recipe beautifully; it's just too bad it was rather bland from the start.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I imagine Rōnin will probably only pique the interests of either dedicated endless runner gamers or fans of its Asian-influence art style. Otherwise, there isn't much here to explore.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yes, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes is worth playing. If you have a recent iPad or an iPad mini, it's probably worth playing on iOS, though you might want to hold out for a few bug fixes. With those in hand, this could easily be one of the best puzzle strategy games on the platform. Without them, it's simply not.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, Cracking Sands ends up being a title recommended to racing fans that are looking for a title with a wealth of content. That's pretty much all it has going for it as the visuals aren't particularly inspiring, the controls aren't as precise as I'd like, the weapons-based gameplay, while fun, can easily become too hectic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Recoil Games hasn't come up with anything all that fresh or unique in the world of one-touch platformers, but Rock Runners has hooks that work. If the rest of the game worked as well, relied less on repetition and more on thoughtful level design, we might have something special. Instead we find ourselves with a runner that isn't quite the same old thing, but doesn't do nearly enough to stand out.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Assuming you're in the mood for some grinding and you're willing to accept the fact that a lot of content is effectively locked behind freemium elements, I'd say Gun Bros 2 is worth checking out.