TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,586 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 20% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Waking Mars
Lowest review score: 20 Curiosity - what's inside the cube
Score distribution:
2,586 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An easy recommendation. The campaign comprises 10 levels spanning a few screens each, and an unlockable Hard and Survival mode, as well as a number of 'secret' cheat modes that are unlocked on accumulating 5, 10 and 15 master ranks; will ensure that even the most die-hard ninjas will have both their blades and appetites whet by OMG Pirates!.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    I really appreciate 1-bit Ninja Remix Rush for what it is. It takes a concept established by the original 1-bit Ninja and makes it into something new just by changing how the game is structured.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each of the controls can be customized further by dragging and dropping them on the screen to the desired location.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Power Grounds will only appeal to certain types of gamers, but those of you who enjoy a good puzzler with a touch of action will enjoy it. Just be sure to keep some patience on-hand for when the random number gods are particularly unforgiving.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a top-down dog-fighting game where you play a pilot with the Allies, fighting against the Axis powers, to protect the United Kingdom. But the cool twist is that it's also turn-based.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's incredible how well this game was handled, as playing it on a Retina Display feels identical to any other platform.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can fit comfortably inside a sandbox with an itty bitty living space, you're going to be happy picking up Star Nomad Elite.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A big improvement over the original iOS version, but it doesn't feel a whole lot different gameplay-wise. The swipe mechanic for swinging works beautifully, just as it did before.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Phoenix is one of those games that really grows on you the more you play it. I love how it's different each time you play and it captures that same type of magic of classic arcade-style high score games.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If you come into this for the spaceship battles you're probably going to walk away a bit disappointed, but just taking it as a piece of entertainment, Ace Ferrara is a lazy day and a few bucks well-spent.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Doesn't deliver many levels, but the ones provided have varied backgrounds, a decent range of enemies of various sizes, boss battles, and entertaining full-screen bullet-and-lazer-hell action. It may be criticized for borrowing too much from Ikaruga, but it's certainly fun to play.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Control issues aside, Ittle Dew is a pretty great little puzzle adventure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A big improvement over the original iOS version, but it doesn't feel a whole lot different gameplay-wise. The swipe mechanic for swinging works beautifully, just as it did before.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you were a Rampart fan back in the day and have wanted a portable version on the go, nothing else in the App Store even approaches Zen Wars.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The whole game is lovingly infused with retro style, from its pixel art to its music and sound, and that aesthetic carries over to the gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But as the bard said, the play's the thing, and in that regard, Docking Sequence is quite sturdy for its asking price.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    None of these things are revolutionary; Ballistic SE doesn't rewrite the twin stick shooter or bring us a brand new perspective on the genre. Instead, it's an incredibly solid, well-balanced game that makes up in entertainment for what it skips in flash.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As it stands, Mr. Crab is a solid, clever little one-touch platformer.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its F2P model, the game offers players interesting, uninterrupted gameplay and plenty of strategic decisions. PES CM is a very entertaining soccer manager game wrapped up in a, mostly, attractive package that I recommend to anyone who'd rather not spend the dozens of hours a game like Football Manager Classic demands
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game has a fast and exciting pace, with wave after wave of vector-graphics style enemies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GT Racer is probably one of the best racers on the App Store. In particular, racing fans looking for a realistic racer that offers nicely varied racing action wrapped up in a very pretty package should enjoy Gameloft's latest offering.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Like all games that control with virtual sticks, Omegapixel's controls suffers from minor virtual-stick touchiness, but my fried reflexes cost me more missions than occasionally spot controls. Other than said spottiness and grating music (the sound effects are the right kind of bleepy retro, but the soundtrack, which you can disable, sounds like an 8-bit game that froze right in the middle of a high chord) Omegapixel is a ton of fun, and especially shouldn't be missed at its current price of free.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, despite having to wade through some arguably murky IAP waters, 2K Drive is a ton of fun. It would have been a much stronger experience if it was just a premium game out of the gate, but despite a ton of confusion as to how you're supposed to actually unlock all the content, racing fans will most likely enjoy it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pleasant serendipity. Not too frantic and not too dumbed down, the port just seems to fit. I'd love to see other developers look at this game and make the mechanic a deliberate iOS design choice.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The game has a fast and exciting pace, with wave after wave of vector-graphics style enemies.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    From a mechanical point of view, this is just another run-of-the-mill JRPG, so if you're looking for fresh gameplay, Revenant Saga isn't likely to do a whole lot for you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are endless defense, side scrolling, and survival game modes which can be unlocked which add replay value to the game, and the campaign mode itself is pretty massive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Instantion contains 50 levels, with each level taking at least a few minutes to figure out even if you're quite fast to pick up on things, making for a fairly meaty puzzler.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of word games or logic problems, this is well worth the download, and the fact that it has a well-developed multiplayer system really puts it over-the-top. Serendipitous endeavors, friends!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slamjet Stadium is made to be taken lightly, to be played for a laugh when you're with good friends. Not the sort of friends that feel strongly about winning or losing, though. It's all about how you play the game, and we're not talking about good sportsmanship.