TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,518 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 19% same as the average critic
  • 31% 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 Archetype
Lowest review score: 20 Curiosity - what's inside the cube
Score distribution:
2,518 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's ridiculous how much Anomaly has to offer and how natural it feels on touch devices. I don't think it's out of line to call it one of the best games on the market at the moment, as its easily one the visually sharpest, most well-produced, and executed out there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tilt to Live is a game that draws you in with its edgy personality and inescapable 'just one more go' gameplay.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The current version of PewPew 2 is one of the best dual-stick shooters available, and is well deserving of its modest price tag.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though you might already have a ton of similar word games on your device, the clever refrigerator magnet-powered gameplay feels surprisingly fresh, and makes the UI used in previously released word games flat out seem archaic in comparison.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ant Raid might be a little light for the serious RTS crowd - its focus is on frantic action far more than management or organization. For anyone who wants some strategy in their action games, though, it's a perfect fit.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I've had a ton of fun playing through Where's My Water, and I really hope Disney keeps the updates flowing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Only you can know if you can be satisfied by such a brief encounter. If you can, Windosill is fantastic. It's gorgeous, playful and feels like it was born to be played on a touch screen. But I wouldn't blame you if the brevity is just too much.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On every level, Little Things Forever hits all of the right notes: it is easy to pick up, fun to play alone or with a friend, simple yet challenging, and extremely replayable. Fan of the genre or skeptic, there are few games to be found on iOS that are as worth the price as this one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Borderlands series definitely has a unique feel to it from its setting, dialogue, and characters that can be easily screwed up by a developer not quite in tune with the way the series operates. The good news is that Telltale Games are experts at story, so the idea that they could approach and do justice to this universe while also expanding on it in a way that isn't just a loot-filled first-person shooter is an interesting proposition.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you like RPGs, you should buy Dragon Quest 5. I consider it one of the peaks of the genre, its highest points yet to be surpassed in the more than 20 years since its release.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Last Express is a game I want my toddler to play in about a decade, and I have renewed hope that he'll get the chance.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I've had an absolutely fantastic time playing King of Dragon Pass. Its slow pace makes it a perfect mobile game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Jetpack Joyride doesn't need any kind of "if you like randomized endless games" or any other disclaimers. It is a game you simply must own.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is yet another speedrunning masterpiece that everyone ought to own.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's possible to grind the fun right out of this game, but if you stick to playing modes you enjoy and challenge yourself with three stars when you want to, there's no reason this skeleton-crushing simulator should lose its charm.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have even a passing interest in puzzle or physics games, you need iBlast Moki 2 in your life.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you've been vaguely curious about Magic the Gathering or an experienced player, you need to try Magic 2013 on the iPad. For us veterans of the game, it'll also serve as a cruel tease and horrid reminder of how badly Magic Online needs an iPad port.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very tense game. I found myself gripping my phone tightly, jerking it out of the way of this oncoming girder or that platform I hadn't noticed. A prayer under the breath seemed suitable after some tight escapes. It was more than enough to convince me I'm not cut out for BASE jumping, but I sure enjoy the facsimile.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is just so much going on in Bug Heroes, it's amazing that it all blends so incredibly well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've enjoyed labyrinth games in the past, Labyrinth 2 is a must-own.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A fantastic hybrid of Poker and RPG.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's a lot more to Dodonpachi too, like the absolute spot-on relative control system, the excellent brand new music for the iPhone mode, many OpenFeint achievements to unlock, multiple options and difficulty levels, hidden modes, and more. But the bottom line is that if you're a fan of shooters in any way, you'll want to pick up Dodonpachi Resurrection.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's easy to pick up, easy to put down, easy to resume, and a blast to play wherever. But more important than its breeziness, Coin Drop rocks.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The art style is cute, the gameplay is fun and well-suited to the iPhone, and the two modes are neatly packaged and make the game easy to look at and play. Parachute Ninja is an easy purchase.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Limbo's soft-focus monochrome promises mystery and dread, but it's undercut by the very puzzles it deliberately obfuscates.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Casey's Contraptions is a joy to play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic package. It's a game that made me take notice, that made a well-trod genre seem a bit fresher and more interesting than it's been in a while.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As long as you're okay with the genre, there isn't much to complain about in The Journey Down: Chapter Two.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a playful light-hearted game, rather than a racing simulation and the characters and courses are based on Sonic and Sega game-worlds. Seriously, if you like Kart racers, just go download it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Don't be confused by the Cartoon Network's publishing of the game: while this is a game that can be played by kids, adults and any kind of 'gamer' will find that it puts up a good fight.