TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 3,116 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 23% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Anomaly 2
Lowest review score: 20 True Lover's Knot
Score distribution:
3116 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Still, if platforming is your bag, don't let grinding or opening your wallet keep you from missing out on Ms. Splosion Man's gorgeous, fast-paced, and rewarding adventure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a good, well-made Ridge Racer game for your mobile device
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls may be a tad too finicky for players who weren't around for racing games before the advent of analog controls, but if you loved RC Pro-Am, Rock n' Roll Racing, and the many other similar games of the era, Cubed Rally Racer will become your de facto "I have two minutes what should I play?" game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its imaginative art style, large amount of content and decent gameplay, Monster Island is definitely worth checking out for any puzzle aficionados looking for a new title.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a shame that the best way to monetize the game was to make it frustratingly slow, because that will undoubtedly turn away many potential players. Don't make their mistake. Slow and steady wins the restaurant race, so take it easy and cook up something nice.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics are cute and colorful, though unfortunately not enhanced for Retina Display devices, and I really like the assortment of animals that bring different elements to the gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfect Cell blends all these different elements together seamlessly, and creates an experience that feels like its own.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rune Raiders is simple, but it isn't mindless. It packs several layers of strategy into a casual frame. More than that, it's rather charming, with characters and quips to make you smile.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It seems the developers set out to make a throwback to some of their favorite old-school platformers, with awesome graphics and solid controls, and at this they completely succeed with Paper Monsters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent port showcasing a psychedelic flair in its retro-visuals that seems to be quite prevalent in iOS arcade titles (and for good reason). Add in the quick pace, large number of levels and wide variety in difficulties, and you've got a great game worth checking out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great game to enjoy, with gorgeous visuals and a ton of really sharp physics puzzles to work through. I just wish I could have avoided the mind games that came along for the ride.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We were surprised to see a rather paltry list of added features in iBomber 2, appearing to be little more than a map expansion despite the addition of a few fun new weapons.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only thing that I didn't really like about McGuffin's Curse is, perhaps, the controls.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It starts off fairly slow but escalates quickly into a tactical nightmare, which is either a good or a bad thing depending on your view of puzzlers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a cohesive adventure, Prime World: Defenders is probably the most well-rounded tower defense game I’ve seen in awhile.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'd love to see Duke Dashington expanded on from here, I think there's more that can be done with the concept in either new content or finding new ways to play that existing content. But for a mobile-friendly platformer, I sure had fun with Duke Dashington.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're the kind of person who is willing to make sacrifices for console-style gaming on mobile, and doesn't care if a game is a particularly good fit for mobile, then you'll enjoy Heroes and Castles 2. If you need something that can be enjoyed in short bursts or can be dropped at a moment's notice, if a lack of commitment is a feature not a bug for you, then I'd probably stay away from this.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its various parts may not be terribly original, but the whole package together is a surprisingly great experience--especially for being free. I’d say that’s worth painting the town red over.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's just flat-out an exceptional game, even a dozen years after the fact. The control difficulties will make for some annoying miscues, but it's as good as you can expect for this type of game on a touch screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It sounds cliched, but it's hard to believe I'm playing a game of this caliber on iOS. All too often we see games that sacrifice gameplay depth for visuals or vice versa. Other than a few minor glitches, Ravensword: Shadowlands is the real deal, and is an excellent open-world RPG with a decent story, ample content, deep character customization and beautiful visuals.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's perhaps limited as it's focused toward amusement and tallying up the endings versus telling some kind of grand, cryptic story with it. But if goofy animations for solving cryptic puzzles sounds like fun to you, download this. You'll have a good time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Right now, there's a solid package of soccer gameplay, just one that could use a lot more tweaking and finalization, even though it's in general release.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no shortage of puzzle games on the App Store, but I can say that Help me Fly is one of the truly worthwhile ones.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have an iPad, then you owe it to yourself to check out this arcade shooter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have a couple of bucks to spare, Dungelot is the way to go. For those who have exhausted that game, or those who aren't keen to spend money, I can now at least say that Dungelot 2 is almost as good.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This feels like a game primed for time attacking, but there are no systems in place to support that kind of long-term mastery. At the very minimum, though, you'll get a couple of hours of fun out of it, and if you get into its meta-goals, you might find quite a bit more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stuttery control issues aside, Blazing Star features some of the most intricate shooter gameplay you can find in the vast pool of shmups available on the App Store.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn't called Virtual Boxing, or Street Boxer, or Extreme Boxing. It's called Real Boxing for a very good reason, and it lives up to its name impeccably well.