TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 3,258 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 23% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS
Lowest review score: 20 Mega Man Mobile
Score distribution:
3259 game reviews
    • 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
    It's a clever puzzle game that suits the platform very well, offering a straight-forward interface and a relatively smooth mastery curve.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's so much fun to be had from the various references and the tweaks to the formula that each theme brings to the table.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Squids Wild West isn't fundamentally different from its predecessor, but it's a great follow-up. It's also an excellent chapter in the story of Squids, one with dramatic tension, clever dialogue and all those kinds of good things.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To fans of experience-focused games, and you know who you are, you should assuredly pick up Monument Valley right this minute. It's a feast for your senses, is mysterious and vague enough to keep you thinking, and has a great, snappy pace to it without ever feeling rushed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I don't typically love turn-based strategy games, but Rimelands had me hooked almost instantly.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The truck controls well, the physics respond well, and the level design has that right mix of snappiness and intrigue.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a fantastic asynchronous online word game and nothing more. It's also a fantastic example of how design can enhance the experience of playing a game, as Letterpress is a joy to look at and to use.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of management games, Motorsport Manager Mobile 2 should be a no-brainer purchase for you. The game offers ton of content to play through—3 different championships, 16 tracks—and enough depth to keep you playing longer and coming back to it often. And there's a pretty good tutorial too if you aren't a racing fan. The game costs $3.99, and there are two IAPS, a Game Editor for $6.99 (lets you edit the drivers, teams, and tinker with the rules) and a Chairman's Payment for $6.99, which gives you more money per race (making the game easier to play). The editor is quite fun to have if you like the game since you can turn MMM 2 into a more faithful Formula 1 management game. Motorsport Manager Mobile 2 is a blast to play, and you should go grab it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We put incredibly powerful devices in our pockets and on our laps daily, but rarely do we see games that utterly embrace this like Infinity Blade has. It's a showcase piece; a technically and visually gifted game that consistently delivers eye-popping stuff.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sorcery! 4 brings the series to an excellent close. As far as I'm concerned, it's a better finish than the actual books got, and I'm impressed with the sheer number of options the player is given for reaching their goal.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a hefty tower defense title and you've got an appetite for darling designs, you ought to check this out.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game has strategic depth and lacks the cracks and wrinkles of many of its competitors.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Capitals is a satisfying game. I like the blend between strategic, hex-grid real game tactics and word game mechanics. Download and check it out, it's a really satisfying game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is still a must buy game for any strategy fans. It’s been compared favorably to Warbits, with people citing the story mode as more interesting and engaging.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sunless Sea is easily one of the best narrative-based games on the App Store, and I would easily venture to say that it's one of a kind. The sailing and exploration parts combine almost seamlessly with the narrative part and help to deliver a fantastic game that you shouldn't miss out on. And this time around, we also have an app that works great, which is definitely a plus. Hopefully, we'll get the Zubmariner expansion soon for more madness and terror, but until then, there's more than plenty to do in Sunless Sea, including go mad and eat your friends.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Miles & Kilo is everything you could want from a follow-up to Kid Tripp. I love the sensible improvements it makes to the Wonder Boy formula, and the level designs are spot on. The new moves and additional character help keep things fresh, and the amount of content feels just about right. The game's rather adorable retro-style presentation is also a winner, lending it the image of a console "big brother" title to the original's handheld game. Those who love a good platformer will want to add this one to their collections immediately.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The overall story, character development and pacing are excellent. The modifications to the core gameplay, whether they were changed from the US SNES version to the DS version or created exclusively for the iOS port, make the game more accessible to a wider audience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While Spaceplan was only in my life for a few days, it was a major part of my life for those few days. It's a really cool and engaging experience, and a unique take on the clicker that even skeptics of the genre should check out. Also, it has more potatoes that you could ever imagine.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’ve been looking to drop a little spell crafting, enemy-splatting charm onto your iPad, look no further than Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if it doesn't have the same brain-stimulating effect on other people that it had on me, the game is a game worth playing for everyone, not just those who are already fans of music games like Guitar Hero. Beat It! is a delight to play, and a true brain-teasing, unique experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Severed is just a game that's all-around cool. Its aesthetic is top-notch, its combat is deep and engaging.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Joe Danger is the complete package. It's the console-caliber game that everybody craves on their mobile device, except in this case the console it was made for is actually the iOS platform.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you've got an iPad and have found yourself even remotely interested in games like Out There or Star Command, you need FTL. Additionally, if you've played the PC version it's still beyond worth picking up the iPad version as it has translated to the touchscreen even better than my most optimistic expectations.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’ll admit that it’s unique style of puzzle presentation means it’s not necessarily for all players, but it’s a sure-fire recommendation for everyone else.

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