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 Plants vs. Zombies
Lowest review score: 20 Legends of Heropolis
Score distribution:
3259 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tit for tat, Spirit Stones isn't quite the same level of quality, but it's certainly good enough and different enough to merit trying out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This doesn’t deter from the fact that Perils of Man is a fascinating serialised adventure, graced with an engrossing storyline and boasting spectacular 3D visuals that look amazing on the iPad’s retina display.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is basically a straightforward shot of pure, distilled Great War Game campaign, served up fully at a more than reasonable price for the amount of enjoyment found within.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, it's a very solid gamebook, and if you've enjoyed any of Tin Man's other conversions of Livingstone's work, it's a journey worth embarking on.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Grinding out coins and unlocking the crazy cast and cool arsenal is an okay way to pass the time, but there's still a certain bland taste to the whole affair that keeps Random Heroes 3 from being anything more exciting than that.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with its failings, I still think it's a good game that may not live up to the highest standards of Sid Meier's name, but certainly doesn't tarnish it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Combining a respectful homage to its source material with a decent battle system and loads of unlockables, Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is the real deal in my book.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's odd to say that a gorgeous game like Last Voyage can be shallow, but it kind of is, albeit in an interesting way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a premium game, Lumino City's price feels right on the mark. There's no boosts or IAP involved, you simply need to deduce your way to the game's conclusion. In that sense, it's a perfect pickup for old school adventure fans alike.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Once you've played through Skyhill, you've seen basically everything you need to see. In fact, the same criticism could be levied even if you've only experienced half of it, since there just isn't much here in general to fiddle around with after you've picked up the gist of the crafting system. But since the atmosphere and gimmick are so well implemented, that alone makes this a zombie survival game worth checking out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A genuinely engaging card game with a surprising depth of strategy. Hopefully Ubisoft will be prompt in fixing the bugs, but the core game is intact in the meantime. Just go easy on the IAP.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Excluding the wonky jumping mechanic, I like all of the ideas in Pixel Ranger. Its look and style, its enemies, its attrition-based vertical shooting, and its power-ups are strong parts of a whole that, unfortunately, doesn't feel cohesive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We really enjoyed our time with Jump o'Clock and recommend it as a great casual time waster that will keep you at it for a long while trying to beat the challenges.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid port of an imaginative game that puts a lot of control in your hands.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What's there is fun, but at five dollars it's difficult to support Sega's apparent decision to treat Virtua Tennis Challenge as an afterthought.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's simple, fun and best of all challenging.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With 64 levels to play and more promised on the way, Catapult King really does give you a lot to do. And that's before you mention the dragon fights that come later down the line. Wait, did I mention those?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By fudging its rhythm mechanics, Frederic -- Resurrection of Music actually presents itself as more of an interactive cartoon than a game. But when viewed as such, Resurrection often comes off muddled and directionless and, even at the end of the game, it's not clear why Chopin was resurrected, who he's "saving" music from, or if he really succeeded.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hyper Breaker Turbo finds simple ways to improve on a time-tested game. I got a lot of replay going back through levels, trying to get four stars. The physics, free-floating paddle and awesome level designs make this one game worth checking out. Just be wary of those drunken balls.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a simple, yet addicting slicing game that actually has a point beyond an "endless mode," this is it. Despite the fact that there are a few questionable design decisions, this is basically one of the most fully featured slicing titles on the market.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're already a Pang fan, you can grab Pang Adventures without a second thought. It's completely worthy of its legacy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A cautious recommendation will have to do. If you're looking for an old-school strategic romp through some very traditional dungeons, you're in the right place. But these aren't play sessions you can cram into five minute smoke breaks. Dungeon Crawlers is built to last - for better or worse, you'll get hours out of it. If you're a sit-back-and-be-patient sort, you'll be just fine.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a solid amount of content on offer here. While there are some things in Assassin's Creed II that make the game feel like it could have been left in the oven a little bit longer, it's still easily one of the better platformers on the App Store.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The level of description in the game is obviously not as thorough as Austen's original novel, although it does hit on all the major plot-points.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mr. Robot is a very entertaining choose-your-own-adventure game and a great example of how to create believable worlds. At the same time, it's the perfect engine for paranoia and will probably make you rethink most of your internet behavior and practices.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's nice to see a refreshing take on a rhythm game these days, and it's even greater that Disco Kitten doesn't rely on gimmicks or licensed songs to throw smoke and mirrors over its action. Playing the game is a relaxing, yet engaging escapade that you'll be tapping your feet to for quite some time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its alien-like setting and curious environment, Biosis tells a story that just about everybody can relate to.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The player's fingers may not be on Colossatron's trigger or steering wheel but Halfbrick has come up with a puzzling, action packed way to help Colossatron complete his mission of world domination.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you must have it portable, it's not the worst choice But if you just love the game, there are fine versions of it on XBLA and PSN that are simply easier to maneuver.

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