TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 1,970 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 17% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i 2012.
Lowest review score: 20 Curiosity - what's inside the cube
Score distribution:
1,970 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're any sort of JellyCar fan at all though, JellyCar 3 is easily the best one yet and is highly recommended.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Great Little War Game is the kind of game you can really sink your teeth into, which is rare enough. So I'm delighted to discover that it's also rich in features, good looking and full of humor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's hard to recommend Azkend 2 in its current state. The board layouts are too frustrating, and the game never opens up enough to make the struggle worthwhile. It's a simple problem in a game that would otherwise be excellent, but it's also an insidious one.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It definitely feels like their most streamlined version of their formula so far, and comes strongly recommended if you haven't done the Kairosoft thing to death yet. But if you've had enough of the sim formula from Kairosoft you may want to give it a rest, lest you end up as burned out on it as I am.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's always been something satisfying about match-3 mechanics, but after enough years playing them over and over they're bound to start feeling stale. Pixel Defenders Puzzle steps beyond that by taking something from a game that was already an excellent evolution of the genre and moving it forward to another, even-more satisfying level.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whale Trail contains all the components of a hit iOS game – colorful visuals, catchy music, a cute main character, and gameplay that's easy for anybody to pick up but hard to master. But somehow, it manages to not feel forced or contrived.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You might be tempted to skip Cut the Rope: Time Travel. It's just another sequel, right? Nope. Time Travel offers a unique twist on an already solid formula. It's an excellent time waster, one that every member of your family should enjoy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I had a ton of fun with Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden, and highly recommend any Zelda fan give it a try. You'll have a great idea of whether or not you want to continue by the time you hit the pay wall, and hopefully you're somewhere with connectivity so you can proceed past it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you own an iOS device that's on the supported device list (Basically, the iPhone 4S and newer.), particularly if you've got something recent, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is as must-have as it gets
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So seriously, go download Mage Gauntlet. The time you spent reading this review could've been much better spent playing this incredible game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offers yet another stellar entry in CAVE's series of iOS shooters. It's probably the most straight forward and least complex out of them all, which makes it a great starting point for bullet hell newbies, but it does have its share of depth for those looking to master its strategies.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ok, it's basically the plot from the 1986 film The Fly mashed up with elements of Spiderman, but it works pretty well in setting up the story for Banzai Rabbit.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply a stunner in both execution and gameplay, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mutant Mudds really has it all, and in terms of the slower-paced, exploration-based platforming games it's unmatched by anything else on the App Store.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great touch controls, fast action, amazing AI, intelligent level design, and an overall simplicity are all the reasons Trigger Fist has caused such a lapse in my productivity as of late.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The actual skating in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 has an absolutely timeless feel to it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The actual game of Ascension is a somewhat refreshing spin on fantasy-based card games in that instead of building a specific deck that you use in battles, you're building your deck on the fly from game to game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Knightmare Tower doesn't so much drastically wring minutes out of you as much as it quietly and neatly absorbs them.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With 40 levels to play, each with StarFruit to collect and ranks to earn, you'll get hours of fun out of Gesundheit!. It's a real charmer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The control issues mentioned above, while frustrating, don't detract greatly from the rest of the game. Apocalypse Max is still a great hybrid of platforming and shoot-em-up elements.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a true testament to my enjoyment of the game that I kept at it, grinding my way through old battles time after time and coming up with new strategies along the way. The retro-centric charming visuals certainly don't hurt matters either if you're a fan of the style.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frozen Synapse succeeds at bringing a beloved PC game to iOS.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it works, it works unbelievably well - and with no asking price for those early, heart-pounding moments, there's absolutely no reason not to get this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you followed along and vanquished every level in the original, you're going to have just as much (if not much more) fun playing through Geared 2.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At its core it is a lightweight port of the exceptional console title, so don't go expecting anything different if you've had your SF4 fill. On the other hand, it is amazing that such a game was ported to the AppStore in the first place and the simple fact that you can now bring Street Fighter 4 around in your pocket should be enough to sway many an eager button masher.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're easily frustrated, Fractal may not be for you. But if you're up for the challenge and you aren't looking for your hand to be held, it's an outstanding experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Scurvy Scallywags bleeds the charm and personality of Ron Gilbert’s classics, and is something to appreciate in a landscape of games that often find themselves without an identity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't let an unbalanced economy make you shy away from Shark Dash, though. Cracking a level's puzzle-like configuration is a real kick that comes wrapped in a fun theme, vibrant graphics, and, quite likely, the first and only time you'll ever root for a shark.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Touting leaderboards, special artifacts, and permadeath, there is a wide assortment of inspiring gameplay to keep any Apple device’s battery draining for hours.