TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,858 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 21% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Reckless Racing
Lowest review score: 20 Curiosity - what's inside the cube
Score distribution:
2858 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one of the best superhero games in any genre on the entire App Store.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Furdemption is a trully great puzzle platformer with a whimsical protagonist and a colorful-yet-gory art style that stands out among the competition.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are five tutorials, which barely count as levels, and another 25 stages across five worlds. I was shocked by how well every level distinguished itself, even within worlds. Every new screen was like beginning a newly reset game of Mouse Trap, but with setup exorcised in favor of pure Goldbergian fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only potential flaws or suggestions I have for Dream of Pixels would be to allow players to switch out their tetromino or see upcoming tetrominoes for tactical strategies. Maybe it's not necessary, but seeing multiple pieces only in the puzzle mode's HUD made me miss them when they weren't in the others.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A rock-solid pseudo-port that plays extremely well on mobile and displays a measure of technical and mechanical grace none of us expected it to. Oh, and it's Universal and supports iCloud saves across devices -- icing on the cake, folks.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm happy to report that Bug Panic meets the high expectations of a CAVE title, offering a fun and unique adventure that's perfectly suited to the platform.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The real magic lies in the emotional attachment to the characters and the whimsical sounds and visuals that permeate every inch of the touch screen.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though it can be extremely frustrating, it rewards the player who pushes through the painful parts. Each time you replay a level you'll learn more, memorize more, become better at the game. The rush you'll get when you finally reach the end of a challenging level is worth the trouble, every time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must-have for gamers who want more tactical maneuvering in their CCGs or more customization in their strategy games. However, its flaws and the price point for full buy-in mean that it's not for everyone, but being free to try and having a flexible IAP system means that it's worth checking out either way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm personally very happy with this extra set of levels, though I still see a lot of possibilities waiting to be explored should Ustwo decide to follow up Monument Valley with a stand-alone sequel in the future.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Power Hover is just a solid little game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Comes together beautifully to create a game that's perfectly suited for long or short play sessions, and beckons to be played over and over as you work towards high score glory.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't write this off as just another knockoff. Hard Lines takes the formula further with six great game modes. Yes, you can play Snake mode, where your line grows ever longer as you gobble up glowy things.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't get me wrong, the lack of multi-player does not take the shine off the overall package here. It is a smartly produced and full experience as it currently exists, and the value proposition is assuredly there.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mega Run is an engrossing, vibrant game that has a fantastic presentation, controls and art direction. At its core, the action is pretty standard, but the execution is near flawless. Give it a spin.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can't say enough about Tiny Heroes. It's a fantastic game, with few flaws to speak of. Challenging, but rarely frustrating, it had me returning to levels again and again to improve my score. By turning genre conventions on their heads, Tiny Heroes succeeds brilliantly.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The advanced control requires a good bit of practice to get it right, but should eventually be your control of choice.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The art style is bright and happy, the music suitably atmospheric. Characters are cute and reasonably well-rendered.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of the few iOS titles that really does not skimp on any of the features that make RTS games exciting. When you add in the beautiful visuals and multiplayer, it's a no brainer that anyone with even a remote interest in strategy games needs to pick up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bug Princess 2 shares a ton in common with the original Bug Princess, but thanks to some key differences in scoring and completely new stages it really stands out on its own. And like Bug Princess it's also not overly complex like some later Cave titles, so for shooter newbies it remains a strong entry point to the genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where the original at times felt like a nicely implemented tech demo, King Cashing 2 is an excellent game in its own right, improving on nearly every facet over the original and well worth checking out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The simple gameplay in Tiny Wings is sublime, but there's an intangible aspect to it that makes it a total joy to play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While all of Gameprom's pinball games are very good, War Pinball is definitely the cream of the crop. If you're already of fan of their previous work, this latest game is an easy purchase decision as it contains 3 fun new tables that make great use of their movie licenses.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I seriously couldn't be happier. Witching Hour's maiden project Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion is almost everything this iPhone-touting strategy game aficionado could ask for, and as long as you're a fan of its somewhat hardcore nature, I will eat my fuzzy hat if you don't find yourself thinking the same.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like Capcom's courtroom drama, Devil's Attorney is an addictive puzzler whose courtroom metaphor for battle makes for one of the most unique and absorbing games you'll find on mobile or any other platform.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The world of Penumbear might not be one you'd want to explore on your own, dark as it is. Navigating a friendly little bear through, on the other hand? Well, that works quite well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, Rymdkapsel feels tailor-made for iOS in both form and function, and its elegant, subtle constituent parts nest within one another as neatly as its four-block tetrominos snap together along a space station corridor.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The course design changes enough that you'll likely never get bored and the puzzling aspects make for an entertaining experience -- it's just too bad the golf part of it seems to be getting in the way of what has always made Worms interesting -- screwing around and aimlessly taking the chaotic approach.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That type of versatility and richness speaks to the strength of the core ideas behind Badland. In a marketplace lousy with them, Badland is a well-considered and well-executed physics-based puzzle-platformer, tetchy controls notwithstanding.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is just incredible. Every regular readers knows that I'm a retro nut, and Forget-Me-Not has retro goodness in droves.