TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,303 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 31% 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 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
Lowest review score: 20 Madden NFL 25 by EA SPORTS
Score distribution:
2,303 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lack of multiplayer is really the only issue keeping this game from perfection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    None of those marks detract from Plight of the Zombie's satisfying and strategic experience that offers a fresh take on the zombie formula. Puzzle fans shouldn't hesitate to devour this one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inexpensive, innovative, and sensory-spinning thrills of this caliber are rare.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Considering its graphics, sound, and gameplay, few apps offer the elegance that is Splice: Tree of Life. Four dollars is a small price to pay to expand one's way of thinking.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For people who've never experienced Rayman or those who have strayed from the series, this is an excellent (re)introduction. For those who've played Origins, this may feel a bit mechanically and aesthetically familiar.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard not to love Lili. Like the character, the game can be obnoxious at times. But it's so pretty, so well-written, so cleverly designed on the whole that complaining feels a lot like nitpicking.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Last Express is a game I want my toddler to play in about a decade, and I have renewed hope that he'll get the chance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It does everything you would expect from such a title. No more, no less. If there are any complaints that I have about the game, it's probably the occasional sluggishness and the fact that Burrito Bison seems to have a habit of periodically crashing on my iPhone 4S. That said, it's still a pretty sweet port.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, it's a great, fast-paced platformer with excellent balance in terms of level design, controls, and replayability.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It feels like the kind of game that our touchscreen devices were made for, and looks gorgeous to boot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a time when consumable IAP is king, Polara stands out for its stand-alone offering. If you find yourself asking for more games that are sold complete, then this is most definitely one that deserves-or requires-your love.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By casually lampooning itself, He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe is entirely accessible to both the young and old alike. It's a celebration not only of He-Man and Eternia, but a respectful bow to the type of gaming that became so popular when Price Adam was still a boyish whelp, and you'd be mad to miss it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For anyone kvetching, Heads Up! Hot Dogs's chiptunes soundtrack alone is worth the price of entry, and it happens to come packaged with a sharp, charming, and funny game about putting beef franks on people's domes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arranger isn't one of those things you should play if you like adventure games, or music game, it's one you should play if you like games, period, and the interesting things they can achieve.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This not your average, micro-stage mobile game. Thankfully, only a handful of stages made me wish there were checkpoints.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Depth, strategy, and looks, all wrapped around tried-and-testing word-building mechanics-that's QatQi for you.
    • 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
    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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new Karateka legitimately feels like it might be what Mechner's original idea would have been, if then were now. And that's a win. For those who remember the original, the new Karateka must not be missed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's also the simple fact that Vice City is an amazing game in most regards. In this regard, the high points far outweigh the control issues, making Vice City for iOS a no brainer for most gamers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might take a little adjustment to get into the interactive fiction swing, but it's well worth learning the language.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Repulze is refreshing in its straightforwardness and execution, preferring to be excellent at one simple thing -- visually and mechanically -- than mediocre at several.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I get something new and different from playing Time Surfer, a rush that proves there was untapped potential in the formula. The game is vicious, it's ridiculous, and it looks like something that came off a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you weren't a huge fan of the first Temple Run then I doubt the sequel will drastically change your mind.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Momonga's Pinball Adventures is already a winner. In part for its impressive look, certainly, but the charm and challenge of the game are a big part of what makes it so loveable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Foursaken's Heroes and Castles does a great job of not only successfully melding third-person combat with tower/castle defense, but also creating a game with a great deal of replaybility via its heroes, upgrade system and online multiplay.