TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,280 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 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 FOTONICA
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
2,280 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those who like lovely things, for those who like music generation games, for those who like flyers, Lucky Frame has made something special.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are responsive and well-suited to touch devices, but more importantly, Kairo brings something fresh and unique to the platform -- there's nothing like it, to the best of my knowledge, on the App Store. We need more games like it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A note on in-app purchases: the free, ad-supported version of Beastie Bay is robust and enjoyable and, as far as I can tell, in no way different than the paid version. $4.99 strips the game of advertisements and lets players use their iDevice's portrait mode. Portrait mode is, admittedly, the superior way to play Beastie Bay, but there's an inordinate amount of well-designed, well-executed fun to be had for free.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finding Teddy is a delight and a surprise. It's a game that could easily languish as a hidden gem of the platform, but it's just as sure to be evangelized by those that play it. It's an easy game to love, particularly if you're a fan of point-and-click adventure. The story of a girl and her teddy bear may not seem like the must-play hit of the moment, but it has so much love to give. A little of your time isn't much to ask in return.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rather than judge a book by its publisher, pick this up today: it'll be a delight for your left and right brain alike.
    • 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.