TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,980 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 22% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Nimble Quest
Lowest review score: 20 Dexter The Game 2
Score distribution:
2980 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Atari's Greatest Hits is absolutely one of the very best buys in the App Store.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm very excited to finally have in Football Manager Touch 2016 what I think is the best Football Manager version I could have hoped for, and despite my niggles with the 3D engine and some interface issues here and there, this might be my game of the year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Namco didn't mess with anything they didn't need to in the end, and we are all better for it, as this is a must-have.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tiny Tower is another great, free game from the guys at NimbleBit, and you should definitely check it out. Just try not to get too caught up in the lives of your little Bitizens – it's important to put the game down once in a while.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You may get the sense that Little Inferno walks a fine line between satirizing our gaming habits and revelling in them. If you take it lightly, it works. Give it serious thought and you might find a bit of hypocrisy buried between the lines, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a game that sticks with you.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The 88 Metacritic score of the original Plants vs. Zombies (complete with 100's from multiple sources) just goes to show how great this game is. The iPhone port is absolutely phenomenal, and even though it's lacking a few game modes, there's always hope for them to be implemented in the future either via an update or a DLC add-on.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a more complete 10000000, offering so much improvement all around that it makes the original game feel like a demo.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    When you take the sum of all the great things that Nimble Quest does, you end up with an excellent casual title that’s easily approachable while having just enough strategy elements to want to keep you coming back to beat your high score one more time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a game you flat out need to buy if you even vaguely consider yourself an iOS gamer. Not only because it's such an impeccable port of an important piece of gaming history, but because we need to vote with our wallets to tell Sega (and anyone else who might be watching) that this is the quality we demand out of retro games brought to the App Store.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Needless to say, the game part feels good as always, and the new aspects Blitz brings out in Bejeweled are solid and good, too.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Football Manager Classic 2015 is a fantastic game not just for those who love the sport, but also for anyone who enjoys RPGs and choose-your-adventure gamebooks.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you love Pac-Man, Crossy Road, or just good games in general, play Pac-Man 256. It sounded like a great idea when it was first announced, and it's as great as it possibly could have been.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Skulls of the Shogun is a terrific game. It's not reinventing the wheel, but it's a very stylish strategy game with enough content and bite to keep a solo player happy for a long time, and a great spread of multiplayer maps and options to satisfy those with a multiplayer urge
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you are vaguely interested in a challenging rocket-paced racer with attractive and crafty level designs then you owe it to yourself to check out the break-neck paced racing and fresh visual design of Jet Car Stunts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As I mentioned at the top of this review, if you've never played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and you're even vaguely interested in the Star Wars universe or just surprisingly deep RPGs in general, this is a game you need on your iPad yesterday. KOTOR is easily among the best Star Wars games, and on my personal list of top RPGs I've played in my life.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's very simple to learn, but there's a huge amount of depth to the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Room Two is a beyond worthy successor to the original in all ways. There is no reason to not play it. Here’s hoping that Fireproof Games can take what seems to be a great story, and more thoroughly flush it out in sequels to come.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What makes Wave Wave special is its ability to remain mechanically simply yet ultimately engaging through challenging the player’s physical abilities to react and respond. It’s a game which philosophies rest on player skill, and test that skill to the point of breaking you or making you better.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I encourage everyone to give this game a try, even if you're a vigilant hater of free to play. Monetization methods aside, you'll still be able to see what a clever formula Supercell has stumbled upon to here with this hybrid of card games, strategy games, and MOBAs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Amidst the trend of instant gratification that the internet and gaming as a whole has perpetuated, having a game that both excels in its puzzles and also challenges your wider perception of it is commendable, and makes Human Resource Machine exponentially essential.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Capitals is a satisfying game. I like the blend between strategic, hex-grid real game tactics and word game mechanics. Download and check it out, it's a really satisfying game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So, no, Kero Blaster is not Cave Story 2, and the sooner you put the notion out of your mind, the sooner you can get to enjoying an extremely well-crafted action game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Slayin may not have done much to quell my hopeless addiction to retro visuals, but it may have done me one better: it's raised the bar for all games like it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An excellent adventure platformer, Leo’s Fortune is a prime example of taking an established genre and simply taking the quality factor to an entirely different level.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a stupid-fun game with some sharp features and systems that'll keep you invested and having a good time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pixel People takes an apocalyptic future and makes it hopeful, cheerful and bright-if it's where freemium games are headed, we have a lot to look forward to.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But, really, what makes the game so well suited for the iPhone is its casual nature as compared to the typical roguelike. And that's not to say the game is shallow or light on dungeon crawling action, but rather we feel it's simply a bit more accessible to the typical gamer than, say, Nethack, Moria, or Rogue thanks to an economy of controls, spells, and the like.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bridgy Jones provides laid-back humor and hours of gameplay, making it an unparallelled classic in the bridge building physics puzzler genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    And really, what Land Sliders does best is that the game is something you really can play for a minute or for an hour. The sliding mechanic is so good to play with, it makes any session with this game feel satisfying.