TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,474 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 19% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Tilt to Live
Lowest review score: 20 Tales of Phantasia
Score distribution:
2,474 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you treat Anomaly Korea as more of an expansion pack rather than a full-on sequel you'll be pleased with the purchase. Even if you wanted more, I find it hard to believe that you can resist more pure Anomaly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's a lot of things going on in Pocket Planes. There's simulation, there's strategy, and then there's the world that you've created and the people you might have interacted with along the way. While it's probably true that the game's mechanics will only keep your interest for so long, there's a lot of game here to like. More importantly, though, Pocket Planes is just ... fun. Game business doesn't need to inform game design, after all.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is yet another speedrunning masterpiece that everyone ought to own.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Joe Danger is the complete package. It's the console-caliber game that everybody craves on their mobile device, except in this case the console it was made for is actually the iOS platform.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This isn't the scariest game on the planet, nor is it the best put together. The combat in particular is a black eye. But there's a lot in Dead Space to keep you engaged and there's some points of great design that I think you'll appreciate - especially if you're daring enough to play this on your sofa with the lights off and some great headphones on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Battleheart Legacy is easily among the best games I've played this year, and I can't imagine a reality where it isn't still high in the running when we get around to doing all of our game of the year stuff in December.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This isn't the scariest game on the planet, nor is it the best put together. The combat in particular is a black eye. But there's a lot in Dead Space to keep you engaged and there's some points of great design that I think you'll appreciate - especially if you're daring enough to play this on your sofa with the lights off and some great headphones on.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You can play it and know that you're getting your money's worth, and you get a lot of game out of this, because getting to space is extremely difficult, and a real accomplishment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a game you need.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While it looks old, and has virtual joysticks, Max Payne is every bit the great game it was 11 years ago. I wish Rockstar had put more love into the port, but for costing me 1/25th of the original game, I'll cut them some budgetary slack.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's rare to find a game that does something so original so well, with every element of gameplay and design falling into place. Simogo has pulled it off with Beat Sneak Bandit. In my books it's a must buy, and such a shame it would be to miss out.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a fantastic game that other developers of platformers need to take heed of, and that you need to play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    .Decluster - into the Bullet Hell is a modern masterpiece in the shooter arena.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm having an absolutely fabulous time playing Need For Speed Most Wanted. It's not the deepest racer in the world, but I've never felt that arcade racers need to come with loads of depth as they're all about just driving cars you'll never be able to afford, going fast as you can, and rapid-firing "that was awesome" moments: Three things Most Wanted totally nails in my book.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Graphically, the game is pretty incredible.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Machinarium, as a whole, is remarkably tidy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Republique is risky. It’s a big budget stealth-action epic on iOS that is attempting to change the face of touch games forever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have even a passing interest in puzzle or physics games, you need iBlast Moki 2 in your life.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have even a passing interest in puzzle or physics games, you need iBlast Moki 2 in your life.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bardbarian is a game that just feels right in a lot of ways, and with a low price on top of that, you really need to pick it up, post haste.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a game with style, substance, and its own great blend of action and strategy, and for now is an iOS exclusive to boot. If you have any love for Sid Meier, strategy games, aviation sims, or just darn good games you'd be crazy to not give this game a shot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Boson X will not offer you a bread crumb trail of rewards or new hats. It's not going to ask you to come back every day for a daily reward, and it has no IAP to sell you. Its only offer to you is the challenge of unlocking all the stages, and beating the best scores you and your friends have set down. Yet, somehow, through a mix of style and very measured mechanics, it's an amazingly compelling game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're even a little bit into strategy games, you need to get some Catchup all over your mobile device.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very tense game. I found myself gripping my phone tightly, jerking it out of the way of this oncoming girder or that platform I hadn't noticed. A prayer under the breath seemed suitable after some tight escapes. It was more than enough to convince me I'm not cut out for BASE jumping, but I sure enjoy the facsimile.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Mole Escape knows what it does well, and exploits it to its fullest.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If by some weird quirk of fate you haven't played a tower defense game, Sleep Attack TD is a fantastic introduction.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of digging down into the depths and testing your mind with clever puzzles, this is a no-brainer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Doom & Destiny is one of the best JRPGs available on iOS, without even taking the price into account.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to go wrong with any of these tables. They're all different, interesting and exciting, crafted to please hardcore pinball and Star Wars fan boys and girls alike.