TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 3,258 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 23% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Human Resource Machine
Lowest review score: 20 Legends of Heropolis
Score distribution:
3259 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a fantastic example of the way that mobile-focused design doesn't have to mean that a game has to be any less deep or engaging in a long-term way. However you decide to play Reigns, you have to play this fun, inventive, and engaging game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Eden: The Game is a special type of project that won't appeal to everyone. If you're looking to feel a rush pretty much at all times, battling danger left and right while you build your new utopia, directly interacting with other hostile players, look elsewhere. Everyone else will find a little bit of respite, even if the overall system could stand for a few upgrades and new scenarios down the line.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want a great one-handed mobile platformer that will test you, check out Blitz Breaker.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a particularly nice gateway game for fans of classic JRPGs thanks to the presence of the aforementioned legends, but it also shows its roots in its very gameplay structure and difficulty design.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Perhaps if we all try our best to avoid eye contact, Legends of Heropolis will go away.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Lanota is a work of art - while occasionally an ordeal, Noxy Games have proved they are capable of crafting an ambitious and appealing adventure that succeeds more than it sometimes falters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a well-built JRPG, if not a terribly exciting one, and certainly doesn't do anything poorly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not the best point-and-click adventure game you'll ever play, nor is it the lengthiest experience. But it's got charm in spades, and is a great way to spend a couple of hours.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't expect it to blow your mind, but if you want a well balanced puzzler, Quell Zen is your huckleberry. It could use a lot of polish but that's mostly from a visual perspective, because the brain teasing elements and accessible controls are intact.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re interested in the idea of a fast paced arcade hidden object game or just a fan of the source TV show, it’s definitely worth a look.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is not only fun, but wonderfully, absolutely silly and unique.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm pretty big on a lack of direction for games as I feel like there is way too much handholding, but a lot of you may not feel the same way. If the demo is grinding your gears, odds are the rest of the premium levels will too.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is potential here, and I don’t regret buying this game, but I’d recommend holding off on checking it out until there are some tweaks to this crazy RNG and progression.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I can see a few key aspects where Phoenix 2 could really improve in order to be a better experience, or at least are shortcomings that are tough to adjust. But regardless, the core concept behind Phoenix 2 is great, and it does a great job at being a game worthy of playing daily.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Severed is just a game that's all-around cool. Its aesthetic is top-notch, its combat is deep and engaging.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I personally think it's a rather excellent off-shoot of HeroQuest that lays down a foundation for even greater advancement in the future.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While video poker handheld machines have been around for decades (I had one myself as a kid), Politaire is pretty much the perfect way to pass the time if you're looking for a solo card game. It's also much more convenient than setting up a deck yourself, and you get some snazzy visuals while you're playing it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But this is a must-download not just because it costs you nothing, but also because it's such a clever and fun game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There may be some aspects that time and later iterations have improved upon, sure. But you can definitely understand why this work is a classic, and whatever flaws time has revealed pale in comparison to the quality of the original experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This likely isn't going to be your new favorite game or anything, but it's definitely worth downloading for the novelty.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Able Black's premise is probably stronger than its execution, but it's nevertheless an enjoyable little thought exercise in more ways than one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't Be Squared looks gorgeous, sports a great animation style, and is very fun to play, but it has a tendency to gate a lot of that fun behind walls to push people into IAP. As long as you have the fortitude to deal with all of those ploys, you'll have a good enough time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is glorious, but severely lacking in bells and whistles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you were one of the many people who wiled away the time on their Palm Pilot playing this game, you'll have a blast going through it in its shiny new form. If you're coming into it cold, just be prepared to put up with some quirks and a somewhat merciless difficulty curve. I think it's absolutely worth hanging in there, as the overall game is quite enjoyable, but it doesn't do a lot to hide which era it sprang from.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the very least, it’s the best monster catching game released this week. Gotta collect ‘em all!
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A little pachinko, a little pinball, Dungeon x Balls is a cool example of a paid game that has learned some good lessons from free-to-play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the same old LEGO juice in a Star Wars mug. I happen to think that juice tastes slightly better in that mug, but it all depends on how much you like Star Wars.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game over screen was hilariously bombastic and over the top, which was one thing that made the high frequency of game overs tolerable. I’d recommend playing on an iPhone. Even though it’s a universal game, the visuals don’t scale very well to the iPad. If you want a smoother gameplay experience, or you just have a low tolerance for some clunk, you should probably look elsewhere.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of Uncharted, this is a must download. If you like puzzle games, this will definitely scratch your itch for a while.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Crypt of the NecroDancer is one of this generation's finest games, and the mobile version only makes that even clearer.

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