TouchArcade's Scores

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For 3,198 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Dead Space
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
3199 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The emergent gameplay is second-to-none, and the sheer number of secrets is massive. No game will give you more to find and discover than The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will. This could conceivably be the only game you play for the rest of the year, considering how much time you'd have to spend to be good at the game, and then unlocking everything there is to see in Rebirth. And it's a ton of fun along the way. It took a long time to get here, but enjoy this one, folks.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The addition of new mechanics changes up the gameplay in wonderful new ways without sacrificing an ounce of what made the original such a standout game in the first place.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mini Metro is a terrific arcade puzzle game with satisfying depth to its mechanics. It's got a good pace to its action and a stylish presentation that fits perfectly with its theme.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Remix, follow-up, sequel, or whichever word you want to use, .Decluster Zero - Bullet Nocturne builds impressively on the original game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The ending definitely leaves the door open for another Batman series by bringing in the Joker, and I would definitely be up for it, provided it actually plays well on mobile. The narrative as a whole was quite entertaining, especially the emphasis on Bruce Wayne and his challenges. The pacing was off in quite a few occasions, but at the same time it's not easy to pack all these events in 5 relatively-short episodes. So, I do understand why some moments were a bit on the rushed side.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you love dual-stick shooters, Geometry Wars, heck, games period: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a must-buy.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Any shmup fan owes it to themselves to check out Operation Dracula. Yes the setup is silly, but the visuals are top notch, and the core concepts are worth exploring for multiple playthroughs.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With excellent controls, sharp level designs, lots of secrets, and an adorable presentation, it's hard to find anything that's not to like in Super Cat Tales.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The original was fun, but the sequel goes well beyond, feeling notably more "fleshed out," with a good deal more eye-candy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offers yet another stellar entry in CAVE's series of iOS shooters. It's probably the most straight forward and least complex out of them all, which makes it a great starting point for bullet hell newbies, but it does have its share of depth for those looking to master its strategies.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    I'd certainly recommend any Fire Emblem fan at least give Fire Emblem Heroes a shot. You might not end up sticking with it, but I bet you'll have at least a little fun with it even if you do bail out at some point. It might not be the game that some hoped for, but it at least shows that Nintendo has what it takes to make a relatively faithful, enjoyable free-to-play game out of one of their long-running franchises.

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