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
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The developer clearly took the needs of the platform into account, providing all kinds of options that make sense for mobile players, but without compromising an inch on the gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Neon Chrome might shake out as one of my favorite games on iOS this year. I love action roguelikes, roguelites, whatever you want to call them. And Neon Chrome, between its theme and accessible structure, really clicked with me in a way few other games do. While the die-hard roguelike fans might prefer something different, those who want something with a bit more upfront for players will want to check Neon Chrome out.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A wonderful port-job, and newcomers and veterans alike will be able to enjoy it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a fantastic puzzle game that I can't recommend enough. You don't have to worry about IAPs since there aren't any, and the number of levels is mind-boggling. It's relaxing, it teases the brain, and it's dazzling in its presentation. And oh yes, it's very weird, in perhaps the best possible way. Just go for it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Miles & Kilo is everything you could want from a follow-up to Kid Tripp. I love the sensible improvements it makes to the Wonder Boy formula, and the level designs are spot on. The new moves and additional character help keep things fresh, and the amount of content feels just about right. The game's rather adorable retro-style presentation is also a winner, lending it the image of a console "big brother" title to the original's handheld game. Those who love a good platformer will want to add this one to their collections immediately.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hitman GO is one of those unique games that takes the name of a popular series, sticks it onto a game that is not at all similar to its namesake, and winds up being good.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simple but beautiful, and something truly unique. Play Prune.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is a true mobile gaming classic and is a must-download.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Darkest Dungeon is a superb game and is well suited for the iPad. It's the kind of game you can drop almost any amount of time into and have fun. I've played both quick, twenty-minute spurts to tackle a single quest as well as some hours-long play sessions where I settled into the couch to really dig in and make some progress. Combat is fun and challenging and rewards good planning—picking the right mix of characters to go in—as well as good turn-by-turn decision making. The ability to upgrade and improve your town as you go adds a nice sense of permanence to what is otherwise a constantly shifting mix of characters. The bottom line is that if you enjoy role-playing games centered on smart, tactical combat Darkest Dungeon is a must-buy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In my view, a good game entertains, while a great game creates a lasting impression of being entertained. This War of Mine goes beyond that by also impacting how I feel about certain decisions within the game and causing self-reflection. It goes without saying that such emotions would not be possible without the game actually being good to start with.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Let me be blunt: this game is a joy to play. Making these adorable little fellows happy is a delightful experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Spider was an amazing experiment in storytelling; Waking Mars raises the bar on quality in long-form iOS games. Neither should be missed under any circumstances. Get this game. Whether you adore it as I do or not, it's worth experiencing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Stunningly beautiful, jam-packed with replay value and secrets, and loaded with tons of great action, Wayward Souls is an absolute must-have.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The iOS platform has quietly become a haven for great racers, and Asphalt 8 looks to be leading the pack right now.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bug Heroes 2 is an awesome sequel to a great game, upping the ante in almost every respect, and delivering an amazing value for its price.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Otherwise, Junk Jack X is really just more of the same that made the original an iOS darling. Sure, there are more items to craft, more enemies to fight and more elements to explore in your randomly generated world but the core exploration concepts are the same.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    King Rabbit retains the mechanics of its brilliant predecessor while improving the overall structure of the game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While by no means a replacement for the full PC version of Terraria, this pint-sized iteration is an effortless recommendation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a game that will last you a couple of hours, and there's not a whole lot in terms of replay value. If your gaming money is limited and and you need something with replayability, this isn't the game for you (though hey, you could always buy this and sink some time into a free-to-play game). But considering the profound effect it had on me, and the beauty of the experience, I definitely recommend Old Man's Journey, as it is quite the experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Atari's Greatest Hits is absolutely one of the very best buys in the App Store.
    • 86 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times is exactly what I wanted to see in this sequel. The game play is fun, challenging, intuitive, and compelling—pretty much the mix of adjectives you want for a video game. Perchang didn't try to reinvent the wheel here, they stuck with what worked well in the original and updated things where it made sense to do so. Whether you're a fan of Warhammer Quest, or tactical-combat games in general, picking up The End Times is an easy decision. Do it. If you're looking for more information on the game you should head to our forums where the page count for Warhammer Quest 2 is growing by the day. Perchang developers have also been active participants in the discussion there and have shared quite a bit about the game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Iron Marines is a very, very good game. It seems like some sort of checkpoint or save system that makes failure feel a little less brutal would be a simple modification, but even without it, the game just forces you to be careful with your decisions. I really doubt StarCraft, in any form, will ever come to the App Store, so provided you can put up with the slightly cartoony art style of Iron Marines, this is definitely the next best thing.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a triumphant tale of allergies, cyborg chickens, your mean Aunt Doris, and eggs.

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