TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,513 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 19% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Archetype
Lowest review score: 20 Madden NFL 25 by EA SPORTS
Score distribution:
2,513 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's charm, level of polish, and stream of new mechanics and ideas will keep you invested, while its other qualities will probably make you wish that every game from this point forward could be as imaginative and intuitive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have a choice between the two, Reckless Racing HD is worth the couple of extra bucks for the added content.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Traps n' Gemstones could probably benefit from a little more flash and razzle-dazzle, and a few bosses wouldn't hurt, but I'm not going to gripe too much when what's here is as good as it is.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you like RPGs, you should buy Dragon Quest 5. I consider it one of the peaks of the genre, its highest points yet to be surpassed in the more than 20 years since its release.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Legend of Grimrock was a breakout hit on desktop and it should come as no surprise that it is just as good, if not better, on a mobile device.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A world with gorgeous, complex puzzle games like this at the forefront is a world I'd be happy to live in.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Agricola is a superlative port of an equally exceptional game. Just don't mistake the cute styling for simple mechanics. Even in "family mode", Agricola is both challenging and competitive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Combining a respectful homage to its source material with a decent battle system and loads of unlockables, Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is the real deal in my book.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The two things that really stand out about Reckless Racing are the stunning Retina Display graphics and the fun physics system.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's amusing, varied, highly entertaining and excellent value for a dollar.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is that game that will change your mind on story driven games. As soon as you get caught up in the story, Banner Saga will give you a ride well worth the price of admission.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So seriously, go download Mage Gauntlet. The time you spent reading this review could've been much better spent playing this incredible game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To fans of experience-focused games, and you know who you are, you should assuredly pick up Monument Valley right this minute. It's a feast for your senses, is mysterious and vague enough to keep you thinking, and has a great, snappy pace to it without ever feeling rushed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're even remotely interested in Hearthstone, unlocking Curse of Naxxramas is a no-brainer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    And I see myself continuing to play it long after this, because the combat system is so much fun to play with, and there's depth in the various modes and systems in play here. I really recommend this game: it's just so much fun and I see myself playing this for a long time to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Just like its predecessor, Cut the Rope 2 may sound easy but it gets increasingly harder as you plow through it, which will just make you want to play it more.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's an easy game to dismiss as "just another match three," much like the original. Hell, I even did that with Candy Crush Saga, as the initial out of the proverbial box experience isn't all that different from any other matching game. If this sounds like you, I seriously suggest giving Soda Saga a fair shake as it's an incredibly good game. Once you give it a chance to grab you, it won't let go.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If I try to view this game without regard to the history behind it, I THINK I can still say its an amazing game. Couple that with the fantastic edit job with a bunch of new features and this is a fantastic app for anyone looking for a fantasy RPG adventure that works best in long unbroken stints.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're a fellow Star Wars fan, search your feelings you know it to be true, is there ever really a bad time to indulge in games paying homage to that galaxy far, far away?
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's ridiculous how much Anomaly has to offer and how natural it feels on touch devices. I don't think it's out of line to call it one of the best games on the market at the moment, as its easily one the visually sharpest, most well-produced, and executed out there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Definitely, Anomaly Defenders is more of a traditional tower defense game, and it is a well-worn genre. And I'm pretty sure that the game will feel more special to those familiar with Anomaly already because it uses so much of the language of previous games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We put incredibly powerful devices in our pockets and on our laps daily, but rarely do we see games that utterly embrace this like Infinity Blade has. It's a showcase piece; a technically and visually gifted game that consistently delivers eye-popping stuff.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's ridiculous how much Anomaly has to offer and how natural it feels on touch devices. I don't think it's out of line to call it one of the best games on the market at the moment, as its easily one the visually sharpest, most well-produced, and executed out there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While Infinity Blade II was a refinement of the original, Infinity Blade III takes the familiar Infinity Blade formula and tweaks it to the point of perfection. There's far more content, even more customization, additional systems to delve in to, and best of all, huge dragons.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite my few issues with the Adventure, BRM was a fantastic piece of work from Blizzard and an improvement on the already-great Curse of Naxxramas
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In the end, it's not really about how Chaos Rings does anything especially new, but rather how it takes all the pieces of a traditional role-playing game and packages it together in a way that feels natural to the platform.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV Volt now has some serious competition, and it looks like the future is pretty bright for fighting games on the App Store.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whatever sort of gamer you are, don't miss Space Miner: Space Ore Bust.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a price point of $0, you owe it to yourself to at least give the game a shot. If nothing else, even if you totally hate it, it's worth paying attention to just to see how its very strange monetization model plays out in the long run.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Game Dev Story won't impress you with stellar visuals or an iPhone specific feature set, but it is a well thought out and thoroughly enjoyable time sink, and is even more intriguing if you're familiar with the last few decades of video game history.