TouchArcade's Scores

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For 3,227 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 EDGE Extended
Lowest review score: 20 Mega Man Mobile
Score distribution:
3228 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Heist is an excellent version of a superb, extremely creative strategy game. It's approachable enough that I would even recommend it to those who aren't necessarily followers of the strategy genre, but deep enough that it's a no-brainer for veteran fans. Its finely-crafted gameplay is combined with a charming presentation to create a potent combination. Even on iOS, a platform with no shortage of high-quality turn-based strategy games, SteamWorld Heist stands out effortlessly, making it a genuine must-have. Don't miss it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I am seriously, seriously impressed by how much better Framed 2 is compared to the original game. You're talking about a title that left me surpremely disappointed. I specifically said it felt like the first half of what should be a really good game. There were clever ideas, but they went underutilized. And a lot of ideas that didn't work out took up too much prominence. And the twist in Framed 1 just didn't land as well as I think Loveshack intended; even on a recent replay, it was still just confusing instead of clever. I stand by that game as a 3 out of 5 mobile experience. Framed 2 chucks almost everything that was bad about the original Framed out the window, emphasizing what is strong about the concept, and then building on it. This is exactly what a sequel should do.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Turbo Dismount is a full fledged desktop sandbox game that feels like it had to shed a few pounds to fit into the iOS format.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The feeling is once again like that of a puzzle toy along the lines of a Rubik's Cube. There's little pressure involved here, with no timers, an endless supply of undos, and not one piece of IAP to be found. You will probably run into levels that completely stump you when you first approach them. You might even get frustrated enough to put the game down for a while. The next time you pick it up, you may have a break-through. Even if you don't, you can always try another level. Until you run out of those, anyway. Yankai's Peak is a quality puzzle game that feels alien and familiar all at once, and it's well-worth fidgeting around with until you make it to the end.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So, as you can tell from my review so far, I'm very happy with the League of Explorers Adventure, and I feel it has really raised the bar for future expansions and adventures.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So many times you play an RPG on mobile and you think to yourself, oh I need to spend several minutes organizing my inventory or I need a few minutes to stop what I am doing. You never get that feeling playing Cat Quest and while it is simple and it feels like it could be generic, it's exactly what an RPG on the go should be. At $4.99 you're buying a game that we'll be telling people "this is how you make a mobile RPG" next year, the year after that, maybe for a really long time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The simple gameplay in Tiny Wings is sublime, but there's an intangible aspect to it that makes it a total joy to play.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Auro is one of the rare games in this genre that should please both beginners and experts alike. It's definitely worth checking out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It successfully scratches the MMORPG itch of party-based combat while being a completely pick up and play game single player game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's simply an amazing turn-based strategy game and a worthy sequel to the series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Developer Grumpyface Studios does nearly everything right in making a highly enjoyable TD game in Castle Doombad, and you owe it to yourself to check it out.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sheer amount of content, the amazing graphics, and gameplay that will keep you coming back for more whether you choose to follow the story or rampage through Liberty City on your own is absolutely amazing.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Minor control issues notwithstanding, Bastion for iPad is just as good, if not better than its console brethren. Every element that made the game so amazing and fascinating returns and the subtle refinements to various features in making the jump to iOS simply add to the experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unless you despise auto-runners, occasional in-game ads, or fun, this fiesta is not to be missed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dark Echo hits all the right notes any well-designed horror game should.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    "Chariots of the Dogs" is smoothly and tightly paced, and nothing feels misplaced or kludged together. It's a charming, warm, and funny game, and it's the best episode in an increasingly good series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Draw Something is a perfect witch's brew of Facebook integration, word scrambling, and asynchronous two-player Pictionary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It sounds cliched, but it's hard to believe I'm playing a game of this caliber on iOS. All too often we see games that sacrifice gameplay depth for visuals or vice versa. Other than a few minor glitches, Ravensword: Shadowlands is the real deal, and is an excellent open-world RPG with a decent story, ample content, deep character customization and beautiful visuals.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Beholder is definitely a great addition to games that examine life in oppressive States, and I was glad to see that it manages to be a fun game to play despite its grim theme. With great art and music and plenty of choices, which lead to different endings, Beholder is definitely a game you should be playing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I have no doubt that a game of this magnitude will continue to evolve and improve over time with new content, gameplay tweaks, and bug fixes. Still, it's a thoroughly enjoyable game as it is now, and I don't only suggest Aralon for fans of Western RPGs or expansive open-world action games, but I think every iOS gamer needs to pick up this title just to experience what is possible on this constantly expanding mobile platform.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's that constant tension, that split-second decision-making between risky and riskier, that makes Danmaku Unlimited 3 so much fun to play. While it's probably a little too challenging for those who aren't experienced with bullet hell shooters, fans of the genre are going to be mooning over it like a kitty with a bag of catnip. Add in the fact that it's Doragon's best-looking and -sounding game yet, and you've got a real genre champion on your hands. This game is no longer imitation nor homage; Danmaku Unlimited 3 is now the mobile bullet hell shoot-em-up to beat. All interested pilots should sign up immediately.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It works because Out There gets the threat of death right.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Don't Starve truly stands as an excellent iPad game filled with dread and fun, terror and laughter (Wilson is quite funny),
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply put, Anomaly 2 is everything Anomaly fans could have ever wanted in a true sequel.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's always great to see a game with a new angle on a somewhat exhausted genre, and Hero Fighter X more than lives up to both its lineage and its promise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Free-to-play should mean free to enjoy, and Zombie Highway 2 takes that to heart.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From a gameplay perspective, there are tons of meaningful choices here, a great deal of agency over the plot, and lots of fun nooks and crannies to explore on replays.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I had a fantastic time with Nubs' Adventure, and I'd strongly suggest you at least give the free portion of the game a try.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Really, it's hard to find anything to complain about with Fotonica. It's such a cool experience, is masterfully crafted, and really rewards playing it again and again. Definitely check this one out.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Put simply, Downwell is a game you need on your iPhone. The gameplay is incredible, the effort that went into faithfully reproducing a retro feel is unmatched, and it serves as the perfect rebuttal to any idiot trying to make an argument that pixel art is "lazy."

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