TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 3,188 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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Super Monsters Ate My Condo!
Lowest review score: 20 True Lover's Knot
Score distribution:
3189 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
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    Go ahead and give it a try. Spaceteam is fun, free, and guaranteed to be a hit at your next get-together.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've got even a little love for rhythm games and a device capable of playing it, you owe it to yourself to at least try Planet Quest.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you love or hate the changes, RPG fans of the era have probably already picked this up. For the rest of you, I implore you that it’s well worth the entry fee.
    • 91 Metascore
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    Whatever sort of gamer you are, don't miss Space Miner: Space Ore Bust.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're exceedingly patient, or don't often find yourself endlessly retrying levels in games like this to perfectly clear each level, Amazing Breaker is an effortless recommendation.
    • 91 Metascore
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    Auro is one of the rare games in this genre that should please both beginners and experts alike. It's definitely worth checking out.
    • 91 Metascore
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    It's a better game, a cooler experience, and a must-buy for action-adventure aficionados and aspiring arachnids alike.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyway, Enemy Unknown is a fantastic, superbly designed strategy game that hits a ton of different notes and nails all of them. If you're into strategy games, give this a go. It'll blow you away, and you'll probably walk away with a few stories to tell.
    • 91 Metascore
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    Oh, there's even a whopping 23 music tracks, including some from the original, which brings back happy memories and the new tracks sound as great as the original ones.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend Her Story, even for its slight imperfections.
    • 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."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While in some ways I can understand people who miss the cozy little puzzle box the first game offered, I think it's truly impressive the way this series keeps taking big steps to shake things up. The Room Three, for better or for worse, is the biggest and most elaborate puzzle box Fireproof has designed yet.
    • 90 Metascore
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    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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Online multiplayer is the proverbial cherry on top of numerous other great features, making First Touch Soccer an effortless recommendation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compared to some of the card games Playdek has handled, Lords of Waterdeep has a less busy play area, so it works out well even on the smaller screen of the iPhone
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combination of portal interaction, plethora of characters and development, along with an extensive amount of content with high production values puts it almost in a league of its own. The high cost barrier to entry will certainly be off-putting for some, but folks that invest will end up with an experience that matches and even exceeds that of its console siblings (due to the portable nature of the system).
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zen and the lack of Game Center work against the game as a whole, but taking it all in, they're forgivable issues. Bejeweled is Bejeweled, and that means it's a great match-three puzzle game that goes above and beyond what other match-threes do. The play is as mesmerizing as ever and the game's two other modes really support it and add to it in meaningful ways. If you're into the franchise or not, give this a look.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
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    Sorcery! 3 is easily the biggest and most robust gamebook inkle has produced to date.
    • 90 Metascore
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    Tilt to Live is a game that draws you in with its edgy personality and inescapable 'just one more go' gameplay.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The current version of PewPew 2 is one of the best dual-stick shooters available, and is well deserving of its modest price tag.
    • 90 Metascore
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    Even though you might already have a ton of similar word games on your device, the clever refrigerator magnet-powered gameplay feels surprisingly fresh, and makes the UI used in previously released word games flat out seem archaic in comparison.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ant Raid might be a little light for the serious RTS crowd - its focus is on frantic action far more than management or organization. For anyone who wants some strategy in their action games, though, it's a perfect fit.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I've had a ton of fun playing through Where's My Water, and I really hope Disney keeps the updates flowing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Only you can know if you can be satisfied by such a brief encounter. If you can, Windosill is fantastic. It's gorgeous, playful and feels like it was born to be played on a touch screen. But I wouldn't blame you if the brevity is just too much.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On every level, Little Things Forever hits all of the right notes: it is easy to pick up, fun to play alone or with a friend, simple yet challenging, and extremely replayable. Fan of the genre or skeptic, there are few games to be found on iOS that are as worth the price as this one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Borderlands series definitely has a unique feel to it from its setting, dialogue, and characters that can be easily screwed up by a developer not quite in tune with the way the series operates. The good news is that Telltale Games are experts at story, so the idea that they could approach and do justice to this universe while also expanding on it in a way that isn't just a loot-filled first-person shooter is an interesting proposition.
    • 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.