TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 3,116 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 23% same as the average critic
  • 28% 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 Reckless Racing
Lowest review score: 20 Curiosity - what's inside the cube
Score distribution:
3116 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It fires on all cylinders, and if you're a fan of the previous games you don't even need this review to determine if you should get it or not–you probably have already bought it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While all of Gameprom's pinball games are very good, War Pinball is definitely the cream of the crop. If you're already of fan of their previous work, this latest game is an easy purchase decision as it contains 3 fun new tables that make great use of their movie licenses.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As someone with no particular affinity for motorsport or management, I can nevertheless offer a very strong recommendation for Motorsport Manager.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Crossy Road is a simple game, but there's clearly a lot of work that went into making it one of the best 'simple' experiences that can be enjoyed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Galactic Keep is an obvious labor of love. Anyone who has followed its development probably doesn't need to be told that.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hopiko isn't perfect, but this game aims really high in trying to be this really challenging, mobile-friendly speedrun game, and it succeeds far more than it ever fails at what it sets out to do. Definitely check this out.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you played the original and loved it, Space Marshals 2 is a better version of that. If you were on the fence in part because of the original game's stealth handling, the new stealth kills might help you out. If you didn't care for the original, or the concept doesn't appeal to you at all, then stay the course.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It may not be as revolutionary as its progenitor but it's certainly capable of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the tower defense heavyweights in the App Store. SubAtomic Studios definitely have not lost their touch. Now, go buy it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Room Two is a beyond worthy successor to the original in all ways. There is no reason to not play it. Here’s hoping that Fireproof Games can take what seems to be a great story, and more thoroughly flush it out in sequels to come.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    And really, what Land Sliders does best is that the game is something you really can play for a minute or for an hour. The sliding mechanic is so good to play with, it makes any session with this game feel satisfying.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Sharp is a superb puzzler that really nails the difficulty curve, gently introducing new ideas and getting you to think in different ways over and over. It can be a tiny bit frustrating later on, but the vast majority of the levels are perfectly solvable if you just stop and think a bit.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Machinarium, as a whole, is remarkably tidy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hero of Many is meditative and unique. An enthralling experience that is, rather than acting as a fun distraction, a game you can lose yourself and invest in. An artistic achievement some may find lacking in gameplay, but I truly wish the App Store held more titles like this.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For people who've never experienced Rayman or those who have strayed from the series, this is an excellent (re)introduction. For those who've played Origins, this may feel a bit mechanically and aesthetically familiar.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you want to play first person shooters on your iOS device, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation is a must-buy game, so start making room for it.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's certainly worth checking out, but be warned: it might make you feel your age, even if you're not all that old.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you love Pac-Man, Crossy Road, or just good games in general, play Pac-Man 256. It sounded like a great idea when it was first announced, and it's as great as it possibly could have been.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This isn't the scariest game on the planet, nor is it the best put together. The combat in particular is a black eye. But there's a lot in Dead Space to keep you engaged and there's some points of great design that I think you'll appreciate - especially if you're daring enough to play this on your sofa with the lights off and some great headphones on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's my favorite game in the series, and is well worth the status of 'must-play' for any iOS gamer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As I mentioned at the top of this review, if you've never played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and you're even vaguely interested in the Star Wars universe or just surprisingly deep RPGs in general, this is a game you need on your iPad yesterday. KOTOR is easily among the best Star Wars games, and on my personal list of top RPGs I've played in my life.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The folks at Digital Application Design have done a great job of bringing this shooter classic to a modern platform, and those who enjoyed Alien Breed so many years ago will be pleased to see that the feel of the original has been well preserved in its journey 20 years forward in time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it lasts it's an elegant and engaging game, one that builds an atmosphere of dark experimentation. You don't know quite where your search will take you, but it seems it won't be good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Oddly enough, Angry Birds Rio is anything but a quick cash-in.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's very simple to learn, but there's a huge amount of depth to the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a good deal of attractive gameplay elements I think it's possible to overlook the game's shortcomings and have a good time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a fine strategy sim game with enough depth to challenge but not too much to irritate, look no further than Rebuild 3.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I loved this game nearly 16 years ago as a joyous farewell to a series I felt was drifting away from me.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the levels are perhaps a little too long for their own good at times, Dan the Man is a surprisingly solid and charming action game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It oozes character without beating you over the head with it, and, you know, its colors and contrasts also look pretty sharp on 'HD' devices.