TouchGen's Scores

  • Games
For 1,092 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 12% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Zombie Carnaval
Lowest review score: 10 Monster Life
Score distribution:
1,092 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It proves that quality titles can make it on Apple's mobile devices without compromising gameplay, graphics, audio, or any other aspect that makes them fit for consoles or the PC/Mac.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I absolutely fell in love with 10000000. It seamlessly blends multiple genres in a way I have not seen since PuzzleQuest. It has a tastefully executed 8-bit music and art style that is a joy. Other than a couple of small control issues, this game is nearly perfect and I have no problem recommending it to anyone.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Splice is the most immersive puzzle game I have played the last couple of years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I am extremely happy with how well the game has been treated in its transfer to iOS. The control scheme is simple, but perfect for the touch screen.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall then, and Firemint have once more crafted the ultimate racing game on iOS devices.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You will have hours of fun at the fraction of the cost for the same game on Nintendo DS.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little Acorns is real treat, and I am glad I overcame my initial qualms. No matter if you are three years old, or forty you will be able to enjoy the game. The three year old will enjoy the graphics, and easy to get into controls. The more mature games will enjoy the challenge, and great level design.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By far one of the most complete gameplay experiences you can find on iOS. It has drama, humour, action, stealth and a swearing captain. With a brilliant fluent mixture of gameplay elements, Gameloft takes my childhood hero into a new era.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I was surprised how feature rich and fun Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy is. It wasn't the rush-to-market demo for the next iPad I thought it would be. Instead, it's a rip roaring, action packed ride. It puts realism firmly on the back seat in favour of thrills, and in doing so becomes somewhat of a spiritual successor to Afterburner. Great fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It should also be noted that Chaos Rings II is an audiovisual treat. The in game soundtrack is paired perfectly with the most gorgeous graphical display I have yet to see on my iPhone 4.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Royal Envoy HD is a great fit for the iPad that plays, looks and lives well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is getting a game of the year recommendation from me, as it's a great game. Right now the only thing stopping it from getting five stars is the lack of intuitive help screen and only one game mode.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It isn't quite a full touchdown just yet, but it is definitely a field goal!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LostWinds2: Winter of Melodias is a huge game that expands the more you play.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Nebula Episode Two is a triumph of budget game design on the AppStore.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It gives "Where's Waldo" a whole new meaning and although it is nothing new when it comes to that aspect of gameplay, this kinds of games never get old.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even without spending any money or unlocking every single element in the game, The Sandbox is still a wonderful time killer that is perfect for people who enjoy experimenting, destroying, and building in a fun sandbox environment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It taps into the brain, and pours in happiness straight into the otherwise grey and dull cortex. A truly un-missable budget title!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But while it is an almost perfect rendition of the game, the strafing problem with the default controls will annoy die-hard fans, making this version of DOOM more of a mobile companion piece, than the definitive version.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Galaxy On Fire 2 is one of those games that rewards gamers the further they progress. It's a trend that has faded in recent years, and I fear that too many gamers may get bored before they experience the best that GOF2 has to offer.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's up to you then to make you purchase decision on what kind of gamer you are; single player? online? or both?
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Considering this is essentially a remix of a three year old PSP and arcade game I would have expected this game to be priced lower. Having said that, you get what you pay for, and even at a higher price I would argue that it's worth every penny.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the critism, leveled mainly at my a high hopes for the game, it deserves the high rating for the multi-player alone, with the single campaign earning a 4/5 if I had to score it separately.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can recommend H.A.W.X. though to anyone looking for a rewarding flight game with 26 real aircraft, and to all those who want to experience the console hit for a fraction of the price. Gameloft is really getting better, and better with each release.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first premium title for the iPhone is an awesome game reinventing the action RPG genre fully. With marvellous visuals, great controls, deep gene magic system and four intriguing story lines there is no better way to spend your first days of spring.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bearing in mind that the constant frame rate drops do hamper the fun of Tactics, I would still recommend the game to anyone looking for a long form and satisfying RPG on iOS.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its high price and short play-time may put some of you off, but any serious shooter fans out there will be doing themselves a disservice by passing on this. It's a blast… quite literally!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ravensword is the funnest RPG I have played on the iPhone, the graphics are great, and the story is as interesting as it is hilarious, you will have a good time playing this game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyond Ynth is a great game in the spatial puzzle genre. It can be frustrating, hard and addictive. To me this is the kind of game that is perfect for the iPhone.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls take some time getting used to, and some aspects could be improved such as own music support. Online functionality would be cool, but there is still weeks of gameplay without it if you want to find all the hidden tapes, and get gold on the three competitions. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is a fun and challenging game that keeps evolving as you develop your skater and skills.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So FIFA 13 elicits less of a salivating exclamation, and more of a slow, knowing nod. One that gets more knowing as you discover how much it's been improved, in little, but significant, ways.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The presentation is stellar: both in graphics, and sound. The levels are also varied forcing you to find new ways to optimize the effect of each throw. To me this is almost a perfect game, and the only thing I really miss is a local multiplayer mode that would make this a real party game for a long time.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I honestly can't recommend Mirrors Edge enough, if you have an iPad it in an absolute must own game. The only thing that keeps the game from being a 5 is that the campaign is short for the high price tag, and the story is weakly implemented.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kickin Momma comes with enough levels to keep you busy for some time, especially if you go back to earn a gold medal on each one. Plus, there's Game Center achievements and leaderboards that increase the replay value even further.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    It is just as unique as it is adorable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I honestly can't recommend Mirrors Edge enough.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything you'd expect is here, including all the above game modes and voice chat. It may not have the deep 'One-billion-attachments-and-counting' customization of something like Modern Combat, but there's surely enough here to keep you ruling the skies for a heck of a long time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Joe Danger Touch equals Rayman Jungle Run in offering a fantastic touch screen alternative to the console version of a game. The only difference being that I think that this touch version is better than the PSN and XBLA original. Its more engaging and very addictive. That 'one more go' urge cost me my dinner this evening!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A super fun game with lots of replay value. If you are looking for something that takes a very unique approach to gaming then I can't recommend it enough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Contre Jour oozes with a dark, silky charm that grabs your attention right after you first launch the game. Before you know it, you'll be 20+ levels deep without any recollection of how much time has passed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With both online multiplayer with push notifications, and an addictive solitaire game Carcassonne is a complete package.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I would have been sold on Battle of the Bulge as a regular PC wargame, but the fact that it is an iPad only release and a brilliant one at that makes it all the sweeter as an iOS gamer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gameloft have put a lot of effort into not only creating a great and worthy game for just $6.99 that would look and play great on a console such as the Wii, but also delivered a game that fans of the original had hoped for.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blast Ball is simply a brilliant game taking the best of some well-known ideas, and crunching them into a unique formula. Playable, addictive and sheer fun. The only thing I really long for is more levels in future updates. This game can blast my balls for a long time, and I will enjoy every minute of it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak is a great game combining a user friendly interface, precise touch controls, frantic battles and great presentation.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The version to get, I know that I will be replaying this more than once on the iPad. The lack of the more helpful verb system and nicer 3d effects separates this from the PC and console version, but SE 2 is still more than playable on the iPad.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The intensity of the game may not be for everyone, and the relatively small amount of content may annoy some, but for me I can think of few better ways to spend a dollar.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's close but no cigar when compared to the 5 star Space Invaders Infinity Gene. PMCE looks, sounds and plays fantastically… but, had it included online leader-boards and multiplayer, it could have been contender for best Arcade game on the AppStore.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mage Gauntlet is great fun from the first level to the last, and then you can do it all over again, albeit harder.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I had a blast playing this game, and will continue to do so. It could be improved with more difficulty options in the single player, and of course, it doesn't win any awards for originality, but it does succeed in what it undoubtably sets out to do, and that's offer a fun and accessible arcade racer… and a fantastic online experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you want to have a really fun game that takes the excellent gameplay of Boom Blox combined with a good physics engine you can't go wrong with Save Toshi.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, despite some shortcomings, and with the promise of multiplayer to come, FIFA 11 feels like the most complete version of soccer to hit the AppStore.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most fun, crude and foul point and click adventure for iOS. Start with Ep1, and soon you will sit eagerly awaiting the final episode as well.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you started off your career in adventure gaming with the Walking Dead it may do you some good to experience this finely crafted take on the traditional adventure gaming formula. I sincerely hope that Pendulo Studios is around for a long time to come, and that they keep bringing these short but thrilling adventure titles to iOS.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of Japanese role playing games than you absolutely must get Chaos Rings Omega. It is without question the best game in the genre on the iPhone. However, if aren't a huge fan, and have already played the first Chaos Rings, than I would probably pass, because this game is so similar (almost identical) to the first one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To me Parcel Panic is the best racing game of 2009 beating all other wheeled competition over the head with basic arcade fun. Highly recommended, and a definite Editor's Choice from me.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is largely a known entity, and for those of you who are familiar with the game and want to play again should definitely consider this version. Those of you not in the know, I hope that this brief rundown of the game was enough to entice Star Wars and D&D fans. Knights of the Old Republic is a game that any fan of Western RPGs should give a chance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Coco Loco may have fallen to the wayside as another Angry Birds clone if it weren't for the obvious love and polish that went into practically every aspect of the game. The graphics absolutely pop on the iPad (the game is universal, so it works on the iPod and iPhone as well), and the liquid and gel physics behave exactly as one would expect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zombie Infection is a great action game from start to finish. Sure, the story is uninspired and the voice acting is terrible, but the core gameplay is some of the best fun I've had with an action title on iPhone.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of either cricket or baseball you owe it to yourself to give the appropriate lite version a go. The controls are excellent and the gameplay is fast and fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With excellent old school circus presentation, brilliantly simple gameplay and a cool share functionality Slide Circus is a perfect casual game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rest assured, the audience King of Dragon Pass is aimed at will lap it up. But it's even made a metal and machine guns guy like me respect the dragons and warlocks of ye olde. I'm sure to be back blasting aliens in the face with assault rifles soon, but for now I'm off to trade that bogey in a jar.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Epoch's visuals and gameplay mechanics are it's shining force, easily making it one of the most desirable games on the app store at this moment in time for all you graphic lovers. If story doesn't interest you and you're a fan of cover based gameplay, although repetitive, Epoch is indeed the reigning champion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Major Mayhem takes elements from an Operation Wolf style shooting gallery, Canabalt platforming, Gears of War duck-and-cover and Max Payne bullet time, and mixes it into an action-packed budget platformer that's hard to put down.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monkey Labour is all about the image inside the frame. Excellent replayable highly addictive gameplay in an uncompromising retro presentation. I love it, and hope to see more original games such as this.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great racing game. It has a couple of minor flaws, but nothing gamebreaking. The social sharing hooks after every race can be a little annoying, and they delay the time getting to the next race. Still, slight problems aside, fans of racing games will enjoy the total package offered in Asphalt 7 Heat.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, the game has amazing potential for extended play. These minor issues cannot take away from the truth; 8-Bit Rebellion is a great game that is constructed and executed very well, has crazy amounts of potential, and gives a unique online experience.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Who knew tossing sack-boys at targets could be so much fun? This iPad version benefits from the bigger screen for accuracy, but the visuals lose some appeal enlarged.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mushroom Wars is one of the better RTS games available for iPad, and anyone up for a fast-paced tactical experience should definitely give it a shot.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two working controls methods, excellent graphics and audio along with Game Center integration for leaderboards equal a great quality release. Now if I can only find a Buddhist monk to try the game.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Billabong Surf Trip is a fantastic surfing game that features realistic wave mechanics and maneuvers that can actually be performed in real life.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a great puzzle game. It is certainly not original, as it borrows heavily from some of the more popular games on iOS. However, it does enough to make the mechanics its own. If you like physics-based puzzle games, this is one that is well worth your time, as it features fun gameplay, beautiful visuals, and a fantastic soundtrack.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately there is a lack of online multi-player, which is huge shame, and one of the main draws for the console edition - let's hope that comes in an update.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game where your enemies mock you by exposing their derrière has to be played immediately.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Ascendancy is a true classic turn based strategy game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Be Together is one of the best physics puzzles lately combining cute graphics, excellent level design and high production values. Loads of achievements, hours of puzzles and the feelgood game design make it hard to quit playing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PinWar is a great game in one player, and a pretty good one with two. It’s a bit like renting a one bedroom flat with four friends – a little cramped, but great fun. Remember though – friends with small hands work best.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It sounds great, looks great and plays great. The lack of control customisation is a sore point, but much like any accelerometer game, practice makes perfect, and it's all part of the challenge.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very interesting and well polished puzzle game. It will fry your brain and really make you think analytically.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy I is still a better place to start whether you are a seasoned veteran or completely new to the series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sketchy multiplayer is a black blot on an otherwise beautifully crafted real-time strategy game for iOS devices.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    QatQi is a great relaxing word game that has taken the next step in the evolution of the genre.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a great overall package which, for the most part, feels like it's been built as much as a personal passion of one man and his love of retro, than simply a product for consumption by iOS gamers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A real surprise to me in a truly positive sense. It merges two genres almost seamlessly, and manages to keep the formula fresh for hours. The slightly sketchy controls at times disturb the gameplay. In the end it is still an easy game to recommend to both the casual gamer usually into match 3 puzzlers, and the hardcore MeatBoy platformer fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you aren't scared or ashamed of turning your iPhone around while in public, then this is a definite must buy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't quite offer the same originality in gameplay as Bit Trip beat, but it's attack on your senses will knock your socks off, and more than makes up for it. Beautiful!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I thoroughly enjoy Talisman’s overall design and presentation, and encourage fans of board games and role playing games to give it a shot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun new entry in the strategy game genre. It is more casual than ordinary war strategy games, but still more hardcore than for example Plants vs. Zombies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it's not perfect, Real Boxing can indeed be crowned the undisputed king of iOS fighters. True, there's not exactly much competition, but first is first. It'll be very interesting to see what Vivid Games follows up this impressive effort with. Or to put it another way…seconds out.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Need for Speed Shift is a really good racer with a lot of variety. The only things that keep it from being perfect are the really linear career mode, and the limited upgrade system.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It also allows me, after weeks sitting in a darkened room with nothing but the game to keep me company, to create an absolute evil beast of a level to send to the developers and give them a taste of their own medicine. Yellow Monkey, your contact details are nearby. You've been warned.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Love Gears is a casual gear puzzle game that brings smiles to gamers. It might not be a revolution to the genre, or provide the hardest gear puzzles out there. It is one of those games you can play together with your kids, or by yourself if you are keen on maximizing your scores. An easy game to recommend.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a fantastic casual game. It is a great game to pick up if you are looking for something ultra relaxing. It has some intense parts that will wake you up and get your blood pumping, but overall, it was just a little too slow for my tastes.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    To me this is a fresh take on the tower defense genre, and at times it gets as intense as an arcade game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I wish someone would figure a way to make a truly great full fledged hockey game for mobile, but for now this will hold many of us hockey fans over. If you like hockey (of the ice variety), then I would advise checking this game out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heads Up! Hot Dogs is one of those games you can easily hand over to your kid, or even your grandma and watch them smirk and laugh.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Maybe you should stop thinking about picking up that soda for a quick sugar rush, and instead use those pennies for a punt on this game, for a brain rush!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Volcano Escape is nothing original, its level of polish makes it a standout amongst the competition.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bird Strike oozes charm in the visual stakes too.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of those games that has the addictive factor that keeps you going back to it again and again for more, coupled with perfectly fitting visuals I find it hard to fault this game.