TouchGen's Scores

  • Games
For 1,093 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Anomaly: Warzone Earth
Lowest review score: 10 Monster Life
Score distribution:
1093 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is easy to have a blast with Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno due to simple controls, and constant action. It is even worth replaying when you have upgraded your guns to allow new routes to be taken. Don’t expect the same game, as on console, but rather something more suited to mobile gaming on the go.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I approached Star Wars Pinball as someone largely unfamiliar with what pinball has become in recent days. After spending some time with it, I am interested in delving in to the rest of Zen Studios’ pinball offerings. I can’t say if this is their best work, but it is a damn fine pinball game, and one that leverages a beloved film franchise.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coin Drop! is one of those casual games that you got to have on your iOS device. Alongside Peggle, Tiny Wings and Cut the Rope it is both a perfect five minute game, and a great four hour marathon game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The higher production values expected on Wii translate beautifully on the iPhone, with great cell shaded 3D models married with 2D style pop-up book sets.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Qbism is a well made, and really clever puzzle using the third dimension as wow-factor.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Episode 3 really shines in it's final puzzle, one which is much more true to the traditional insult sword fighting mechanics of matching up conversation replies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those of you that loved the DS version of the game will appreciate the improved visuals and portability, especially considering how poorly implemented DS backwards compatibility is on the 3DS.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The set up for the final episode is excellent as you really can't imagine how the story will continue.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One part of me wanted something more radical, while the other yearned for more of the same. After completing the first chapter though, both these feelings dispersed and I was just left with a simple primal urge to punch a scientist in the face, collect each briefcase and do it all in the quickest time. So what if it is pretty much the same game as before… it's still awesome, and I'm hungry for more!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metal Slug X is a fun shooter with a load of content. The touch screen controls let it down at times, but most of the time they work well enough. I am not sure if Metal Slug X is worth it if you already own Metal Slug 2, and it would have been nice to have it as an IAP upgrade as well. For newcomers to the series this is a perfect start.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Eufloria is a great implementation of real time strategy on iOS devices. The art will relax you, and the challenge can keep you at the edge of your seat (the game does include a more relaxed mode). Don't hesitate to give Eufloria a shot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spirit is a budget gem you don't want to miss.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bad Hotel is a hard game, and there are some really harsh levels that demand quick decisions and movements. I found the more relaxed early levels to be more suitable to the colorful presentation, and quirky story.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an overall well executed port of a great game, a game that would go on to inspire the famed job system in Final Fantasy Tactics. If you’re a fan of the original release or a fan of JRPGs in general, you will likely find something to enjoy in Final Fantasy V.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one game where less is more, and where your performance can set a new personal best in one playthrough, but barely get a quarter of the way through the level the next. Most importantly, it's one where if you brake for too long you'll end up several miles beneath the earth. Eek.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not necessarily better on all accounts than Eliminate though, instead I would say that it offers a great alternative experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Real attention has been paid to making sure justice has been down to this handheld version. Everything you loved about the 1991 release is here to savour, and the game has translated surprisingly well to the iPhone. Just beware the crazy difficulty.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No matter which device you prefer Spirits is an excellent game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are loads of funny connections, and a whole lot of loose ends are tied up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Block Fortress takes the Minecraft idea into a warzone with turrets, goblins and guns. It is a fresh idea executed really well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Hero is tremendous arcade style fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the third level I was hooked by the simple gameplay, clean graphics and chillout soundtrack.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Death Rally is still a fantastic game. The only major problem I had that I already knew about was the lack of multiplayer. Apart from that, the game is solid.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a patient gamer that likes to sit comfortable and slowly make their way through a story at their own pace then this is the choice for you! I have no doubt that this game will become an iOS cult classic, but maybe not for reasons related directly to gaming, and instead more in line with my opening statement… as an art piece.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I have had hours of fun paper puzzling with Colorbind. It is perfect for both shorter breaks, and longer sessions.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hardcore shooter fans will no doubt love the challenge - including the ferocious boss battles, and the extended score attack and challenge modes. But I fear that casual gamers, or newcomers, may struggle to progress from the early levels and simply give up too early in frustration.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I thoroughly enjoyed Espgaluda 2. Sure, it's pretty mindless arcade fair, but the craziness to it all makes for an exciting ride.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great little entry level RPG, it's very light on story, so might not appeal to the hardcore RPG player, but it's intense action, great controls and an easy to use inventory and level up system ensures that it can be enjoyed by all.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a freaking full-on mobile MMORPG! It's a lot of fun to play, especially with friends; and to me, that's more important than having every feature under the sun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As much as I love everything about the game's mechanics, story, and artwork, this specific port does not work as well as it could have.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the competition though, this ten-year-old game shows no signs of fatigue, and still feels fresh to this day. The game promises more levels and features through updates, which can only improve the game… especially for seasoned ChuChu-veterans like myself.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The addition of ranking and kill signatures will keep you playing for a while to come, and the gorgeous graphics really give the feel that this is much more than a mobile game. It's a shame that the lack of many basic features constantly reminds you that it isn't.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun entry in the endless running genre that brings both storyline, and humour to the table.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    iStunt 2 is a fun casual arcade platforming trial game featuring wacky physics, and some mad air. The levels are generally well constructed, and I want to have more of them right now.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, there is only one game mode, and there's nothing to unlock or achieve, but this is one of those games that drives you to play it without any quirky gimmics. It's insanely easy to pick up and play when you have literally a minute or two to spare, and the mysterious stats page really makes me wonder what I will discover if I can stay in the game for just a few more seconds than last time.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    I have played Modern Conflict on and off since I got it over two months ago. That says a lot, as around 90% of the games on my phone are played once and then never again.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great pick up and play action shooter. It is really intense, and it takes a lot of focus to get anywhere fast.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a great game, and all bullet hell fans owe it to themselves to pick this up. The sheer detail of the sprite graphics, crazy over the top weapons and explosions, combined with the usual techno/classic/rock music mix, ensures a shooter experience that only CAVE can offer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rebuild is a fresh entry in the zombie genre letting you play from a top down city planning perspective. Random cities with a lot of variation give each play trough some new challenges. A part of me would still like to see a campaign mode, and I keep my fingers crossed for a Rebuild 2 in the future.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might be a blatant rip off of Wario Ware, but on this platform it feels wholly original. It's sick, twisted, and warped…. I wouldn't have it any other way!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pretty great little game. It has a couple of annoying control issues that popped up now and then, but it is well worth checking out. It has a great difficulty curve that will appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers alike.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is super challenging, yet still simple.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you love GTA, Crackdown and the classic 16bit top down gunship titles like Jungle Strike and Urban Strike… you'll love this.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Arcade Solitaire: TriTowers is a great time waster that takes the already addictive solitaire into arcade territory.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I found that I was so engrossed in the intense battles that I didn't miss such things as boss encounters, or extra modes to break up the seemingly unstoppable action. Instead it's good to see a game focussing on delivering a tight shooter experience, without all the fluff that can result in a diluted experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Speed Forge Extreme really is the best of the bunch so far, it still has a ways to go before it can reach the platforms full potential of the genre.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Succeeds where it matters: it is fun. From the first levels to the 75th I had a blast. With variation between levels, and some really challenging shots it is easy to get hooked for hours.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The lack of extra artwork and developer's commentary is disappointing. Still an impressive effort on the small screen, but not all that it could have been.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has a quality to it, be it the great soundtrack, great graphics (for the time) and challenging gameplay, that keeps you coming back for more.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Football Manager Handheld 2012 is a must for anyone into football manager games. It is snappy, realistic and rewarding once you get your team in the right direction.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A polished and highly enjoyable golf experience. I'm not entirely sold on the freemium model, but you can still have a good time on the green without spending a cent, and so making it free will no doubt put this feature rich golf game in the hands of more gamers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not reinvent the wheel, but it doesn't do anything much wrong as such and if all you're looking for is a fix of speed, you won't be disappointed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But, after playing it, and thanks to some truly great controls, challenging boss battles and endearing graphics and music, CAVE have done it again… I'm hooked.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy high score games with online leaderboards I can definitely recommend Zombie Highway. It proves how important game play is over presentation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So far, with four stages, 20 levels per stage, and three cheeses per level, there is a TON to do, and many ways to improve your score.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A feature that has become essential over the years in football games is the ability to edit your teams, transfer players so you can keep everything as up to date with real life. Gameloft don't fail here as you can change both the team and player names and make transfers yourself which is good, so 'London' becomes 'Arsenal' and 'Man Blu.'
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, there is a sense of random luck to the whole thing, and at times you look like a crazy person flicking at your iPad. But, in a way, that is its charm.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it lacks is not being extreme enough in the way out there department, and a proper soundtrack. Still it is a breath of fresh air for a genre that hasn't evolved much since Midway 1942, and Ikaruga.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The comical cantina renditions of classic Star Wars tunes, hilariously animated bar brawls and quick paced gameplay makes it one of the most enjoyable time management games I have ever played.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heroes and Castles is a great game with an excellent mixture of strategy, and action. It is an intense experience standing in the keep waiting to heal while skeletons wielding huge swords raze the walls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    TAoT:RKT have a too long name that isn't eye-catching, but it makes up for it in sheer playability. I would have guessed that the game was an endless runner starring a kitten. It doesn't bring anything revolutionary to the table, but it brings old school tight hardcore jumping to the small screen.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blast Off is a perfect game for the iPhone with quick load times, brilliant touch controls and Openfeint integration. It gets my total recommendation even though more content would be appreciated.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't exactly break any new ground, but it takes the best of the old and repackages it for a new generation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's another great football game for iPhone and iPod Touch. If, like me, you prefer the simpler controls, then PES 2010 might be for you, but you may want to weigh up the pros and cons of the other offerings out there.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An engrossing and rewarding experience. I was surprised by its plot, intrigued by its themes and writing, and stimulated by its many puzzles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great looking game that controls well, and gives us control freaks a time to control everything. Sadly the level objectives force a repetitive experience making the campaign mode a lot like the survival mode.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Act of Fury is a perfect fit for the iPhone; it's uncomplicated, good looking, and probably the easiest game to pick up and play that I've, er…picked up and played. It's also cruel, frustrating, and at times you'll swear it's just being unfair.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NBA Elite 11 feels like developers have disregarded polishing essential game mechanics to focus purely on the graphics, and although stunning, what we really need is solid gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good entry in the point and click adventure genre. It brings it's own brand of humour that is more cheesy and clumsy than the irrationalities of Monkey Island or puerile nonsense I love about Hector. If you want an adventure spanning the entire galaxy you can't go wrong with Kaptain Brawe.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those interested into a turn based strategy game with a proper story will still have a great deal of fun with the game, as will those who keeps Lovecraft art on the wall and his writings under the pillow.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Non Flying Soldiers is a neat entry in the physics puzzle department that combines some of the urgency of Lemmings with a casual gizmo puzzler. There are issues however with the camera angles, the lack of variation and the short game life at less than four hours. Still it is a mighty fun game initially, and a brilliant introduction to physics puzzler for the younger crowd.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can hack the grind, stick with it and it does actually become more interesting. On the plus side, I lasted longer playing Suspect In Sight than I did with my first and only helicopter experience even before I got to that point.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Last Temple is a solid match three puzzler that makes up for the lack of uniqueness with great polish.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Totem Tribe is a nice casual strategy game allowing you to follow a tribe across islands. Simplified with hidden object aspects, and puzzles it is a pushover if you are looking for any kind of strategic challenge. As a time-waster it works marvels though, and it is quite fun to slay mushrooms.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a JRPG style experience with some callbacks to Dungeons and Dragons, Knights of Pen and Paper excels. Just don't expect the full pen and paper experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy I is still a better place to start whether you are a seasoned veteran or completely new to the series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An equally fun, as frustrating puzzle platformer.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    The crude humor shouldn’t keep you away from what really is a decent puzzle action experience. However; if manic, farting monkeys bleeding out in bear traps sounds like a riot to you, don’t give this a second thought.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a polished hidden object game you can't go wrong with Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sporos doesn’t do much new that I haven’t seen before, but it packs and presents the puzzles in a polished fashion. A great puzzler for relaxing in bed, or picking up for just a few minutes while waiting on the bus. Try the lite version first to get a feel for it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PUK
    Otherwise it’s classic arcade stuff – fast, addictive and easy to get into.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Phantom Leader is a game for those who don't mind nestling down with an instruction booklet. It is for people who derive fun from learning a complex system, and exercising their mastery of it. While luck will always be a factor, Phantom Leader is a game that I want to become skilled at.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kingdom Conquest 2 certainly has enough to offer for those who enjoy city building freemium titles. The action RPG or strategy elements likely won’t be enough to sell those who also don’t enjoy titles such as Farmville or We Rule. Of course, the game is free, so it doesn’t hurt to give it a shot.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frequent use of it can actually make you feel more mentally aware- which is an actual real world benefit of what is being billed as a "game." After playing this on a long train ride, I am more inclined to tackle larger calculations in my head at work as opposed to my instinctual reach for the calculator. Brain Age did the same for me, and American Mensa Academy feels like a more robust version of that treasured Nintendo title.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Where the multiplayer excels, the single player lets the game down. Too few game modes, and simply not that fun AI makes it lacklustre at best playing the soccer mode. Penalty shootout is decent in single player, and can be fun in short sessions.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    It is a fresh concept that I have not seen before, and should appeal to both arcade, and puzzle gamers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The soundtrack and voicework is as top notch as it's ever been. The Story is wrapped up nicely, although the more pedantic of you will find a small plot hole or two. The game still suffers from a catastrophic virtual stick and bad camera at points and if you want to experience the game at it's portable best, it needs to be played on an iPad2.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you want quick, high energy and high scoring action on a shoestring budget, then this is the game for you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At it's core, Rage HD is a incredible technical achievement that will provide a fun-but-brief experience that may or may not be frustrating depending on how you play the game.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    So regardless of whether or not you find eight space cowboys out there in the outer reaches of the universe, ErnCon manages to provide enough enjoyable arcade shooter gameplay to stand on it's own.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So if you can get past a couple of niggles, there's an alright game lurking that should keep your attention until the real muscle-bound Adonis's take the London stage. I just hope Mr Bolt doesn't embarrass himself and fall over during his big race.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Scribblenauts may be worth buying simply for the sandbox mode, which works as a great time sink if you're bored on the go or waiting in line somewhere. As far as the game itself goes, don't expect to be challenged much, or pushed to solve puzzles in truly creative ways.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It can be hard to master, and what Rainbow Six game isn't?, but once you get into a few multi-player bouts you'll get a good and solid multi-player experience, it's just not quite great.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it certainly becomes challenging as you progress, it's much more forgiving than games like Doodle Jump, and leans a bit more on the casual side of the genre. It's nothing amazing, but it's one of the better games I've seen from "one-man" developer teams on the App Store, and is certainly worth a buck to get some quick entertainment while you're out and about.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    BioArmy doesn't bring many new ideas to the table, but instead the focus is on game life and challenge. If you don't like tower defense games this won't change your opinion. If you on the other hand are a tower defense fan who like set path maps you will definitely enjoy Bio Army.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are looking for an intense thriller and have a lot of time (or money) on your hands then you may want to pick this up. For everyone else it's certainly pretty to look at and listen too, but I doubt you'll have the patience or enough encouragement to get to the end.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is solid even though it takes a while to "forget" about the lack of octagons. The customization of mechs is cool, but could be much deeper and flexible. Presentation is a bit basic, but it works quite well. The lack of online multiplayer is also something worth noting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My only complaints with Traintiles lie in the game's demand for the player's rapid reaction.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun psychedelic diversion that works well as a casual game for shorter moments. Trying to play longer sessions is taxing because of the randomness of awesome to poor shots, and the weak level progression.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite some of the minor flaws in graphics and difficulty, the game is fun, thanks in huge part to the great control scheme. With a little more spit and polish this game could be a great budget shooter.