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 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Lili
Lowest review score: 10 Dragon's Den The Official Game
Score distribution:
1093 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact that the interface is well designed, and the entire game has a Godzilab level of polish also helps longtime appeal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So it's a polished game let down by a morally corrupt IAP system that is directly to blame for everything bad in the world today.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sometimes you just want to keep things simple and find the fastest way hit things with a hammer. Here it is.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The slightly unclear controls, gory details that can't be turned off and lack of any real variation bring the impressions down. Bouncy! is still a really fun game playable on small, medium and large iOS devices. It is the kind of game that attracted me to playing games on a smartphone from the start: easy to get into and always available, but still so hard to master.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pretty neat physics collection of canned mini-games. The graphics are pretty beautiful and the physics effects are definitely the highlight. The only negative thing about it is the lack of variety.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So hey, it's not original, but it's executed well enough to keep you bashing…if you know what I mean.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Avernum 6 HD is a classic old school RPG for a select audience. Those looking for a quick RPG fix are better off looking elsewhere.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monkey Slam is a cute brick breaker that has all the strengths, and flaws of the genre. It might be better suited for a younger crowd than us old timers that have been breaking bricks for almost thirty years.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A polished and enjoyable platform romp that translates well on the iOS platform. Its repetitive nature is the only thing that may hold it back for some, but both Kindle and the gremlins are endearing enough for most to stick with it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I love much of what Dragon Island has to offer. There are just some elements that clearly lack the polish and depth of the Nintendo title it pays homage to.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Battle Bears Blast is a blast to play, and manages to fill a void in the market with a casual shooter gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The only real complaint I have is the story. Through the "story" you are suppose to save the robots from their own planet (which is actually why you connect them through their sockets, so they can share energy) but sometimes the story itself got in the way of the flow of the game. It was a nice touch, but at times it seemed a little bit annoying.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'm not sure the game will appeal to the newer generation of high demand gamers with it's 8-Bit graphics, and awfully repetitive soundtrack, coupled with little improvement over the original.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I had a fun couple of hours beating Nightmares from the Deep HD, and there were still a lot of achievements left and a harder level of difficulty giving more hours of the same puzzles. If you want an adventure game set in a pirate world not too far from Pirates of the Caribbean this is definitely a nice option even for those not usually keen on hidden object games.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, NOVA is still the best shooter on the iPhone, but I think iPad version just does not stack up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wild Blood leaves me both hungry for more, and cold for it at the same time. At it's core there is a great hack 'n slash experience, up there in fact with Gameloft's Hero of Sparta series, and at times even God of War (the definitive slasher). However, the constant badgering to spend more money through in-app-purchase leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pocket League Story has some great moments of fun when you finally beat that hard as nails team, or manage to get a superstar player for the first time. It is also a lesson in boredom with the drawn out matches with little interactivity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bridge Odyssey doesn't bring anything new to the table, and the challenges found in the opening tutorial basically show you what you will see throughout the game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not something I'd particularly bother with to be honest. There are more urgent things to take care of when you've got household appliances ruthlessly stalking you. I need to teach this toaster how to stay lost.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Percepto is a puzzle game for players into solving riddles, and challenges in multiple steps. I guess a seasoned chess player can use it to get into the grove before a chess match.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Penumbear is a quality puzzle platformer with a lot of content, and unsettling presentation. It never feels casual, and finding all the hidden stuff means you have to be prepared to have Penumbear impaled on spikes quite a lot. Not a game for the kiddies, but rather a game for those into darker games such as Limbo, Nihilumbra or Oscura.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A short somewhat easy twin stick shooter. The cuteness factor combined with instant playability and varied levels still make it one of the most fun games to play in the genre.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I have found myself playing Sailboat Championship quite a lot. It is an enjoyable little racer that I feel myself getting better at all the time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    KooZac definitely has some fresh ideas, and once you get the hang of the mechanic it is fun to solve the puzzles. Too soon it feels like it doesn't go anywhere, and I never got hooked the way I got to for example Bejeweled.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Game Center high scores this is one of those little casual games you can play more than you imagined. There is a lack of variation though, and compared to similar concepts like The Blocks Cometh it needs to be fleshed out. For a free game it is definitely worth the download no matter if the creator had been sixteen, or an established studio.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crumble Zone doesn't have aspirations to be anything more than a race to the top of the leaderboards, but at that it does pretty well. A few nagging control issues and a lack of variety don't stop this game from being a good way to spend a few minutes between chores.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I like the presentation, the controls and the mood of the game. The lack of levels really hurt it as the survival mode lets you camp.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Greed Corp is a great multiplayer experience that allows for quite quick matches. The single player campaign is good as well with an AI that at times shreds me to pieces. What isn't that good is the lack of graphical polish, and the quite clumsy controls. Still it is a highly recommendable game that allows for some cool strategies.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Transformers G1: Awakening is a quality title paying homage to one of the coolest animated series from my youth. Highlights are the graphics, the camp story and the music.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PES isn't perfect, but it's certainly not terrible. Come to think of it, neither is it mediocre. And if you're confused by that sentence, you're not the only one.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It feels like the twin-stick gameplay and graphics engine have been thrown together last minute, rather than building something more unique.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Forget about the edutainment aspect of Don't Kill The Squirrel!, and get at least the free version to play a whacked out first person arcade survival racer in the suburbs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Poker Pals is a fresh entry in the asynchronous multiplayer genre that is immediately accessible to all. Easy rules, and easy to play it is a pleasurable way to play during shorter breaks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Happy Sheep is a solid puzzle game, but it has some issues. The sound in the game is less than stellar, and the difficulty ramps up extremely quickly. Those looking for a casual, relaxing puzzle game should stay away. Players looking for a game that will challenge (and possibly frustrate them) will love Happy Sheep.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rocket Warrior isn't a bad game, it's just not a particularly inspiring one. With some updates to the visual design, more worlds with more creative presentation, and a bit more polish in the front end, this game could be great. Certainly, the core concept is worth a look.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dungelot should be applauded for its lack of a secondary in-game currency, and the inability for the player to purchase coins for real-world money.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bug Princess 2 is more badass. But it is also very much more of the same. If you can't get enough of bullet hell then this will no doubt quench your thirst. But if you are looking for something new, then you may want to look elsewhere.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's always the feeling at the back of your mind that the game is a little over-complicated. Ironically, it's because it's so well presented and fun that you can't help thinking how much more fun a simple balls-to-the-wall blast fest would've been. The agency building template, like my trousers from ten years ago, just doesn't seem to be the most natural fit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best looking game on the iPad in my opinion. The sounds are awesome as well. That said the game play is good but not great.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chop Chop Ninja is a cool action platformer with cute and bright presentation, innovative touch controls mixed with a bit too easy difficulty and a short story mode. It is definitely interesting to pick up for the controls alone in my opinion.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Joining Hands is a casual puzzle game with loads of levels, good presentation and excellent controls.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed playing NFL Rivals, and the setting makes it much more enjoyable than the predecessors. It is the same gameplay, but injected with real teams and a global competition.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A definite lack of personality, colour and realistic physics lowers the final rating somewhat. I still find Implode! to be a nice little casual demolition game that is easy to recommend.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In fact, as the game is completely free, you’re actually getting fantastic value for money…or value for nothing if you want to take things literally.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It tries to infuse some mystery, but in the end you run around doing errands in a quite linear experience. Still it is highly enjoyable to learn new recipes to collect for, and then cook. Finding new foodstuff, and solve the mystery of the island.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Street Wrestler will just about keep you going to the end with it's wacky storyline and sense of humour, but after that, you won't want to come back to it much. It's lack of depth and flimsy combat hurts it in that regard. Forget not the gravitas, gamer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are into match three games it is a must buy. It is also recommended to most casual gamers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Super Crate Box is a fun game with excellent presentation, and a quick twitchy gameplay easy to get hooked on. There are some issues with the controls, and collision detection cramping the quality quite a bit. Still it is one of the most fun games you can play on your device at the moment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a thin line between challenging and frustrating. Epic Game avoids being an Epic Fail because even though it may seem a little too hard at times, you'll be back to conquer it after you've sellotaped your hair back to your scalp (because you tore it out, see?)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's art is fantastic and a highlight of the game, as are the simple accelerometer controls.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It feels important, and interesting to complete a level. The story, and how it is presented is pure brilliance. If the game had been longer, and had some variation to the gameplay it would have shone even brighter.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I am really having a good time with Disassembly 3D on my new iPad, and that is where it belongs. It is universal, but I can't recommend it for the small iPhone screen. Any iPad will do, but it does look much better on the retina screen. If you are like me, and grew up with an urge to take stuff apart it is definitely worth trying out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I found myself frustrated with some of the action elements at times, and even a little tired with some repetitious levels, but that doesn't stand in the way of Flea Symphony being a decent puzzle romp. There are plenty of levels included, and the game's IAP system only unlocks levels that the player hasn't progressed to yet.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's an engaging and fun game here if you can (literally) wrap your fingers round it. Puzzlers don't come much better looking, sounding or presented than this on iOS, so its all a rather tasty recipe in the end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game can get tough, but like many physics games, a lot of the gameplay is dependent on luck.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Silverfish is a well presented arcade avoid em' up that plays very well. If you are a fan of other games of the genre you will probably enjoy this quite a lot. If you are completely new to the genre it might seem both confusing, and too hard to grasp.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Neo Nectaris could use a quickmatch style game mode as well, as right now all there are to play are various unrelated missions. You do not carry over your units from previous missions, nor is there much of a storyline.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite it's short nature, Tumbledrop is challenging, charming, and above all fun. Despite being a higher price than I expected for this kind of game (£1.99 as apposed to $0.99), it's worth picking up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Arcane Legends may feel like a small step back for the franchise in spite of it's positive and innovative elements, it's still fun and provides one of the best mobile MMORPG experiences you can find on Android or iOS.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ms. Splosion Man explodes straight into my heart with her cute quirky style, but at the same time she is a gold-digger not afraid to go for my wallet after she has captured my heart. Please Ms. I am a married man, and I can’t afford any expensive mistresses.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun match four rotating block puzzler with great level design, and challenging times to beat. The massive amount of levels(456), and polished presentation makes it easy to recommend even though repetition will set in eventually. Up to that point it is great fun helping the cute monkeys out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Up In Flames is a fun physics puzzle playing with fire that adds some new tricks to the formula. I just wished it could be a bit friendlier to kids, as putting animals on fire isn’t the nicest thing to do. Especially since they whimper in pain. I hope to see a kid option in future updates. Other than that this is a game well worth your time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a full PS2/Nintendo 64 kind of game, it is the kind of games we used to pay $50 for before and we had to play it on the couch. This one is only worth $4.99 and we can play it anywhere we want. If it wasn't for the lack of online gameplay and the few flaws it has, it would be a perfect game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We're not going to get Zelda on iOS anytime soon, so this is somewhere near being the next best thing. Just make sure to book an appointment at the barber before sitting down to the introduction. By the time it's over, you'll need it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The touch controls could be more responsive, and the music leaves much to be desired. Other than that I was pleasantly surprised by Greedy Penguins.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The brilliant presentation, and music alone can be enough to warrant a great time for a lot of people. It is a good game, and with updates I think it will turn into a great game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Forgetting the poorly tied together story but getting down to core gameplay, amount of levels and variation available to the player, Chicken Frenzy is a good game and worth every cent, or penny if you prefer.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Playing RayForce is a lot like taking class A drugs. Not that you load up the game and attempt to smoke your iPhone (that doesn't work, I've tried it), but the trippy, swirling graphical effects thrown at you while playing have roughly the same effect as prancing about in a sweat soaked warehouse rave, off your face on an Ecstasy pill.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead Rising Mobile is both a technical marvel, as it lets you roam a mall freely on your iOS device. But at the same time it suffers from a crude combat system, graphical shortcomings and glitches and a general unpolished feel.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I have had a fun and frustrating time with Isaac Newton's Gravity. Sadly the frustration has come from clunky controls more than from the challenges presented.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Granted, it's not some cheap mini-game or crappy animated comic, but it still feels more like a quickly-planned tie-in than a full standalone experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's definitely a good laugh, even if the gameplay is slightly one note, and a sense of satisfaction when you finally break through enemy defenses to clobber their outhouse is guaranteed, especially on the later levels.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Sims 3 Ambitions is the most polished experience, and definitely recommended for old time fans for the series for both PC and iPhone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The brilliant presentation paired with an easy to get into, and highly engaging game mechanic makes Sortee a fun experience for a couple of hours. Once it starts to feel repetitive the shine fades, and it might feel a bit pedestrian. Like sorting your own waste before going to the recycling plant.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of my biggest gripes is that it takes a little too long for Sonic to get up to full sprint from stationary, so you can see that the simplicity of fastfastfastfastfast makes me happy. And without meaning to be rude dear reader, who are you to judge my happiness? I'm off to enjoy some more speed with Sonic and Tails. Interpret that how you will.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's certainly a lot more fun than shaving with a chainsaw.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's one of the better movie-tie-ins out there. But after watching the film twice, it just about keeps it's head above water in meeting my Na'vi needs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's certainly a lot more fun than shaving with a chainsaw.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great puzzle game. It doesn't necessarily rewrite the book on puzzle games, but all in all, it's a solid package that is well worth a look if you are into the genre; especially Tetris-like puzzlers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun simulation game with cool graphics, and a enjoyable vibe. Being on the easy and short side, and lacking online leaderboards hurt it quite a lot. Still it is worth getting if you have enjoyed the other titles from Kairosoft.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An action time management game with a surprising amount of depth due to the many upgrades, and inclusion of a deity using health to power the world. It might look a bit too similar to Farm Frenzy, but in my opinion it has enough own personality to be worth getting even if you are already a Farm Frenzy fan. The occasional slow responses to tapping are another concern of mine.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ravensword Shadowlands is a game that tries to do too much for its own good. While clear effort was placed into visual effects, and creating a wide variety of environments, the elements to fill out these areas are just not present.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jenga in classic mode, and pass n' play mode is an enjoyable experience. Slowly paced it is fun to challenge yourself of a friend.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Polara is a fresh entry in the endless runner genre featuring a quick, and clever colour-shifting mechanic. Slow to start, but once you get to harder levels the game becomes hard to put away. At that point the lack of graphical flair doesn't matter, and I can only do one thing: keep running. And yes, die.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's one that will pull you in with it's charm and won't let you go till your dinner's gone cold. So by all means download and install the game, but make sure you chow down before playing. Because we all know what a cold meal is good for don't we? Absolutely nothing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game can feel like it's playing itself, and the confusion isn't helped by graphics which are considerably south of beautiful.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controls work well for the most part.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Until the controls are fixed I would advise holding off on playing it. Why bother you may ask? Well, once it's fixed you'll find a highly polished game with great graphics and sound, as well as level design that is a fine balance between fun and frustration (as all platformers should be!)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ORC: Vengeance certainly has it's moments when the gesture controls come together when surrounded by five or six monsters, and Rok rocks his axe. Too much time is spent slowly running around the linear levels looking for a switch to open another gate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is not the best in the genre, but still worth getting for the cool world of jelly that the developer, Infinite Dreams, has created.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ocarbot is a hard game, and it will not appeal to everyone. To those who want a really challenging puzzler with a lot of personality you can't go wrong with Ocarbot.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For platform fans that like a bit of head scratching thrown in for good measure, it's certainly worth checking out, and fans hoping to play the original won't be disappointed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun little dance game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For fans of the original who have the need for a pocketable version to have with them at all times, it's great. But for everyone else it might just come across as a "So what game" and not the historical masterpiece it is meant to be.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Temple Run 2 is a good endless runner game, better in some ways than the original, and in other ways worse.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those who dream of pulling off those perfect passes this still comes highly recommended.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I find the Old Clockmaker´s Riddle to be highly enjoyable experience giving a new spin on the match three formula by introducing a story, and map progression. The fact that it ends after 50 levels, and doesn't really do much new limits the final rating. Still it is a game that most casual gamers will enjoy, and as you can try for free I recommend you to download it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All of my gripes about originality aside, technically speaking, Zen Bound is still a great looking and sounding game, and it controls and plays just as well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're popular enough to have actual friends outside your computer screen (what a ridiculous proposition), do you buy the cardboard and plastic board game, or sign into iTunes and download the virtual version instead? Choices, choices. Either way, I'm pretty sure one Mr Reiner Kinzia wouldn't mind if you went ahead and did both.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I really wanted to love Button Brigade after I saw the really cheesy trailer, and initially I did. Then repetitive retries, cheap deaths and unclear menu options spoiled it somewhat. I still think it is a highly enjoyable puzzler that brings a lot of new ideas to the table.