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 World of Goo
Lowest review score: 10 Dragon's Den The Official Game
Score distribution:
1093 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Max Payne Mobile pays tribute to the original, and if you have never played the original you owe it to yourself to give it a go. It is by no means a perfect game, and you will get annoyed with Max spastically drying to jump, or getting stuck on something. Still it is an important piece of gaming history, and despite the flaws it is highly enjoyable due to a great story, amazing voice acting and relentless action.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    An enjoyable game with smart visual presentation and an airy synth soundtrack that makes you feel as though you're racing against time to figure out an important puzzle. Which is of course, exactly what you're doing. They got that spot on then. You'll feel compelled to master in the same way as it's older cousin, surely a major endorsement.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Save Them All has some neat ideas that at times become too ambitious. It tries to combine the arcade action running found in Don't Run With a Plasma Sword, and the skill based patient running of Canabalt. When it works it is brilliant, but too often a cluttered screen with too much going on, and a hero that melts into the background hindering the brilliance.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Farm Frenzy 2 improves slightly on the great original, but I had expected it to be further from the original.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with these smart decisions on the part of the publisher (or possibly decisions made at the behest of the developer), and the quality of the ports, I can't say that the Raiden games hold up against shooters tailored more towards iOS. Even with the faster touch controls enabled, I found that my hand was getting in the way far too often, and that I didn't have the same level of immersion that I would have with a physical joystick.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its redeeming qualities are primarily the same elements that drag it down. It seems that somewhere along the line the creators forgot what every food enthusiast worth his salt should know, "everything in moderation."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A charming, quirky game with loads of personality. I promise you've never seen anything like it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To it's credit, Jet Set Radio is so cool, funky and still very fresh that you could easily mistake it for a brand new iOS IP. It's just unfortunate that the controls can't elevate a good game to a great one; although to be fair, that's not the sole fault of the game itself.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Crimson Gem Saga you get a linear, but polished RPG with some of the worst touch controls implemented in the menus I have ever experienced.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great looking multiplatform castle defense game in the vein of Defender Chronicles. Poor twitchy controls, mundane story and a general lack of own identity draw the final rating down. It is still recommended to veterans of the genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun little casual game that can be frustratingly hard at times.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Funky Smugglers is a good game with a slick look and enjoyable bite-sized gameplay which even though it gets a little repetitive, is perfect for those moments when you're bored and stuck in a queue. An airport queue perhaps.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not the most powerful game in the universe. It is however a quite enjoyable romp through memory lane that can be enjoyed by both fans, and newcomers to the series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not blow you away, but it does enough to keep you jumping back in for another quick blast, which I believe is the games exact intention.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    iOOTP Baseball 2011 is a deep simulation with a lot of gamelife. The basic presentation, and lack of sound hurts the overall impression. You can't go wrong with it though if you are a fan of baseball, and simulation games.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you want an audiovisual experience with a good story dream:scape is definitely recommended. As a game it lacks challenge, action and precise controls. It is better to view it as an interactive novel with slight puzzle elements than a game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The great thing about all the Mr. games is that I always feel like I am in control until that moment I suddenly mess it all up. This is what makes me want to go back over and over again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can't get your hands on the 3DS release of Mutant Mudds, the iOS version is serviceable, but the original remains the definitive platform for Mudds.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Resident Evil Mercenaries Vs, doesn't come close to the best multi-player iOS shooters out there. It does have some great ideas, and you will have fun online. But the control scheme is outdated now, particularly on a touchscreen, which severely dampens the overall package.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fantastic example of an excellent story and outstanding voice acting, but suffers from a few technical issues including tricky controls and lag in some areas of the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a fun-enough blaster that will keep you entertained for a few hours before the next installment of the 'i' series comes along. A forest shooter where the aim is to hunt your dinner perhaps? Great ideer anyone?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are some small control issues that pop up now and then, but still, for a fan of challenging platformers, this one is worth a look.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Boy Loves Girl is a perfect start to a niche series that could include Girl Loves Boy, Boy Loves Bunnies and Girl Loves the Neighbour. For Valentine´s Day it is a perfect gift with an icon showing your love. It will of course work well at other times, as well and I think it is a good title to have in your arsenal of gifts.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But if you’re after some proper Iron Man thrills and spills, you’d be better off watching the film. It’s a much better representation of the character, and that’s official.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of iOS experiences that are largely a riff on a single mechanic, give Pangolin a chance on iPhone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Epic Hearts doesn't stand out in a significant way from the Zenonia series, but it certainly isn't a bad place to start. The plus version of the game adds some in-game currency, but I never hit a wall where it seemed like I would need more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Redneck Revenge has a fun framework with a lovable hero, cool enemies and memorable weapons. The core gameplay is however quite shallow, and offers little variation. For those looking for a quick arcade defence game I still think it is worth picking up.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Carmageddon has never been a great racing game, not in 1997 and not in 2012. It is however some of the most fun you can have on four wheels in a game. I have already had more fun playing this game than I have ever had in Real Racing or Need For Speed. Sure the gameplay differs greatly, but when I play games it is about having fun. Carmageddon spits at realism, farts at proper handling and pees on fair play, and that is just how I like it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In a sea of arcade style games on the app store, Radia does little to stand out. However; I don't want to sound negative about Radia, it does some things really well, and for 99 cents it provides a toy-like experience that will keep you busy over the course of a few train rides.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a shame the MiB theme tune wasn't included somewhere along the line. Instead, a generic hip hop soundtrack is on offer, but never seems entirely suited to the game. I need my 1990′s Will Smith cheese damnit.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Minigame Paradise will hook quite a few with the cute characters, easy to get into minigames, and collection aspect. The fact that the minigames are too simple in design not offering more than a way to spend a few minutes deters me slightly.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the franchise will enjoy this game, as will fans of shooters, but I fear there is little to keep anyone interested for very long. Each level only takes 10-20 minutes to complete, and the game can easily be beaten in a day.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Subway Surfers looks and sounds great, but it does not add anything new to the endless running genre. It's fun to play, but it feels a little too much like games that have come before.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For fans of the comic, and other comics published by Kickstart Production it is worth getting, but for us others it is just another quick casual action fix.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sleepwalker's Journey is a nice puzzle adventure for those looking for a game where you have to constantly solve obstacle puzzles on your feet. Moonboy moves about much like a lemming, but is perhaps even more fragile.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Earn To Die is fun for a while until you realise that you don't really need to focus to get good distances on your rides. Too easy, and short with too little demand for precision jumps and landings. Still fun, and those darn zombies have deserved it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Monsieur Monsieur makes something fresh from the Angry Birds formula, and combines it with a platforming experience. It is quite shallow at the moment with only a bit of collecting to do. Still it is fun, and easy to get into.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Finding all the jobs, getting surprises when clones are in love and expanding the settlement are all fun, and addictive. Too bad that the pacing slows to a trickle somewhere around level 9.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Beastie Bay is a decent Pokemon-like layered on top of familiar Kairosoft mechanics. While I pointed out many criticisms of the game, there is something gratifying about the simple progression and cheery nature of Beastie Bay. It falls short of the bar set by other serious monster catching titles, but the interaction between simulation and hunting is just enough to pull you through the game’s arc.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good game lurks within Cowboy Guns, somewhere, but it is spoiled by the camera point of view and lack-lustre presentation.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Advena is an action RPG that doesn't really do anything really new. The positive aspects are the responsive controls, cool switch between party members mechanic and battle animations. On the negative side the sound is boring, the story is predictable, texts don't fit text bubbles and finally the heavy use of IAP to succeed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    VR Mission EXT is a mixed bag combining exciting stealth action a la Metal Gear with slow crate moving puzzles and too much focus on IAP.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, it really is just another bug squashing game - albeit a very polished one - and it's a bit late to the party.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Presentation is lacklustre, the game lacks commentaries, official entries and songs, and most of all it lacks flair. Once mastered it will get boring right away, but up to that point it is really fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is a weird experience where the great intuitive controls of the predecessor have been replaced with unresponsive buttons.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cows vs Aliens is a fun little casual game that can drag you in like a hurricane. It does however lack content, and the one game mode available is not enough.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not that there is no enjoyment to be found in Horn, but one really has to get their hands dirty with the negative aspects of the game to find it scattered about.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The world of Cyto is colorful, crisp and set against the backdrop of an atmospheric soundtrack. While the art and music are unique and pleasant, they feel reminiscent of games like Contre Jour or many other indie platformers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fundamentally Gameloft need to focus more on the story delivery, pacing, and most importantly remove the shackles of the helping hand, to give gamers more exploration and a feeling of achievement.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The story is quite thin, and so is the writing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Endless runners are fun and the vibrant Banana Kong is no exception. Still, without repetitive reminders of missions, the game never elevates itself to a more addictive experience. Banana Kong shows how important it is to always dangle a reward in front of the player. Without it, all that running is monkey business. No offense, Kong.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There isn't much of a 'game' here, unless you count watching your plane fly to it's destination while tapping the screen to collect coins which appear in the sky a game. Somehow I can't see that being a listed feature on the iTunes description.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game looks good. It has a great art style that fans of old school games will absolutely love. It has some problems that keep it from being as good as it could be, but it's certainly not a bad game by any stretch.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is quite a lot of content in the game with both story missions, and the option for hunting for goodies.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shot Shot Shoot is the game to whip out on the table when you have friends around. It is good fun, easy to learn and controls well.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ash II: Shadows is a mixed bag of witty dialogue, interesting story, nice 16-bit graphics, technical issues with the sound, too little challenge and too little character development. I think those who have already invested time in the first game should consider continuing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bubble Bobble Double is a mixed bag with a seriously disappointing rendition of a classic bogging down an interesting new game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can't get enough old-school RPGs, Avernum is indeed what you are looking for. Even in light of my negative experiences with the game from a technical perspective, I cannot deny the satisfying tactical depth and rewarding RPG hooks built into Avernum's core.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The controls are ho-hum. They work ok, but the level of accuracy needed to successfully land on some of the floating platforms is sometimes a little too precise for the regular human thumb.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Feels quite unpolished due to the lack of online features, limited character development and lacklustre music. It does however pose a great challenge to physics game fans, and unlike games like Angry Birds luck is not a big factor in Bug Chucker.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's much too rough around the edges to be The Best Game Ever™, but it's still worth some choice moments of your time due to it's scale, ambition and the fact you know it was made with a whole lot of love. Just don't expect to be playing it to infinity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No Human is a fun game, but the thin content and sparse presentation draw the score down.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So it's standard 3D shooter fare which doesn't reinvent anything. Sometimes that's all you need. Just remember that the graphics are supposed to look the way they do. You dope.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’ve ever played Words, Hanging or Scramble with Friends, you’ll be well versed with how ‘Reveal!’ works. You log in, challenge a friend (if you have any) or select a random opponent, then take it in turns to complete your round. And just like those famous games, you may also wait for two weeks for them to play their turn, but that’s another story.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Patchworld is a great looking casual shape cutter that is a bit too easy for adults, and therefore more suited for children age four to ten. It is a shame since the world created in the game is really cool.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gameplay found in Incredible Express HD is nothing revolutionary, but it is quite fun. It is a light-hearted take on simulation games for a touch interface, and a crowd used to time management games. The stale presentation, at times imprecise controls, and awful soundtrack are the clear weak points.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are a soccer fan, and also enjoy match three games you have certainly found a game to sink your teeth into. Be prepared to invest some more money to get all the cool shoes, shorts and whatnots that enhance the performance of your team.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mikado Defenders is definitely one of the better looking, and sounding tower defense games in a saturated market. If you utilize a good strategy the game becomes too easy, and starts playing itself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun casual one touch game that you can pick up and play for ten minutes when waiting for the bus. It does`t offer any depth, and in the end the casual nature is what hurts it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end Trenches proves that war can be fun, and since mankind thinks that it deserves all the wars it gets. Logic, got to love it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One for the retro-heads only perhaps.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Apocalypse Max is not the action shooter I had hoped for, and only the presentation really shines. Where it matters most the game is a bit shallow, and disappointing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I was expecting more from The Witcher: Versus. While there is a certain excitement that comes with sending out challenges and waiting to see how you performed, there is also certain frustration/disappointment when you watch yourself get slaughtered time and time again without much to say in the matter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Stoneship can be recommended if you are looking for a light-hearted, polished strategy game that can be quite fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mixes some great gameplay elements with some truly flawed ones. This is the problem with ambition, as sometimes you can't cover everything.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good time burner, but lacking in lasting appeal.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Monster Balls is a nice casual game with perhaps a funnier name than actual game. Still I think it might be updated to become better in the future with Game Center support, and some more game modes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Caligo Chaser is not a bad game, but it doesn't grab me either. An RPG that doesn't grab you isn't really interesting at all in my point of view. Furthermore the uneven pacing hurts the game tremendously.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its a cute enough game, and will keep you entertained for a while. But when your Wife tells you to put away your phone because its time for dinner, then proceeds to serve up lamb chops with chilli sauce, you'll realise what sheep are really good for.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rock Runners does some things in a fresh way such as the excellent inspired level selection menu, and adding some exploration to an automatic runner. The hero running through the mines is a bit too generic, and I get that this might be to be able to customize him. Still I prefer a proper character with a name, and a reason for me to care.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Island Tribe HD is light on gameplay, and often I feel like the game doesn't really need my help. Tap here, then there, then here, then there, and repeat.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It isn't real football at all; I played real football last week, and I can assure you it left me patently more tired than swiping my fingers across an iPad screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All in all though, as good looking and charming as it is, it needs a little more imagination. And for a game who's main character is a cardboard box and lives in a land of paper, that's saying something.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The level of interaction required is minimal when compared to the vast array of options the game provides, and there is little excitement outside of watching your matches play out seconds at a time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Zombie Quest HD might put a lot of people off considering it has the word zombie in the title. Given another skin, name, friendly subject matter and online multiplayer it could be a potential new Hero Academy. The gameplay is the strength of Zombie Quest HD, and it deserves to be packaged with more care.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It seems like Gameloft fell in love with their swinging mechanic a little too much and forgot about making the movement on the ground fluid. Since combat does not take place in the air, this decreases the quality of the game significantly. It is not a bad game, but it certainly is not as good as I had initially hoped.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Graveyard Shift isn't a bad game, but it does leave you feeling you haven't got your money's worth when your done.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    My biggest infuriating gripe with the game though is the total gameplay time, it took me 1hr 30minutes to complete, regardless of this being only episode 1 or a 4 part series the $6.99 (£4.99) price tag is too steep for my liking.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a fun game that suffers from a developer going a little overboard trying to make some money. This game reminds me of going car shopping. Sure, it's a lot of fun to drive new cars, but you have to deal with the salesman constantly trying to sell you on the car and not just letting you enjoy the ride.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The thing that saves it from being just another App Store title passed by (which it might be anyway), is the rather lovely graphics.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sky Gnomes is a fun little racing title with an original concept at it's heart. But, I can't see people sinking a lot of time and effort into it, other than a quick diversion.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    After playing the game for an hour or so I was hooked. Alpine Crawler World is a solid casual arcade off-road racer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gene Effect is a solid package; you just need to make sure your expectations are in the right place before you jump in.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tiny Lights suffers from some horrible control issues, especially at the few occasions when you try to battle the enemies. A short game life also stumps this otherwise immersive, cute and explorative experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ferry Up is a cool little casual game for the iPad that challenges your ability to navigate a ferry with the agility of a fridge. It is fun for a game or two, but then it gets too repetitive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Razor: Salvation is not a bad game, but it relies too heavily on the unlock mechanic and supposedly high-end visuals and not enough on variety. For some people, the simple shooting gameplay might grab them and keep them entertained for hours, but for me, it just left me feeling unsatisfied.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, its a solid shooter. For fans of Minigore that thought the gameplay was lacking, you'll certainly getting more out of Pirate's Treasure. But despite the campaign adding longevity to proceedings, it manages to become very samey after a short time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Settlers for iPhone is still a quality title but I can't recommend it unless you think that balancing your checking account is exciting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sound is a little disappointing though. You'd think a BMX game created by a real BMX biker would include a soundtrack that was a bit more…I don't know, 'With It' (is that the right term? I lost touch with the cool kids a while back). What's here sounds like something you'd find in a cutesy platformer with fluffy hybrid animals jumping on each others heads.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Oh right it's decent. There are better side scrolling hack and slash games out there, and some are even made by SEGA. (Streets of Rage being one example.)

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