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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Score distribution:
1,092 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The presentation is more polished than the original, but it will not win any accolades for graphics. There is simply too much grey, and the bloodspatter isn't over the top. I would have liked some wicked splashes of blood littering the screen. As for sound it is ok too.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kumo Lumo is a decent, colorful game that is perplexingly free.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The double-tap for confirmation system is something I believe no game should have, and what seems to be a deliberately obscure menu system (and the fact you have to register to access the game's main features), is a bit iffy, but once you start playing the game proper, you certainly find it hard to stop. Remember, it's 100% or nothing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    City Conquest is an interesting hybrid, one that feels like it could have used a little less tower defense in the mix.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controls aside, it's actually an enjoyable romp as you figure out the best way round each maze, trying to avoid the increasingly difficult and sadistic obstacles with only a bouncy ball (which can at least be upgraded) to aid you. It's about timing, and not a small bit of luck too.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game controls great and looks fantastic. The story might not be worth writing home about, but it at least paints a well known historical figure with a new twist. Was Noah a cold-hearted monster? Probably not, but at least Chillingo is willing to think outside the box.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So it may not be a technological marvel, and the lack of truly disruptive power-ups is a little disappointing in a title like this, but gameplay is instantly addictive because it’s so damn simple. And because you don’t have to think too much with the Slaughter mode, it’s satisfying fun when you’re in need of a quick session.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Year Walk isn’t for everyone, as it is far from a casual experience and it takes a lot of effort from the player to get into it. For those who manage to immerse themselves completely this is one of the greatest games ever on iOS. For those who don’t it is a waste of time, and money.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ‘The God’s: Rebellion’ is the game equivalent of fast food – pretty (tasty), not exactly good for you (not much depth), but you can’t help having more. It might not be the most sophisticated title, but there’s a thousand other App Store games for that. If you’re in the mood for the simple act of putting pointed steel to soft demon flesh, you could do far worse.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are just playing Mini Ninjas for a quick diversion and don’t get caught up in the implications that a paid system has on the scoring you are in for a treat. Those who want to sink tons of time and money into the title certainly can. I’d say that Square Enix has done a much better job at publishing a much better free to play title than they have in the past.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jones on Fire is a fun runner that is easy to get into, and play for days.