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
Highest review score: 100 Labyrinth 2
Lowest review score: 10 Dragon's Den The Official Game
Score distribution:
1,092 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Part puzzle game, part platformer, and always guaranteed to raise a smile… it's a real gem. Albeit one that's covered in gloop.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This level editor, combined with the ability to share and download user generated levels, gives iBlast Moki near unlimited replay value.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The other and perhaps more important addition is the auto dictionary, no longer will you argue with friends or siblings over whether ZYMURGY is a real word (it is!). The game simply checks all words as you play, and of course adds up the scores for you.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Great graphics, superb controls, and – though it does contain some cheesy voice work, an un-original but great musical score, and a storyline that borrows from a whole host of games of yore – when these elements all come together they offer what can only be described as pure fun!
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The great level designs, presentation and intuitive touch interface all come together to create a symphony of intense 'edge-of-your-seat' action, that is so engaging it's almost impossible to put down. If this game isn't already on your iPhone and iPad then what the heck are you waiting for?
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To me Jet Car Stunts is the perfect iPhone and iPod Touch game. It makes great use of touch and accelerometer features to not only create one of the best, and most addictive driving games on the platform, but an experience that, for me, can't easily be recreated on another device (except maybe the Wii and PS3 controllers).
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall then, and Firemint have once more crafted the ultimate racing game on iOS devices.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With both online multiplayer with push notifications, and an addictive solitaire game Carcassonne is a complete package.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly polished game that is addictive, fun and features just the right amount of learning curve before ramping up the challenge.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like many success stories on the AppStore, it's the simplicity that makes Beat Sneak Bandit shine. On the face of it it looks like any other platformer, with elements from classics such as Donkey Kong, Manic Miner and Mario. But by injecting it all with rhythm, Simogo have created something truly unique.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a whole bunch of new gameplay, plus all the original. It really is the very definition of a no-brainer. The original received a 4.5, and this new update, while great, does not add enough to change the score.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controls are simple and effective. A two-way control pad for movement and two large buttons for jumping and sliding under low platforms. They're responsive and work well without getting in the way.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The deciding factor then is the multiplayer. It gives the game far more legs than the competition, and will no doubt sit as the dominant Arcade racer on your iOS home-screen. That is until the next super-sprint-style game hits the AppStore – no doubt in a few weeks.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Nebula Episode Two is a triumph of budget game design on the AppStore.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best action shooter I have ever played on any system anywhere. Nuff said, go get it now!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some technical shortcomings aside Epic Astro Story is one of the finest moments of Kairosoft. If you are a fan of simulation games, Kairosoft or staring like a madman at your screen for hours this comes highly recommended. Any game with Epic in the title has some large shoes to fill, and Epic Astro Story does it well.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ticket to Ride is the first time I've enjoyed playing with trains in 20 years. Should it have more content and a local play mode for the $6.99 asking price? I think so. Could it use a bit more in regards to social features and chat? Certainly! But that doesn't take away from the fact that it is a highly polished, and highly entertaining board game experience that will keep you coming back whenever you have 20-30 minutes to spare, and possibly even tempt you spend a few more bucks on it's add-ons.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But I was surprised how much it drew me in with it's great visuals, sound, and well implemented interface. The winner here though is the story, which much like a good book can keep you glued to your little screen.
    • 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?
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is among the finest RPGs available on the platform.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of multiplayer (we expect this to be added in future updates) XCOM: Enemy Unknown offers an astronomical amount of content, spanning more than one genre. Having said that, the game is not without problems. Game-breaking bugs are frequent and frustrating when they befall you during important missions.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto: China Town Wars has a tonne to offer any gamer. Whether you want to get engrossed in the story and take on missions, or just fancy a quick joy ride, there is something for everyone.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The biggest compliment I can give this game is that the story has completely hooked me.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from the initial letdown for those expecting a deeper game, Jetpack Joyride is a delightfully challenging arcade romp that no iOS gamer should be without.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls are tight, and especially the levels that forces the pizza to balance on a skull across a pit of spikes takes some real focus. Personally I really would have liked a touch controls option to complement the usage of the accelerometer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More ingenious puzzles, an amazing level of freedom to creating solutions, and a great sense of replay-ability to better yourself. To me this is a true sequel, where you take everything that was great about the first game and then improve on it in almost every way.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Magic 2013 is awesome. You can get a good chunk of the game for free to see if it is for you, and then unlock the rest for $9.99. It is literally the most fun I have ever had playing ag ame on my iPad, and it is almost flawless in execution. Seriously, just get the game now.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Labyrinth 2 takes everything about the original Labyrinth game, and rockets it to a brand new level of quality and fun. If all the games on the App Store were this good, I wouldn't leave my house. Absolutely a must buy.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sword & Poker gives me the same feeling that I get when I play PuzzleQuest. It has got that same "just one more battle, just one more" addictive flair.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What LIMBO did well on other platforms, it replicates perfectly in the iOS version: simple controls, an eerie atmosphere and an experience that sticks in your mind.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A true gem, and it is one of the few games that I as a parent can play with my kids and enjoy it with them. Multiple solutions, 70 challenging levels, great graphics and unparalleled online sharing functionality makes Casey's Contraptions a must buy for the iPad.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The cute presentation is great, and gives further enjoyment.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With smooth controls, impressive visuals, a huge variety of race modes to choose from, a good number of characters and tracks to unlock, and challenging AI in later levels, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing provides the best kart racing experience on the App Store.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rimelands : Hammer of Thor is an extremely enjoyable game due to keeping the challenge going, and I really hope to be able to continue the adventure. Not because I care about the story, but rather because the game mechanic works well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I honestly can't recommend Mirrors Edge enough.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fans of multiplayer word games, it doesn't get much better.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Infinity Blade 2 is bigger, bolder and better than before. It delivers an experience so finely tuned to the abilities of iOS, that it would be hard to replicate perfectly on any other 'current system'… It's the killer app that legitimises iOS as a gaming platform, and in a year where the competition has finally had to sit up and take stock.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one of those games that you absolutely have to play with using headphones. The beats are all super clean and catchy, and they sound crappy on the iPhone's speakers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gameplay is slick and simple, the music and sound effects are right on the mark too.
    • 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!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game has some great new features, and it is still a hell of a fighting game. I just don't think there is enough new stuff for someone who owns the previous version to run out and get it right away.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Girls Like Robots is a quirky seating arrangement, or rather relationship simulator set in a high school love drama. It is perhaps the most serious game to be published by adult swim. It does however have a sense of humour, and despite not having anything fart or die horribly it is a fun game. There aren't many games on the App Store with this kind of gameplay, and as such it certainly fills a gap between Joining Hands and Triple Town.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that Sword & Poker 2 is a great game following the brilliant original closely in both gameplay and presentation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    DrawRace 2 is my favourite game for iOS, and if I had to name a game that defines touch screen gaming this is it.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are simply gorgeous on the iPad 2, as anti-aliasing and other tricks are used to smooth things out, and the sounds from the movies take me back to a happy place.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not enough is added to the moment to moment gameplay to combat the game's pacing problems, but I wouldn't discourage fans of tower defense from enjoying this colorful, if typical, tower defense romp.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Osmos presses all of the right buttons for me. To be honest, I would have payed five dollars for the solar mode alone.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Machinarium is a true highlight in the point and click adventure genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is indeed a great game package. The presentation displays a lot of love, appreciation of detail and artistic talent. The music is excellently produced and has just as much whimsical personality as the visuals, and you can even unlock a range of wallpapers for your phone as you progress. What more do you want?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to Modern Combat 3's fantastic multiplayer, not only will I be able to reclaim my right as a gamer to blow people up at 3 in the morning, but because we're now in an era where this is all possible on my phone, any location in the world is open to me and my underpants.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dead Space is the best action game I've ever played on an iOS device. It's the first time I've felt like a mobile version of a game has had as much developer love put into it as it's console counterpart.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rovio has managed to create another compelling Angry Birds game, and I have to say it is the best one yet. Given the amount of nostalgia, and hours of gameplay it provides it is a must for any iOS gamer.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't hide my love for Alien Breed even if the story isn't more advanced than that found in Doom, or other shooters.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Room is a must have for the iPad 2/New iPad with the best puzzles, and puzzle mechanics of 2012. Everything about the game is polished, and highly compelling. I can't think of a better place to escape to when you are looking for your keys for the third time in a day
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfect fit for iOS, with gameplay that is suitable for the five minute break, or the three hour train trip. It takes line-drawing gameplay to another level, and injects the genre with a level based system.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You will have hours of fun at the fraction of the cost for the same game on Nintendo DS.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mini Squadron is a fantastic shooter. Combining a retro feel, with something that feels fresh and new. Add in great pick-up-and-play gameplay and a hectic multiplayer experience (local only), and I can't recommend it enough for shooter fans.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is as close to perfect as I have seen. If you own an iPad, this game is an absolute must purchase.
    • 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!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fresh and unique take on 3D puzzles executed perfectly for iOS.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fabulous football simulation that stops just shy of full marks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    WarGames: WOPR has almost everything in my opinion. Great gameplay, great old-school presentation and a story that is worth following. The only thing lacking that I would love to see is some kind of asynchronous multiplayer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, gameplay may not provide the most innovative or exciting experience, and the race design and units leave something to be desired, but it's the most solid RTS game I've played on my iPhone, and one that's actually fun to play online!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is a success for the most part, and despite the teething problems outlined above, the game is thoroughly enjoyable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Infinity Blade turns the traditional RPG on it's head, and although I admit that it may not be for everyone, for me it is one of the best game on the iOS thus far, and it's just getting started.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The electronic nature of Eclipse for iPad made it possible for me to appreciate this deep, fulfilling board game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Blast A Way is great puzzle game. It's beautifully presented, but more importably its fresh and challenging, with that all important 'one more try' factor.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective gripped me right away, and held me in a strong grip for more than eight hours. Finding out what had happened soon became something I pondered when making dinner, or riding my bike to work. Few games has this effect on me, but this NDS classic certainly has the story few games can rival.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ARC Squadron is easily one of the best shooters on the AppStore right now.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, the battles do become repetitive, especially in regards to their presentation, but there is still a huge feeling of accomplishment when you defeat a ship through both great battle strategy and lightning gesture reflexes!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If it wasn't for the lack of multiplayer and the little details I mentioned, this would have definitely been a perfect game. For now though, it is without a doubt, a Boomshakalaka!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combination of excellent presentation, lovable monsters, Jenga gameplay and cool music. It works just as well on the small screen, as on the large.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sentinel 3: Homeworld is a marvellous tower defense game. It caters more to the already initiated strategist, and it demands your time and effort. For newcomers the lack of story might deter the interest.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes! this is heavily influenced by Geometry Wars, both in terms of gameplay and look and feel. But if clones are this good, and perhaps even better than the original source material, then a little bit of unoriginality isn't always a bad thing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a game that's easy to play in short sessions, and will no doubt challenge even the most brainy puzzle-platforming fans.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All I can say is buy the game now.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A superb blend of classic point & click and neo noir, Gemini Rue is among the best adventuring choices on iOS.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LostWinds2: Winter of Melodias is a huge game that expands the more you play.