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 Jet Car Stunts
Lowest review score: 10 Monster Life
Score distribution:
1093 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tramampoline is otherwise a good bite-sized arcade title to poke away at during the downtime of your day.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The distances of attacks are not that easy to understand, which makes the battles feel a bit random in nature. More importantly the on-rails nature of the battles can turn the game into an endless flier circling around the enemy. However, the excellent dark mood created by the sound, and mellower flight sections are well worth experiencing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it is a solid, but forgettable, experience that newcomers to the point-and-click genre will enjoy much more than old timers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are better games out there when it comes to gameplay, but Feed Me Oil is still a worthy addition to the genre giving a couple of hours of oil-feeding.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Episode 5 is a suiting finish to a fantastic series, but doesn't score higher then a 3.5 because of it's requirement to repeatedly go back and forth between places taking the fun out of it slightly and because the final battle felt like it could have done with more to it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Altered Beast is one of the most playable beat ´em ups of the era. Some aspects of the port spoils the experience, and the presentation feels old.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Incredible Machine is a great game for kids, but if you're an experienced gamer there's not much to be said for challenging content or replayability.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun puzzle game that looks good, and plays well. Too bad that it is a bit easy, and can be completed within an hour and a half.
    • 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
    The Danny Elfman-esque music is a particular highlight, perfectly matching the theme and action.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Might be limited to a single game mode, but it comes packed with excellent gameplay worthy of that one more go over and over again. Definitely recommended for the hardcore gamer looking for a casual game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good game. It has some issues but it has a lot of potential. In spite of some of the issues, I still think it is well worth taking a look at. There is a ton of gameplay and it is quite fun. WIth an update that fixes some of the issues it could be something special, but as it stands, it is a fun game that is hurt by some problems.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid puzzle game from the BBC. Anyone looking for something a little different that will test your ability to think quickly will enjoy this game. It has a beautiful art style, fun gameplay and is certainly worth checking out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Organ Trail is immensely fun to play a couple of times, but after that the fun vanes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fleeced! – Shear Terror is a hard game to rate due to the fact that it has two faces. The single player turns stale quickly, and the tilt control annoys quite a bit. In a hectic match versus a human the controls aren't as disturbing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The presentation is cute, and highly functional. I must mention that the game is universal, but because of the freemium nature with waiting periods and being played in portrait mode I prefer it on the iPhone. Being able to quickly tax my empire when standing in line is great.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dungeon Raid manages to capture the essence of both rogue like dungeon crawling, and addictive match 3 in a easily accessible formula.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vector Conflict is a fun, challenging barricade defence game. It is really hard, and to some this might make it more appealing, and to others less. The fact that choice of upgrades truly matter is excellent in giving me that extra motivation to try again with a new setup.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dungeon Defenders is a creative leap for the tower defense genre, and one that I would like to see followed up by more refined sequels.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Back to the Future Ep3 is by far the strongest in the series for the story, the ending and although the puzzles are still relatively easy, the change in scenery helps it feel more like a fresher experience.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The organic kaleidoscope idea is brilliant, and offers good fun. Most of all it offers a great way to zoom out, and just relax.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the first Monsters Ate My Condo, and want an even more frantic experience it is easy to progress into the Super version.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Angela's World is a nifty survival game that lets you run in circles. It might not sound like a whole lot of fun, but it really is.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Remember folks, this isn't cruelty, it's entertainment.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Personally, as with most RTS games, I think there needs to be an option for game speed overall. Some people may want the game to be a little more "real time" than it currently is.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is fun overall. There is no real doubt about it, but to me it got a little bit repetitive and tedious after a little while.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good casual puzzle game well worth getting if you want to have a new spin on the "feed candy to an animal using ropes". To me the ability to affect the cookie by tilting the device limited my enjoyment, and the need to plan ahead. Despite the fact that it failed to grab me it still provided me with hours of gametime, and that is what casual gaming is all about.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Above is a great game in the one button/one action genre. The simple controls are responsive, and the game is quite addictive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Touchgrind BMX does improve on the series for the most part, but in other areas, such as the lack of free roam, it seems to be taking a big step back. As it stands now it will delight and frustrate gamers in equal measure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay really is something worth checking out. Early on it's a little slow going as you learn the different ways of utilising the chicks, but soon things get frantic, genuinely challenging and the game quickly becomes hard to put down.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In a speedrun you could probably get through the game in about 45 minutes, but if you are a newcomer it will take you a great deal longer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    GoatUp manages to be a unique experience despite being just another Doodle Jump knockoff. Who could have imagined that kissing goats, grazing the land and jumping upwards could be so much fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great presentation, loads of courses and game modes, Game Center integration and nice controls still makes it an easy game to recommend.
    • 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
    i3
    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.