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 Beat Sneak Bandit
Lowest review score: 10 Monster Life
Score distribution:
1,092 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Maybe you should stop thinking about picking up that soda for a quick sugar rush, and instead use those pennies for a punt on this game, for a brain rush!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Hero is tremendous arcade style fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent time waster, and can be really relaxing to play for both short and long sessions. Great polished graphics, and one of the best soundtracks in an iPhone game definitely makes it something well worth getting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Horrible Vikings is a casual game gone adventure, and it really works.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music is awesome, much like epic soundtracks such as you'll find in Halo or Call of Duty, the music really adds atmosphere to the overall experience, egging you on through even the toughest missions, and almost rousing goosebumps at times.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    iBomber Defense might not blow anyone away in terms of being new and creative, but it definitely shines as one of the most fun strategy games out there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was suprised how much I enjoyed Ice Age… I'm still playing it now, trying to get every last nut. As movie tie-ins go it's a refreshing change.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dante's journey through the five circles of hell in The Inferno is a delight to any fast fingered player with an interest in classic literature. If you are looking for a slow puzzle game that lets you do things at your own pace The Inferno is not for you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jump O'Clock is one of the most polished and easy-to-play platform jumpers on the iPhone.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I have had a blast with Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, and I really want to play the next episode right away.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For casual fans, this is still a great action brawler but keep in mind that it can get a little bit repetitive after a little while, despite the many characters and environments available. However, it is certainly the best superhero game out there right now for the iPhone.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spirit is a budget gem you don't want to miss.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No matter which device you prefer Spirits is an excellent game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The comical cantina renditions of classic Star Wars tunes, hilariously animated bar brawls and quick paced gameplay makes it one of the most enjoyable time management games I have ever played.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Volcano Escape is nothing original, its level of polish makes it a standout amongst the competition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But the real reason to buy the game is for the local multiplayer of both the main game's levels (through racing) and the previously mentioned mini games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game, full of peaceful and yet cool music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Train Conductor 2: USA is another prime example of a game that has benefited greatly from a long development period with fine attention to detail.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great pick up and play action shooter. It is really intense, and it takes a lot of focus to get anywhere fast.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you love GTA, Crackdown and the classic 16bit top down gunship titles like Jungle Strike and Urban Strike… you'll love this.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chromixa is a great game, and took me by total surprise. It looks simple when you have just slaughtered your way trough a couple of levels of Nova or raced like a drunken delivery guy in Parcel Panic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    However, at higher difficulties the game becomes much more edgy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's another great football game for iPhone and iPod Touch. If, like me, you prefer the simpler controls, then PES 2010 might be for you, but you may want to weigh up the pros and cons of the other offerings out there.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a freaking full-on mobile MMORPG! It's a lot of fun to play, especially with friends; and to me, that's more important than having every feature under the sun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within plays very well on iPhone, it looks great and, despite some instances, controls great too. The main issue I have with it though, is its console heritage, especially the save system.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hard game to rate. The gameplay in the match three section is excellent, and you can play it for ages. Sadly the quest mode is not that good, and it soon started grating on me.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Qbism is a well made, and really clever puzzle using the third dimension as wow-factor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has a quality to it, be it the great soundtrack, great graphics (for the time) and challenging gameplay, that keeps you coming back for more.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It sounds great, looks great and plays great. The lack of control customisation is a sore point, but much like any accelerometer game, practice makes perfect, and it's all part of the challenge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rogue Planet is a quality game with stellar production values thanks to the talented French Agharta Studio, solid gameplay and an involving story. The weak AI, linear maps and somewhat clunky controls draw the overall impression down.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best boxing game so far in my opinion. It might not be as fully featured as some of the competition, but as the old saying goes, it's 'quality not quantity' that matters. And with both great presentation and gesture controls this is the closest you'll get to big boy console boxing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Speed Forge Extreme really is the best of the bunch so far, it still has a ways to go before it can reach the platforms full potential of the genre.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Instead of being a clone it brings a completely unique gameplay formula to the App Store, and it is a fun one at that. If you are into match three games or barricade defence games this title comes highly recommended.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The high presentation of Liqua Pop is the icing on the cake to a simple and fun puzzler with great controls and an original take on a classic formula.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    iStunt 2 is a fun casual arcade platforming trial game featuring wacky physics, and some mad air. The levels are generally well constructed, and I want to have more of them right now.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A feature that has become essential over the years in football games is the ability to edit your teams, transfer players so you can keep everything as up to date with real life. Gameloft don't fail here as you can change both the team and player names and make transfers yourself which is good, so 'London' becomes 'Arsenal' and 'Man Blu.'
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those of you that loved the DS version of the game will appreciate the improved visuals and portability, especially considering how poorly implemented DS backwards compatibility is on the 3DS.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great platforming title with a fun cool gameplay twist. It doesn't quite seem as fresh an idea as it did on Wii over a year ago, especially with many unique physics games already on the AppStore and on other consoles since, such as Super Scribblenaughts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great platforming title with a fun cool gameplay twist. It doesn't quite seem as fresh an idea as it did on Wii over a year ago, especially with many unique physics games already on the AppStore and on other consoles since, such as Super Scribblenaughts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like it, and can live without a linear level structure you have almost unlimited game life ahead of you. If you on the other hand want a clear goal with the game you owe it to yourself to at least play the free portion to sample this new exciting game developer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Certainly a welcome return, but it doesn't offer as nearly as much as I had hoped. Tiger Challenge and the Facebook integration are strong additions, and the tight controls, particularly on the iPad version are second to none. But, somehow I expected more from EA… more content, more courses, more tightly integrated commentary, and much more in the visuals department (and that's coming from someone who cherishes gameplay).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Certainly a welcome return, but it doesn't offer as nearly as much as I had hoped. Tiger Challenge and the Facebook integration are strong additions, and the tight controls, particularly on the iPad version are second to none. But, somehow I expected more from EA… more content, more courses, more tightly integrated commentary, and much more in the visuals department (and that's coming from someone who cherishes gameplay).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The kind of 99 cent game I like to see on the app store. The gameplay is frantic, and the birds are cute. It's not super deep, but has enough challenges to keep you coming back. It takes advantage of the iPad with "HD" graphics and some great animations,
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Snowboard Hero is a great first stab at Extreme sports for Fishlabs. A few things hold it back from being perfect, such as the lack of more advanced controls for seasoned gamers; an SSX-style free ski mode, no multiplayer for one-on-one racing, and the aforementioned character styling.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Death Rally is still a fantastic game. The only major problem I had that I already knew about was the lack of multiplayer. Apart from that, the game is solid.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a patient gamer that likes to sit comfortable and slowly make their way through a story at their own pace then this is the choice for you! I have no doubt that this game will become an iOS cult classic, but maybe not for reasons related directly to gaming, and instead more in line with my opening statement… as an art piece.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most fun casual jumping games I have come across. It combines simple controls, a great concept and varied obstacles.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't exactly break any new ground, but it takes the best of the old and repackages it for a new generation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monkey Labour is all about the image inside the frame. Excellent replayable highly addictive gameplay in an uncompromising retro presentation. I love it, and hope to see more original games such as this.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a great overall package which, for the most part, feels like it's been built as much as a personal passion of one man and his love of retro, than simply a product for consumption by iOS gamers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing it on the big screen is even more enjoyable than before, and you'll appreciate the animation and big heads even more.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two working controls methods, excellent graphics and audio along with Game Center integration for leaderboards equal a great quality release. Now if I can only find a Buddhist monk to try the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You don't know Jack is the most fun trivia game I have played on any console or computer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I enjoyed Burn it All a lot more than Burn the Rope, but that probably comes from my preconceived distaste for accelerometer-based titles.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fast Five doesn't bring anything refreshingly new to racing games, ripping many elements from similar games before it. But, it is a highly polished and enjoyable racer and can hold its head high on the AppStore amongst other quality titles such as NFS: Hot Pursuit and the Asphalt series.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bumpy Road is one of those games which, like Tiny Wings before it, oozes charm and sophistication, yet comes in such a small budget package. It's proof that sometimes the simplest ideas have the most legs, or in this case wheels.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Army of Darkness Defense is a fun take on castle defense, and definitely a must buy if you are a fan of the trilogy or Bruce Campbell. Limited game life, strategic planning and variation draws the final impression down. Playing as Ash is always cool, and just like earlier games featuring Ash the quality isn't the best but it is still great fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great addition to the genre, and if you are already a fan it is a must buy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fresh take on the old school arcade games. Funfilled action with great looking pixel art. The game might be short, and somewhat shallow. The lack of alternative controls to the accelerometer is also a drawback. In the end it is still really easy to recommend.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So far, with four stages, 20 levels per stage, and three cheeses per level, there is a TON to do, and many ways to improve your score.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bird Strike oozes charm in the visual stakes too.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I wish someone would figure a way to make a truly great full fledged hockey game for mobile, but for now this will hold many of us hockey fans over. If you like hockey (of the ice variety), then I would advise checking this game out.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An intense breakout game with everything but the kitchen sink thrown in.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Takes the solid gameplay mechanics of Mirror's Edge and throws in satisfying combat, a bunch of unlockable items, a sweet motion comic storyline, and a fun combo/power move system.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great little entry level RPG, it's very light on story, so might not appeal to the hardcore RPG player, but it's intense action, great controls and an easy to use inventory and level up system ensures that it can be enjoyed by all.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taking Xtreme Wheels on face value I can easily say it's the definitive trials experience on the iPhone and iPad. Upon further dissection it could certainly do with more levels, tweaked control response and some of it's glitches fixing. This is by all means a must by for trials fans!
    • 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!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All the right ingredients for a fighting game come together beautifully to make for a hugely enjoyable game for both newcomers and the hardcore.
    • 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!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cut the rope experiments then is very much more of the same. But when more of the same is this good, then it's not always a bad thing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A polished and highly enjoyable golf experience. I'm not entirely sold on the freemium model, but you can still have a good time on the green without spending a cent, and so making it free will no doubt put this feature rich golf game in the hands of more gamers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A real surprise to me in a truly positive sense. It merges two genres almost seamlessly, and manages to keep the formula fresh for hours. The slightly sketchy controls at times disturb the gameplay. In the end it is still an easy game to recommend to both the casual gamer usually into match 3 puzzlers, and the hardcore MeatBoy platformer fans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite it's multiplayer shortcomings, Muffin Knight is a game that should not by missed. It's one of those games that just shouldn't work. But, all the elements come together to form a unique arcade experience that will be comfortably at home with the other great - and strangely quirky - titles on the AppStore.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you look for a game that laughs in the face of casual gaming, and adds depth to the experience definitely pick this one up.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very interesting and well polished puzzle game. It will fry your brain and really make you think analytically.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Real attention has been paid to making sure justice has been down to this handheld version. Everything you loved about the 1991 release is here to savour, and the game has translated surprisingly well to the iPhone. Just beware the crazy difficulty.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are loads of funny connections, and a whole lot of loose ends are tied up.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shadowgun has surprised me with great level design, balls-to-the-wall cover based action, and solid set pieces; all wrapped up in an enjoyable b-movie-esque tale and, of course, stunning presentation. As a graphical showcase alone - of what can be achieved on iOS with the Unity engine - it's worth it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I can see this game benefitting from the brilliant kind of mission structure that Jetpack Joyride has introduced. For now it is a highly recommended universal game that is darn fun to play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun new entry in the strategy game genre. It is more casual than ordinary war strategy games, but still more hardcore than for example Plants vs. Zombies.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    TAoT:RKT have a too long name that isn't eye-catching, but it makes up for it in sheer playability. I would have guessed that the game was an endless runner starring a kitten. It doesn't bring anything revolutionary to the table, but it brings old school tight hardcore jumping to the small screen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lovers of 8bit games, platformers or portals are sure to love every second of Commander Pixman and that's what makes it worthy of the Editors Choice award.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots is any indicator of where the Fruit Ninja series is heading in future installments, I for one am excited.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I found that I was so engrossed in the intense battles that I didn't miss such things as boss encounters, or extra modes to break up the seemingly unstoppable action. Instead it's good to see a game focussing on delivering a tight shooter experience, without all the fluff that can result in a diluted experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bring Me Sandwiches!! is a fun platformer with a clear Katamari inspiration. With excellent presentation, spot on touch controls and a fun story it is easy to recommend.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Epoch's visuals and gameplay mechanics are it's shining force, easily making it one of the most desirable games on the app store at this moment in time for all you graphic lovers. If story doesn't interest you and you're a fan of cover based gameplay, although repetitive, Epoch is indeed the reigning champion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Major Mayhem takes elements from an Operation Wolf style shooting gallery, Canabalt platforming, Gears of War duck-and-cover and Max Payne bullet time, and mixes it into an action-packed budget platformer that's hard to put down.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hardcore shooter fans will no doubt love the challenge - including the ferocious boss battles, and the extended score attack and challenge modes. But I fear that casual gamers, or newcomers, may struggle to progress from the early levels and simply give up too early in frustration.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Box Cat was a surprise to me hitting me with simple, yet addictive fun gameplay. The presentation is perfectly suited for the game, and it is easy to get hooked by the catchy chiptune soundtrack. Box Cat comes highly recommended, as a quick arcade fix with lasting power.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun entry in the endless running genre that brings both storyline, and humour to the table.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All-in-all the game is pretty addictive. It is very fun to play and you will want to keep coming back to keep beating players and getting high scores.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I for one would have preferred to delay the release and wait instead for the full featured game, with online play. Having said that, the single player game is strong enough to stand on it's own two feet without online play, and I wouldn't want you to miss it for the world.