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 iBlast Moki 2
Lowest review score: 10 Dragon's Den The Official Game
Score distribution:
1093 game reviews
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    • 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.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    A good time burner, but lacking in lasting appeal.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Sims 3 World Adventures offer very little in terms of Sims gameplay, but the good production values save the final score. The fact that you can import and export the Sims between the Sims 3 and World Adventures is also a big positive factor to the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the presentation is very slick, with cute and well drawn characters and background art, and easy to navigate menus… not to mention the extremely catchy music (you know you are in trouble when you catch yourself whistling it!) the gameplay on-the-other-hand is lacklustre for its genre, falling short when compared to the likes of Angry Birds and Cut the rope.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's only so many times you can hit your head against a wall before not wanting to hit your head against a wall anymore. Knight, night then.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Iron man 2 is a fun game, but it's far too easy. You'll breeze through it's 9 levels in just over two hours, and even then it will feel more like a theme park thrill ride than an intense action game.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Madden 12 isn't terrible. They were there last year, but Hot routes, Gameflow and Audibles lend to this still being a very playable game of Big Man Smash. But we all know EA isn't satisfied with just 'Isn't Terrible', and as I've alluded to 937 times already, the previous installment was a great game. This is merely ok.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Oh! Edo Town is still a nice game to spend a couple of hours with, but compared to the other Kairosoft titles I place it in the bottom segment. Too random, too self-running and the first title that actually feels tired of using the same formula.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Trouble in Tin Town is not a strategy game suitable for the seasoned TBS gamer. It can be highly entertaining as a time waster if you just ignore the strategy, and go for large melee battles.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, the game is pretty fun; it is definitely the most explosive iPhone game I have ever played.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    A frantic local multiplayer game that is really fun against a friend, or future foe.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The premise of Hasta La Muerte is intriguing, if a little muddled, and combined with the unconventional visual and sonic style could've made for a more absorbing title. However the gameplay is too simple and one note to hold your attention for long.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whether set in a huge mansion, a built up city, or even space, this game is crying out for more levels.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's certainly trying to go for the Motorstorm vibe. But, with a limited amount of tracks, things do begin to get a bit stale. The higher performance cars make things a little more interesting, but as I said, without some kind of multiplayer I doubt players will stick with it for long.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A split recommendation then: thumbs up for your kids on iPad, iPhone or iPod, and thumbs down for those looking for a challenging hidden object game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dark Shrine offers many hours of hack n slash linear action. It is not a role-playing game, but rather a quite limited brawler with the odd RPG element.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent puzzle game for those already familiar with the original.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nelson is a very likable character but doomed by the little variation within the small collection of mediocre puzzles wrapped in a story that can best be described as strange and most certainly an acquired taste.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What tickles me the most, is the thought of the developers spending hours searching for the gayest music track to accompany the game, where they settle in the end for Erasure's Always - a song that would turn even George Michael a brighter shade of pink!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Risk on the iPhone is a good game by default, but the experience of using it is poor. Risk fails to bring features already available in games such as Carcassone, forcing players to sit huddled about their iPhone screens for a lengthy strategy session.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I would really like to see the game updated with touch controls, and at least the option to manage the speed. A shame really, as the game both has cool customization and online multiplayer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Backbreaker 2: Vengeance is a well-presented arcade game. A lack of control options, and a clutter of onscreen buttons make it less appealing than the original.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Jet Set Go takes the classic formula, and adds some twists to it. Sadly the core gameplay is let down by the twists, and at times the game feels like it is slightly lost in the world.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It does have a ridiculously simple one-tap gameplay mechanic, the art style and music is cute and catchy, and there is that 'one more try' allure to go for high scores. However, it doesn't quite offer enough to compete with the best of the best casual games.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Speaking of graphics, the death animations are quite disconcerting. There's something about the way your penguin lies face down on the ice when it's game over that really motivates you to make sure they don't die. And if that's an intentional move on the developer's part, I shall not argue. These penguins aren't super you know.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the first game definitely pick up the sequel. If you are new to room escape games get iEscaper! –Escape from the Ninja's Lair- first.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It manages to create some suspenseful movements of being chased by the time keepers, thieves and thugs. The use of the powerful Unreal engine is not that well executed since it adds a lot of loading time. Overall I can still recommend the game to those who are interested in the movie, and to those who want to see the Backbreaker gameplay in a new setting.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A cash-in? yes! But once more it raises a smile.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Roar Rampage is a fun game of destruction that sadly lacks lasting appeal. There is very little variation besides customizing the look of the dino. It does however offer a cool new perspective of the action I loved as a kid in Rampage.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In game terms then, Madcoaster is like junk food. But then again, sometimes a quick sugary snack is just what you need!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You see ‘Gun Bros 2’ isn’t exactly engrossing; it’s actually repetitive at best. There’s an initial piquing of interest as you hoist those oversized bits of kit around, putting colourful things out of their misery, but it’s not enough to keep you coming back long term.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Texting of the Bread is a cool concept based on a even cooler idea. It works quite well for the iPhone, but I doubt that I get better at texting personally.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tetris Blitz feels like a quick cash grab more than it does a full game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Virtual City is fun, but not without it's faults. If you like economy games, you will enjoy Virtual City, however it will get boring for some players rather quickly, due to it's simplistic style.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I give it my limited recommendation due to the lack of content. Battle Blasters is a game that will demand both strategy and quick fingers, and thankfully it gives you the controls to succeed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A sadistic, unforgiving level of difficulty. This must have been made in the 80's.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Jumpster has a lot going for it. But constant IAP reminders and a sneaky time-lock such a short time into the game promote more frustration than enjoyment, which results in a massive shame.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So blame me for this review being a badly disguised commentary on gaming in 2012 if you want, just don't blame me for the score. That's EA's fault.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a spinoff from Reckless Racing I couldn't help but hope for more, taking what was good in that game and creating something truly great. In that respect it simply can't compete.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, this game features plenty of modes and a huge card collection component to keep you coming back. If you really love the game, it should keep you busy for a long, long time. However, I just did not find the baseball action to be that fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As such, it's not the most replayable game out there. Unfortunately, there are only four campaigns of eight levels each, and only the first two campaigns are free.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    It is a very simple game, yet it can be addictive and pretty challenging at times.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    If you don't like the game, you will still have fun watching your friends wrinkling their foreheads trying to walk.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Getting hung up on a puzzle right before lecture starts, missing a chunk of dialogue in front of the television, and trying to figure out what the heck I was doing when I last saved so that I can resume my story are all things that really conflict with how I play my iPhone games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sprinkle brings something new with it's water physics, but it's comparatively small amount of levels, in-app purchases and unexciting soundtrack leaves it to fall short of being something great.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of Metal Slug, and have already given up on the original for iPhone definitely get Rogue Runner.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Last Driver is a free game that is worth giving a go for a couple of hours. Too soon the missions start repeating, and the game becomes a chore. The lacklustre presentation also limits the longtime appeal. Download, smash some zombies to hearts delight, and delete.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Robotanika isn't a bad title, but disappointing visuals and gameplay that loses it's luster a little too quickly means that before long, this set of peaches might get the can.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, this game isn't for the usual gamers. If you are a hunter though and have a lot of patience, then you will definitely find something good here.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a pretty classic hardcore experience down to the perma-death, annoying mechanical movement (you MUST go AROUND this small pool of water that any human could simply step over), and unhelpful menus (get four layers deep into a menu and you have to press ‘back’ four times to resume your game).
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game doesn't have enough depth to keep you coming back for long, but I'd love to see where it could go.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Waking Mars is more of an experience than a challenging game. If you are setting yourself up for an adventure after reading rave reviews at other sites, and the App Store you might be in for a disappointment. I know I was, as I actually got a bit bored.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game is worth getting if you want to have some straightforward plat forming, but don't expect to have this on your device once you have finished it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A very unforgiving platformer. This is the reason I didn't finish the game, which is rare for me when I write reviews.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Games with a sense of humour always get some sort of thumbs up form me. Plus I've learned so much about the Chinese playing Chin Up that I can't wait to go share it with people. After all, why would Touch Village feature it if it wasn't true?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Good production values, and the new game modes make it appealing and if you have a friend nearby with an iPhone or iPod Touch this is a good way to settle who is the best commander.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Human Defense is a tower defense game set inside the human body. Some aspects it does really well such as forcing you to keep the body healthy using the same currency you spend on building towers. Other aspects are not as good such as the boring grey towers, and viruses making it harder to tell everything apart.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hit n'Run is a fun game that nails the important controls and sense of speed. A lack of game modes makes it less interesting to go back to.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A mixed bag. On the one hand you have a classic style, 16bit brawler with everything you loved from back in the day. And on the other, a classic style, 16bit brawler with many of the problems that are as frustrating as they were back then, with the added problems of iOS virtual controls. Having said that, if you like retro brawlers, then you'll probably want to check this out despite its flaws.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the show, you'll likely get a kick (or a decapitation) out of it, but with The AppStore creaking under the weight of current zombie titles, it'll take something with a little more of a twist to stand out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Random Heroes is a nice distraction for a couple of hours, but it lacks any lasting appeal.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a few tweaks this could be a gem, but as of now it is a product showing a lot of potential.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    EA Sports MMA is about as good as I can see an MMA game being on the iPhone, but that does not necessarily make it a great game by any means.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On The Wind tangles up the controls, which is a shame considering how great it looks in motion. There is definitely an audience for this kind of endless runner set in more mellow scenery.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gameloft state that this is the most ambitious action RPG yet to grace the AppStore. Ambition is one thing, but delivering on that ambition is quite another. Unfortunately, Sacred Odyssey is lacking in too many areas, many of which are paramount for this genre to succeed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Playing Eco Punk is a fun and intense experience for quick sessions.