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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Anomaly: Warzone Earth
Lowest review score: 10 Dragon's Den The Official Game
Score distribution:
1,092 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite those problems though this is a great action title offering an intense mix of fighting, shooting and adventure. However, casual gamers beware!… this is hardcore through and through.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Dirt looks dirtier when shown on a bigger screen, that is a fact.
    • 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.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A very enjoyable arcade beat-em-up. It has great visuals with humorous animation, a nice range of power ups (including a mega smart bomb which destroys everything on-screen after collecting all the letters of the word 'Gumball'), inventive enemies – a multi-decker sandwich that takes off his head to beat you with – and a range of power ups to keep you interested.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not without flaws, Assassin's Creed 2: Discovery is an exciting and fast-paced action platformer that will keep you entertained for a good amount of time. Even with the sometimes erratic movement/framerate issues, it really is a joy to parkour your way through the environments from one satisfying kill to the next.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great adventure game with focus on interpersonal relationships, and intense quicktime events. The first episode sinks it´s hooks in deep, and the wait for the next episode is already tormenting me. This comes highly recommended to both fans, and newcomers to the world of the Walking Dead.
    • 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!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tin Man Can combines great presentation with simple to grasp controls, and an excellent multiplayer mode.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smash Cops is a cool action racer based around stopping fugitives by ramming them. It takes skill to master, and it is a real joy unlocking new cars and levels. The game could do with better music, or at least the option to use your own playlist. However, the excellent graphics, innovative controls and intense action still makes it an easy recommendation in my book.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kid Vector is a cool speed run platformer that can challenge most players intensively. I would have liked to see more story, or at least more variation with power ups for example.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tragically, the sound design in Solarola is horrendous.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Asphalt 5 is very solid game, with great sound and graphics and plenty of variety to keep you coming back for more.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I found the slow pace, and extended loading times even on my iPhone 4 to diminish the fun factor of the game considerably. If you are an avid manager fan there is no reason not to get this game though.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elemental Rage is a great game with a solid control system and a story strong enough to keep you playing through to the end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pretty good. It does have a couple of problems in that the leaderboard system does not have a friends list, and the game, sometimes gets a little too frantic for touch controls.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jump O'Clock is one of the most polished and easy-to-play platform jumpers on the iPhone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I got hooked really badly to Solitaire Kingdom Supreme, and it is easy to spend hours unlocking Kingdom Cards and stars.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fans of multiplayer word games, it doesn't get much better.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dodonpachi Maximum is probably the best place to start in the Cave universe of bullet hell shooters. It has an easy mode, and is overall easier to play due to the lack of debris. The lack of personality compared to the ports is a let-down for us veterans though.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The fresh take that Babo Crash offers is nothing revolutionary, but I'm glad I gave it a shot, because it is great fun.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I've been converted! Don't expect me to start wearing Angry Birds T-Shirts all of a sudden, or going back and playing the original. But who knew that sticking an already strange pairing of birds and pigs, and launching them into an off-worldly environment, would turn me around. But, unfortunately for me, it has.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Adventures of Tom TAPper took me by surprise, and I am really impressed with the quick one tap gameplay mechanic. It is the kind of game more or less impossible to put down once you have started playing it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hunters Episode Two isn't really the sequel I had anticipated, and I view it as an episodic updated that brings a storymode. I still think that the strategic game play is great, and it is suspenseful watching the enemy takes it's turn walking into my traps. Bigger, better and a whole lot of more violent.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The art style is very pleasing to the eye, especially considering the game is free to play. The followers look really cute and friendly, and they put me in a good mood whenever I see them.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I have had a great relaxing time playing Haunted Manor – Lord of Mirrors. It is polished, has great puzzles and a nice pace to the narrative.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is among the finest RPGs available on the platform.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mini Dash has so many things going for it that it's not too hard to forgive the games considerably high difficulty. If you've played twitch platformers using slider or accelerometer controls before, you'll probably be right at home.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some annoyances and a bit of a dry experience towards the end, I really enjoyed my time with Perfect Cell. I've completed the entire game - killing as many people as I can - and now it's time to start over with a focus on stealth.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game, full of peaceful and yet cool music.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The word 'design' is at the heart of why I love Bad Piggies, I honestly felt in many levels that I was not simply discovering the developers' solution. Rather, I felt that I had designed my own. The developers placed intelligent limits on the player's independence, but give the player enough room to feel ownership of their accomplishment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only negative is a slightly too easy difficulty, and perhaps this is why I get so much game for free.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a strategy game that is easy to get into, and still have a lot of depth Total War Battles: Shogun comes highly recommended.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, it's a quality package, but it hasn't quite turned me on to the idea that insects should be given the privilege of existence. In fact, if it's done anything at all, it's made me more bloodthirsty for their demise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant game to play for that ten minute break, or on the bus. It lacks long term appeal due to both being so intense, and because there are too many modes and choices to make.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Cargo-Bot is a great game for a select audience. Your kids might not like it, but finally you get something to show your uncle still using a standalone calculator. If you are interested in learning to code, or have an idea and skill Codea is a great way to get going. Now I just wish I had any of those things.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The holes are a bit hard to predict, and getting good scores are not that easy. Wonderputt is still recommended to those looking for something completely different in the miniature golf genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Samurai II will test your skill, smarts, and patience, but you should have a lot of fun along the way.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a real shame that there are so few levels in the main game then. There are challenge and practice modes included, but the whole thing is so fun that it leaves you wanting much more to play with; 18 just doesn’t seem enough.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Where it counts, the game gets it right. Physics are obviously everything in a snooker sim and here they're as true to life as you would expect, meaning that despite some control issues, International Snooker 2012 is a lot more fun to play than anything I experienced in my cue-snapping days at the local Youth Club. Those were the days.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is really fun combining ultra responsive controls with high speed, and a lot of room for cool moves.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game. The physics are well done, it looks good, sounds good and is easy to pick up and learn. That being said, it did not grab me as much as some puzzle games out there, and part of that is the lack of motivation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is definitely room to grow from here, but Gravity Runner has stepped up the bar for past and future platformers and it is a game that anyone, from any age and era, can definitely enjoy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Inferno+ improves upon the original from Xbox Live, but on iOS it has much more competition than on console. The formula has been tried, tested, patented, and Inferno+ is certainly one of the better when it comes to execution.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The differences between Agricola the board game and Agricola the app are largely stylistic, but I much prefer the artistic rendering of the iOS version to the real-world board. There is also the benefit of avoiding the tedium involved with assembling the game, but I know there are gamers who enjoy setup nearly as much as play. For me, being able to jump in and out of a few rounds is a major benefit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's got a distinctive charm about it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has a weird control scheme that might turn people looking for a more traditional shooter off. However, if you like strategy games and shooters, this combination just might be for you. Honestly, while it's not perfect, Tiny Troopers is easily one of my favorite games I have ever played on iOS.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It combines great presentation with interesting explorative gameplay, and they only charge you a buck for it. The Mother Tree needs you…or at least the strange doggie you control.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nihilumbra is one of those games that are more about the emotional experience than the actual gameplay.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The big stuff is all in place, with AI that's up to a challenge and online multiplayer that's made even better with video chat.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, New Bust-A-Move offers around 2-3 hours of puzzle action in the adventure mode. But then there's always the endless mode too, which offers up the more classic style gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are loads of funny references to different characters from literature, and movies.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ‘Real Racing 3’ is all about the three R’s. Not the ones we learned at school (or as I’m increasingly discovering to my horror, I didn’t properly learn), but Real Cars, Real Tracks and Real People.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thankfully, League of Evil's controls are perfectly balanced and I found myself breezing through the opening levels almost on autopilot, thanks to the familiar and classically intuitive feel of the onscreen button setup.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    iOOTP Baseball 2012 Edition improves upon almost all aspects of the game, and improves the speed remarkably. If you have the time to kill there is literally hundreds of hours of baseball management if you get into this, and buy past seasons using iAP. Highly recommended to the baseball, and management fan.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I have had a couple of challenging, frustrating and in the end quite rewarding hours playing Cardboard Castle.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without doubt an entertaining game. Yes, it has it flaws here and there, that if fixed could make it an unmissable entry in the DMC franchise. Having said that, if you are looking for a fun hack and slash action game, or if you are a fan of the series, then this is a must buy for only $1.99.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantasy filled slice of wonder. It comes as no surprise to me that many aspects of this game reminds me of kids shows – old and new – as I think it will be kids that will get the most from this game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A short, but intense experience. You could compare it with a Summer blockbuster like Transformers or Terminator, not exactly mentally stimulating, but a fun blast none the less. If you are looking for trigger happy thrills, then Bob's your man!
    • 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.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Great controls paired with a unique presentation make for a good experience that sadly ends too soon.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knights of the Round Cable is a great game with some awesome mechanics. I found it incredibly addicting, and I had a blast with it. Some players might find that it gets a little repetitive, but people who enjoyed going for high scores in games like Tiny Wings and Temple Run will absolutely love this game.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    cronoSgear is a great match 3 game that is unique to the App Store. It is a fun formula, and it keeps evolving with cool units, and enemies. The presentation is overall ok.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, a great action game on iOS whether it's in your hands or on your lap.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not only is Extraction: Project Outbreak rewarding but it brings a terrific control scheme to a well paced action game on the iPad that simply works without having onscreen buttons cluttering your view.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are some issues to the port of The Bard's Tale, but they pale in comparison to the vast amount of fun the game is. I feel really interested in finding the princess, and climbing towers filled with enemies to reach her. The characters feel genuine, and I can sympathize with the frustration he feels when he tries to negotiate with the multiple Bodbs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most ingenious features with this game is the dropbox functionality.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    True Skate is a marvel showcasing what can only be done on a touch screen, a game that mimics the real life activity closely.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The electronic nature of Eclipse for iPad made it possible for me to appreciate this deep, fulfilling board game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skyriders is a polished arcade racer in Super Monkey Ball esque levels. If you are looking for a game to mesmerize you while you are chasing stars it is definitely worth grabbing.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coaster Crazy is one of the best freemium games lately, and it allows you to be highly creative when building your own coaster empire.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is easy to have a blast with Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno due to simple controls, and constant action. It is even worth replaying when you have upgraded your guns to allow new routes to be taken. Don’t expect the same game, as on console, but rather something more suited to mobile gaming on the go.