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 N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
Lowest review score: 10 Dragon's Den The Official Game
Score distribution:
1093 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is as close to perfect as I have seen. If you own an iPad, this game is an absolute must purchase.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A superb blend of classic point & click and neo noir, Gemini Rue is among the best adventuring choices on iOS.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Magic 2013 is awesome. You can get a good chunk of the game for free to see if it is for you, and then unlock the rest for $9.99. It is literally the most fun I have ever had playing ag ame on my iPad, and it is almost flawless in execution. Seriously, just get the game now.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Great graphics, superb controls, and – though it does contain some cheesy voice work, an un-original but great musical score, and a storyline that borrows from a whole host of games of yore – when these elements all come together they offer what can only be described as pure fun!
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This level editor, combined with the ability to share and download user generated levels, gives iBlast Moki near unlimited replay value.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    King Cashing 2 improves on the original in ways I couldn’t even imagine, and takes the formula into a completely new realm. This is the kind of game that you can play for hours without knowing it, or just as well play for five minutes on the bus. No matter how, and when you play it you will have a great time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best action shooter I have ever played on any system anywhere. Nuff said, go get it now!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are simply gorgeous on the iPad 2, as anti-aliasing and other tricks are used to smooth things out, and the sounds from the movies take me back to a happy place.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The other and perhaps more important addition is the auto dictionary, no longer will you argue with friends or siblings over whether ZYMURGY is a real word (it is!). The game simply checks all words as you play, and of course adds up the scores for you.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    DrawRace 2 is my favourite game for iOS, and if I had to name a game that defines touch screen gaming this is it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To me Jet Car Stunts is the perfect iPhone and iPod Touch game. It makes great use of touch and accelerometer features to not only create one of the best, and most addictive driving games on the platform, but an experience that, for me, can't easily be recreated on another device (except maybe the Wii and PS3 controllers).
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Part puzzle game, part platformer, and always guaranteed to raise a smile… it's a real gem. Albeit one that's covered in gloop.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dead Space is the best action game I've ever played on an iOS device. It's the first time I've felt like a mobile version of a game has had as much developer love put into it as it's console counterpart.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lili is one of the most beautiful games for iOS, and it is also one of the most complete gaming experiences thus far beside classics like Dead Space.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The great level designs, presentation and intuitive touch interface all come together to create a symphony of intense 'edge-of-your-seat' action, that is so engaging it's almost impossible to put down. If this game isn't already on your iPhone and iPad then what the heck are you waiting for?
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto: China Town Wars has a tonne to offer any gamer. Whether you want to get engrossed in the story and take on missions, or just fancy a quick joy ride, there is something for everyone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More ingenious puzzles, an amazing level of freedom to creating solutions, and a great sense of replay-ability to better yourself. To me this is a true sequel, where you take everything that was great about the first game and then improve on it in almost every way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every few months a new game comes out that absolutely dominates my iOS gaming, and Zombie Carnaval is that game. Mobigame has taken the best parts out of one-touch, forward-motion platforming games and thrown in enough features and charm to really make this title stand out above the rest.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Infinity Blade 2 is bigger, bolder and better than before. It delivers an experience so finely tuned to the abilities of iOS, that it would be hard to replicate perfectly on any other 'current system'… It's the killer app that legitimises iOS as a gaming platform, and in a year where the competition has finally had to sit up and take stock.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Labyrinth 2 takes everything about the original Labyrinth game, and rockets it to a brand new level of quality and fun. If all the games on the App Store were this good, I wouldn't leave my house. Absolutely a must buy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's too early to claim the puzzle game of 2010, but any contender will have a challenge on their hands. Cogs takes it's place side by side with Zen Bound and iBlast Moki as examples of the best of the best out there right now.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like many success stories on the AppStore, it's the simplicity that makes Beat Sneak Bandit shine. On the face of it it looks like any other platformer, with elements from classics such as Donkey Kong, Manic Miner and Mario. But by injecting it all with rhythm, Simogo have created something truly unique.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Infinity Blade turns the traditional RPG on it's head, and although I admit that it may not be for everyone, for me it is one of the best game on the iOS thus far, and it's just getting started.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are looking for the best soccer game this summer definitely check out FIFA World Cup. The touch controls are great, with players behaving, as you want them to.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hector: Badge of Carnage Ep1 is definitely one of the best point and click adventures available. The humour is raw, rude and immature – bleeding perfect that is.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What LIMBO did well on other platforms, it replicates perfectly in the iOS version: simple controls, an eerie atmosphere and an experience that sticks in your mind.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes! this is heavily influenced by Geometry Wars, both in terms of gameplay and look and feel. But if clones are this good, and perhaps even better than the original source material, then a little bit of unoriginality isn't always a bad thing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Online multiplayer adapts a leveling system we've seen grow in most online gameplay in the last few years rather then just sticking in a few leaderboards.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfect fit for iOS, with gameplay that is suitable for the five minute break, or the three hour train trip. It takes line-drawing gameplay to another level, and injects the genre with a level based system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pixel Defenders Puzzle is a great strategy game using the excellent match three evolution formula that feels fresh, and highly addictive. With loads of game modes, achievements and levels this is one of the best puzzle-strategy games in the App Store.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Machinarium is a true highlight in the point and click adventure genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At $0.99 ZombieSmash offers a lot of fun for your money. With funny animations, sounds and weapons the game excels in sheer bloodsoaked mayhem.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    WarGames: WOPR has almost everything in my opinion. Great gameplay, great old-school presentation and a story that is worth following. The only thing lacking that I would love to see is some kind of asynchronous multiplayer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Micro Miners is one of the biggest surprises of the year that came out of nowhere. Unique intensely satisfying gameplay paired with a cool presentation makes it one of those games that should be part of all iOS collections.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fabulous football simulation that stops just shy of full marks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Word Up Dog is a fresh, and fun experience combining word gaming with dungeon crawling. The references to the fizzling eighties are really fun, especially for those who sang along to MC Hammer and LL Cool J. Highly recommended.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cordy 2 plays like a dream with precise controls, excellent level design and all presented in a great style. Who wouldn´t want to stomp on the evil Boogaloo?
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly polished game that is addictive, fun and features just the right amount of learning curve before ramping up the challenge.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I completely adore Neuroshima Hex, and find it as addictive as Peggle.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its blend of beautiful graphics and sound, compelling platforming, challenging puzzles and of course the intuitive one-finger controls, makes it one not to miss, and a perfect way to round off a great year in iOS gaming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the best example of a retro platformer on iOS yet…and I'm hooked!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Storm The Train is a gem in the free to play category, as it is both fun and free. You can spend 20+ hours with it without having to spend a dime, and still enjoy yourself. It does get repetitive though, and more story would have been nice. On the other hand I get to storm a train, kill werewolves and robot monsters.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With smooth controls, impressive visuals, a huge variety of race modes to choose from, a good number of characters and tracks to unlock, and challenging AI in later levels, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing provides the best kart racing experience on the App Store.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    9mm
    9mm is a slick, intense, and sometimes sick, ride. I wanted, and expected, guns, gangsters and violence… it delivered, and then some.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The biggest compliment I can give this game is that the story has completely hooked me.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Among all the games trying to push hugely detailed worlds, and console-like experiences, it's always nice to find a game that fits perfectly within its iOS surroundings. Delivering a tight, focused and tailor-made experience that I challenge any gamer not to fall in love with. It joins like-minded titles like Bumpy Road, as true AppStore gems.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All I can say is buy the game now.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If online play, new characters, and practically infinite replay value doesn't sound good to you, don't waste your money. For the rest of you, go buy Street Fighter 4: Volt now!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the only things I wished for with Arkham Asylum was the ability to use the Batmobile. Alas, it wasn't possible, but here it is.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To me, the game is definitely an improvement from Canabalt. The visuals are obviously way better, the music is pretty outstanding as well, and the gameplay is just simple but quite addictive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The multiplayer in N.O.V.A. 3 is awesome. The game has some issues with connections every now and again, and there seems to be a scarcity of players in some of the modes. While it might not be perfect like the single player, it is pretty damn close.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Broken Sword for the iPad plays like a full screen PC adventure game. The added screen estate enhances the immersion into the game, and at times the lines between game and book feel blurred.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fun, and addictive in the sense that I have never started a level without finishing it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sentinel 3: Homeworld is a marvellous tower defense game. It caters more to the already initiated strategist, and it demands your time and effort. For newcomers the lack of story might deter the interest.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Syder Arcade HD is a no-nonsense shooter in space that makes for some truly intensely satisfying action. Not only brawn, but also some strategy to the mayhem, as it introduces different directions to travel and enemies that move in a bit random.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Frozen Synapse does so many things right on iPad: Single player, multiplayer, and the thoughtful tactical gameplay that is consistent in both modes. If you have any fondness for tactical games, don’t hesitate before jumping headfirst into Frozen Synapse.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bladeslinger successfully blends shooting, combat, exploration and a bit of magic in a beautiful looking package. I think we should be glad this is only the start. Episode 2? Bring it on.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from the initial letdown for those expecting a deeper game, Jetpack Joyride is a delightfully challenging arcade romp that no iOS gamer should be without.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    World War One (1951) is a great purchase for anyone who enjoys aircraft games, shooters and anything with XP and level up elements in it. With it's great implementation of controls and stunning visuals, it's a must buy!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfect way to experience a classic, be it with fans of the original or for complete newcomers. If you want the best sandbox on the AppStore then I would still recommend China Town Wars over this, which perfectly blends the GTA world with the touch screen. But if you want the more realistic 3rd-person perspective, then GTA3 is for you.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It lets the player decide how the game is played, and even if the quest structure is linear every gamer will have a different experience playing the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To be honest, with a full story mode and an extra quickplay mode or two, Pix'n Love would be well worthy of a premium price, and is the kind of game I love to show off to my friends. Right now, it's definitely a must-have for any device, and will leave an 8-bit smile on your face.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective gripped me right away, and held me in a strong grip for more than eight hours. Finding out what had happened soon became something I pondered when making dinner, or riding my bike to work. Few games has this effect on me, but this NDS classic certainly has the story few games can rival.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter 4 is a must buy. Plain and simple. It offers everything a Street Fighter fan could want and more. With stunning visuals, sound, multiplayer, and the best d-pad/button controls I have seen, SF4 is worth every penny of its $10 price tag.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sword & Poker gives me the same feeling that I get when I play PuzzleQuest. It has got that same "just one more battle, just one more" addictive flair.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Gameloft have created here is almost the complete package. It is truly AAA in scope and presentation. It's just a shame that it is still lacking decent AI routines for enemies and the voice acting it deserves. Of course, take things out of the campaign mode and into multiplayer, and MC4 really shines.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Package is an excellent puzzle game. But, be warned! it is very hard. Great for the hardcore puzzle heads out there, but it might scare some casual gamers off. If you love a challenge though, you won't be able to put it down.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a whole bunch of new gameplay, plus all the original. It really is the very definition of a no-brainer. The original received a 4.5, and this new update, while great, does not add enough to change the score.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of my favorite high-flying games on iOS. It looks fantastic, provides solid options for controls and has a cool story that makes each and every task feel important. I would love to have seen some multiplayer and improved cutscenes. That being said, this is a damn good game that I absolutely loved, and highly recommend.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fresh and unique take on 3D puzzles executed perfectly for iOS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pool Pro Online 3 then is really for multiplayer junkies only. The game does have a solid single player experience, and it is advised you check it out for a bit of practice before hitting online, but without a career mode and other options, it falls short of other single player pool games on the AppStore.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uplink is a classic that works really well on the iPad. I still prefer playing it on a PC though, as it connects closer to the subject matter. At times the game feels a bit too real, and too serious and I really just want to disconnect. This is the main problem with this kind of game: it takes commitment, and can't be played casually.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Caverns of Minos is a highly playable, funny take on Lunar Lander and chopper rescue games from the past. The brilliant, and unique controls paired with a visual flurry of sensations the game is hard to stop playing. Get Caverns of Minos, dim the lights, put headphones on and go crazy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A welcoming but challenging experience. While not everyone will be able to enjoy this wargame, it clearly does not try to be a game that everyone would love to play. This is a deep and thought provoking experience, and not one to be missed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scurvy Scallywags accomplishes exactly that, with the hallmark wit of Gilbert & Kauzlaric The game takes the match-3 genre, gives it a fresh spin and adds enough joy to keep playing over and over again.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mini Squadron is a fantastic shooter. Combining a retro feel, with something that feels fresh and new. Add in great pick-up-and-play gameplay and a hectic multiplayer experience (local only), and I can't recommend it enough for shooter fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story is not that deep, but still the game manages to incorporate a lot of characters and locations. City of Secrets gets my warmest recommendation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bit.Trip Beat then is a great game and one that I think all iDevice owners should experience. It's challenging, original and addictive, despite sending you back to the beginning when you fail.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arachnadoodle is a must buy combining the crack that is Peggle with nifty spider controls, and zany graphics.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game looks great on an iPad, but there it kind of lacks the intensity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thrilling ride from beginning to end. Its crazy japanese visual style combined with a mash up of rock and techno music (including a cameo from tubular bells) is a joy to behold. Combine that with intense shooter action, item upgrades, a bizarre storyline, and multiple endings, and you have one of the best shooters on the AppStore.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Swords and Soldiers doesn't take itself too seriously and makes for a perfect introduction for RTS first timers and a great casual experience for more veteran players.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gameplay is slick and simple, the music and sound effects are right on the mark too.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dungeon Hunter 2 gets my full recommendation, and it is one of the best most playable games for 2010 in my opinion.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monopoly is very customizable, with things like starting cash, auctions, free parking money, and the GO payout on the list to be configured.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't hide my love for Alien Breed even if the story isn't more advanced than that found in Doom, or other shooters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes it borrows heavily from both Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, but not only does it scratch an itch for that kind of game on the Appstore, it does the job equally as well, and in many instances it does them better.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to Modern Combat 3's fantastic multiplayer, not only will I be able to reclaim my right as a gamer to blow people up at 3 in the morning, but because we're now in an era where this is all possible on my phone, any location in the world is open to me and my underpants.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Room is a must have for the iPad 2/New iPad with the best puzzles, and puzzle mechanics of 2012. Everything about the game is polished, and highly compelling. I can't think of a better place to escape to when you are looking for your keys for the third time in a day
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ARC Squadron is easily one of the best shooters on the AppStore right now.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With online scores, and achievements through OpenFeint gamelife the game turns into a complete package. To me Giana Sisters is among the best platform games for the iPhone alongside Soosiz and Earthworm Jim.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you want a fun rogue experience I can fully recommend Sword of Fargoal. It is polished, has loads of gamelife and you can win $500 if you manage to be the first to actually find the Sword of Fargoal giving quite a lot of incentive to find it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a great port with a good save system, bookmarks and multitasking compatibility. The puzzles are intriguing, and the game world is immense.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NyxQuest is one of the best platformers I have played on any iOS device. It looks and sounds stunning, has a great setting and is generally a joy to play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Incident is an incredibly cool game, delivering addictive arcade platforming wrapped in classic packaging. It's a budget beauty!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great graphics, audio and gamelife paired with workable controls make for a great experience not to be missed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must buy in my book. Quirky racing across weird levels is too much fun to pass up.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is indeed a great game package. The presentation displays a lot of love, appreciation of detail and artistic talent. The music is excellently produced and has just as much whimsical personality as the visuals, and you can even unlock a range of wallpapers for your phone as you progress. What more do you want?
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A true gem, and it is one of the few games that I as a parent can play with my kids and enjoy it with them. Multiple solutions, 70 challenging levels, great graphics and unparalleled online sharing functionality makes Casey's Contraptions a must buy for the iPad.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't give more praise to McPixel than words allow, but by golly this is brilliant.

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