IGN writes: "First N.O.V.A., now Archetype. When two of the best shooters for the iPhone unsuccessfully make the transition to iPad, you have the question whether or not the tablet is a suitable destination for the genre. Of course, it doesn't help that Villain made little effort in the porting process. This is a straight across port with only a few new features -- but no new functionality to take advantage of the different platform. I cannot believe I'm using this word to describe Archetype on iPad, which is such an amazing iPhone game, but here it is: lazy".