MacLife's Scores

  • Games
For 282 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Third Eye Crime: Act 1
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 282
282 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ingeniously conceived and expertly executed, Hundreds is one of the very best iOS games to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Year Walk is smart, thrilling, and absolutely stunningly crafted. It'll throw you for a loop, leaving you transfixed to the screen until you shake out all of its dark secrets.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ridiculous Fishing is absurdly fun and seriously memorable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Casual fans might balk at the huge download or $20 price tag, but for serious gamers and strategy fans, the lure of a near-perfect portable XCOM may be irresistible.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As mesmerizing on iOS as anywhere else, Limbo is a concise and fascinating puzzle platform adventure that really sticks with you.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fast, slick, and startlingly affordable, Asphalt 8: Airborne redefines iOS arcade racing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Duet’s elegant brilliance is starkly defined against its unforgiving difficulty, and there’s a truly entrancing puzzler lurking beneath its surface.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Threes!' engaging mechanics add up to iOS puzzle perfection.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We’ve been dreaming of an Eliss update for years, and Eliss Infinity proves dreams can sometimes come true. More importantly, what was innovative in 2009 remains fresh, tactile, and truly terrific today.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    FTL's seat-of-your-pants strategizing hits the sweet spot between careful planning and unpredictable action. This survival sim can be a heartbreaker at times, but it's one of the most thrilling downloads you'll find on iPad.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Third Eye Crime serves up a masterful blend of stealth puzzling and noir-inspired storytelling, with misdirection cleverly applied on both counts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Room is a gorgeous, unique, and mentally stimulating exercise in mechanical puzzle-solving that's steeped in atmosphere. It's a gauntlet of challenges worth running through.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Joe Danger Touch is a bright, addictive platform game that should serve as required playing for any developer interested in moving a console favorite to the App Store.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scaled down in some respects and expanded in others, Real Racing 3 might irk some old fans, but it's a remarkably giving free-to-play affair.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Toy Story: Smash It! is easy to pick up, hard to put down, and always enticing to play again. While completion may be brief and easy for experienced players, aiming to notch a perfect score provides sufficient challenge and shows just how clever the puzzles really are.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor quibbles don't keep Super Stickman Golf 2 from being a brilliantly fun and addictive iOS game, whether you prefer to swing solo or outshoot the competition.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tight controls and effective ambience make NightSky one of the best physics platformers around.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn't take a long time to play through Fetch from start to finish, but this whimsical, kid-friendly puzzle journey is brimming with style and charm.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Robot Unicorn Attack's trademark brand of dumb fun hits a new apex in this improved and smartly executed free-to-play sequel.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Star Command's violent romp through the galaxy is equal parts challenging and clever, making it a must-play for sci-fi strategy fans.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Impossible Road stands alongside Super Hexagon as one of the top tests of skill, reaction, and sheer pluck on the App Store.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This great indie port flops turn-based strategy on its head with delightful asynchronous chaos and intense multiplayer matches.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Karateka Classic is a superb port of an excellent (if ancient) fighting game, and is a great way to rekindle old memories or to simply see what all the fuss is about.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is one of the best games of the 2000s, and the iPad version is an uncompromisingly faithful port.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stickets looks deceptively simple, but, well, there’s the rub. Brilliant.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kingdom Rush Frontiers is another excellent – albeit now familiar – tower defense entry for strategy fans seeking a potent mix of brains and brawn.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Icebreakers: A Viking Voyage is a puzzling treat that packs a surprising amount of depth into a few simple mechanics.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More than just checking the familiar boxes you'd expect from a yearly update, Magic 2014 adds a few welcome fresh elements to the mix alongside a glut of new cards and foes to tussle with. It's a must-have for Magic fans, whether you played last year's edition or not.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn't have quite the same emotional punch as Season One's lengthier story, but 400 Days does an admirable job with what it's given. If its purpose is to get us primed and ready for the second season, then mission accomplished.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Ride Into the Mountains overcomes a few small rough spots to offer a challenging, intriguing, evocative, and memorable adventure of horseback archery with a stellar minimalist aesthetic.