MacLife's Scores

  • Games
For 271 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 271
271 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you've played it elsewhere before, Terraria on iOS is a must-have for on-the-go exploration, building, and adventure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elegant and taxing, Strata is a great choice for aesthetes and thinkers alike.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great mix of strategy and time management, Pocket Trains offers a lighthearted and awesome diversion for rail enthusiasts with a sweet tooth for cuteness.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simogo’s keen eye for design and multimedia elevate what otherwise could have been a breezy mystery novella into one of the best puzzle games on the App Store.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Fiesta Run may not dramatically deviate from the formula, but it maximizes the excellence held within and delivers a richly entertaining mobile platformer that’s tough, funny, and ultimately pretty wonderful.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pathogen offers a stylish and elegant tactical struggle against computer or human opponents that draws immense depth from a simple set of rules.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Point-and-click adventure games have always worked well on touch devices, and The Shivah makes the jump to iOS gracefully. It’s rare that a game’s plot, characters, genre, and platform mesh as neatly as they do in this short and bittersweet tale.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Boasting a minimalistic design style and simple controls, Darklings is a delightful affair that pulls you in further each time you play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Room Two builds on the original game in smart ways without losing the thrill or depth of its finely tuned puzzle play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fiz's slow-burning but incredibly entertaining brewery management simulation really nails the nitty-gritty details, offering addictive beer-making entertainment for hardcore enthusiasts and casual imbibers alike.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jet Car Stunts 2 demands extreme skill and patience, but the payoff is four varied and equally stellar game modes that offer style, speed, and character in spades.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Castle Doombad is an impressive tower defense game that charms and challenges in equal doses.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lost Yeti’s throwback aesthetic and charming puzzles are a Super Nintendo-lover’s sugarcoated dream come true.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Adventure Time: Card Wars is an impeccably designed card-battler with the show’s signature humor generously slathered over it. Don’t be turned off by the energy mechanics — this is one game that makes that minor annoyance worth tolerating.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the strangeness of some of its surface-level changes, Final Fantasy VI has aged surprisingly well, and holds up beautifully on iOS.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bug Heroes 2 builds on the fine foundation of its predecessor to assemble a strong and varied MOBA-style game, which only stumbles on a few minor points.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Calculords inventively combines math with collectible card gaming and old-school aesthetics to offer a deeply enjoyable experience that’s more than the sum of its parts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dudeski pits your shredding skills to the test in a race against an avalanche—and totally nails the run.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monument Valley’s dazzling aesthetics and deceptive terrain combine wonderfully to form a rich, memorable experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    David presents an abstract, dangerous world that’s as tough as it is beautiful and surprisingly emotive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wave Trip may feel derivative in spots to multiplatform players, but it's nevertheless an exciting and engaging musical odyssey.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This amazingly deep and addictive puzzle-RPG hybrid gets a mostly solid port that's still a blast to play, despite some rough edges from the transition to the App Store.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Familiar framework aside, Temple Run 2's notable upgrades and thrilling pursuits make it one of the most entertaining free-to-play options around.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Journey Down's unique setup and well-implemented adventure gameplay gets the series off to a promising start.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it doesn't reinvent the wheel like its predecessor, Anomaly Korea is an almost wholly different strategic experience than anything else found on the App Store.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of a few control issues, Metal Slug 2 is a surprisingly strong showcase for old-school action and rich 2D presentation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's a short romp, there's a lot of replay value in this unusual game of chance. King Cashing 2 duct-tapes some strange ideas together to make a fun and funny offering that'll hook you right away.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Block Fortress hides ample fun and depth behind its clone mask, yielding an arguably more entertaining experience than the iOS hit it draws its visual inspiration from.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you love Star Wars or just crave new tables to dominate without needing rolls of quarters, it's digital pinball done right with a licensed twist.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Best (and most cheaply) experienced in small bursts, Solitaire Blitz offers an engaging high-score chase disguised as a classic game of cards.