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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Year Walk
Lowest review score: 20 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 282
282 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mittens is a cute and cuddly time-killer that hearkens back to classic cartoon sensibilities, but its puzzles are a bit more linear than in Disney’s finest.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With atmosphere and story driving the slow-burning adventure, Out There is decidedly light on action and excitement. That said, it's the game's personality and surprises that will keep you pushing deeper into the stars.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing revolutionary here, but Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign does a good job of spicing up the match-three genre for comic fans with its hero-centric nerdiness, tense combat encounters, and strong collecting elements.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Breezy and pleasantly presented, Go Home Dinosaurs may not be a hardcore tower defense option, but it's still an enjoyable tweak on the genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    First of Awesome suffers due to a lack of variety, but it remains an enjoyable experience in small chunks.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sorcery 2 continues the adventure with very little iteration, but it’s built on a strong foundation that remains charming.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pirate Legends HD can't quite match the quality of the game it aims to duplicate, but it comes close enough to consider.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Eets Munchies will nourish your inner level designer, but the experience as a whole is a bit inconsistent.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not the 1993 original, but dodging traps and cutting down monsters as the re-imagined Prince is still a fun way to dive back into its universe.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cut the Rope 2 works in some new puzzle mechanics, but we hoped the series’ first numbered sequel would feel just a bit more distinctive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Toast Time perfectly captures the chaos of a rushed breakfast; similarly, it doesn’t always sit well and it’s tough to fully digest.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may be a brief thrill, but high speed and explosions make After Burner Climax a lot of fun while it lasts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be as involved as other simulation genre offerings, but Pixel People's adorable take on city building and gene splicing makes for good times with a casual focus.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run is a fun, competent endless runner with nice visuals, although we're not fans of its steep in-app purchases.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the allure of setting fires cools off before long, the engaging style, story, and puzzle elements make for an enticing experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sporos is a pure puzzle game in the classical sense, with a simple rule set that quickly iterates and expands. It may not dazzle, and it’s easy to fall into a trial-and-error grind – but if you want a cerebral challenge, it’s as difficult as the limitations you place on yourself.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In true Adult Swim fashion, Giant Boulder of Death's oddball tone and gameplay are equally entertaining – in small doses.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surgeon Simulator is full of gags and funny moments that are bound to make you laugh out loud, and the intentional wonky controls ramp up the crazy shenanigans. Bizarreness burns brightly in this silly sim, but its humor doesn't always translate into lasting fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pudding Monsters might try a few too many things within a short span of levels, but its breezy puzzle action entertains while hinting at better challenges down the line.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Glorkian Warrior is a sweet-natured, old-school shooter with a sting in its tail in the shape of a harsh difficulty level. It’s fun but also frustrating, even on the so-called easy setting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Disney Infinity: Toy Box really does bring the core creation concept to iPad, though it takes some getting used to after such a wonderful experience on the consoles. Thankfully, the fun isn't lost in the occasionally awkward transition.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the look of a classic RPG and the heart of an arcade favorite, Nimble Quest is an engaging free-to-play curio that's a hair less gripping than either influence might suggest.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Skateboard Slam tears up the course with charm and skills aplenty, but then hits the wall hard when it comes time to level up.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Colossatron’s couple hours of campaign chaos are plenty amusing, but it’s short on the depth and diversity needed to ensure real staying power.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pivvot is an interesting homage to Super Hexagon that proves simultaneously easier and more challenging.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This mellow auto-runner offers some interesting gameplay, although it may leave speed freaks craving something more energetic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Scurvy Scallywags erects a grand scaffolding of curious creativity on a well-worn puzzle formula, resulting in a familiar experience with lots of fun new twists.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Madagascar Math Ops takes the gameplay of Angry Birds and throws in educational content. It might not make your kid a math whiz, but it’s better than flash cards.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Minor technical issues aside, Kahuna is a flavorful reintroduction to a 16-year-old game of Hawaiian-themed stratagem.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Heroes of Dragon Age is a generally entertaining romp through Thedan lore, but a lack of battle interaction and an overly limiting stamina bar blight the whole.

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