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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Threes!
Lowest review score: 20 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 282
282 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dudeski pits your shredding skills to the test in a race against an avalanche—and totally nails the run.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elegant and taxing, Strata is a great choice for aesthetes and thinkers alike.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Accessible and engaging, Rymdkapsel puts a fun retro-minimalist spin on a familiar genre – a perfect combination for gobbling up your free time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Leo’s Fortune looks amazing and plays equally well. iOS platformers don’t get much better than this.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monument Valley’s dazzling aesthetics and deceptive terrain combine wonderfully to form a rich, memorable experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Defying expectations, Deus Ex: The Fall is a slick-looking, enjoyable offshoot — and while it doesn't feature quite the same level of depth or versatility as other games in the series, it's still a staggering achievement for iOS.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Haunted Hollow is an uncomplicated, charming, and fun strategy game that's particularly potent with pals.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Adventures mashes up different genres to give you a compelling and seemingly fresh experience each time you play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may take a few minutes to grasp the magic of Me vs. You, but it’s an elegantly presented single-screen multiplayer game with all the right vibes for continuing and exacerbating rivalries between friends.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great visuals and a tactile control scheme combine with the Formula One license to produce a stellar top-down iOS racer. F1 Challenge comes with bells and whistles, but its fundamentals prove top-notch.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ace Attorney is one of the best series to come out of Japan in the past decade. Despite some issues, this compilation is recommended whether you’re a dedicated fan or a newcomer to the franchise.

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