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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Hundreds
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 282
282 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies isn’t a drastic re-invention of the original, but adding more content and refined gameplay to an already impressive strategy game is hard to argue with.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Getting around has its frustrating moments, but Type:Rider remains a fascinating interactive exploration of typography that's unlike anything else on the App Store.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Streamlined stealth and an intriguing premise blend well to get République off to a promising start in Exordium.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be nearly a decade old, but in spite of technical hiccups, difficult controls, and a slow start, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is still one of the best open-world games of all time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blip Blup is a very good puzzler for abstract visual thinkers, even if the difficulty spikes can be tough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if you're not much of a poker fan, Poker Night 2 is crammed with enough entertaining banter and silliness to keep things fun — and the poker's pretty good, too.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautifully crafted and unflinchingly unique, Capsized+ is a marvelously quirky shooter adventure worth getting lost in.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with some flaws, Toca Builders is a colorful and imaginative game that proves plenty of fun while encouraging problem-solving skills in younger players.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mikey Hooks is a worthwhile successor to Mikey Shorts that's short, but a rush while it lasts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Star Wars: Assault Team is an engaging, strategy-minded card battler quest that's a blast for series fans. However, its steep challenge might push you to spend more than you originally intended to once you get sucked in.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the same Cut the Rope that we know so well, albeit with a little more to love.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it doesn’t stray far from genre conventions, GT Racing 2 is competently executed and fun to play. There may be higher-profile racers on iOS, but few that nail the controls and upgrades quite as squarely as this does.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Take Redonkulous lightly at your peril – the gameplay here is hardcore with a vengeance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some freemium hassles, Monster Legacy is as charming as many of the monsters you’ll meet. Its various aspects all work together to create an inviting adventure you’ll want to keep playing.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bit Dungeon treads charted ground, but it absolutely owns its retro roots, and making stat numbers larger is a joy as old as gaming itself. If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, then consider golden-era gaming red in the face.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer Slipstream delivers the unique and thrilling flavor of the well-known arcade racing series without messing up the controls, but it relies too heavily on its console predecessors for inspiration.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First Strike is a fairly simple strategy game, but its fast-paced games and demands for smart thinking yield challenges on all difficulties.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Petting Zoo is one of those rare apps that brings out the kid in all of us.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a very solid mobile MOBA, Solstice Arena is compact but robust enough for quick bursts of fun on the go.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Streamlined without being dumbed-down, Frontline Commando: D-Day is a fun, accessible romp that shooter fans will find easy to like.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If comical medical insanity and gutsy operations don't gross you out, this silly surgeon simulation will tickle your funny bone for hours on end.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Second Chance Heroes calls on some big-name historical figures to kick ass in the zombie apocalypse, with just enough style, variety, and depth to keep you engaged.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Backyard Monsters: Unleashed offers a solid blend of base building and tower offense in a free-to-play package, although its cycle of monster and building upgrades drags it down as you reach higher levels.