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 Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption
Lowest review score: 20 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 282
282 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An innovative indie experience that melds the bizarre with the sublime, Incredipede tests your problem-solving skills and patience in intriguing ways.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Football Heroes is a fun pigskin game that offers a continual stream of great moments, though it’s held back by unintelligent computer opponents.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Final Hours of Tomb Raider's biggest success is the way it paints the human side of game development and does so in clever, absorbing ways. The in-depth reporting and attention to detail pairs perfectly with the broad range of interactive media content, making for a gripping journey into the heart of this venerable game series and its comeback from the abyss.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like unspooling a good sci-fi detective story, Gemini Rue is well worth the investment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiny Thief is a cute, challenging, and inventive offering that sucks you in from the get-go with it's ample charm. It has its tough moments, but they're worth muscling through.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it has its irritating moments, the addictive pursuit of constantly upping your rolling arsenal makes Lionel Battle Train an amusing freebie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Progression can be a pain and the controls need refinement, but Super Paper Pool still makes an intriguing puzzler out of pool and putt-putt.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Baldur's Gate II is a great slice of RPG gaming history, though it’s geared towards serious fans of old-school role-playing — and the tricky touch interface, punishing difficulty, and unintuitive design elements tend to get in the way of fun at times.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kind of Soccer’s quirky and ridiculous hit-the-referee hook is backed by fun-yet-challenging gameplay and a cool lo-fi aesthetic, though its ultimately shallow nature shows through sooner or later.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sine Mora is still worth exploring on iOS if you can’t play it elsewhere, but know that it’s the difference between eating filet mignon and ground chuck.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boom Beach continues Supercell’s fight for your wallet in a solid, yet unspectacular freemium combat strategy game that rewards the patient and meticulous.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With fun exploration and beautiful visuals, Assassin's Creed Pirates skirts close to greatness, but settles for being an enjoyable diversion.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you don’t already own a Zumba game or simply want the experience with you at all times, Zumba Dance will definitely make you sweat — and that’s a good thing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quadropus Rampage would benefit from more exact directional controls, but the action pacing and amusing tone carry themselves well on iOS devices.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gangstar Vegas may not be "Grand," but it’s sure to satisfy your hunger for a good open-world game on your iPhone or iPad.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Oquonie is a puzzle-based adventure full of contradictions, notably in being both simple and complex. Soothing to noodle around with but also hard work to understand, it’s tricky to say how much actual fun’s on offer, but Oquonie’s an easy game to be quietly impressed by.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By air, land, or sea, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed delivers an entertaining burst of nostalgia-drenched fun, though the slow-to-unlock content and awkward in-game currency implementation are unappealing new mobile-exclusive features.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Riptide GP2 doesn’t reinvent the iOS racing game, but with loads of well-executed content to offer, it's still a largely great option.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mines of Mars puts a cool building and crafting spin on the side-scrolling action genre, though its fun is whittled down a bit by control issues and minor bugs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Equal parts Mirror’s Edge, League of Evil, and NinJump, Shadow Blade is solid, slicey fun for its duration — but that isn’t terribly lengthy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Breach & Clear is a short-lived but smartly designed tactics game with impressive military authenticity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Horizon is a tightly responsive, beautiful action shooter throwback with only a few issues—namely the bland story and short playtime—holding it back from being a mobile classic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Touch screen controls force Machine at War 3 to sacrifice some depth, but it largely makes up for it with a robust selection of gameplay modes and units.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Funny, fast, and free, Lie Swatter makes facts and fibs alike seem totally amusing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s no in-app purchasing your way out of Touchgrind Skate 2's challenging learning curve, but players willing to put in some practice time will find a satisfying skating game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with its odd mix of casual fighting and (eventual) hardcore-only challenge, Injustice’s solid action will please the crime-fighting crowd.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Packed with charm but lacking challenge, Where's My Mickey? remains an enjoyable and endearing riff on the Disney series' puzzle formula.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Echo Prime offers plenty of energetic stages full of foes to blast and slice up, but its repetitive nature weighs down some of the more interesting elements.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strong atmosphere and artsy, minimalistic presentation make Kairo's puzzle-adventure gameplay a fascinating experience, though it lacks the structure and direction that many players come to expect from the genre.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultima Forever’s stripped-down approach to dungeon-delving might alienate more hardcore fans, but the satisfyingly simple battles and the amount of content on offer make it worth a trip to Britannia.