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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Asphalt 8: Airborne
Lowest review score: 20 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 282
282 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ms. Splosion Man is a mostly excellent puzzle-platformer, but a couple of unfortunate design decisions hold the iOS version back from greatness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite control quirks, LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes delivers console-quality visuals and tons of variety to bolster its familiar-but-fun smash, build, and puzzle gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    World War Z is an entertaining film-inspired game, even if its combat system could use some polish.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great spooky aesthetic plus ample atmosphere enhance the unsettling storytelling in this indie adventure, though it's just a bit too compact and open-ended.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This mellow auto-runner offers some interesting gameplay, although it may leave speed freaks craving something more energetic.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Breach & Clear is a short-lived but smartly designed tactics game with impressive military authenticity.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pivvot is an interesting homage to Super Hexagon that proves simultaneously easier and more challenging.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 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.