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 Year Walk
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 282
282 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With an excellent mix of costumes, tons of collectibles, some truly clever dialogue, and a pleasant sense of humor, Costume Quest is a very likable adventure. Over time, exploration and battles can grow repetitive, but that shouldn't stop you from digging into this sweet Halloween affair.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    First of Awesome suffers due to a lack of variety, but it remains an enjoyable experience in small chunks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even Up’s un-sexy, straightforward approach may not enthrall everyone, but its logic isn’t without merit.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The astonishing illustrations, excellent soundtrack, and delightful world of Morphopolis may be worth the price of admission alone in what is an otherwise middling hidden-object game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While lacking the depth and visual diversity of its desktop counterparts, Archangel is a fun touch screen take on the action RPG.
    • 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.
    • 63 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Minor technical issues aside, Kahuna is a flavorful reintroduction to a 16-year-old game of Hawaiian-themed stratagem.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Word Puttz is a solid free-to-play puzzler, though it won’t scratch the itch of advanced word nerds.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another Case Solved is enjoyable enough to warrant the free download, but it lacks a strong enough hook to carry you through the eventual tedium and repetition.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Autumn Dynasty Warlords does a great job of translating 4X strategy for mobile play, although its simplicity threatens the appeal of its combat.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Eets Munchies will nourish your inner level designer, but the experience as a whole is a bit inconsistent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Beastie Bay isn't as multi-layered as the games it is based on, plus its battle system is lacking, but the great simulation features may still keep you coming back for more.