Chris HoltMacworld

Chris is a former Macworld editor who has turned to a life of crime.

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You Should Play: Challenging platformer Bean Dreams forces you to think strategically

Don't let this game's super-adorable protagonist fool you into thinking it will be an easy win.

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You Should Play: Monster Strike is a delightful mashup of monster battles and pinball

Monster Strike hits that sweet spot between a player’s collecting obsession and the challenge of frenetic combat.

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You Should Play: Retry proves Rovio has more to it than just Birds

This action packed side-scroller should reassure critics that the Rovio team is more than just physics puzzle creators enamored with cute birds and pigs.

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You Should Play: Up your lawyering game with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

This game offers hours upon hours of cases to solve, with plenty of weird twists and challenging puzzles.

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You Should Play: Pako

With crashes, high-speed chases, and hairpin turns, Pako is not just your average endless runner. It is an endless getaway game.

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Document Writer review: A cheap alternative to Microsoft Word

Document Writer has the basic tools you expect from a word processor, though the app has some interface quirks.

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You Should Play: Godus

Play as a deity, expand your following, and build new civilizations in this intriguing game.

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You Should Play: Total War Battles: Shogun

Total War Battles: Shogun is a beautiful game, with exceptionally detailed units, fully realized 3D environments, and clean, intuitive interfaces.

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PhotoScissors review: Knock out the backgrounds of simple photos

This Mac app works fine with simple product shots for online auctions, but has trouble with fine details.

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You Should Play: Sky Force 2014

Skyforce 2014 is a strong shoot 'em up that gives players great graphics and nimble controls.

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You Should Play: Battleheart Legacy

Battleheart Legacy is that rare original title for iOS that is a great title in its own right, combining great writing, intuitive mechanics, and a deep world to become much more than the sum of its parts.

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You Should Play: Wayward Souls

With 16-bit graphics reminiscent of classic SNES-era Final Fantasy titles and a fairly intuitive set of touchscreen controls, Wayward Souls is a surprisingly fun and immensely challenging game.

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You Should Play: Third Eye Crime, Act 1

If you’re a fan of the stealth genre -- or just love a game that nails an aesthetic -- the noir Third Eye Crime is for you.

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You Should Play: Robots Love Ice Cream

This simple, colorful, way-more-fun-than-it-should-be shooter is sure to win you over, one scoop at a time.

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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls review: Expansion to popular adventure game checks all of the boxes on your wishlist

Blizzard's expansion pack to Diablo III doesn't do anything spectacular, but there's plenty dungeon crawler fans who want another excuse to level grind, loot, and explore.