Chris HoltMacworld

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

kro screenshot2

You Should Play: Kingdom Rush Origins might just be the best in the series to date

Origins may not be a reinvention for the series, but it’s sharp, fun to play, and interesting in just the right places.

bean dreams main

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.

monsterstrikemain

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.

retry1

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.

phoenix1

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.

pako3

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.

document writer mac icon

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.

building 2048

You Should Play: Godus

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

on techhive.com

twbshogun3

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.

photoscissors mac icon

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.

skyforcemain

You Should Play: Sky Force 2014

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

on techhive.com

battleheart1

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.

on techhive.com

wayward4

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.

on techhive.com

thirdeyecrime1

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.

on techhive.com

robotsicecream3

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.

on techhive.com