Chris HoltTechHive

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

Review: AVP: Evolution is a letdown for Alien and Predator fans

Despite some decent graphics and some RPG trimming, AVP: Evolution manages to disappoint on nearly every level.

Review: Kingdom Rush Frontiers towers above its predecessor in every way

With more enemies, environments, and heroes, Kingdom Rush Frontiers is the sequel we've been waiting for.

Review: Star Command boldly goes where no iOS game has gone before

A great game makes you want to spend more time exploring and understanding its universe; with Star Command, I can't wait to get lost again in pixelated space.

Review: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for iPad is just as good as the original

The core elements of Knights of the Old Republic—great storytelling, sharp dialogue with fully realized-characters, and an immersive, deep world—shine all the brighter on the iPad.

Review: Battle with comic legends in Injustice: Gods Among Us for iOS

Injustice: Gods Among Us isn't the flag-waving, triumphant debut of DC Comics on the iOS platform, but it's way more fun than it ought to be.

Review: Robot Unicorn Attack 2 is every bit ridiculous as it sounds

No longer are rainbows, sparkly dolphins, and synth-pop ballads limited to acid trips in your high school buddy's Astro Van.

Review: Gravity Duck is cute, but deceptively difficult

If you’re interested in a clever and streamlined platformer on the iPhone, you could do a whole lot worse than Gravity Duck.

Review: Hundreds for iOS is a maddening challenge of a puzzler game

Do you enjoy exceptionally challenging puzzle games that don’t hold your hand and give you little pay off? Hundreds is right up your alley.

Review: Noble Nutlings for iOS is a fun physics-based racer, but nothing special

While it's not going to ignite a new craze, Noble Nutlings is an above average puzzler with cute cartoon animals, physics-based puzzles, and a star-based rating system.

Review: Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for Mac relies heavily on nostalgia

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is mostly a nostalgia buy for dedicated RPG fans who will enjoy the old-school gameplay, brutal difficulty, and subtle enhancements over the original.

Review: Real Racing 3 for iOS needs to fix its payment model before it can shine

Real Racing 3 is the franchise's best installment yet, but the "freemium" payment model really inhibits gameplay, making it a frustrating experience.

Review: Borderlands Legends for iOS is a disappointing addition to the franchise

To drum up support for the recent release of Borderlands 2, 2K Games has released Borderlands Legends, a game that falls laughably short of doing justice to the humorous western, sci-fi RPG shooter franchise.

Review: Heart of the Swarm a big step in StarCraft II's evolution

Starring series antihero Kerrigan, this expansion pack to 2010’s Wings of Liberty makes the StarCraft II better, improves the multiplayer, and progresses the story in new and interesting ways.

Review: 10000000 is part RPG, part puzzle game, but all fun

10000000 pairs the dungeon-crawler/role-playing game genre with the “match-three” aspects of popular iOS puzzle games. While it sounds insane, it's actually fun.

Crazy Blind Date diaries: A new way to score dates through iOS

Traditional online dating is old news: Thanks to my iPhone, I’ve discovered new and exciting ways to be humiliated. Here are my stories.