Chris HoltMacworld

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

Review: Shaq Down for iOS misses the mark for 90s nostalgia

With a premise involving zombies and world domination, you’d think that Shaq would be fighting his way through hordes of mutant zombies in Shaq Down. Not so.

Review: The only thing new about Angry Birds Star Wars is the lightsaber

Angry Birds Star Wars rarely approaches levels beyond mere gimmick, and the levels themselves feel like they've been pulled from other Angry Birds installments.

Review: Perfect your alley-oop with NBA 2K13 for iOS

With big lights, great graphics, and a Jay-Z produced soundtrack, NBA 2K13 is all about the big stage, and it's one of the rare sports games that delivers an enjoyable experience on the iOS platform.

Review: The World Ends With You brings fashion and quirkiness to action role-playing games

The World Ends With You offers some remarkable characters and strange game mechanics that are surprisingly fun, if not entirely seamless. It is destined to be a cult classic rather than a genre-defining game, but there's nothing else like it on iOS.

Review: Kingdom Rush for iOS brings fantasy and fun to tower defense gaming

Kingdom Rush, a tower defense strategy game, is a strikingly immersive, challenging, and humorous game that is somehow more than the sum of its parts.

Walking Dead for iPhone and iPad

This iOS adaptation of the popular TV series offers compelling characters, unique worlds, and an interactive experience that's as intense as it is memorable.

Agent Dash for iPhone and iPad

The most compelling thing about this fairly standard side-scrolling platformer is its eye-catching look. But gameplay and controls are pretty ordinary.

Amazing Alex for iPhone and iPad

Rovio's follow-up to its Angry Birds success is a decent and enjoyable physics puzzle game, though not a particularly exceptional one.

Opinion: Will EA's Origin service revolutionize Mac gaming?

Origin will be entering an already crowded field of digital game distribution platforms available for the Mac.

Air Mail for iPhone and iPad

This standout flight simulator is a charming and original ride.

N.O.V.A. 3 for iPhone and iPad

The third installment of Gameloft's first-person shooter feels overly familiar, and technical issues and a lack of inspiration don't help matters any.

Diablo III a fun addition to Blizzard's iconic RPG series

Even if you’ve outgrown certain elements of the Diablo series over the last 16 years, Blizzard does a great job of reminding you why these games are fun.

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown for iPhone and iPad

Despite some strong visuals and voice work, this iOS adaptation of the Arkham City game series misses out on the soul of Batman. It feels like a watered-down tie-in to its superior source material.

Cubemen for iPad

This stripped-down tower defense game for the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad is refreshingly challenging and will satisfy strategy game fans.

Madcoaster for iPhone and iPad

This platform game lives up to developer Chillingo's reputation for streamlined, fun, and clever mobile apps that succeed where bigger budgets and deeper concepts do not.