Chris HoltMacworld

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

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.

Angry Birds Space for iPhone and iPad

While there's only a few stages at this point, the latest addition to the Angry Birds franchise is much more sophisticated, entertaining, and complex than its predecessors and is everything a sequel should be.

Dead Space for iPad

This surprisingly compelling third-person shooter that is good for more than a few scares on your iPad. In fact, it's one of the most technically solid, brilliantly executed games for Apple's tablet.

Grand Theft Auto 3 for iPhone and iPad

This iOS port of the landmark video game isn't perfect. But even with some control shortcomings, it's still a fun ride.

Shadowgun for iPhone and iPad

It features intuitive controls and impressive graphics, but this third-person shooter come up a little short, because of uninspired levels and noticeable bugs.

Macworld | iWorld in review: More than a name change

Chris Holt spent a few days wandering up and down Moscone West to get a feel for the revamped Macworld | iWorld show. Sure, some exhibits fell flat, but he came away impressed with the new focus.

iOS games on display at Macworld | iWorld

Chris Holt takes a look at the games being shown off at Macworld | iWorld this week -- some of which are already in the App Store and some which will arrive soon.