Cliff JosephMacworld U.K.

Cliff is a regular contributor to Macworld UK.

Review: The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings

The Witcher 2 will appeal to anyone that enjoys old-school role-playing games.

Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops has high system requirements

If you can actually run the game, then Black Ops is a thrilling action game that provides an exciting challenge in both its single and multiplayer modes.

Review: Lego Batman 2 features the Dark Knight’s super friends

Younger bat-fans and their parents can while away a few rainy afternoons with Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, the sequel to Lego Batman: The Videogame.

Review: Guild Wars 2 arrives for the Mac

Dedicated role-playing fans who have the time and patience will find Guild Wars 2 a hugely enjoyable alternative to World of Warcraft and other subcription-based MMORPGs.

Tomb Raider: Underworld for Mac is challenging yet dated

A brand-new Tomb Raider game won’t be available until next year, but in the meantime, Mac users can while away the summer with Tomb Raider: Underworld.

New expansion pack essential for Civilization V fans

If you’re a Civ fan then Gods And Kings will be an essential purchase. It enhances the main game with new nations and units, while the additional elements of religion and diplomacy make for a richer game that will keep you happily absorbed for months to come.

Violet Storm a psychedelic Asteroids-like game

If you can cope with the sensory overload then Violet Storm is pretty good fun. There’s not an awful lot to it, but it’s good, mindless fun for your lunch hour or after a few drinks down at the pub.

Botanicula a hypnotically fascinating Mac game

Playing Botanicula is a bit like being thrown into a Czechoslovakian children’s cartoon where you’re left to figure out what’s going on.

Order & Chaos Online: A 'lite' version of World of Warcraft

Order And Chaos Online doesn’t have the depth of WoW, but it’s still fun to dip into in odd moments. It’s also a lot cheaper than WoW—as long as you avoid those in-app purchases.