Andrew HaywardContributor, Macworld

Andrew Hayward is a Chicago-based games, apps, and gadgets writer whose work has been featured in more than 70 publications. He's also a work-at-home dad to an unruly four-year-old.

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Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes looks sharp, but will it survive the freemium transition?

A cult favorite role-player is Nintendo's next iOS release—with big changes in tow.

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Angry Birds Blast isn't explosively fun, but it's not bad either

Rovio's latest entry continues the trend of adequate, uninspiring spinoffs.

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SteamWorld Heist's tactical action might steal all of your free time

Command a crew of robot space pirates in this gripping, strategic combat affair.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from December 2016

Don't miss the most exciting games that snuck out before year's end.

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Minecraft Apple TV Edition review: Block building on the big screen

This big-screen version of Minecraft Pocket Edition is the best reason to date to buy a gamepad for your Apple TV.

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Burly Men at Sea spins an easygoing, yet entrancing tale

Get lost in this beautiful narrative adventure—and then do it all over again.

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The 20 Mac games you can't miss from 2016

Load up on this year's biggest and brightest games.

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Our favorite free iOS games of 2016

Load up your iPhone or iPad with these 15 sweet, free picks.

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The 20 best iOS games of 2016

Be sure to grab all of this year's must-have iPhone and iPad experiences.

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Tenacious tapping fun might make Best Fiends Forever your iPhone's new BFF

It's about as simple as mobile games get, yet this clicker delivers cheery, compulsive fun.

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Super Mario Run brings Nintendo's classic fun to iOS—and yes, it's totally worth $10

Mario's iPhone and iPad debut is streamlined, but still plenty Super indeed.

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Can you make the trains run on time? Prove it with Mini Metro

This ultra-minimal puzzler looks like a living subway map, but it's hardly one-dimensional.

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Archery King misses the competitive target with its paid perks

It's an entertaining distraction, but spenders can really skew the balance.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from November 2016

Cold weather keeping you inside? Grab some fresh games!

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The Trail's destination doesn't justify the tedious journey

This frontier adventure is alluring, but the sluggish wandering loses momentum fast.