Mac Game Reviews

Monopoly: Here & Now (Board Game)

"Monopoly Here & Now" is a modern version of the classic game most of us played while growing up and learning about life. The game was in need of a financial update and this is just the twist given to this new version. Properties have been changed to actual places in the US (e.g., Disney World, Times Square, Texas Stadium) and values have been adjusted to reflect today's property values. For example, Times Square, the modern Boardwalk, costs 4 million dollars instead of Boardwalk's $400. Salaries and taxes, too, have been adjusted with default values of 2 million dollars each. Introduction scene in Monopoly: Here & Now Read more ...

Masquerade Mysteries: The Case of the Copycat Curator (Hidden Object Game)

In "Masquerade Mysteries: The Case of the Copycat Curator," you take the role of a private investigator, Joy, who is trying to catch a gang of museum art thieves. Joy's approach to solving the crime is to don different disguises. You follow the story of Joy's investigation with short written dialogue scenes throughout the game. The story is not too engrossing and you can skip some of the story scenes. The game is mostly a hidden object game with some unique types of puzzles included. Introduction scene in Masquerade Mysteries: The Case of the Copycat Curator Read more ...

Princess Isabella: A Witch's Curse (Adventure/Hidden Object Game)

"Princess Isabella: A Witch's Curse" is a combination adventure and hidden object game in which you have to help Isabella remove the curse placed on her castle by a witch. The story begins with Isabella learning that the castle was cursed prior to the princess' wedding. As she returns to her castle, Isabella is greeted by a fairy who will help her, and you, remove the curse. Introduction scene in Princess Isabella: A Witch's Curse Read more ...

Love & Death: Bitten (Adventure/Hidden Object Game)

"Love & Death: Bitten" is a combination adventure and hidden object game about vampires. The game begins with a short written and spoken dialogue about Damon who is being held captive by a vampire witch. You play the game as Victoria, a young woman who tries to free Damon from the witch's clutches. Introduction scene in Love & Death: Bitten Read more ...

Fiction Fixers: Adventures in Wonderland (Adventure/Hidden Object Game)

In "Fiction Fixers: Adventures in Wonderland," a combination adventure hidden objects game, you have to stop the evil illiterati agent, who has broken into the Halls of Fiction, from changing the classic book, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." You take the role of a new employee of Fiction Fixers, an organization whose mission is to save the world's great literature from the illiterati. Because you're a novice employee, you get an assistant to help you in your mission. You start playing the game by entering the book of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and following Alice through the rabbit hole. Introduction scene in Fiction Fixers: Adventures in Wonderland Read more ...

Golden Trails: The New Western Rush (Hidden Object Game)

"Golden Trails: The New Western Rush" is an enjoyable hidden object game. Although there are two level options, you need to first play the adventure or untimed level and earn 50,000 points before the timed level is unlocked. You take the role of Sheriff Jack who has been sent on a vacation to Sunnyvale. However, Jack doesn't like vacations and he soon finds himself investigating a robbery in Sunnyvale. Introduction scene in Golden Trails: The New Western Rush Read more ...

Echoes of the Past: Royal House of Stone (Adventure/Hidden Object Game)

"Echoes of the Past: Royal House of Stone" is a moderately easy combination adventure and hidden object game that has an engrossing storyline. The game takes place in the Royal House of Orion museum. The story is introduced with spoken and written dialogue that relates the story of the curse on the kingdom of the House of Orion. The inhabitants of the castle have disappeared and it is your task, as you are transported to an earlier era, to solve the mystery of the heir to the throne, King Henry's son, and the curse. Introduction scene in Echoes of the Past Read more ...

The Dark Hills of Cherai (Interactive Hidden Object Game)

"The Dark Hills of Cherai" is an interactive hidden object game that provides plenty of variety. You have four options for gameplay: Relaxed Easy (in-game help and untimed), Relaxed Advanced (no in-game help, untimed), Timed Easy (in-game help, timed), and Timed Advanced (no in-game help, timed). The timed versions of the game are based on the total time the game is played rather than on limiting the time available for gameplay.

The game begins with an introduction to the story of the community of Cherai and one of its main residents named Wyatt. You try to solve the mystery of Cherai by taking the parts of three cousins. You start as Tara who is searching for her cousin who went to Wyatt's house. The other cousins, Rahul and Maya, appear later in the game. Journal page in The Dark Hills of Cherai Read more ...

Elementals: The Magic Kingdom (Adventure/Hidden Object Game)

"Elementals: The Magic Kingdom" is a combination adventure and hidden object game. Your job is to help Albert, on his birthday, locate his lost sister by finding magical key shards which are hidden throughout a magical kingdom. To get the key shards, you need to help other characters (people, animals, monsters) by completing certain tasks. The game begins with an introduction to the story in the form of moving images and animation. This part can be skipped, but viewing it is a visual treat as the game has beautiful graphics and animation. Introduction screen in game Elementals: The Magic Kingdom Read more ...

Empress of the Deep: The Darkest Secret (Adventure/Hidden Object Game)

"Empress of the Deep: The Darkest Secret" is an underwater combination adventure and hidden object game. Your goal is to help Anna discover the secret of her past. The game starts with a brief spoken and written section that introduces you to Anna and her story. She wakes up in a crypt with amnesia and meets Jacob who becomes her guide through the first part of the game. Jacob gives Anna a journal that lets you follow the story as you play the game. The journal also includes a map to help you navigate through the game and some clues to the tasks you need to accomplish. Journal screen in game Empress of the Deep: The Darkest Secret Read more ...