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Escape From Paradise
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Escape from Paradise

Good quality game, graphics good, the game is a bit like the lost children etc but you do a couple more things.If your thinking about either getting the lost children or this one I would say get this one

by Mr Paul Carter, England - Jun 25th 2007
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Diablo Battle Chest
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Just Plain Awesome!

I've had this game since it first came out and it never gets old. If you're into a good RPG game, this is a must have!! Even though it's almost 7 years old, people are always playing online. The community is great! I highly recommend this game.

by Jonathan Larson, USA - Jun 24th 2007
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X3: Reunion
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In space

Woa - the universe is a fun place to fly ... among the planets, the stars and the other spaceships, this game gives fantastic sensations... Great fun! Feel like screaming out loud in space !

by Nicolas Modrzyk, France - Jun 19th 2007
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Magic Vines
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Addictive!

Very good game, almost as addictive as Zuma!

by Elisabeth Bydler, Sweden - Jun 13th 2007
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Championship Manager 2006
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Unplayable

the game works so slowly on my mac! i can play quake 4 fine but not this the game is really badly put together i spent hours trying to sort it out and didnt get to play! i think its a bad transfer from pc! and as its digital download cant even get a refund! dont throw your money away... get football manager instead i have and its infinitively better... in that you can actually play! this is really really bad!

by robert ian sutcliffe, England - May 26th 2007
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Brain Boosters
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Brain Boosters

Choppy graphics, and instead of reading the questions, the "professor" just jiggles around while his speech appears in comic style bubbles as text. The interface was non-intuitive, allowing control of a large piece of chalk on a chalkboard, when the missing letters actually had to be typed via keyboard. All this game boosted was my boredom, and I wouldn't inflict it on kids.

by Eric Bulmer, USA - May 26th 2007
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Nanny Mania
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Not really a challenge

Three characters, ten levels each and yet they are all pretty much the same. If you are looking for a game that gets harder as you progress, this is not really for you.

by Donna Fischman, USA - May 26th 2007
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Fish Tycoon
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As Relaxing as the Real Thing

As actual "brick and mortar" fish tank folks, we love Fish Tycoon. The Realtime aspect is great. You don't so much "play" this game as set it up and check in occasionally. Variable gamespeed insures that you won't kill off your fish, and the quest for the 7 magic species keep the intrigue going. That said, the inventory system needs tweaking-if you've already some ich medicine in your inventory, you can't buy fungus medicine without its displacing the ich medicine you already own, and vice versa-that's odd-why can't you stock both medicines at once? This sim is great for kids, and for adults who don't want to (or don't have the time to) deal with the minutia of more complicated fish sim games.

by Eric Bulmer, USA - May 26th 2007
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Jewel Match
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It Was Nice!

Jewel Match is a lot of fun. The only complaint I have is I think the trail should be a lot longer on this game. I never had a crash, and it runs very smooth.

by Paula McLeland, USA - May 26th 2007
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SpongeBob Diner Dash
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My Review

Good game but will get repetative.

by Anonymous, Australia - May 26th 2007
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Little Shop of Treasures
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My Review

This is a very nice game to look at. The graphics are good, colourful and bright. The problem is with the gameplay. Basically the game is just way too repetitive. Each level is essentially the same, just in a different location and it doesn't get any harder. You have the same time limit - 5 minutes - and have to find the same amount of objects - 15 - at both the beginning and end of the game.

Difficulty settings would have been good, decreased time limits as you progress, more objects to find per level the further you get into the game, thinks like this would all have enhanced the gameplay and stopped it from being quite dull.

And what exactly is the benefit of getting a gold star? You can progress to the next level by finding only 10 of the 15 items on a level, and there doesn't seem to be any advantage I can make out to getting all 15 and a gold star, other than the satisfaction of knowing you'd found everything.

So to sum up, a nice, if ultimately, boring game. Good to while away a couple of hours, but there are better games on this site (Kudos, for example) for the same money.

by John Hunter, England - May 26th 2007
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Tradewinds Legends
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Good Joss!

I loved this game - it reminded me of playing Taipan on the old Apple ][s with the trade and ship battles. Five stars just for that!

by HappyPig, USA - May 19th 2007
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Prey
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Awesome Twist on Traditional Shooters

I downloaded and played the demo on my iMac 17" 2.0 Core2Duo with a gig of ram, and it was awesome! Graphics are fabulous and the gameplay is great! The story line is pretty intriguing as well. Sound is great! I love the Native American twist on the music when you go into "spirit mode" during the out of body experience. In fact, I love the way the game incorporates some characteristics not previously found in FPS games. Great concept for a game.

I will warn you that the language is pretty offensive, but the nice thing is that you can turn the profanity off in the game options. That is a great bonus considering that I have a 6 year old in my home and I don't want him hearing the "F" word in every scene when I'm playing. Not to mention the fact that I hate foul language myself. All in all, if the full game is as good as the demo, then I think this could rival some of the mainline FPS games on the market. I think this will be a homerun based on what I have seen thus far.

by Martin Graham, USA - May 9th 2007
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Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday
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for those with plenty of time

Granted, this game is not for adreneline junky, the frag king, or the Orc commander. But for those who thought Hitler, Stalin, Rosevelt or Churchill could have done things differently this game is for you. Yes, with the millions of calculations it is running all the time the game can lag, but I still find it manageable with my macmini 1.2ghz. If you know some ww2 history and want massive scale strategy this game can be the cat's pajamas.

by Ubermaximus, Canada - May 4th 2007
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AquaPark
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AquaPark

Annoying! Hard to manuever, Carpal tunnel syndrome is to be expected after 5 mins.

by John Van Cleaf, USA - Apr 22nd 2007
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Ouba: The Great Journey
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Bugs add to gameplay challenge!

This is not an easy game. The goal is to match blocks to free the cute little boogying Ouba's but to do so you must also avoid causing the blocks to freeze or the game itself to crash entirely. Addicting and annoying. Would be a super game if it didn't crash and was less laggy.

by Nathalie Baldwin, USA - Apr 22nd 2007
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Halo Universal Binary
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Worth every penny.

I love Halo. I love Halo even more now on my Macbook Pro. All performance issues have vanished with this new patch. If you went and spent tons of money on a new Mactel, an extra $5 to make your favorite game even better is worth every penny.

by Craig Valeri, USA - Apr 15th 2007
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PeaceMaker
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Makes you really see the news for the first time

PeaceMaker is a revelation. By letting you play both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict it makes you really confront the complex issues involved. After playing it, the news from the region will be viewed with a new light of understanding.

Stepping into the shoes of the Palestinian President or the Israeli Prime Minister and negotiating the shifting winds of public favour and the rough seas of violence of both sides makes one appreciate the delicate balancing act of building peace both within and without your people.

Making the policy decisions, negotiating with radical and conservative parties, choosing where to spend money and dreading the next outburst of violence makes the issues stick in your mind long after finishing the game. More understanding comes with doing than reading magazines or watching TV.

Playing the game is a fast and efficient way of learning about the seemingly neverending Middle-East conflict. In just a few hours the player will make many illuminating connections between the often conflicting actions and speeches of the participating groups - and the consequences of the actions. When the same findings are shown daily in the international news it makes you really appreciate the work that has gone into PeaceMaker.

The game is fun and engaging to play and encourages deep thinking about the conflict. A strategy game has seldom felt so alive and current. PeaceMaker proves that the real world provides subjects many times more interesting than the usual fantasy fare offered in the name of entertainment.

Above all, PeaceMaker provides hope. Hope of the conflict being solvable, hope of mutual understanding and respect being possible. Hope of finally setting aside the myriad legitimate grievances of both sides and working together to achieve peace. Hope of people from both sides to mostly view each other as people first and members of a different group second. A game couldn't aspire to higher ends.

It does not even matter if you agree with the assumptions the game makes or the accuracy of the many facts presented. You will think, and you will learn. And you will have fun.

by Jarmo Petäjäaho, Finland - Apr 14th 2007
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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!
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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Soaked

The game adds a large range of water items including pools, slides and many more. This makes the original rollercoaster game much more enjoyable and fun. You can also make laser and water shows which can be shown in your park at night.

Recommend to anyone who owns RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.

by Mr Ross Williams, Australia - Apr 12th 2007
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PeaceMaker
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A great game offering unique playing experience

I am an Israeli, a serious gamer, and an expert on the subject.
This game manages to combine three things:

- A great, highly addictive game
- A refreshing approach
- An accurate description of the up-to-date situation in the Middle East.

I like this game for many reasons. At first I was skeptical and only downloaded the demo version, but quickly upgraded.

Instead of overloading the player with irrelevant (and boring...) historical facts, the game conveys the situation in the middle east as is, currently, every day.

By playing both sides, the Israeli and the Palestinian, you get a new perspective on things.

Instead of going 'hey, why can't they resolve it', in this game I felt 'hey, what should *I* do next to resolve it?' - a unique playing experience, that carries on to every news report I currently see.

And the game is much fun, very well balanced. Highly recommended!

by badolina, USA - Apr 12th 2007
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