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Hearts of Iron 2
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Amazing!

This game, while not the most graphically advanced, is an epic strategy game. No where else can you go so indepth into EVERY aspect of the nation as in this game. If you're looking for mindless strategy, I suggest you look elsewhere. If you're looking for a game with hours upon hours of playability, this is for you.

by Jameson Van Zetten, USA - Mar 3rd 2008
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F1 Championship Season
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Great!!!

This game is great!

by Amy Akin, USA - Feb 27th 2008
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Hidden Secrets: The Nightmare
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Mixed

The story line is an interesting enough twist, but I agree that the mini games are more of a distraction than anything else. Once they are unlocked, though, they are something my kids can play. I got to level 11 on the first pass before becoming a bit bored, but I was having to use the hints a lot, and had to skip the peg mini game. One clue I was supposed to find was in the pitch dark! I'd rather be searching for things I can at least see, than aimlessly clicking around for minutes just to see if what I need is invisible somewhere. I'll try to get through to the end, but I'll be quite frustrated if I get stuck somewhere in spite of mousing over and clicking every darn pixel.

by Deborah Van den Beemt, USA - Feb 19th 2008
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Hidden Secrets: The Nightmare
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very enjoyable

I enjoyed playing this game very much - the puzzles were engaging and I liked trying to find the clues. Even though it was clear early on who had tried to kill Flora, getting there was entertaining and the puzzles were interesting variations on others I have played. Worthwhile

by Jennie Morgan, USA - Feb 19th 2008
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Penumbra: Overture
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Absolutely hopeless

I downloaded this game and gave up in frustration about 20 minutes later. On my Imac running OS 10.4 the graphics were appalling, the interface frustrating and arbitrary, and because the graphics looked so bad there was no incentive to continue. Download the demo and have a shot, I'd be interested to know if It was just me. I'd rather stab myself in the eye with a fork.

by hazel wemper, Australia - Feb 19th 2008
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Paradise Pet Salon
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Good, but a little tedious..

I liked this game for about a couple of days, but now I don't even want to play it. It is a little tedious and boring. I keep waiting for it to become more challenging. Yeah, you can save up to buy a lot of stores, but they all look the same. Same equipment too, except that you can upgrade it. I wish that this game would have been more fun and I agree about the assistant-big deal. There are some slight quirks on my Mini Mac also, but not so bad as in Polly's, evidently.

by MARLA Cardoza, USA - Feb 14th 2008
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Hidden Relics
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This was more challenging than most hidden object games!

I really enjoy this game, because it is much more challenging than most of the other hidden object games. I would reccomend this game to others.

by Deborah Brittain, USA - Feb 14th 2008
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Zenerchi
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Addictive Fun

I love this game, although, at times, my game crashes right in the middle of winning or more frequently, losing...I have Mac OS X. I do wish that there were more levels in the Zen Mode, because it is soooo fun and addictive.

by MARLA Cardoza, USA - Feb 14th 2008
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Halo Universal Binary
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Fantastic

The UB version of Halo for the Mac is fantastic. I've been playing Halo PC since October 2004. I was hooked by the single player campaign at first. The story is well written and the ending is hidden behind a twist or two. After beating the game once, I've been playing the multiplayer ever since. This is where Halo really shines. The multiplayer community is STILL very large, after 5 years. The graphics look great on the early 2008 Mac Pro with 4GB of RAM, an 8800GT, and two WD Raptors. Also no bugs with Leopard even though it was originally designed with 10.2!

by Max S Luskin, USA - Feb 14th 2008
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Venice Mystery
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Glitch to be fixed

I love this game, however there is a glitch in the scrolls. The designers need a patch. The game doesn't allow you to enter all the Roman numerals to get all the machine parts. I will start over under a new name. The paintings are tough enough to please and the game is good. Remember to blink!!! Hint: don't start over under your same name...this is where the problem started. Not germane but the Roman numerals for 14 and 24 are wrong!

by Sandy Allenson, USA - Feb 14th 2008
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Bejeweled Deluxe
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Decent puzzle game gets boring after a few hours

Bejeweled Deluxe is a great little puzzle game. I have it on my Mac and my cellphone and my Video iPod. Its sound and graphics are good and have never crashed my computer. However the Game gets boring after more than Hour of playing. There isn't much extra goodies that add to the game play. If you've played over Puzzle Gem games like Jewel Quest or Jewel Match, BeJeweled
is much more fast paced.

by Luke Rademacher, USA - Feb 14th 2008
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Monopoly Classic
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Has some bugs....

For the most part the game plays fine, however every so often it will have a glitch and freeze up. It would be an excellent game if they released an update to fix the glitches.

by D.W., USA - Feb 11th 2008
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Chocolatier
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My first game

My first Mac, so I decided to splurge and get the chocolate game instead of buying the real thing. It was quite fun at first and engaging.

But after getting all the recipes, I reached a cap of earnings $2.4 billion, the game wouldn't let me make more. I was curious to continue playing to see if it will let me go past the current date.

Will probably buy the other game for my long work trips, it's something to do.

by Phyllis Rawley, USA - Feb 11th 2008
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Azada
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Azada - Only OK

Some of the puzzles were really good. I mean really good, while others were so easy they belonged in something with a Sesame Street theme. What was potentially the coolest part of this game - the rooms where items had to be found and used properly - were often too difficult to understand but still solvable with random guess work, yielding a hollow victory. Ultimately I wanted more challenge. Not harder, just something that made me think more. Maybe a fifth of the puzzles here qualify. Ultimately I don't think it was worth the price. I'd pay $5 - it's worth that.

by Christoffer Rees, USA - Feb 11th 2008
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Mystery In London
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Mystery in london - Weak

I like the hidden picture games. This one ads a new twist with not letting you see whole scene at once, instead you have the choice of 10 views (the sum of which comprise a 360 degree view of your environment - both high and low) and the things you are looking for are hidden in any one of the views. The story is lame as can be. It's a find hidden pictures game, the story is so completely irrelevant, and just waists time getting the the next "game." I hit the "SKIP" button as often as provided. Most things are easy enough to find, too easy, but the need to keep switching views because you don't know if your item is there or on another is just annoying. Some items were hidden well, and rewarding to find, but not most. Buy a better game.

by Christoffer Rees, USA - Feb 11th 2008
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Mystic Inn
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Still the best yet

I have played many of these "click crazy" games. I've tended bars, worked bakeries, opened pet shops, done house keeping, and more, but the one where I am a witch in training serving potions to witch patrons of an inn is still the most fun. But most importantly this game is the best at giving signals where you need to most need to focus your attention. Some games - you get clicking and before long it's really hard to keep track of what to do next because the visual feedback doesn't stand out. This game does not have that problem. Plus it's kind of a cute thematically. There is an overall charm to it.

by Christoffer Rees, USA - Feb 11th 2008
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Professor Fizzwizzle
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A big relaxing with your family

As Lynn wrote earlier "Just a well done, overall game...", I totally concur with she. This game also good for the young or for the old. It has 4 main group level what is fun, with learning things, like alphabet, or using the computer, or training your problem handling. My family and I love this game.

by Attila Dávid, Hungary - Feb 11th 2008
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Hidden Secrets: The Nightmare
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Frustrating

This game is very good with a compelling story line. The puzzles are challenging and fun but the mini-games have got to go!! They do nothing but waste time, keep you from progressing in the game and frustrate you! I would like to see a puzzle game like this without the mini games.

by Sandy Miller, USA - Feb 3rd 2008
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Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08
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Not on an iMac

I have a new 24" aluminum iMac. 2.8Ghz, 4 Gb RAM. I am on Leopard with all the latest updates - also the latest update from EA. Suffice it to say this game is extremely slow. Loading and changing screens is downright painfull. There is an annoying texture display problem that causes flashing, and triangles of terrain to be drawn incorrectly. I also have the Windows version of the exact same game and it plays and looks great on the very same machine. In other words, this is a terrible port of a very good Windows game. Too bad. If you want to buy this game, get the Windows version and run it under Boot Camp.

by RichardIII, Canada - Jan 31st 2008
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Big Bang Brain Games
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An excellent resource for maintaining brain fitness

Of the six games in this software suite we really enjoy Sudoku, Remembrance and Echo. My wife and I have been challenged for hours. We are getting better at each game over time. This "game suite" will definitely maintain the brain fitness of the older generation (of course younger people will enjoy them as games). PBS has been running a series on Brain Fitness showing the results of studies made by Posit Science Corporation on senior subjects and have proven that these types of games can improve brain function in older people. This game suite seems to have all the features of Posit Science's "tests" for considerably less money. The games are installed on our laptop (MacBook Pro 17") and I think we could get better scores on Remembrance and Echo with a mouse connected than with using its trackpad. Enjoy the games, you will feel energized after challenging yourself.

by Tom Kirsch, USA - Jan 31st 2008
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