Growing popularity of Mac computers encouraged us to provide you with this article. We are more than certain, that at least a few of you own a Mac instead of PC.
Before moving further with the analysis of the topic, it is important to provide you with a short explanation of what Mac really is. Mac (also known as The Macintosh) is a series of personal computers designed by the Apple company. The main aim of Mac was to provide users with friendly and easy to navigate interface.
In comparison to PC’s with Windows system, Macs provide you with automatic processes which in case of normal PC would be required to be done by you. However, at the same time Mac OS X, was reported to have many problems with various games. Lucky for you these problems seems to not exist anymore.
Since the current Mac line was introduced in 2012 most games released on PC, have also a version compatible with Mac. Finally, it is worth mentioning that the Mac line consists of the following products:
- Mac Mini – which is a small desktop computer, created mainly for household uses and internal servers.
- Mac Pro – as the name suggests it is a really a professional version of the Mac computer. It was designed mainly for IT programmers, graphics etc.
- MacBook Air – a very small portable computer, which was designed specifically for travelers.
- iMac – a computer with the best hardware and all software functions provided for Mac, in order to create a powerful gaming machine.
- MacBook Pro – Essentially a portable version of Mac Pro.
All of these machines can be used as an office tool as well as a product on which you can play your favorite games. This is why we decided to create this list of the best Mac games.
|Age Of Empires III Definitive Edition
|Ghost Town Games
|Minecraft Java Edition
|Max Payne 3
|Rockstar New England
|Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy
|Assassins Creed II Deluxe Edition
|Pillars Of Eternity II Deadfire
|Half Life 2
|Action & Shooter
|This War Of Mine
|11 bit studios
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
If you are looking for RPG games for Mac look no further. After all Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire can be considered one of the best RPG games of 2018.
If you are a fan of classic RPG games with an isometric projection, rules straight from Dungeon and Dragons books, tons of stats, dice throws, interesting plot, powerful magic, demanding gameplay, and epic side quests then this game is a perfect choice for you.
The plot takes you a few years after the events you might know from the first game. It turned out that Eothas came back to life. He evolved into a gigantic statue located (not without a reason) under your fortress in Caed Nua. Your castle was destroyed and you almost died. Luckily for you, other Gods decided to save you. Now you have to search for answers to questions which literally might destroy the balance of the universe.
Are you ready for another battle with Eothas?
|Action & Shooter
Half-Life 2 is a game which needs to be mentioned. It is not only one of the top games for Mac air but it is also one of the best products in the history of gaming. Half-Life 2 was released in 2004.
Quite an old product but unfortunately for both you and us, Half-Life 3 was not yet created (it’s coming any day now). This is why we still need to stay with Half-Life 2. Do not worry though. It is still a great and beautiful game. Once again you are going to take a role of Gordon Freeman.
This time you wake up on a train, travelling to the City 17. Soon you learn that the World is now under control of the Combine (a powerful inter-dimensional invading force). The Combine were able to defeat the entire human army in mere seven hours.
However, Gordon Freeman is not a type of person who is going to sit idly and watch people being oppressed and harassed by alien forces. Soon Gordon joins the Resistance lead by his friend from the Black Mesa Laboratory, doctor Eli Vance. Together you are going to do everything you can to stop Combine forces and Wallace Breen (the human representative of the Combine and the administrator of City 17).
If you are an older player, especially the one who had a contact with different consoles then you probably played or at least heard about the Harvest Moon series. It is a relatively simple game where you take control over a young boy who just inherited a farm from his grandpa.
Now you need to take care of a slightly desolate plot of land. A simple premise turns out to be a really complex gameplay where you take care of your farm, grow plants, keep various animals on your ranch, participate in various events located in a nearby town, build up a relationship with citizens or even get into marriage and create a family.
The game series also has a very strong RPG vibe. Hence, there are many side quests, stats of your characters, a little bit of magic and a lot of places to explore. No wonder that the game series consists of more than 20 titles for such consoles like: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Play Station, Play Station 2, Game Cube, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Portable, and Nintendo Wii.
Unfortunately, PC gamers and Mac gamers could not enjoy the epic Harvest Moon series. Stardew Valley is not only one of the best games for Mac but it is also something you can call a Harvest Moon game for PC and Mac players. Both games have almost identical premise. Once again you are a teenager who inherited an old farm from his or her grandfather. In comparison to Harvest Moon though, Stardew Valley provides you with much more option of customization.
Immediately you can choose between two types of gender, twenty-four different skin tones, thirty-two hairstyles, two animals, twenty various accessories, and over a hundred of shirts. You can also change your appearance in the regard of hair, eyes, and pants color. Furthermore, there are five different maps for you to choose, each one of them favoring a different game style. There is for example a map where mining is going to be the most important thing for you to earn money, while there is also a location, where fishing is far more crucial. Now you can start your adventure. First, you need to take care of the destroyed farm.
There is a lot of work to do before the farm is even going to start running smoothly. Then you can start visiting the town. There are many people for you to meet and events in which you can participate. Living on farm can be full of attractions. However, if you are bored with a simple farming, then Stardew Valley might provide you with various monsters. It seems that the valley is not as safe and calm as it seems. With such big amount of content you will be provided with more than twenty hours of the gameplay.
This War of Mine
|11 bit studios
Do you love such games like Call of Duty, Battlefield or Medal of Honor? Do you love everlasting action? Bloody conflicts and a possibility to become a war hero? Well then you should definitely play in This War of Mine.
Due to the fact that this game is going to show you horrors of war from the perspective of simple citizens. There are no war heroes in this game. Only simple people caught in the middle of a conflict.
At the beginning of the game you can pick from one of many designed scenarios (or start with a random). Then you are provided with a few characters, each with a different back-story, habits etc. they can even suffer from various addictions. All of you are located in a heavily damaged building and your task is to simply, survive. First you need to take care of the building itself. Thanks to the crafting system you will be able to build a few beds, kitchen, a heater and so long and so forth.
When the day is finished, then you can send your survivors at night to scavenge for supplies. However, this is not the most important part of the game. It is a morality of your actions and to some extend a war itself. Many times you are going to be forced to make a choice. Should you help orphaned kids or take care of your own party? Should you steal from a sick old man in order to save yourself?
Your characters are going to react to your decisions and even during the ending, you will be provided with a story which shows clearly, that none of them left the conflict without scars.
The game can be bough below though we also recommend to buy the DLC known as The Little Ones. Thanks to the DLC you will be provided with children characters. They are going to add even more depth to the gameplay.
The Walking Dead: Season One
The Walking Dead is a series of point and click adventure games, which focus more on a story than on the gameplay. Because of a very interesting plot, the game is loved by many fans of Kirkman comics as well as The Walking Dead (TV Series).
You are Lee Everett and the story does not start well for you. After all you are in handcuffs, being transported to the local prison. The cop who is driving with you is a really talkative person but soon you notice, that something wrong is happening.
Then, someone appeared on the road and you, together with the police officer, crashed the car. The zombie apocalypse just started and by some miracle you found a house with a little girl hidden nearby. Her name is Clementine and your task from now on is to take care of her. It is not going to be easy though, Clementine is very young and the World became hostile. Lucky for you, during your adventure you are going to meet a lot of people. Some of them are decent and they will join your party, while some are psychopaths.
Soon you will learn, that the biggest threat are not zombies but other people. While the series currently consists of three main titles and a few spin offs, still the best one is the first title. It is full of moral choices and events, which are going to make you cry. The relationship between both Clementine and Lee is very dynamic. She is a young girl and she is going to copy everything Lee is going to do or say. He has to teach her how to survive in this harsh environment. Soon enough you will be more than a friends.
You will be a family and you as Lee, are going to feel like a guardian of this little angel.
Papers, Please is one of the weirdest logic games ever created. It is actually something more than a simple game, it is a satire of totalitarianism.
The story is pretty simple, the authocratic state of Arstotzka just finished a war with a neighbor country known as Kolechia. Thanks to this, Arstotzka was able to claim half of the Gretzin, which was a border town between both states. You are hired as the immigration inspector. A last line of defense.
You are a God who can decide if someone should be allowed to visit Arstotzka or not. Your task is not as easy as it might seems. Due to the fact, that conflict practically divided city in two, many families were separated. There are many sad stories which you are going to hear from people who are going to try to get across the border. At the same time, you need to take into consideration, that they might be simply lying to you. After all, because of the turmoil, Gretzin became the paradise for drug dealers, smugglers and all types of the worst scum. You are going to be forced to make many, often very hard decisions.
At the same time you also have to take care of your family. Remember about that because a potential mess up might result with you, being thrown out from work. If Papers, Please and situation between Arstotzka and Kolechia reminds you of North Korea and South Korea, then you should not be surprised.
The game itself is supposed to mirror the situation in both Koreas. After the war, many families were separated from each other.
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition
Baldur’s Gate series can be considered one of the RPG series ever created. A symbol of a perfect Role Playing Game. You are a child of Bhaal a Lord of Murder and one of many Gods who exist in the world of Forgotten Realms.
As a child of this God, you are hated by almost anyone. Furthermore, your brothers and sisters are going to try to kill you. What is even worse it seems that a crazy elf mage Jon Irenicus is after your younger sister.
How are you going to deal with such situation?
Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition was created in 2013 at it can be considered a remaster of the original game. Not only it updates the graphics but it also provides you with a lot of an additional content. There are new companions, each with different backstory and personal quest connected with him or her, new items, various new areas and so long and so forth. Even the veterans of the original game are going to be surprised by the new content. All of these equals to hours of the additional gameplay.
As you can see, Mac nowadays is as good machine to play as the PC with a Windows system. We named only a few games but it should be noted that nowadays Mac is going to handle almost all games you intend to play. Hence you should not be afraid that you will not be able to play videogames on your Mac.