Good games and Mac computers have not always been in the best of terms. Many believe that the optimal experience is obtained through a machine based on Windows, and they will not waste time investing in a Mac, when they can find a cheap gaming computer. The argument is usually based on the lack of a powerful GPU and restrictive hardware designs on most Macs.
While the options for playing on a Mac are limited compared to PCs with Windows, the library for the machine Apple It has come a long way. Recently, more popular games have become available to play through Mac, pleasing players who are loyal to Apple. For example, you can access many renowned titles like Stardew Valley and World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Without a special PC for games. Therefore, to help you find options we have made a list of the best games for Mac.
After some years of being disappointed with the Harvest Moon series, which was once his favorite, developer Eric Barone, also known as "ConcernedApe", was commissioned to create his own version of the simulation game. It was the first time that Barone developed a game, but still, many think that he did an excellent job, with retro-inspired sprites, lovely characters, fighting, weddings, and much post-launch support.
Stardew Valley is more than a simple farm work simulator. It is also a role-playing game, in which the characters level up in areas such as fishing and mining, customize their professions, unlock new areas, and explore a dangerous cave full of monsters and artifacts. As in the Animal Crossing games, you can donate these to the local museum, but if you prefer to focus your attention on your property instead, you can fully customize your home and the surrounding farm to create a rural paradise.
ConcernedApe promised an online multiplayer feature when the game. Earlier this year, the show came to the PC and will soon reach the Nintendo Switch. Co-op allows up to three additional players to join you as members of the farm to help operate it. They can also play through history and even get married in your game.
What would happen if you combined the accuracy of Mark of the Ninja, the violence of Hotline Miami and the narration of Second Sight, then tying it in a 90's cyberpunk wrap? Well, you'll end up with Katana Zero, one of the most incredibly well realized concepts we have seen of a developer in years.
Located several years after the end of a war that left New Mecca on the verge of collapse, the game's cryptic and tangled narrative is starring a murderer charged with eliminating targets in the direction of his psychiatrist. It is only after he has already accumulated a body count that you begin to discover the conspiracy at the center of the story.
Katana Zero is a one-shot 2D action game, which requires you to replay the levels several times (in the game you have premonitions of possible outcomes) to discover a way to eliminate all targets without being hit. What begins as a simple fantasy becomes a challenging and cerebral game that borders a puzzle, and tests your problem-solving skills as much as your reflexes.
STARCRAFT II: WINGS OF LIBERTY
Starcraft became a global phenomenon since its launch in 1998, and the sequel Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty continued the tradition in 2010. It has been played so much in South Korea that many have proclaimed it as the "national sport" of the country . That is undoubtedly high praise for Blizzard's real-time epic strategy, although it is well deserved.
In the game, you can take control of three separate factions: Terran, Zerg and Protoss. Although the main story of Wings of Liberty makes you take over Terran, you can play as any of the three factions in multiplayer mode.
You may want to play Starcraft II if you thrive by micro-managing and juggling many of the different responsibilities. Keep an eye on your resources, your available units and the whereabouts of your enemies are key to having a fighting opportunity in any battle, because if you get distracted at the wrong time, thousands of Zerglings will cause your base to be destroyed. For those who have already run through Wings, two new and popular expansions Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void, have since been launched.
Portal 2 takes players back to Aperture Science, in this addictive first-person puzzle game. You play as a leading Chell while trying to leave the gigantic Aperture research center and claim your freedom. With the task of working through several rooms equipped with unique puzzles, you are not armed with anything other than the iconic portal gun. You will use various environments and objects, along with time and space, to move through the installation.
This game expanded the successful formula of its predecessor and added a deep story. Although the plot deals with a serious conflict, the game is plagued with timely jokes at all times. Portal 2 is one of the most unique experiences in games and also one of the most comical.
SID MEIER’S CIVILIZATION VI
Civilization VI it is based on what made big Civilization V of 2010, but it adds stronger culture and science trees, more dynamic options and more information on why world leaders are acting in a particular way. It is the culmination of years of development and experience in the creation of games Civilization above, and it shows.
Since its launch, Civilization VI He has received a substantial amount of civilizations to control, including the Aztecs, Persians, Nubians and Australians. Each of them is led by a famous historical figure, such as Montezuma for the Aztecs, and with the release of new content from time to time, former players have many reasons to return and start a new game.
Blizzard's multiplayer card game, Hearthstone, exploded in popularity on mobile devices, but it is also perfect for the biggest screen on your Mac. With a simple and easy-to-learn game mechanic, and fast game time, you can overcome Easily several battles in a single session. The excellent game system helps you pair with players with similar abilities, so each game will be close and intense.
Something that undoubtedly benefits this game is what Hearthstone extracts from the best known property of Blizzard, Warcraft, and many of its most famous characters and abilities become playable cards. If you've ever wanted to send an army of Murloc to your opponent, wearing it turn after turn with weak attacks before claiming victory, there's no better game than Hearthstone.
Slay the spire
Slay the Spire It takes care of climbing the Spire, and changes to the classic roguelike way with every race you take. At this time, the game includes more than 250 cards and 150 items, as well as a custom mode option and special relics to further improve your deck.
The mechanics of the game do not do all the heavy work. Slay the Spire It is really colorful, with attractive animations every time and a magnificent artistic style that evokes the classic cartoons of the 70s and 80s. Despite such a novel concept, it feels familiar in all the right ways.
Gone Home It is one of those rare games that put the player in an environment and simply allows them to explore. You will play as a university student who returns home after a year abroad and upon arriving at your family's property, nobody is at home. It is up to you to clean the house for clues about what happened.
Although slow, the script is incredible, accentuated by its intense atmosphere. Beg the players to explore and reveal the mysteries of a large empty house with a dark and sad story to tell. With its unique style of play, Gone Home It will have you stuck to your computer from beginning to end.
You cannot deny the immense popularity of Minecraft Since the basic version was available in 2009. Armed with nothing more than a pair of hands at the start of the game, you are given absolute freedom over a huge random map. Start by searching for land and before you know it, you are well below ground level in search of diamonds and gold. Take care of your back because several enemies, such as zombies or vines, wreak havoc on your character and will even explode your landscapes.
So addictive, but so simple, Minecraft It will make you build elevated skyscrapers and labyrinth-style mine wells in minutes. Its 8-bit pixelated graphics can drive some people away, although the game is enough to please each and every player.
Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program presents a strange combination of elements. Despite the cartoons and ridiculous and tiny creatures that populate the game, KSP is no joke. Flight simulation has never been so deep, so attractive or so addictive, and Kerbal provides a playing field for both the casual player and the serious physicist by balancing the serious considerations of rocket fabrication: how many Kerbals must die before? that you finally reach the moon?
The title also runs smoothly on almost any computer, given its simplistic appearance and the benefits of a rewarding sense of progress. You can spend countless hours learning how to make a rocket capable of reaching the moon, all to realize that the lunar border is not the last. With an incredible repetition value, KSP is one of the few games that prove to be educational as well as fun.
Video game settings, in general, are very similar, and tend to focus on the battlefields and areas of conflict that people face each other. The developer Campo Santo was not content to explore the same old environments and created a game set in the dense nature of Wyoming in the late 1980s.
As a new fire watcher, the protagonist Henry thinks his work will be boring and mundane, but things are not as they seem. From a whole world that begins to burn to unearth chilling discoveries in the desert, Henry's new job is anything but boring.
What helps separate Firewatch from other “walk and talk” games is its magnificent artistic style, which combines proportions of realistic characters with slightly thick features and bright colors. It is instantly recognizable, and even if Campo Santo decides to do a drastically different project in the future, we hope this game is here to stay.
League of Legends and Dota 2
League of Legends Riot Games is not only a global phenomenon, with millions of players fighting online every day as they develop strategies with particular champions. It is also completely free, if you are willing to continue with some champions at the beginning, otherwise ideal to test the waters and see if the game is right for you.
For players interested in something a little harder, Dota 2 It has you covered. His predecessor began his life as a mod for Warcraft III, but the sequel has gained its own followers. Just keep in mind that the game will take most of your free time.
WORLD OF WARCRAFT: BATTLE FOR AZEROTH
The conflict between the Horde and the Alliance in the Warcraft universe has been fought for years, but it has become a total war in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. With the beloved areas destroyed and the powerful enemies that threaten the entire planet, the stakes have never been higher, and Blizzard did everything possible for the latest expansion. The new cooperative “war fronts” force you to work together with 19 other players, while trying to surpass a goal, and the new raids give your guild the opportunity to show their appreciation to the whole community.
Other features requested by fans also make their way into the game with Battle for Azeroth, including special "allied races", and new playable areas give you the opportunity to complete new and exciting missions and even discover hidden treasures. If you want to get a new character up to the level limit in a hurry, you can even increase one to 110, to only 10 levels of the maximum 120.
Jonathan Blow, the intellectual author of the acclaimed independent game Braid, he took his time to develop the tracking game The Witness, but without a doubt, it was worth the wait. Combining a unique and beautiful world full of increasingly difficult puzzles and philosophical reflections, this game, which only someone as imaginative as Blow could create, is based on the classic previous adventures such as Myst Y Riven.
Unlike those games, the riddles of The Witness They rarely feel obtuse, forcing players to rely on previously learned tactics to complete each of the island's electrical panels. It requires a good eye and a lot of exploration, but the game never tries to frustrate you just to make it seem more challenging or difficult.
* Article updated by María Teresa Lopes on July 29, 2019.