Any good RPG games around for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by nec207, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2011
    Anyone know of some good RPG games for Mac?

    Here is list of some RPG games I know of that will run with out bootcamp or wine.

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    Dungeons Of Dredmor
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Din’s Curse

    Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
    Dragon Age
    Dragon Age 2
    Two Worlds 2
    The Black Fortress
    Neverwinter Nights

    All these games will run on OS X.
  2. macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2011
  3. macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2012
    Phaselocking Psychos somewhere on Pandora
    A couple of my favorites from the Mac Appstore:

    The Bard's Tale
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition (coming 'summer 2012')
    Diablo III
  4. macrumors regular

    chilly willy

    Mar 11, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Knights of the Old Republic is fantastic game imho.

    Wish Bioware would port Mass Effect for Macs.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2012
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2011
    Some of these games I don't know if they will run on Mac but are very good.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Awesome use of the open class system, awesome weapons, best hack 'n slash combat I have seen in my life... Ask almost anyone, they will tell you this is good.

    Dragon Age Origins: Amazing RPG with great story and an awesome way of changing the story depending on the choices you make in the game. Real time strategic combat, pausable for strategic descisions.

    Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Best. RPG. Ever. If you like Star Wars, this game has the most different weapons and clothing options in any game i've ever seen. Also, the different light and dark endings make for an awesome story, similar combat system to Dragon Age (awesome).

    Fallout 3: Future post-apocolypse setting with a first person shooter twist to it, but still an RPG... What is lacks in magic and evil spirits it has in awesomeness. It has zombies and radiation mutants though... Also, story is amazing.

    Mass Effect series: I've never played them but they look good and everyone I know who's played them liked them...

    I know I only have from Bethesda and Bio-Ware but those are the best RPGs I could think of.
  7. macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2011
    It's Never A Good Night To Have A Curse
    Not quite related to the thread, since it'll require bootcamp or wine to run, but I can't resist passing up recommending two of my favorite games of all time.

    Gothic 2

    ...and to a slightly lesser extent...

    Gothic 1

    The controls take a bit to get used to, and the games are at times unforgivably difficult, but holy crap they're great. It's one of the few RPGs out there that actually go the distance to make the world and the people living in it feel like living, breathing things. Even if most of the people you do meet are kind of self centered bastards out to make life difficult for you.

    I heartily recommend them both.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2010
    Belgium, Europe
    Please, please, please, let it run on Snow Leopard...
  9. macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2012
    Phaselocking Psychos somewhere on Pandora
    What an awesome thread! I wouldn't have known about the ridiculous Amazon Dragon Age sale if I hadn't seen this.

    Dragon Age Origins - Ultimate Edition
    - Dragon Age Origins
    - Dragon Age expansion - Awakenings
    - Loads of DLC (about 6 new CAMPAIGNS)

    For Mac OS X

    Total price? $7.49. Seven dollars and forty nine cents!

    No brainer. Bought, installed, totally awesome. What are you waiting for?
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2011
    Yap if you like that game you really like Morrowind ,Skyrim and Oblivion. They are all windows games and there no mac version .

    I don't know any Mac games like Morrowind ,Skyrim and Oblivion but they are really awesome games.
  11. macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2012
    I read a recent buyer comment on Amazon that was complaining they were making a mistake and providing Mac users with PC serial numbers which didn't work. This scared me off a little. I own the game for Windows where I only recently switched to Mac but haven't played it yet and would love to pick up the OS X version for cheap if I can. I am hesitant now though after what I read.

    You were able to install and use the supplied serial number with no issues? I'll go grab a copy too if so.


    Avernum: Escape from the Pit is on sale cheap on Steam as a daily special but it is running out soon today. It's going for under 4 bucks.

    Also, Avernum 4, 5 and 6 for Mac can be had for dirt cheap by getting the current Groupees sale bundle at

    For as cheap as four bucks you can get all three Avernums for quite the value for the money if you'd enjoy some old school RPG gameplay.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2012
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Dungeons Of Dredmor
    Eschalon: Book I & II
    Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
    Neverwinter Nights 2
  13. macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2012
    Phaselocking Psychos somewhere on Pandora
    I know this thread is for games that are expressly written for Mac, but you need to know that you can run MANY windows games on the Mac using 'wrappers', as long as you have the game disc/downloads. Check out the Porting Team's site.

    Using wrappers from their site and my game discs, I am able to run Morrowind, Oblivion, Battle for Middle Earth II, Sins of a Solar Empire, and Star Wars - Republic Commando right in Mac OS X, full speed, full screen, native resolution. Good stuff!

    I saw those comments too, but rolled the dice. Download took quite a while. Install took almost 45 minutes all told. Was asked for keys, provided what I got (one of them was asked for twice, made me nervous).

    Everything worked flawlessly. The game rocks. Go get it, man!
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    I bought the amazon deal for mac and i can say the codes work. the ultimate edition of origins.

    also i am able to download the PC version using the same codes off of EA's ORIGIN service.
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2011
    What is wrappers.

    I think a lot people use Wine or emulator if they do not want to buy windows on Mac.
  16. macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2012
    Just snagged the Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition deal on Amazon. Thanks guys! Sweet deal! :)
  17. macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2012
    Phaselocking Psychos somewhere on Pandora
    Wrappers are what WINE creates in order to provide a windows environment to the program you want to run. So, wrappers and WINE are kinda the same thing.

    Emulators for windows, well . . . there are programs that 'virtualize' the windows environment on an OS that is not windows. They snag some of your hard drive and create a container that basically becomes a separate computer on your Mac. The popular commercial one is Parallels Desktop. A good free one is VirtualBox. You need a copy of Windows to install into them, though. And there are performance hits.

    WINE, if the wrappers contain all the services the program needs, does not have significant performance hits because it is not an emulator. WINE actually stands for "Wine Is Not an Emulator".

    Just go check out the Porting Team, and see if you can get some of your Windows games to go. It's usually a no go, but every once in a while, like Morrowind in my case, it's awesome!
  18. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2011
    Ya so Wrappers or WINE are sort of like emulators.

    Well emulators are not virtualize box. All emulators do is translate code. Where virtualize box is running OS on under control of the main OS . So you can boot into OS X and run virtualize box of any OS .

    I don't see how emulator would be performance hit all it is doing is translate code.

    What is this porting or port thing that people keep saying .
  19. macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2010
    New Orleans
    Uhh, hello, Diablo III!?
  20. macrumors newbie

    Crysis 3

    Jun 16, 2012
    Diablo 3 has a mac, working version ?
  21. macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Are you being sarcastic? :confused:

    If not, I don't even...
  22. macrumors member


    Mar 24, 2011
    Yes. It is native on Mac. Although it is a bit more taxing than your typical Blizzard game (my 2009 Macbook Pro 9400m basically cannot run it). Cheers!
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2008
    Just downloaded and installed Dragon Age Origins on my base line MBP with Retina. When I started the game and clicked Play, I only get sound. Anyone else have this issue?
  24. macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2012
    Phaselocking Psychos somewhere on Pandora
    Exactly. It is translating code. Constantly. Would you rather read a book in your native language, or have someone interpret a book written in a foreign language to you? Which one might take longer than the other? WINE provides all the components necessary to simulate a complete Windows environment. The program runs, and as far as it knows, it's running in windows. If it needs some GUI element, it's there. If it calls for some system DLL, there it is. It's native, therefore it's fast. Emulators have to translate EVERY BYTE of executable code from the source into the binary equivalent to produce the original intended action on the target platform. This takes time, and a performance hit results.

    Just click on the link in one of my previous posts for the porting team. It's good stuff.
  25. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2011
    Well WINE is kind of like a emulator.Well WINE may simulate some windows environment I can't see it doing to much has that will need windows to be installed.

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