Game suggestion?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Kurri, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Just got a MBA i7 256gb 13", would like to get a game or two for traveling, etc.

    Was thinking about getting "The Movies". How does it run? anyone have it?

    I'm not a heavy gammer, just like to pick up and play for a little at a time on vacation, trips, work, etc.

    any suggestions? any games to stay away from that dont run well?
     
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    Does anybody know a game similar to AoE II that runs on an 13'' base model WITHOUT the dvd drive?
     
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    boy-better-know

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    Just get GTA vice city, 3 or san andreas off the app store. It is nice to dip in and out of when you have half an hour free.
     
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    CIV 5 , in the app store, runs on 11" so I assume it will run on the 13"
     
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    WOW - its an old game but its constantly upgraded, i have tried the trial up to level 20 and all i could say is I wish I could have reached the higher levels, its a well crafted game , very addictive.

    Battlestar Gallactica - this is a free to play game, although you can buy exclusive items, etc. Controls are responsive , you need to be on the higher levels if you wish to join raids, you can " space jump " to the enemy bases if there's a high level player on your team, but you die easily like less than 5 secs. lol . the fleet battles are awesome.


    Uberstrike - another free to play game, with some exlusive items, weapons, costumes if you pay real cash. It's a nice fps but you get bored easily with some of the maps, there are tons of players though.

    Dead Frontier - A nice zombie survival game, you need to pay cash for exclusive items, etc.
     
  8. 2IS
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    If you want to try games that would otherwise not run or run like crap on an MBA you really should check out On-Live. Its essentially made for laptops like the MBA. You do need a decent internet connection for it though.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    iff you go for GTA get vice city only one that runs well on the air:D
     
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    I had a look around and Civ V is supposed to be really slow on the MBA once the cloud of war decreases and the number of units increases.

    I am not a shooter person, and not a GTA fan at all. On my PC I was playing AoE II; AoE III and C&C3 Red Allert. As well as football manager from about 2002 :D

    If I see it correctly they are all available on Mac, but all need the external drive? I want to be able to play even if not connected to the web. And I have no clue about steam.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Rome: Total War... runs on the 11" fine and is available on the mac app store. Much better than Civ \ AoE
     
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    Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Won game of the year and is a great time waster. I also am a pretty casual gamer and this game is just amazing.
     
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    Asphalt 6. Banal racing style game that can burn some time.
     
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    You have a 2010 or 2011 Air?
     

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