Running Games ON a MacBook Pro 13"

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by 06Honda, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 25, 2011
    Purchased my first mac a few months back and love it. Is it a laptop that you can run games on without doing any upgrades. I like to play games like monopoly; military strategy games; scrabble. Thanks for any info. I don't want to down load a game and mess up my mac.
  2. macrumors 68020

    Nov 2, 2006
    Stick with Apple's Mac App Store. Anything there is going to meet Apple's standards and will be safe.

    If you get a little more interested in venturing out beyond the walled garden, try They have free demos for download, full games for sale (via links), patches to keep your games up to date.

    Have fun, and welcome to the tribe!
  3. macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2011
    I use boot camp and boot into Windows, and play games there. But I don't recommend it. Really I only do that now because I play with Windows users who are my friends. So I am agreeing with Irishman, the app store has a surprising plethora of games available. If you do want to venture into the world of buying a copy of Windows and dual booting, I find anything made before 2008 runs pretty decent.

    Might I also recommend Rome Total War? It is a military strategy game that was ported to Mac. Also check out Feral Interactive, they work on porting Windows titles to Mac.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 25, 2011
    Thanks for the great help, will stick to Apple store games.
  5. macrumors G3


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    My wife has a circa 2007 MacBook which has been replaced by the 13" MBP. She plays all sorts of casual games on it, no problem. The most ambitious is Spore which runs adequately. I really don't see a need to stick exclusively with the App Store, however for any game you play a demo is always best to nail down performance. If you want to go with Windows to play games (Bootcamp) you can feel safe that what happens on the Windows partitioned drive stays on Windows. Activity there should not mess up your Mac partition/MacOS.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2009
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 25, 2011
    Thanks for the additional info, will check it out.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2010
    United States
    This. Steam is better than the Apple App Store, in my opinion. More options and the games can be run on Mac or Windows.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010
    Not every game on Steam can be run on Mac OSX. Just those that are designated Steamplay and show the Apple logo.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2010
    You can also go to the Apple tab to show only macintosh approved games.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    League of Legends runs very well on the baseline 13" MacBook Pro.

    On Bootcamp of course.

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