Top 5 games for a Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'Games' started by odedia, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Hi!

    What would you recommend as the best games to run on my MBP? I am looking for games to run under OS X, not Windows. I'm very new to the Mac world and I don't know which games are working good on the intel macs, especiall on the MBP.

    Thanks!

    Oded S.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I know I keep recommending it, but World of Warcraft runs great :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.

    Any other recommendations?

    Oded S.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    Half-Life 2 (and thus all the other stuff like CS:S, DOD:S, etc)
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, it's been ages since I played PC games, what's those initials mean? I'm guessing CS:S has something to do with counter strike?

    Thanks again.

    Oded S.
     
  6. macrumors G4

    dmw007

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    I really enjoy playing Quake 4 and Doom 3 on my Power Mac G5. :)


    I also enjoy playing Sim City 4 and any of the Command & Conquer series (but I have only tested these games on Windows). :)
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    CounterStrike: Source and Day Of Defeat: Source (HL2 uses the Source engine, hence all the Half-Life 1 mods got upgraded to use Source as well)
     
  8. MRU
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    MRU

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    Your problem is a lot of games do NOT and will NOT be made into universal binary form.

    Quake 4 just released and COD2 in a month or two time are very good FPS (well COD2 is v.good, Quake 4's a bit on the average side) and both are universal and will run very well on your MBP

    Sim 2 is universal and plays well on your machine.

    Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 is a great game with a crap mac port and very poor peformance on intel macs. A universal patch is rumored but not 100% confirmed, and certainly wont be out for a couple of months yet.

    SimCity 4 is buggy as hell and they havent and are not going to release patches for it.

    Warcraft 3 and Command & Conquer Generals are v.good stratergy titles and should perform very well on your speced machine even though they arent universal.

    World Of Warcraft is love/hate. You will either get into it or wont and remember its subsription based so it's gonna cost you alot more that the retail box price....

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    I resigned myself to playing Windows on my intel iMac because the games I have run so so much better and choice and price difference is considerable.

    RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and it's 2 expansions run very well on it,
    The Movies is a great stratergy game and so is Black & White 2. Both of which run excelently.

    And then there's FEAR, HalfLife 2 (& Halflife 2 Aftermath v.soon) for some of the best FPS games around.....
     
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    ®îçhå®?

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    It really depends on your taste. It is fairly old but Halo works fantastically. Try Command and Conquer, Quake 4, Battlefield 1942 and True Crime. This is just my taste though
     
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    dmw007

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    Almost forgot- Halo is also a great game to play (I don't have it for Mac, but I love to play it on my Xbox :) ).
     
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    I was going to make a smart ass install Windows comment until I reread your post (just to make sure of what you said) :cool:
     
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    eXan

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    Unreal Tournament 2004
    Starcraft :)
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    if you like games like the sims, tropico pirate cove 2 is great. its not in UB, but I have an intel Imac and it runs perfect under rosetta.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    I second the above two games. I love UT2004!!
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Is there any games that dont run on the mac?

    I would be picking up a mac for the windows side of things and the mac as a SMALL secondary. Not sure if this is the right place to write, but are there any games that dont work?
     
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    mark!

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    SIMS 2. It's great :)
     

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