OS X What are some nice games like Age of Empires/Sim City and The Sims?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by shtuffle, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. shtuffle, Apr 13, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2013
    I have an iBook G4 running OS 10.4.11, 512 MB, 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 so any good simulation and god games such as the ones mentioned in the title that I can download online for free and not need the internet to play them would be awesome.
  2. macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    How about the original starcraft or warcraft 3?
  3. macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2012
    I'm hearing that there is a new sim city for Mac. It will be out in June?
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2011
    South Carolina
    Yes. It's currently out for the PC. It will be out on the Mac in June.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    May 9, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  6. macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2012
    Do you have any pricing? Also will it be coming out for the pad?
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2011
    South Carolina
    The standard price for it is $59.99. Deluxe Edition on Origin is $79.99. No, this isn't coming out for the iPad; or at least they never said it was.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    You ever play total war? Love those series. I'd recommend starting with Shogun II, if you decide to play it. Its got the complexity of most of the games you listed. Its hard to describe, the national screen seems almost like a game board. Its a giant map with cities, castles, farms which you can improve and manage like in sim city. Though admitably at a lesser extent as you won't need to worry about health care. You do however need to manage armies, generals, special agents and their placement on the map. When two opposing armies meet you battle. The battles are intense (more so than age of empires) because each unit you create at the map screen contains x number of men ( can be anywhere from 50ish to 400 - you can even edit unit size for more fun or better performance).

    I'm of the honest opinion that total war games boarder the perfect game margin. They are just missing out on a couple key things to make it perfect. But I'd say its what you are looking for and better than all the games you listed.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    Giants Citizen Kabuto
    The Settlers II
    Civilization (a few versions work)

    Some of these will require you boot in OS 9 or perhaps run in Classic. Sorry can't think of any free ones. Before Intel gaming on the Mac was really slim.

    Some of the games I thought of require 68K so I didn't mention them.
  10. macrumors 65816


    civ iv
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    You mentioned Age of empires. There is one game, using the same mechanics as Age of Empires 2 called "Star Wars battlegrounds Saga" Its the same as Age of empires, butwith the carachters of Star Wars, and they added some extra stuff so that people whol palyed Age of Empires still find it very enternaining.

    I also like WArcraft3, but are very diferent games

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