Best Free Mac Games?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by theoallen, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. theoallen macrumors newbie


    Jan 9, 2010
    I live in Surrey, South of England, UK!

    I love to game yet i'm a little low on cash right now, are there any really good free games for the mac that i could play?

    I don't mind if the game needs to be downloaded

    And i don't care what genre the game is, as long as it is good :)

    Thank You! :D
  2. Venkman90 macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2009

    Massive amounts of content, I have been at it for hours this past weekend and I am still early in the first campaign.

    Leveling units too, loads of options...and free :D
  3. Libertine Lush macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
  4. Libertine Lush macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
  5. Libertine Lush macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
    I got a few more to add. Actually, been looking around for some free games ever since OP started this thread, since I been in a gaming mood lately.
    Looks really interesting. Recently became freeware. If you watch this vid ( it looks like a mash of FPS, third person action and MMO. And if you're a Commander, you play in an entirely top-down, RTS view.
    Just noticed they recently released an "endless" trial version. Last time I checked it was a timed trial like WOW. So now you can play forever, with limitations.
    I've seen the acronym DOTA mentioned a lot before, but never knew what it was. Just found out moments ago. It's a mod of Warcraft III. The mod itself is free, but I'm guessing you'll need W3. Is that right? Can anyone confirm?
  6. theoallen thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 9, 2010
    I live in Surrey, South of England, UK!
    Awesome game :D, thanks :D
  7. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    Apple's downloads site has a few good games. Most of them are free, whilst there are some avaliable to buy on the Apple Store online.
  8. Rithem macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2008
    Heroes of Newerth isn't free but it's really good. DoTA's successor.
  9. Libertine Lush macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
    I just found out yesterday that League of Legends is coming to Mac this summer. Also a DoTA successor and what seems like the other main game in this subgenre along with Heroes of Newerth. It has even better press/aggregate review scores, more hype, and most of all, it's free. I'm not familiar with either game, beyond a couple rounds in Legends, so I'm excited about both. But based on art direction, I certainly prefer Legends. I love it's visual style and vibrancy. Can't wait to drop into that world regularly, should the learning curve for this type of game not ward me off.

    They haven't released an exact release date yet though
  10. MGS macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2010
  11. alma111 macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2011
    Though gaming on the Mac has grown significantly over the years, Windows still dominates the market. The few games that do exist for the Mac are often expensive, and not every wants to or can install BootCamp to play Windows games. With that in mind, we compiled a list of the top 20 free Mac games. The list is by no means comprehensive, but it’s a great start to an awesome gaming experience on one of the best operating systems at no cost. See the games after the jump. Enjoy the Mac gaming!

    1. PlaneShift
    3-D fantasy MMORPG with great graphics and many features.

    2. Freeciv
    Open source strategy game very much like the popular Civilization game series.

    3. Glest
    3D RTS with decent graphics. The game is easy to modify, and though the game is designed for Windows, an OS X port is available.

    4. Quinn
    5. Neverball
    Tilt and twist a ball through an obstacle course in this game that is part puzzle and part action. More than 140 levels and great graphics quality. Find the latest builds here.

    6. FreeDoom
    Open source version of Doom.

    7. Sauerbraten
    Multiplayer/single player FPS game based on Cube.

    8. Chopper
    Helicopter action game with 60 levels. Features a variety of weapons and good graphics.

    9. Scorched 3D
    Clone of the old Scorched Earth DOS game.

    10. Battle for Wesnoth
    Turn-based strategy game featuring a number of adventures. Fight to take back the throne of Wesnoth.

    11. MineSwept
    Mine Sweeper clone for the Mac.

    12. Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
    13. Solitare XL
    Solitare game with 3D effects. A classic free Mac game.

    14. Lugaroo
    Third-person action game in which you play the role of a rabbit. After your village is destroyed, you must go and find the culprits, doing much more than that along the way.

    15. Racer
    Racing simulator with accurate physics and high-quality graphics.

    16. BZFlag
    Online multiplayer 3-D tank battle game.

    17. OGame
    Awesome Internet space simulation game with thousands of players.

    18. Tux Racer
    19. Foobillard
    Realistic-looking billards game. Originally designed for Linux but ported to OS X.

    20. Primate Plunge
    Help poor Monkey get through treacherous terrain in this 2-D game that reminiscent of Donkey Kong.

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