First Person Shooter for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by yarbles, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. yarbles macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody,

    I'm new here, although I've been reading macrumors.com for quite a while now.

    Anyway, I've been looking for a good first person shooter for my macbook pro (the new one, which I bought a month ago), and I was wondering if any of you had any advice on what to buy. I already played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and liked that a lot - especially the singleplayer mode, with its intense missions, and compelling plotline.

    I've been looking around a bit, but it's hard to figure out which games are for mac, so I was wondering if some of you had any good experiences with recent games that they like to share?

    Thanks in advance!

    Yarbles.
     
  2. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Download Steam, and get any FPS from Valve, if you haven't already played them. And even if you have, Counter Strike: Source and Team Fortress 2 are awesome online games.
     
  3. roliath macrumors regular

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    If you haven't played Half Life 2 or any of the episodes, I would start there.
     
  4. rien333 macrumors regular

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    If you want some simple multiplayer action, unreal tournament 2004 is a good choice.
    It is a pretty old game, but I still install it on every computer I have.
    Before you buy anything, I recommend downloading the demo first so you can see if you like it. :)
     
  5. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    +1 for counterstrike source
     
  6. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Half Life 2 is on sale at steam for a little while longer today ($3.36).
     
  7. dalstott macrumors member

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    If you are really into FPS games then I recommend a BootCamp installation with Win Vista or 7. This way you have the best of both worlds. Virus free work and browsing with the Mac OS and access to a bunch of great PC FPS games which will never be ported to the Mac.

    Right now I am playing Half Life 2 with EP1&2 on OSX. On BootCamp I am playing Far Cry 2, Borderlands, and Fallout 3 GOTY. I am playing each for the second or third time as these games have almost unlimited play variations.

    Machine wise I have an early 2008 MBP 2.6GHz and a 2010 i7 MBP 2.67GHz each with 4Mb RAM.
     
  8. clientsiman macrumors 6502

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  9. mixel macrumors 65816

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    There's something to be said for Warsow too, from an intense speed/retro stylised graphics angle.. http://www.warsow.net/

    It's got nothing on these "proper" games in some ways but it's a lot more free.. And hilarious for LAN parties. :D (cross-OS multiplayer)

    Imagine Q3A in fast-forward and thats pretty much how it plays.
     
  10. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    +1 Great multiplayer FPS. Class-based, a lot like Tribes 2.

    For single-player, plot-driven....I'm not sure. I'm not a big fan of HL2 (just seemed boring to me, got about 75% of the way through the game). Maybe Call of Duty 2 or 4? I think both those are available for Mac.
     

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