OS Neutral Non-violent recommendations

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by NikkiJayne, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. NikkiJayne macrumors regular


    Mar 23, 2012
    Hi guys,

    looking for some new games to play that don't involving fighting and killing (I'm a wuss and such situations stress me out in games!). Both Mac and PC games are ok.

    Any suggestions?
  2. jeanlain macrumors 65816

    Mar 14, 2009
    I really liked portal 2. All my other games have some degree of violence.
  3. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I'm not that into violent games either. I usually play other games on my console (PS4), but on the Mac I enjoy Portal or Portal 2, Football Manager, Papers Please, Civilisation V, and a bunch of short games like Flight Control and The Incident.

    Many people I know also love Minecraft, but I could never really get into it.
  4. SingularityG macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2012
    Simcity 4


    The Movies

    A Long Way Home

    Thomas was Alone

    The Novelist



    Nyan Cat Lost in Space (hell yeah!)
  5. Bertrude, Jul 4, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2014

    Bertrude macrumors member


    Aug 2, 2010
    I's also recommend 'Portal 1 + 2'. They're both wonderful and a bit head scratching at times. The dialogue is really amusing too. I don't know if the Mac version of Portal 2 has split screen co-op (I played in on an Xbox 360) but it adds an amazing dimension to it all and is very rewarding if you can find someone to play it with.

    'Trine 1 + 2' on Steam are also very good co-op games, and can be played solo too. They do involve some violence though, but that said they're more about platforming and physics-based puzzle solving than anything else. Also very enjoyable with a friend.

    Another game I really enjoy is 'Little Racers Street' (also on Steam). It's a retro-ish top down/isometric style racing game that for some reason is just really good fun. It's not too complicated, is great for short blasts and just has something really good about it. It should appeal to those who remember older games such as Skidmarks, Super Sprint, Super Off Road Racer and Mashed etc. No weapons though, just simple fun racing.

    Finally I'd mention 'Worms Special Edition' (Mac App Store). It is violent, incredibly so at times but it's in a cartoony way and is really a turn based strategy game of sorts. Again, great if you have someone to play against, especially when you've used up (or disabled) the more powerful weapons. 4 player mayhem is also fun.

    PS. I forgot to mention 'Fez' (Steam). It's a non-violent exploration/puzzle/platformer with a lovely soundtrack and retro graphics. It has a lot of charm.
  6. ptdebate macrumors 6502


    Jul 3, 2014
    Dallas, Texas
    Gone Home

    Gone Home is a first-person adventure/exploration game. I absolutely adored it! I say that not only as someone who loves a good story, but also a longtime gamer. It tells a story about a teenage girl who's been keeping a secret from her parents. It deals with themes and social issues gently, focusing more on the subtleties of family relationships and how they relate to personal identity. Characters come to life as you explore their documents and personal spaces (quite voyeuristically, I might add). Definitely pick this one up if you get a chance.
  7. theluggage macrumors 68030

    Jul 29, 2011
    Portal - non-violent?

    GLaDOS begs to differ - as does your faithful Weighted Companion Cube. And what about all those poor turrets?

    You monster. ;)

    (Seriously:while its far, far less violent than typical games, Portal involves quite a lot of violence against inanimate objects... and then tries to make you feel bad about it.)
  8. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    I'd add antichamber to this list. Kinda somewhat similar to portal in that it's a first person "shooter" puzzle game. The art style is really cool as well. Definitely worth checking out, absolutely zero violence.
  9. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2003
    gone home was a good non-violent game
    Don't know what genre it would be classified as... first person kind of a mystery game
  10. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    World of Goo was very good.

    Limbo was too (well, there's some minimal killing... no fighting... some violence, mainly when you mess up your character might die violently. But it's mainly a very good platform puzzler)
  11. jeremysteele macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2011
    Both of those are seconded.

    Excellently made, and addictively fun.
  12. happygodavid macrumors member


    May 14, 2007
    Northern Virginia
    I recently came back to gaming after taking a decade off, so I'm with ya on the quest to find non-violent, less "intense" games.

    Here's my two cents:

    Steam is a good place for purchasing games.

    I second the assessment of Portal being a bit intense. It is a great game, though.

    Here are games I've enjoyed that fit your criteria:
    Minecraft is amazing, once you get into it (better if you have someone play it with you and explain it).
    Don't Starve
    Gone Home
    Limbo (violent player deaths, but super fun)
    Mark of the Ninja (cartoon-like violence, but an amazing platformer)
    Trine 1 & 2

    If you're looking for a first person shooter type, I hear that Bioshock Infinite is less intense/violent/evil than the first two, but I haven't played it yet. (I'm queazy; I couldn't handle the first Bioshock. Way too intense.) Perhaps others can comment on whether or not Infinite would be okay.
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  14. rixax macrumors member


    Apr 15, 2012
    Non violent games


    The Tiny Bang Story

    Great games, beautiful graphics and lovely music.
  15. EmaDaCuz macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2012
    and my new fave, Plague Inc: Evolved.

    If you like more Might and Magic like stuff, I would give Warlock a try.
  16. TCrowe macrumors member


    Jul 14, 2014
    Glen Ellen, CA.
    I'm an adventure gamer if I play anything at all. Myst is one that I loved. Actually, the whole series. When I got my Mac Pro I could find few, if any, adventure type games for Unix or even Mac OS. Still looking and any recommendations are appreciated. I like the puzzles and the "finding objects to put together" type stuff. Being a Vietnam combat vet I don't need, nor want, any shoot'em ups. Been there, done that and still trying to get over it.
  17. 960design macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    I didn't see Minecraft in Creative mode mentioned. Years of entertainment. Redstone alone could keep you entertained for months.
  18. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2012
    Adrift in a sea of possibilities
    Adventure games! Forgot to mention in my previous post.

    The Book of Unwritten Tales, and it's sequel, Critter Chronicles, are both top-notch fun.
  19. TCrowe macrumors member


    Jul 14, 2014
    Glen Ellen, CA.
    Well, thanks guys and ladies I appreciate the responses. Will look into your suggestions.
  20. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    As to infinite: Fantastic game, mind bending story line. I wouldn't recommend it to someone trying to find something nonviolent though. I mean the first like 20 minutes you get a grappling hook that you put into someone's he's and run it into their head. Infinite is definitely different than the first two, but IMO I wouldn't say it's less violent (probably more gun fights actually) but it's definitely brighter and a less morbid atmosphere. Absolutely beautiful game though. The whole series is just a masterpiece IMHO.
  21. SingularityG macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2012
    Vlad the Impaler seems interesting enough. Just released on steam.:)

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