Recommend Game for Air 13

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JakeRev, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. JakeRev macrumors newbie

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    I got a 13 base air, and wanna know which games are playable and enjoyable.
    Comments what you are playing with...
     
  2. Vazkor macrumors member

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    Civilization V, Frozen Synapse, Minecraft, Dungeons of Dredmore.
     
  3. gp1699 macrumors newbie

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  4. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Trine is excellent, but ye'll be wanting a mouse for the thief and the wizard!

    Also, Braid is a work of art. A modern day Super Mario with a really interesting twist.
     
  5. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    There are some excellent games on the Mac app store that play great and you won't be obsessing about frame rates.

    Jolly Rodger
    Evac
    Trine
    Angry Birds
    Braid
    Anomaly
    Machinarium
    Plants v Zombies
    Secret of Monkey Island
    Penny Arcade : Preciples of Darkness
    Peggle
    Luxor
    U-Boot
    Chopper 2
    And Yet It Moves
    Osmos
    Amnesia




    There are so many excellent games on there, often cheaper than Steam and all will play nicely with your MBA hardware - as long as your not obsessed with playing the latest AAA Big Publisher title.
     
  7. szolr macrumors 6502

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    Civilization V is a great call. Also, Call of Duty 4, Plants vs Zombies, Rome: Total War (why has nobody mentioned this great game?! ;)), Angry Birds. I also think X Plane looks great on the high resolution MBA screens. :D
     
  8. Tmuska macrumors newbie

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    The humble bundle
    A friend of mine linked me this interesting offer, you can pay what ever your want (Above 1 penny), it contains some non-heavy games that is playable on mac :) Ive bought it, and every thing works :D Running the games through steam.
     
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  10. adamtj11 macrumors 6502

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    N.O.V.A 2 is great First person shooter only 6.99 I think
     
  11. genosseinski macrumors member

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    I've heard Anno 1404 is supposed to work fine on a MBA, since it requires rather CPU than GPU power.

    It's a great strategy game, don't know if you like them ;)
     
  12. Sniv macrumors member

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    Hello

    Does any of you have problems when playing games on your MBA? I know a guy who told me that if I planned on playing games on my mac, I should get the MBP in stead...is that also true now that the new MBA are out?

    I'm not gonna play Call of Duty or something like that, but Civilisation I would like to...

    I'm just afraid the graphic, speed etc. won't be as good, if I go for the MBA (13')...
     
  13. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    The MBA 13" will have the same performance in games as the MBP 13", since they both have intel HD3000. However the 15" and 17" MBPs have a discrete AMD GPU which will greatly improve game performance.
     
  14. holterzoff macrumors newbie

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    not a gaming machine...

    but i really like to game on it. civ5 and europa universalis.
    the 2010 machine is faster for gaming because of the dedicated graphics card.
    better framerate.....
     
  15. bigp9998 macrumors regular

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    Can Portal 2 run decently on a MBA? I don't want to pay for it and then have 10 frames per second.
     
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    I was disappointed how poorly tf2 played. It's such an old game. Portal too. Both had pretty big hiccups. So I'd think those playing cod or portal 2 have pretty low graphics standards.

    Tue link above doesn't manage to even cite the correct processor.

    Sure I can run around an empty world in tf2 and get 50 fps. But once the fighting starts it drops drastically. Same with the original portal. Projectiles start and things get bad.
     
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  21. LeakedDave macrumors regular

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    Quake Live
    Quake 4
    Doom 3
    Warcraft 3
    World of Warcraft
    Portal
    TF2
    Little Fighter 2 :D
     
  22. PraisiX-windows macrumors regular

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    Ah, ANNO! - Nostalgic, back when I was a 5 year old boy I used to play Anno 1602, the times I had - albeit it would have been easier if someone had actually told me that getting more inhabitants was what released new tech, but I figured that out eventually.

    I'll definately download ANNO for my MBA then :)
     
  23. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    I played Portal 2 on a 2010 MBA - it was fine.
     

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