The best games for the Mac OS

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by yakkowarner epi, May 31, 2011.

  1. yakkowarner epi macrumors member

    May 1, 2011
    I just wanted to know what you guys thought are the best games for the Mac. I'll get Dragon Age but I'm not sure what else. It would be for the iMac 3.4.

    And in your opinion, what are the best free games for the mac os.

    I'm not interested in pc games atm.

  2. Barnzee macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    -Jade Empire Special Edition
    -Assassins Creed 2
    -Portal 1 & 2
    -Half-life 2
    -Warcraft 3
    -Star Wars Kight of the Old Republic

    just to name a few
  3. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2007
    Anything by Valve and Blizzard (Starcraft 2, Team Fortress 2, Portal 2 and Counter Strike: Source are highly recommended by me, but all their other games are amazing too).
  4. PowerGamerX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2009
  5. Jyby macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2011
    Can't go wrong with preparing your self for Diablo 3.

    Pick up your copy of Diablo 2 today my friend!
  6. Huntn, Jun 1, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2011

    Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    Check out Games listed at, Mac RPG Must Haves listed at Amazon, and Mac Games Listed on Steam, Top 10 Games in Mac App Store, and's Best Games on the Mac App Store Right Now.

    Specific titles: Left 4 Dead (survival zombie shooter rated 10/10), Dragon Age Origins (RPG, rated 7/10) and I'll echo the following titles below, but if you don't want to wait for Diablo 3, jump into Torchlight also available on Steam which also includes a Mac demo where the Torchlight site only has a PC demo available. On the Mac App Store I found Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for $20. I think that is on the high side for such an old game that is available on Windows Steam for $10.

  7. michaelquerty macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2011
    "Frozen Synapse is amazing." I bought that game recently and I was wondering about how to press backspace for the tutorial. The delete key is used for something else and I'd like to complete the tutorial to make sure I don't miss anything. It seems neat, kinda like geodefense type graphics.
  8. tom.96 Suspended

    Jun 13, 2003
    Urban terror is brilliant.

    I've been playing it for ages, online game similar to Quake 3 (based on the same engine).

    Highly recommended. Low sys requirements so will run on pretty much all recent Macs from the last few years. I'm on a C2D 2ghz Macbook with the GMA 950 and it runs fine.
  9. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2008
    Best Games

    Rome Total War
    Civilization IV: Colonization
    Half-Life 2
    Left 4 Dead 2

    I didn't care for:
    Portal 2
    Team Fortress 2
  10. Goohfy macrumors regular


    Apr 22, 2011
    I personally love Blizzard. ( Starcraft, Warcraft )
  11. yakkowarner epi thread starter macrumors member

    May 1, 2011
    So it looks like I will be downloading dragon age ultimate from another site as soon as my iMac arrives. Mac store doesn't have it. They have dragon age II which I may buy after I beat this game (with my 100 dollar card).
    Empires at war sucks because multiplayer is only on LAN. And it's old.
    I have starcraft II. WOW is just way too addictive to start that back up.
    I am unsure of Black and white II (old game I think).
    Prey got good ratings but I don't know anything about it.

    Another poster suggest these. I'm sorry I forgot who posted it for credit, but it was on another thread.
    "Asphalt 6: Adrenaline [$6.99 on Mac App Store] (Excellent racing game)
    Machinarium [$9.99 on Mac App Store] (Very beautiful and challenging puzzle game)
    Pinball HD [$2.99 on Mac App Store] (Very fun pinball game with excellent graphics)
    Galcon Fusion [$1.99 on Mac App Store] (A somewhat simplistic, but very cool looking and very addictive action-strategy game)

    I am definitely buying age of empire III

    I would buy modern warfare II if it was available. Anyone have a suggestion on a good first person shooter for the mac? Or do I stay with my PS3 with mouse.

    Any thoughts?
  12. PowerGamerX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2009
    Counter Strike Source
    Half Life 2
    Team Fortress 2
    Call of Duty 4
    Call of Duty 2
    Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2
  13. Alaerian Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    Pick up the Orange Box. It includes Half Life 2 along with the "expansions" (Episodes 1 and 2), Team Fortress 2, and Portal. Then, grab Portal 2.

    Half Life 2 and Portal (1/2). By far my favorite games ever. Valve games are so very well done.
  14. yakkowarner epi thread starter macrumors member

    May 1, 2011
    Which first person shooter is the most recent?
  15. angelajolie macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2011

    Gears of War 2 / 3 is coming , Call of Duty 4, Portal games are well games to play on Mac OS. I like these games too.
  16. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    Civilization IV, Warcraft III, and Sid Meier's Pirates are my favorite Mac games.

    Uh free games, Puzzle Pirates is the only game I play that is "free", but it still has a subscriber requirement for most things.
  17. thagomizer macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2005
    Borderlands is a load of fun and looks great. It's a native port, doesn't use Cider or anything.
  18. jbanger macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
  19. Maverick513 macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2011
  20. edddeduck macrumors 68020


    Mar 26, 2004
    Yep it was the first ever Unreal 3 engine game on the Mac :) I loved working on that game, then again I admit I might be a little biased :D

  21. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
  22. JonasDK macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Orange Box + CS:Source

    This + CS:Source

    BTW - Always keep a look out for discounts - Steam offers discounts constantly!
  23. Icefire817 macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2011
    Although it is a wineskin port, definitely have to go with Fallout New Vegas. Great mod/ community support (and easy to mod). But above all the great mods and stuff, its just a great game with a lot of awesome options and various stories.
  24. theone213 macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2012
    Skyrim is cool, although it's also a wineskin/cider port.
  25. knuckelz macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010

    All these games are pretty awesome, Steam has been pretty cool about getting games on the mac. But I'd have to put my vote for Minecraft. It is a great game for the mac.

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