OS X The best horror games for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by ricmcgmr, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. ricmcgmr macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2015
    As Halloween is here, it feels like the perfect time to bring out the top horror games for Mac.

    My favorite is hands-down Alien: Isolation (a fine, well-optimized port by the way).
    But SOMA, Amnesia games and Outlast are terrific too.

    This is a nice overview from Mac Gamer HQ of some of the best ones for Mac

    What is your favorite?
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
  3. thatanonymoususer macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2015
    It's not squarely in the Horror genre, but if you haven't played the Half-Life series or their spin-off games, then you're sorely missing out.

    There's always creepy but not visually great browser games: http://www.y8.com/games/nox_timore

    Since you said Amnesia, you can try the mod game someone made: Penumbra Necrologue: http://store.steampowered.com/app/346290/
    Keep in mind that it's supposed to be an epilogue for Penumbra, which you can get the whole series for $2 right now: http://store.steampowered.com/app/22180/

    There are a few decent indie horror games:
    Blameless (free): http://store.steampowered.com/app/530330/
    Remake of Silent Hill P.T. - PuniTy (free): https://jedlondo.itch.io/punity
    Case: Animatronics ($10 - on sale today): http://store.steampowered.com/app/489360/

    For a fun imaginative game (and totally worth the $1 they're asking right now)(also on iOS): http://store.steampowered.com/app/368650/

    If you don't mind wine, there are some decent indie horror games that work well under it (and a lot of free stuff). Indie devs don't typically use complex DirectX calls.

    Alan Wake runs well under Wine now (or PlayOnMac I'm assuming - since I use Crossover). I would put that high on my list of psychological horror games.
  4. thatanonymoususer macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2015
    Oh wait... This is an advertising thread. The website is Ric from Mac Gamer.
  5. Huntn, Nov 21, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2016

    Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    As I remember (never played it) the premise of AI is you are a civilian without much if any substantial weapons running around trying to avoid being chomped? That's why I never played it. It's bad enough when facing these things armed. ;)

    ...and I seem to have lost my taste for horror games in general , although scifi horror maybe. :)

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