Gaming is not something popular when it comes to Apple Macs. However, there is a barrage of gaming titles released to Apple Mac lineup, but not all of them are worth your time. In reality, Apple Macs can handle every heavy-intense gaming session as they are fueled by powerful CPUs and GPUs. Apple has a tradition of using AMD graphics on its Mac lineup, but sources say that Apple is planning to switch to NVIDIA on future Mac models.
If you are looking for the best games for your Mac, then you have come to the right place. We have created a list of the best games you can play right now on your Mac. Before proceeding, make sure you now have a modern version of macOS on your Mac. Keep in mind that some games may crash or lag on older versions of macOS, so it’s a good idea to keep everything up-to-date.
The Banner Saga
If you are looking for an adventure game on your Mac, then the Banner Saga should be your perfect choice. First released for Windows computers and mobile phones in 2014, the game received a wide welcome, with praise directed at its art style and storyline. The Banner Saga was developed by three former BioWare designers and they did a significant job telling the stories of Viking tribes.
What sets the Banner Saga apart from its rival Indie games lies in its interactive gameplay. In other words, your choices affect the game world and every action has consequences. In reality, interactive games are not new as we have seen many gaming hits out there this year like Detroit Become Human, Life is Strange 2, and Walking Dead. The Banner Saga focuses on its combat system that allows players to control their characters with special abilities. Besides, they can build up a party of characters to conquer the lands. The coolest part is that there are no such things called looting or in-game purchases. Instead, players have to deal with the consequences of their defeats.
The Banner Saga is now available across all platforms including iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac. The iOS version received critical acclaim at launch, making it one of the most downloaded games on the App Store.
Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear was once one of the most played games on Steam, the world’s biggest game distribution platform. Basically, Layers of Fear takes the best bits of the psychological horror genre while adding a lot of new things to the series. The game is now available on all platforms, one of which includes macOS. The game combines perfectly puzzle-solving system and terrifying atmosphere. Jump scares intensify when you progress in the story. In Layers of Fear, you gradually explore the dark secrets based on what you collect through the game.
One of the best things about the game lies in its sound system. Indeed, Bloober Team uses sound effectively, which may make you consider muting the game’s sound. If you are looking for a horror game which heavily focuses on the storyline, then Layers of Fear should be your choice.
Life is Strange
Life is Strange is an amazing game that was first debuted back in 2015. The game received mostly positive reviews upon release, with most critics praising its storyline and gameplay. In 2016, Life is Strange hit macOS and was widely welcomed among the community at launch. Like the Banner Saga, Life is Strange is an interactive game where your choices have real effects on the story. Life is Strange received many the Game of the Year awards and has sold more than 3 million copies since release. The second story of Life is Strange was released in September 2018 and followed in the footsteps of its predecessor.
In Life of Strange, you play as Max Caulfield, a high-school girl who has the ability to turn back time. She uses her power to save her best friend, Chloe and discover the dark secrets of Arcadia. You can interact with a lot of objects and people around you to gather information that help you progress in the game. The best part is that Life is Strange does not require high-end machines. On Mac, the game runs smoothly and we did not see any lags while enjoying the game. If you are a big fan of interactive games, then Life is Strange is worth your try.
Gone Home is a first-person exploration game that received a wide welcome upon release. The game tells the story of a young woman who returns home from her international trip. However, she finds out that her parents are absent and the house is empty. In the game, you interact with objects and letters to discover the recent events during her absence.
Gone Home is a perfect choice if you are looking for something special out there. Gone Home now costs $14,99 on Steam. Sources say that the Fullbright Company has been working on the successor and but it remains unclear when it will release to the market.
The Sims 4
The Sims series is one of the best-selling games on the market. First debuted in 2000, the Sims quickly gained its popularity in the world. Some reliable sources claim that EA has sold nearly 200 million copies of Sims since its initial release, making it the most successful life simulation video game in the history.
In 2013, EA announced the fourth generation Sims after months of anticipation. The Sims 4 is one of the most played gaming titles in 2014 and 2015. EA has sold over 10 million copies of Sims 4 since day one. The game introduces new actions, carriers, and deeper customization. Specifically, you can customize your characters to your liking, which is pretty exciting.
These are the best games for your Mac you need to check out right now. If you have got a favorite, then share with us in the comments below.