The best games to play on macOS

 

The best games to play on macOS


It is known that macOS is not designed for games, but that does not mean that there is nothing to play on it. In fact, every owner of Apple technology can easily launch several worthwhile games without dancing with a tambourine or using a Windows emulator.


In this article, we decided to collect the best games on MacOS, which all owners of Apple products can check out.


Fortnite


The best games to play on macOS


Release date: July 21, 2017
Platforms: PC, MacOS, PS4, XOne, Switch
Co-op for: 4
Multiplayer for: 100


Let's start with one of the most popular battle royals in the world. Fortnite quickly gained popularity among gamers of all ages and even squeezed more serious competitors from the leading positions. At the same time, in addition to construction, perhaps, there were no serious innovations for the genre. Nevertheless, this and the cartoonish graphics were enough for millions of gamers around the planet to start playing Fortnite .

After the incredible popularity, developers quickly began porting their project to different platforms, and macOS was no exception. If you like the genre of battle royale and you can't live a day without crazy online shootouts with other players, then it's definitely worth a try.


Portal 2


Portal 2


Release date: April 19, 2011
Platforms: PC, MacOS, PS3, X360
Co-op for: 2

At the moment there are quite a lot of various puzzles on MacOS, but these are mostly indie projects, and not all of them deserve your attention. I recommend forgetting that Portal 2 is almost 10 years old, and still play it on Apple's technology. This is a stunning first-person puzzle game with a gripping storyline that is guaranteed to keep you busy for evenings.

In the course of the passage you will have to solve different problems using portals. The game has quite a few levels, and gradually you will notice that the difficulty of the local puzzles is gradually increasing. Fans of the genre will definitely appreciate the gameplay and visuals of Portal 2, because both are made at the highest quality level. After the first launch, it's even hard to believe that the game was released already in 2011.


Minecraft


The best games to play on macOS


Release date: November 10, 2011
Platforms: PC, MacOS, PS3, PS4, X360, XOne
Co-op and multiplayer for: 100

Well, where without the favorite game of schoolchildren around the world - Minecraft . Nevertheless, it falls into this collection as the best sandbox of those that are on macOS. In fact, it is difficult to say where Minecraft is not yet today , because it seems as if it can already be launched even on the microwave display. At the same time, the popularity of the game is fully justified, and it can really drag on for a long time. What else do MacOS owners need? The choice of projects for this operating system is not so great, so you definitely shouldn't be scattered about such games.

For those who have never played Minecraft, it is worth briefly explaining what the project is (seriously, do you exist?). You find yourself in a three-dimensional world where everything is made of cubes. You need to survive using the means at hand. From everything that comes to hand, you can craft a new item. As a result, you need to find food for yourself, build a house, acquire weapons and accumulate resources. The longer you hold out in this "cubic" world, the better. Also, in addition to survival, the game has other modes. For example, you can turn on the "Creativity" mode and just build various buildings, as if you are in a full-fledged map editor, or go into the "Hardcore" mode and try your best to survive, otherwise after death you will not only lose all loot, but also leave the whole world.


Hearthstone


The best games to play on macOS


Release date: March 12, 2014
Platforms: PC, MacOS, iOS, Android
Multiplayer for: 2

At one time, Hearthstone became almost the most popular game on mobile devices and, naturally, Blizzard decided to make ports to other platforms. Thanks to simple mechanics and rather dynamic games (for CCI), the project has become in demand on computers as well. As for macOS, this is generally one of the must-have games in the selection of every Apple Ambassador. Seriously, every time I ask iMac or MacBook owners what they are playing, Hearthstone appears on the list , and some people just go for it all day long.

The familiar setting also helped to become a popular game. Blizzard made a collectible card game based on its mega-popular Warcraft universe... If you've played the strategy series or World of Warcraft , many things here will be familiar to you. I would also like to note that the game has a lot of maps and regular updates. That is why it is relevant even today, and its crazy popularity has not faded away for over 6 years.


Starcraft ii


The best games to play on macOS



Released: July 27, 2010 - November 10, 2015
Platforms: PC, MacOS
Co-op for: 2
Multiplayer for: 8

On macOS, there was a place for really high-quality RTS - StarCraft 2 . This time, Blizzard came to the rescue of Apple's computer owners again . The developers almost immediately ported one of their best real-time strategies to MacOS and thereby made it as popular all over the world as the first part. This is the case when the sequel became more successful than the original, despite the fact that it already consisted of three parts: Wings of Liberty , Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void .

In every part of StarCraft 2the player could go through a single player campaign for one of three factions: Terrans, Zerg or Protoss. At the same time, in co-op or multiplayer mode, you could still play for any of the available races. If your hands still haven't made it to StarCraft 2 , then it looks like it's time to check out one of the best RTS of our time. I recommend immediately trying the free version for MacOS, which includes the Terran campaign and online mode. If you like it, then definitely buy the entire collection of campaigns and go through it from start to finish.


Diablo 3


The best games to play on macOS


Release date: June 7, 2012
Platforms: PC, MacOS, PS3, PS4, X360, XOne
Co-op for: 4

Once again, Blizzard helps MacOS owners not feel abandoned. If you are a fan of the Hack and Slash genre, then Diablo 3 is definitely worth a try . Moreover, Blizzard gives a free trial version, which will help evaluate the gameplay and decide whether to take the full one. Of course, I strongly doubt that there are still people who have not played Diablo 3 in 8 years , but if you exist and you have MacOS, then it is time to try it.

This is actually one of those Blizzard projects that is not subject to time. The game is relevant even today and attracts the attention of thousands of new players. There is a fascinating story campaign and there is a co-op for 4 people. In addition, there is also a huge amount of loot, so if you cannot live without virtual gear, then Diablo 3 will be like a balm for your soul.


Divinity: Original Sin 2


The best games to play on macOS


Release date: September 14, 2017
Platforms: PC, MacOS, PS4, XOne
Co-op for: 4

From pop projects that have been on all modern platforms, let's move on to a more niche one. Divinity: Original Sin 2 was warmly received by both players and critics, but its appearance on MacOS was personally a surprise to me. Nevertheless, it was this step that gave the developers the opportunity to gain recognition from users of another platform who did not even dream of such a cool RPG.

Divinity: Original Sin 2Is a turn-based party RPG game that has crazy replay value. In addition, here your every action affects the virtual world and changes it, but this does not prevent you from moving further along the plot. The developers have added dozens of characters to their game that can become part of your party, and over 100 unique skills for them. Putting together a team where everyone will play their role is not a problem at all. Add to that a captivating storyline and tons of side quests and you have one of the best RPGs of today on macOS.


Total war: three kingdoms


The best games to play on macOS


Release date: May 23, 2019
Platforms: PC, MacOS
Co-op and multiplayer for: 2

If you think that you will have to play on MacOS in one piece, then you are greatly mistaken. From time to time, fresh projects that are excellently ported to this platform also drop in, and they are in no way inferior to the PC versions in quality. Total War has long been one of the best turn-based strategy games in the world, and the new part, subtitled Three Kingdoms, makes it possible for owners of Apple technology to understand why this is so.

In this part, the gameplay is practically no different from the previous ones. You choose one of the 12 commanders of the Chinese army and start to deal with your state on the global map. Here you can erect buildings, hire soldiers, capture new cities, engage in diplomacy and do many more different things that are part of the duties of a real ruler. Each decision will affect not only the fate of the people, but also the neighbors. Well, and, of course, do not forget that battles in Total War can be arranged in real time on large maps, and Three Kingdoms in this regard was no exception for the series.


Civilization 6


The best games to play on macOS


Release date: October 21, 2016
Platforms: PC, MacOS
Co-op for: 6
Multiplayer for: 12

For me, the global turn-based strategy Civilization 6 is one of the main games on MacOS. It was in it that I played several hundred hours and periodically run it to this day. This is the case when it is interesting to play both alone and online, because each game in Tsyvu turns out to be unique.

Here, as the ruler of one of the available peoples, you will have to turn the primitive tribe into a full-fledged state and win a battle with the same managers. In the course of building your mighty country, you will have to study technology, improve the economy, develop religion, engage in diplomacy and, of course, fight. Civilization 6includes a variety of different mechanics and trivia, which makes it incredibly addictive. In addition, each party can be won in different ways, it is not necessary to destroy all neighboring states. In general, this is one of those projects that performs well on MacOS and even proves that there are still good games on this platform.


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


The best games to play on macOS


Release date: August 21, 2012
Platforms: PC, MacOS, PS3, X360
Multiplayer for: 32

Well, I would like to finish with the most popular first-person shooter in the world called Counter-Strike: Global Offensive . It is in it that you can play for days on end, and it does not get boring. It would seem that the game was made according to the simplest possible formula, but it has been working for many years and continues to delight FPS fans.

On MacOS, everyone's favorite "Contra" shows itself just fine. This is the kind of game that you can start at any time and play a couple of rollers, and then continue going about your business. There are no characters, a huge number of characteristics and skills, you just need to choose a weapon and rush into a firefight. Most importantly, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive free and that's another reason to try it on macOS. Although I'm more than sure that this project is installed by almost all Apple computer owners, and its shortcut is next to Hearthstone and Civilization 6 . All of these games are a must-have on MacOS!


Worthy of mention


In this collection we have collected only the best games for MacOS, but there are many more projects on it that are worthy of mention. You might not even have guessed that some of them are on this platform. The list looks like this:
  • Superhot
  • Pillars of Eternity 2
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera
  • The Banner Saga 3
  • The Witcher 2
  • Shadow of the Tomb Rider
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Cuphead
  • Mad Max
  • XCOM 2
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Firewatch
  • DIRT 4
  • GRID Autosport
  • MXGP3.

This concludes a selection of the best games for MacOS at the end. Hopefully, now you will have something to play on your iMac or MacBook, and not have to install a second Windows operating system or engage in other perversions. If you play on MacOS, be sure to write what and why do you prefer to play on this OS?

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