2015’s Best Mac Games so far (plus 23 more coming soon)

I can already list 38 great Mac games for 2015 alone. You heard that right, 38. But what’s even more impressive is the quality of these games.

We are well into 2015 and many games have made their way into the Mac. I know I sound like a broken record, but every year more and more games get a Mac version and it seems like 2015 won’t be any different.

A few months ago, I rounded up 2015’s most anticipated Mac games. But now that many are finally available, and even more are on the way, it’s time to update you on the situation. Spoiler alert: There’s enough here to keep you excited all year long.

To make this huge list easier to follow, I’ll split these 38 games in two parts. First, I’ll give you the 2015’s best Mac games so far and then the most anticipated ones:

Feeling like a game was left out? Let me know in the comments section.

 

The 15 Best Mac Games 2015

Are these 2015’s Best games for Mac? Many have made it to the Mac this year, but these are undoubtedly the best so far (you can find the rest here):

Pillars of Eternity Mac

Pillars of Eternity

Pillars of Eternity, from developer Obsidian Entertainment, is a clear homage to classics such as Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment. This game is as nostalgia inducing as it gets. It features party-based real-time gameplay, an elevated camera angle (just like you remember it), detailed party customizations and tons of dialogue.

Pillars of Eternity has all the ingredients to do old-school RPGs justice. Expectations were high, but Obsidian delivered. So much so, that even our reviewer Steve, who isn’t much into RPGs, loved it.

Pillars of Eternity Mac Release date: March 26, 2015

Watch it in action.

Get it from the Mac App Store:

Pillars of Eternity

by MP Digital, LLC

  • Rating

  • Premiere

    2015-04-08

  • Genre

    Games

  • Old price: $44.99 $29.99
  • Platform

    Mac OS X

  • Version

    1.0.7 ⋅ 6.5 GB

  • Additional

    InfoGallery

Pillars of Eternity

***Save 33% off Pillars of Eternity for the limited time***

"It's the best new, isometric RPG to come out in years." - The Escapist

A deep, rich, and wonderfully written RPG that lives up to the towering legacy of the games that inspired it." - PC Gamer

Prepare to be enchanted by a world where the choices you make and the paths you choose shape your destiny. Obsidian Entertainment, the developer of Fallout: New Vegas™ and South Park: The Stick of Truth™, together with Paradox Interactive is proud to present Pillars of Eternity.

Recapture the deep sense of exploration, the joy of a pulsating adventure, and the thrill of leading your own band of companions across a new fantasy realm and into the depths of monster-infested dungeons in search of lost treasures and ancient mysteries.

So gather your party, venture forth, and embrace adventure as you delve into a realm of wonder, nostalgia, and the excitement of classic RPGs with Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity!

Features:

• Play as any one of six races: Human, Aumaua, Dwarf, Elf, Godlike and Orlan.
Utilize five core skills to overcome any situation: Stealth, Athletics, Lore, Mechanics and Survival.
• Deep character customization: Build a character as one of eleven classes such as Barbarian, Chanter, Cipher, Druid, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Priest, Ranger, Rogue and Wizard.
• Sculpt your own story: Side with various factions using a reputation system, where your actions and choices have far reaching consequences.
• Explore a rich and diverse world: Beautiful pre-rendered environments laced with an engaging story and characters bring the world to life.

System Requirements:

• OS: OS X 10.6.3 Leopard 64-bit or newer
• Processor: Intel Core i5-540M @ 2.53 GHz
• Memory: 4 GB RAM
• Graphics: Most video cards with 512 MB such as ATI Radeon HD 6750M or later, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M or later, Intel HD 3000 or later
• Hard Drive: 14 GB available space

Freezing Issues:

• If you are experiencing freezing or crashes during saves or transitions, do the following: Launch the game and click on Options. Next, click on Graphics. Slide the "Graphics Quality" slider to the left.

 

Broken Age Mac

Broken Age: The Complete Adventure

Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure game from Tim Schafer’s studio Double Fine Productions. Released in two separate acts, Broken Age tells the story of two teenagers, each “seeking to break the tradition with their lives”.

The game is a classic point-and-click adventure game, giving you a character that can be directed to move around, examine objects and talk to non-player characters to learn more about the world. Broken Age gives you control of two characters, each located in separate worlds. You can switch from one character to the other at any time, but otherwise both characters never interact.

Gameplay may sound simple, but Broken Age is praised for its amazing writing and great puzzles.

Broken Age Mac Release date: April 28, 2015

Get it from the Mac App Store:

Broken Age

by Double Fine Productions, Inc.

  • Rating

  • Premiere

    2014-06-11

  • Genre

    Games

  •   $24.99
  • Platform

    Mac OS X

  • Version

    2.1.0 ⋅ 2 GB

  • Additional

    InfoGallery

Broken Age

Broken Age is a family friendly, hand-animated, puzzle-filled adventure game with an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Masasa Moyo.

Funded by a record breaking crowdfunding campaign and designed by industry legend Tim Schafer, Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons.

Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.

Starring:

Elijah Wood as Shay
Masasa Moyo as Vella
Jack Black as Harm'ny Lightbeard
Jennifer Hale as Mom
Wil Wheaton as Curtis
Pendleton Ward as Gus

 

Hotline Miami 2 Mac

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Hotline Miami 2 is a top-down action game, sequel to the successful Hotline Miami from Dennaton Games. Wrong Number features the stealth and violence that made the original so successful. You can expect a great soundtrack, lots of neon and brutal killing. Hotline Miami 2 also includes a level editor and an unlockable hard mode, both of which are likely to appeal to devotees.

Hotline Miami 2 will most likely be the final iteration of the series, but Dennaton Games leaves the game’s future to you and it’s packed-in level editor.

Hotline Miami 2 Mac Release date: March 10, 2015

Get it from GOG.com (DRM-free!)

 

Cities Skylines Mac

Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines is an open-ended city-building simulation that gives you control of zoning, road placement, public services, taxation, public transportation and more. The game also promises that the civic policies you chose will affect the development of the entire city.

Developed by Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines aims to challenge SimCity and give gamers massive maps and a single-player experience (although Aspyr recently released an offline SimCity version). The game is now one of my favorite Mac strategy games, mainly because it managed to right most of SimCity’s wrongs and give us a balanced and entertaining city-building experience. The game also support mod support through Steam Workshop if you’re into riding helicopters and stuff…

Cities Skyline Mac Release date: March 10, 2015

Get it from the Mac Game Store

 

Outlast Mac

Outlast

Outlast is a first-person survival horror game from developer Red Barrels. The game was released on Mac just a few weeks ago, and ever since many see it as one of the scariest games on the platform.

The game puts you in the role of a freelance journalist who decides to investigate a psychiatric hospital lost in the mountains of Salt Lake County, Colorado. That was obviously a bad idea, as hell breaks loose and you find yourself alone in a nut house full of homicidal patients. To make matters worse, you are completely incapable of combat. With no weapons at your disposal, you will have to be quick on your feet and smart to stay alive.

Needless to say, Oulast is a must if you enjoy horror games.

Watch it in action.

Outlast Mac Release date: March 31, 2015

Get it from GOG.com (DRM-free!)

 

Torchlight 2 Mac

Torchlight 2

What started as an innocent promise slowly became one of Mac gaming’s biggest disappointments. Years after an official confirmation from developer Runic Games, Torchlight 2 on Mac was painfully MIA. That all changed earlier this year.

Torchlight 2 is a hack and slash role-playing game very similar to Diablo 3. Like the original Torchlight, the game offers randomly generated dungeons and tons of monsters to kill for XP and loot. This sound a lot like Diablo, but Torchlight 2 also offers character customization, flexibility, no internet connection requirements and pets!

Watch it in action.

Torchlight 2 Mac Release date: February 2, 2015

Get it from the Mac Game Store

 

Grim Fandango Remastered Mac

Grim Fandango: Remastered

In Grim Fandango, you will have to engage other characters, examine and collect objects and solve puzzles to progress.

Developer Double Fine released a remastered version of the game (originally from 1998), aiming to give us the opportunity to experience once again the cult-classic noir adventure game. The most noticeable differences are the graphics, which now include improved textures, real-time 3D models and new lighting effects.

Grim Fandango Remastered also includes a new modern analog control scheme, coming form a player-made mod and a brand-new midi soundtrack.

Grim Fandango Remastered Mac Release date: January 27, 2015

Get it from GOG.com (DRM-free!)

 

Invisible Inc Mac

Invisible, Inc.

Invisible, Inc. is a turn-based stealth game from indie studio Klei Entertainement, the same studio behind Mark of the Ninja, Shank and Don’t Starve.

The game puts you in control of an elite group of spies that need to execute espionage operations. Generally speaking, these operations will require you to infiltrate into corporate locations in exchange of information and financial gain. Invisible, Inc. features procedurally generated levels, permadeath and stealth from start to finish.

With Klei’s impressive credentials (I loved Don’t Starve), I’m not surprised that their heist version of XCOM already has an 9/10 rating on Steam.

Invisible, Inc. Mac Release date: May 12, 2015

Get it from GOG.com (DRM-free!)

 

Kerbal Space Program Mac

Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program (commonly abbreviated to KSP) is a space flight simulator developed by Squad.

As the name implies, you take control of an entire space program, and it’s your job to learn how to get objects into space successfullt, without running into any catastrophic disasters. You get to use a set of components to build rockets and spaceplanes, and eventually, launch them into space. Catastrophes are all around, such as running out of fuel or electricity, or the spacecraft breaking apart due to structural problems.

A beta version of Kerbal Space Program has been available since 2011 and it took them 4 years to get to the first complete version of the game! But that didn’t prevent this amazing game from becoming a success, even in beta.

Kerbal Space Program Mac Release date: April 27, 2015

Get it from GOG.com (DRM-free!)

 

Total War Attila Mac

Total War: Attila

Total War: Attila is a real-time strategy / empire-building game developed by The Creative Assembly. Total War: Attila is the ninth standalone game from the series and marks its return to ancient Rome, although this time to see it fall. Attila brings expanded disease and siege systems to the campaign map, and reintroduces the Family Tree politics of previous Total Wars, as well as new functionality and graphical tweaks.

The game was simultaneously released for both Mac and Windows-PC on February 17, something I can’t wait to see more often! Attila should keep you busy until Total War: Warhammer gets released.

Total War: Attila Mac Release date: February 17, 2015

Get it from the Mac Game Store

 

Titan Souls Mac

Titan Souls

Titan Souls is a retro-looking adventure game from developer Acid Nerve. In Titan Souls, you play as a tiny human that only has one arrow and one hit point. This means that if you fire your arrow, you will have to go get it in order to shoot again. And if you get hit even once, you will die and will have to start over from the last check point. If you like challenging games, then Titan Souls is for you.

If that doesn’t sound hard enough for you, every battle is against a boss – a creature that is obviously bigger and meaner than you. But every boss has a weak spot and finding it will be your only chance of survival.

Titan Souls Mac Release date: April 14, 2015

Get it from GOG.com (DRM-free!)

 

The Sims 4 Mac

The Sims 4

The Sims 4 is a life simulation game from Maxis. As you can imagine, you get to create a Sim character and explore different personalities which change the way the game plays out. With The Sims 4, Sims can finally multitask and do different things at the same time. The Sims 4 also included a lot of social features, such as importing Sims and houses other people have made into your game.

As someone who played other Sims games before, I went into The Sims 4 thinking that I would be doing the same old stuff, but with a few more things to do… Man was I wrong!  You can read all about it on our review.

The Sims 4 Mac Release date: February 17, 2015

Get it from the Mac Game Store

 

Massive Chalice

Massive Chalice

Massive Chalice is a turn-based strategy game developed by Double Fine Productions and funded through Kickstarter. You can think of it as Double Fine’s take on XCOM or Final Fantasy Tactics. But Massive Chalice is unique in many ways. The game’s scope is so big that it will span for several generations (you will fight a 300 year war after all!). Your choices will not only impact your character, but also his children. Traits will be passed down the lineage, making marriages important.

As the Immortal Ruler of the nation, your heroes are as important as your Bloodlines.

Massive Chalice Mac Release date: June 1, 2015

Get it from GOG.com (DRM-free!)

 

Darkest Dungeon Mac

Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon is a challenging roguelike, dungeon crawler RPG created by indie developers Red Hook Studios. As the heir of a rich family that spent it all to open a portal in search of ancient power, you will have to enter the darkest dungeon and redeem the family name. You will have to recruit, train and lead a band of heroes on a dangerous side-scrolling descent where you will meet unimaginable horrors, stress, famine and disease.

Darkest Dungeon will focus on the humanity and psychology of the usually flawless and perfect heroes we are used to and will try to answer the question: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?

The game was part of Steam’s Early Access, but you can finally grab the final version of the game.

Darkest Dungeon Mac Release date: February 3, 2015

Get it from Steam

 

Age of Wonders 3 Mac

Age of Wonders 3

Age of Wonders 3 is a 4X turn-based strategy game from dutch developer Triumph Studios. The game takes place in a fantasy world, where you get to explore the world, interact with other races (both diplomatically and through warfare) and ultimately expand you empire.

Age of Wonders 3 finally made it to the Mac along its second major expansion: Eternal Lords. The Expansion introduced the Tigran and Frostling races, a new Necromancer class and new mechanics, such as the Race Governance system.

Age of Wonders fans waited close to 10 years for a sequel, and from the looks of it, it was worth the wait.

Age of Wonders 3 Mac Release date: April 14, 2015

Get it from Steam

 

Chivaly Medieval Warfare Mac

Chivalry Medieval Warfare

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a multiplayer-focused first-person game from developer Torn Banner Studios. What sets this game apart is that it focuses on melee combat, something not many first-person games have dared.

Combat can be carried out from either a first person or third person perspective. You get your choice among medieval implements of war such as swords, maces, longbows, and more (including bow and arrows). Online matches are objective-oriented. For example, you can be tasked with breaching a castle gate with a battering ram or looting a foe’s camp.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Mac Release date: February 25, 2015

Get it from the Mac Game Store

 

2015’s Most Anticipated Mac Games

Those 15 games are more than enough to keep you busy for a while, but just in case you want more, these are the most anticipated Mac games expected for the rest of the year (for the hottest rumors and games planned for 2016, visit this page):


Mighty No 9 Mac

Mighty No. 9

Considered by many as Megaman’s spiritual succesor, Mighty No. 9 is an action platform game brought to life by Megaman’s creator himself, Keiji Inafume. The game focuses on 2D platforming and puzzles, with a blend of 2D and 3D animations. Mighty No. 9 stars a combat alien that can jump, run, shoot baddies and acquire additional guns and abilities from his defeated enemies.

Mighty No. 9 was funded through Kickstarter. The plan was to raise $900k, but it ended raising $3.8 million! Talk about a Kickstarter success. The extra funds allowed to include additional stages, special modes and ports to other platforms (including the Mac).

Mighty No.9 Mac Release date: September 15, 2015

Official site

 

Legacy of the Void Mac

Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void

Legacy of the Void is the third part of Blizzard‘s StarCraft 2 trilogy (see it in action). Although this time, the real-time strategy game focuses on the reality-warping Protoss species.

Legacy of the Void features the fast-paced (and highly competitive) gameplay you know and love, but it also brings additional units and multiplayer changes, as well as the final part of StarCraft 2’s campaing. The campaign includes approximately 20 missions and deal with the “Toss’s attempts to reclaim their homeworld of Auir“.

Legacy of the Void should be priced as Heart of the Swarm and is expected to come before the end of the year.

Legacy of the Void Mac Release date: TBA 2015

Official site

 

Satellite Reign Mac

Satellite Reign

Satellite Reign is an RPG / Strategy game developed by 5 Lives Studios. The game is a real-time, class-based strategy game set in a cyberpunk city and comes from the creator of Syndicate Wars (and is labeled by many as it’s spiritual successor). In Satellite Reign, you take control of a squad of four agents, each with distinct and unique abilities. Your cybercrime team will go from job to job until eventually battling for control of the city.

The game is available in Steam Early Access, but you probably want to wait for the final version the game, which will essentially be an open world adventure game.

Satellite Reign Mac Release date: TBA 2015

Official site

 

Minecraft Story Mode Mac

Minecraft: Story Mode

Developed by Telltale Games, Minecraft: Story Mode is a story-driven game set in the Minecraft universe. Not much is known about the game’s story, but we know that it won’t be an ‘official’ story for Steve, nor will it explain the world of Minecraft in general. With Story Mode, Telltale plans on collaborating with the Minecraft community to create a compelling story.

Telltale Games cannot be stopped. They have succeeded with completely different universes, including the Game of Thrones, the Walking Dead and even Borderlands. But Minecraft? Seriously? Telltale certainly has the pedigree to take on the challenge.

Minecraft: Story Mode Mac Release date: TBA 2015

Official site

 

The Witcher 3 Mac

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 is the most exciting RPG of the year. It will be Geralt’s final adventure, but it promises to be his biggest yet. Other than impressive graphics, Wild Hunt features an open-world universe (supposedly 30 times the size of previous Witcher games), a 50 hours main storyline, a new combat system and over 36 different endings (talk about actions with consequences).

The Witcher 3 was already part of last year’s most anticipated Mac games, but the game got delayed more than once. According to CD Projekt RED, it was to avoid a botched release full of bugs (à la Assassin’s Creed). Expectations cannot be any higher.

The Witcher 3 Mac Release date: TBA2015

Official site

 

Last Life Mac

Last Life

Last Life is a sci-fi noir adventure game inspired by point and click adventure games like Kentucky Route Zero and Telltale’s Walking Dead series.

The game features a private detective who, after being killed, is resurrected through advanced 3D printing. He gets to reopen his last case only to discover corruption, corporate espionage and conspiracy (which may or may not have led to Earth’s doom). Did I mention the whole thing takes place in Mars?

Last Life Mac Release date: TBA 2015

Official Site

 

Castle Story Mac

Castle Story

Castly Story is voxel-based strategy game developed by Sauropod Studio.

In Castle Story, you take control of workers called “Bricktrons”. They will help you gather resources, build your castle and fight your enemies. Yes, they can fight, but your survival will depend on your castle’s design and resistance to attacks. The game takes place on floating islands and will feature fully modelled destruction.

The game has been on Steam Early Access for a long time. Let’s hope 2015 will be the year when it will be finally released.

Castle Story Mac Release date: TBA 2015

Official site

 

Overwatch Mac

Overwatch

Overwatch is a multiplayer team-based FPS from developer Blizzard. Overwatch is Blizzard’s take on Team Fortress 2 (one of the best free Mac games ever) and focuses on several “heroes” with unique abilities and roles. For example, you will get to play with an armored ape who can take a lot of damage, a teleporting women who can deal a lot of damage or a samurai archer who can reach places the other characters cannot.

The game will focus on cooperative gameplay and it will require the right combination of heroes to make a killer team. Overwatch will also include an outside story to tie all the heroes together. Needless to say, this game has enough potential to become one of Mac gaming’s best first-person shooters.

Overwatch Mac Release date: TBA 2015

Official site

 

Superhot Mac

Superhot

What started like browser game in 2013 is slowly becoming an unique take on the FPS genre. The principle is simple: time only moves when you do. You still have to shoot enemies and take them down, but this twist changes it all. Pause mid-fight and you’ll see bullets hanging in the air, their trajectories and your enemies’ position. This is when Superhot becomes a strategy game too.

The game was created by Piotr Iwanicki and the SUPERHOT Team as part of the 2013 7 Day FPS Challenge.

Superhot Mac Release date: TBA 2015

Official site

 

Homefront The Revolution Mac

Homefront: The Revolution

Homefront: The Revolution is an open world first-person shooter developed by Deep Silver. The game is set to take place four years after the events of the original Homefront.

Poor reviews and the closure of the game’s original developer and publisher didn’t stop Homefront: The Revolution. The sequel promises to fix Homefront’s flaws and deliver on the promise of resistance fighters in an occupied open-world. You assume the role of Ethan Brady, as he begins a resistance movement against the army of Korea in the city of Philadelphia.

Homefront: The Revolution Mac Release date: TBA 2015

Official site

 

Interstellar Marines Mac

Interstellar Marines

Developed by indie studio Zero Point Software, Interstellar Marines is a tactical sci-fi First Person Shooter. Heavily inspired by Half-Life, System Shock 2 and Rainbow Six 3, the game aims to resurrects the old school tactical FPS, with an unique blend of co-op, role-playing and nonlinear gameplay.

The game takes place in a future military training facility and will feature cross-platform multiplayer, singleplayer, and cooperative training scenarios.

Interstellar Marines Mac Release date: TBA 2015

Official Site / Download

 

Kingdom Come Deliverance Mac

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a realistic role-playing game set in a 15th century medieval kingdom. The game foregoes dragons and dwarfs and focuses on historically accurate and realistic content instead. The game will be single-player only and will feature very realistic stuff, such as sleep, hunger, accurate armor and clothing, combat techniques, and real-world castles recreated with the assistance of architects and historians.

Deliverance will also feature complete open-ended objectives and earn reputation among NPCs.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Mac Release date: TBA 2015

Official Site

 

Titanfall Mac

Titanfall

It’s easy to forget how much hype surrounded Titanfall last year. Coming from the creators of the Call of Duty series, Titanfall was perhaps 2014’s hottest game. It promised to take the Call of Duty series to the next level with the introduction of huge mechs, wall runs and impressive graphics. And it delivered. At one point the Mac scene was taken by surprise when leaked rumors claimed that Aspyr was working on it! This was confirmed, but we haven’t heard anything since.

Perhaps 2015 will be the year it will finally make it to the Mac? It would also be the very first time a high profile game makes it to the Mac but misses the Playstation platform :).

Titanfall Mac Release date: TBA 2015?

Official site

 

Grave Mac

Grave

Grave is a First-Person, open world survival horror game. What sets this game apart from the many survival horror games out there, is that it’s world is ever-changing. Literally. The game’s universe is precedurally-generated, meaning that the world actually changes with each passing night.

Grave will be as much about exploration as it will be about combat. However, you won’t need guns or knives here. You will have to use light-based weapons to fight the creatures you will encounter. Grave is being developed with Unity and promises to push the graphical fidelity to its limit.

Grave Mac Release date: TBA 2015

Official site

 

Kholat Mac

Kholat

On the night of February 2, 1959, nine hikers went missing on Russian mountain Kholat Syakh. Their broken bodies were reportedly found days later, complete with fractured skulls, cracked ribs and another victim missing half her face. That’s the premise of Kholat, a First-Person horror game from polish studio IMGN.PRO. The game will task you with uncovering mysteries and investigating your surroundings as you climb the mountain. Think Dear Esther, but with a much darker tone.

We will never know what happened on that mountain, but IMGN.PRO is ready to take a shot.

Kholat Mac Release date: April 24, 2015

Official site

 

Obduction Mac

Obduction

Obduction is an upcoming adventure game from the award-winning creators of Myst and Riven. This First-Person adventure game will try to bring back everything that made Myst and Riven so famous: stunning landscapes, a deep storyline, engaging characters and, obviously, challenging puzzles.

The game’s Kickstater was a huge success, with over $1.3 million funded. According to developer Cyan, the game will be built using one of the most powerful game development technologies available today.  Needless to say, this game will have huge expectations to meet.

Obduction Mac Release date: Late 2015

Official site

 

Project Phoenix Mac

Project Phoenix

Project Phoenix is a squad-based real-time strategy game combined with strong Japanese RPG design influences. The game will put you in command of a band of heroes who will have to piece together the mystery of an angel with amnesia. The game promises to draw you into a breathtaking fantasy world, filled with a deep storyline, Japanese character designs and a memorable cast.

This indie game is being developed by Creative Intelligence Arts and includes former Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu, and Kiyoshi Arai, an artist for Final Fantasy XII and XIV. Project Phoenix promises to bring the best from the East and the West.

Project Phoenix Mac Release date: Late 2015

Official site

 

Duelyst Mac

Duelyst

Duelyst is a tactical turn-based strategy game with a heavy focus on ranked competitive multiplayer. The game is under development by Counterplay Games, a studio full of veteran developers and the creators of Diablo 3, Rogue Legacy and the Ratchet & Clank series.

The game will let you summon from over 300 units, spells and artifacts onto the battlefield to defeat your opponent. Duelyst will include 6 unique factions and ranked ladders with up to 6 divisions. You can think of Duelyst as a marriage between tactical turn-based games like Hearthstone with fast-paced competitive play.

Duelyst Mac Release date: Summer 2015

Official site

 

Prison Architect Mac

Prison Architect

Prison Architect is a prison construction and management simulation game from British game developer Introversion Software. Prison Architect is the spiritual successor that cult classics Theme Park and Theme Hospital deserved.

In Prison Architect, you will manage your very own maximum security prison. You will start with an empty plot of land that you must transform into the most efficient penitentiary you can. You will have to build cells, kitchens, hire guards, make sure that electricity and water are up and running and basically take your prison in which-ever direction you want: A monstrous super-max or comfortable center for rehabilitation, the choice is yours.

Be advised: Fail to meet your inmates minimum expectations and you will have a riot on your hands.

Prison Architect Mac Release date: Q4 2015

Official site

 

At the Gates Mac

At The Gates

At the Gates is a 4X strategy game from Jon Shafer, former lead designer for Civilization V. After publicly expressing his frustration with the game’s AI and combat, he decided to go separate ways and build a strategy game that aims to rectify those issues. Starting with a small tribe, you will have to explore the world, find resources and build your empire, while eliminating or outsmarting your opponents. The game will require you to master the art of war, as well as the art of negotiation.

At The Gates promises to make the end game more interesting and force you to innovate as the world’s resources are consumed. Besides introducing an original idea to the genre, it introduces a very realistic issue we will have to face someday.

At The Gates Mac Release date: Late 2015

Official site

 

Chaos Reborn Mac

Chaos Reborn

From the creators of the original XCOM comes Chaos Reborn, a turn-based wizard combat game with an RPG twist. In Chaos Reborn, you play as a wizard who can summon monsters to destroy his opponent. You move on a hex-grid that represents the terrain and will be able to summon illutions, cast spells and throw fireballs. Be careful though, magic is unpredictable so don’t be surprised if a spell backfires on you…

The game will feature online Multiplayer, Rankings, Co-op, and a Huge Single Player Campaign.

Chaos Reborn Mac Release date: TBA 2015

Official site

 

Firewatch Mac

Firewatch

Firewatch is a first-person mystery game set in the vast forests of Wyoming from indie developer Campo Santo.

You play as Henry, a summer forest lookout during the dreaded fire season. During your mandatory rounds, you will explore the beautiful wilderness of Wyoming. All standard work until you start encountering mysterious goings on in the neighbourhood. Luckily, you’re not entirely alone. You can reflect on everything with your trusty companion, Delilah, who’s always available on the other end of your handheld radio.

Firewatch Mac Release date: March 2015

Official site

 

What’s next?

With already many games released this year (the 15 here being the best Mac games this year), and 23 more on the horizon, there is something for everyone. With brand-new first-person shooters, roguelikes, RPGs and even simulation games, 2015 promises to be a very fun year! Things will obviously change as we go deeper into 2015. I plan on coming back as often as possible to include release dates and more.

Did I miss another another exciting Mac game planned for 2015? Let me know in the comments section! If it isn’t already here, I will make sure it makes it. The more the merrier right?

  • Paul Natsch

    Pretty exciting list although I’ve never seen any mention of Witcher 3 for the Mac. It would seem that they would want to do one being that the first two came to our beloved platform, and with their increasing support of the Mac platform on GOG, but I’ve never seen any official statement about this yet.

    • http://macgamerhq.com/ Mac Gamer Ric

      It is hard to find some updates on The Witcher 3 for Mac but I remember it was distinctly mentioned a long time ago, when the game was revealed. Also, a Linux version has been confirmed and GOG has both 1 & 2 for Mac and Linux;… I’m feeling confident on this one 😉

      I will contact the developer directly and see if I can get a confirmation.

      • Paul Natsch

        I agree with everything you said but would still feel better with a confirmation. I think the same can be said about Dragon Age Inquisition. I actually wouldn’t be all that surprised if either Feral or Aspyr ports that one although I don’t know how that would work with the Origin Store.

        • mikelyons

          Well, EA I recall was seeking to fill a development position to port the Frostbite engine to OS X which I think Dragon Age Inquisition uses but I haven’t seen any recent news about that so who knows what if anything is happening there. EA certainly has some interest in Mac gaming where the Origin client and a limited number of their titles are available for OS X. They also have some Feral titles there as you may know. Hopefully that’s a sign of good things to come from them yet.

      • Chris Tallant

        Sigh.. According to this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTzMelOeKEw#t=6m29s
        It’s going to release to Xbox One, PS4, and PC – with Linux and OS X hitting “In the future.”

        • http://macgamerhq.com/ Mac Gamer Ric

          That’s good to know. At the same time, I never expected to see a same date release date with Windows… So at least it confirms that they are working on it.

  • Alexandre Costa

    I’ll be honest, was pretty disappointed you left “Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty” in this part 1. I hoped for a little more exposure.

    I think it’s one of the most promising games, a classic to be remembered again, and it will be released 25february with online co op and such.

    • http://macgamerhq.com/ Mac Gamer Ric

      I will take a look at it and see if it can make it for Part 2 😉

  • https://www.facebook.com/VisualInertiaProductions Das Kampbell

    Civilization V man!

    • http://macgamerhq.com/ Mac Gamer Ric

      What do you mean? That one has been out for a while 😉

    • ironhorse40

      the review is about games for 2015.

  • mikelyons

    Some very good looking games coming up, some of which I was completely unaware of and happy to discover here. I would like to know the source for the Witcher 3 Mac version announcement though. It does seem like they would do this given the history and I sure hope they do but this is the first time I’ve seen anything online saying it is coming for sure.

    I really hope Kingdom Come: Deliverance turns out well. That is one I would absolutely want to play if so. I didn’t know about this game. Thanks!

    Looking forward to Pillars of Eternity but I wonder if the real time combat includes a pause option or not. I’m trying to imagine how that would play out given my love for this kind of game but we shall see.

    I would also just love to see the new Homefront turn out well. I was unaware of this one too and very happy to learn it will be coming to Mac.

    I expect good things from Blizzard so I think their take on TF2 is going to be excellent and a lot of fun with Overwatch.

    Minecraft Story mode sounds promising for someone like me who’s been interested in the game but too lazy to make everything myself. I think I might enjoy being in the world having fun with somebody else doing most of the work for me while I just enjoy taking it in. If anybody can pull this off, it will be Telltale so here’s hoping.

    Interstellar Marines is another one I hope turns out well. I’d enjoy a game like that both off and possibly online.

    Satellite Reign is one more I hope will be good. I love seeing classics reborn both as enhanced editions and as new games dubbed spiritual successors if they truly stick to what made the original great while taking advantage of modern tech.

    Those are the standouts so far for me and that’s a lot of games. I know the Mac does not get everything the PC does, a lot of which is pretty irrelevant stuff anyway but with so many excellent games to play now and great ones like this on the horizon I personally don’t miss Windows at all. If some really high profile game I’d want to play a lot like a new Bethesda RPG comes along, I’d rather play it on a PS4 along with that system’s awesome exclusives, etc. that waste time, money and disc space on Windows. It surprises me that a greater number of Mac users don’t share my view but I wonder if that is going to change as time goes by with so much Mac content to choose from who could possibly have the time to play it all, never mind Windows games. Sorry, wandered off topic but this list brought this time mind for me.

    Oh, I nearly forgot! Shame on me. Grim Fandango is a no-brainer. Maybe that is why I forgot to mention it too. Of course we need to play Grim Fandango!

    Keep up the great work. I enjoy my visits here and this was a particularly good one revealing games I didn’t know were coming.

    • http://macgamerhq.com/ Mac Gamer Ric

      Man, you’re pretty well aware of all the biggest games coming soon 😉 In any case, glad I could help and stay tuned for part 2!

      • mikelyons

        Looking forward to part 2. 😀

        • http://macgamerhq.com/ Mac Gamer Ric

          Working on it right now 😉

  • Camilo Alonso López Cristoffan

    Pretty exciting list here, there are a lot of games I’m expecting and no time to play but I want definitely to see part 2 of this post.

    I’m definitely expecting Mighty No. 9, Witcher III: Wild Hunt and Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

    I’m specially excited abut Kingdom Come: Deliverance since I feel there are not many realistic fantasy/medieval RPG games for the MAC so let’s hope it turns awesome!

    • http://macgamerhq.com/ Mac Gamer Ric

      Kingdom Come is definitely very refreshing! I was surprised about that realistic take when I first read about it, let’s see how it comes out!

  • http://www.tencrazyminutes.com Adrian Gaucher

    Great list Ric. =)

    • http://macgamerhq.com/ Mac Gamer Ric

      Thanks, hope you saw something interesting for you there.

  • Dennis

    Good list, thanks!

    • http://macgamerhq.com/ Mac Gamer Ric

      Thanks man

  • mikelyons

    Of the new additions to the list here, Total War: Attila and Chaos Reborn look good to me. I am following Chaos Reborn’s development on Steam.

  • ICarc

    No Elite: Dangerous on this list? Blasphemy!

  • http://www.TibiaForMac.com/ Tibia For Mac !

    I thought Hyper Light Drifter would made into the list. :(

    • http://macgamerhq.com/ Mac Gamer Ric

      Honestly, first time I hear about it! I will check it out.

  • Adrián Sanabria

    I hope you realized that this article lost all of its credibility when you listed Titanfall among the best games for 2015. Titanfall is an overrated, overhyped crap.

  • Davide Zicca

    Fresh News :) Shadow of Mordor is coming to Macs this year. :)

    • http://macgamerhq.com/ Mac Gamer Ric

      Hell yeah, I cover a ton of news but that honestly made me VERY happy! I’ve been wanting to play that since last year, but my Windows partition was too small to install it and I was too lazy to do it all over!
      Thanks for the comment man. If you don’t mind me asking, what Mac do you use the most when gaming?

  • http://smoke.livejournal.com/ Smoke Tetsu

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned Arkham Knight as anticipated for this year.

    • Josh Hatchett

      Is it coming to Mac this year?

      • http://macgamerhq.com/ Mac Gamer Ric

        @smoke_tetsu:disqus Yeah sorry about that guys, I need to include this one and all of the other Feral games planned this year! Also, yes, it’s supposed to come later this year to the Mac 😉

  • Bob Deskin

    Great lists Ric. There’s certainly enough games to keep Mac gamers busy. There may not be the raw numbers of games as on some other platforms, but to me the quality is there. Besides, there are only so many hours in the day to game. Yes, I know, 24.

  • The Joker

    Any news on Batman: Arkham Knight ever being released on Mac? Or the reason why this wouldn’t happen? I’m really disappointed they would adapt it after Arkham City and Arkham Asylum….

    Also, what about the next Driver? San Fransisco seems so far away in the past…

    • Jan Erik Edvartsen

      Batman: Arkham Knight is showing up on Feral’s site as an incoming game.

  • Master William

    Is every RPG games on Mac requires to online to be played???