75 Best Mac Games

You’ve probably heard a thousand times already that “Macs are not good for gaming“. Or that they only support a few old games. But fear not, I have created for you the ultimate proof that Macs are not only capable gaming, they can be great at it. Just take a look at our Top 75 Mac games below.

If you ever wondered what good games are available for Mac? You are in the right place. Whether you’re just starting to game on your Mac or you simply lack inspiration when it comes to buying your next Mac game, this resource is the perfect starting point.

While it was hard to chose among hundreds of top-notch Mac games, here are our 75 Best Mac Games. We decided to not rank them and instead give you a more flexible way to explore the list and facilitate your search. You can filter the games by alphabetical order, release date, genre, Metascore or simply search for a specific game.

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A curated list with the most popular Mac Games:

Box ArtLinkNameWhat you need to knowGenrePopularity
BioShock Infinite MacBioShock InfiniteBioShock InfiniteOur indisputable 2013 Game of the Year, BioShock Infinite is without a doubt one of the best games available on the Mac. Taking place in a flying city, you're tasked with a rescue mission gone wrong. Without spoiling it for you, the story is amazing, calling for some serious "OMG" moments, the gameplay is tight and the graphics beautiful. Check our full review and gameplay video for more.

Get BioShock Infinite [$29.99] on the Mac App Store.
Limbo MacLimboLimboLimbo is a black and white puzzle-platforming adventure where you assume the role of a young boy traveling through a hostile world. Limbo's gameplay is as simple as it gets, but the art style and the atmosphere are so powerful, they remind you that video games are about immersion more than fancy graphics or features. Check our Mac review or Gameplay video for all the details!Role-PlayingInsane
Braid MacBraidBraidBraid should not need an introduction anymore. One of the most critically-acclaimed indies of our times, Braid is a platformer that lets you manipulate the flow of time and travel through a series of worlds to save a princess from a monster. The game is ultra cheap, gorgeous to look at and very refreshing. You can't go wrong with this one.Role-PlayingInsane
XCOM Enemy Unknown MacXCOM: Enemy UnknownXCOM: Enemy UnknownXCOM: Enemy Unknown is without a doubt the best turn-based tactical RPG out there, no matter what platform you use.
The game's a remake of the 1994 cult classic UFO: Enemy Unknown and puts you in control of an elite multinational paramilitary organization called XCOM and tasked with defending the Earth. You can see it in action here or read our Mac review for all the details.
The orange box box artThe Orange BoxThe Orange BoxA Bundle filled with Valve's finest games,The Orange Box includes: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2:Episode 1, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2 and Portal.ShootersLegendary
Deus Ex MacDeus Ex: Human RevolutionDeus Ex: Human Revolution Director's CutPart of our Top 5 First-Person Shooters on Mac, Human Revolution received critical acclaim when released. The game successfully combines FPS mechanics, stealth, hacking and social interactions. There is no "right way" to tackle missions, giving you a sense of freedom not many modern FPS give. This feeling is reinforced by the open-ended nature of the game: In Deux Ex, the choices are really yours.ShootersInsane
Minecraft-boxMinecraftMinecraftMinecraft revolves around one simple principal: survival. During the day, you spend time gathering resources, whether it be searching for ore, digging holes, fishing or planting crops. Night is spent either indoors, mining underground tunnels, building tools or running around outside being chased by monsters.AdventureLegendary
Diablo 3 RoS Box ArtDiablo 3: Reaper of SoulsDiablo 3: Reaper of SoulsReaper of Souls is Diablo 3's first expansion. Along with the infamous update, Loot 2.0, Reaper of Souls completely changes the core Diablo 3 experience for the best. It adds a new character class, an additional Act, a brand-new Adventure mode a ton of new features. Check our Gameplay video to see it in action.Role-PlayingInsane
Tomb Raider MacTomb RaiderTomb RaiderTomb Raider delivers an intense and gritty story of the origins of the infamous Lara Croft and her ascent from frightened young woman to hardened survivor. The game is full of survival elements, stealth, shooting, running and more. You will not get bored, trust me. You can check our Gameplay video to see what I mean.ActionInsane
The Witcher 2 MacThe Witcher 2: Assassins of KingsThe Witcher 2: Assassins of KingsThe second installment in the RPG saga about the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, features a thoroughly engrossing, mature storyline defining new standards for thought-provoking, non-linear game narration. In addition to an epic story, the game features an original, brutal combat system that uniquely combines tactical elements with dynamic action.Role-PlayingInsane
League of Legends_box_artLeague of LegendsLeague of LegendsInspired by the infamous Defense of the Ancients MOD, League of Legends is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) that combines role-playing and strategy elements beautifully. According to Forbes, it was 2012's most played game in both Europe and the States. You can watch our Mac gameplay video to see it in action. Did I mention it was free? You have no excuse but to give LoL a try. Beware though, hours fly when you really get into it....Massive MultiplayerLegendary
Superbrothers MacSuperbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EPSuperbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EPSuperbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an action adventure with an emphasis on audiovisual style. Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries.AdventureInsane
Super Meat Boy MacSuper Meat BoySuper Meat BoySuper Meat Boy is a tough-as-nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend. Super Meat Boy relives the old school difficulty of classic retro platformers and streamlines it down to the essentials, no BS, just straight-forward twitch reflex platforming.PlatformsInsane
StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm box artStarcraft II: Heart of the SwarmStarcraft 2: Heart of the SwarmStarcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is the second of the three games for Starcraft II that picks up the right where Wings of Liberty left off. The story focuses on Sarah Kerrigan and her quest to reunite the Swarm and exact revenge on Arcturus Mengsk. Check our Gameplay video to see it in action.StrategyInsane
Knights of the Old Replublic MacStar Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicStar Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicIn KoTOR, you are the last hope of the Jedi and must lead a band of freedom fighters in an epic struggle to save the galaxy. You alone can save the galaxy and it's up to you which path of The Force you will follow: the honorable Light Side or the passionate Dark Side.Role-PlayingInsane
Bastion MacBastionBastionOne of the most famous indie games out there, Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefined storytelling in games, thanks to a reactive narrator who marks your every move. The art-style, atmosphere and narrator make Bastion one of the most memorable single-player experiences out there.PlatformsInsane
Fez MacFezFezIndie superstar Fez (full review) is one of the most original platformers of recent times.
You play as Gomez, a 2D creature living in what he believes is a 2D world. Until a strange and powerful artifact reveals to him the existence of a mysterious third dimension! The game is full of mind-bending puzzles that will challenge you, but that's what makes Fez such a satisfying game to play.
Borderlands 2 MacBorderlands 2Borderlands 2 While Borderlands was exploring new ideas, Borderlands 2 (Borderlands 2 Mac Reviewfull review) finally made everything click. Part of our Top 5 First-Person Shooters on the Mac, Borderlands 2 took everything from the first game and made it better. The game takes you back to the universe of Pandora and this time the looting and shooting are equally fun. Borderlands 2 is one of our favorite. You do not want to miss it. ShootersInsane
World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria box artWorld of WarcraftWorld of WarcraftMists of Pandaria raised the existing level cap from level 85 to 90. Also introduced a new character class, the Monk, and a new playable race, the Pandaren, WoW remains one of the most addictive games on the Mac.Massive MultiplayerLegendary
Company of Heroes MacCompany of HeroesCompany of HeroesCompany of Heroes redefined real time strategy gaming when it was first released and is still one of the best out there. The detailed graphics, destructible environments and balance between units make it a great strategy game that looks so good it sometimes feels like an action game. The Mac Edition includes all the campaigns from the original Company of Heroes and from the expansions.StrategyInsane
Batman Arkham City MacBatman: Arkham CityBatman: Arkham CityIf Arkham Asylum can be considered a great game, Arkham City (full review) is simply the best Action Adventure game currently available. The game improves on virtually everything the first one did, giving you a bigger world to discover, more fights, better gameplay and a great story. Want to see how it runs on Mac ? Check our gameplay video here.ActionInsane
Portal 2 Box ArtPortal 2Portal 2The highly anticipated sequel to 2007's Game of the Year, Portal 2 is a hilariously mind-bending adventure that challenges you to use wits over weaponry in a funhouse of diabolical science. I loved this game so much, it has the highest score ever given around here!ShootersLegendary
Left 4 Dead 2 box artLeft 4 Dead 2Left 4 Dead 2 Left 4 Dead 2 is a co-op action horror First-Person shooter that focuses on four new Survivors, fighting against hordes of the Infected, who develop severe psychosis and exhibit zombie-like tendencies.
Part of our Top 5 First-Person shooters, Left 4 Dead 2 is extremely fast-paced and intense. Played with 3 other friends, Left 4 Dead 2 is one of the best co-op experiences you can have on a Mac.
Hotline Miami MacHotline MiamiHotline MiamiIndie darling Hotline Miami overflows with raw brutality and skull crushing close combat as you find yourself outgunned and using your wits to choreograph your way through impossible situations. The fact it was made using Game Maker is impressive, as Hotline Miami's retro graphics are simple yet filled with personality! This is another light game (performance wise) to rock on an older MacBook Pro.ActionInsane
FTL MacFTL: Faster Than LightFTL: Faster Than Light2012's Indie game of the Year according to most critics, FTL is a roguelike space strategy game featuring ship management, space combat and lots of randomness. What makes this game so good is the fact it offers an infinite number of short, intense, and compelling stories that rarely go on for more than an hour or two. The game is very lightweight too, making it perfect for an older Macbook Pro or Macbook Air.StrategyInsane
Batman Arkham Asylum MacBatman: Arkham AsylumBatman: Arkham AsylumWith Arkham Asylum (full review), developer RockSteady Studios did two things: show the world superhero games could be cool and put together one of the most best action-adventure games available on the Mac, featuring great graphics, addictive gameplay and a thrilling story (only matched by it's sequel, Arkham City).ActionInsane
Mark of the Ninja box artMark of the NinjaMark of the Ninja"Mark of the Ninja" is a side-scrolling stealth action game from Klei Entertainment that combines fluid 2D animation with intense stealth gameplay. Check our Mac Review for all the details or our Gameplay Video to see it in action.Role-PlayingInsane
Hearthstone box artHearthstone: Heroes of WarcraftHearthstone: Heroes of WarcraftHearthstone is a free-to-play collectible card game from Blizzard. The game revolves around turn-based 1vs1 matches and needles to say, it plays beautifully. The fact Hearthstone is completely free makes it an absolute must, even if you're not particularly fan of card games. You can check our Mac Review to know more about this great game set within the Warcraft universe.StrategyInsane
BioShock MacBioShockBioShockNow almost 8 years old, BioShock is still one of the most memorable experiences in video gaming. BioShock is a shooter unlike any other, mixing weapons with super-human attacks and taking place in the infamous city of Rapture, the game is one hell of a ride that should run smoothly on most Macs.ShootersLegendary
Dragon Age 2 MacDragon Age 2Dragon Age 2BioWare's latest medieval RPG, Dragon Age 2, features an all-new story, new characters and new settings. The game will ask you to once again face tough moral choices, gather the deadliest of allies, slay countless enemies and more. While the game looks better and play smoother than its predecessor, some critics argue the new environment were too small. Still, a good medieval RPG that should help you wait for the Elder Scrolls Online.Role-PlayingGood
Dead Island MacDead IslandDead IslandDead Island is not just "another" zombie game, it's the one that started it all. This game is a very special First-Person shooter. It takes place in a beautiful paradise island and it focuses on melee weapons. On top of that, the graphics are beautiful. Watch our Gameplay video or check our Mac Review for more.ShootersGood
wargame European Escalation MacWargame: European EscalationWargame: European EscalationWargame: European Escalation is an intense and spectacular Strategy game, set apart thanks to its phenomenal range of vehicles and units (over 350 different models).StrategyGood
F1 2013F1 2013F1 2013F1 2013 is the latest F1 game available from the series. We all know the Mac lacks quality Racing games but I can confirm F1 2013 is one those rare exceptions. Also, F1racing simulation can be intimidating but the game is accessible enough, even for beginner racing fans. Read our Mac Review for all the details or see it in action here.RacingGood
Crusader Kings 2 MacCrusader Kings 2Crusader Kings 2In Crusader Kings II, you get to control one of the great Christian dynasties of the West, attempt to conquer all of Europe and liberate the Holy Land. While the game's looks may not be impressive, Crusader Kings II offers one of the richest and deep experiences out there. Crusader Kings II is very hard to master but extremely satisfying when you do.StrategyGood
Unity of Command MacUnity of CommandUnity of CommandUnity of Command is an innovative and refreshing operational-level wargame that covers the entire 1942/43 Stalingrad Campaign on the Eastern Front. It strives to recreate the strategy, the forces involved and the general tension of that crucial period in World War II.StrategyGood
Tropico 4 MacTropico 4Tropico 4The latest entry in the Tropico series, Tropico 4 puts you back in the shoes of a dictator who is willing to do everything in order to succed and give his paradise island a place in the world. Our reviewer definitely loved it and if you enjoy city-building games, than you probably will to. You can also check our video for a sneak peak of the gameplay.StrategyGood
Anomaly 2 MacAnomaly 2Anomaly 2Anomaly 2 is without a doubt one of the most solid Tower-Defense games available on the Mac. Sequel to the critically acclaimed Anomaly Warzone Earth, Anomaly 2 adds more features, polish and a long-awaited Multiplayer mode. Check our Review or Gameplay video for more.StrategyGood
Machinarium MacMachinariumMachinariumA puzzle / adventure game, this game focuses on a little robot who's been thrown out to the scrap yard behind the city who must return and confront the Black Cap Brotherhood and save his robot-girl friend.AdventureGood
Call of Duty 2 MacCall of Duty 2Call of Duty 2Call of Duty 2 is the oldest Call of Duty game available on Mac. While there are better First-Person Shooters available on the Mac, COD 2 is the one that started it all, the cornerstone of modern First-Person Shooters. It also helps that COD 2 is still the most intense WWII first person action title out there. If you want to take a trip down memory lane, this one is for you.ShootersGood
Amnesia Dark Descent MacAmnesia: The Dark DescentAmnesia: The Dark DescentDefinitely one of Mac gaming's most disturbing and chilling experiences out there, Amnesia is a First-person survival horror game that is all about immersion, discovery and basically showing you what living through a nightmare might feel like... ShootersGood
Lego Lord of the RingsLEGO: The Lord of the RingsLEGO The Lord of the RingsBased on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Lego Lord of the Rings (check our full review) is an action-adventure game that takes the movie's epic events but re-imagines them "with the humor and endless variety of Lego play". This game is all about switching between several characters, collecting weapons and magical items, exploring the world and basically re-live the Lord of the Rings story. This is a great family-friendly game that both kids and adults can enjoy.AdventureGood
Europa 4 MacEuropa Universalis 4Europa Universalis IVSet in the historical era of the initial European exploration and colonization of the New World, Europa Universalis IV recycles and improves upon many features of the previous EU installments but continues to focus on exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy. This is a game for those who enjoy digging into the stats, facts and figures.StrategyGood
Napoleon Total War MacNapoleon: Total WarNapoleon: Total WarNapoleon: Total War expands on the successful Total War series by taking all the features from previous games such as the full 3D land and naval battles, the detailed campaign map, and an in depth diplomacy system and taking them a step further. The size and scale of battles has to be seen to be believed. Check our Mac Review for all the details.StrategyGood
Plants Vs Zombies MacPlants vs. ZombiesPlants vs. ZombiesYou'll need to think fast and plant faster to fend off this mob of helmet-clad, pole-vaulting zombies. This game has reached cult-classic status and with its simple yet addictive gameplay.StrategyGood
Football Manager 2015 MacFootball Manager 2015Football Manager 2015Released simultaneously for Windows, Mac and Linux, Football Manager 2015 is the latest football simulation game from Sports Interactive. The game introduced Steam Workshop integration, a revamped transfer module, improved manager/player interactions, player testimonials and more. Part of our most addictive Mac games round up, this game also tons to offer.SimulationGood
Prince of Persia MacPrince of PersiaPrince of PersiaBuilt by the same award-winning Ubisoft Montreal studio that created Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia has been in development for over three years to deliver a whole new action-adventure gaming experience to consumers.AdventureGood
Rage MacRage: Campaign EditionRage: Campaign EditionRAGE is set in the not-too-distant future after an asteroid impacts Earth, leaving a ravaged world behind. Featuring intense first-person shooter action, vehicle combat, an expansive world to explore and jaw-dropping graphics powered by id’s technology, RAGE promises an experience like no other.ShootersGood
Borderlands MacBorderlandsBorderlandsBorderlands was the first time a First-person shooter was so deeply combined with a role-playing game. it had original graphics, huge world to explore and lots of hype surrounding it. When the game was finally out, it felt like it was trying so many new things, it was missing something. Still, Borderlands is a great experience, and above all, it set the stage for the amazing Borderlands 2.ShootersGood
Rocksmith 2014 MacRockSmith 2014RockSmith 2014RockSmith 2014 is what Guitar Hero only dreamt of becoming: it lets you plug in an electric guitar (a real one) directly into your system and begin learning guitar with the RockSmith Method.
This is the franchise's second installment and brings a better interface and a ton of new features that promise to make learning the guitar much easier.
Botanicula MacBotaniculaBotaniculaBotanicula is a point'n'click exploration game about a five friends set out for a journey to save the last seed from their home tree. The gameplay is about exploration, solving puzzles, meeting strange creatures and listening to the music. Botanicula may not be for everybody but it's so refreshing and original, you may want to check it out anyhow.AdventureGood
Spec Ops The Line MacSpec Ops: The LineSpec Ops: The LineSpec Ops: The Line is unlike the Call of Duties and Battlefields out there. Not because the game is a third-person shooter but because it challenged players' morality. The game puts you in the middle of unspeakable situations where extremely tough decisions must be made. This is the closest to "real" war a game has ever got. Read our Mac Review for all the details or watch our gameplay video to see it in action.ShootersGood
Frozen SynapseFrozen SynapseFrozen SynapseFrozen Synapse is a turn-based tactical game, in which you have to give detailed, accurate orders to your squad in an attempt to destroy all enemy units.Set in a dystopian cyberpunk future, Frozen Synapse has online multiplayer, a single-player campaign, and a skirmish mode. Both gameplay and looks are extremely original here and promise to give you a breath of fresh air.StrategyGood
Spacechem MacSpaceChemSpaceChemSpaceChem is an intriguing, "problem-solving centric" puzzle game. Players build machines using mechanics similar to visual programming that assemble and transform chemical compounds. Players later connect those machines together to form complex pipelines, and ultimately construct special pipelines to fight back against space-monsters that threaten humanity.PlatformsGood
Rome Total War MacRome: Total WarRome: Total WarRome: Total War brings the epic, cinematic battles of the Roman era to life with graphics and gameplay never before seen at the time. Up to 10,000 fully polygonal, highly detailed, motion-captured warriors can appear on the screen at once.StrategyGreat
Call of Duty 4 MacCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3The latest and most accomplished Call of Duty available on Mac.ShootersGreat
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 MacRollerCoaster Tycoon 3RollerCoaster Tycoon 3Featuring overhauled 3D graphics and the exclusive new Coaster Cam, you can now see your park from any angle and ride the coasters you build. From street level to blimp, see your park pulse with fun and excitement like never before.SimulationGreat
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood MacAssassin's Creed: BrotherhoodAssassin's Creed: BrotherhoodBrotherhood is the latest Assassin's Creed game available on the Mac and Assassin's Creed 2 follow up. Besides polishing what the previous games did, Brotherhood took the experience to the next level and introduced a never-before-seen multiplayer layer. Both single-player and multiplayer should keep you busy for hours... ActionGreat
Dragon Age Origins MacDragon Age: OriginsDragon Age: OriginsSpiritual successor to BioWare's critically acclaimed Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age: Origins features deep character customization and role-playing, morally challenging decisions, tactical party-based combat and a wealth of gritty sub-plots. This is a game were actions have consequences, presenting you with difficult, yet fascinating moral choices to make along the way. Role-PlayingGreat
Metro Last Light MacMetro: Last LightMetro: Last LightSet in a post-apocalyptic Moscow, devastated by a nuclear war, Last Light is the sequel of Metro 2033. Last Light is filled with survival horror and stealth elements. To say it improved on its predecessor would be understatement. Last Light is much tighter, scarier and more fun. Check this Gameplay video to see what I mean. ShootersGreat
Assassin's Creed 2 MacAssassin's Creed 2Assassin's Creed 2Surprising to most uninitiated Mac Gamers, the famous Assassin's Creed franchise is well represented on the Mac, partly thanks to Assassin's Creed 2.
The game retains the core gameplay that made the first opus a resounding success and features new experiences that will surprise and challenge you.
Max Payne 3 MacMax Payne 3Max Payne 3Max Payne 3 continues the tale of former New York City detective, Max Payne. The game boasts highly-refined gameplay with an extensive range of realistic weaponry, an intelligent cover system and sophisticated Bullet-Time mechanics. In addition to an expansive single-player campaign, Max Payne 3 introduce to the series a multiplayer experience. Read our Mac Review and check our Gameplay video for more.ActionGreat
Sims 3 box artThe Sims 3The Sims 3The Sims 3 is built upon the same concept as its predecessors. You control your own Sims' activities and relationships in a manner similar to real life. The gameplay is open-ended and indefinite. The big change this time is that sim houses and neighborhoods are placed on one continuous map.SimulationGreat
The Walking Dead MacThe Walking Dead Season 1The Walking DeadPlay as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption in a world gone to hell. You can see it in action here.AdventureGreat
Brave New World MacSid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New WorldSid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New WorldThe second major expansion pack for Sid Meier's Civilization V, Brave New World introduces international trade and focus on culture and diplomacy, and will include new civilizations, a Culture Victory, World Congress, international trade routes, Wonders, and new game scenarios, for hours and hours of new Civilization experiences. Read our full Mac Review or watch in action for more details.StrategyGreat
The Witcher MacThe Witcher: Enhanced EditionThe Witcher: Enhanced EditionThe Witcher combines spectacular action and an intriguing storyline. You are a Witcher and earn a living killing monsters. The game uses advanced graphics and physics systems for a high-powered blend of brutal action, complex RPG options and character configuration, and sweeping storytelling.Role-PlayingGreat
Torchlight MacTorchlightTorchlightFrom the creators of Diablo and Fate, Torchlight is a fresh take on action RPGs. Players risk their lives to explore randomly arranged dungeons in a variety of treacherous and exciting settings, learning spectacular skills and finding the most exquisite and powerful treasures.Role-PlayingGreat
Trine 2 MacTrine 2Trine 2Trine 2 takes the first game's beloved triad and puts them into an all-new adventure filled with more action, more puzzles, and the introduction of online support for the series's popular cooperative 3-person gameplay. Check our Mac Review for more.PlatformsGreat
Black Ops MacCall of Duty: Black OpsCall of Duty: Black OpsPart of our Top 5 Mac First-Person Shooters, Black Ops is latest Call of Duty game available on the Mac. While it's more evolution than revolution, it takes everything that made Modern Warfare great and expanded it. It features a globe-trotting campaign, a deep multiplayer experience and a killer co-op Zombie mode. Black Ops (full review) is the most complete COD game available on the Mac.ShootersGreat
Counter-Strike-GO-box-artCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveFirst-Person Shooter legend, Counter Strike, is a classic and still gathers thousands of player online for a reason. It features revamped versions of classic maps, as well as brand new maps, characters and game modes. The game also supports cross-platform multiplayer Windows and OS X, giving you the chance to kick the asses of your Windows-using friends.ShootersGreat
Guild Wars 2 MacGuild Wars 2Guild Wars 2Many have tried to challenge the mighty World of Warcraft but almost all failed. Except the Guild Wars franchise. Guild Wars 2 is the latest and most innovative WoW killer out there. It features a storyline that is responsive to player actions, a dynamic event system and a brand-new combat system. The best of all? Guild Wars 2 is subscription free!
Massive MultiplayerGreat
Doom 3 MacDoom 3Doom 3ID Software's most successful game yet, Doom 3 is a reboot of the Doom franchise. Putting aside the story lines of the previous Doom games. The game is well put together, but it was mainly it's engine and graphics that earned all the praise. A good option for those FPS fans who enjoy survival - horror settings.ShootersGreat
Grid MacGridGridProbably the most graphically impressive racing game available on the Mac, Grid (full review) finds a perfect balance between casual and hardcore gameplay, making it extremely appealing for just about everyone. The game also pulls off an impressive sense of speed, making it extremely intense. You can check our Gameplay video to see it yourself.
Get GRID™ [$24.99] on the Mac App Store.
Rayman Origins MacRayman: OriginsRayman: OriginsRayman: Origin is the rebirth of a platforming legend... 15 years after the first Rayman was launched, Origins gets back to the basics, offering a two-dimensional cooperative platformer set in a colorful world. The game also supports four-player co-op which gives it a lasting appeal.PlatformsGreat

Update: This list is now responsive. If you’re using your smartphone or tablet, you can scroll horizontally to see all the games.



First of all, we would like to thank you for all the feedback you have sent our way. As pointed out by many of you, the criteria used here needs to be crystal clear in order to avoid “How could you not add XXXX game?”. These are the criteria used for the list below:

  • We only took into account “modern games”: They had to be released in the last 10 years on the Mac.
  • The best were selected based on many things: Reviews, PC Metacritic scores, personal favorites.

Feeling like your own personal favorites are missing but truly deserve a spot? Please let us know in the comments section (we do reply to ALL the comments)!

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  • Xiang Ji

    It’s nice to have a list but the layout seems somehow broken at the end of it, and I cannot perform any filtering on the list(I’ve tried in multiple browsers). Please fix it. Thanks

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

      You are completely right, some code got in the way and was left unnoticed, thanks for the heads up! It was REALLY broke :S

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

      The game appears to run flawlessly, nice one! You should do some OS X native ones too 😉

  • shyataroo

    rename to top 60 Modern Mac games and their expansions.

    I see no Diablo 3 Reaper of souls, nor do I see a torchlight 2.

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

      Fair comment. Removing some expansions makes sense, yes. Reaper of Souls is not in it because I haven’t updated the list (but I will as it deserves a place) BUT Torchlight 2 needs to come out on the Mac before I can add it…..

      • shyataroo

        Torchlight 2 virtualizes wonderfully, though, for those of us with VMware fusion or parallels. So it ALMOST counts.

        • shyataroo

          Also I have to somewhat disagree with you on dragonage 2 belonging on this list, as it uses heavily recycled environments throughout the entire game and is somewhat lacking in several other aspects, when compared to the previous entry in the series.

          • shyataroo

            I am also not seeing dungeon defenders, which as I will attest to any day of the week, is a shining jewel in mac gaming.

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

            I have to say, Dungeon Defenders feels a little too iOS for me…

          • Chris Tallant

            THANK YOU! Finally someone else who thinks this way! I loaded Dungeon Defenders when it came out in a bundle with Hero Academy (or Hero Siege…I don’t remember anymore) and went.. “Don’t I already have these on my iPad?”

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

            You just get me man…. lol
            I can see people loving that but with WoW, LoTRO and even Guild Wars 2, why play that??

          • Chris Tallant

            I can see playing them on an iPad.. but I’d rather play Hearthstone.. or a game with a better point. However, I still can’t see why people still pay money to have their farms (or whatever the point to pay real money) in Farmville for.. so maybe I’m not the proper demographic.

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

            That’s a perfect example. At end the world is made of very different people…..

          • Chris Tallant

            People enjoy playing what they want to lose themselves into.. I’m not going to judge. The fact that Candy Crush still makes millions a day baffles me, but I didn’t think of it first.

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

            Hey man, Sorry for the late reply. I completely agree with you on this. I should be looking for a good Dragon Age 2 replacement. It wasn’t close to what the original Dragon Age did.. Man how I loved that game. I almost melted by Aluminium Macbook Pro so much I played!

          • Chris Tallant

            Dragon Age 2 = Witcher 2?

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

            Witcher 2 is already on the list man.

          • Chris Tallant

            And Witcher 3 is coming out soon.. If you put your CD keys into GoG’s site (for the DRM free version of the game, hint hint, wink wink..wait..) you get a nice discount on the pre-order for Witcher 3…

          • Chris Tallant

            well.. CD keys for Witcher 1 and 2.. which everyone should already have on Steam since they’re going for $2 and $3.

            SO GET THEM NOW.

          • http://www.animeister.com theanimaster

            W2 runs like a power point presentation on my 2011 macbook pro with 16GB RAM and ATI Radeon 6750 w 1GB RAM. With Bootcamp it is playable. Good thing I got it on Steam, but still… it was one of those games that I got and never got around to playing. Just felt too awkward, the controls…

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

            Not the first time I hear that The Witcher 2 is too demanding on the Mac. Sadly, in some cases it is impossible to justify the poor performance on Mac vs Windows….

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

          LOL, sorry man but ALMOST is not enough, otherwise what is the point of dedicated mac gaming site? And with Reaper of Souls now out, I don’t miss Torchlight that much anymore…

        • Chris Tallant

          Fusion doesn’t pass video card information to the VM box. Not wise for gaming… I fell into that trap.

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

    A big fan of MMOs aren’t you! Can’t please everybody but EVE Online could definitely take a spot here!

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

    And what about now? What’s your favorite modern Mac game?

    • http://www.animeister.com theanimaster

      There is none. Let me reiterate MfJ’s sentiments: ONI was a GREAT game and for some reason there’s nothing like it on the Mac. The closest game to it in terms of gameplay is Blades of Time. Oni’s graphical style was anime-ish, which added to the charm.

      On the PS4 we have Infamous: First Light and Infamous 2: Second Child which are the also very close to the 2nd-person combat sequences you had in Oni. Sigh. They should do a remake of it — and put it on the mac!!

      Really, I don’t see why they didn’t just port it over.

      Another game conspicuously missing from Intel macs is STUBBS: the Zombie. I had almost… ALMOST!!!! finished the game when my ol’ PowerPC iMac G5 decided to die forever — got a new motherboard and GFX card which gave me 3 more years — but then that died as well. So now I have these damn nightmares about the ending I never saw — and yet I don’t want to go onto YouTube to see the ending coz well… dammit!! I want to FINISH the game!! I don’t care how long it takes for them to port it or whatever — but I want to finish it on a Mac as well… but eh… maybe I should just get the PC version and play it all over with Bootcamp.

      Which unfortunately, is yet another hit against mac gaming. Sorry, Ric. I’ll hold off as long as I can, but I need closure with that game.

  • Fum Baz

    So… where’s the list?

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

      Man, technical issue on the site, thanks for the heads up! The list is back up!

      • Fum Baz


  • gerdez

    No Dota2 man? What planet do you live on? 😀

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

      Can’t keep everyone happy dude, sorry!

      Lol, seriously though, this list needs a BIG update. I will push it to 100 and be reassured, DotA2 will be there! (I did include it to my Top Free Mac games for a reason! http://www.macgamerhq.com/guides/best-free-mac-games/ )

      BTW, what is your current favorite Mac game?

  • raydunakin

    Looking for a great adventure game for the Mac? Try “A Mess O’ Trouble”. This classic game has recently been updated and revised for OS X and is now available in the Mac App Store.

  • Cha0zz

    I feel like Divinity Original Sin should be on this list.
    After all, it won a couple of prices and is a really good game:
    PC game of the year (GameSpot)
    Best kickstarter of 2014 (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
    And a ton of good reviews with high scores.

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

    Indeed, a very good game. The thing is, it cannot be considered as “modern” which is why it’s missing here…

    • IhaveID

      Fair enough Ric, I didn’t see where “modern” was a criteria for great Mac games