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Author: Steven Marx

Steven Marx has been playing games on the Macintosh since his brother brought home a used Mac 512k in 1986. He has been reviewing and writing about Mac games for over ten years, including for Inside Mac Games, MacNN and currently at Mac Gamer HQ where he writes and edits reviews and feature articles.
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The 10 Best FPS games for Mac

Sometimes you just want to shoot something. Or lots of somethings. Fortunately, First Person Shooters (FPS) allow us to do that from the comfort of our homes. One of the most venerable categories of computer games, shooters have seen their ups and downs but they’re clearly not going anywhere. And while MacOS may not have all the latest and greatest shooters, we’ve always had a fine selection to choose from. We last did a rundown of the top Mac FPS games in 2015, so it’s definitely time to take another look.  Mac App Store In this guide: Our...

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Ark: Survival Evolved on Mac: Can you run it?

If you ask Mac gamers to name one survival game, you’ll probably hear Ark: Survival Evolved… a lot. That’s because in Ark, if you survive long enough, you get to tame, control and even ride dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts. And while its focus is on multiplayer, it also includes a single-player offline mode. In Ark, you survive and thrive by collecting resources, crafting items, taming animals including the aforementioned dinosaurs, forming or joining tribes and fighting off the other humans on the island. If you’re good enough, you can advance to upgrading your dinosaurs with lasers. Really. But this...

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Life is Strange on Mac: Can you run it?

Storytelling adventure games have been having a good run lately. Led by the choose-your-own-adventure games from Telltale Studios, these games have shown that there is a market for games that involve more than shooting everything in sight. Life is Strange is probably the most famous in this genre not from Telltale. An original story told in five episodes, Life is Strange is especially known for its relatable characters and choices that have real effects on the story.  Mac App Store On this review: Is it any good? The Test The Results System Requirements Final Thoughts You play as...

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Cities: Skylines on Mac: Can you run it?

City building sims have been around almost as long as the Macintosh, and for most of that time, the genre was synonymous with SimCity. Over time, however, the quality of the franchise declined until the disastrous release of the rebooted SimCity left the door wide open for a new city building champion. Then in 2015, developer Colossal Order walked through that door with Cities: Skylines and took up the mantle that SimCity unceremoniously dropped. Under continuous development since then, with loads DLC and community-created content, Cities: Skylines is the new champion of the city building sim and one of the...

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Rust is officially coming to Mac tomorrow

Facepunch Studios has announced that their MMO survival game Rust is leaving Steam Early Access tomorrow, on February 8. Leaving Early Access is always an exciting step, and Rust joins Ark: Survival Evolved as one of the few cross-platform survival MMOs. When Rust for Mac leaves Early Access, the price will go up to $34.99 from $19.99, so if you’ve been debating, there’s no time like the present. You can grab yourself a copy from Humble Bundle: Like most MMO survival games, in Rust, you start out naked and alone, unless you bring friends (more on this below). You explore,...

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