The Ultimate Gaming on a Mac guide

Can my Mac run it?

By Ric Molina | Updated July 31, 2018

So you have a Mac, and in spite of hearing that Macs aren’t great for gaming, you still want to know what games your Mac can run.

You’re in for a surprise: Gaming on a Mac offers exceptional games that can be enjoyed even on older MacBooks. And while most Mac gaming guides give you system requirements and hardware specs, we focus on the real question you’re asking yourself:

Can I run it, Mac? We went ahead and spent hours testing some of the best Mac games on several Mac models, ranging from powerful iMacs to older MacBook Pros:

Explore by game:

We have officially tested 45 games and have over 170 results so far. The easiest way to get started is to find a game you’re interested in and visit the Read More link for all the juicy details, including the specs of all the machines we used:

GameGameGenreMacs testedFree games only?Demand levelRead more
Fornite Mac artFortnite Mac Review
Shooter
Benchmarked on 20 Macs
Shooter20Yes⚠ MediumSee results
Pillars of Eternity 2 Mac artPillars of Eternity 2Pillars of Eternity 2RPG4No⚠ MediumSee results
Rise of the Tomb Raider Mac art NEWRise of the Tomb RaiderRise of the Tomb RaiderAdventure7No⛔ HighSee results
Total War Sagas Thrones of Britannia Mac art NEWThrones of BritanniaThrones of BritanniaStrategy3No⚠ MediumSee results
F1 2017 Mac artF1 2017F1 2017Racing5No⛔ HighSee results
Into the Breach Mac artInto the BreachInto the BreachStrategy3No✅ LowSee results
Civilization 6 Mac artCivilization 6Civilization 6Strategy6No⛔ HighSee results
Dirt Rally Mac artDirt RallyDirt RallyRacing5No✅ LowSee results
Total War Warhammer Mac artTotal War: WarhammerTotal War: WarhammerStrategy6No⛔ HighSee results
Company of Heroes 2 Mac artCompany of Heroes 2Company of Heroes 2Strategy6No⛔ HighSee results
Deus Ex Mankind Divided Mac artDeus Ex: Mankind DividedDeus Ex: Mankind DividedShooter4No⛔ HighSee results
Ark Survival Evolved Mac artArk: Survival EvolvedArk: Survival EvolvedShooter5No⛔ HighSee results
Cities Skylines Mac artCities: SkylinesCities: SkylinesStrategy5No⚠ MediumSee results
Borderlands 2 Mac artBorderlands 2Borderlands 2Shooter5No✅ LowSee results
Elder Scrolls Online Mac artElder Scrolls OnlineElder Scrolls OnlineMMORPG6No✅ LowSee results
Life is Strange Mac artLife is StrangeLife is StrangeAdventure6No✅ LowSee results
Rocket League Mac artRocket LeagueRocket LeagueSports4No✅ LowSee results
StarCraft 2 Mac artStarCraft 2StarCraft 2Strategy6Yes✅ LowSee results
The Sims 4 Mac artThe Sims 4The Sims 4Simulation4No✅ LowSee results
Tomb Raider Mac artTomb RaiderTomb RaiderAventure4No✅ LowSee results
Shadow Warrior Mac artShadow WarriorShadow WarriorShooter3No⚠ MediumSee results
Portal 2 Mac artPortal 2Portal 2Shooter3No✅ LowSee results
Modern Warfare 3 Mac artModern Warfare 3Modern Warfare 3Shooter3No✅ LowSee results
Metro 2033 Redux Mac artMetro 2033 ReduxMetro 2033 ReduxShooter3No✅ LowSee results
Left 4 Dead 2 Mac artLeft 4 Dead 2Left 4 Dead 2Shooter3No✅ LowSee results
Counter Strike Global Offensive Mac artCounter Strike: Global OffensiveCounter Strike: Global OffensiveShooter3No✅ LowSee results
BioShock Infinite Mac artBioShock InfiniteBioShock InfiniteShooter3No⚠ MediumSee results
Team Fortress 2 Mac artTeam Fortress 2Team Fortress 2Shooter3No✅ LowSee results
Superhot Mac artSuperhotSuperhotShooter3No✅ LowSee results
Homeworld Remastered Mac artHomeworld RemasteredHomeworld RemasteredStrategy3No⚠ MediumSee results
Hearthstone Mac artHearthstoneHearthstoneStrategy3Yes✅ LowSee results
Northgard Mac artNorthgardNorthgardStrategy3No⚠ MediumSee results
Europa Universalis 4 Mac artEuropa Universalis 4Europa Universalis 4Strategy3No⚠ MediumSee results
XCOM 2 Mac artXCOM 2XCOM 2Strategy3No⛔ HighSee results
Final Fantasy 14 Mac artFinal Fantasy 14 OnlineFinal Fantasy 14 OnlineMMORPG3No⚠ MediumSee results
World of Warcraft Mac artWorld of WarcraftWorld of WarcraftMMORPG3No✅ LowSee results
Guild Wars 2 Mac artGuild Wars 2Guild Wars 2MMORPG3Yes✅ LowSee results
Lord of the Rings Online Mac artLord of the Rings OnlineLord of the Rings OnlineMMORPG3Yes✅ LowSee results
Road Redemption Mac art 2Road RedemptionRoad RedemptionRacing3No⚠ MediumSee results
Race the Sun Mac artRace the SunRace the SunRacing3No✅ LowSee results
Distance Mac artDistanceDistanceRacing3No⚠ MediumSee results
Sonic All-Star Racing Mac artSonic All-Star RacingSonic All-Star RacingRacing3No✅ LowSee results
Asphalt 6 Mac artAsphalt 6Asphalt 6Racing3No✅ LowSee results
GRID 2 Mac artGRID 2GRID 2Racing3No✅ LowSee results
AudioSurf 2 Mac artAudioSurf 2AudioSurf 2Racing3No✅ LowSee results
Flatout 2 Mac artFlatout 2Flatout 2Racing3No✅ LowSee results

Keep in mind that we went through a lot of effort to make sure each benchmark was done right, using always the same settings, resolution and testing conditions. You can trust these figures.

Would you prefer to see all of our results in one single place? Keep reading.

Can I run it Mac? See for yourself:

Below you can find all of our results in a big, single database that can be filtered, searched and sorted. The results are in average Frames per Second (FPS).

 ⚠️ We definitely suggest you use the filters below (or you’ll get lost with so many lines!). Chose a game, a Mac family (MacBook Pros for example) or a specific graphics card:

GameMac FamilyModelGraphicsAverage FPS
Ark: Survival EvolvediMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X49.1
Ark: Survival EvolvedMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54019
Ark: Survival EvolvedMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 51008
Ark: Survival EvolvediMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Mid-2017)Radeon Pro 58081.1
Ark: Survival EvolvedMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Touch, Mid-2017)Radeon Pro 56029.9
Borderlands 2iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X101.9
Borderlands 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54059.6
Borderlands 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510029
Borderlands 2Mac MiniMac Mini (Late 2014)Intel Iris 510041.5
Borderlands 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2012)Intel HD Graphics 400031.6
Cities: SkylinesiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X40
Cities: SkylinesMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54017.4
Cities: SkylinesMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 51008.6
Cities: SkylinesMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Touch, Mid-2017)Iris Plus Graphics 65022.6
Cities: SkylinesMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2012)Intel HD Graphics 400010.4
Civilization 6iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X46.3
Civilization 6MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54012.5
Civilization 6MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 51007.2
Civilization 6MacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Touch, Mid-2017)Radeon Pro 56027.7
Civilization 6Mac MiniMac Mini (Late 2014)Intel Iris 51008.5
Civilization 6MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2012)Intel HD Graphics 40005.4
Company of Heroes 2iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X47.9
Company of Heroes 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54015.8
Company of Heroes 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 51007.2
Deus Ex: Mankind DividediMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X36.3
Deus Ex: Mankind DividedMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 5400
Deus Ex: Mankind DividedMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)Radeon Pro 56038.9
Deus Ex: Mankind DividedeGPUMacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) with eGPUadeon RX Vega 5651.4
Dirt RallyiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X115.4
Dirt RallyMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54053.9
Dirt RallyMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510029.3
Dirt RallyMac MiniMac Mini (Late 2014)Intel Iris 510038.5
Dirt RallyMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2012)Intel HD Graphics 400021.8
Elder Scrolls OnlineiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X79.8
Elder Scrolls OnlineMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54050.9
Elder Scrolls OnlineMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510034
Elder Scrolls OnlineMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Touch, Mid-2017)Radeon Pro 560106.5
Elder Scrolls OnlineMac MiniMac Mini (Late 2014)Intel Iris 510038.5
Elder Scrolls OnlineMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2012)Intel HD Graphics 400032
F1 2017iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X59
F1 2017MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54025
F1 2017MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 51000
F1 2017MacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)Radeon Pro 56058
F1 2017MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Touch, Mid-2017)Iris Plus Graphics 65028.8
FortniteiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X71.9
FortniteMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54027.9
FortniteMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510014.7
Life is StrangeiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X59
Life is StrangeMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54043.4
Life is StrangeMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510024.6
Life is StrangeMac MiniMac Mini (Late 2014)Intel Iris 510029.3
Life is StrangeMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid-2012)GeForce GT 650M33.4
Life is StrangeMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2012)Intel HD Graphics 400022.7
Pillars of Eternity 2iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X85
Pillars of Eternity 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54023.7
Pillars of Eternity 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510017.4
Pillars of Eternity 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2012)Intel HD Graphics 400013.9
Rise of the Tomb RaideriMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Mid-2017)Radeon Pro 580103
Rise of the Tomb RaideriMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X51.5
Rise of the Tomb RaiderMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54016.5
Rise of the Tomb RaiderMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Touch, Mid-2017)Radeon Pro 56048.7
Rise of the Tomb RaidereGPUMacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) with eGPUadeon RX Vega 5682.5
Rise of the Tomb RaiderMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Touch, Mid-2017)Iris Plus Graphics 65019.4
Rise of the Tomb RaiderMac MiniMac Mini (Late 2014)Intel Iris 51000
Rocket LeagueiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X59.9
Rocket LeagueMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54048.5
Rocket LeagueMac MiniMac Mini (Late 2014)Intel Iris 510028.5
Rocket LeagueMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2012)Intel HD Graphics 400022.2
StarCraft 2iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X115.9
StarCraft 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54070.1
StarCraft 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510033.8
StarCraft 2Mac MiniMac Mini (Late 2014)Intel Iris 510036.5
StarCraft 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid-2012)GeForce GT 650M57.7
StarCraft 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2012)Intel HD Graphics 400019.3
The Sims 4iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X60
The Sims 4MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54054.9
The Sims 4Mac MiniMac Mini (Late 2014)Intel Iris 510045.4
The Sims 4MacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid-2012)GeForce GT 650M39
Total War Saga: Thrones of BritanniaiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X68.8
Total War Saga: Thrones of BritanniaMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54025.8
Total War Saga: Thrones of BritanniaMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510013.5
Tomb RaideriMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X121.2
Tomb RaiderMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54043.8
Tomb RaiderMac MiniMac Mini (Late 2014)Intel Iris 510026.3
Tomb RaiderMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2012)Intel HD Graphics 400021.1
Total War: WarhammeriMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X67.2
Total War: WarhammerMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54014.8
Total War: WarhammerMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 51009.6
Total War: WarhammerMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Touch, Mid-2017)Radeon Pro 56055
Total War: WarhammerMac MiniMac Mini (Late 2014)Intel Iris 510016
Total War: WarhammerMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2012)Intel HD Graphics 400012.4
Final Fantasy 14 OnlineiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X92.7
Final Fantasy 14 OnlineMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54040.8
Final Fantasy 14 OnlineMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510020.5
Into the BreachiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X57.3
Into the BreachMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54059.9
Into the BreachMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510054.7
Guild Wars 2iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X97
Guild Wars 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54052.8
Guild Wars 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510042.9
Lord of the Rings OnlineMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510048
World of WarcraftiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X156.9
World of WarcraftMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54078.4
World of WarcraftMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510035.5
Asphalt 6iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X60
Asphalt 6MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54060
Asphalt 6MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510060
AudioSurf 2iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X214.3
AudioSurf 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 540114.6
AudioSurf 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510052.6
DistanceiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X148.9
DistanceMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54054.2
DistanceMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510027.9
Flatout 2iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X60
Flatout 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54060
Flatout 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510053.5
Grid 2iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X79.8
Grid 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54030.9
Grid 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510027.5
Race the SuniMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X60
Race the SunMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54060
Race the SunMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510060
Road RedemptioniMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X103
Road RedemptionMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54052.3
Road RedemptionMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510027.1
Sonic All-Star RacingiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X60
Sonic All-Star RacingMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54051.6
Sonic All-Star RacingMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510039.3
BioShock InfiniteiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X92.3
BioShock InfiniteMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54047.8
BioShock InfiniteMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510024.9
Counter Strike: Global OffensiveiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X114.6
Counter Strike: Global OffensiveMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54082.6
Counter Strike: Global OffensiveMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510037
Left 4 Dead 2iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X236.6
Left 4 Dead 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 540115.6
Left 4 Dead 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510069.9
Metro 2033 ReduxiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X83.5
Metro 2033 ReduxMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54049.6
Metro 2033 ReduxMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510029.8
COD: Modern Warfare 3iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X134
COD: Modern Warfare 3MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54061.1
COD: Modern Warfare 3MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510050.8
Portal 2iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X254.4
Portal 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 540157.8
Portal 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510082.1
Shadow WarrioriMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X99
Shadow WarriorMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54035.1
Shadow WarriorMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510024.2
SuperhotiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X60
SuperhotMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54060
SuperhotMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510031.5
Team Fortress 2iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X149
Team Fortress 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54074.1
Team Fortress 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510035.3
Europa Universalis 4iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X51.7
Europa Universalis 4MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54036.4
Europa Universalis 4MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510025.9
HearthstoneiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X30
HearthstoneMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54030
HearthstoneMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510030
Homeworld RemasterediMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X99.9
Homeworld RemasteredMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54035.1
Homeworld RemasteredMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 51000
NorthgardiMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X74.4
NorthgardMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54042
NorthgardMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 510020.6
XCOM 2iMaciMac (27-Inch, 5K, Late 2014)Radeon R9 M290X41.3
XCOM 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)Iris Graphics 54017.9
XCOM 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)Intel Iris 51008.4
Expand to see how to interpret these results

For your reference, this is how we describe the different levels of performance (in frames per second):

Below 20 FPS Unplayable Laggy gameplay, full of stutters and slowdowns.
20-30 FPS Borderline Can be Ok in slow paced games. Still, not optimal.
30-45 FPS Playable Acceptable for most (most gaming consoles do this).
45-60 FPS Smooth Fluid gameplay, with no perceivable stutters.
60+ FPS Very Smooth For hardcore and professional players, a luxury for most.

What if you’re looking for a new Mac?

If you’re actually looking for a new Mac to buy and gaming happens to be important for you, you should definitely check out our Best Mac for gaming guide for which we tested two real-world games on every single Mac currently on sale:

Best Mac for Gaming

While it was easy to find the fastest Mac, and hence “best for gaming”, we actually focused on the machines that offered the most value for money. Spoiler alert, it’s the 27-inch iMac (or 15-inch MacBook Pro if you need a laptop).

Can you run it Mac? Results from our community

Last but not least, if unfortunately, our own tests didn’t cover neither a game you’re interested in or a machine similar to yours, these results submitted by our readers might help:

GameGame TitleMac FamilyModelGraphicsResolutionSettingsFPSTester
Alien Isolation MacAlien: IsolationAlien: IsolationiMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M (2GB)2560x1440High48Michael Larandeau
Alien Isolation MacAlien: IsolationAlien: IsolationiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2 GB)1344 x 756Medium87.18Ric Molina
Alien Isolation MacAlien: IsolationAlien: IsolationiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720Ultra92Kip
Alien Isolation MacAlien: IsolationAlien: IsolationiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)2560x1440Ultra39MrMacRight
Alien Isolation MacAlien: IsolationAlien: IsolationMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800High47Mikentosh
Arma 3 MacArma 3Arma 3iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB)1920x1080Medium32Ric Molina
AC Brotherhood MacAssassin’s Creed BrotherhoodAssassin’s Creed BrotherhoodiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720High125Kip
Baston MacBastionBastioniMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2012)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX (2GB)1280x720Medium59MrUNIMOG
Arkham Asylum MacBatman: Arkham AsylumBatman: Arkham AsylumMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1440x900High51Nathan Wharry
Batman Arkham City MacBatman Arkham CityBatman: Arkham CityiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720High58.5Kip
Batman Arkham City MacBatman Arkham CityBatman: Arkham CityMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1280x800Medium55.5Rhythm
Battle Chasers Nightwar MacBattle Chasers: NightwarBattle Chasers: NightwarMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 40001280 x 800Low29.9Camilo
Besiege Mac art oldBesiegeBesiegeMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)NVIDIA GeForce 320M (256MB)1280x800High25ViHuArHe
BioShock MacBioShockBioShockiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720High225Kip
BioShock MacBioShockBioShockMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1440x900Ultra50.3Rhythm
BioShock Infinite MacBioShock InfiniteBioShock InfiniteiMaciMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)AMD Radeon HD 6770M (512MB)1280x720Low64Agent 42
BioShock Infinite MacBioShock InfiniteBioShock InfiniteiMaciMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)AMD Radeon HD 6770M (512MB)1280x720Medium53Agent 42
BioShock Infinite MacBioShock InfiniteBioShock InfiniteiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x960High138Kip
BioShock Infinite MacBioShock InfiniteBioShock InfiniteMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (256MB)1024x640Low17.6Shadow
BioShock Remastered MacBioShock RemasteredBioShock RemasterediMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2 GB)1344 x 756Default160.32Ric Molina
BioShock Remastered MacBioShock RemasteredBioShock RemasterediMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)2048x1152Ultra95.4MrMacRight
Borderlands Mac art oldBorderlandsBorderlandsiMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2012)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX (2GB)1280x720Minimum55MrUNIMOG
Borderlands 2 MacBorderlands 2Borderlands 2iMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2012)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX (2GB)1280x720Minimum43.5MrUNIMOG
Borderlands 2 MacBorderlands 2Borderlands 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800Low32Camilo
Borderlands 2 MacBorderlands 2Borderlands 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1280x800Medium37Rhythm
Borderlands 2 MacBorderlands 2Borderlands 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)Inter Iris Pro 5200 (1.5GB)1440x900Medium52Jacopo
Borderlands The Pre Sequel MacBorderlands: The Pre SequelBorderlands: The Pre SequeliMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2012)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX (2GB)1280x720Medium35MrUNIMOG
Borderlands The Pre Sequel MacBorderlands: The Pre SequelBorderlands: The Pre SequeliMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)2048x1152Ultra49MrMacRight
Broforce Mac artBroforceBroforceMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800Default103Camilo
Cities Skylines MacCities: SkylinesCities: SkylinesiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB)1280x720Medium45Ric Molina
Cities Skylines MacCities: SkylinesCities: SkylinesMacBook AirMacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (1.5GB)1152x720Low17.5Ric Molina
Cities Skylines MacCities: SkylinesCities: SkylinesMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB)1024x768High49.5Ost
Civilization 5 MacCivilization 5Civilization 5iMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M (2GB)2560x1440High53Michael Larandeau
Civilization 5 MacCivilization 5Civilization 5MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, late 2013)Inter Iris 5100 (1.5GB)1280x800Medium84Karl
Civilization 5 MacCivilization 5Civilization 5MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (2GB)2048x1280Medium44Tomek
Civilization 5 MacCivilization 5Civilization 5MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (2GB)2048x1280Low52Tomek
Civilization 5 MacCivilization 5Civilization 5MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M370X (2G)1280x800Medium60Jeremy Freeman
Civilization 6 MacCivilization 6Civilization 6iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB)1024x768Medium53Ric Molina
Civilization 6 MacCivilization 6Civilization 6MacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1440x900Minimum44Nathan Wharry
Civilization 6 MacCivilization 6Civilization 6MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1366x768Low12.7Philip
Beyond Earth MacCivilization: Beyond EarthCivilization: Beyond EarthMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)NVIDIA GeForce 320M (256MB)1280x800Low33ViHuArHe
Beyond Earth MacCivilization: Beyond EarthCivilization: Beyond EarthMacBook ProMacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010)NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M (512 MB)1920x1200Low28SethT
Modern Warfare 3 MacCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 3COD Modern Warfare 3MacBook AirMacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (1.5GB)1280x720Low30.5Ric Molina
Company of Heroes 2 MacCompany of Heroes 2Company of Heroes 2iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB)1920x1080Medium34Ric Molina
Company of Heroes 2 MacCompany of Heroes 2Company of Heroes 2iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720High72Kip
CS GO Mac artCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveiMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2012)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX (2GB)1280x720Medium132MrUNIMOG
CS GO Mac artCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB)1024x768High82Ost
Crypt of the NecroDancer MacCrypt of the NecroDancerCrypt of the NecrodancerMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)2560x1600Ultra59.5Philip
Dead Island Mac artDead IslandDead IslandMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M370X (2G)1280x800High38Jeremy Freeman
Diablo 3 MacDiablo 3Diablo 3iMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2012)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX (2GB)1280x720High95MAC_daddy
Diablo 3 MacDiablo 3Diablo 3iMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2012)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX (2GB)2560x1440High66Nofing
Diablo 3 MacDiablo 3Diablo 3Mac ProMac Pro (Late 2013)AMD FirePro D700 (6GB)1280x720High97Stephen
Diablo 3 MacDiablo 3Diablo 3MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800High37Camilo
Diablo 3 MacDiablo 3Diablo 3MacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1440x900High54Nathan Wharry
Diablo 3 MacDiablo 3Diablo 3MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2016)AMD Radeon Pro 455 (2 GB)1650x1050High57EdoH
Diablo 3 MacDiablo 3Diablo 3MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (2GB)1280x800Medium25Tomek
Diablo 3 MacDiablo 3Diablo 3MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (2GB)2560x1600High29Tomek
Dirt 3 Mac art oldDiRT 3DiRT 3iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720High121Kip
Dirt 3 Mac art oldDiRT 3DiRT 3Mac ProMac Pro (Westmere, 2010)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB)1920x1200High68Star-Affinity
Dirt 3 Mac art oldDiRT 3DiRT 3MacBook AirMacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (1.5GB)1152x720Low40Ric Molina
Distance MacDistanceDistanceMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M370X (2G)1280x800Ultra114Aaron
Divinity Original Sin MacDivinity: Original SinDivinity: Original SinMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1440x900High34Nathan Wharry
Doom 3 MacDoom 3Doom 3iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2 GB)1344 x 756Medium51.92Ric Molina
Dota 2 Mac artDota 2Dota 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M370X (2G)1440x900High56Jeremy Freeman
Endless Legend MacEndless LegendEndless LegendiMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M (2GB)2560x1440High31Michael Larandeau
F1 2016 Mac art oldF1 2016F1 2016iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)2048x1152High55MrMacRight
Firewatch Mac artFirewatchFirewatchiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB)1280x720Medium56Ric Molina
Firewatch Mac artFirewatchFirewatchMacBook AirMacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (1.5GB)1152x720Low18Ric Molina
Firewatch Mac artFirewatchFirewatchMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)Inter Iris Pro 5200 (1.5GB)1900x1200Low20Jacopo
Fortnite MacFortniteFortniteiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)2048x1152Medium55.6MrMacRight
FTL Faster than Light MacFTL Faster than LightFTL: Faster than LightMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)NVIDIA GeForce 320M (256MB)1280x800Medium85MarkB
Gone Home MacGone HomeGone HomeMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, late 2011)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (512MB)1280x800Medium17AdamK
Grid 2 Mac art oldGRID 2Grid 2iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)2560x1440High63MrMacRight
Grid 2 Mac art oldGRID 2GRID 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1280x800Medium40Ric Molina
Grid Autosport Mac art oldGrid AutosportGrid AutosportMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)AMD Radeon HD 6750M (1GB)1280x800Medium30MichaelL
Grim Fandango Mac artGrim Fandango RemasteredGrim Fandango RemasterediMaciMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)AMD Radeon HD 6970M (1GB)2560x1440High49.5Michael Madsen
Guild Wars 2 MacGuild Wars 2Guild Wars 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800Medium25Camilo
Half Life Mac artHalf-LifeHalf-LifeMacBook AirMacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (1.5GB)1440x900High91LiamA
Half Life 2 Mac artHalf-Life 2Half-Life 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)NVIDIA GeForce 320M (256MB)1280x800Low18ViHuArHe
Hearthstone Mac artHearthstoneHearthstoneMac ProMac Pro (Early 2008)NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (512MB)1280x960Medium29Achim
Hearthstone Mac artHearthstoneHearthstoneMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, late 2011)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (512MB)1280x800Medium35AdamK
Heroes of the Storm MacHeroes of the StormHeroes of the StormMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800Low53Camilo
Hitman MacHITMANHITMANiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)2048x1152Medium50MrMacRight
Hitman: Absolution MacHitman: AbsolutionHitman: AbsolutionMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1280x800Medium67.9Rhythm
Hotline Miami Mac artHotline: MiamiHotline: MiamiMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2007)NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (256MB)1440x900Ultra59Orestis
Hyper Light Drifter MacHyper Light DrifterHyper Light DrifterMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800Maximum25Camilo
Hyper Light Drifter MacHyper Light DrifterHyper Light DrifterMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M370X (2G)1280x800Ultra28Aaron
Layers of Fear MacLayers of FearLayers of FeariMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2 GB)1344 x 756Medium91.32Ric Molina
Left 4 Dead 2 Mac artLeft 4 Dead 2Left 4 Dead 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M370X (2G)1024x768High93Jeremy Freeman
Lego LOTR Mac art oldLEGO Lord of the RingsLEGO Lord of the RingsMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800Maximum52Camilo
Lego Marvel Superheroes MacLEGO Marvel SuperheroesLEGO Marvel SuperheroesMacBook AirMacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (1.5GB)1152x720Low35Ric Molina
Lego Star Wars Saga Mac art oldLEGO Star Wars SagaLEGO Star Wars SagaiMaciMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)AMD Radeon HD 6970M (1GB)1280x720Medium60Michael Madsen
LEGO The Force Awakens MacLEGO Star Wars: The Force AwakensLEGO Star Wars The Force AwakensiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)2048x1152High45MrMacRight
Life is Strange MacLife is StrangeLife is StrangeiMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2012)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX (2GB)1280x720Medium69.5MrUNIMOG
Life is Strange MacLife is StrangeLife is StrangeMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1280x800Ultra36.9Rhythm
LotRO MacLord of the Rings OnlineLord of the Rings OnlineMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800Ultra High31Camilo
LOTR War in the North MacLOTR War in the NorthLOTR War in the NorthiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720High112Kip
Mad Max MacMad MaxMad MaxiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB)1280x720Medium92Ric Molina
Mad Max MacMad MaxMad MaxMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1280x800Medium49.5Rhythm
Mafia 2 Mac art old>Mafia 2Mafia 2iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)2560x1440Ultra41MrMacRight
Marvel Heroes 2016 MacMarvel Heroes 2016Marvel Heroes 2016MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1280x800High29.8Rhythm
Metro Last Light MacMetro: Last LightiMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M (2GB)2560x1440Medium33Michael Larandeau
Metro Last Light MacMetro: Last LightiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2 GB)2560 x 1600Medium53.88Ric Molina
Minecraft MacMinecraftMinecraftMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)NVIDIA GeForce 320M (256MB)1280x800Medium56ViHuArHe
Observer MacObserverObserveriMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (0 GB)1344 x 756Medium55.64Ric Molina
Outlast MacOutlastOutlastiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2 GB)1280 x 720Medium60.87Ric Molina
Outlast MacOutlastOutlastiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720High58Kip
Outlast MacOutlastOutlastMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB)1024x768Mediul52Ost
Oxenfree MacOxenfreeOxenfreeMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1440x900Medium53Nathan Wharry
Paladins Mac artPaladinsPaladinsMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1280x800Medium99.4Rhythm
Plague Inc Mac art oldPlague Inc EvolvedPlague Inc EvolvedMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M370X (2G)1680x800Ultra55Aaron
Portal MacPortalPortalMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1440x900High56Nathan Wharry
Prince of Persia MacPrince of PersiaPrince of PersiaiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720High57Kip
Race The Sun Mac art oldRace the SunRace the SunMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB)1280x720Fantastic246JonE
Race The Sun Mac art oldRace the SunRace the SunMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M370X (2G)1440x900Ultra59Aaron
Rage MacRageRageiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720High54Kip
Rocket League Mac art oldRocket LeagueRocket LeagueiMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M (2GB)1280x720Medium47.5Michael Larandeau
Rocket League Mac art oldRocket LeagueRocket LeagueiMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M (2GB)1920x1080High39Michael Larandeau
>Rust MacRustRustMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)AMD Radeon HD 6750M (1GB)1600x1200Low34Tim
Shadow of Mordor MacShadow of MordorShadow of MordorMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M370X (2G)1440x900High24Mohamed
Shadow Warrior MacShadow WarriorShadow WarriorMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1280x800High42.7Rhythm
Sleeping Dogs Mac artSleeping DogsSleeping DogsiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB)1280x720Medium50Ric Molina
Sleeping Dogs Mac artSleeping DogsSleeping DogsiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720High48Kip
Sleeping Dogs Mac artSleeping DogsSleeping DogsMacBook AirMacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (1.5GB)1152x720Low18Ric Molina
Sleeping Dogs Mac artSleeping DogsSleeping DogsMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1280x800Medium28.6Rhythm
Smite Mac artSMITESMITEMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1280x800Medium138Rhythm
Soma Mac artSomaSomaiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2 GB)1344 x 756Medium59.8Ric Molina
Soma Mac artSomaSomaMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB)1440x900Medium29.5Ost
Spec Ops MacSpec Ops: The LineSpec Ops: The LineiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720Ultra51Kip
KOTOR 2 Mac artStar Wars: KOTOR 2Star Wars: KOTOR 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2007)NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (256MB)1440x900Medium35Orestis
KOTOR 2 Mac artStar Wars: KOTOR 2Star Wars: KOTOR 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M370X (2G)1024x768Medium129Jeremy Freeman
Starcraft 2 MacStarcraft 2Starcraft 2Mac ProMac Pro (Late 2013)AMD FirePro D700 (6GB)1280x720Extreme34.5Stephen
Starcraft 2 MacStarcraft 2Starcraft 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)NVIDIA GeForce 320M (256MB)1280x800Low57ViHuArHe
Starcraft 2 MacStarcraft 2Starcraft 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB)1680x1050High44Christian
STASIS MacSTASISStasisiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (0 GB)1344 x 756Default59.4Ric Molina
Superhot MacSuperhotSuperhotiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)2560x1440High51MrMacRight
Superhot MacSuperhotSuperhotMacBook AirMacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (1.5GB)1440x900Low35LiamA
Sword Coast Legends MacSword Coast LegendsSword Coast LegendsMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)AMD Radeon HD 6750M (1GB)1280x800Medium17MichaelL
Tales from the Borderlands MacTales from the BorderlandsTales from the BorderlandsiMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2012)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX (2GB)1280x720Maximum59MrUNIMOG
Tales from the Borderlands MacTales from the BorderlandsTales from the BorderlandsMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800Low54Camilo
Tales from the Borderlands MacTales from the BorderlandsTales from the BorderlandsMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT (512MB)1152x720Maximum26MrUNIMOG
Team Fortress 2 MacTeam Fortress 2Team Fortress 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1440x900Medium48Rhythm
The Banner Saga Mac artThe Banner SagaThe Banner SagaMacBook ProMacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2007)NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (256MB)1440x900Ultra49Orestis
The Elder Scrolls Online MacThe Elder Scrolls OnlineThe Elder Scrolls OnlineiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720Ultra50Kip
The Flame in the Flood MacThe Flame in the FloodThe Flame in the FloodMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800Medium21Camilo
The Sims 4 Mac artThe Sims 4The Sims 4MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)NVIDIA GeForce 320M (256MB)1280x800Medium42ViHuArHe
The Stanley Parable MacThe Stanley ParableThe Stanley ParableMacBook ProMacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2007)NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (256MB)1440x900High36Orestis
The Stanley Parable MacThe Stanley ParableThe Stanley ParableMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB)1024x768High57Ost
The Stanley Parable MacThe Stanley ParableThe Stanley ParableMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (2GB)1920x1200Medium53Tomek
The Walking Dead MacThe Walking DeadThe Walking DeadiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2 GB)1344 x 756High57.54Ric Molina
The Witcher Mac artThe WitcherThe WitcheriMaciMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)AMD Radeon HD 6770M (512MB)1280x720Ultra40Agent 42
The Witcher Mac artThe WitcherThe WitcheriMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1920x1080High92.5Kip
The Witcher 2 MacThe Witcher 2The Witcher 2iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720High57Kip
The Witcher Mac artThe WitcherThe Witcher 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (2GB)2048x1280Low53.5Tomek
The Witcher 2 MacThe Witcher 2ThiefiMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M (2GB)2560x1440High33Michael Larandeau
The Witcher 2 MacThe Witcher 2ThiefiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB)1280x720Medium68Ric Molina
The Witcher 2 MacThe Witcher 2ThiefiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1280x720High118Kip
Tomb Raider Mac art oldTomb RaiderTomb RaideriMaciMac (27-inch, Late 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M (2GB)2560x1440High38Michael Larandeau
Tomb Raider Mac art oldTomb RaiderTomb RaideriMaciMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)AMD Radeon HD 6970M (1GB)1280x720Medium67Michael Madsen
Tomb Raider Mac art oldTomb RaiderTomb RaideriMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)1920x1080High108Kip
Tomb Raider Mac art oldTomb RaiderTomb RaiderMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2016)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)1280x800Medium46Ric Molina
Tomb Raider Underworld MacTomb Raider UnderworldTomb Raider UnderworldMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2016)AMD Radeon Pro 460 (4GB)1650x1050Medium133.5TeknofiloCOM
Tooth and Tail MacTooth and TailTooth And TailMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 40001280 x 800Medium23.53Camilo
Torchlight Mac art oldTorchlightTorchlightMacBook ProMacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (512MB)1920x1200Ultra45MichaelL
Torchlight 2 MacTorchlight 2Torchlight 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800Ultra High33Camilo
Torchlight 2 MacTorchlight 2Torchlight 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M370X (2G)1440x900Medium69Jeremy Freeman
Tropico 3 MacTropico 3Tropico 3Mac ProMac Pro (Early 2009)ATI Radeon HD 4870 (512MB)2560x1440Ultra26Gezer
Dawn of War 2 MacDawn of War 2Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB)1280x720Medium72Ric Molina
World of Warcraft MacWorld of WarcraftWorld of WarcraftMacBook ProMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1GB)1280x800Good31Camilo
XCOM 2 MacXCOM 2XCOM 2iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB)1280x720Medium51Ric Molina
XCOM 2 MacXCOM 2XCOM 2iMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M380 (2GB)1280x720High42Steve Marx
XCOM 2 MacXCOM 2XCOM 2MacBook AirMacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)Intel HD Graphics 5000 (1.5GB)1152x720Minimal14Ric Molina
XCOM 2 MacXCOM 2XCOM 2MacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB)1152x720Minimal38Ost
XCOM Enemy Unknown Mac art oldXCOM: Enemy UnknownXCOM: Enemy UnknowniMaciMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)AMD Radeon HD 6770M (512MB)1280x720Medium45Agent 42
XCOM Enemy Unknown Mac art oldXCOM: Enemy UnknownXCOM: Enemy UnknowniMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M380 (2GB)1280x720High43.5Steve Marx
XCOM Enemy Unknown Mac art oldXCOM: Enemy UnknownXCOM: Enemy UnknownMacBook ProMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB)1440x900High18Ost
XCOM Enemy Unknown Mac art oldXCOM: Enemy UnknownYooka LayleeiMaciMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4GB)2048x1152Ultra46MrMacRight

Please note that unlike our official results which were always performed using the same testing conditions, these use different settings and resolutions.

If you too want to benchmark and test games at home, you can use our free tool Count It.

Wrapping Up

With that, we hope you now have a better idea of what your Mac is capable of.

Granted, Macs aren’t designed with gaming in mind, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still do a great job! As we continue doing performance reviews and Best of guides, we’ll continue to add all of our results here. This is a page you might want to bookmark 😉

Would you like us to test a particular game? Let us know in the comments section. If enough people ask for a game, we will be forced to test it!

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