The 11 Best Simulation games for Mac

Mac Gamer HQ picks its favorite Mac simulations, including worthy free alternatives.

By Steven Marx | Updated Dec 31, 2018

You know you could run your city better than the current mayor, right? Or drive a truck better than that jerk who almost ran you off the road? Well, fortunately, your Mac gives you the opportunity to test that out.

Simulators have always been a strong genre on the Mac and today is no different. From farming to rollercoasters all the way up to managing people’s lives, there’s a simulation that will let you live out your fantasies.

And if you think these games all require a beefy Mac to simulate the real world, you’ll be surprised to find a host of fantastic sims that will run even on your not-so-powerful MacBook.

So whether you prefer tycoon games, realistic simulators, or something in between, our best Simulation games for Mac picks will have something for you.

And if you’re looking for something different, these are our current 100 Best Mac games in all the top categories.

Game★ Best OverallBest for MacBookBest Value
GenreCity-builderTycoon simulationRPG simulation
Release date201520132016
Metascore

85

83

89

Our rating★★★★★★★★★☆★★★★★
Requirements⚠️ Fairly Demanding✅ Not Demanding✅ Not Demanding
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Last updated: December 31, 2018

First published on March 29, 2017, this is the biggest update this guide has ever seen.

On top of replacing 7 out of the 11 main entries with newer/stronger games, the whole guide has been completely overhauled to include benchmark results, more information and more games in the Competition section.

Real-world MacOS tests

Our process is straightforward. On top of finding the top games of any given genre, we then perform real-life tests on their Mac versions.

We then ask for a review copy or buy the games and perform benchmarks on these three machines:

Our absolute favorite Simulation games for Mac

9

Best all-around Mac simulator

Cities: Skylines

Mac Release date: 2015
MacOS developer: Colossal Order
Metascore: 85

City-building games helped create the simulation genre, and for years SimCity was the gold standard. But Maxis and EA dropped the ball with the latest version, and Cities: Skylines picked it up and ran with it.

Cities: Skylines’ premise is the usual. You create a city from scratch: build roads and other infrastructure; supply energy and water; control zoning; choose tax rates; provide public services, public transportation, parks and entertainment, and more.

It can be overwhelming, but Cities: Skylines also helps you along, keeping things hidden until your city reaches a certain size and your citizens demand them. Keep your citizens happy and your city will thrive and grow.

Cities: Skylines goes a step further than SimCity and adds challenges, huge maps, and a traffic simulation so smart it’s scary. Even better, Colossal continues to provide excellent support with free and paid updates on a regular basis. If you were looking for city simulation games for Mac, this is the best there is.

 One more thing… The graphics are top-notch too, making Skylines the most beautiful city-building game ever created. However, that does make it a demanding game that needs a dedicated graphics card.

Cities: Skylines benchmark results (in FPS):

2013 MacBook Pro

2016 MacBook Pro

2014 27-inch iMac

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Testing Conditions:

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Verdict: ⚠️ Fairly Demanding

System Requirements: OS 10.9, 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 4 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB VRAM, 4 GB hard drive space.

★ Best Overall

Cities: Skylines

Our Score ★★★★★

Our Review 〉

9

Best MacBook simulator 

Prison Architect

Mac Release date: 2013

MacOS developer: Introversion Software

Metascore: 83

In most simulations, you’re trying to make your virtual people happy. Prison Architect is a little different, as your role is not to make your sims happy but to keep them, well, in prison.

Rehabilitation is an option, but there will be times in the game when, despite all you might have done for them, your prisoners will have riots and try to escape. That’s the life of a prison architect.

You begin by constructing your prison and then hiring staff. As it’s a private prison you’ll need to make money; every inmate you take in will generate cash, but you also have a reputation to build, so rioting, drug smuggling, and jailbreaks will have to be kept to a minimum.

While you can focus on rehabilitation and create a relatively pleasant place for the inmates to live, you can also go full maximum security prison and make their stay a living hell, the choice is yours.

One more thing… As our Macbook Pick, be assured that Prison Architect will run fine on just about any Mac.

Prison Architect benchmark results (in FPS):

2013 MacBook Pro

2016 MacBook Pro

2014 27-inch iMac

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Testing Conditions:

Prison Architect results

Verdict: ✅ Not Demanding

System Requirements: 2009 era MacBook Pro, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4 GB RAM, 300 MB hard drive space.

Best for MacBook

Prison Architect

Our Score ★★★★★

9

Best bang for the buck Mac simulator

Stardew Valley

Mac Release date: 2016

MacOS developer: ConcernedApe

Metascore: 89

One of the hottest indie titles ever released, this pixel-graphic farming sim continues to add major updates years after its initial release, including the addition of cooperative multiplayer.

In Stardew Valley you inherit a dormant farm from your grandfather and start clearing land, planting crops, raising animals and more. Stardew Valley includes RPG elements such as crafting and the ability to level up your abilities and unlock new areas to explore.

You’ll also meet other residents and have the chance to help rebuild the decaying town. There’s so much more to Stardew Valley, including the ability to woo and marry NPCs, that you may never discover all the game has to offer. Multiplayer allows you to farm with up to three friends, and the game’s requirements are so light this could have also been our Macbook pick.

 One more thing… It’s hard to believe but Stardew Valley was created by only one person, Eric Barone.

Stardew Valley benchmark results (in FPS):

2013 MacBook Pro

2016 MacBook Pro

2014 27-inch iMac

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Testing Conditions: 

Stardew Valley Mac results

Notice frames are capped at 60 FPS. That explains why the 2016 MacBook didn’t do better.

Verdict: ✅ Not Demanding

System Requirements: OS 10.10, 2 GHz Processor, 2 GB RAM, OpenGL 2, 256 MB VRAM, 500 MB hard drive space.

Best Value

Stardew Valley

Our Score ★★★★★

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More great Mac Simulations

American Truck Simulator

Mac Release date: 2016

MacOS developer: SCS Software

Metascore: 76

I know what you’re thinking, what’s so fun about driving a truck? But as much as Railroad Tycoon was about more than just driving a train, American Truck Simulator is more than just driving a truck.

Don’t get us wrong, driving a truck is a big part of the game, and American Truck Simulator makes it as realistic as it could possibly be. From officially licensed cabs to the variety of trailers and loads you can haul on them, if you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be a professional truck driver, American Truck Simulator is for you.

Pick your cab, adjust paint colors and interiors, figure out what freight you want to haul, and hit the road. Move the right goods to the right places at the right times and you’ll start piling up the cash, maybe enough to upgrade your truck or create your own trucking company empire.

One more thing…  American Truck Simulator also looks great and runs on modest hardware, and there are additional states and other DLC and mods available.

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Verdict: ✅ Not Demanding

System Requirements: OS 10.9, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 4 GB RAM, NVidia Geforce 450-class, Intel HD 4000 or better, 3 GB hard drive space.

American Truck Simulator

Our Score ★★★★☆

The Sims 4

Mac Release date: 2014

MacOS developer: Maxis

Metascore: 70

The latest in this virtual world franchise, The Sims 4 continues to build on your ability to create the people of your dreams, put them in the situations you desire, and see what happens.

With greater control over both the look and personality of your sims, the power of human creation has never been more realistic. And of course it doesn’t stop with people; build the home of your dreams, travel to other communities and meet new and interesting (or boring) people, and control your Sims’ relationships and careers.

As with the earlier versions, there are tons of paid DLC to add pets, seasons, activities, and much more. These tend to do more than just add new characters, rather they can fundamentally alter things you can do in the game, such as adding a fame career path or seasonal activities. If control is your thing, The Sims 4 is your game.

One more thing… Light system requirements mean you can play this game on older computers and it will still look good.

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Testing Conditions:

The Sims 4 results V3

Verdict: ✅ Not Demanding

System Requirements: OS 10.7.5, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 4 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, 9600M, 9400M, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better, 256 MB VRAM, 10 GB hard drive space.

The Sims 4

Our Score ★★★★☆

Our Review 〉

Farming Simulator 19

Mac Release date: 2018

MacOS developer: Giants Software

Metascore: 73

Another farming simulation, yes, but Farming Simulator 19 is a very different beast from Stardew Valley.

Much like American Truck Simulator, the equipment is authentic, licensed and modeled realistically, and for the first time includes equipment from John Deere, one of the biggest missing pieces to date. New European and American environments to farm on, the addition of cotton and oats and an overhauled graphics engine round out the major updates.

Choose a location, grow and sell crops, tend to your animals, cultivate the land, and for the first time, you can ride a horse around your farm to see how things are going. Or jump in your tractor, as those crops aren’t going to harvest and market themselves.

One more thing… FS19 also includes cooperative multiplayer, allowing you to work your farm with up to 15 of your friends. And you’ll need the help, as just as on a real farm there’s too much to do and not enough time.

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Verdict: ⚠ Demanding

System Requirements: OS 10.9.1, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 Series, AMD Radeon HD 6770 or better, 1 GB VRAM, 6 GB hard drive space.

Farming Simulator 19

Our Score ★★★★☆

Two Point Hospital

Mac Release date: 2018

MacOS developer: Two Point Studios

Metascore: 84

A sort of sequel to the classic Theme Hospital, Two Point Hospital has the cure for those looking for a hospital sim. Your task here is to build a hospital from the ground up, making it the most attractive place for the citizens of Two Point County to come to be healed.

Trouble is, what ails the citizens of Two Point County differs from what you’ll see at a normal hospital. Have you researched the cure for Cubism yet? Here you’ll need to. You’ll also need to hire and train your staff, take out loans to fund your research and expansions, and deal with doctors and nurses who are often more difficult than the patients. All this to prevent the next deadly pandemic.

Remember, though, that your hospital is there as much for the shareholders as for the patients. As the description says, you’ll need to “strive to make a profit (and hopefully save some people along the way).”

 One more thing… Not only is this a worthy Theme Hospital successor, but this is also one of the finest tycoon games for Mac currently available.

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Verdict: ⚠️ Fairly Demanding

System Requirements: OS 10.13, 2.3 GHz i5 8259U processor, 8 GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 775M, AMD Radeon 555 or better, 2 GB VRAM, 5 GB hard drive space.

Two Point Hospital

Our Score ★★★★☆

Parkitect

Mac Release date: 2018

MacOS developer: Texel Raptor

Metascore: NA

With Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 no longer available for download, we’re glad Parkitect is here to pick up the slack.

Parkitect challenges you with the construction and management of a profitable theme park. With a variety of buildings, rides, and landscaping, you’ll be challenged to create both exciting rides and efficient behind-the-scenes infrastructure. And don’t worry, building fantastic rollercoasters is definitely a big part of the game.

As you might expect, you’ll also have to make money, partly through tracking your visitors to make sure they’re having a good time and trying to keep them in and spending money as long as possible.

Parkitect foregoes hardcore realism and features cartoony graphics, an attitude, a sense of humor, and plenty of space to build the amusement park of your dreams. If you were disappointed because Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 is no longer around, know that Parkitect is an even better tycoon game for Mac.

 One more thing… Play through the campaign or in sandbox mode, and if you run out of the built-in options, check out the Steam Workshop for user-created scenery and levels or create your own.

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Testing Conditions: We tested the game using Medium quality and 1280×800 resolution.

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Verdict: ✅ Not Demanding

System Requirements: OS 10.9, 2.4 GHz Intel Core Dual Processor, 2 GB RAM, GeForce 9600/130/Quadro FX 5600, Radeon HD 5870, or Intel HD 4000 with 512 MB of dedicated memory, 15 GB hard drive space.

Parkitect

Our Score ★★★★☆

X-Plane 11

Mac Release date: 2017

MacOS developer: Laminar Research

Metascore: NA

Long the standard for realistic flight simulation games for Mac, X-Plane 11 continues the franchise’s reputation for ultra-realism, but now with a much friendlier interface making it more accessible to casual users.

How realistic is X-Plane? There are versions used by people training to be actual pilots. Not this version of course, but still, that gives you some idea. But be aware, this is one of the most hardcore sim games for Mac available. From incredibly realistic and detailed planes and cockpits to the ability to contact air traffic control, gate pushbacks, real-time weather and more, X-Plane is as close as most of us will ever come to actually fly a plane.

But if you’re looking to jump into a cockpit and start dogfighting or bombing runs, you’ll be disappointed. While X-Plane does include military jets, and you can load out and fire weapons, there won’t be any enemies to shoot at.

 One more thing… Realistic graphics, scenery, and buildings help round out this picture, though for the most realistic cities and airports you’ll need to pony up for the extensive DLC.

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Verdict: ⚠️ Fairly Demanding

System Requirements: OS 10.10, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3 Processor, 8 GB RAM, NVidia or AMD video card with 512 MB VRAM, 3 GB hard drive space.

X-Plane 11

Our Score ★★★☆☆

Kerbal Space Program

Mac Release date: 2015

MacOS developer: SQUAD

Metascore: 88

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to master Kerbal Space Program, but you will need patience and dedication to help the Kerbals achieve their dream of entering orbit.

The game may look cute with cartoony graphics but it’s harder than you might expect. This is a simulation after all, and no one ever said space flight was easy. Sandbox Mode gives you everything you need to get started. Building rockets is as easy as dragging and locking pieces together and there is no consequence for failure.

In the Science and Career Modes, the game becomes more serious; it’s one thing to get a rocket off the ground, but achieving orbit is more difficult due to the game’s use of real-world physics. Finally, in Career Mode, you’re in charge of the entire space programme. Raise funds to research rockets, train your crew, explore new planets, and more.

One more thing… This is a difficult game but is one of the few games where you might learn something useful. Who said rocket science isn’t fun?

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Verdict: ✅ Not Demanding

System Requirements: OS 10.9, Intel Processor, 4 GB RAM, SM 4.0 with 512 MB VRAM, 3 GB hard drive space.

Kerbal Space Program

Our Score ★★★★☆

Football Manager 2019

Mac Release date: 2018

MacOS developer: Sports Interactive

Metascore: 86

A new Football Manager is expected every year, but we all wonder if the improvements will be worth it.

Already the best, most realistic game of its type, this year’s improvements are noticeable and they focus on training and tactics. Training involves everything from training schedules to specific preparations for your next match. Tactics include new styles to keep up with the modern game and the ability to develop your own styles.

The core gameplay stays the same as you choose and manage one of over 2000 real-world football clubs, including Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga teams for the first time. You train, transfer and scout players, negotiate contracts and make tactical team and player decisions.

And while newcomers to the game may struggle a bit, this is another area where FM 2019 has made improvements, with a new interactive tutorial to help guide you on your way to the top.

One more thing… FM 2019 comes with a host of other interface and in-game improvements but is still relatively forgiving on your system.

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Verdict: ✅ Not Demanding

System Requirements: OS 10.10.5, 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, NVidia Geforce 9600M GT, Intel GMA X4500 or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 or better, 7 GB hard drive space.

Football Manager 2019

Our Score ★★★★☆

The Competition: Free Simulation games for Mac and more

The Mac does not lack for excellent simulations, so you knew we wouldn’t stop with just eleven games.

The above titles are the best, but the following titles are also all excellent simulations, including a couple of worthy free simulator games for Mac:

GamesGamesOur takeDemand LevelFree games only?

Rimworld

✅ Not demanding
RimworldA single player, sci-fi survival game, RimWorld has you attempting to keep alive the survivors of an interstellar shipwreck on an alien world, though you might not want to keep some of your fellow survivors alive. Individual personalities are a big part of this game.

You’ll move from basic survival to building a modern colony and protecting it from raiders and the native lifeforms. RimWorld provides an almost overwhelming amount of detail you can tweak and there are multiple approaches you can take. Trade, fight, survive, be destroyed, repeat.

93

Metascore
Not demandingNo
Motorsport Manager Mac art

Motorsport Manager

✅ Not demanding
Motorsport ManagerSimilar to Football Manager but for fans of racing, in Motorsport Manager you take control of a high-performance racing team. Build and customize cars, hire drivers and race teams, and build factories to improve your car technology.

And the decisions don’t stop on race day; tweak your car for current conditions, choose your strategies and tactics, and adjust in-race if you need to. From micromanaging to letting your team do the work, the choice is yours as you try and race your way to the top.

81

Metascore
Not demandingNo
War Thunder Mac art

War Thunder

✅ Not demanding
War ThunderWhile technically an MMO, War Thunder is also an excellent free simulation that includes World War II combat in both air and land operations. With a huge number of available planes, tanks, and even navy vessels, War Thunder offers anything your heart could desire for mid-20th-century combat.

War Thunder features full-scale PvP battles, historical campaigns in PvE, a large number of solo missions, and cooperative multiplayer. Plus it’s cross-platform on MacOS, Windows, Linux, and PS4, and offers true free-to-play with various paid options.

81

Metascore
Not demandingYes
Papers Please Mac art

Papers, Please

✅ Not demanding
Papers, PleaseA multiple award-winning indie classic, Papers, Please has you playing as an immigration officer of a communist country following a war. You get to decide who gets in and who doesn’t by inspecting potential immigrants’ documents and using several tools to attempt to weed out terrorists, wanted criminals, and smugglers.

You can also interrogate people and request fingerprints or even a full-body scan. It sounds simple, but trust us, this game sucks you in and spits you out.

85

Metascore
Not demandingNo
Out of the Park Baseball 2019 Mac art

Out of the Park Baseball 19

✅ Not demanding
Out of the Park Baseball 19The Out of the Park (OOTP) franchise is the baseball equivalent of Football Manager, an incredibly detailed simulation of being the general manager/manager of a Major League Baseball team. Officially licensed, OOTP includes major and minor league teams and players as well as eight international leagues.

This year’s improvements include 3D graphics for simulated games, the Perfect Team online card game, and the usual improvements to the not-so-great interface. But for realism and depth, OOTP is your best chance to manage your favorite team to World Series glory.

NA

Metascore
Not demandingNo
Factorio Mac art

Factorio

✅ Not demanding
FactorioIf you think Factorio sounds like a factory-building simulation you’d be right. And if all you’re doing is building factories you can bet they’re going to be big, require lots of resources, and attract lots of enemies. Set in an infinite 2D world, you’ll move from basic resource gathering to oil refining, robotics and more.

With cross-platform cooperative multiplayer, modding support, and a map editor, Factorio takes factory building to the next level. If you’re a fan of building big, complex systems that do cool things, Factorio is for you.

NA

Metascore
Not demandingNo
Rocksmith 2014 Edition Remastered Mac art

Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered

✅ Not demanding
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: RemasteredLess a simulation than a way to learn to play an actual guitar, Rocksmith 2014 has been remastered with improved learning curves, training tools, stats, and six new songs. The game is similar Guitar Hero but instead of a simplified plastic guitar, you'll need to use your own real guitar.

Rocksmith adjusts to your level and comes with a huge library of songs. It supports acoustic guitars via a USB microphone connected to your Mac, and non-Steam versions include the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable required to plug your electric guitar.

89

Metascore
Not demandingNo
Game Dev Tycoon Mac art

Game Dev Tycoon

✅ Not demanding
Game Dev TycoonNot interested in the details of coding your ideal game, but think you could manage a company to do it? Then Game Dev Tycoon is for you. You’ll replay the history of the computer gaming industry, starting in the 80s. Research technologies, create new genres, build your team, unlock achievements and more.

You’ll choose the focus of your games and see if that’s what the people wanted. With modding and Steam Workshop support, you won’t run out of ideas or ways to build your perfect game and game company.

68

Metascore
Not demandingNo
Evolution Mac art

Evolution

✅ Not demanding
EvolutionIn Evolution, you attempt to create a viable creature by putting together joints, bones, and muscles and then letting the game’s “brain” evolve your creations to see if they can accomplish tasks such as walking, running, jumping and climbing hills.

Sound simple, no? Well if it were simple don’t you think we’d already be doing it? Difficult but mesmerizing and more than a bit addictive, it’s highly recommended you use the help button to grasp the fundamentals if you hope to succeed.

NA

Metascore
Not demandingYes
Besiege Mac art

Besiege

✅ Not demanding
BesiegeSimple and to the point, in Besiege you do indeed construct medieval siege engines and use them to destroy everything from peaceful villages to huge, fortified fortresses. Using real-world physics, choose whether to go for overwhelming might or more nimble but still destructive devices.

From realistic to whimsical-but-still-possible creations, the sky is the limit in Besiege. And don’t forget to defend yourself, because your opponents will fight back. The game has been in Steam Early Access for three years now, but the reviews are "Overwhelmingly Positive".

NA

Metascore
Not demandingNo
TIS-100 Mac art

TIS-100

✅ Not demanding
TIS-100If sports isn’t your thing, maybe programming is, at least in a simulation. Featuring a 1980s-style computer manual and style, in TIS-100 your job is to rewrite corrupted code segments to repair the TIS-100 and unlock the secrets of this massively parallel computer.

Yes, it’s a game, not a class, and it’s made up of more than 45 puzzles and also includes a level editor and online leaderboards so you can compare your assembly language programming skills to others around the world.

NA

Metascore
Not demandingNo
Surgeon Simulator Mac art

Surgeon Simulator

✅ Not demanding
Surgeon SimulatorSurgeon Simulator is and isn’t what it sounds like. Sure, it’s a surgery simulator, but strict attention to realism isn’t really the point. After all, you didn’t really think you needed seven years of medical school to learn this stuff, did you?

With difficult controls (each key controls a finger), a very dark sense of humor and a 2017 update that allows you to operate on Donald Trump, Surgeon Simulator also features operations on aliens from the back of a high-speed ambulance, atypical tools and more.

71

Metascore
Not demandingNo

Our Criteria

As you can see, simulations cover a lot of ground, and while everyone’s favorites might be different, we’re confident this is a solid list for Mac gamers. To ensure that’s the case, we have a set of criteria we use for all of our games and lists:

Native: These are native MacOS games, no Wine, Parallels or Bootcamp needed. They all install natively on your Mac.

Performance: One of the main things we aim to provide is a look at how these games perform on Macs. Our games are all tested on a variety of different Macs under the exact same conditions. We’re the only ones who do this.

iMac (5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)

3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)

2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, Intel Iris 5100 (1.5GB)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016):

2.0 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, Intel Iris Graphics 540 (1.5GB)

We’ve had a lot of questions about this, but we test our games on Medium settings because we know you hang onto your Macs for as long as you can. 

And for reference, this is how we interpret the results:

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.

We usually aim for 30 FPS, because 30 FPS is enough to guarantee a smooth and fluid experience.

Critical acclaim: We all know how subjective reviews can be, and how games can be review bombed by the public for reasons sometimes having nothing to do with the game itself. But we make sure we pick only games that have been positively received by both professional reviewers and average gamers.

Pricing: We all want quality, but even Mac users don’t have unlimited budgets for games. We always keep in mind price tags and production levels to give indies and AAA games equal chances. After all, we’re after games that are fun to play. Looks are important but fun gameplay is even more so.

Wrapping Up

Obviously, simulations can mean many things to different people. We’ve even had our debates in compiling this list on what is and isn’t a simulation. What is clear is that the Mac doesn’t lack excellent simulations of many varieties that can run on many different Macs. There’s sure to be something on this list for you.

But we know there’s probably something we missed, so we want to hear from you. What’s your favorite on our list? What did we miss? Let us know in the comments.

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