New Mac Games Releases
While we spend a lot of time covering the Best Mac games, tracking the newest Mac games is equally important. After all, they are the future of Mac gaming.
Because of the hundreds of new Mac games popping up each month, we focus on quality and only highlight the games that deserve your attention. In addition, this page also covers the top upcoming Mac games for 2019 and beyond.
|Games||Name||About||Metascore||Release date||Genre||Free games only?|
|Avorion||Avorion is a procedurally generated sci-fi sandbox where players start out at the edge of the galaxy and must find their way to its core. |
Players build their own ships, which they will use to explore the galaxy, trade, and fight. Space ships are large scale, with crews, turrets and energy systems that you will have to manage. The galaxy gets more hostile, but also more rewarding the closer players get to its core.
|Dota Underlords||Dota Underlords is Valve’s latest game and their free-to-play take on Auto Chess games.|
In case you’re unfamiliar with Auto Chess games, the game will pit you against seven opponents in a battle where tactics are everything. You’ll have to carefully choose your units, properly combine them and place them on a board.
|Besiege||Besiege is a physics-based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines. |
Battle your way through a 54 level singleplayer campaign, unleash chaos with your friends in multiplayer, create your own worlds with the level editor, and customize your game with mods through the workshop.
|Warcraft 3: Reforged||Blizzard aimed for a “complete reimagining” of their classic real-time strategy game, including more than just shiny new graphics.|
WarCraft 3 also adds more balance to the gameplay, refocuses the story, and updates the world layout and locations, all while providing cross-compatibility with the current version of WarCraft 3 so no one is left behind.
|Life is Strange 2||This sequel to the popular and award-winning episodic adventure game from Dontnod Entertainment gives us a new story centered around brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz. |
Although the characters from the much-heralded original Life is Strange are gone, the overall tone and gameplay mechanics remain in this sequel.
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the finale the Lara Croft’s origin trilogy deserved.|
This finale finds Lara saving the world from a Mayan apocalypse. With vastly improved stealth mechanics and a bigger focus on actual tomb raiding, this is one of the best Tomb Raider games ever released.
|Football Manager 2020||Run your football club, your way. Every decision counts in Football Manager 2020 with new features and polished game mechanics rewarding planning and progression like never before.|
As a manager, you will develop and refine both your club’s and your own unique identity.
|Borderlands 3||The original shooter-looter returns to Mac, packing hundreds of guns and a mayhem-fueled adventure.|
Featuring easy to use online co-op, Borderlands 3 is filled with new worlds to discover, each with unique environments and enemies. But more importantly, expect improved gameplay and more satisfying shooting.
|World of Warcraft: Classic||World of Warcraft: Classic is a reinterpretation of the ground-breaking MMORPG originally released in 2004.|
Classic will allow newcomers (or latecomers) to start back at the very beginning (but with all the gameplay improvements intact). Those with a current subscription to WoW will have free access to Classic when it’s released.
|The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut||This long-awaited sequel has finally arrived to macOS as part of the Director's Cut re-release. The Director’s Cut brings more character customization options, new items, new enemies, revised UI, and a free expansion dungeon.|
This new entry in one of the most iconic RPG series of all times features a rich combat system, puzzles to solve that will reward your creativity, and a beautifully crafted world.
|Oxygen Not Included||Downloaded by more than 1.5 Million players, Oxygen Not Included has come a long way since it went into Alpha in February 2017.|
In Oxygen Not Included, you’re in charge of building an underground base and making sure your colonists have what they need to survive. The game, of course, features the charming graphics and addictive gameplay Klei is known for.
|A Short Hike||Unlike any other game on this list, A Short Hike is a game about exploration and relaxation.|
Hike, climb, and soar through peaceful landscapes as you make your way to the summit. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden treasures, and take in the world around you.
Albeit a little short, this is a beautiful and charming you should try.
|Fantasy Strike||Fighting games are too far in between on macOS. This is why Fantasy Strike immediately caught our attention. |
But that's not all. Fantasy Strike features solid gameplay, smooth controls, vibrant graphics, and forgiving system requirements, meaning anyone with a Mac from 2014 onwards will be able to enjoy it.
|Streets of Rogue||Streets of Rogue is a rogue-lite that will have you fighting, sneaking, and hacking your way through randomly generated cities. The game is not unlike Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne, but it also strives to give players more freedom and variety.|
Streets of Rogue sets itself apart thanks to its experimentation-driven gameplay, RPGs elements, and a huge variety of missions, characters, and traits.
|Tropico 6||In Tropico 6, the latest entry in the series, you'll get to be either a feared dictator or peace-loving statesman as you shape the fate of your very own banana republic. |
And for the first time ever, you'll be able to build bridges to connect your islands and use new means of transportation and infrastructure.
|Dota Underlords||Created as a reaction to the huge popularity of the community-created Dota Auto Chess, Dota Underlords is a standalone version from Valve itself. |
Dota Underlords revolves around a modified version of chess, with characters and gameplay elements from Dota 2. While still in beta, the game already features crossplay, ranked matches and promises many more features to be added in the coming months.
|Islanders||Islanders is a minimalist strategy game about building cities on colorful islands, ever-changing islands. Interested in creating beautiful cities without having to invest hours on end into stressful resource management? Then Islanders was made for you.|
And Islanders is a very fair deal too. It may be a simple and sweet experience but it has a price tag that can't be beaten.
|Dungeon Munchies||Dungeon Munchies is a funny pixelated RPG with a unique twist. Hunting down and defeating creatures is only the beginning as you will then have to cook and eat them to gain new abilities! |
And how you cook and eat monsters will alter your abilities and impact your entire playstyle! While clearly inspired by classics such as Cave Story, Dungeon Munchies is definitely a breath a fresh air.
|Void Bastards||From the development director of BioShock and System Shock 2, Void Bastards is an intense shooter that also demands some strategy. |
On top of a great-looking art design and excellent graphics, the game features excellent weapons, satisfying shooting mechanics, procedural elements and more to keep you entertained for hours.
|Total War: Three Kingdoms||The first Total War game in the Total War series to be set in ancient China, Three Kingdoms takes place in 190 AD. China. And as can be expected from a Total War game, Three Kingdoms combines a gripping turn-based campaign of empire-building with conquest with stunning real-time battles.|
With some calling it "the Best Total War Game in a Decade", you will want to check out Three Kingdoms.
|Descenders||From the developers of Action Henk, Descenders is a fast-paced extreme downhill biking game that's easy to pick up, but difficult to master.|
A modern take on an extreme sport, Descenders features procedurally generated worlds, freestyle bike controls, and a fully licensed soundtrack. But above all, it's easy to pick up, but difficult to master.
|Neon Beats||Created by students for a school project, Neon Beats ended up being much more that. In this 2D platformer game, you'll have a bunch of different levels to complete to the rhythmed of catchy music. |
This free game is all about completing levels as quickly as possible, finding hidden collectibles and facing challenging obstacles!
|Rise of Industries||Rise of Industry is a complex strategic tycoon game that puts you in the shoes of an early 20th-century industrialist. |
Heavily inspired by classics such as Transport Tycoon, Anno, and Factorio, Rise of Industry will let you build and manage an empire in a procedurally generated world.
|Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark||In the vein of Final Fantasy Tactics, Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark is a turn-based tactical RPG with a focus on storytelling and strategic battles. |
Experience an epic story unfolding through over 40 story encounters and classic tactical combat battles taking place on beautiful hand-drawn environments.
|Himno||Himno is a peaceful, 2D platformer game with an infinite number of beautiful procedurally generated maps.|
Himno was created a long time ago as a private project until one day its developer decided to share it for free. If you enjoy simple games about platforming and parkour, this one is worth a try.
|Imperator: Rome||Imperator: Rome is the latest grand strategy title from Paradox Development Studio and the sequel to 2008's Europa Universalis: Rome.|
Set in the tumultuous centuries from Alexander’s Successor Empires to the foundation of the Roman Empire, Imperator: Rome may be the closest to the perfect grand strategy game Paradox has ever been!
|Katana ZERO||Katana ZERO is a brutal and fast-paced action platformer from developer Askiisoft and features stylish pixel art and instant death combat.|
While it tells a satisfying story, Katana ZERO shines because of its intense combat. Prepare to slash, dash, dodge and even manipulate time to destroy your enemies.
|Train Valley 2||Train Valley 2 is a tycoon game that is both accessible for newcomers yet challenging for gamers who strive for perfection.|
Build railroads, upgrade your locomotives, and keep your trains on schedule without delays or accidents. But don't be fooled by its cute low-poly graphics, Train Valley 2 is all about creating the most efficient infrastructure possible.
|Call of Duty: Black Ops 3||One of the most ambitious Call of Duty games ever, Black Ops 3 uses the perfectly-tuned gameplay the series is known for to deliver three unique game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies.|
Black Ops 3 is certainly not the latest COD game out there, but it's still a great package with fun 4-player co-op, new powers, and a fleshed out Zombies mode.
|Totally Accurate Battle Simulator||Available on Early Access, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS) is a wacky physics-based tactics game developed by Landfall Games|
Featuring state of the art physics, TABS includes units spanning from medieval peasants to modern-day infantry. The game already includes campaign and sandbox modes, 7 factions, and 7 maps, with more to come throughout the year.
|DiRT 4||Brought to Mac by Feral Interactive, DiRT 4 is the latest rally game from Codemasters available on MacOS.|
DiRT 4 aims to return to the good old days of the series while retaining the realism and finesse of its predecessor, DiRT Rally. As a result, DiRT 4 is an authentic and accessible off-road racer with enough innovative systems stand on its own.
|Baba is You||Baba is You is an unique take on puzzle games that deserves every bit of the critical acclaim it received.|
With over 200 levels to experiment with the game's mechanics, Baba is You literally lets you change and play with the rules of the game. In every level, there are blocks that represent rules and how you interact with them will change how each level works.
|Factory Town||Available on Early Access, Factory Town is a city-building game in which you'll face the challenges of building and optimizing a factory town while keeping your townfolk happy.|
Giving you access to railways, logistic blocks, conveyor belts, and a variety of worker units, Factory Town is all about building, expanding, and optimizing your village.
|Shotgun Farmers||Shotgun Farmers is an indie first-person shooter unlike anything you've seen before: You can't reload your weapon but every missed shot grows new guns! Plus, the longer a gun plant grows, the more ammo it will have.|
Featuring online and offline multiplayer, several game modes and an active community, this is the game to play if you're tired of traditional shooters.
|Pacify||In Pacify, you will be running for your life around the narrow corridors of an old house. There is a little girl that switches between good and evil roaming around and you'll have to find a way to Pacify the evil to escape the house.|
While this may sound like the standard horror movie story, Pacify lets you play alone in single player mode, or recruit up to 3 more friends in multiplayer mode.
|Wargroove||Available in Beta, Wargroove is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Starbound. |
Inspired by classics such as Fire Emblem and Advance Wars, both fans and critics rave about the game’s cute graphics, lovable characters, and satisfying gameplay. Is this the Advance Wars successor fans have been waiting for?
|What Never Was||What Never Was is a free story-driven first-person game created by one man using the Unreal engine.|
This short point-and-click is exactly why indie games are worth exploring. With the right amount of puzzle-solving and exploration, this game is both relaxing and challenging in a way that only adventure games can be.
|Dawn of Man||From the creators of Planetbase, Dawn of Man is a city-building game set in prehistoric times. With a strong focus on survival, leading your tribe through the ages will be a challenge. |
Dawn of War takes place in a unforgiving environement, with wild animals, invaders, and ruthless winters and you'll have to hunt, gather, craft, research new techs, and more, to survive.
|Tannenberg||After more than a year on Steam Early Access, Tannenberg, a 64-player first-person shooter, finally brings the massive battles from WWI’s Eastern Front to life.|
This shooter clearly aims for authenticity and strives to stand out in a crowded space. The game features 50+ weapons, six huge maps and a 64-player game mode that can be populated with bots if needed.
|DUSK||Inspired by Doom, Quake, Half-Life, and all your other favorites from the '90s, DUSK is an old-school shooter that manages to recapture the magic from the classics.|
You'll face mystical cultists, possessed militants, and even darker forces as you attempt to discover what lurks beneath the Earth. Luckily, a vast arsenal will be at your disposal including swords, crossbows, rifles, and even rocket launchers!
|Divinity: Original Sin 2||Divinity: Original Sin 2, Metacritic's highest rated PC game of 2017, features next-gen tactical combat, improved AI, and unlimited freedom to explore and experiment.|
Developed in partnership with Apple's Metal Engineering Team (this is the first time they publicly work on a game), Original Sin 2 features advanced MacOS-only features such as touch bar support and iCloud saves!
|Sunless Skies||Sunless Skies, a horror RPG with a focus on exploration and exceptional storytelling, easily surpassed the already good Sunless Sea.|
As captain of a spacefaring locomotive, you'll lead and manage your crew, explore more of the dark Fallen London Universe and basically survive the queen's agents, pirates, and abominations of the skies.
|Subnautica: Below Zero||Available on Early Access, Below Zero is the first expansion of the excellent underwater adventure game Subnautica.|
Set one year after the original Subnautica, Below Zero challenges you to survive a disaster at an alien research station. Craft tools, scavenge for supplies and discover new lifeforms in the freezing waters of Planet 4546B.
|Slay the Spire||Slay the Spire successfully combines some of the best parts of deckbuilding games, roguelikes, and dungeon crawlers to deliver an excellent package.|
Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power and Slay the Spire. Plus, with each attempt at climbing the Spire, you'll discover hundreds of new cards!
|Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus||In this turn-based strategy game, you'll take control of the most technologically advanced army in the Imperium - The Adeptus Mechanicus.|
Featuring over 50 hand-crafted missions, Mechanicus will put you in charge of an expedition on a newly rediscovered planet. Customize your team, manage resources, discover long-forgotten tech, and more.
|Civilization 6: Gathering Storm||Gathering Storm is the second expansion to Civilization 6 and introduces eight new civilizations and nine new leaders.|
But more importantly, it introduces new systems. You can now influence the world's ecosystem and impact the future of the entire planet while natural disasters take the center stage to remind us there are things we can't control.
|Frostpunk||From the creators of the stellar This War of Mine comes Frostpunk, a city-building / survival game set in a frozen world. Fight the elements and face tough ethical decisions as you form a society and do your best to keep the city alive.|
Frostpunk's concept sounds similar to This War of Mine’s, except Frostpunk is a much bigger game. It was built by 12 people whereas This War of Mine was built by 60!
|Beyond Blue||Created by the team behind Never Alone in conjunction with leading ocean experts, Beyond Blue will let players explore the mysteries of the ocean “in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted.” |
You'll play as Mirai, the lead on a newly formed research team, as she embarks in an expedition that will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and sense the ocean as it has never been done before.
|Industries of Titan||From the creators of the beloved Crypt of the NecroDancer (one of the best Mac games out there) comes this building simulator set on Saturn’s moon.|
In Industries of Titan, you get to design your own cities, build factories, and manage their economy. But you will also need to protect your cities by designing battleships to engage in tactical combat against hostiles. This game is an ambitious project and I’m glad to know it’s in good hands.
|The Universim||Available now in Steam Early Access, The Universim is a new god game from Crytivo. Manage entire planets as they evolve under your watchful, helpful, and sometimes punishing eyes. You’ll be influencing the Nuggets as they build, research, advance and survive as a species. |
Their success is dependent upon your actions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some godly fun at their expense. Create disasters, launch them into space, whatever... They’ve got to learn their lesson if they want to survive the winter.
Available on Early Access
|Sometime 2019||Strategy||Early Access|
|Crazy Justice||If the environments, characters and action of Fortnite are getting a little stale for you, it may be time to take on Crazy Justice. |
This Steam Early Access game from Black Riddles Studio and Fig Publishing allows you to choose your hero, customize his/her abilities, and travel the world to loot weapons that will help you vanquish the forces of evil or just be the last one standing, depending upon the game mode. And if you like vehicles, there are more here than just shopping carts.
Available on Early Access
|Sometime 2019||Shooter||Early Access|
|PULSAR: Lost Colony||Another Steam Early Access game, PULSAR: Lost Colony is a cooperative space exploration game that takes place in randomly generated galaxies.|
Team up with up to 4 other friends to operate an advanced starship and explore a galaxy descending into chaos. Each player assumes a role aboard the ship (Captain, Pilot, Weapon specialist, etc) and good coordination between players will be crucial. I can't wait to see how this one pans out.
Available on Early Access
|Sometime 2019||Adventure||Early Access|
|Empires of the Undergrowth||Any older Mac gamers out there remember playing SimAnt? If so, you’ll certainly want to check out Empires of the Undergrowth, a real-time ant colony management game in Steam Early Access. It’s up to you to build a nest conducive to growing your colony to the point that it can defend itself from rival colonies and other hazards. |
Missions are laid out as if part of a documentary, complete with narration that provides intelligent insight. Play as different ant species, all of whom will battle beetles, spiders, and other arthropods.
Available on Early Access
|Sometime 2019||Strategy||Early Access|
|Stranded Deep||A plane has crashed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, and it appears you’re the only survivor. How will you stay alive? Seek shelter on a dangerous island or build a raft and set out for a safer environment? Weather conditions change as you progress, requiring different strategies as you work your way through the myriad life-threatening scenarios. |
Sharks, storms, hunger...although it seems all the elements are out to get you, the environment provides everything you need to survive. “Scavenge. Discover. Survive.”
Available on Early Access
|Sometime 2019||Adventure||Early Access|
|Fortnite: Save The World||It’s easy to forget that Fortnite: Battle Royal launched as the PVP experience of a larger game, but that may change when Fortnite: Save the World leaves early access in 2019. Unlike Battle Royal, Save the World is a PVE (player vs. environment) co-op survival shooter game in which up to four players team up to defend their fortifications from zombies. |
Set up shelters, find survivors, and collect data on the events that led to this apocalyptic situation in the first place, all while attempting to stay alive.
Available on Early Access
|Sometime 2019||Shooter||Early Access|
|Frozen Synapse 2||Announced all the way back in 2016, Frozen Synapse 2 has only just recently been released for Windows. Mac users will have to wait a bit longer to take on this sequel to the award-winning, highly stylized Frozen Synapse turn-based tactics game. |
In it, players will guide squads through a procedurally generated city reminiscent of Tron: Legacy. Set up your strategy, then watch it play it out. Collaborate or betray. Assassinate or assist. Single and multiplayer modes will be supported.
|Cyanide & Happiness||Based on the popular webcomic by the same name, Cyanide & Happiness is a new approach to point-and-click adventures, filled with dark comedy, drama, weirdness, and an apocalypse in the suburbs.|
This is one good-looking and interesting game that oozes originality. No wonder it was quickly funded on Kickstarter, raising nearly $575,000 from almost 15,000 backers.
|Griftlands||Griftlands is an RPG that will have you negotiating over money, loyalty and your own morality as you seek to make your fortune within the game’s flowing economy. A full cast of characters is available for you to control and set up as companions. These characters will also engage in turn-based combat where the goal is to subdue, not to kill. Kind of a refreshing approach these days, really.|
As with any game coming from Klei Entertainment, the company that brought us Don’t Starve and Oxygen Not Included, among others, we will be keeping an eye on this one.
|Outer Wilds||Outer Wilds, the first ever game funded on Fig.co, is an open-world exploration game about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop. The game features fully simulated planets you'll need to explore in your search for answers. |
Problem is, you have only 20 minutes before your planet is destroyed. Similar to the cult-classic Majora's Mask, you'll need to use what you learn with every playthrough to eventually save the universe.
|7 Days to Die||7 Days to Die is an open world game that aims to combine survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing into a first-person shooter. That may sound like an ambitious, and perhaps nearly impossible, proposition, but developer The Fun Pimps largely succeeds.|
Available on Steam Early Access since 2013, this is one game that keeps pushing updates, adding features and polishing gameplay. I can't wait to see that this will look like once the game is finally released.
|Sometime 2019||Shooter||Early Access|
|Age of Wonders: Planetfall||If there’s a game about a planet that has fallen, you know it’ll be up to you to rebuild it. From Triumph Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Age of Wonders and Overlord series, Age of Wonders: Planetfall will task players with exploring a fallen empire to discover new races and technologies that can be used to fight, build and advance your house.|
Of course, many of the races aren’t there to help, so you’ll need to build a strong army in order to conquer them and utilize their technologies to become even stronger on your way to victory.
|In The Valley of Gods||From the creators of Firewatch, 2016's indie game of the year, In the Valley of Gods is a first-person adventure game set in 1920s Egypt. You'll take the role of an explorer and filmmaker and will embark on a mission that will bring you fame and fortune—or leave you for dead, buried beneath the sands.|
As you recruit the help of a former partner you vowed never to work with again, you can expect the same stellar storytelling and characters that made Firewatch famous.
|System Shock||Developed by Night Dive Studios, System Shock is a complete remake of the 1994 classic of the same name. Take on the role of a resourceful hacker as you explore and survive the terrors of Citadel Station brought on by a rogue AI. |
With over $1.3 Million raised on Kickstarter and a full team of industry veterans from games like Fallout: New Vegas, Mass Effect, and BioShock, this remake aims to be a worthy successor of the game we all know and love.
|Phoenix Point||In Phoenix Point, the tactical turn-based strategy game from the creator of the original XCOM, players take on the role of a secret organization called the Phoenix Point. |
The game features turn based tactics and world based strategy in a fight against a terrifying, alien menace. This may sound a lot like XCOM, but that makes sense as Julian Gallop, the man who gave birth to the XCOM franchise, is behind this project.
|Insurgency: Sandstorm||Although we have no official release date announced for the Mac, the developers have stated they hope to get Mac/Linux support after the Windows launch in December 2018. Let’s hope that happens so Mac gamers can join in on all of the first-person shooter, multiplayer goodness. |
Unlike competing games, Insurgency: Sandstorm provides close-quarters intensity through its highly-deadly weaponry and the lack of a health bar or mini-map. Team coordination is key to survival, not health packs. Are you ready for that?
|Firmament||From the developer that revolutionized the adventure game genre with Myst and Riven, comes Firmament. |
Delivered using Unreal 4, one of the most powerful game development technologies available, Firmament is an enigmatic narrative adventure deeply rooted in the spirit of Myst, Riven, and Obduction.
|Before||Before is a survival and management game from Facepunch Studios, the developer best known for the popular Garry's Mod and Rust. The game will put you in charge of an entire tribe of prehistoric people who will have to hunt, find shelter and basically survive an unforgiving world. As your tribe grows, it will eventually evolve sophisticated hierarchies with "beliefs and rituals". |
No one knows when the game will be released but the developer has done an excellent job sharing a detailed roadmap with its loyal fans.
|To be Announced||Strategy||Confirmed|
Keep in mind that this is a work in progress and all your suggestions are welcome. I will do my best to update it at least once per week, but I will need your help.
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Published by Ric Molina | Updated June 29, 2019