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.

Popular new Mac games

July 30, 2019

July 28, 2019

Looking for the best 2019 has to offer? Check our Best Mac games of 2019 (so far) guide!

GamesNameAboutMetascoreRelease dateGenreFree games only?
World of Warcraft: ClassicWorld of Warcraft Classic is a faithful recreation of the original WoW, first released in 2004.

Running alongside the main version of the game, Classic recreates the game in the state it was in before the release of the first expansion, The Burning Crusade. But will it recapture the magic it created at the time?

80

8/27/2019

New!

MMONo

The Bard’s Tale 4 Mac artThe Bard's Tale IV

Role-Playing
The Bard's Tale IV: Director's CutThe Bard's Tale 4: Director's Cut is the triumphant return of one of the most iconic RPG series of all-time. This new entry features a rich combat system, puzzles to solve that will reward your creativity, and a beautifully crafted world.

This Director's Cut re-release also delivers the long-awaited macOS version of the game.

71

8/27/2019

New!

Role-PlayingNo
Oxygen Not IncludedDownloaded 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.

NA

7/30/2019

New!

SimulationNo

Streets of Rogue Mac art

Action
Streets of RogueStreets 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.

NA

6/28/2019

New!

ActionNo

Tropico 6 Mac artTropico 6

Strategy
Tropico 6In 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.

78

6/28/2019

New!

StrategyNo
Total War: Three KingdomsThe 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 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.

84

5/23/2019StrategyNo
Imperator: RomeImperator: 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!

82

4/25/2019StrategyNo
Katana ZEROKatana 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.

83

4/18/2019ActionNo
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3One 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.

81

4/4/2019ShooterNo
Totally Accurate Battle SimulatorAvailable 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.

NA

4/1/2019StrategyNo

Dirt 4 Mac artDiRT 4

Racing
DiRT 4Brought 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.

78

3/28/2019RacingNo
Baba is YouBaba 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.

87

3/13/2019PuzzleNo

Wargroove Mac artWargroove

Strategy
WargrooveAvailable 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?

82

2/1/2019StrategyNo

Tannenberg Mac artTannenberg

Shooter
TannenbergAfter 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.

69

02/13/2019ShooterNo

Dusk Mac artDUSK

Shooter
DUSKInspired 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!

88

02/07/2019ShooterNo
Divinity: Original Sin 2Divinity: 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!

93

01/31/2019Role-PlayingNo

Sunless Skies Mac artSunless Skies

Role-Playing
Sunless SkiesSunless 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.

86

01/31/2019Role-PlayingNo
Subnautica: Below ZeroAvailable 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.

NA

01/30/2019AdventureNo

Slay the Spire Mac artSlay the Spire

Collectible Card
Slay the SpireSlay 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!

89

01/23/2019Collectible CardNo

Parkitect Mac art NEWParkitect

Simulation
ParkitectParkitect brings the classic theme park genre to modern times. And now that RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is no longer available, it arrives just in time.

In Parkitect you'll be in charge of the construction and management of your own theme park: Build your own coasters, design an efficient park that fully immerses your guests and play through the campaign.

83

11/29/2018SimulationNo
Farming Simulator 19This year’s Farming Simulator comes with a complete graphics overhaul. Build and manage your farm in American or European environments with plenty of new faithfully recreated heavy machinery.

Whether you’re tending your crops or livestock, you can do it alone or with up to 15 other farmers in online mode. And of course, it’s not all work. You can now hop on your horse and take a leisurely ride across your land.

72

11/20/2018SimulationNo
Total War: Warhammer 2Total War returns with its signature combination of turn-based empire building and real-time tactical battles pitting massive armies against each other.

And because this is another Warhammer entry, expect to see spellcasters, monsters, and dragons on the battlefields. The campaign picks up after the original Warhammer’s campaign and will take your armies through jungles, deserts, savannahs, and icy mountains.

87

11/20/2018StrategyNo

Cuphead Mac artCuphead

Action
CupheadCuphead: Don’t Deal With the Devil, from Studio MDHR, is one of the trippiest combat-based 2D platformers we’ve seen in a long time.

Designed to retain the look and sounds of vintage cartoons, Cuphead will have you clearing out extremely challenging worlds as you seek to pay back your debt to the devil. Expect plenty of boss battles.

88

10/19/2018ActionNo
Return of the Obra DinnIn Return of the Obra Dinn, you play as an insurance investigator dispatched to assess the damage of the Obra Dinn, a merchant ship that was declared lost at sea but resurfaced with damaged sails and no crew.

But of course, there’s also a pretty big mystery to solve here. The most striking thing about this game, though, is how it was painstakingly created in stippled black-and-white graphics like the games we played on our Mac SEs.

88

10/18/2018AdventureNo

New Mac Games: Latest and Upcoming (August 2019 update) 1RimWorld

Simulation
RimWorldRimWorld is a sci-fi colony sim that generates its story as you play, creating scenarios by tossing “random” events at you to overcome.

You even get to pick your “storyteller” (random, relaxing, etc.) as you attempt to manage the relationships of your colonists, explore and utilize the environment, and fend off attacks while launching your own.

93

10/17/2018SimulationNo
GamesNameAboutMetascoreRelease dateGenreFree games only?
World of Warcraft: ClassicWorld 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.

80

8/27/2019

New!

MMONo

The Bard’s Tale 4 Mac artThe Bard's Tale IV

Role-Playing
The Bard's Tale IV: Director's CutThis 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.

71

8/27/2019

New!

Role-PlayingNo
Oxygen Not IncludedDownloaded 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.

NA

7/30/2019

New!

SimulationNo

A Short Hike Mac artA Short Hike

Adventure
A Short HikeUnlike 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.

NA

7/30/2019

New!

AdventureNo
Fantasy StrikeFighting 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.

NA

7/25/2019

New!

ActionNo

Streets of Rogue Mac art

Action
Streets of RogueStreets 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.

NA

6/28/2019

New!

ActionNo

Tropico 6 Mac artTropico 6

Strategy
Tropico 6In 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.

78

6/28/2019StrategyNo
Dota UnderlordsCreated 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.

NA

6/20/2019StrategyNo

Islanders Mac artIslanders

Strategy
IslandersIslanders 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.

82

6/19/2019StrategyNo

Dungeon Munchies Mac artDungeon Munchies

Role-Playing
Dungeon MunchiesDungeon 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.

NA

6/6/2019Role-PlayingNo
Void BastardsFrom 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.

81

5/29/2019ShooterNo
Total War: Three KingdomsThe 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.

84

5/23/2019StrategyNo
DescendersFrom 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.

NA

5/7/2019RacingNo

Void Bastards Mac artNeon Beats

Platformer
Neon BeatsCreated 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!

NA

5/3/2019PlatformerYes
Rise of IndustriesRise 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.

69

5/2/2019SimulationNo
Fell Seal: Arbiter's MarkIn 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.

NA

4/30/2019Role-PlayingNo

Himno Mac artHimno

Adventure
HimnoHimno 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.

NA

4/26/2019AdventureYes
Imperator: RomeImperator: 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!

82

4/25/2019StrategyNo
Katana ZEROKatana 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.

83

4/18/2019ActionNo

Train Valley 2 Mac artTrain Valley 2

Simulation
Train Valley 2Train 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.

NA

4/15/2019SimulationNo
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3One 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.

81

4/4/2019ShooterNo
Totally Accurate Battle SimulatorAvailable 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.

NA

4/1/2019StrategyNo

Dirt 4 Mac artDiRT 4

Racing
DiRT 4Brought 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.

78

3/28/2019RacingNo
Baba is YouBaba 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.

87

3/13/2019PuzzleNo

Factory Town Mac artFactory Town

Simulation
Factory TownAvailable 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.

NA

3/12/2019SimulationNo
Shotgun FarmersShotgun 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.

NA

3/8/2019ShooterNo

Pacify Mac artPacify

GENRE
PacifyIn 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.

NA

2/22/2019HorrorNo

Wargroove Mac artWargroove

Strategy
WargrooveAvailable 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?

82

2/1/2019StrategyNo
What Never WasWhat 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.

NA

1/21/2019AdventureYes

Dawn of Man Mac artDawn of Man

Strategy
Dawn of ManFrom 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.

74

03/01/2019StrategyNo

Tannenberg Mac artTannenberg

Shooter
TannenbergAfter 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.

69

02/13/2019ShooterNo

Dusk Mac artDUSK

Shooter
DUSKInspired 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!

88

02/07/2019ShooterNo
Divinity: Original Sin 2Divinity: 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!

93

01/31/2019Role-PlayingNo

Sunless Skies Mac artSunless Skies

Role-Playing
Sunless SkiesSunless 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.

86

01/31/2019Role-PlayingNo
Subnautica: Below ZeroAvailable 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.

NA

01/30/2019AdventureNo

Slay the Spire Mac artSlay the Spire

Collectible Card
Slay the SpireSlay 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!

89

01/23/2019Collectible CardNo
Warhammer 40,000: MechanicusIn 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.

79

02/12/2019StrategyNo
Civilization 6: Gathering StormGathering 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.

64

02/14/2019StrategyNo

Parkitect Mac art NEWParkitect

Simulation
ParkitectParkitect brings the classic theme park genre to modern times. And now that RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is no longer available, it arrives just in time.

In Parkitect you'll be in charge of the construction and management of your own theme park: Build your own coasters, design an efficient park that fully immerses your guests and play through the campaign.

83

11/29/2018SimulationNo

Artifact Mac artArtifact

Collectible Card
ArtifactThis new collectible card game is based on the world of DOTA 2 and was designed by Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: The Gathering. Also, it's the first game Valve has released in five years.

Artifact plays a lot like Heartstone (collect cards, build decks, and challenge people online) but the big difference is that Artifact doesn’t let players earn cards. You'll have to pay for them.

77

11/28/2018Collectible CardNo

Equilinox Mac artEquilinox

Simulation
EquilinoxWe have Mac games that allow you to create and manage your own farms, cities and space colonies, but how about a game that lets you nurture an entire ecosystem. That’s what Equilinox provides.

Place plants and animals and manage their life-cycles and behaviors to help them flourish. Complete in-game tasks to help accumulate points that can be used to unlock exotic new plants and animals and help shape paradise.

NA

11/23/2018SimulationNo

MXGP3 Mac art NEWMXGP3

Racing
MXGP3If you’ve been wondering what Virtual Programming has been up to, they were quietly working on MXGP3: The Official Motocross Videogame.

The first motocross games to come to MacOS in years, MXGP3 features overhauled gameplay and graphics thanks to the Unreal Engine 4, all 18 official tracks and all riders and bikes from the 2016 MXGP and MX2 seasons.

NA

11/22/2018RacingNo
Farming Simulator 19This year’s Farming Simulator comes with a complete graphics overhaul. Build and manage your farm in American or European environments with plenty of new faithfully recreated heavy machinery.

Whether you’re tending your crops or livestock, you can do it alone or with up to 15 other farmers in online mode. And of course, it’s not all work. You can now hop on your horse and take a leisurely ride across your land.

72

11/20/2018SimulationNo
Total War: Warhammer 2Total War returns with its signature combination of turn-based empire building and real-time tactical battles pitting massive armies against each other.

And because this is another Warhammer entry, expect to see spellcasters, monsters, and dragons on the battlefields. The campaign picks up after the original Warhammer’s campaign and will take your armies through jungles, deserts, savannahs, and icy mountains.

87

11/20/2018StrategyNo
Football Manager 2019Would you rather play “the beautiful game” or manage it? If the latter, Football Manager 2019 and its 2,500 clubs are for you.

Football Manager 2019 brings you closer to the heart of the beautiful game than ever before. New features and enhanced mechanics enable you to control your team in fresh and authentic ways, creating an emergent way of storytelling.

86

11/2/2018SportsNo

Cuphead Mac artCuphead

Action
CupheadCuphead: Don’t Deal With the Devil, from Studio MDHR, is one of the trippiest combat-based 2D platformers we’ve seen in a long time.

Designed to retain the look and sounds of vintage cartoons, Cuphead will have you clearing out extremely challenging worlds as you seek to pay back your debt to the devil. Expect plenty of boss battles.

88

10/19/2018ActionNo
Return of the Obra DinnIn Return of the Obra Dinn, you play as an insurance investigator dispatched to assess the damage of the Obra Dinn, a merchant ship that was declared lost at sea but resurfaced with damaged sails and no crew.

But of course, there’s also a pretty big mystery to solve here. The most striking thing about this game, though, is how it was painstakingly created in stippled black-and-white graphics like the games we played on our Mac SEs.

88

10/18/2018AdventureNo

New Mac Games: Latest and Upcoming (August 2019 update) 1RimWorld

Simulation
RimWorldRimWorld is a sci-fi colony sim that generates its story as you play, creating scenarios by tossing “random” events at you to overcome.

You even get to pick your “storyteller” (random, relaxing, etc.) as you attempt to manage the relationships of your colonists, explore and utilize the environment, and fend off attacks while launching your own.

93

10/17/2018SimulationNo
GamesNameAboutRelease dateGenreStatus

Frostpunk Mac artFrostpunk

Strategy
FrostpunkFrom 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!

Confirmed

Spring 2019StrategyConfirmed

Beyond Blue Mac artBeyond Blue

Adventure
Beyond BlueCreated 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.

Confirmed

Spring 2019AdventureConfirmed

Overland Mac artOverland

Survival
OverlandFrom the studio behind Canabalt, Overland is a squad-based survival strategy game set in post-apocalyptic North America. You'll have to manage your fuel-supply and weapons and make tough choices to survive. Survive long enough and you'll eventually reach the heart of the cataclysmic event that destroyed civilization.

With a gorgeous art style and top-notch poly graphics, Overland is game no one expected, but now everybody can't wait to play.

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Fall 2019

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Shadow of the Tomb RaiderLara Croft will soon return to the Mac, and she’s ready to become the tomb raider she always had been before the violent reboots began. This time, Lara will need to survive a deadly jungle and all the dangers it presents, but also utilize its resources in order to fight back.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will also present the most terrifying and brutal tombs we’ve seen...provided you’re clever enough to even reach them! With stealth, intelligence and her increasing skill set, can Lara save the world from a Mayan apocalypse?

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Sometime 2019ActionConfirmed
Life is Strange 2Fans of the original Life is Strange will be happy to hear that things haven’t quite normalized. This sequel to the popular and award-winning episodic adventure game from Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix gives us a new story centered around brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz.

The two go on the run after being blamed for the death of a police officer, but as you can tell from the title of the game, there are likely unexplained forces at work here. Their adventure will be spread across five episodes.

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Sometime 2019AdventureConfirmed
Industries of TitanFrom 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.

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Sometime 2019StrategyConfirmed
WarCraft 3: ReforgedNo matter how you weigh in on updates of classic computer games, I think you can agree that WarCraft 3: Reforged is one worth watching. Blizzard claims this will be a “complete reimagining” of their classic real-time strategy game, so expect more than just shiny new graphics.

Plans are to balance the gameplay, refocus the story, and update the world layout and locations, all while providing cross-compatibility with the current version of WarCraft 3 so on one gets left behind.

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Sometime 2019StrategyConfirmed
The UniversimAvailable 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 2019StrategyEarly Access
Crazy JusticeIf 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 2019ShooterEarly Access
PULSAR: Lost ColonyAnother 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 2019AdventureEarly Access
Empires of the UndergrowthAny 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 2019StrategyEarly Access

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Adventure
Stranded DeepA 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 2019AdventureEarly Access
Fortnite: Save The WorldIt’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 2019ShooterEarly Access
Frozen Synapse 2Announced 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.

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Sometime 2019StrategyConfirmed
Cyanide & HappinessBased 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.

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Sometime 2019AdventureConfirmed

Griftlands Mac artGriftlands

Role-Playing
GriftlandsGriftlands 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.

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Sometime 2019Role-PlayingConfirmed
Outer WildsOuter 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.

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Sometime 2019ActionConfirmed
7 Days to Die7 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.
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Sometime 2019ShooterEarly Access
Age of Wonders: PlanetfallIf 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.

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Sometime 2019StrategyConfirmed
In The Valley of GodsFrom 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.

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Sometime 2019AdventureConfirmed
System ShockDeveloped 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.

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Sometime 2020ShooterConfirmed
Phoenix PointIn 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.

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Sometime 2019StrategyConfirmed
Insurgency: SandstormAlthough 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?

Confirmed

2020ShooterConfirmed

Firmament Mac artFirmament

Adventure
FirmamentFrom 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.

Confirmed

2020AdventureConfirmed

Before Mac art NEWBefore

Strategy
BeforeBefore 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.

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To be AnnouncedStrategyConfirmed

Your Turn

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