Why Mac lovers prefer to spend more for a Mac when a PC almost offers the same stuff for less is multifaceted. Mac users would argue it’s those little Apple idiosyncrasies that are worth the extra spend, even if it comes at the cost of a game or two.
To date, Macs just haven’t been able to hold a candle to the generous list of games available to PC owners. Not that PC developers can rest on their laurels; sure, they may literally be ahead of the game at present, but times are changing.
Apple is making serious attempts to up the ante with faster graphics and hardware capability. But for now, the following is as good as it gets.
So, here are a few of some of the best/most popular Mac game titles to date.
Divinity: Original Sin 2
Role Playing Games (RPG) aren’t to everyone’s taste. But for fans, there is only one genre, and they can’t get enough.
And they’ll already know that Divinity: Original Sin 2 comes from the creators of the amazing Baldur’s Gate 3, in fact, they’ve probably finished both already. So why bother even reviewing it?
Because this is for those who have never played an RPG before. We’re not saying that Divinity: Original Sin 2 is even the best place to start, but if you have a Mac, go figure as they say.
We’ll let the game do the talking when you begin to play. All you need to know is that it looks gorgeous, it works on an iPad as well and you’ve over a hundred hours of gameplay waiting for you.
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Every so often a game comes along that’s either hard to categorise or it’s put a new spin on a new theme. The Medium sort of does both by combining adventure and puzzles with psychological horror in a unique split-game format.
Even though you exist in two interconnected realities and the ghost ‘you’ can do otherworldly things, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s gimmicky. The scares you’ll get playing are real enough (a warning to less sensitive players) with genuinely tricky puzzles along for the ride. Great stuff.
On a considerably lighter note, Portal 2 is on hand to properly showcase some of the best graphics on the list. It’s not just that it looks good, it feels physically authentic and the puzzles are deeply satisfying as well.
You play a robot trying to escape from a research facility but don’t expect the po-faced geekiness that seems to proliferate too much modern Sci-Fi. Portal 2 is hilarious with some of the finest voice acting to ever feature in a game.
Resident Evil Village
What more can be said of one of the most enduring survival horror titles ever. They’re so good that earlier versions of the series are being re-made and eagerly received by legions of fans.
Resident Evil Village is the sequel to the terrifying Resident Evil 7. And while you’ll still require nerves of steel to play, it’s a little lighter (maybe?) even though you’re desperately trying to find your baby daughter.
What’s great about The Village is that the developers haven’t fiddled around with the go-to formula of jump scares, puzzles and bosses. Sure, Capcom has been exploiting the same basic theme now since 1996, but we just can’t get enough!
To finish we thought we’d turn things right down and check out Stardew Valley with its retro, almost ZX Spectrum, vibe and deeply satisfying gameplay. In it, you acquire Pelican Town, left to you by your granddad (it says here) and it’s down to you to do the old man proud.
You’re tasked with looking after the livestock and planting crops while you make a name for yourself in the community: here you can make friends and begin to enjoy your new life away from the city.
But the best part of Stardew Valley is being able to wander off and explore your surroundings. Maybe discover some things you might not be anticipating, adding a delicious air of mystery to proceedings…
But don’t take our word for it, try it out.
Actually, try them all!