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5 Best Games to Play on Mac (2022)

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For the select few of us who don’t have the leisure of gaming on a Console or PC, our only option may come in the form of a Mac laptop or desktop computer. The good news is that the amount of games that have opened up their compatibility for Mac has steadily been increasing over time. Now it’s at a point where there are tons of games that you can play for Mac. With so much selection, we wanted to count down the five best games to play on Mac in 2022.

This list is full of new and exciting titles, that you may have not known were compatible with your Mac device. On top of that, they are all optimized so that you aren’t playing games at the frame rate comparable to that of a picture book. We know you want to get the best gaming experience possible and we won’t let your platform hold you back from doing so. With this list of the best games to play on Mac, all you have to worry about is which one to pick first!

 

 

5. Cuphead

Cuphead Launch Trailer

Cuphead is a game that broke headlines with its release back in 2017. The side-scrolling run and gun game received praise for its art style, which is of a retro cartoon style. From start to finish the game is a visual masterpiece that is captivating all the way through. Equally, its narrative is a compelling one as well. You take the role of Cuphead, who falls into debt at the Devil’s casino. To make up for the charges, you have to repossess the souls of other runaway characters who are also in dire debt to the Devil.

At this point, the action comes into full effect. In an appropriate arcade-style, you will have to dip, dive and dodge everything that’s thrown your way. At the same time, you need to be firing back with the many varying attacking patterns you possess yourself. The gameplay can be challenging at times, but it is also very rewarding. There has never been a better time to get into Cuphead, as the DLC, The Delicious Last Course is set to release on June 30.

 

 

4. Divinity: Original Sin II

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Trailer

If you’re looking for a great RPG game, a current popular title is Divinity: Original Sin II. The game is single and multiplayer, with up to four players. The game itself is a reactive world that develops based on your in-game decisions. This is done by being able to interact with a ton of in-game characters through multiple dialogue options. You can take up new quests for them, further dive into a storyline, or even kill them if you please.

There’s a lot to take in here if you’re interested in character customization. There are 14 total classes to choose from, all with their own positives and negatives. Furthermore, how you want to develop your character really is an open book. There are over 100 different skills to craft your character with, from teleportation to even summoning allies to help you in the heat of battle. Whether you’re on your own or with a group of friends, expect to find yourself hooked playing Divinity: Original Sin 2.

 

3. Hades

Hades - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

You’ll be surprised to learn that one of the most critically praised games of 2020 is also playable on Mac. That game is Hades, and it’s developed by Supergiant Games. The company has a solid track record with its Indie titles, so it’s worth checking out their other Mac-compatible games here. However, their most notable one is Hades, and it was many gamers’ favorite game of the year— almost winning the game of the year. Although it didn’t, it was nominated for the title alongside eight other awards. Which saw itself walking away with awards for the Best Indie and Action game of 2022.

So there’s no doubt that Hades isn’t an excellent game, but what’s its mojo? Hades is a roguelike, isometric action game where you play as Zagreus, the son of Hades. Through hack and slash combat, you are trying to escape the Underworld. How you choose to fight is up to you as there are tons of different abilities you can get for Zagreus from other Greek Gods. Furthermore, you can use different fighting abilities, which makes the game’s action combat, endlessly fun.

 

 

2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Trailer

Other than Fortnite, which is also Mac compatible, you won’t find a better FPS title to play on Mac that’s on the same par as CS:GO. The game has been a long-running success since its release in 2012 and is one of the most-watched Esports games in the world. The best part is you get to participate in all the FPS action since the game is cross-play between PC and Mac. What’s more, the game isn’t too difficult to run and should provide an enjoyable performance experience.

On various maps, players face off 5v5, in a best of 30-round series. The whole goal is to win the most rounds by planting or defusing the bomb on one of the bomb sites, whilst taking out the attacking or defending enemy team. The game may be enjoyed in a variety of game modes, including casual and competitive versions, the latter of which has emerged as the top FPS game on the Esports scene. Without a doubt, CS:GO is the number one FPS option for Mac in 2022.

 

1. Minecraft

Official Minecraft Trailer

A game that most likely will never lose its status as the best game to play on Mac, is Minecraft. That dwindles down for two main reasons. One, you have endless possibilities for ways to create, play and explore the game. It may be a single-player or multiplayer survival or creative sandbox. With that, you can basically play any type of game within the realm of Minecraft servers. Minecraft may be a battle royale game, an RPG game, or a collection of mini-games such as death run, obstacle courses, and a variety of other game modes.

Secondly, the game is fully optimized for Mac, so you don’t have to worry about it breaking down your computer’s hardware and overall performance. For this reason, and the endless amount of possibilities the game holds, Minecraft is by far the best game to play on Mac. It’s doubtful that you’ll ever get tired of the game because it constantly has something fresh to offer and you’ll find yourself returning to it time and time again.

 

So, what’s your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there other games you can play on Mac that you feel should be on this list? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.