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There are all kinds of consoles you can choose to game on and lots of folks just love their Playstation, Xbox, or Switch unit. But for the rest of us, we love gaming on our computers, whether that’s a PC or a Mac. There’s no right or wrong way to game, but platforms like Steam have opened up access to all kinds of new games, complete with amazing graphics and faster load times.
When you think of PC gaming, chances are a Windows operating system comes to mind, and you’re not wrong! But did you know that you can also get games from Steam if you have a MacOS? That’s right, and we’re going to cover the 7 best you need to pick up right now if you game on a Mac.
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“Build a world-class team ready to dominate your rivals in football’s most prestigious competitions. Progress never stops when you’re pursuing footballing greatness.”
Whether you choose to build up a team of world class players from the bottom, or choose to trade and change up the roster to win now, you’ll love how you’re in complete control with this game. There are all kinds of ways you can structure your team in this game to guarantee a win. New upgrades to graphics, ball movement, and lighting ensure that this is the most realistic version yet. You’ll need tactics, mastery of the transfer market, and the coaching skills to turn your players into champions. Take advantage of all of modern football’s approaches to player management and motivation to secure victory on the pitch.
Bonus: This is the most complete edition yet, with the addition of the J1, J2, and J3 Leagues of Japan.
“You're here to slay the princess. Don't believe her lies.”
If you’re in the mood for something a little off the beaten path, consider playing Slay the Princess, which is definitely a different take on the traditional rescue of an imprisoned princess. Can you so easily slay someone who says they’re innocent, and can you trust that your information is correct?
It’s your job to slay this Princess, because if you don’t it will be the end of the world. She’ll do everything in her power to stop you, so do you have what it takes? The fate of your game depends on how you respond to her and the choices you make. There are various loops that the main character will end up in, depending on what they decide to do with the Princess.
Each frame is hand drawn by award-winning graphic novelist Abby Howard, which gives this game its unique format and style.
“Baldur’s Gate 3 is a story-rich, party-based RPG set in the universe of Dungeons & Dragons, where your choices shape a tale of fellowship and betrayal, survival and sacrifice, and the lure of absolute power.”
Baldur’s Gate 3 is a vivid choose your own adventure game that has all kinds of different storylines to follow and side quests to complete. You’ll center your gameplay around trying to rid yourself of a mind flayer parasite, and the choices you make will ensure that either light or dark reigns supreme. With intricate stories you’ve come to expect from this series and other Dungeons and Dragons games, it’s easy to find yourself playing for hours. This game has thousands of positive reviews, and gamers love that this game has a lot of replayability. You’ll never go the exact same way twice!
“You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?”
Whether you’ve ever thought you could make it as a farmer or not, you’ll have the chance to learn how to farm in Stardew Valley. This game follows you as you start out as a greenhorn farmer, and offers all kinds of opportunities to learn new skills in addition to planting crops, such as fishing, mining, combat, and foraging. You’ll also become a member of the community and interact with 30 unique characters you can befriend, and perhaps even marry! You can unlock new skills as you progress in the game and help revive the valley and the town’s infrastructure. You may even use your harvest bounty to become a great cook!
“The only aim in Rust is to survive. Everything wants you to die - the island’s wildlife and other inhabitants, the environment, other survivors. Do whatever it takes to last another night.”
Now in its 9th year and after countless updates, Rust is still one of the most dangerous (and fun) survival games around. At the beginning you find yourself stranded on an island, requiring you to take care of your basic needs, such as food, shelter, and protection if you want to survive another day. There are all kinds of dangerous animals and other factions of survivors roaming around, so you’ll need to build fortifications or team up with others and build a community. Once your basic needs are met, you’ll need to protect your territory and resources from roving raiders.
You can explore the island, use vehicles, gather weapons, and learn how to run an electrical system all to stay alive!
A dark twist on a classic fable, Lies of P is a difficult and interesting game that is full of surprises. Image courtesy of Steam.
“Lies of P is a thrilling soulslike that takes the story of Pinocchio, turns it on its head, and sets it against the darkly elegant backdrop of the Belle Epoque era.”
You’ll love the intricate storytelling and twist on an old favorite in this dark fantasy game. Pinocchio is a puppet that has woken up to his town in chaos, and his creator Geppetto is nowhere to be found. He is different from other puppets because he has the ability to lie, and the choice to lie or tell the truth can lead players to 3 different endings. You’ll have to fight your way through insane humans, mutants, and monsters before you finally get the chance for answers at the castle. Will you be able to rescue Geppetto and return order to your town?
Vanquish your enemies and defeat those that massacred your brotherhood in this Metroidvania game. Image courtesy of Steam.
“Blasphemous is a brutal action-platformer with skilled hack’n slash combat set in the nightmare world of Cvstodia. Explore, upgrade your abilities, and perform savage executions on the hordes of enemies that stand between you and your quest to break eternal damnation.”
As the last member of the Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow, it’s up to you to gather the sacred relics, battle monstrous adversaries, and defeat His Holiness Escribar. You’ll wield the impressive sword known as Mea Culpa forged in guilt, which has the ability to feed on the wielder’s sins. Along the way you’ll meet characters that can offer help, including a pilgrim and an old merchant that allows you to buy relics, health elixirs, and other helpful items to help you keep moving. When you complete your tasks, it’s time to venture into the sacred cathedral and determine your fate.
Whether you’re looking for a cozy game like Stardew Valley, an action game like Blasphemous, or a sports game like Football Manager 2024, Steam has plenty of options for you to play on your Mac system!