Hello guys, today I will write a few words about mac gaming and where to get games if there are any. So the main question is: Are there any good games for Mac? Good news is that there are! Finally the developers started to make also ports for Mac OS. To be specific Mac OS X. To avoid confusion let me tell you my configuration of iMac: 27-inch iMac with 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD (normal, just 7200rpm, not the fusion drive or SSD), 3.2GHz i5 processor and 1G GeForce GT 755M. So the basic configuration of 27-inch iMac.
So where to start digging for the Mac OS compatible games? Good source to start is gog.com, which supports lot of Mac OS games, currently 406 games, which will run natively, means that you do not need any windows emulation. There are variety of games starting from the few bucks, mainly older, but the portfolio is getting bigger each week. So you can start with your good old games for the beginning. I have Fallout, Theme Hospital, Alpha Centauri and many more from there.
If you are looking for the newer games, that the good choice might be the Origin from EA. There are 26 base games, 20 DLC, 12 expansion packs and 5 bundles including Sims, Sim City, Dragon Age, Batman: Arkham Asylum or the latest Bioshock.
The next online distribution to check out is battle.net of the Blizzard and get the Starcraft 2. In the time of the writing of this article there are having big technical issues with login, so you might not be so lucky there as I am not able to download anything from there. But this should be solved within few days I think. Also Diablo III is available there. I should not forget the World of Warcraft. So we can say that Blizzard is Mac friendly.
If you do not want to search it by yourself, you can visit this shop: http://www.macgamestore.com/, but I must say I have never shopped there, so feel free to let us comment, so we know if we can approve this store for Mac users. They offer the wide range of the latest games for Mac like Borderlands 2, Hitman, Sid Meyer’s Civilization: Beyond the Earth or Call of Duty. So it seems to be worth the try.
The last, but not the least is the Steam! Don’t miss the Orange box for example, which includes the Half Life 2 together with Episode 1 and 2, Team fortress (which is free) and the Portal. Also the Counter Strike is the mandatory choice. I bought it together for 14 usd some days ago. They have a lot of famous games now available to be played on Mac OS.
In any case the ending of this post and its conclusion is that there are lot of games for Mac OS X and the situation from the few years ago is gone and if you are thinking about buying Mac and you are afraid of no games, you can sleep well as this is not the case. And do not forget that the Mac can be altered to be dual boot, means that you can install Windows onto it (running Intel), so if there is anything not available for you Mac, this is the solution.