The 10 best games we want to be released for Mac

The Mac is going from strength to strength as a platform, and video game developers are starting to wake up to the power of the Mac App Store. Here are the ten best PC and console games that we can’t wait to see on the App Store.

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  • 1 Skyrim Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • 2 GTA5 Grand Theft Auto 5
  • 3 The Division The Division
  • 4 Wildstar ncsoft Wildstar
  • 5 Transistor Transistor
  • 6 Titanfall Titanfall
  • 7 Metal Gear Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • 8 Dark Souls 2 Dark Souls II
  • 9 Distant Worlds Large Distant Worlds
  • 10 South Park Stick of Truth Mac South Park: Stick of Truth
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Mac

This world-class RPG (role-playing game) puts you in a first-person view as you explore the massive world of Skyrim. You can do everything from slay dragons, go on quests, join guilds or just craft away building armour and jewellery; learn magic and swordcraft (or just how to cook). It’s a whole world that we just want to explore on the Mac. There is no news from Bethesda about a Mac port. You can make do with The Elder Scrolls Online in the meantime or install Parallels Desktop 8 to play PC games.

For the best Mac games currently available, take a look at our roundup: The 47 best Mac games.

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Next Prev 1 Skyrim

This world-class RPG (role-playing game) puts you in a first-person view as you explore the massive world of Skyrim. You can do everything from slay dragons, go on quests, join guilds or just craft away building armour and jewellery; learn magic and swordcraft (or just how to cook). It’s a whole world that we just want to explore on the Mac. There is no news from Bethesda about a Mac port. You can make do with The Elder Scrolls Online in the meantime or install Parallels Desktop 8 to play PC games.

For the best Mac games currently available, take a look at our roundup: The 47 best Mac games.

 

Grand Theft Auto V for Mac

GTA 5 for Mac is something of a no-brainer. The world’s best-selling video game should be on the world’s most exciting computer platform. Grand Theft Auto 5 is a technically demanding game, but we see no reason why it can’t run on a MacBook Pro, iMac and could look incredible on the new Mac Pro. Grand Theft Auto 4 has not yet made it to the Mac App Store yet, so we could be in for quite a wait.

See: GTA 5 for Mac release date rumours: Will Grand Theft Auto 5 ever make it to the App Store

 

Tom Clancy’s The Division for Mac

The Division is a hugely ambitious multiplayer shooter from Ubisoft. It is set in a disease ravaged world, with hyper-realistic graphics. PC people are still waiting for this so we might not see The Division on the Mac until at least 2015.

 

Wildstar for Mac

Wildstar is a MMO (massively multiplayer online) game that’s a huge fan favourite. It’s not hugely original (Wilstar is a bit like World Of Warcraft) but it looks fantastic and just does everything right: combat, adventures, crafting – all the classic adventure elements.

See: The 47 best Mac games: Brilliant RPGs, shooting games

 

Transistor for Mac

This great RPG is short (clocking in at around six hours) but has gorgeous visuals and a haunting soundtrack. The developers say a Mac version is in the pipeline.

 

Titanfall for Mac

This huge game was the key launch title for the Microsoft Xbox One console. Jump in and out of giant robots in a huge battlefield. It may be coming to the Mac, say Respawn (the game’s developers). Respawn is apparantly in talks with Aspyr about a Mac conversion.

 

 

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for Mac

It lacks the super stealthy action that most gamers expect from Metal Gear, but this lightning fast combat game would look fantastic on a Mac.

 

Dark Souls II for Mac

Dark Souls is a love-it-or-hate-it affair. It is a third-person combat fighting game with heavy RPG elements and is mercilessly tough. Some people seem to become utterly devoted to Dark Souls, and we see no reason why they shouldn't do so on a Mac.

 

Distant Worlds: Universe for Mac

This complex and challenging space strategy game war a huge hit on the PC and we think its blend of micromanagement and grand head-scratching would work just as well on a Mac.

 

South Park: Stick of Truth for Mac

South Park fans are overjoyed with this game, which finally seems to capture the spirit of the show faithfully on a computer. It’s a massive live-action role playing game with fantastic animation that looks just like the cartoon.

You can also use Game Centre on the Mac. Read more here: How to use Game Centre on the Mac, tips

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