Top 5 Paid Games for Mac 2018

Even though there are plenty of brilliant games available on Mac for free, there are some paid games that simply cannot be ignored. Many will claim that this is a pointless endeavor, considering how Windows-based systems offer the best gaming experience, although it is nothing more than a myth. There is no denying the fact that Macs lack powerful GPUs and have rather restrictive hardware specifications, things are much better than they were before.

That being said, if you are tired of the same old free games on Mac, and wish to explore a world like never before, here are the top paid games you must try without fail.

1. Gone Home

Gone Home is one of those games that will leave you scratching your head, wondering what you are supposed to do and where you are to go. It has no enemies nor does it feature elaborate puzzles either. How you play the game and explore will affect the outcome, thus offering a different experience for players through each playthrough.

The game focuses on a college student who returns home after a year from abroad, only to discover nobody is home. As the college student, you will need to explore the family estate for clues to explain where your family actually is and what has transpired during your absence.

You have complete control regarding how you come across each clue, and you will have to piece them together on your own. The unique gameplay style will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end, and that is a fact.

2. Firewatch

The developers behind Firewatch did not want to stick to the same old environments, where areas of conflict or battlefields are the focus of almost all video game settings. Campo Santo was able to provide a unique and fresh new perspective regarding how games can be made without using the same old troupes over and over again.

Firewatch takes places in the Wyoming wilderness during the 80s. You play as the new fire lookout, Henry, who assumes his job will be mundane and pointless. However, things are not as what they seem to appear.

What separates this title from the rest of the ‘walk and talk’ games is that it boasts a gorgeous art style, which perfectly blends bright colors with realistic characters, albeit featuring chunky features. The game can easily be recognized, and its success will surely encourage Campo Santo to continue its approach of thinking outside the box to come up with even better titles in the future.

3. Life is Strange

Sometimes time travelling powers have nothing on friendships, which can in turn destroy entire towns. This is exactly the case with Life is Strange, which focuses on Max Claufield and her relationship with her best friend, Chloe Price. Both individuals have suffered greatly, and are struggling to find their place in the world. With the help of Max’s ability, rewind, the two are able to answer the ‘what if’ questions that tend to plague us on a daily basis.

The game is brought to life by stellar performances by its voice actors, along with its unforgettable soundtrack including licensed music that adds an extra layer of emotion to the simplest of story arcs taking place right before your eyes. The game was released in the form of episodes, which is why it would be a good idea if you would take a breath of fresh air during breaks to digest what has transpired before. Rest assured, this is a game you should not rush.

4. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

It goes without saying no game will frighten you as much as Amnesia: The Dark Descent will. It is considered to be one of the scariest games to have ever been created. Even though you may finish the game, it will be an experience you will not be able to forget.

You as the player will control Daniel, a man who wakes up in a strange castle, without any memories whatsoever. You will have to interact with objects and explore the castle, while you try to overcome the darkness that is after you. The game gets creepier if you manage to play it continuously, which is how it is advised to be played.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent, is lauded for its environments, immersive story and haunting soundtrack. The game is an adventure that you will not want to miss.

5. The Witness

The mastermind behind ‘Braid’, Jonathan Blow, has come up with yet another indie game, and he took his sweet time to ensure the follow up was worth the wait.

The Witness is gorgeous and unique, filled with philosophical questions and puzzles. The game builds and improves on the formula of previous titles like ‘Riven’ and ‘Myst’.

The puzzles do not feel obtuse, and encourages players to rely on tactics learnt previously through trial and error. The Witness requires its players to explore the island and to have a keen eye, but it never forcibly turns up the difficulty to seem difficult or challenging.

The aforementioned titles may cost you a bit, but each of these games will ensure you have a splendid time at home or on the go.

At the same time, it is worth noting that the games being ported over to Mac just come to show how developers and gamers alike are growing accustomed to the idea that Apple’s devices could quite possibly change things in regards to gaming in the near future.

Although nothing can be said for certain at the moment, considering how Apple is not focused on providing a gaming experience, but instead has other goals which have greater weight. But then again, if games begin to be released for the Mac as well other platforms, it will not be long before Apple has a much larger market share, giving its competitors a run for their money, not that it already isn’t.


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Anas Dilshad is a Digital Marketing Expert and works with MacAppers. I love to share everything related to Mac. Feel free to ask any query about Mac at my Twitter Profile @anasdilshad1



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