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Top Adventure Games For Mac in 2020


Given a choice between PC or Mac, most gamers would choose a PC every time. All in all, they are cheaper, more customizable, more compatible with a wide range of releases. While this may seem like a no-brainer, there is a large grey area of people who enjoy games but don’t own a headset. These folks may have committed to a Mac long ago and are unwilling to change now, even for the sake of the latest Half-Life. 

Given a choice between PC or Mac, most gamers would choose a PC every time. All in all, they are cheaper, more customizable, more compatible with a wide range of releases. While this may seem like a no-brainer, there is a large grey area of people who enjoy games but don’t own a headset. These folks may have committed to a Mac long ago and are unwilling to change now, even for the sake of the latest Half-Life.

Macs are not inferior creatures to PCs; in fact, they’re quite alike. They share much of the same components and hardware but are dressed up differently. This means that in theory they should both be able to handle the same output when it comes to running the latest releases; however this is not the end of the story. While Mac does some things much better than Windows, its slick operating system for one thing, install MacOS Catalina for the latest version, and its powerful suite of creative tools, it doesn’t have a graphics card primarily optimised for gaming.

Here’s a quick rundown:

It would help if you had a fast CPU to play 3D games, but even modern computers need extra power in the form of a graphics card or GPU – Graphics Processing Unit. There are two main types, Intel’s Core i5, and i7 processors. These are built onto the CPU and share the Mac’s memory. Not ideal when trying to play 3D games. A better option is a ‘discrete’ graphics card or separate graphics processor that frees up your Mac’s memory and graphics card to run more demanding games.     

This means that Mac’s gaming landscape doesn’t have to be a land of discontent. And there is a huge array of magical and mythical titles out there for Mac owners to immerse themselves in, given they have the right system requirements.     

Here are a few of our top suggestions: : 

A Story About My Uncle

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A Story About My Uncle is a first-person platforming adventure game about a boy who searches for his lost uncle and ends up in a world he couldn’t imagine existed. Using your uncle’s mysterious inventions, a glove that lets you jump incredibly high and far through beautiful scenery, you will uncover clues to your uncle’s whereabouts, and meet fantastical creatures that along the way.This game can be played on most Macs of reasonable age and doesn’t require a special graphics card.  

System requirements: Mac OSX 10.7 / Macbook Pro 2011 / iMac 2011 / Macbook Air 2012 or later

The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition

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Back by popular demand, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game (originally released in 1990) for original and new audiences. This game requires a discrete graphics card to run correctly.

System requirements: Mac with OS X v10.10, 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD6100 or discrete graphics card with 1GB VRAM

Layers Of Fear

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Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness as you explore a vast and constantly changing Victorian-era mansion. Uncover the visions, fears, and horrors that entwine the painter and finish the masterpiece he has strived for so long to create. This game requires a discrete graphics card with 1GB VRM. 

System requirements: Mac with OS X v10.10, 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD6100 or discrete graphics card with 1GB VRAM

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