Latest Mac games
5. Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Price: £15.49 from Steam (fave.co/2jirkji)
Fifteen years after the original game hit Mac, Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition delivers a spruced-up version for modern devices. Ported by the same team behind recent revivals of Baldur’s Gate, and other beloved old-school computer roleplayers, this is another D&d-inspired classic that enjoys new life in 2018. This bundle includes the complete original campaign and both expansions, along with more than 40 hours of additional quests. Steam users seem mixed about the actual impact of the visual upgrades, but new graphics options, higher-resolution UI elements, and improved multiplayer and modding support all seem like strong improvements over the original release.
6. Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle
Price: Free from Steam (fave.co/2i0gzf2)
When you think of the Friday the 13th horror film franchise, what kind of video game adaptation would you imagine? There’s already a popular survival horror game – only on PC, sadly – but Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is something very different: Yes, it’s really a puzzle game. Blue Wizard Digital’s game is actually a reskin of their own popular Slayaway Camp, as you tactically navigate the environments to lead Jason to his prey. It’s simple but strategic. It’s also free-to-play, with 100+ included levels and a few premium episodes up for sale if you finish the free stuff.
7. For The King
Price: £12.39 from Steam (fave.co/2jgbjeh)
For the King blends traditional Japanese roleplaying combat with tabletop design and roguelike elements and serves up a fairly unique concoction. With the titular king slain, you’ll embark on a quest for revenge, whether you choose to adventure on your own or with local or online pals. Across procedurally-generated maps, you’ll battle baddies, make tactical decisions, and further the rather charming-looking quest. Just note that many Steam reviewers say that the game is very difficult.
8. The Adventure Pals
Price: £10.99 from Steam (fave.co/2i29krs)
It can’t help but draw comparisons to Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time thanks to its name, look, and cartoonish weirdness, but The Adventure Pals looks like an entertaining quest all the same. You’ll play as a young boy whose dad is kidnapped on his birthday, sending you off on a grand journey to defeat the evil Mr. B: a man who’s trying to turn old people into hot dogs. Like we said: weird. But that ought to liven up this side-scrolling platform-action affair, which finds you teamed up with Sparkles the Giraffe and Mr. Rock (a pet rock) to overcome the myriad challenges ahead. You can play it cooperatively with a pal, too, in case you could use a hand (and have an extra controller/keyboard).
Price: £15.49 from Steam (fave.co/2hedkej)
In an unfortunate future in which sound is outlawed by a totalitarian regime, will you be brave enough to buck the system and use the power of music to fight back? That’s the far-fetched yet intriguing concept behind Terrorhythm, a music-based brawler that launched into Steam Early Access this month. It’s strongly inspired by PC favourite One Finger Death Punch, as you stand in the centre of the screen and battle waves of aggressive foes that approach from either side. You’ll need to time your attacks to the beat to gain an edge on the enemies, and unlike that aforementioned game, Terrorhythm also lets you upload your own music tracks for oneof-a-kind skirmishes.
10. Dead in Vinland
Price: £15.49 from Steam (fave.co/2jh8hj3)
Like the earlier Dead in Bermuda, CCCP’S Dead in Vinland is a survival game about making the most of a bad situation. This time around, you take command of a Viking family who winds up stranded on a mysterious island that conceals some surprises within its shores. Survival is the name of the game. Part of the experience is concerned with scavenging materials to keep your family safe and healthy, all while enduring hardships and establishing a camp. But part of it is also about battling the island’s strange inhabitants in turnbased skirmishes, with some slick hand-drawn artwork amidst the menu-heavy approach.