The 15 best Mac games you can get right now

Quit GarageBand and close down iMovie: here's how to get your gaming fix from a Mac

Macs have never had the best reputation for gaming.

Whether because Apple preferred to market them as creative computing powerhouses or because their alumnium shells could cook eggs after a heavy graphics session, the lowly Mac spent much of its youth in the gaming outhouse suffering with years-behind releases and sub-par ports.

Mercifully for Mac owners, things have changed. 

Sure, the mega-releases still hit mainstream platforms some way before Apple's (if ever) and only one of our Top 10 games is available for Mac, but there is a growing and substantial crop of computing capers which you can beam to your Mac through the App Store and Steam - which can more than hold a candle to PC alternatives.

Few are unique to Mac, but a number are redesigned, remastered and retuned for the OS X interface, with slicker moves and better integration - so there's absolutely no excuse not to spend your weekend putting all of our recommendations to the test.

Here are 15 of the best games you can grab right now.


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