The 25 best Mac games you can get right now

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (£33)

We previously had Torment: Tides of Numenera on this list, but if you're itching for a new isometric, old-school role-playing game to play, you'll want to set sail for Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

With a healthy dose of classic, Baldur's Gate-style influence within, Pillars of Eternity II finds you off in search of an awakened god who has stolen a chunk of your soul. You'll pursue him across land and sea alike, with this lengthy campaign promising extensive character customization and compelling combat along the way.

Rocket League (£15)

If you've never played Rocket League, it's basically futuristic, gravity-defying football - played in cars. Souped-up, shiny cars roaring around neon-lit arenas. It's bright, brash and thoroughly playable.

Expect multiplayer mayhem, richly rendered cartoon graphics and instantly addictive gameplay. There's a full single-player mode, but it's in the online 8-player games where Rocket League comes into its own.

With a host of items and vehicles to unlock, getting the giant, glowing ball into the giant, glowing goal is never as easy as it seems, with power-ups and physics both working against you and your team.

What's more, with near-infinite car customisations to try, Rocket League's unlikely to leave you bored.

Download Rocket League from Steam

Dirt Rally (£25)

Your Mac might be a pristine, refined beauty of a computer, but it can be used to make a big ol' digital mess in the great Dirt Rally. Codemasters' series has typically delivered its rally racing with an arcade edge in recent years, but Dirt Rally skids back into serious simulation territory.

It's still a total gem though, as it delivers intense, authentic racing action across six huge rallies with 70+ stages, letting you command more than 40 realistic rally cars from across the years. Rally is a bit trickier than the other Dirt games and requires more attention to detail, but there's a lot more reward in pulling off an epic run here.

Download Dirt Rally here from Steam

Grim Fandango Remastered (£11)

Another masterful reworking of a 90s classic, Grim Fandango hits MacOS with new, hi-res textures, dynamic lighting and a live orchestral score, bringing Tim Schafer's sensational styling into the next-gen era. 

Following the story of Manny Calavera, employee of the Department of Death and travel agent to the dead, Fandango's macabre, film noir-feel made it an instant classic, which translates magically to Mac. 

Despite being a commercial failure, Grim Fandango's deep storylines, humour, character interactions and cultural references made it a hit with players and critics alike; now given a suitable remastering for the 21st Century, you'd be remiss to miss some afterlife action.

Download Grim Fandango Remastered from Steam

Hitman (first episode free + IAP)

IO Interactive's stealth assassin series lost a bit of steam over time, but with a new episodic format, the revived Hitman feels totally fresh and is an essential play for action fans.

This is no run-and-gun game, however: Hitman is all about the slow, nuanced process of setting up for and then executing a perfect, calculated, unseen kill. Each episode of the now-complete first season offers up an entirely new sandbox environment full of missions, bonus objectives, and unique opportunities to plot your attack, and the entire package is a devious delight.

Download Hitman: The Complete First Season from Steam

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