Though my MacBook is mostly reserved for serious work, I do indulge with gaming at times to shrug off boredom. Speaking of gameplay, I pick out my bet based on the mood. However, I do have a soft corner for role-playing and FPS games.
If you’ve been closely following our recent game roundups, you’d know that I’ve already made an extensive lineup of the overall best Mac games. And I think that listing out the most popular free games for macOS would be nice as well.
Of course, these games are not completely free and you’ve to spend some dollars to unlock special features. However, you do have the option to get into action without having to break the bank up front and try out most of the things that a game has to offer. And if you think that it’s worth doling out some dollars for more fun, you can choose to go ahead at your own term. Enough talk, let the high-octane action begin!
15 Best Free Games for Mac in 2019
#1. Fortnite: Battle Royale
As of now, “Fortnite” is the hottest game across platforms. What has made this game caught the imagination of the gaming aficionados is the extremely engaging gameplay.
In the battle royale, all the players have to fight for survival. And the one who succeeds in eliminating everyone else becomes the last one standing.
Along the way, players have to collect strong gear and gather all the pivotal sources to stay in the hunt. They also need to build covers to shield themselves from the brutal attack of their rivals. Moreover, it also offers the option to squad up with friends to stay ahead in the deathmatch!
#2. HEROES OF THE STORM
“HEROES OF THE STORM” is very exciting and must for the folks who savor epic battles. In this game, you’ve to don the role of a charismatic savior and battle against the evil forces to restore peace in the world.
At each step, you’ll have to encounter massive challenges as your enemies are not just lashed with deadly weapons but also have mighty power. So, you’ve got to be one step ahead of their nefarious strategy.
What can keep you going for long is your team of strong players. Therefore, don’t forget to join forces and cash-in-on every opportunity to grab all sorts of goodies to empower your might.
#3. Gods of Drifting
“Gods of Drifting” is poised to take you for a long wicked fast racing spree. Remember, this car racing game is slightly different from many of its counterparts. So, it will involve some learning curve initially.
However, once you have got the better of the tricks, overkilling every mission coming your way won’t be too far ahead. Race on 30 world-class tracks and achieve the best time.
Oh yeah, keep your one eye at the leaderboard as you’ve to let everyone know how good you are at handling the hypercars!
#4. Contract Killer 2
Time to embrace the role of a notorious contract killer! Sneak into the territories of your enemies and shoot them out before anyone can even blink the eyes–let alone discovering who killed them.
To perfect long-range assassinations, make the best use of scopes and silencers. To execute melee attacks flawlessly, take advantage of the cover and stealth.
The game offers a lot of unique challenges to test your skill and also keep you engrossed. And yeah, you also earn pretty special titles, badges, and rewards in return.
#5. 2048 Game
Kfirapps’ “2048 Game” is an iconic puzzle game. And you’ve got to give a shot to believe why it’s so intriguing.
As for gaming, it’s quite straightforward as you just have to press the arrow keys in the preferred direction like up/down/left/right to move the tiles. They will merge only when the two tiles of the same number match. So, keep pressing the arrow until you’ve hit the jackpot!
#6. STARCRAFT II
“STARCRAFT II” is a classy strategy game. The best part about it is the amazing intergalactic warfare where you’ve to put your fighting skill on full display.
With the cut-throat multiplayer competition, you will have to plan a killer strategy and execute it perfectly to grab the victory. The game provides a ton of customization options so that you can bolster your arsenal to rule the galaxy.
The collaborative co-op missions are thrilling and I’ve relished every bit of them. Hopefully, you will also love going after them!
#7. World of Tanks Blitz MMO
What happens when the dreading war triggers? Well, it’s nothing but the apocalypse takes center stage.
“World of Tanks” has earned a lot of praise as a robust MMO (massively multiplayer online) game. And looking at more than 300 destructive tanks, I can safely say that it can liven up your penchant for war games.
There are 26 battle arenas where players have to encounter endless obstacles posed by rivals. They can build clan to attack in a pack and also use the in-app chat to coordinate each one of their moves.
#8. Township: Farm & City Building
Have a liking for city building and farming? If yes, you will really enjoy having a go at Township.
Give your best effort to harvest tons of crops and perfectly process them at your fully equipped facilities. Sell your goods and also trade them astutely to earn a lot of money.
Create a huge zoo by collecting animals from around the world. And once your bank is abounded with plenty of dollars, start building an amazing town. And yes, use great landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Big Ben to decorate your town.
Ever wished to have a wonderful aquarium? Fishdom is what you need to have to not only explore the aquatic world but also be friends with the amazing 3D fish.
Fishdom has got a number of match-3 puzzle levels to push your cognitive skill to the sternest test. But don’t worry, you will relish the encounter as the gameplay is fun-loving.
Beyond solving riddles, you will also get a chance to decorate your dear fish and offer them all the care they truly deserve.
I’m a huge fan of Blizzard’s multiplayer card game-“Hearthstone.” What I’ve always admired in this game are the awesome graphics and the fascinating gameplay.
Play your cards smartly to sling game-changing spells. Take control of the heroes of Warcraft to keep your chances of winning the battle afloat. Beware, your enemies might have already planned your downfall and might be waiting for just one bad move to completely throw you out of the game!
Beyond the hard-fought duels, win as many cards as you can. Plus, also craft some unique ones to let everyone know your admirable creativity.
What if I told you that your home is itself a puzzle and you’ve to solve all the conundrums that reside here? Meet Homescapes to take on puzzles in an amusing way.
In this game, there is a person called “Austin” who has an uphill task of decorating the entire house. And you have to help him in swapping and matching pieces so that everything looks in the Apple-pie-order.
Watch how each character goes about their business and also interact with them. Did I mention, there is also a naughty pet to spoil the whole thing.
#12. Top Speed
As car racing is my penchant, “Top Speed” has charmed me no end. The game has got a pretty solid collection of 69 cars. From the stock rides, dragsters to police vehicles, it has got you fully covered.
With plenty of tuning and customization options at the disposal, you can customize your speeding car to look stand out. You get a chance to race in five city districts. Since each one of them is unique, you will never want to take your paddle off the gear.
What’s more, there are also (you guessed it) police chases to test your adrenaline.
#13. Fistful of Frags
Simply put, “Fistful of Frags” is a top-notch first-person shooter for Mac. Set in the American Wild West, this shooting game can become enormously addictive. So, you don’t get completely entangled into the long shooting spree!
One of the highlights of this game is several modes. Therefore, based on your mood you can choose from a single player mode or get into the multiplayer mode.
If you love intense gaming, try your hands in the battle royale mode and the team-based deathmatch. I’ve also found the team elimination and the 1v1 dual modes very impressive.
#14. Life Quest 2 – Metropoville
How about having a look at an adorable life simulation game? “Life Quest 2” is the sort of game that you can play for hours to relax your mind or escape from the ever-downloading workloads during your free time at the office or home.
The rule of playing this game is quite simple. You’ve to lead your life by making smart decisions at the right time and also solving the hurdles that you encounter.
The end result will depend on how you tackle love, betrayal or every little challenge. Therefore, toil hard, fall in love with a nice person and become a famous doctor, athlete or whatever you choose to be.
#15. League of Legends
“League of Legends” is the sort of game that can easily find a permanent slot in your favorite roster. It’s basically a multiplayer online battle arena game where two teams of 5 players have to battle against each other.
Packed in with over 137 champions, you’ve got the luxury to choose the most powerful champs who can win the epic battles for you. As each fighter is unique, has a special ability and designed for a different role, choose it at the right time and use it perfectly to crush the nexus of your opponents.
That’s not all, League of Legends has multiple modes so that boredom never creeps in to spoil your fun-filled gaming.
That’s pretty much it! So, these are the games that are ruling the roost on my Mac.
What’s your pick?
Assuming, my favorite games for macOS have lived up to your taste. I would really appreciate if you could toss up your feedback and the things you’ve found nice in them.
As there is nothing like perfect, feel free to let me know the names of the games that can sneak into the above roundup.
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