Macs have long been an absolute beast for gaming. What stands them in good stead is consistent performance. And as a hardcore gamer, this is exactly what you’d like to have at your disposal to take on the high-octane racing or epic battles. After assembling top-notch free macOS games in a separate roundup, I’m excited to share my collection of the best paid Mac games that are ruling. They boast amazing graphics and provide intriguing gameplay. Moreover, they also work elegantly with game controllers.
If you are a gaming aficionado, my picks would definitely light up your fun time. But even if you are not much into gaming, I bet you’d like to give a try to some of my unique picks. So, it doesn’t matter whether you want to see yourself as a mighty warrior, a sharp-shooter or an ambitious farmer, chances are high that your desire will be able to find an exciting game. Here you go!
1. Disco Elysium
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2. Stardew Valley
“Stardew Valley” is my favorite country-life RPG for Mac. To me, the best part about this game is the interesting gameplay.
As a modern farmer, you’ve to grow tons of crops, raise animals and also craft advanced machines. You get a lot of space to create an amazing farm. And to become the most efficient farmer, you will have to level up in five different areas such as combating, fishing, farming, foraging, and mining.
As you get into the groove, you will also get to learn cooking and making delicious recipes. What’s more, you can unlock new areas to explore and also be able to customize your skills by selecting from a number of professions.
3. Civilization VI
Ever dreamt to rule the world and build a remarkable civilization? If yes, “Civilization VI” is the sort of game that can live up to your taste really well.
As the astute warrior, you are on a mission to expand your empire across the map. Along the way, you’ve to compete against a number of great leaders and win the battle of supremacy. And then you need to build a civilization that will remain intact forever.
Keep in mind, the natural disasters like floods, storms, and volcanoes will completely destroy your progress. So, always be prepared to encounter such challenges with all your might and wisdom.
4. Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rated as one of the best Mac games, “Rise of the Tomb Raider” is a great action-adventure with plenty of twists and turns. As “Lara Croft” has set out on a huge mission to explore the most ancient and remote regions, you need to help her discover the secrets Croft Manor in Blood Ties.
Don the role of a smart archaeologist and conquer every tomb coming your way and defeat your rivals. Overcome the challenges to find the truth behind a mythic terror in Baba Yaga and also thwart a deadly outbreak.
There is an endurance mode where you have to face several hurdles in the Siberian wilderness. Eventually, leave behind an unmatched legend for the rest to follow.
It’s a horror time! In this exciting game, you’ve to encounter dreading challenges to unearth the truth behind the chaos. Keep in mind, it’s never going to be an easy task as dangers always loom large.
Face corrupted humans cleverly, deal with twisted creatures and insane robots bravely. You must figure out a killer strategy to deal with each one of them as one set of tactics won’t take you anywhere.
6. World of Warcraft
If you love epic battles, “World of Warcraft” is undoubtedly your thing. With eye-catching graphics and ever-fascinating gameplay, you will enjoy playing this game.
As one of the heroes of Azeroth, fight against your rivals to win the battle of legacy and might. To stay ahead of everyone else, be sure to recruit new allies and plan a killer strategy to eliminate your enemies.
Play hard to claim all the useful resources to build robust forces and make the most of them take control of the battle. And oh, also indulge in the 20-player cooperative Warfront to capture the most vital strategic location that can eventually prove to be a gamechanger. 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location.
Price: $49.99 (standard edition)
7. BORDERLANDS 2
Consider yourself a great shooter? Take on “BORDERLANDS 2” to discover how good you are at shooting and looting!
This game lets you choose from four different playable classes such as Siren, the Commando, the Gunzerker, and the Assassin. So, depending on your mood or style, you can select the class and get into an endless shooting spree.
Make the most of dual machine guns, dual rocket launcher, and the dual sniper rifles to decimate your enemies. Also, use the shields and grenades to your best advantage to take revenge.
Never take the Hulking, Bullymongs, and the dangerous predatory Stalkers for granted as they might just be waiting for your little mistake to throw you out of the battle.
CUPHEAD is inspired by cartoons of the 1930s and incredibly fun to play. I mean this is exactly what you should try to bust stress. Things like the hand-drawn cel animation, jazz recordings, and watercolor backgrounds make it unique in its own right.
You’ve to deal with the strange world and unravel hidden secrets. Acquire lethal weapons and then plan killer moves to encounter devils. What’s more, you also get a chance to get into the deadly boss battles to display your game-changing moves.
9. Train Valley
So much about shooting and killing? “Train Valley” is a fun-loving railroad managing game for macOS which I’ve liked playing a lot.
In this game, you have a huge task to build railways that can stand the test of time. Figure out the better ways to manage traffic and also ensure how accidents can be avoided.
Agreed, the gameplay is pretty simple and you hardly have to spend any time to master it. However, I bet you will find Train Valley very addictive after just a few rounds of play.
10. DIRT RALLY
Now is the perfect time to give a shot to a fantastic rally game! To get going, choose from 40 high-speed cars and perfectly configure them. Then, showcase how fast you can race at some of the best circuits.
Kickstart a singleplayer race or head into the high-intensity multiplayer races where you gonna have to play astutely and beat out several hurdles. You will love displaying your unmatched speed at Lydden Hill, Holjes and Hell tracks.
The game boasts six huge rallies with as many as 70 stages. So, there is plenty at stake and you’ve got to be wicked fast to win the battle of speed.
That’s pretty much it!
What’s your pick?
So, you’ve finally discovered my hottest picks. Do tell me about the paid macOS games that you have always found adorable. It would also be great if you could suggest some worthy contenders. As you are heading to bash the baddies or win plenty of rewards, I’m going to explore more games to line up for you in the next roundup. So, remain tuned in.
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