The Ultimate List of 50 Free Mac Games

With the recent release of Steam for the Mac, the platform is receiving some great press for becoming a far more usable gaming platform. But what if your Mac isn’t quite powerful enough to run the latest releases? Or maybe you don’t have the money to splash out on the latest blockbuster titles?

Today we’re rounding up over fifty games in a variety of genres, ranging from shooters to strategy. Best of all, they are all completely free. Who said the Mac wasn’t for playing games?

If you liked this be sure to check out our more recent roundups – 35 Hardcore Games for Hardcore Mac Gamers, 100 Mac Apps To Rule Them All, 50+ Free Mac Apps for 2012, as well as our 2012 roundup of 30+ Great Free Games for Your Mac and our 2013 roundup of the best Indie Games for the Mac!

First Person Shooters


Open source
Developer: Alientrap

Nexuiz is an FPS with 13 weapons, 24 official maps and over 240 community created maps, as well as 15 player models. This fast paced 3D FPS will sure make your heart race and your hands shake as you struggle to stay alive in the chaos that surrounds you. Using a heavily modified Quake engine, the graphics and the physics hold up nicely, and they will make you laugh out loud as your opponents fly across the screen and are blasted into a pulp against the wall.


Black Shades

Developer: Wolfire

You are a psychic body guard. Your job is to protect the VIP. In Black Shades you will have to fight your way through hordes of zombies and violent assassins all who just want to kill your client. What the hell did he even do to deserve all this attention? Can’t have been that bad to warrant this much aggression from the undead. You have a variety of guns and grenades at your disposal and you can even slow down time and force push your enemies to briefly put them out of action. The hardcore graphics are sure to put a strain on your machine, so make sure your computer is fast, otherwise you will find yourself lagging under the might of the blocky enemy *wink*.



Open source
Developer: War§ow

Warsow is a fast paced fps with a bit of a twist. It places a great emphasis on the players’ movement, giving you more options than just a simple ‘press space to jump’. With a large repertoire of trick jumps at your disposal, you can dazzle and fool your opponents giving you the upper hand. The cel-shaded graphics are crisp and clear, allowing you to focus on killing people and enhancing the competitive nature of the game.


Alien Arena

Developer: COR Entertainment

Do retro style aliens running around in a fast-paced shooter sound like your thing? Then this is the game for you! Complete with rich, colourful, arcade-like atmospheres, a variety of space age weapons, powerups, a good selection of maps and plenty of game modes. Alien Arena will give you hours of fun as you blast your way to victory.



Open source
Developer: AssaultCube

AssaultCube is a team oriented game with a similar setting to Counter-Strike. While its more realistic than Alien Arena, all the weapons are fictional yet based on modern weapons. Overall AssaultCube does not have much to add to the fps genre but its still a decent game to play with others if you like team games.



Open source
Developer: OpenArena

If you’re a fan of Quake 3 then listen up. OpenArena is a fun, fast-paced shooter with competitive and fair gameplay based on Quake 3. Along with the regular features of your stock standard FPS game, you can modify configuration settings and especially those related to Network connection. Modifying command lines can give players big advantages in the Arena over less configured opponents. Meaning you WIN MORE!


Cube 2:Sauerbraten is an fps that aims to allow map/geometry editing to be done dynamically in-game, to create fun gameplay and an elegant engine. As a result, it plays beautifully and the maps are unique and exciting. A very fun game with retro graphics.


The Wild Wild West… that’s where Smokin’ Guns is set. In this fps there are various game modes where you can take part in bank robberies, classical western shoot-outs or just plain old ‘kill everbody else’ mode. The weapons are historically accurate right down to the rate of fire, reload time and damage. On top of this you can play in maps that are based on movie locations.



Open source
Developer: Dark Legion Development

Tremulous is a fun team-based first-person shooter with real-time strategy elements. The 2 teams, Aliens and Humans, must construct and defend a base, consisting of structures which aid the players in some way. The game will reward teams that achieve a certain amount of kills by allowing the players to purchase ugprades or gain access to new classes. Get into this game if you’re a fan of both the FPS and RTS genre.


Urban Terror

Open source
Developer: Frozen Sand LLC

Urban Terror developed into a realistic FPS. While there are various elements that keep it tied to reality, the players are nonetheless capable of performing impossible jumps and running (slowly) after taking multiple bullets to the leg which would normally shatter any normal human being. So while it’s a bit more realistic than most games, they won’t punish you too much for being riddled with bullets.


World of Padman

Open source
Developer: Padworld Entertainment

World of Padman is a colourful game with unique modes and is good for people of all skill levels. There is a choice of nine unique guns and multiple power-ups at your disposal. World of Padman also comes with a healthy stock of mayhem which will keep you occupied for years.


In Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory the Axis and Allies fight each other in team-based combat. The various classes that you can choose from have different abilites, and each class fills a particular niche in combat to ensure victory. Co-operation is vital amongst team members as some classes need to collaborate with other classes to better fill their role. If you are a crappy team-player then you should probably avoid this, because much raging and flaming will ensue. Most of it will be directed at you. Otherwise its great fun if you like being a part of a team!


Savage 2: A Tortured Soul

Developer: S2 Games

A first-person shooter, real time strategy game and role playing game rolled into one? What more could you ask for? In each game someone is elected to be a commander (Mr. Lazy) who will play the match like an RTS, creating upgrade buildings, and spawn points along with various supportive buildings, while the rest of the players will be on the ground doing all the fighting!



Numpty Physics

Developer: Unknown

Numpty Physics is a neat little game where your success relies on your problem solving skills. You are free to draw lines and create levers and pulleys to complete levels, so there are countless ways of completing the same level. The only thing that will limit you here is your imagination.



Developer: Stéphane Nicolet

Othello or Reversi, whatever you want to call it, is a great board game. For those that don’t know how to play, you just place coloured pieces on a board, one at a time, and try convert their pieces to your colour. Pretty simply concept, but allows for a lot of strategies. I guess it’s similar to chess in that sense.



Open source
Developer: Daniel Heck

This game has only been 100% completed by one person. Do you think you can be second? In order to do so, you must guide a marble (or marbles) using only your mouse through approximately 1000 puzzling levels. No easy task. However, it is very addictive.



Developer: Simon Haertel

A simple yet elegant tetromino game for Mac. If you have never played Tetris… well, who hasn’t? It’s a new skin for an old classic with network play!



Developer: Fiery Ferret

Whoever likes mirrors and lasers should get into this game. Lumen is all about completing puzzles using only lasers, mirrors and gems. Some puzzles look easy at the start, but end up being a real hassle to solve.




Extreme Tux Racer

Open source
Developer: Launch Pad

Who likes penguins? Who likes Linux? Well this game is a downhill racer with the Linux penguin. You like? Well, in ETR you have to guide Tux the penguin down various courses with jumps and turns that will test your skills.


Swarm Racer

Developer: Lexaloffle Games

In Swarm Racer you control a swarm of bees that can change their formation to navigate through a course while collection gems. If you don’t not like bees then you will enjoy these happy little buzzers buzzing around. Buzz Buzz.



Open source
Developer: Joe Venzon

VDrift is still in early development, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play it. It is more centered around drifting than most racers for Mac, as its name suggests. Play it and go have fun driftin’ along the road.



Open source
Developer: Joerg Henrichs

SuperTuxKart is a cart racing game (NO WAY!) with the Linux penguin Tux (YOU’RE JOKING!) and it’s super. You and 3 other friends can play on the same computer if that sort of thing floats your boat or you can play on a network. You might think that cart racing is plain sailing but it isn’t. It’s cart racing. There are also items inside boxes you can use against your foes to make it less like plain sailing and more like cart racing.



Open source
Developer: Bernhard Wymann

TORCS features over 50 cars and over 20 courses to race on. It’s pretty much a stock standard racing simulator that you should try out! When you open it up you’ll be burning as much time as rubber.




Developer: Metanet Software

N is a great game for burning time. You control a stick like ninja who has great skills when it comes to running and jumping. The aim of the game is to simply unlock, and go through the doors located somewhere in the level. However, there are various hazards present that will not make the job so simple. It has highly addictive gameplay, and some frustrating moments. You have been warned…



Developer: Robert Kooima

Neverball is so fun!! The only control is the mouse, which you use to tilt the whole level to guide the ball through hundreds of courses. The level design is amazing and did I mention that it’s really fun? You must download this game!


In this 2D platformer, you guide a dude on a motorbike through hundreds of levels. This game incorporates heavy use of physics and has more depth and skill involved than the 2D graphics would have you believe. Overall, it’s a top-notch game that’s fun, addictive and will really test your skills as you race to finish the levels.



Open source
Developer: Bill Kendrick

Wuuhuuu, more Tux. In this game Tux is pretending to be Mario. It’s similar to Mario but the levels are different and so is the protagonist. While it’s not an original idea, SuperTux is still better than playing SuperNothing if you can’t get a hold of Super Mario.



Cave Story

Developer: Studio Pixel

A critically well-recieved game, which plays like a platformer, except it has RPG elements. Your character is a robot who finds himself in a cavern somehow (what a convenient plot point), and decides to set out on an adventure to rescue a girl, save this race of rabbit creatures and get away from the whole place. There are three different endings in the game, which one you get depends on the secret items you have found. Getting the good ending means you’re a loser because you spent more time trying to find secret items. If you get the bad ending then you’re a pretty cool guy.



Developer: Wolfire

Here’s one for those of you who want an epic adventure. You control an anthropomorphic rabbit trained in Kung Fu, or some form of hand to hand combat. Anyway, in Lugaru you will traverse different landscapes while fighting those who have wronged you. All in all it’s pretty fun jumping off walls and flipping through the air while you deal out copious amounts of death upon your foes.



Developer: Minnesota Zoo, Eduweb

WolfQuest is a wildlife simulation for wolves, where you kill elk, roam the fields of Yellowstone National Park and do general wolf stuff. There are single and multiplayer modes with slightly different gameplay elements. When creating a new wolf, you can alter their stats, coat, undercoat, gender and name. After customising your wolf, you can proceed with your wolf adventure and roam free (kill stuff for free).




Open source
Developer: NetHack Dev Team

Released in 1987, NetHack is a great game that has undergone various updates since then. It has state of the art ASCII graphics like most roguelikes along with solid gameplay and replayability. It also exists as another version called Falcon’s Eye, developed by Jaakko Peltonen.

The only difference between them is that Falcon’s Eye has isometric graphics and mouse control along with a few other features. One thing to note is that NetHack is the most popular roguelike. Old school gaming at its finest.

One more thing to note is that since it is never updated since 2003, Slash’EM is kind of its unofficial replacement, which adds new characters, graphics, monsters, items and spells.

The last thing to note (I promise), is that, those who are looking for an easy roguelike to play, to help them ease into this genre, should play Larn. Only problem is, it is not for Macintosh.



Open source
Developer: Andi Sidwell

Angband is based on the writings of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (yes, thats J.R.R’s full name). However it is more item oriented than the rest of the roguelikes. Once I downloaded this game, I jumped straight into it and promptly died in the village to an old war veteran who I somehow angered.

I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but luckily the game has an in depth manual to help you get started and info on progressing through the dungeons. On top of this, the levels are randomly generated each time you play through so you have 100% replayability.


Linley’s Dungeon Crawl

Open srouce
Developer: Linley Henzell

Linley’s Dungeon Crawl is based on the likes of Net Hack and Rogue. You basically pick your class just like the others, and go through different dungeons.


If you’re looking for a deeper storyline in your roguelike, then you have found the right game. Compared to other roguelikes, ADOM is more complex and quite difficult for beginners. It has a heap of cool features and quests and it combines a lot of elements from other roguelikes such as NetHack and Angband.

The game is really deep, and there are many character classes to choose from. While it wasn’t created with the casual gamer in mind, its a must, for fans of roguelikes!


Where do I start? I have seen many of my friends at college fall to this game. Each one of them laughed at the first casualty of this incredible game who was berated for playing such a thing. Eventually the best of us were destroyed by this insanely deep (I cannot stress this enough) and awesome game.

There are three modes in Dwarf Fortress, the main one being Dwarf Fortress Mode. You choose a starting location to build your settlement which determines the resources and challenges one may encounter on a given map. As your empire expands you will be faced with many new challenges. While the learning curve is very steep, it is well worth it.



Step Mania

Open source
Developer: Chris Danford

StepMania is a fast paced game where your first three fingers is all you will be using. You press the arrow keys in sync with the arrows moving on the screen that correspond to the song currently playing. It has the same gameplay of Dance Dance Revolution. Warning: This game *will* kill your fingers if played to excess, which is pretty likely considering its so fun!



The Battle for Wesnoth

Open source
Developer: David White

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game based on Tolkien’s fictional universe where you have the ability to create a powerful army. There are various races in Wesnoth each with their own strengths and weaknesses, and as a result, the outcome of a match will be decided on how well you exploit the pros and cons of each race. On top of this, leveling your units becomes important as they gain new abilities and become stronger. If you have played on all the maps more times than you have pooped, then you can always create custom maps, units and scenarios for you or your friends to play on. Good times will be had by all.


When given a choice between killing my fellow man or aliens, I will always choose killing my fellow man, unless I’m forced to kill aliens. So when I found out that I control a secret organisation that has to protect planet Earth from aliens, I was all like “Aww man…”. For those that like killing aliens, then play this turn-based game. I will stick to Grand Theft Auto.



Open source
Developer: Freeciv Developers

In Freeciv, your job is to advance your civilisation to the space age starting from the humble beginnings of a tribe. You will need to bring a bag of tactics to beat destroy your opponents and stay on top of them in terms of advancement. Created in 1996, Freeciv is constantly being updated to this day, so you don’t have to worry about balance issues.


Scorched Earth 3D

Open source
Developer: Gavin Camp

Scorched Earth 3D is based on the classic game Scorched Earth, which was released a year after Tank Wars which is essentially the same game. It keeps the physics, weapons and economic system the same as the original, and as a result, it can be considered an accurate remake of the original. For those that want to keep it 2D, there are various other variants of scorched earth, all of which are just as fun. A personal favourite of mine is Pocket Tanks. While it is shareware, the free version is VERY good, with huge collection of 30 weapons available! You can also find a list of these tank games in the Wikipedia article for Scorched Earth. But don’t bother, Pocket Tanks is all you need.


Bos Wars

Open source
Developer: Bos Wars Team

Bos Wars is a hybrid real-time strategy game set in the future where larger control of the map grants more economic bonuses. There are two resources that can be collected and all players have the same buildings with no upgrades. This means that the game is perfectly balanced and allows you to focus more on battle strategy. Bos Wars also has a silly name. While Bos stands for Battle of Survival, the acronym is inexplicably one of the single most annoying things I’ve seen.



Pac the Man X

Developer: Mcsebi

It’s pacman. Duhhh.

They call it a Tron clone in 3D. That’s pretty much all there is to it. You basically control a ‘light cycle’ which creates a barrier behind you everywhere you drive. This barrier stays in place and point of the driving around is to “box” your opponents in or make them crash into your wall in some way. It gets boring quick against the AI, but it’s WAY better played with friends or online. There are also various modes to keep it extra fresh.


Plasma Pong

Developer: Steve Taylor

Playing Plasma Pong was Pretty Phenomenal. It’s like regular pong but you can left-click to shoot jets of plasma to force the ball back towards your opponent or right-click to hold the ball over your paddle and charge up a power shot! Simply moving the paddle causes plasma to flow around the screen which looks kick-ass. The only thing with the game was that it is sometimes difficult to predict the movements of the ball.


Bit Fighter

Developer: Watusimoto

When you want to have a little bit of fun with old vector graphics, open up Bitfighter and start shooting some spaceships. This is a pretty simple game where you control a ship and shoot down your enemies using a few weapons and powerups you have at your command. You cant play against AI so your only option is to go online or go up against your friends.



Mac Bomber

Open source
Developer: Anonymous

Mac Bomber is a variation on Bomberman where every player is a cute little Mac computer. There are various items that either help or hinder you. I’ll just say that one of the ‘bad’ items is some weed (no joking), which makes you run in the opposite direction to the key you’re pressing.



Open source
Developer: Chris Schoeneman

BZFlag has mediocre graphics but it makes up for it in awesome fun-ness (Gameplay > Graphics). You kill enemy tanks using weapons and powerups that are obtained by collecting flags placed around the map. The terrain and weather can change as well, and this will have an impact on the gameplay. Servers in BZFlag have the time of day in game synced to the real time, so your tank fights will occur in the dark if you are playing at night time. C’est formidable!


Vega Strike

Open source
Developer: The Vega Strike Team

Looking for a first-person space trading and combat simulator? Then stop scrolling, this is one right here. This game is for those that are more spatially and trading inclined than the rest of us. This is quite a deep game with many ships and upgrades that are purchasable with ones money gained via a wide array of mission types. A very fun game to get into.



Developer: OpenLieroX dev team

A worms game based on Liero and Worms… OpenLieroX is real-time as opposed to turn-based like Worms so quicker thinking is needed. I guess you could say that quick thinking worms fans would like this.


Plants vs Zombies

Developer: PopCap Games

I was initially sceptical of Plants vs Zombies, but after hearing that my boss plays it like a nutter, I decided to try it. I found it surprisingly engaging, with a simple concept. All you do is plant plants to fight oncoming waves of zombies. You gradually unlock different types of seeds to unleash new botanical horrors upon the enemy. Download this game, and you will be playing it for longer than you planned…. because you’ll have turned into a zombie.

Share Your Own Games

Is there another game you particularly enjoy playing for free on your Mac? Be sure to share it in the comments, and have fun experimenting with some of the above titles!

  • choise

    what about “portal” on steam?

    • David Appleyard

      Good catch, Choise. I suppose that’s an unusual exception!

    • Muj Parkes

      It’s on Steam. No games from Steam are included here.

      • John Du Hart

        What’s wrong with steam, hm?

      • Simon Bingham

        and some people dont have intel based macs, in which case steam is a hopeless cause.

    • Muj Parkes

      And besides, you will have to pay for it in a few days time anyway.

      • Muj Parkes

        Is that a serious question John Du Hart?

    • Ken

      if portal was free it would be here

      • notreallyryann

        Portal is free now actually

    • Gman1255

      Its not free…

      • http://MaDaRah Obaid Abdullah Saeed Abdullah

        its free

      • Ray

        IT IS NOT FREE ANYMORE! I was for a while but not anymore

        • bloom


    • HT

      cuz its not free

      • rider

        Is anything in life really free?

    • steambro56

      it does have portal u have to buy it

  • Adrian

    I think Defcon is nice too: ->

  • Chris Rowe

    Don’t forget “Frets On Fire”.
    FOSS version of Guitar Hero/Rockband

    • Oliver

      Hey thanks forgot the link for that my old computer got stolen.

    • Ken

      I downloaded that game but it didnt work for me, idk why

  • Michael

    This list is definately missing Quake Live!

    • Muj Parkes

      I’m a huge fan of Quake III, and as such, I play Quake Live. It’s played in a browser. So it wasn’t included.

    • Muj Parkes

      Forgot to add “Don’t think I forgot!”

  • That Guy

    You can pretty much replace most of this list with Steam. What a sad list. Thank god steam just came out for Mac :P

    • Muj Parkes

      Haha. Yes thanks to Steam, Mac users are saved from a game drought.

  • Inket

    NumptyPhysics seems fun, thanks !

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  • RJ

    well this is a widget but you can play it online too

    Warning, its addicting

    • Dr Zoovaska

      the link doesnt work

    • Dr Zoovaska

      also the map is copied from uber strike

      • Slowderman

        The game Paradise Paintball evolved into Uberstrike.

  • danzpaiva

    “It’s pacman. Duhhh.”

    Haha. Loved it.

  • Eli

    Not to be a picture-nazi, but “Wolfenstein ET” displays an image of “ET: Quake Wars” which isn’t free at all.

    I wouldn’t really mind if the graphics were similar, but it’s really a difference :)

    • http://MaDaRah MaDaRaH

      I want world of warcraft Gome

  • fidel

    great list – thanks.

    regarding Plants-vs-Zombies
    That’s a commercial game – so non-free ;)

    Best Regards

    • Muj Parkes

      It’ listed as Shareware, there are a couple of shareware games in the list. So while you can play it FREE, you have to pay for the full game.

  • McSpider

    You forgot OoLite.

    BTW. The BZFlag screenshot above is from version 1.10, BZFlag has already reached v2.0.16

    • Myy’q

      Oolite is the modernized Elite (best game of the 80s), completely free and almost infinitely extendable. Great game!

  • Brandon Roach

    Nice collection, Numpty Physics is like Phun.

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    I have to say, after playing the Halo Reach Beta, these games look pretty ghetto. BUT, they are FREE ;-)

  • Skellie

    Hey Muj, just wanted to say – great post! I really liked your descriptions… you definitely made me want to try out a few of the games :)

    • Muj Parkes

      Aw shucks. I try.

  • Don
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  • Andreas Heiberg

    what about teeworlds

  • Roca

    Great post! The only two things missing on the list for me are Steam and Red Alert 3!

  • Colin Deady

    Babylon 5: you missed this one, which is probably worth a review all to its self:

    This is effectively the Babylon 5 computer game that all fans of the film have wanted to play for years. The game includes cut-scenes and music that make one think one is watching an episode of the series, and the in-game physics of piloting a Starfury are perfect. Even flying in hyperspace requires serious concentration to avoid drifting off the beacon.

    This is an incredibly well researched and well executed game and definitely one you should take a look at for a review.

  • Adrian

    Thanks for sharing information. Very cool games.


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    Plants Vs Zombies, aint free… pop cap wants you to buy it for $21USD

    • Muj Parkes

      note, that I have listed pay to play games that have free demos as shareware

    • Jeremie

      Most games charge UK, and US citizens more. Simply because they probably have more money. However a lot of these game companies charge Asian countries much, MUCH less. For instance if you want Plants vs. Zombies, then change your ip to match one from the Philippines. Once you do that you can buy and download the game for like a dollar. Since pirating is a huge issue in all Asian countries they make it cost much less in hopes you pay for it instead of stealing it. Anyways … just an idea.

  • Vietnam software outsourcing

    Wow, great list of MAC games.
    I will try FREE ones first.

    Thanks for collecting these.

  • Cizal

    Nice list :) Love the variation of games you reviewed.


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  • Chauve Camille

    You missed a great one, “Teeworld”, the twist of supersmash bros & worms.
    It’s free on mac & pc, there is different mods, like death match , duel, races and capture the flag, several maps & a really amazing gameplay! easy and catchy.

    here is the official website:

    • Muj Parkes

      I was under the assumption that it was still under development. Im a huge smash bros fan. I should try it out.

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  • t


    playable demo … multiplayer 2d flying mayhem

  • Meemo

    Another game: Warzone 2100

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    • joey

      I tried downloading that and it doesnt work it just crashes every time

  • passatgt

    Another racing game, its amazing:


  • Freeware Gamer

    Great list! Thanks.

  • Matt

    Oh great! Now I’ve got even more reason not to work during the day.
    Thanks for the list, the FPS’s are excellent.

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  • Ben

    Awesome list, after getting my new imac, the only thing I had to play was Starcraft and Diablo II. These should keep me entertained for a while, thanks!

    • Jocuri

      yes it is!

      • jocuri

        great game man!

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  • Jocuri

    its’a great list!

  • Free Mac Games

    Grate collection guys! Free Mac Games are always hard to find.

  • goose

    Uberstirke is one of my favorites

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    • kael

      mine craft isnt free unless you play classic which is very boring

    • Free Mac Games

      Minecraft is an amazing game!

      • MrMegeesh

        Yeah but it’s not free. He was right about Classic being boring, yeah the full version of Minecraft is awesome but the free version is crap.

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  • Dushybushy

    Halo demo. Awesome game – even the demo version

  • GTA 5

    Wooow what a great list!! I already play to Solitaire Greatest Hits and Basketball mania, and I would love to try Medieval Battlefields Lite, it looks pretty good! Thanks for sharing all these great games :)

  • Vince

    ok, look. i have a school mac laptop… it has admin controlls on it so I dont have permition to open the applications bbuuuttttt i CAN open files that are in .jar formats and probably some other unusual formats… if anyone knows of any games that have that format or if you can convert the launcher to that format, please, pleaase email me at [email protected] (copy and paste or copy spelling exactly)

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  • Simbabeat

    FlightGear. The Open Source, extremely realistic Flight Simulator. Hardly a game. But worth a mention.

    • stevo

      awsom computer bro

  • Brandon Rauser

    Nice list. I checked out some of those games. You should add Quake Live and Uberstrike too. They are both free to play and quite fun.

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  • Jocuri

    Great list! Thanks.

  • Pissed Off

    Is it just me or do NONE of these games work on a Mac!!!

    • Guy

      It’s just you, works fine for me. I downloaded like 7 or something and im on a MacBook running leopard with 10.5.8

  • Diane

    Your list of games is great BUT for those of us that are not into that type of games, how about word puzzle games? Mystery solving games, etc.

  • Korpic

    It’s a browser game but is pretty good.

    There is also a downloadable version but I don’t know if it’s for mac…

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  • jafuuu

    Spiral Knights..

    Someone remember Survival Project for Windows?

    Is like a Zelda four Swords…


    *Also free on Steam

  • hibo

    do these games only work if you are online? or can you play offline also?

  • Johan F. Modder

    Q Who remembers the game Welltris and where can I get now for Mac OS 10.6.8

  • Skimpappa

    Secret maryo chronicles!!! Awesome Mario game for Mac and pc for free! With a sweet level editor. Don’t forget to set the resolution to yours for best graphics!

  • ThePaleHorse

    Team Fortress 2 is free to play now on Steam.

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  • InfinityR319

    It seems none of these games are working on my MacBook Pro running Lion ’cause all of these games were in PowerPC format

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    (PLEASE) I wont world of warcraft Game

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  • Jomskylark

    Bitfighter is FANTASTIC.

  • manimac

    Shadow Era is free, you don´t have to buy cards, although it will take much longer time too get a decent deck. There is always the possibility to earn some crystals by taking surveys.

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  • Peter Comber

    Does anyone know if the very old BBC 32 game called Mr. EE is available on the Mac OSX platform?

    Many thanks for any answers


  • GusDeCooL

    I read your title said free, but there is some shareware.

  • Mrmcfuzzy

    Team Fortress two for steam it’s free!!!

    • Ray

      No Steam games are on this list.

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  • Bruno

    Awesome list!!

  • Ronnie

    What happened to atomball? Such a great game. Why was it pulled?

  • derek nevine

    i think RE:alistiar should be inside plus love and order.

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  • voir

    Awesome list, after getting my new imac, the only thing I had to play was Starcraft and Diablo II. These should keep me entertained for a while, thanks!

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  • Peter

    what happened to the RPG’s and MMORPG’s?

  • ha0wnage

    and narbacular drop?? where is the narbacular drop????

  • joe gett

    Thanks !!!!! What a great list. Although i think there are a few games missing which should make it to your list. Must be hard to narrow it down to 50 though. Great effort and thanks again.

  • Macgamescout

    you might check my blog, I have listed about 500 freeware and opensource mac games:

  • drew

    None of these games work on my mac. ive tried like 5 of them and they all say the same thing when i open them that the game has “quit unexpectedly”

    • helper

      sometimes u have to keep the game in the folder it came from

  • Troll

    What about TEAM FORTRESS 2

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  • Skribbblie

    Warzone 2100, anyone?

  • KRC1023

    Numpty Physics RULES!!!!!
    A few Keyboard Shortcuts for numpty physics.

    Restart Level: Command-R

    Delete last object: Escape

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  • Nathan

    you might think savage 2 looks boring but its not its AWESOME!!!

    you fight get souls you can be commander officer and and there are servers that you play on it shows you the name, the ping and how much people are on it and when you log in just before that there’s a selection of things and you can do local tutorial and practice on practice you can choose 5 beasts or humans ( both if you like ) and then you can be anything a hellbourne a human a beast lots of things and you can also fight NPC’s .

    when you select you’re server you choose to be beasts or humans and attack people and when you kill a person you get a soul when you get 20 you have to build an hell-shrine and then once its built you can go to a thing called a control center and you type in what you want to be…

  • ally

    coooool site :)

  • Martin

    Thank you for list, I have found a few funny games here :) once again, thank you!

  • Lucy Locket

    Also good: The Secret Maryo Chronicles.

  • Bennyp

    I can’t believe you don’t have liquidwar on here

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  • Telecharger

    Team Fortress two for steam it’s free!!!

  • Pete

    I used to love urban Terror, but it doesnt seem to work for me anymore…i will click to open it and it just closes..oh well

  • XIII

    Would be sweet to see a 2012 version of this post.

  • Kage

    WOuld be sweet if you actually listed FREE games and not FREE TRAILS! A free trial is not a FREE Game moron!!!

  • PartyMagier

    Would be nice if you marked them more visibly as Single Player only or Multiplayer Online Available
    Great list!

  • james stockton

    all the downloads from Brothersoft are Windows Archive files. Can’t open those an a Mac at least not on mine.

  • cock

    steam is alot better than this crap i tried all theise games they all suck

    • Ray

      Whoa dude, calm down.

  • izabel

    Wtf these games sucki

  • GamerMAN101

    hey what about skyrim,far cry 2 or 3, crysis3, borderlands2, and assassin’s creed 3

  • dissapointed

    Looked for games to help improve memory. This is what I found. Why do so many of the games have to be about shooting and killing. 26 children were just killed how do these games improve intelligence, seems to me all they do is insight violence in a already violent world. Come on can’t the makers of such useful tools come up with something better. Very very sad and disappointed. Guns Kill they are not a game. These games desensitize our children . Yes they may not be for children but they do play them. Is this entertainment. Killing

    • daris

      is anyone going to answer me huh?

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  • Molly Bros

    The BEST game ever on any platform is Limbo.

  • JOKER3300779

    UberStirke HD

  • Conrad

    Cannot believe warzone is not on here

  • SwedishHoNGamer

    The best gammes for mac (my opinion) is :Heroes of Newerth Leuge of Legends and Warhammer online

  • fylyp82

    Actually i came to talk about really old stuff here, the Ambrosia Software’s astonishing Escape Velocity Nova, a space shooter with gameplay elements of both adventure and strategy game. Really a shame that no newer version of this 2000 software was developped since.

  • Darkyo

    update man these are ooooooooold some of them doesnt even work anymore becouse ppc isnt supported anyomore ore something like that

  • Bryan

    You guys should add League of Legends to the list. They’ve had an “unofficial” client available for over a year now at but recently Riot (LoL creators) has released their own mac version. You can get it at (sorry if the links aren’t clickable, I’m not an experienced poster.

    A little bit about the game:
    League of Legends is a MOBA (forgot what it stands for) not unlike DotA and it’s completely free to play and free to download. It’s mainly a 5v5, 3v3, or 1v1 skirmish game that uses real time strategy, teamwork, and a variety of different heroes to destroy the enemy team’s base. They have over 100 heroes and they keep releasing a new one every couple weeks. They have some other gametypes you can play in custom game’s or matchmaking but it’s a really fun and addicting game. Anyways, I hope you all check it out and give it a try, i promise it won’t disappoint. Admittedly, you may get frustrated at first, it is a hard game to get good at but just remember, you’re a noob and it’s okay. So have fun and happy gaming!

  • BrittanyD

    Lumen is NOT free. It’s $10 in the Mac App Store.

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  • Adam

    They look like pretty fun games, just one game I would add:


    It’s an awesome game and you can play it from the website or download it from the apple app store-free ;)

  • Jason

    LOVED wolf quest… got any more like that. (mail me bout it)

  • Bob

    Assault cube is really good i would recommend it

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  • bloom

    huuuuuuh i got step mania and it said there were no step skins so i could not play it i am never coming to mac app storm again so peace also i bought never ball and it showed an circle with a x mark on it huuuuuh again never coming back peace