Best Free Games To Play On Your Mac

The words “Mac” and “gaming” are not ones that have always sat comfortably side by side. Gamers have an intuitive distrust of the Mac, and it has traditionally been an emotion that’s been reciprocated towards the gaming community from Mac owners. 

The times, however, are a-changing and nobody can ignore the increasing significance of gaming in our day to day lives. Recent media reports have shown that from a business perspective, there is no doubting gaming’s commercial attraction, but likewise from the consumer side, free games, regardless of the platform, are a pastime in which people of all ages and both sexes regularly indulge. 

Still, for those Mac owners, there’s a lingering suspicion that the word “free” can be open to some loose interpretation. Microtransactions have a knack of creeping in just when you are getting immersed in a game, demanding payment in order to proceed to new levels or get those all-important power-ups. Here, we take a look at three popular games of very different types in which free means just that. 

 

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite is the gaming phenomenon that shook the world, so let’s get it out of the way up front. Yes, there are upgrades and skins you can pay for, but the thing about Battle Royale is that you don’t have to. In the free to play version, you have access to everything you need and will not be at any material disadvantage to those who have chosen to spend money. If you love your battle arena games, this is one of the most generous free play options out there.

 

Book of Dead

If there’s a gaming sector that can compete with MOBAs in terms of sheer scale, then it is the online casino sector. Its popularity reflects the changing demographics in the gaming community, and its target market could not be more different. Casino goers know what they like, and despite the vast choice of slot games, and the constant drip of new offerings, there are some games that are perennially popular. The Book of Dead slots game is not dissimilar to Fortnite in as much as even those who have never played it have heard of it. There are no clever gimmicks here, it’s just a good, traditional fruit machine with an Ancient Egyptian theme that gamers and gamblers love. Despite having been around since 2014, its popularity shows no indication of diminishing. 

 

Spelunky

Fashions come and go, but everyone loves a platform game. Back in the old days, we’d have spent a little money without question on Donkey Kong or Sonic the Hedgehog, but these days, there are plenty of platform games that don’t cost a penny. This indy offering from Derek Yu started life on Windows before making the transition to Mac. It has all the right ingredients as you guide your character, known only as the Spelunker, through a maze of underground caverns, collecting treasure and avoiding the bad guys. You only get one life, and if you are defeated, it is back to the beginning you must go. But as levels are randomly generated, each new game has the feeling of a new adventure.

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