A decade ago, Mac was never a choice for someone who would like to mix work with computer games. However, as time passed by, gaming has been introduced for the convenience of the Mac users. Today, Thanks to Mac App Store and game providers such as steam, Gaming on a Mas is continually becoming better and better with time. With all the games available for Mac, still, finding the best one still remains a chore than it should be. One of the corner stones of gaming is the RPG type or the Role Playing Games. In this type of game, players get to play one character and try to finish the whole game with it, although some RPG’s offer multiple character or different characters, still a player gets to act out one persona in the game. If you are a Mac user and is search of the best Mac RPG games you can enjoy on your vacant times, here is a top 10 list for you.
10. Dungeons of Dredmor
One title strong on the comedic value is the Dungeons of Dredmor. The game has an indie rouge-like gameplay that sets your journey against a dungeon full of unspeakable terror and danger. Rather than the usual RPG game that gets all teary eyed when you die, this game takes pleasure in the sight of you in pain and in your death, offering countless humorous encounters that always end with ferocious swiftness. Like all the other rouge-like RPG games, the Dungeons of Dredmor is not a very easy game that you can finish in one sitting, unless you plan to sit the whole week that is. The difficulty of the game is part of the genre on which it belongs. There is so much to learn in order to progress in your quest and seemingly unfair combat is always titled against you. If you are the hot-headed and the type who easily gives-up, this game is not for you, but for those who like a challenge, this game is truly a must have.
9. Eschalon: Book I & II
Eschalon is one of those considered the old-school RPG type. Unlike all other RPG’s, Eschalon doesn’t try to update its genre to catch-up to the modern standard RPG. Instead, the game offers a straight production of old-school RPG. This means that, like all old-school RPG, if you ever played one, there are a lot of character options, epic storyline and insurmountable number of quests to complete. Because the game is an indie labor of love, you can expect that the graphics is not that great compared to all other modern RPG games produced by huge gaming companies. What this game lacks in production makes up with it in its charm. A lot of attention has been given to the details including the items, day and night cycle and the nasty dungeons and critters that is important for a great gameplay.
This RPG game is an indie-cross platform role playing game that takes a look at the genre in an irreverent way. The main character of the game, Deathspank, is one of your typical brawny action heroes with a hefty dose of life’s irony. If you are a hardcore RPG player, don’t expect much in the way of the character development or the storyline, but do expect more on its witty dialogue. The game is typically fun as an RPG game and is solidly executed and laid with colorful graphics.
7. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
The Lego game series have taken the world of gaming by storm and for a good reason. They are pure family-oriented and friendly game fun and feature that give a distinctive old-school yet modern feel. Although some would argue that this is more of an adventure game than RPG, but to be honest, there’s not that much good RPG game out there for Mac to exclude this one on the list of best RPG game compatible for Mac.
This game is one of those that almost instantly became a legacy and has set the bars for all other RPG games. The game is set in the underwater world of Rapture. The storyline follows the events of the life of a soldier as he sets out to discover the world below. Bioshock blends RPG, horror elements and shooter game into one excellently made game. The development of plasmid game system will really let its players try and figure out on how to best arm themselves from the threats that awaits them.
This RPG game is arguably the best action packed-RPG that doesn’t have any “Diablo” word in its title. In fact, it is even considered as a much purer distillation of the game concept than of the Blizzard’s titan. The story is much the same as Diablo where there is a pretty nasty bad guy that players must defeat in order to stop an apocalyptic event from unfolding. Now how about the gameplay? Freakishly awesome! It’s not just the awesome attack powers and the actions packed combat that makes this RPG game a blast to play, but also the excellent hero customization and the wide variety of villains players have to face and vanquish. While the game seems to start off easy, the game can become challenging as it progresses along to the end.
4. Neverwinter Nights 2
This RPG is one of the least critically acclaimed game series that have ever been produced by Bioware. But any so-and-so game from Bioware is actually better that most games out there, so the Neverwinter Nights 2 is definitely worth the look. The game play of Neverwinter Nights 2 is best described as a computerized dungeons-and-dragons type, where the D&D rule is utilized, however, unlike many other games, this RPG game lacks the strategic feel. Instead, it leans more towards action-RPG , although you still have to form a party and pay much attention to the abilities of every NPC that can benefit your team.
3. Dragon Age: Origins
The Dragon Age Origins is essentially one of the best old-school RPG types built with modern production values and graphics. The combat system replicates excellent pause-based conflicts found in other games from old Infinity Engine RPG games like the Icewind Dale and Baldur’s Gate. For players who enjoy deep, cerebral encounters, they will surely find this game an excellent break from the fast paced action-RPG. This game is from Bioware, so players can expect that the storyline is one of the game’s strong points. The story is not all that unique but the details are very string. The NPC’s that can join you along the way are also awesome and every village and places you have to visit as part of the story have their own unique character.
2. The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut
This RPG game seemed to pop-out of nowhere when it was first released in 2007. The developer of the game was not famously known and the whole franchise was new. Despite the odds, The Witcher went on to win quite a number of RPG of the year awards. The secret of the game’s success was the combination of the challenging combat, strong main character and the moral choices that truly have a huge impact on the story. This great game truly deserves the attention it gets.
1. World Of WarCraft
Perhaps, no hard-core and soft RPG players left that have not heard about this game and the fact that it runs on Mac. However, there a lot of players who haven’t considered trying this game yet. Well, if you haven’t, then you should. The vast popularity of the game is not without a reason and it’s so much easier to jump into now than it was before thanks to the brief free trial. While this game is no longer the leader in some areas, the vast volume of content is simply astounding and the simple yet very entertaining graphics aren’t too harsh on the capacity of the MacBook. Any player can start playing this game after purchasing the Battle Chest, which includes the first expansion for a fair price.