Gaming on a MacBook: 6 Video Games You Can Enjoy on It

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The odds of avid gamers picking MacBooks over gaming consoles or custom-built PCs are low or relatively non-existent. It is no secret that Macs have a negative rep regarding video games.

It is understandable given how, throughout history, MacBooks were inferior to their competition in terms of hardware. Some technical issues were also more common on Apple computers.

For instance, the internal fans struggling to keep up with video game demands led to overheating. The explanation for hearing loud noises you would listen to is that it is better to avoid running resource-demanding applications, i.e., video games.

Things have changed since then, however. These days, MacBooks are not that bad regarding their hardware capabilities. Sure, you are better off building a custom PC or going for a console, but gaming on a Mac is possible.

Add the fact that more and more video game developers are serious about optimizing their IPs for multiple platforms, including macOS, and the idea of gaming on MacBooks does not sound too bad.

If you are interested in trying it yourself, you will need some video game suggestions. This article will present you with some great ideas.

Guild Wars 2

Let’s start with a title that might not seem an obvious choice, particularly now when the MMORPG genre is not doing too hot.

Guild Wars 2 recently launched its third expansion, End of Dragons, and the company behind the game, Arenanet, has made leaps and bounds in terms of communication, which made the players quite happy.

The marketing is still lackluster, arguably one of the biggest reasons why not many people are aware of the game.

If you have been looking for an MMO, then GW2 is the go-to option these days. It has no monthly subscription fees, and you do not have to worry about falling behind other players because of your gear. The game is more about skill than an infinite progress system that favors those with the best equipment.

Both PVE and PVP game modes are available. You can also go for World versus World, a mix of both.

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PUBG is arguably the best game among Battle Royale titles. It is another genre that has seen better days, but the days of PUBG are far from being counted. It is still one of the most popular games on Steam, not to mention the mobile version, which is also seeing more play than one would expect.

Battle Royale games can be a bit tricky in the sense that you need to be more than just good to win. Luck is also there, and if something goes wrong your way, you might feel a bit tilted. Nevertheless, the game is still fun, and you should try it, mainly if you have not played Battle Royale before.


Indie games are pretty popular these days. It is excellent for MacBook owners since these IPs do not require many system requirements.

Hades is one of the best video games from recent years, and it should have no problem running on macOS.

You play as an exiled son of the Underworld lord Hades, trying to escape with the help of the Olympians.

Replayability, significant character interactions, a memorable soundtrack, and an exciting character progression system are some things in which the game excels.

Ori and the Blind Forest

Visually pleasing video games are not that common these days. If you are looking for one that fits the description, then Ori and the Blind Forest is the go-to option.

Besides the visually told story, this title also benefits significantly from the soundtrack, which dramatically adds to the overall atmosphere.

Solving puzzles, battling enemies, and progressing through the world is not something unique that the game offers. It is how everything is presented that makes the IP so popular and appreciated.

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Minecraft might be off-putting because of its graphics, but you should not get discouraged by that. It takes a while, but once you get used to it, you will realize why Minecraft is considered one of the most successful video games ever.

Your creativity gets nourished a lot as you are free to build pretty much anything you want. Or, if you want to take a different approach, you can go for speed runs and compete on the leaderboards.


A cartoonish look is deceiving in terms of what Cuphead has to offer. You might think that the game is some joyous adventure when in reality, it is one of the most challenging video games released in recent years.

If your idea of having fun with a video game is overcoming brutal battles and solving challenging puzzles, Cuphead should be the first option on the list of video games to play as a MacBook owner.