20 Best Mac Games with macOS Catalina Support


– [Jon] Hello, this is
Jon filling in for Stewie, here to talk about 20 great games that will work on macOS 10.15, Catalina. Catalina prevents 32-bit apps and games from running, so
if you aren’t sure about what you can play on the latest OS, this video has you covered
with guaranteed 64-bit games. Number 20 is Blizzard games. Blizzard has a longstanding
history with Mac gaming and that doesn’t change to this day. Other than Overwatch,
all their current titles are available on Mac and
now, updated for Catalina. Raid and explore in the vast
lands of World of Warcraft. Shuffle cards in Hearthstone
against other players or amusing solo adventures designed to test your deck building skills. Outwit your opponents in
the fast-paced battlegrounds of StarCraft or fall to their tactics. Slay monsters and hoard loot in Diablo 3 or brawl it out in the five-versus-five Blizzardverse mash-up,
Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard games are available
on the Battle.net app and should be playable
on all Macs back to 2012. Number 19, we have Into the Breach. From the makers of
gamer-favorite, Faster Than Light, comes a new turn-based strategy offering. Control an army of mechs in the future to fend off an alien threat
across corporate nation islands. Each map is a kind of puzzle, letting you perfect your
strategy to minimize the damage to civilians while
keeping your units alive. Discover powerful new weapons and unique pilots to aid your cause. Challenges are randomly generated and if you fail, don’t
worry, you can always go back and try again in a different timeline. Into the Breach is available
on Steam or the Epic Game Store and should be playable
on just about any Mac. Number 18 is XCOM 2. A sequel to the successful reimagining of XCOM was inevitable. Enter XCOM 2, sharper and more in-depth than its predecessor. Earth continues to be under
attack by those pesky aliens and it’s up to your scrappy XCOM commander and crew to fight back. All-new maps, missions, units, and tech make this entry
fresh, but watch out. The aliens have also evolved
into more dangerous threats. Be sure to check out the
expansion for the game, War of the Chosen, which
adds even more depth and replayability, as well as some jaw-dropping aliens to encounter. XCOM 2 is available on
Steam or the Mac App Store and should be playable
on Macs with a one GB or more dedicated graphics card. Number 17, we have
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The cool cats at Feral interactive show up a lot on this list for a reason. They port amazing games to Mac and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is one of the most unique. We rarely see games like
this on our platform and any fans of hack and slash adventure should
have this one in their library. The story behind the
origin of the Ring of Power is truly compelling and the gorgeous landscapes, brutal melee and stealth combat, and groundbreaking nemesis system make for an excellent time. Middle-earth: Shadow
of Mordor is available on Steam or the Mac App Store. It should be playable
on Macs with a two GB or more dedicated graphics card. Number 16 is Afterparty. You’ll never play something
quite like Afterparty. Follow Milo and Lola, two
recently deceased friends who find themselves in Hell. Their goal? Out-drink Satan himself to escape. The bizarre denizens of Hell complicate an otherwise simple-sounding premise, as you must befriend
or trick them by turns. If you aren’t sure what
to say, just take a drink and discover new conversation
options and choices. The trippy visuals and outstanding script and voice acting make
Afterparty a great time. Afterparty is available
on the Epic Game Store and should run on Macs
within the last few years that have a one GB or more graphics card. Number 15, we have Castle Crashers. Castle Crashers may be
an ancient game by now, but the charming 2D graphics
make it feel timeless. Hack and slash your way to victory, as you invade castles across the land. Fight insane bosses,
discover tons of secrets, and go bonkers solo or
with up to four friends. The game has a seemingly endless
supply of weapons, items, and upgrades to find, as well as entirely new characters that
change how you can play. Absurd humor and a bouncy soundtrack keep you playing this
indie smash hit for hours. Castle Crashers is available on Steam and should be playable
on just about any Mac. Number 14 is Stellaris. Fans of grand strategy and space should look no
further than Stellaris. Paradox Interactive
has created an exciting and ever-expanding universe
to get your sci-fi fix. Forge galactic empires,
encounter a multitude of species and unknown planets while
deciding how your race will play. Murderous tyrants, peaceful engineers, choose a race, habitats,
ethics, philosophy, and more to carve out the
path you want in the stars. Wars, alliances, and diplomacy await. Stellaris is available on Steam and should be playable on many Macs with a one GB or better
dedicated graphics card. Number 13, we have Life is Strange 2. The mind-bending episodic
adventure series is back. Life is Strange 2 is set
three years after the events of the first game and features
a new cast of characters. Inhabit Sean and Dean, two young brothers forced to go on the run
after a tragic incident. Fixed location of the
first game is abandoned, as you are taken on a dangerous road trip across America and Mexico. Expect excellent storytelling, colorful characters, difficult choices, and hints of the
supernatural in your journey. Life is Strange 2 is available on Steam and the Mac App Store and should be playable on recent Macs with a two GB or better
dedicated graphics card. Number 12 is Batman: Arkham City. Following up on the success
of Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City truly expands the gameplay of Batman to be open-world. After an exciting opener
in prison as Bruce Wayne, you quickly regain your cape and cowl, ready to strike fear into thugs and villains alike. Arkham City has an
excellent rogues gallery, from Catwoman, The Joker,
Two-Face, Mister Freeze, and more. Use brains and brawn to find
your way through Gotham City, as you experience what it’s like to be the Dark Knight delivering justice. Batman: Arkham City is available on Steam and the Mac App Store, and should be playable
on all Macs back to 2012. Number 11, we have Victor Vran. Victor Vran is an
excellent indie action-RPG that offers an alternative
from mainstream fare, such as the Diablo series. Take control of Victor Vran,
evil slayer extraordinaire, as you kick monster booty
and collect sweet loot. An enormous array of
weapons, outfits, powers, and curses lets you modify
how you want to play and add granular levels of difficulty. Hordes of cunning monsters and unique bosses await you to be challenged alone or with friends. While the story isn’t the best, it helps that Victor is
voiced by Doug Cockle, best known for portraying Geralt of Rivia in the Witcher series. Victor Vran is available on Steam and should be playable
on all Macs back to 2012. Number 10 is Borderlands 2. Sequel to the genre-defining
looter shooter, Borderlands 2 remains a
classic Mac gaming experience. With a massive base campaign and some of the best DLC around,
it’s easy to spend hundreds of hours on the colorful
and insane world of Pandora. Whether you’re leveling new characters, acquiring the never-ending
loot, laughing out loud at the frequent humor, Borderlands
2 never ceases to amuse. Difficulty, rewards, and shenanigans are cranked up with friends. While you can play solo,
you’ll want buddies along, especially for those
late-game raid bosses. Borderlands 2 is available on Steam and the Mac App Store and should be playable
on all Macs back to 2012. Number nine, we have Civilization V. Old but gold, Civilization V remains a fan favorite in the series
despite a newer entry. Lead a civilization from the
dawn of man to the space age. Wage epic wars, seek out diplomatic ties, and encounter some of histories
most celebrated leaders. The turn-based approach lends
itself well to newcomers and veterans alike, as you
can play at your own pace. Don’t forget to check out the DLC, such as Brave New World or Gods and Kings, to expand the core
experience significantly. The game gets even more life
out of player-created maps and scenarios if you want
to check out something new. Civilization V is available
on Steam and the Mac App Store and should be playable
on all Macs back to 2012. Number eight is Asphalt 9. Asphalt 9 comes in hot by
way of Project Catalyst, Apple’s new technology
that lets developers easily port their iOS apps to Mac. This game aims to provide a high-quality arcade racing experience. Zoom around in over 80
gravity-defying maps while collecting over 60 different cars. Feel the need for speed
across single-player and multiplayer careers and events. Asphalt 9 is available
on the Mac App Store and should be playable
on all Macs back to 2012. Number seven, we have The Pedestrian. The Pedestrian is an ingenious
new puzzle-platformer game from indie devs, Skookum Arts. The game is as adventurous as the creator’s name might imply. You must help a stick figure
pedestrian cross a wide variety of environments by rearranging or reconnecting public signs and devices. Stunning graphics and tough challenges will keep brainiac gamers
engaged in this one. The Pedestrian is available on Steam and should be playable on recent Macs with a two GB or more
dedicated graphics card. Number six is Dying Light. Dying Light is a first-person action game set in a fictional Middle
Eastern zombie apocalypse. Play solo or in coop mode as you parkour and fight your way through monsters and men in sprawling
cities and countrysides. Upgrade your character and
weapons, scavenge by day, and survive by deadly night, while attempting to discover
a cure for the outbreak. Spectacular visuals, smooth gameplay, and adrenaline-pumping
action make this game impossible to miss if
your computer can run it. Dying Light is available to buy on Steam and you’ll need a recent
Mac with two GB or more dedicated graphics card memory to run it. Number five, we have The
Sims 2: Super Collection. Aspyr has brought The Sims 2 up to date with the Super Collection,
which optimizes the game for modern hardware and resolutions. Live your ultimate Sims dream
with many expansion packs; more houses, neighborhoods, and life scenarios in
which to guide your Sims to success, failure, or neglect. The Sims 2: Super Collection is available on the Mac App Store and should be playable
on all Macs back to 2012. Number four is Total War: Shogun 2. There have been a ton of Total War games available on Mac over
the years, but Shogun 2 has always had a special
place in my heart. The shogunate management structure, the gorgeous Japanese style interface, and katana-filled battles
are a joy to the eyes. It also introduced new
features to Total War, such as multi-stage sieges and RPG skills for generals and agents. Total War: Shogun 2 is available on Steam and the Mac App Store and should be playable
on all Macs back to 2012. Number three, we have Crusader Kings II. If you ever wondered what
it’s like to be a feudal lord in the Dark Ages, Crusader
Kings II has you covered. Enact laws, appoint vassals, interact with nobles, fill your coffers, and try not to get stabbed in
the back by those schemers. If peace is getting to
you, take up the cross and fight heathens, heretics, and Moors. Defend against the Mongol hordes and bring glory to your dynasty. Best of all, Crusader
Kings II is free to play, so you can try out the game worry-free. If you enjoy it, check out
the library-sized offering of DLC Paradox has accrued over the years. Crusader Kings II is available on Steam and should be playable
on most Macs out there. Number two is The Elder Scrolls Online. Skyrim with multiplayer
is too simple to describe The Elder Scrolls Online, an MMO set in the popular
Elder Scrolls universe. An expansive and colorful
world awaits you in Tamriel, as you battle, steal, explore, and trade. The open-ended system lets you look and play however you enjoy. Hundreds of quests, dungeons, and secrets lie in wait to discover solo or with friends in this online RPG. Entirely voice-acted NPCs and an active player base make this MMO attractive now and in the future. This was also the first game on macOS to use the Vulkan graphics API. The Elder Scrolls Online
is available on Steam and should be playable on
recent Macs with a one GB or more dedicated graphics card. Number one, we have Tomb Raider. The whole new Tomb Raider
trilogy is available on Catalina. Still, I wanted to highlight
the first Tomb Raider, the original reboot that
revitalized the series and brought Lara Croft into the modern era in a spectacular fashion. While the newer games
have added various systems and expanded the world, I think Lara’s origin story
is the most compelling. Seeing her go from naive explorer to hardened adventure is
a spectacular experience. The mysterious island Lara is trapped on is full of organic
puzzles, exploration, survival, and exciting combat. Tomb Raider is available on
Steam and the Mac App Store and should be playable
on Macs back to 2012. Many older Mac games will not be playable on Catalina, now or in the future. However, there is still
a large selection of old and new titles to keep you entertained. Expect more games to be
updated by various developers to 64-bit compliance over time alongside brand-new Mac gaming releases. If you enjoyed this video,
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20 comments

  • MrMacRight

    Thanks Jon, from MacGameCast for assisting with this video! 🙂

    Reply
  • Conor

    What’s up man I love your videos

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  • LongLiveSkinny 23

    Nice 👍🏼

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  • Conor

    Keep up the good work

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  • Taner

    But wait, only the basic version of Elder Scrolls Online supports 64 Bit. All recent DLC‘s like Elsweyr or Greymoor do not officially support Catalina (at least Steam says so, which is weird).

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  • Goldcalf

    Rip 32 bit apps

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  • Lenny Face

    I want to upgrade to Catalina for asphalt 9

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  • Que T

    Where’s my Stewie…..🥺🥺🥺

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  • The PJ Guy28 Is back

    Thanks for request! I wish Garry’s mod for macOS in the future gets 64 bit update

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  • C Otter

    Thanks. We need a pro-Mac community.

    Reply
  • Shakt Donikar

    Hi u make amazing videos,truly love ur work❤🙌🏻
    My mac is not updating from macos mojave to macos catalina plzz can u help in this😐

    Reply
  • Kostas Themelis

    Jon is ok but I was looking for my favorite voice / accent. Is everything OK dude?

    Reply
  • Sam Poole

    Tales of a MrMacRight Existence

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  • Taner

    Dude, i can't find Dying Light on Steam for Mac, you sure it's still available?

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  • Fernando Álvares

    Pillars of Eternity 2 is a great one, gave me 100+ hours of gameplay and is highly replayable if you like to try different builds.

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  • MASON ROBERTS 2010

    Great video as always and Jon did a great job, hope he features in more videos, just a quick question, why wasn't Borderlands 3 on the list?

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  • ncheung4 ncheung4

    YESSS I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR A VID LIKE THIS FOR QUITE SOME TIME(going through Mac games on steam just to see that they don't run on Catalina has been annoying). Great Vid.

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  • ncheung4 ncheung4

    Also, seeing as how there are 2 MMOs on Mac, and being kind of a MMO junkie on Mac, I just would like to add that Guild Wars 2, final fantasy xiv, and EVE online also work on Catalina. There's more, but these are like the big 5 on Mac imo

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  • Extirpo

    Thx my man 👍

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  • Thanh Bảo Trí Trần

    Is diablo 2 updated to 64 bits?

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