Free Online Games for Mac

Online games have become tremendously addictive and today, are enjoyed by one and all. Presented below is a list of some of the most popular free online games for mac.

The latest Mac computers offer a major advantage in the fact that they are also compatible with other operating systems such as the Linux, Windows XP, Windows Vista, etc. Therefore, it is now possible for a Mac user to run all those Windows or Linux-based games and software applications which, until now, were limited only to their targeted operating systems. From a Mac user’s perspective, this comes across as a significant development since it helps increase the all-round usage value of the computer and in the process, bridges the gap between the Mac systems and other personal desktop computers.

Users will be particularly delighted at the wide choice presented by free online mac games that have hit the market in recent years. Many of these games have attained wide amount of publicity and have therefore, developed a strong fan base among the masses. There is a large pool of online games that are available for Mac users; names of some of these games are presented below:

puzzle and strategy games
card games
casino games
racing games
arcade games
sports-related games
action games
traditional board games
mystery ‘n’ adventure games

The best thing about these downloadable online games is that they cater to a global audience that cuts across different groups and diverse backgrounds. Names of some of the best free online games for Mac users can be found, listed (placed in different categories) in the paragraphs below.

Best Free Online Games for Macintosh Users

These games are classified and placed in different categories such as casino games, adventure game, traditional board games, the all-time classics, etc. Let us begin with information on adventure games.

Adventure Games: Packed with drama, mystery and suspense, the adventure games have a huge fan following the world over. Crime scenes, murder trails, treasure hunts, eye-patched pirates… adventure games have it all! Listed below are some of the popular adventure games for Mac users:

Jewel Quest Mysteries
Island of Hope
Mysteryville
Hidden Relics
Mystery in London
Hidden Secrets: The Nightmare
The Nightshift Code
Supercow
Neptune’s Secret
The Count of Monte Cristo

Casino Games: Another hit with the older generation, online casino games come in many different types, thereby providing the casino enthusiasts with plenty of options to choose from. Names of popular casino games are given below:

Online Poker
Blackjack
Online Bingo
Video Poker
Slots
Roulette

The Big Guns: Saving the best for last, here are some of the big guns of the online gaming industry which can get you addicted in no time at all:

Age of Empires
Quake
Unreal Tournament
Warcraft
Need for Speed
Harry Potter
Star Wars
Call of Duty
Tiger Woods PGA Tournament

 

Top PS4 Games

Sony’s PlayStation range of gaming consoles has always been one of the, if not the top-selling gaming consoles in the market. It had an inventive range of games that drew in countless loyal fans.

While the PS4 was the latest in that line of excellent consoles, it suffered from a lack of exclusive games. However, 2014 is looking like the year when that changes.

Top Games

Blacklight: Retribution

One of the free-to-play games with the PS4, Blacklight: Retribution is a first-person shooter (FPS) game that can credibly take on some FPS games that have to be bought separately. Its customizable gameplay and quick shooting action are the USPs. Fans of the shooting genre can also enjoy the slightly predictable but classic elements of the genre in multiplayer games as well.

Killzone: Shadow Fall

One of the rare games that are currently exclusive to PS4, this offering from Guerrilla Games is worth every penny. Apart from the ingenious battle scenarios and set-piece moments, the mind-blowing graphics steal the show. With its brilliantly violent action sequences, stunning graphics, and stellar voice work, this is a game befitting of the new-age gaming consoles such as the PS4. Its multiplayer action scenarios are particularly praiseworthy, with the customizable warzones standing out, but its solo player is criticized for being too easy and lacking in action. For the boring downtime in solo campaigns, though, the amazing graphics will be worth the time spent exploring the region.

Need for Speed: Rivals

The NFS (nobody apart from advertisers actually calls it ‘Need for Speed’) series of racing games has been formative for a whole generation, including yours truly. There are other games that are perhaps more authentic than NFS, but for sheer racing fun there’s no rival, at least until DriveClub is released. Rivals is the latest in the long line, and promises to carry on the tradition of getting children addicted to cars. With the same elements of cops and similar technological upgrades as NFS: Hot Pursuit, it would be fair to say that Rivals is just Hot Pursuit in a much, much better-looking world.

FIFA 14

Staying off the overworked FPS genre, this stunning soccer game is one of the best products in the EA Sports stable. FIFA 14 runs on the new Ignite engine, which gives even more realistic and intuitive depictions of real actions. The players’ actions are now much more dependent on their skill set than previous editions, which can be blissful if you are playing as a bigwig, but very annoying if you are used to being able to play brilliant football with lower-league clubs. Apart from the enhanced graphics, the game offers much more in-depth control to a manager, improving the ‘Career Mode’ experience by a great degree.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Love it or hate it, you just can’t ignore the stupendously popular Call of Duty series of FPS games by Activision. Ghosts, which is, incredibly, the 10th game in the series, is probably the big-name launch in the console FPS game market, and will probably rule the roost for months to come. While criticized for not being innovative enough with the basic script of FPS games, Ghosts offers scenarios that are a welcome departure from the typical field battle, such as swimming with sharks or being in a zero-gravity environment, and a campaign called ‘Extinction’, featuring hordes of violent aliens. The only other title that could seriously upstage the dominance of this title follows…

Battlefield 4

While the supreme graphics and tactically challenging gameplay is what makes this game popular for the solo user, it is also the most likely to break Call of Duty’s stranglehold on online multiplayer communities. It can host up to 64 players in multiplayer mode (whoa, I know!) and the new-gen graphics are extremely satisfying on the PS4.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

One of the primary appeals of a game is to enable gamers do things that they couldn’t otherwise. And when a game allows you to become a super-secret assassin who can do just about everything that can be done with a sword and is better at concealment than Batman, it’s no wonder that it has become the gaming revolution that it has. Oh, and he also scales walls and is a parkour expert! This latest Assassin’s Creed features pirates and everything else that comes with it―the only thing the game was lacking. While the gameplay remains the same, the marine environment is a mind-boggling addition, and the ability to board vessels will never get old!

NBA 2K14

Arguably the best NBA game out there right now, the latest game in this series features pedantic (sometimes ridiculous) attention to detail, such as occasional sweating from the players. It is also much more tactically astute than previous versions, allowing you to execute much smarter moves than before. Enjoy the graphics while they are not making you chuckle, and this is one hell of a game.

NBA Live 14

The strongest contender to 2K14’s crown as the best NBA game in the market, this EA Sports presentation boasts the new Ignite engine that makes FIFA 14 the gaming legend it has become. Like FIFA, its basketball cousin has also benefited from Ignite’s stunning motion capture technology, providing extremely lifelike graphics. Declared closed in 2012, this series has been re-ignited this year by EA, and this time, it looks like it’s here to stay.

DriveClub

As mentioned before, NFS has a serious problem on its hands if the ridiculously over-engineered DriveClub actually manages to stick to its speculated launch date of October 2014 (having been delayed once already). While the graphics themselves may be better than Rivals, it’s the team-based social element that will make DriveClub so special. From what is definitively known, it looks like staunch NFS loyalists should spend the next 6 months coming up with good arguments why NFS is better than DriveClub, because they will probably have to use them quite a lot.

Star Wars Battlefront

Details about this game are still shrouded in mystery, but considering that it is a collaboration of Electronic Arts (parent company of the aforementioned EA Sports) and Lucasfilm, the result probably won’t be forgotten in a rush. Big hopes about this game there are, and excited you should be.

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs has the rare position of being a standalone game without a history of successful marquees all but ensuring its success. Based around computer hacking, this is an open-world game that forces you to pay attention, due to its inclusion of numerous engrossing puzzle sequences.

Final Fantasy XV

Harkening back to some of the most confusingly named game titles, including Final Fantasy Versus XIII (yes, that was actually the planned name, whatever it is supposed to mean!), this game should come good on the promise shown by its brilliant and famous predecessors. Apart from the fantastic graphics (aided this time by preloaded live-action videos where player action is meaningless), the enhanced battle dynamics hold good promise.