Top 10 Mac Games with the best graphics

Top 10 Mac Games with the best graphics


– [Narrator] Over the recent years, quite a few games have
been brought to macOS that offer great graphical fidelity and showcase the high-end
gaming potential of a Mac. Today, I’m going to share
10 Mac games that offer the best graphics. Starting at number 10 we have Obduction. It took a quite a while for Cyan Worlds to port their game adventure
game Obduction to Mac, releasing on our system March 2017, after it was released on Windows in 2016. According to the devs, the
macOS delay was so that they could get the game to run a bit better, with fewer bugs, and improved graphics. The game is developed with Unreal Engine 4 and has support for
Apple’s Metal framework from its launch. Obduction was one of
the early games on macOS to utilize Metal and based
on my own experience, it showcases the great
graphics possible on Mac when utilizing this framework. Obduction can actually run
on most Macs from 2012, but I would highly recommend
that you play this game on Macs from 2014 and
up, possibly even 2015. (distorted music) Number nine is MAFIA III. Even though this is not the most loved Mafia game in the series, you still have to agree that
it has outstanding visuals that make the open world feel alive. The macOS developers for
MAFIA III, ASPYR Media, should be congratulated for
porting this game to our system in the first place, even though it took a
while like Obduction. It uses the Illusion Engine and it shipped with Metal
support when it launched on macOS back in 2017. The bad news is that NVIDIA and Intel video cards are not supported to run MAFIA III on Mac. It only supports Macs
with AMD graphics cards. For instance, my late 2015 5K iMac runs this game at a resolution of 2K, at medium and high settings,
and gets around 40fps. (gun firing) Number eight we have
Divinity: Original Sin 2. Only recently ported to Mac, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a great technical achievement for Mac computers and is the best RPG game
on our platform now. Laurian Studios and Elverils joined forces to work on the Mac port and they have optimized it super well, using the Metal framework. The game is a tailor-made port for Mac. It does not compromise on
content, or graphical fidelity. Even better, while it
should be played on Macs with dedicated graphics, it can work with acceptable performance on low end Macs with integrated
graphics, from 2015 and up. Plus, apparently, it supports
HDR on supported iMac models. Number seven is Fortnite. Powered by Unreal Engine and
running with Metal support, Fortnite was another great
technical achievement for Mac when it was introduced back at WWDC 2015. It’s a great looking game, especially with the new
edition of Metal 2 support. It has a lot going on at all times, plus it has stunning
environments, complex lighting, and small details around every corner. But do be warned, Fortnite on Mac is poorly
optimized for integrated graphics, but I’m sure everyone knows this, as it’s the most popular
game on Mac right now. (guns firing) Number six we have Alien Isolation. While this game might be
around four years old now, it’s still worth showing. It doesn’t utilize the Metal
framework, it uses OpenGL, which is still very impressive. It was ported to Mac by Feral
Interactive back in late 2015. This is one of my favorite games, I’ve finished it three times now. I love visuals, they are
beautiful, dark, atmospheric, but at the same time,
everything in this game is super sharp around the corners. Alien Isolation definitely
represents the fear and the horror of the first Alien movie and is my favorite horror game on Mac. It can run on most Macs from 2013 and up. But it is best played on
Macs from 2015 and up. (growling) (screaming) Number 5 is>observer_. This is another horror
game like Alien Isolation. It was released on Mac by ASPYR Media, only a few months after the
Windows release in 2017, which is quite impressive. It uses Unreal Engine 4 and apparently according to a press representative from ASPYR,
Observer supports Metal, but doesn’t actively
use it, which is weird. I don’t know if this is still the case, as this information was passed
to me back in early 2018. Regardless, this game
has remarkable graphics that make this game
appear even more creepy. The lighting in this
game is just incredible and all the details that
is poured on to walls when you’re walking
through these corridors, it’s just really nice. Be warned, Observer requires
a Mac with dedicated graphics to best show off its
graphical potential on Mac. Number four we have Gravel. The Mac platform is not short
of receiving racing games from F1 2017 to DiRT Rally and now, thanks to macOS developer,
Virtual Programing, we’ve got Gravel. It’s one of the most
demanding games on Mac, requiring a Metal 2
compatible graphics card with four gigabytes of VRAM. I don’t really know why
they ported Gravel to Mac, as the average Mac gamer
isn’t going to have a powerful enough graphics
card to enjoy this game. If you have a Mac model
that can run Gravel, it’s a visual treat. Powered by Unreal Engine,
it has amazing lighting, realistic car damage, and
stunning off-road environments. Number three is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The development process of
this shooter game on Mac was quite interesting. Feral Interactive, the ones who were bringing this game to Mac, had issues during the
macOS developed period. They had trouble optimizing the game with the first version of Metal. But when Metal 2 was
released in June 2017, this helped them to get the game up to their standards of performance and they released Mankind
Divided in December that year. It’s powered by the Dawn Engine and it shipped with Metal 2
support when it first launched. Feral Interactive did
a great job optimizing this game on our platform. Good gob, guys. It’s officially supported
on 15-inch MacBook Pros since 2016, 4K iMacs since 2017, and 5K iMacs released since late 2014. – Right now you need to
concentrate on Miller and find a way to access– (explosions booming) (people screaming) Number two we have Dying Light. I was very surprised when
this open-world zombie game, Dying Light, landed on
Mac back in late 2016. It came out of nowhere and it was incredible to
see Techland show some love towards Mac gamers. They even published an
exclusive game trailer for us. It was really nice. I believe this game runs
with OpenGL support, not the Metal API, which
is noteworthy on their end. This could be the most
demanding game on Mac today. It only supports AMD
Radeon graphics cards, but playing it on my 5K iMac
which supports this game, I noticed how well optimized
it is playing at 1080p, high settings and hitting
around 50 to 60fps, not bad. If you have a Mac that can run this game, it’s one of the best open
world games on Mac right now, I highly recommend it. And finally, number one we
have Rise of The Tomb Raider. This game has it all, breathtaking vistas, highly detailed terrains, and offers complex physics
simulations and AI. Once again, Rise of The Tomb
Raider was brought to macOS by Feral Interactive. It uses the Foundation
Engine and supports Metal 2. Rise of The Tomb Raider shows
what Macs are truly capable of when it comes to playing demanding games that are taxing on the CPU and require more and more CPU
cycles for exciting gameplay. The footage you see now, is from my 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Blackmagic eGPU connected. It’s running this game
at 1080p, ultra settings, and it is receiving around 40
frames per second, incredible. Rise of The Tomb Raider
is a work of art on Mac and I hope more developers
see the gaming potential offered by Mac in the coming years. (roaring) So, what games do you play on your Mac? Are they demanding games, or
do you stick to indie games that are less taxing on your Mac hardware? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for watching. Leave a like if you enjoyed this video and subscribe for more
videos about Mac games. Buh bye.