Year In Review: The Best Freakin’ Mac Games Of 2013

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Take out those aliens, Commander.
Take out those aliens, Commander.

There are still a ton of us who game on our Macs. If you’re one of those folks, you’ll know how great a platform the Mac can be. While there may not be as overwhelming an amount of games on Apple’s fantastic computer platform, the ones that are there are of high quality.

And? There are a ton more these days than ever before. 2013 was a great year to be a Mac gamer, with ports of a ton of the big titles of the year, including games like XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Sim City, and Bioshock Infinite.

A bunch of iOS games came to the bigger screens of the Mac, too, with fantastic, hit titles like tower offense, Anomaly 2 and Solstice Arena, a speed massively online battle arena (MOBA) game from Zynga that has some legs, and some smaller indie gems like Gentlemen! from Lucky Frame.

Whether you like the big blockbuster games or the more cerebral indie ones, the Mac platform has a plethora of gaming experiences to choose from. Here are the best ones we’ve seen.

Play The Only ‘Credit-Crunch-Satire-Musical-Tower-Defense-Game-With-Wu-Tang-References’ On Your Mac

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In case you’re not from around here, you should know that I’m a huge fan of Scottish game developer Lucky Frame, what with their weird, wonderful visual and musical sensibilities that result in games like Pugs Luv Beats and Gentlemen!, a Victorian-themed Joust-like game.

They’ve just announced that one of their most award-winning games, Bad Hotel, is coming to the Mac and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited.

Watch The Steam Controller Get Demoed With Some Of The Mac’s Most Popular Games

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You may have heard of Valve’s new Steam Controller, an integral part of their living room push that makes PC games past, present and future playable on the big screen. The Steam Controller looks pretty crazy, with two trackpad-like controls instead of thumbsticks, and a touchscreen instead of face buttons, but how will it play? Pretty well, from the looks of things.

Telltale Says The Wolf Among Us Delayed For Mac On Steam

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Oh, woe are we!

Telltale’s follow up to hit adventure game The Walking Dead has been delayed for Mac, due to “an unforeseen issue with the Mac version of Episode 1,” whatever that means. The Wolf Among Us is an episode-based adaptation of Vetigo’s Fable, a graphic novel set in the real world with mythical fairy tale creatures like Snow White, Jack Frost, Pinocchio, and–of course–the Big Bad Wolf.

The game publisher updated its original blog post announcement of the October 11 release to say that it “is working on an update right now and expect to have the Mac build live on Steam and the Telltale website within the next few days.”

Stack Up On 8 Fun Games For Free With The Freebie Gamer Bundle [Deals]

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Gaming on the Mac has become increasingly popular, with the advent of services such as Steam (highlighted in a recent Cult of Mac Deals offer for Borderlands 2) and the renaissance of the Mac as a primary household computer. And with games on gaming consoles hovering around the $50 mark, gamers are looking for other opportunities to “get their game on” withoutbreaking the bank in the process. The Mac has become another platform where this exploration can be done – and Cult of Mac Deals has an offer where the impact on your pocketbook will be absolutely zero.

That’s because Cult of Mac Deals has assembled The Freebie Gamer Bundle, which is available for a very limited time.