Top 10 Role Playing Games for Mac OS

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Hello friends today I will share top 10 role playing Games for MAC OS.These are the best Mac games out there, from strategy titles and sports sims to RPGs, adventures, action games and puzzles, together with reviews

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition

Company: Beamdog
Where to buy: Mac App Store
Requirements: OS X 10.6 or later
Price: £14.99

Baldur’s Gate was a landmark roleplaying game of the late 90s, and set the standard for every RPG that followed. The graphics may be dated, and the game’s interface isn’t exactly streamlined, but the complex storyline and eccentric cast of supporting characters are still very enjoyable and can provide many hours of enjoyable monster-bashing. The game is huge, covering dozens of locations around the area known as the Sword Coast, and it often seems like there are people just queuing up in the local tavern to offer you additional quests and rewards in return for your help.

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is a genuine golden oldie (on the iPad as well as on Mac). Younger players, raised on 3D epics such as Dragon Age, may wonder what all the fuss is about, but anyone who can remember the good old days of role-playing games will thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to go adventuring on the Sword Coast once more.

The Binding of Isaac

Company: Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl (independent)
Where to buy: Steam
Requirements: 2.5GHz processor; OS X Leopard 10.5.8/Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later; 1GB RAM; 50MB HD space
Price: £3.99

Twisted, sacrilegious and utterly unforgiving: The Binding of Isaac’s dungeons full of mutant babies and Bible satire isn’t a game to show granny. At the same time, it’s a brilliant remix of ‘roguelike’ roleplaying games (where death is as inevitable as loot), fusing monster-slaying with high-speed shoot ’em up values.

Diablo III

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Where to buy: Battle.net
Requirements: OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.x or later; Intel Core 2 Duo; nVidia GeForce 8600M GT or better; ATI Radeon HD 2600 or better; 2GB RAM; 12GB available HD space
Price: £32.99

Twenty years after the events of the last game, a meteor strikes the much-troubled town of Tristram, opening up a gateway into the depths of the earth and paving the way for the return of the demon lord Diablo. As always, it’s up to you to gird your loins and turn back the forces of darkness before they unleash untold nastiness upon the earth.

This time around you can choose from five different character classes – barbarian, demon hunter, monk, witch doctor and wizard – each with its own unique skills and abilities. The graphics have been updated too, and now provide a true 3D view of the action.

There’s no denying the addictive grip that Diablo III exerts, even if Blizzard could have been more ambitious in updating from Diablo II. If you have any interest at all in sword and sorcery action games this is simply irresistible.

Divinity: Original Sin

Company: Larian Studios
Where to buy: Mac App Store
Requirements: OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion or later; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics 3000/4000; 10GB available HD space
Price: £29.99

There are a lot of good things to say about Divinity: Original Sin. Epic fantasy-RPG: a rich world to explore, humorous writing and characters, unique co-op mechanics, intriguing story and great combat. What more could you want?

The world of Divinity is a complex one. Practically every object can be interacted with in some way, whether for pure amusement (you can wear pumpkins on your head) or practicality, such as harvesting herbs to craft potions. Almost any NPC can be killed, thus altering quests and progress. Most events have multiple solutions requiring thoughtful decision-making.

The turn-based combat is very satisfying and features a depth you would be hard pressed to find in other games. This largely stems from the way elements interact with each other. Cast a rain spell to create puddles and these can then be turned into ice for enemies to slip on or electrified traps to stun foes. Oil will slow, but also can be set on fire. If your heroes are cold they are more susceptible to be frozen and if they are wet they’ll take more damage from lightning spells. Full friendly fire is in effect so watch your spell-casting, especially in co-op mode.

Should your AI or co-op partner disagree on something, you play a game of rock-paper-scissors to determine the winner. This allows players other than the host to decide on story and quest outcomes. Expect to spend a lot of time in Divinity’s world, as each play-through will take you 50-100 hours.

Dragon Age: Origins

Company: Electronic Arts
Where to buy: Origin Store
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.2, Intel Core 2 Duo, graphics card with 256MB VRAM
Price: £3.99

It’s a few years old now, but – in the absence of a Mac version of Skyrim – Dragon Age: Origins is still probably the best roleplaying game ever released on the Mac.

It’s all standard RPG stuff – dungeons and dragons, warriors and wizards – but it has much more depth than simple click-and-slash games such as Diablo and Dungeon Siege. As well as the epic central story that pits you against an invading army of demons, there’s a great cast of supporting characters including a comedy golem and Alistair, a medieval sex symbol and illegitimate heir to the throne. Many of these characters also have strong subplots and quests of their own that help you to feel really involved in the game.

Elder Scrolls Online

Company: Zenimax
Where to buy: www.elderscrollsonline.com
System requirements: Mac OS X 10.7, Intel i5 processor with nVidia GT 650M or Radeon HD 5770 graphics, 80GB hard disk
Price: £49.99

None of the previous, single-player games in the Elder Scrolls series has ever been released for the Mac, so we were pleasantly surprised when the massively multiplayer Elder Scrolls Online was simultaneously launched on both Mac and PC in April 2014.

In many ways, Elder Scrolls Online – ESO to its friends – is a stereotypical swords-and-sorcery game, with a storyline about the demon prince Molag Bal who is attempting to invade the fantasy world of Tamriel. But that’s just background stuff and, like most massively multiplayer RPGs, ESO is all about completing quests, killing monsters and generally hoovering up as much loot as you can.

Like World Of Warcraft and other RPG rivals, ESO lets you play as a warrior, wizard or rogue, but you can also join one of three warring factions known as the Daggerfall Covenant, the Ebonheart Pact and the Aldmeri Dominion. The power struggle between these three groups adds an enjoyable element of player-versus-player combat to the more routine quests and tasks, and the game does a good job of creating the atmosphere of a world at war.

The launch of the game was marred by a horde of bugs, but the game has had a year to settle down now, and ESO has also recently dropped its monthly subscription fees (although there is an optional premium membership plan for the most dedicated players). This means that you just need to buy a copy of the game and you can then play for as long as you want without a subscription.

Guild Wars 2

Company: NCSoft
Where to buy: www.guildwars2.com
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7, Intel i5 processor with nVidia GT 320M or Radeon HD 6630 graphics, 25GB hard disk
Price: £34.99

Guild Wars 2 was originally launched on the PC only and the Mac version appeared a little while later with very little fanfare, which means that GW2 hasn’t attracted that many Mac gamers so far. It’s a lot of fun, though, and the Guild Wars games have always been subscription-free, so GW2 is a good way of getting some online role-playing action without having to pay a monthly fee.

It is, admittedly, very routine fantasy fare, with warriors, wizards, and rogues, and lots of quests, monsters and loot. However, GW2 gets all the basics right, including a really flexible skills system that gives you different powers and abilities depending on which weapons you choose. You can even carry different sets of weapons with you and switch between them depending on which weapons seem best for the task at hand.

The storyline that props up the game is instantly forgettable fantasy fare, but the real heart of GW2 is the player-versus-player combat. I spend most of my time in the smaller arenas, where two groups of players fight it out for control of specific landmarks and objectives. However, there are also huge World-versus-World battles in which three armies of players wage war across large battlefields, and in battles for last for days at a time.

There’s also an expansion pack on its way, called Heart Of Thorns, which will introduce a new character class and new abilities – including hang-gliding! – as well as a new player-versus-player mode in which you try to protect the Lord of your stronghold from the enemy that is laying siege to your defences.

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic

Company: Aspyr
Where to buy: Mac App Store
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5; 1.8GHz Intel processor; graphics card with 128MB VRAM
Price: £7.99

Originally launched in 2003, KOTOR has bounced back since Apple launched the Mac App Store, and is now one of its top 10 highest-grossing games.

The action is set 4,000 years before the Star Wars films, at a time when the Jedi are being hunted down by the armies of the Sith. You play one of the last Jedi Knights, leading an army of freedom fighters on a series of missions across planets such as Tatooine and the Sith home world of Korriban. Your choices affect the outcome of the game, deciding whether you save the galaxy or fall to the dark side of the Force.

Two Worlds II

Company: Zuxxez
Where to buy: Mac App Store (standard edition); Mac App Store (GotY edition); Origin (on sale at £5.99 at time of writing)
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.3, 2GHz Intel processor, graphics card with 512MB VRAM
Price: £7.99 (standard edition on Mac App Store), £10.99 (Game of the Year edition on Mac App Store), £14.99 (on Steam)

The original Two Worlds wasn’t released on the Mac, so you’re kind of coming in halfway through the story in this sequel. That won’t matter too much, though, since the story isn’t particularly original. You start the game by breaking out of prison and then setting off on a quest to rescue your sister, who has been enslaved by an evil emperor.

What rescues the Two Worlds II from cliché is the sheer quality and scale of the game. The world you travel across is vast, and depicted with excellent 3D graphics. There are stacks of quests to keep you busy and help you gain in wealth and experience, and the combat and skill system gives you great freedom to develop your character.

Wasteland 2

Company: InXile Entertainment
Where to buy: Origin
Requirements: OS X 10.5 or later; 4GB RAM; 512MB VRAM; 30GB available HD space
Price: £14.99

Wasteland 2 is the sequel to the 1988 game Wasteland, the original post-apocalyptic RPG, and the inspiration for the beloved Fallout series of games. It also happens to be one of the several successful Kickstarter titles that was made possible with the help of more than 70,000 backers. Impressive!

The post-apocalyptic setting has always been a favorite of ours, and Wasteland 2 delivers in spades with atmosphere, colourful and engaging characters, sharp writing and lots of action. The turn-based combat is well-paced and challenging, and certain encounters will push the limits of your party.

An extensive customisation and upgrade system lets you fine-tune your parties skills and abilities to whatever you want or need. There are always multiple ways to solve a quest or bypass a locked door. Find a key, hack it, blow it up, etc.

But it isn’t all bullets and blades. This RPG is also full of great missions to fulfill, side quests to solve, characters to meet and tough choices to make. Consequences are important. Two different towns need help, and both are vital to the world – one providing food, and one providing water. Helping one will doom the other, so what do you choose? This largely freeform approach to the world and story is very appealing and provides high replay value. Wasteland 2 is just darn good fun

So friends these are the top 10 MAC OS games and enjoy these games.

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