The Macintosh computer, or Mac as it is also known, has been a leading name in the computer industry for decades and was introduced to the global market by Apple Inc back in 1984 by the late Steve Jobs.
Mac computers revolutionized the way personal computers were regarded and they still remain today one of the most popular variety of personal computers. It allowed Apple Inc to then branch out into other areas of development such as phones and music players with the iPhone and the iPod.
Mac users can enjoy a range of new release computer games for Mac on their operating system nowadays and there are some fantastic titles available for them to buy. Here is a list of the 5 best Mac games available to buy right now.
Football Manager 2012
Football Manager 2012 is a football management sim that has become a cult hit inBritainand across the world. Developed by Sports Interactive, it has monopolised the market for football management games with its attention to detail, licenses for player names, club names, league names and graphics and has been blamed as the reason for many marital problems. It is released on an annual basis in October and its latest features include an improved editor system for players to edit the in-game data, changes to the contract and transfer systems to keep up to date with real life changes and a new in-game scouting report.
The Sims 3
The Mac market is fairly dominated by the expansion packs relating to this iconic game that caused many players to develop an addiction to this spin off series of theSimCitybrand. In it, the players can create their own characters, build their homes and live their lives. The player can dictate how the character, or Sim, lives and what happens to their Sim. They currently include Pets, Generations, Late Night and Ambitions. These games allow players to add new careers, skills, clothing and other accessories within the game for their Sim to experience and enjoy. There is a March 2012 release planned next which will be called Showtime.
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is the second game to be released in the Starcraft series. The company responsible its development is Blizzard Entertainment. It is based in the 26th century and tells the story of three species including human exiles from Earth called Terrans, a super species of life forms that go by the name of the Zerg and a technologically advanced species with mental powers named the Protoss. Players get to either tackle the missions against the computer or take their games online and play fellow players in multiplayer online games that take on a free-for-all skirmish format. The popularity of this latest instalment in the series is set to further increase with the imminent release of the Legacy of the Void and Heart of the Swarm expansion packs early this year.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
World of Warcraft is a game that has become synonymous with addictive online multiplayer gaming. In the original version, released in 2004, players could create a character and enter this mass multiplayer online world where they took control of this character and went about life in this cyber world completing tasks and improving their character’s abilities and powers. This latest expansion pack was released in December, 2010. It allows the maximum player level to be increased to 85 from 80, the game’s two main continents of Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor have been redesigned and the quest system has been refreshed. It remains a cult hit with millions of player around the world and has become one of the biggest computer game global revelations of all time.
Spore was released in 2008 and is a multi-genre single player God game that has been introduced by the creator behind The Sims franchise. In it, the player can take control of a species and develop them over a period of time. It crosses a number of genres of gaming including real-time strategy, action and role-playing. The species starts off as a microscopic organism and the player can help it develop into an advanced race that is able to be intellectual and sociable.
These are just five of the top games available on the market for the Macintosh computer. The imminent release of such titles as Diablo III and Football Manager 2013 has only increased interest in the Mac market with both games being obsessively tracked by fans who await to see their teasers. There is no doubting that few games have the shelf life of those that are released on the Mac.