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10 Best First Person Shooting (FPS) Games to Play on Mac

Posted on the 04 September 2020 by Viney Dhiman @vineydhiman

When It comes about gaming, mac is not a very famous name among gamers, As Windows PCs are used to be way more efficient and powerful and suitable for the better gaming experience.

Even before Mac didn’t use to have many good games whereas for windows pc gamers every major publisher released the game for the windows operating system. Now, the Situation is not the same as before these days many good and popular games are available for mac users and many of them are free as well.

That’s why today we have compiled a list Best Mac Games for Mac users that are free as well.

1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike is a very popular name among gamers, launched 20 years ago since it hit the market, it became a popular game name. Counter-Strike: GO is a free, first shooter team-based action game.

Counter Strike: GO Screenshot

The game has two teams one is of terrorists and the other is of Counter-Terrorist; Terrorists have to go to the Counterterrorist area and blow it by planting a bomb there. Whereas Counter-terrorist has to stop and kill the terrorists and protect the area from planting the bomb.

You can play Counter-Strike solely with a Computer player, online on via LAN with Family and friends and  You can play with online players as well as the game has more than 20 million monthly active users.

Availability: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is compatible and available on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Playstation 4, and XBOX One.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 or better / NVidia 8600M or better
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 15 GB available space

Download Counter-Strike: GO for Mac / Price: Free

2. Fortnite

Fortnite is a massively popular Free to Play, Battle Royale game, a flying bus takes you in a flying bus to in the middle of a giant map with other 99 players, where you all have to compete with each other, to be last standing person to be a winner.

Fortnite Game Screenshot

The Fortnite game has three different modes which are ‘Save the World’, ‘Battle Royale’ & ‘Fortnite Creative’.  All three modes are interesting but I liked the Fornite Creative mode as it gives access to players to create their battle arenas and their world to play.

Availability: Fortnite is available for Mac, Windows, iPhone, Android, Xbox One and Playstation 4

Minimum System Requirement

  • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 5200 or equivalent AMD GPU on Mac
  • Processor: Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz ( ..recommended Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz )
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM or More
  • OS: Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6 or Above

Note: Mac computers must be required to support Metal API  if you are not sure if you machine support metal API or not you can check here, and Fortnite is no longer supporting Nvidia cards on Mac.

With minimum requirements, you can play Fortnite on the mac but of course not on the best graphic settings. To play Fortnite with minimum system requirements, you need to reduce the graphic settings and maybe need to disable background applications as well.

Download Fortnite for Mac / Price: Free

3. Team Fortress 2

The most Popular names among Action and First Person Shooter, free to play the game are Team Fortress 2. The game has cartoon-like visuals and players can join one of the team, Red or Blu, and select one of the characters out of 9 classes of character to battle.

Team Fortress 2 Screenshot

The game has two different game modes as well; Capture the Flag & King of the Hill. The game has got critical acclaim and recognization for its art direction, gameplay, humor, and use of the character in this multiplayer-only game.

Availability: Team Fortress 2 is available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Linux, Mac operating systems.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon X1600 or better
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.70GHz ( At least 1.7GHz Processor Clock Speed)
  • Memory: 512 MB or More
  • File Size: At least 15 GB
  • OS: OS X Leopard 10.5.8 and above

Download Team Fortress 2 for Mac / Price: Free

4. Alien: Isolation – The Collection

Alien Isolation is a survival horror, stealth, and action game, Awarded for BAFTA Awards for Best Audio Achievements. Not just the Audio but Visually also this game is striking.

Alien Isolation Game

In the Game, you have to survive from aliens, and they are going to hunt you down by using their senses which gives you a dynamic experience of persistent fear. There are many things you can improvise to survive in the game such as hacking the systems, craft items to deal with the coming situation, and look for vital resources.

Availability: Available on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Graphics: 1GB AMD 5750, 1GB Nvidia 650M, 1.5 GB Intel Iris Pro 5200
  • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core i5 or greater
  • Memory: Minimum 4 GB RAM
  • OS: Mac OS version 10.10.4 or above
  • Storage: 35 GB available space

Download Alien Isolation for Mac / Price: $39.99

5. Sniper Ops 3D

Sniper OPS is one of the best 3D shooting, free to play the game,  Not any Shooting Game is FPS and war game that’s addictive as well. Sniper OPS has more than 200 levels to play, and the best part is being an offline game; so, you don’t require the internet to play this game.

Sniper OPS 3D Screenshot

You can choose weapons including sniper guns and rifles of your own choice, Complete the mission levels by hunting and killing terrorists. You need to help the Army and Police to clean their territory by killing enemies.

Availability: Available on Windows, Mac OS, Android & iPhone.

Minimum System Requirement

  • Graphics: AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce (1 GB)
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i3 @ 2.1 GHz
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8.5 Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM or more
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Download Sniper OPS 3D / Price: Free

6. Paladins

Another game on our list is Paladins, a free to play, shooting game, instantly became popular as this game has a blend of the modern world with a magical element. The game has both kinds of weapons including advanced modern and supernatural weapons.

Palladins

Paladins let users customize your characters in a variety of ways as it includes deck-building elements as well. Without a doubt, Paladins is an action-packed, best free shooter game for Mac that is extremely fun to play and addictive.

Availability: Available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating system.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia graphics card with 512MB video ram Shader Model 3.0+ support. 
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
  • OS: OS X 10.10
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

7. Day Of Infamy

Day of Infamy is a strategic tactic team-based multiplayer, a first-person shooter video game. The game is featuring a very realstic combat of World War II across the battlefields of Western Europe.

Day of Infamy Screenshot

You have to destroy enemies and their equipment, secure positions, assassinate enemy officers, and you need to move forward by working with your teammate. The game features grenade launchers, sling, cloth wraps, extended magazine, customize weapons with bayonets, also. If you are love to face challenges in a game, then it’s for you you would not be disappointed.

Availability: Available on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Processor: Intel® Core i3 Processor (2GHz or better)
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

Download Day of Infamy / Price: $14.99

8. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex is Cyberpunk augmented action, Role Playing Game ( RPG Game ), Game is moving in Futuristic Prague city where you are playing the role of  Jensen.

Deus Ex Game

In the Game, you can evolve and upgrade Jensen’s abilities by earning and gaining experience points. To gain Experience Points, you have to complete various missions and tasks; both critical-path tasks and involved side tasks.

Availability:  Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Classic Mac OS.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Graphics: 2GB AMD R9 M290 or better
  • Processor: 3.0GHz Intel Core i5 or more
  • OS: macOS 10.13.1 or above
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 67 GB available space

Download  Deus Ex: Mankind Divided / Price: $29.99

9. Overload

Overload is a First-person shooter 3D video game, features awesome graphics, intense action, and the ultimate effect of the zero-gravity shooter. The game has more than 12 + Challenge modes include countdown and infinite; Focus on survival or efficiency changes according to mode.

Overload can be played solely, and multiplayer (with LAN as well) and supports VR also. You’ll have to destroy robots, rescue the survivors, and reach to destination before the whole thing will blast off.

Availability: available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Graphics: Shader model 3.0 support
  • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+ or above
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM or more
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Download Overload for Mac / Price: $29.99

10. Superhot

One of the Most addictive and coolest game is Superhot, an independent first-person (FPS) game. It is the most innovative and minimalistic game.. as there is no health regeneration, story or ammo drops the only neck to neck gameplay.

Superhot Game Screenshot

Even in Superhot Time only moves when you do, which gives you time to create and implement your survival technique to live. You’ll see many times Bullet-time from matrix movie kind of animation with minimal graphic, but kudos for innovation and stylish yet minimal graphics which make it easier to play this game on any mac device.

Availability: Available on Mac, Oculus Quest, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch,

Minimum System Requirements

  • Graphics: Graphics card with 1024 MB RAM
  • Processor: Processor: Intel Core I5 or later
  • OS: OS X 10.9 or later
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

Download Superhot for Mac / Price: $24.99

Bonus: PUBG

Player Unknowns Battle Ground aka PUBG is the most played game from the last few years. PUBG is a first-person shooter, a battleground action game, in which the last player standing wins by eliminating the other 99 players.

As in PUBG 100 online player participate to play a match, the game also allows you to play is solely, or make a team of 2 or 4 then last standing person or squad will be the winner. The game has a huge map, many kinds of weapons and grenades, vehicles such as cars and bikes also. The Player has to Find and equip weapons to kill other players to win.

Gamers have to search for the equipment and weapons and kill all other players last standing player will be the winner.

Availability: PUBG game is available on Windows, Android, iPhone, Playstation 4, Xbox One.

Note: PUBG is a massive hit game but they are still not officially launched for Linux and Mac OS, as the company claimed there are not enough players for these OS.

Minimum Requirement on Mac

  • A 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 30 GB available space
PUBG's Requirements would not be able to find for Mac, but If you are going to use the BootCamp Games Windows requirement will be applicable for that.

To Play PUBG on Mac, You need to either install Windows on Mac using BootCamp or Wine; OR You can Install Android Emulator like Bluestack or any other alternative.

Fina Worlds

All of the games, that we mentioned above in the post are the best games in the First-person Shooting genre, But I personally liked the two games the most i.e. Superhot and Alien Isolation.

Superhot we like for its simply innovative which they merged with stylish minimal characters and Alien Isolation for its Striking graphics and fearful storyline and experience.

Tell us what game you like the most and what else you were expecting to see on this list.


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