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The 20 best free Mac games: Free games for Mac OS X that you need to play right now

Lou Hattersley | Jan. 4, 2016
What are the best free Mac games? I've spent all my money on Christmas presents.

It's easy to pick up, quick to fit into your daily life and has an amazing community of players. There are in-app purchases, but you can get by just playing the free game.

FREE | Download Hearthstone

Best free Mac games: Hearthstone

League of Legends

League of Legends is a multiplayer battle arena game and is one of the most popular games in the world. You control a champion, and compete in matches against other players online. You'll start out at a very low level and gain experience as you play the game. It's a very easy game to get started with, but is ultra-competitive amongst its fans. It's also far deeper than you first suspect, with a huge range of characters. A great free game to play.

FREE | Download League of Legends

Best free Mac games: League of Legends

Lord of the Rings Online

LOTRO is a free strategy game based in JRR Tolkien's MIddle Earth. You create a character and get to wander around Middle Earth, going through a main quest story. While there is a bit of combat (against game monsters or other players), it has a huge amount of crafting where you can build objects, artifacts and both farm and cook food. This gives it a charm that fans of Tolkien will love.

FREE | Download Lord of the Rings Online

Best free Mac games: Lord Of The Rings Online

Marathon Trilogy

Before Bungie made Halo (originally a Mac game) it built Marathon, a first-person shooter set in space. Halo fans will recognise much that made it into Halo (although it's undoubtedly an older game). Marathon has been updated by fans to work on Mac OS X and a free version can be downloaded. It's a little long in the tooght, but a great piece of gaming history.

FREE | Download Marathon Trilogy

Best free Mac games: Marathon Trilogy

Shadow Era

If you're into card trading then Shadow Era: Dark Prophecies is the game to get. This is a full-scale card trading game played online. You use these cards in battles with other players. It's free to play but if you keep losing cards you'll start being tempted by the in-app purchases.

FREE | Download Shadow Era

 

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