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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.

Best free Mac games: Shadow Era

Shotgun FunFun

Probably the most fun you can have in five minutes. Shotgun FunFun is a side-scrolling action game in which you have to shoot as many zombies as possible with a shotgun. It's dumb fun, but definitely fun.

FREE | Download Shotgun FunFun

Best free Mac games: Shotgun FunFun

Starcraft 2: Starter Edition

Starcraft 2 is one of the finest games you can get for the Mac. That you can get a full Starcraft 2 game for free is jaw-dropping. This strategy game sees you controlling three different races: Terrans, Zerg and the Protoss. Each race has different weapons, craft and abilities (and each feels magnificently different to play). You wage battles against one or two of the other races. You'd be a fool to pass this one by.

There's a great narrative story, and you can a lot of the missions from the full game in the Starter Edition. Enough for it to warrant being a full game in itself. You can also play other gamers online, and it's a great multiplayer experience.

FREE | Download Starcraft 2: Starter Edition

Best free Mac games: Starcraft 2

Team Fortress 2

This is the gold medal award. Team Fortress 2 is an amazing well-balanced online shooter with a wonderful cartoon style. Even though Team Fortress 2 is a multiplayer, it's easy to jump in and start playing on your own. It's ridiculously good fun, with a range of genuinely different character types. You'll soon become utterly addicted to helping your team win each shootout.

FREE | Download Team Fortress 2

Best free Mac games: Team Fortress 2

Teeworlds

If you remember a game called Worms, then you'll love Teeworlds. It's like Worms, but free. Up to 16 players can play at once, and you can meet other gamers online. It's open-source and developed by users who play the game themselves. You can also create your own maps using the in-game map editor.

FREE | Download Teeworlds

Best free Mac games: Teeworlds

Touchgrind

This game from iOS makes its way to the Mac in style. Touchgrind is a skateboarding game where you place two fingers on the trackpad to guide the skateboard around. It's a real test of skill, but also an innovate control style that makes a great change from the usual mouse and keyboard routine.

 

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