Win: December 2010

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thebuzzyman

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carllenny

My favorite Mac game is Master of Orion II or Warlords III.

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aliwrytes1969

me? me? please? LOL .... < on knees > Mom of 4 teens?? Husband who games?? Those adorable cretins who love to game??

They could use a new and cool game - to teach me - and I won't have to listen to the sounds of "Perfect World" anymore

- AND **** My husband will LOVE It! (give ME more time on MY Mac!!! buwahaaahaaaa)

hhmm..... a very cool Christmas gift?
"But, I wannnnt it"
Seriously .... :)

thanks for a great magazine !!!!!!!

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madmacca72

My favorite game is CIV IV - Beyond The Sword. I cant say how many hours/days/weeks of my life I have now devoted to the CIV IV franchise. Its become my go to game when I need some "me" time. Thanks Sid!!!

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lore379

best game a have played

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Kailord

My favorite game for mac is Civilization IV. I played that for hours on end.

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blueberryjam

I love Civ because of the graphics and creative nature of the game.

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airenwei

CIV 4 is my only game. Period. (I do miss a few things from CIV 2 and 3).

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The_Pooka

Neverwinter Nights was the game that most struck a chord with me. In general, the games that I am usually drawn to are the RPG's. In Neverwinter Nights I enjoyed the creation of character process, and the ability to continue to shape an avatar's strengths as you progress through levels. The different races, classes, voices, and appearances you could choose to play furthered this level of dimensionality, adding to the sense that you were creating a unique game experience.

There is also a quality of nostalgia in Neverwinter Nights, which looks back to the early days of roleplaying games, that I find both humorous and appealing (though I nowadays try and fight off any junk food cravings this might stir up). I also loved being able to carry over your avatar/character to expansions--such as Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark--which again harkened back to the old days of D&D, when you would carry a character onto many modules over time, though an ever increasing level difficulty as the player's character increases in strength.

This facet of Neverwinter Nights allowed the user to grow connected with the game, and instead of feeling a sense of remorse on its completion, you had a feeling of satisfaction that you had created a character that was now tough enough to tackle the next set of challenges offered by the expansions. My only real criticisms are that: 1) I wish that when Neverwinter 2 came out, they had created a way to portal in developed characters from the original Neverwinter Game, thereby continuing the sense of continuity; and 2) that more expansions for the Mac OS had continued to be released. But I suppose that if your major criticism for a game is that you essentially wanted it to go on, that still ends up as being a compliment.

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myztero

A big must have for me!

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dwwave

Its entertainment and while a "music app" put people in a room with Apple's

Garageband and let them make a loop based song with the supplied loops

its fun, its creative, it makes you think and its not violent

now I am sure some will not agree that fits the category (but.. did Nintento plan

on the Wii's popularity with such a wide and diverse population group and age

group.. Think about it

dwwave

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dalton

World of Warcraft is my favorite Mac game. I am not sure why I like WOW as much as I do, I guess it is designed to make me play.

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Jailbreaker776

I love team fortress two, by valve, because it is an awesome first person shooter where I can enjoy backstabbing and igniting people to become the best of the best.

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nemmy

Definitely Diablo. It's a classic, and my brother and I still play it constantly to this day, first on a PC, and now on my Mac. I'll never forget the day I finally beat his hacked whirlwind assassin - with a legit paladin.
Good times.

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bdiane34

My other fav. game would be Battlefield Vietnam

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donahue4

My favorite would have to be Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. I love the point and click style exploration and puzzle solving games! I played them so much as a kid.

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madman91218

my favourite mac game would have to be call of duty 4 and 6 for mac and my favourite dashboard game is 3d crashdrive!

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rocckalittle

I just bought my mac. (all bow at the alter of steve). Can this game be my favorite? I haven't played any games yet. PC's don't play games. they only claim to but, they always crash mid session. I love my mac. kissy kiss kiss. I'll never go back and they can't make me.....

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phowell13

Civ

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tparker1629

Has to be WoW

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scottrice98

Diablo II was undoubtedly my favorite Mac OS game ever. It took a conversion to make it work on Mac OSX, but I still play it today.

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imjasonc

Half Life 2 is my Favorite on PS3. It plays really well and the controls are pretty easy with fun game play.

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cynious

Plants VS. Zombies, since it's addictive fun.

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KingPin_1971_Ne...

Starcraft II since I am a newly converted Mac-ite. (This is my second official week on my Mac. Called in sick the day after I bought it - "Mac attack".) Starcraft was fantastic and I have high hopes that the sequel will not disappoint.

Sid Meier and his creations are always welcome. Keep 'em coming!

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gusdfunk

I love Starcraft II... because owning and getting owned is what it's all about!

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man-of-leisure

Civ IV is my favorite game for Mac. I've completed hundreds of games on normal speed/length and never grow tired of it - can't wait for Civ V to come out.

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stevezy

favorite game is definately Chex Quest

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briank

Halo is by far the best game seen on the Mac so far. It's the original multi-player network game, and is still excellent even though it's 10 years older than the newer games. It has the better game-style kinetics and animation than many other games, even better than it's own future versions.

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jbuth

Whatever I feel like playing at the time. Often old games that just take up my time.

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Lauren Ng

My favorite Mac OSX game is Age of the Empires 3. I have always been a fan of the series, and the third installment introduced some great updates to a classic!

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frimpo

Not Myst (still a cool game), but Myth II Soulblighter. Myth: The Fallen Lords was an awesome game as well, but I think it was pre-OS X (also why I didn't choose Marathon). I'd give Spore an honorable mention as well.

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Tigrisvo

Civilization IV is my favorite game. Perhaps the free copy of Civ V would change that ;)

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carlsfrog

Well, I have to admit to being a Mac user since 1992. I especially enjoy the retro-games. As in somewhere between Realmz and Baldur's Gate (which won't run on my new gear). So I've been fighting with Avernum 6 and Eschalon books 1 and 2 (and Mike's Solitaire).

I used to play Civilization, but not since version 2. I liked it but it wouldn't run on newer gear, and I've never gotten around to buying a newer copy!

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julesmn

World of Goo

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Vanessaski

I have to confess that my favorite games are hidden object/puzzle games. I have quite a few Mystery Case Files renditions on my Mac, and thanks to the Game Manager from Big Fish Games, they're easy to get to and launch. With new and lower priced games (sorry, on a budget) coming out almost daily, I never run out of fun games to play. And since they all have a 1 hour free trial, if I don't like it, I don't buy it and delete it from my system forever. The best part about the Mystery Case Files, is that the clues you collect are different every time you play.

The only thing that sucks about them, is that it only takes me a few hours to complete the games and then I have to download another one. ;)

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cjbriare

My favorite Mac OS X Game is Escape Velocity Nova by Ambrosia Software.

I played the first Escape Velocity 15 years ago on my Power Mac 7100, and it was love at first sight.

Then when "Nova" came in 2002, i was astounded by the graphics quality, the realistic sounds, the massive storyline, etc.

I only wish they made another.

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James_T

Has to be Football Manager 2011.

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reader951

Besides the Civ series my favorite game has been Sid Meier's Alpha Centura. I also enjoyed the Sim City and The Sims

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Mannymammoth

OMG.... :O

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thebuzzyman

Now that Steam is on the Mac, I can finally play Half-Life 2, and it's great fun!

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loganmacacc

COD MW2 FTW!!!

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darieb

Civilization WAS my favorite single-user game.
I've taken to Second Life, but I haven't found a way to win yet.

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dbqfan

I will have to say my favorite game so far is Half Life 2. I have both the PC and Mac version and I much prefer the Mac version.

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purpleninja17

My favorite game for mac would have to be Half Life 2.

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jazzyguy

Luxor is my favorite. It's an oldie but I love it!

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FuzzyPuffin

Riven: The sequel to Myst has got to be the most stunning game I've ever played. Absolutely gorgeous visuals that still hold up today, (despite the fact that it's a slideshow) insane worldbuilding, beautiful music,
What sets it apart from other games is that the "puzzles" are seamlessly integrated into the world. Everything has a reason for being there. It's a masterpiece.

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dospassos

I have lost many hours and even days to all the versions of Civilization throughout the years. IV is great, but I can't wait to see V. Okay... now you've done it. I have Warlords in my hand right now and as soon as I send this I'm going to be battling with those pesky Mongols for a while. Don't bother me with any more questions.

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tarcar

I really love/miss Return to Zork. I had it on my old Performa and would LOVE to be able to play it again.

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cynder

WOW's Wrath of the Lich King is by far my favorite Mac game. The best game interaction, MMORPG, and the graphics are simply amazing. I've watched WoW grow over the years and this game by far is the best game yet for the Mac. What's so amazing about WoW is you can start small and not know much about gaming and go large to be an ultimate gamer!

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dante44

Currently Civ IV, while I wait impatiently for Civ V to come out for the Mac! I think I've spent longer trying to conquer the world than I have in front of the telly!
For old skool games though my favourite is still the original Colonization, love the feeling of satisfaction that I used to get when the music and screen shot came up once you'd discovered the Pacific.