Top 5 Windows Games You Can Play on a Mac

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revolution9

I own and love Left 4 Dead and Portal, valve has made some of the best games in history and I’m really glad they work on macs. I’m glad to see Bioshock should work on my mac, I will have to try this one out as there is a lot of positive hype surrounding it I hear. I would really like to see a decent online casino software game made compatible in the future though.

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Sky

You've given a good list of the top windows games.
Personally speaking, I love the Battlefield and Battlefield 2 a lot.

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macnoob

but you still have to install windows, boot camp, and then play the game on a dual boot system. It is cheaper to buy a pc with windows already on it than windows itself.

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Aristocat

Refuses to install, first warning "not tested using 64 bit" did not see anything in this article warning of that one.

Now it justs refuses to work, errors in voice.exe, cab errors and just wasted my money crap!

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maccytech

Why are all these games shooting. Everything these days has to do with violence, why must maclife have violence too???

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Quayzar

I wonder why more companies aren't using Cider for porting games. I know Cider isn't 100% perfect but it is a good way to get games on Macs without spending time reworking all of the code. Certainly some of these titles mentioned above could make use of this technology.

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lukeforester1

If a game is dual platform it can be played natively on mac, in which case there would be no point in the article. What the point of the article is, is if someone says PCs (as in dells, acers, etc...) are better than macs for gaming purposes, you can have a super legitimate reason why THEY ARE WRONG! And btw, a mac is mac. No matter what OS it is running. End of story. You can run leopard on a dell netbook, that doesn't make it a mac. "Mac" is referring to hardware and manufacturer, not the OS. There of plenty of other computers that are meant to run OS X, not made by apple, not a mac.

Hope you all die (Except Susie and Chris)
luke

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s3ph

Not to split hairs, but a Mac is a PC and always has been. And now that Apple is building around Intel processors they're on the exact same "PC" hardware as just about every other OS out there. Making the difference hardware wise, all that much fuzzier which is emphasized by you pointing out that Leopard can run on a Dell. This in turn makes the argument of whether games run better on PC or Mac pretty much moot.

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Susie Ochs

The aim of this article was to suggest to Mac owners who are interested in trying some Windows games via Boot Camp, which games work well and are worth a try. We weren't trying to compile a list of games that play natively on the Mac and on Windows, like WOW -- that's not a Windows game, it's a cross-platform one.
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Rebelord

"Top 5 Windows Games You Can Play on a Mac" is the title of the article, sadly your comment title is better then the title he wrote for the article.

I know what the aim of the article was and I don't deny it. What we all disagree with is the huge misleading article title. And the assumption that because you started up Boot Camp on your Mac, means your still on a mac playing a game even though IT STILL FREAKING CRAPPY WINDOWS!

Regardless if it's Boot Camp Windows or just a PC running Windows it's still WINDOWS. It adds flexibility yes.

BUT... for those of us Mac fanatics. We like to go purely Mac and not defile ourselves with windows in any sense. Hence the name of the website MAC LIFE! We despise windows, and therefore shun it's use, unless it's to taunt or put down other pc users, lol.

Also, World of Warcraft is a Windows Game. Just because a game is dual platform doesn't means it's not a windows game. the description is not a function or operator like AND & OR. Windows game describes any game that runs on windows, any and all. Your logic is flawed, and misguided. Try telling my friends playing WofW on their PC's running XP and Vista that it's not running on windows game, OH WAIT IT IS!

Although it is nice you try to protect the author. Maybe He'll learn to write something less pro PC/WINDOWS.

Sincerely,

Rebelord

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macnoob

I don't even have a mac and haven't touched one for 10+ years. I'm lookin up info for getting an iphone and came across this, and I know that playin games on windows on a mac system is still a windows game. Make sure you can play the games on a mac operating system not windows.

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Rebelord

Dear Chris Barylick

Yes I used all caps for my subject to yell at you, and yes I would like to come egg your house.

Are you kidding me, don't tell me about a bunch of FPS shooters that only run on a Windows OS. LAME. Give us some real games with real worth.

You could have put World of Warcraft on the list or something, but thats too obvious I guess, and it actually fits the title of you article.

Write something better next time please.

Sincerely,
Rebelord

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headhunter66

How can you say that these are playable on a Mac, when you have to install Windows first? I own both PCs and Macs and have to say that when you boot up your trusty iMac into Windows XP, it is now a Windows system and not a Mac.

I would love to see more gaming titles come to the Mac, but I just don't think that is going to happen any time soon. There just aren't enough Mac users to lure game developers to the Mac as a gaming platform.

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MacMike

Why is it that the top 5 are all first person shooter games? Besides the fact that the scenery changes, aren't they all basically the same game - kill, activate switches, collect stuff, try to survive? I got tired of these types of games when they had names such as Marathon, Duke Nukem, Doom.

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