Bluestacks is an Android emulator, which is to say, a program that allows you to run Android games and applications. Running software this way is more demanding, but this is generally not an issue because most computers are significantly more powerful than smartphones. But a good quality Android emulator needs to do more than just allow programs to run, because using a mouse and a keyboard is very different from using a touchscreen. This is especially important for games, as they will not be enjoyable without a proper control scheme. Thankfully, Bluestacks provides this functionality; you will be able to use your keyboard instead of just clicking on the screen.
Bluestacks 5 is the newest version of the emulator, but it is unfortunately available for Windows only. Mac users are limited to Bluestacks 4, which is still a very capable emulator even though it lacks some of the newest features. The guide below will explain how to install Bluestacks on Mac to let you play smartphone games or run applications.
MHA: The Strongest Hero is a smartphone RPG developed by Crunchyroll Games, LLC. Based on the popular anime My Hero Academia, it allows fans to immerse themselves in their favorite show and experience Honei City like never before. As an open-world RPG, MHA: The Strongest Hero gives people plenty of opportunities to discover and explore, to engage in battles and participate in missions. What’s more, as MHA: The Strongest Hero is a multiplayer game, the players can also come together to fight powerful bosses – or engage in PvP with each other, if they so choose.
A big part of what made My Hero Academia popular is its characters – and MHA: The Strongest Hero knows this. The players can obtain said characters, and then work on making them better, be it through training and upgrading skills, or through giving them the best gear. Both, of course, would give the best results. For less combat-inclined players, the game also provides roleplay opportunities.
With regular in-game events, frequent additions of new content and even characters, quirky combat system and multiplayer capabilities, MHA: The Strongest Hero can provides endless hours of entertainment.
Unfortunately, it is only available on iOS and Android – but with this guide, you will also be able to play MHA: The Strongest Hero on PC and even Mac.
Created by FunPlus International AG, Guns of Glory: The Iron Mask is a strategic MMO game for Android and iOS smartphones. By combining RTS and RPG genres, as well as including base-building elements, the game aims to maintain an endlessly engaging gameplay loop.
You will be able to build and upgrade your own castle, to create powerful armies and gather resources. As Guns of Glory: The Iron Mask takes place during Enlightenment era, strong focus was placed on creating appropriate aesthetics. Some of the soldiers you will train will be equipped with muskets, and travel is conducted by the means of a Zeppelin. And, of course, one must not forget the PvP aspects of the game as well. Although risky, raiding other players for resources is faster than gathering, and participating in guild wars can bring powerful rewards to the victors. Of course, this also means you must contend with the same threats as well – whether through settling away from most players, joining a powerful guild for protection, or simply becoming too powerful for other players to attack.
We already mentioned that Guns of Glory: The Iron Mask is a smartphone-only game. But it can be played on PC as well, and also on Mac. To learn how to play Guns of Glory: The Iron Mask on PC or Mac, read the guide below.
Mech Arena: Robot Showdown by Plarium Global, Ltd. is a multiplayer mech fighting game available on iOS and Android. It is often compared to War Robots as the two games have basically the same gameplay premise. But even though the basic premise is the same, Mech Arena does things very differently. It is considered significantly less pay-to-win, for one.
Three distinct game modes are present in Mech Arena – “Control Point Clashes”, 5v5 deathmatch, and 2v2 deathmatch. Unlike in War Robots, no modes allow people to play solo, as the developers want teamwork to be a core part of gameplay.
When it comes to mech variety, Mech Arena does not offer the same variety of mechs and weapons that War Robots does (though it still offers quite a few). However, options available to Mech Arena players are generally well-balanced, without overpowered combinations like in War Robots. Mech Arena’s mechs also have special abilities like energy shields and jump jets – a feature entirely absent from War Robots. Mech Arena also offers better map variety – there are 25 maps to play on, compared to War Robots’ 12.
As we mentioned, however, the game is only available on smartphones. To play Mech Arena: Robot Showdown on PC, you need to follow the guide below. Some of the methods outlined in the guide may also let you play Mech Arena: Robot Showdown on Mac.
War Robots is a mobile game in MOBAgenre created by Pixonic. The game is also known as Walking War Robots, as well as War Robots Multiplayer Battles.
It is a third-person shooter, and, true to its name, has only multiplayer available. The main mode of the game is team-based 6v6 PvP – it receives the most focus, and the game is balanced around it. It is not the only mode, however – the players can also engage in Free For All and Arena fights.
War Robots features several dozens of playable robots. They have different abilities, but generally fall into one of the few combat roles, such as damage dealer or support. Typical for the MOBA genre, however, robots can equip items – weapons and modules – that change the way they play, sometimes even changing its combat role entirely.
More than 50 different weapons are available (energy weapons, missiles, shotguns, etc). Combine this with aforementioned dozens of robots, and you’ll see that it’s quite a lot of variety. Even more so when you consider that this game has 12 different maps to play on.
War Robots is available on Windows, iOS, Android, and even on some obscure platforms like Windows Phone and Amazon’s FireOS. Not on macOS though – but it’s still possible to play War Robots on Mac by following the guide below.
Nova: Iron Galaxy is a space game telling a story of humanity colonizing a part of the universe named the Renney Sector, located extremely far away from civilization. Because of this, the group sent to colonize the sector split off, establishing its own government. Totalitarian in nature, it is led by so-called “Supreme Leader Andolini”, and doesn’t have a name other than The Republic.
The Republic has several enemies, the biggest of which is called Coterminal. It is a coalition of alien species native to the Renney Sector. They cannot match the might of the human civilization as a whole, but the fact that The Republic is a splinter faction that does not receive support from Earth gave them a real fighting chance.
As a Commander of a Republican space station, you need to tip the scales in the Republic’s favor. You will have to build a fleet of powerful warships and command them in combat, as well as scale up your station’s industrial capabilities.
The game, sadly, is only available on iOS and Android. With the help of third-party software, however, you can play Nova: Iron Galaxy on PC as well – read the guide below to learn more. Some of these options can also be used to play Nova: Iron Galaxy on Mac.
CSR Racing 2 is a racing game – the name makes it rather obvious. To differentiate itself from other racing games, CSR Racing 2 focuses exclusively on drag racing. It was developed by Zynga for smartphone devices. With great graphics, both a singleplayer and a multiplayer mode, and many customization options, it is a very appealing game – indeed, it currently ranks #3 in Sport on Apple App Store.
Rather unfortunately, it is available only on iOS and Android. But with the help of this guide, you will be able to play CSR Racing 2 on PC as well (you can also use it to play CSR Racing 2 on Mac, if you’d like).
The Grand Mafia is a base-building game in the criminal style. The player will take on a role of a Mafia Boss, engaging in a variety of illicit activities to overtake other gangs and families. There are many different features in The Grand Mafia – base-building serves as the core of the game, but there’s also PvE and PvP combat to engage in, occasional in-game events to spice things up, and even a dating minigame.
The base-building part is relatively straightforward – to progress, the player will often need to construct or upgrade all sorts of buildings. Many serve a nefarious purpose – for example, the main way to make money in this game are buildings dedicated to counterfeiting. Other buildings, on the other hand, are simply needed for the day-to-day operations of the base and are not illegal by themselves. An infirmary simply heals the wounded people – the fact that they’ve got these wounds in a shootout over drugs is another story.
Combat in The Grand Mafia is relatively simple, though it still has a certain level of depth. The player can recruit three different types of combatants – Bruisers, Hitmen, and Bikers. They do different things and counter each other in a rock-paper-scissors fashion. There’s also a fourth type of combat unit – Mortar Cars, that serve a more specialized purpose.
The Grand Mafia is a fairly casual game, and so the developers only made in available on iOS and Android. It is still possible to play The Grand Mafia on PC, however – the guide below contains more information. It can also be used to play The Grand Mafia on Mac.
Lost in Random is an third-person action videogame by Zoink. The game tells a story about Even and Odd, sisters that were separated. The Queen of Random has abducted Odd, and it falls to Even to rescue her – but she will face many challenges on her path to do so, many involving complex, tactical combat.
Speaking of combat, it is very unorthodox – the player can hit the enemies with a slingshot but this will not damage them. This will only give the player energy to use a card – the game has prominent card-collecting elements – whcih will do the damage or have another effect.
Lost in Random was heavily inspired by fairy tales, and this inspiration is seen in the enviroment. The city of Random, which Even will have to traverse, is an amazing blend of whimsical and forebonding atmospheres – after all, not all fairy tales are bright and cheerful. This one is dark, twisted, and gothic… but it’s heartwarming and endearing, too. Go ahead and give it a try – it’s a beautiful, masterfully crafted piece that you will not regret experiencing.
The game is available on Windows, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One & X/S, as well as Nintendo Switch. Sadly, there is no Mac support, but don’t let this stop you – there are several ways to play Lost in Random on Mac listed in the guide below.
Zombie Army 4: Dead War is a shooter game made by Rebellion Developments. In the game, the players will have to battle massive undead armies. Raised from the dead by Hitler in the previous games of the series, the zombies are now disorganized and weak individually, as the Fuhrer was sent to Hell and no longer controls them. Yet, their numbers are still beyond measure, and through these sheer numbers they still pose a significant threat to European countries. What’s more, a mysterious cult appears to have arisen, able to control them to an extent and thus organize them once again. As these rumors cannot be ignored, it is up to the player to investigate and neutralize the threat.
Gameplay-wise, Zombie Army 4: Dead War is played from a third-person perspective. It can be player either solo or in co-op mode for four players. Many different weapons are present in the game, that can be further customized and enhanced, allowing for an even greater variety. These enhancements may occasionally veer into unrealistic territory – did you expect realism from a zombie game starring Hitler? – but are very fun. For example, there’s an upgrade that lets an assault rifle shoot lightning. And to top it off, the players themselves can take different traits to customize their gameplay even further.
The game is available on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. A bit of a problem for the Mac users out there. But fret not, there are still ways to play Zombie Army 4: Dead War on Mac.