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.
The Gunk by Image & Form is third-person, narrative-focused video game. The game tells us a story about a pair of space explorers, Rani and Beck. The duo arrives at a mysterious planet that is being slowly taken over by a strange substance called the Gunk, and decides to investigate. By fighting against the corrupted monsters, exploring the planet, and analyzing the enviroment, the players will uncover the secrets of an alien civilization that resided on this planet in the past. Doing so will take around four to six hours, and while some might feel that this makes the game too short, there’s also another point to consider. There’s value in a story that doesn’t draw itself out and knows when to end, in a game that doesn’t gate any progress beyond grindy quests. The Gunk may be a short title, but it is also dense.
The game also deserves praise for its graphics and enviroments. The game world masterfully transitions between vibrant and eerie, as lush forests give way to infested, gooey fields filled with the Gunk. The mysterious and ancient ruins dot the landscape, creating a sense of mystery and wonder.
The Gunk is available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. While some of the previous games by this developer received a Mac port, The Gunk didn’t – presumably due to an exclusivity deal they’ve signed with Microsoft. Nonetheless, you can play The Gunk on Mac – there are several ways to do so, listed in the guide below.
DesignSpark Mechanical is a free CAD software that focuses on mechanical design – that is to say, it provides tools that are best suitable for designing machines and machine parts. Despite being free, it offers many features typically associated with paid (and expensive) CAD software. For example, DesignSpark Mechanical has a library of various machine parts from different suppliers, and allows users to insert 3D models of these parts into their design. Additionally, if you’re using RS Components or Allied Electronics as your supplier, the software suite can also tell you how much these components will cost you. A variety of tools for measuring the geometry of created models are also included. However, DesignSpark Mechanical cannot natively run on MacOS – but this is not a problem as the application can still be launched in several ways described in the article below.
Knockout City is a competitive multiplayer game available for Windows, current and previous generations of XBox and Playstation consoles, as well as Nintendo Switch. In the game, the players are split into teams, and have to knock out players on the opposing team by hitting them with balls. A virtual reimagination of dodgeball, the game features several different game modes: your usual, expected, team deathmatch, deathmatch (or “Team KO” and “KO Chaos” as this family-friendly game calls them), 1v1 “face-off”, as well as more unusual modes such as “Diamond Dash”, in which players drops diamonds on knock-out and the first one to collect enough of them wins a round, and “Ball-Up Brawl”, which is a regular team deathmatch game, except there are no balls and players have to use each other as balls instead. Though you can do that in a normal team deathmatch too – the game has a variety of different balls that have special effects, which includes throwing your curled-up teammates at the enemy. Other special balls include Moon Ball, a ball that makes the player holding it lighter, and Soda Ball, that temporarily obstructs the vision of the player that got hit with it.
Thanks to the crossplay feature, the owners of all supported platforms can enjoy this game together, playing on the same servers and enjoying shorter waiting times that come with having a larger userbase. Meanwhile, those that have an unsupported platform, such as a Mac computer, are left with nothing at all. Makes sense – the game just isn’t available on it, what else there is to say? As it turns out, there are a few things that can be said about this because this situation can be remedied. Despite the lack of a port, it is possible to play Knockout City on Mac – here’s how.
Elden Ring is an upcoming game developed by FromSoftware and directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki. For those of you unfamiliar with him, Hidetaka Miyazaki is the name behind the Souls game series, as well as Bloodborne. This alone would’ve been more than enough to make the game well-known way before its release, but just you wait – there’s more. The worldbuilding for the game was done in collaboration with no one other than George R. R. Martin – that’s right, the guy who brought you Game of Thrones. And that is why Elden Ring won Game Awards’ “Most Anticipated Game” award in both 2020 and 2021. As the game will release at the end of this month – February 25th, to be exact – now is the time to get hyped (assuming you weren’t already). Much like its spiritual predecessor, Dark Souls, Elden Ring will be a third-person open-world game focusing primarily on close-range combat and exploration, with the combat system being deep, cerebral, and highly difficult. This is why people loved the Souls series, after all. Well, that and its grim aesthetic – which Elden Ring will have plenty of as well. Though expansive, the game world will be only sparsely populated by friendly NPCs, contributing to the dark, hostile atmosphere of the game. Though Elden Ring is full of promises, there’s also a flaw. It is set to release on Windows, as well as the current and previous generation of the PlayStation and Xbox consoles, but there are no plans for Mac support. It would be quite disappointing to be unable to play the upcoming hit… but we have a solution for that. The options listed below will allow you to play Elden Ring on Mac despite the lack of a port.
Soulcalibur VI is the most recent installment in the Soulcalibur fighting game series, and we’re happy to tell any fan of the genre that it’s a very decent one, one that has undoubtedly improved on its predecessors. The number of characters available to play as got expanded, of course – and for the first time, a guest character from another franchise, namely Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher series, was given a role to play in the plot. Soulcalibur VI retains most mechanics present in the previous games – a reasonable decision, considering the series’ highly successful and engaging gameplay loop – it’s hardly a good idea to reinvent the wheel every time you make a car, after all. But sticking too close to the formula can quickly make the series feel boring, make it stale and not exciting anymore… not to worry, however, Soulcalibur VI developers knew this, and built on top of what was there. Some of the mechanics were overhauled, and a whole new one was added – this new mechanic, called Reversal Edge, allows the players to fight more defensively, thus adding a twist on the balance of the game as a whole.
Overall, Soulcalibur VI is a solid game of its genre, with interesting mechanics and pleasing graphics, and, of course, is a must-play for any fan of the franchise. Yet, this game, and, indeed, all Soulcalibur games, are plagued with one issue that the developers have no interest in addressing, and that is the lack of Mac support. And while we should not blame the developers for not making what they see as a financially unsound investment, it’s hard to not feel disappointed. We feel you. Luckily, there are options that enable one to play Soulcalibur VI on Mac even though it has not received a port.
Zombie survival games come dime a dozen these days. It seems that everyone and their grandmother tried their hand at making one, and then tried again. This sea – nay, an ocean – of zombie games makes it difficult for the good ones to stand out, yet World War Z manages to do so. A cooperative four-player shooter, it’s been often compared to Left 4 Dead, and rightly so, but World War Z has plenty of features that set it apart as well. For one, the game allows the players to choose their class, of which there are seven. From relatively straightforward classes such as the Gunslinger or the Medic, to more unorthodox ones such as the Dronemaster, any player will be able to find a playstyle they enjoy. The game’s story, or rather stories, spans the whole globe, with different levels set in wildly different places – from New York to Vatican City, from Tokyo to Kamchatka, it covers locations locations both well-known and obscure. What’s more, World War Z takes advantage of modern hardware capabilities by simulating hordes consisting of up to a thousand zombies, nailing that “endless horde” experience that older games couldn’t quite create. The game was originally released on Windows, PlayStation 4, and XBox One, and has been ported to Nintendo Switch in 2021 – two years after its original release. With that in mind, the prospects for an eventual World War Z Mac port are rather grim, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t be able to enjoy it, as there’s a number of solutions that allow one to play World War Z on Mac despite the lack of an official port.
In 2019, Capcom released Devil May Cry 5, an action-packed hack and slash game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The plot revolves around three main playable characters: Nero, Dante, and V . All three characters have their ways of dealing with demonic creatures, making the game more diverse and entertaining. From classics like Dante with his trusty Rebellion, Ebony and Ivory to V summoning his familiars and releasing their true potential. The music was composed by Kota Suzuki, Hiromitsu Maeba, Yoshiya Terayama, and many other composers. Such combined made each track unique and very fitting for every character and environment. Critically acclaimed, Devil May Cry 5 received a total score of 89 on Metascore. The rating is higher than previous installments, aside from the original Devil May Cry (total score 94). In November 2020, Devil May Cry Special Edition landed on the new consoles: PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, adding a new playable character Vergil. As for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Vergil is obtainable as paid DLC. To access all of the game’s features, we’ve made up a guide for you. Follow it, and you’ll see how it can be easy to launch Devil May Cry 5 on macOS.
Formula 1 is the world’s most-renowned, most-popular, highest-profile-possible racing championship. Indeed, it is so well-known that there’s no need to introduce it to anyone, ever – no matter how little someone knows about racing, it is all but guaranteed that they’ve heard of Formula 1. It only stands to reason for such a prominent competition to have its own game series, and what a series that is. It features twenty games in total, spanning from F1 2000 all the way to the most recent installment, F1 2021 (yeah, they don’t have the most creative names). It is this game, F1 2021, that we’d like to talk about today. The game has quite a few features that put it above its predecessors, the biggest of which is the ability to play the game’s Career Mode together with a friend. For those racing fans that were saddened that some of the F1 2021 Championship’s rounds were canceled due to COVID-19, the game presents a consolation – four out of five canceled circuits are available to play. The game’s story mode, Braking Point, spans across three whole years, should also not go unmentioned. Yet in one way F1 2021 is much worse than some of the games that came before it. F1 2012, F1 2016, and F1 2017 all have Mac support, but F1 2021 doesn’t. But what if you’re not content with playing these older games and want to try out the newest? Well, there are options.