The Medium is a video game in the genre of psychological horror made by Bloober Team, a Polish gamedev studio. Appropriately, the game is set in Poland as well, several years after the fall of the Soviet Union. The story revolves around Marianne, a woman with a mysterious ability – she can enter and leave the Spirit Realm at will. She is contacted by someone named Thomas, who knows a lot more about Marianne than he should – he knows not only about her powers, but also about her dreams. He offers to explain the situation to Marianne, but only if she meets him. Intrigued, Marianne agrees.
The gameplay of The Medium, meanwhile, is focused on two things: puzzle-solving and combat. Naturally, these take full advantage of the premise – switching back and forth between the Spirit World and the Earth is required to solve many puzzles, and sometimes you’d even have to inhabit both simultaneously. What’s more, certain places can only be explored in the Spirit World. Of course, the combat, too, is all about harnessing spiritual energy to create both shields and blasts.
The Medium is certainly an impressive and highly acclaimed game, but it doesn’t matter how good a game is if you can’t play it. The Medium is available on Windows, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, but it cannot be played on Mac natively. However, with this guide, you will be able to play The Medium on Mac even though it is not officially supported.
Sniper Elite 5 is a stealth third-person shooter. It was developed by Rebellion Developments, a prolific game studio responsible for many great games, such as Aliens vs Predator and Zombie Army 4: Dead War. Sniper Elite 5 plays similarly to its predecessors, and features the same setting and protagonist. They rather define the series, after all. For those not familiar with it, Sniper Elite games are set during World War II, and have Karl Fairburne as the protagonist. Karl is an American operative in disguise, infiltrating German forces to accomplish various objectives. Rather obviously, the focus of the game is stealth combat – sniping your enemies from afar. To further enhance this process, the game features a robust weapon customization system. There are several different game modes available for Sniper Elite 5. The first and the most important one, of course, is the singleplayer campaign. Then, there are cooperative mode and invasion mode. Both of them are derived from the singleplayer mode. In co-op two players work together to clear the campaign, while in invasion mode a third player takes the role of an enemy. There’s also a survival mode, in which waves of enemies are thrown at four players until they finally die. Sniper Elite 5 is available on PS 4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, as well as on Windows. Apple computers are not officially supported, but with the help of this guide you will be able to play Sniper Elite 5 on Mac as well.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a video game in the action-adventure genre, developed by Ember Lab. The players will play as a magical girl named Kena, who has an equally magical job – she’s a spirit guide. Her main responsibility is helping souls of dead people move on to the afterlife – a theme rather central to the game. This time, however, Kena’s journey is wrought with peril – dangerous monsters, summoned by a particularly strong and vengeful spirit, now roam the forest, and the land has become corrupted. To deal with this issue, Kena has several options. She can perform attacks with her staff, which, curiously enough, can act as a bow for energy arrows. The same spirit energy can also be used defensively – Kena’s Pulse ability shields herself while stunning the enemies. Finally, Spirit Bombs can be thrown at the monsters to devastating effect.
The tools that Kena uses to dispose of the enemies are also used for platforming and puzzle-solving. Kena’s staff is not only a bow, it can also act as a grappling hook, which is essential to traversing the corrupted landscape. Over the course of the game, Kena will gain spirit companions, small creatures which are called “the Rot”. Although they can’t attack enemies, they can distract them, as well as perform a variety of non-combat tasks.
Unfortunately, the game is only available on PS4, PS5, and Microsoft Windows. Despite this, you can play Kena: Bridge of Spirits on Mac as well. All you need to do is follow the guide below.
Salt and Sacrifice is an Action-RPG game developed by Ska Studios. It is a sequel to Salt and Sanctuary, a 2016 game set in the same world. The dark, foreboding atmosphere of Salt and Sacrifice, as well as its challenging gameplay, has earned it, as well as its prequel, the title of “Dark Souls of platformers”. And while reviewers love comparing every single game to Souls these days, this time the comparison is actually appropriate. The combat is complex, with a wide selection of weapons that have their own unique playstyle and movesets, defensive equipment such as shields, as well as the ability to attack with magic. There are many bosses, requiring the players to methodically develop strategies in order to defeat them. Finally, RPG elements such as leveling up and skill point allocation allow for many different builds, which improves replayability. Sounds familiar? As overused as the comparison is, Salt and Sacrifice genuinely resembles Souls in many ways. Unlike the Souls games, however, this game is two-dimensional, with a side view like in platformers. Because of this, the game can be seen as a Metroidvania as well. The curious blend of the two is certainly innovative, and makes the game worth checking out.
Unfortunately, however, Salt and Sacrifice is available only on PlayStation 4 & 5, as well as Windows. This is quite disappointing, as the previous game was available on a much wider range of platforms. However, it is still possible to play Salt and Sacrifice on Mac even though the developers do not support the platform. The guide below will explain how to do it.
Trek to Yomi is an action-adventure game done in a cinematic style. The game is developed by Flying Wild Hog, the studio behind Shadow Warrior 2 and 3. The story of the game revolves around a swordsman named Hiroki and his battle against evil – his failures, and, eventually, successes in this fight. The whole game is done in a black-and-white artstyle, with a grainy filter applied on top. According to the developers, the intent was to make the game look like a silent film from the 1920-1930 era of cinematography. To further enhance the cinematic experience, Trek to Yomi features a memorable soundtrack designed to evoke images of feudal Japan. Traditional Japanese instruments, such as shamisen and taiko drums, have been used extensively.
The gameplay of Trek to Yomi can largely be divided into two distinct parts, exploration and combat. They can be easily distinguished from one another, as combat sections always feature a side-view camera angle – a part of this game’s streamlined approach to combat. The players have several weapons at their disposal – a katana, obviously, but also shurikens, bows, and ozutsu.
Trek to Yomi is available on PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, and MS Windows. Sadly, there’s no support for Apple computers. But it is still possible to play Trek to Yomi on Mac – the instructions are in the article below.
Dune: Spice Wars is a recent strategy game about building, exploring, and fighting as well. Players within are set on the harsh desert planet of Arrakis possessing the so-called “Spice” – a highly valuable and no-alternative resource that extends life, inflates consciousness, and makes interstellar traveling possible. There are 4 fractions to play for in Dune – House Atreides, House Harkonnen, the Smugglers, and the native Fremen all of which are striving to conquer the planet and acquire dominance over the spice resource. Forge your victory by taking the right economic, political, and statecraft decisions to prevail in a multi-fractional brawl. Become the true leader and geopolitician able to outsmart all of the enemies and cast the future you want. Dune: Spice Wars is truly incredible, bringing unique mechanics and gameplay with modern-day graphics intrinsic to strategic games on Windows. Despite it comes down to having only one official OS support, we are glad to assure you that Dune: Spice Wars can be played on Mac as well. Just read our guide below to learn how.
Deadside is a 2020 multiplayer shooter putting its players into hardcore survival conditions. The large open world of various locations, impenetrable forests, and abandoned settlements will thrust you into a post-apocalyptic adventure. During this journey, players will have to go against or cooperate with other players, interact with friendly and hostile NPC characters, shelter from assaults, craft items/weapons, trade, and do tons of other full-of-fun things. Players can also gather in groups and organize raids on armed bandits or cannibals together while completing available missions. The whole map is up at your disposal to set your order and plan your long-lasting survival. Deadside by far deserves your attention providing a truly immersive experience of close-to-real-life gameplay within the ruins of a dead civilization. Although the game is officially available only for Windows, it can nonetheless be played on macOS using advanced cloud and virtual tools. Follow the article below for more information on this.
Developed by Alter Games, Partisans 1941 is a real-time tactical game played from a top-down perspective. As written in the game title, players have to control a group of stealthy partisans fighting the Nazi invaders during World War II. You are given a number of flexible tools – to plan, research, and decide on the best position of ambush. Originate your strategy from the partisan base deep in the woods while attracting new like-minded people to join your mission. Put all of your tactical thinking together to create a squad of professional and aspired fighters ready to put lives at risk and come out victorious. Carry out sabotage missions to deplete and weaken Nazi infrastructure while obtaining the necessary resources to sustain your warfare. Partisans 1941 is an exciting pinpoint precision videogame thrusting its players into the role of partisan commander behind the lines of the rapidly advancing German army during the most tragic period of bloody World War II. Unfortunately, the game is officially available only on Windows. However, there is no reason to be upset about it as you will be able to launch and play it on macOS nonetheless. Follow the article below to learn how.
Developed by the American studio Mobius Digital, Outer Wilds is an action-adventure videogame that deserved a wave of positive feedback and rewards including Best Game of 2019 thanks to its unusual plot. The gameplay unfolds itself in a miniature planetary system that dies transforming a star into a supernova after every 22 minutes of playthrough. Similar to the popular film Groundhog Day, the game character is trapped in a closed time loop allowing the player to explore the world of Outer Wilds over and over again shortly before its collapse. The game is full of fun and unraveled puzzles waiting behind each corner of the entire solar system. This cosmically unusual masterpiece can be officially purchased and played on platforms like Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Although there is no Mac attached to this list, we have a couple of ideas on how to launch it regardless. Follow the guide below to find it out.
Teardown by Tuxedo Labs is an innovative sandbox game about destruction. To be more specific, the game’s focus is destruction of buildings, though all elements of the game world can be destroyed. Every structure in the game, be it a building, a vehicle, or any other object, is made out of small cubes called voxels. This is what allows Teardown to have fully destructible environments and realistic crumbling mechanics, which in turn makes the game very fun to play. Though still in Early Access, the game is already excellent – it received several awards, and currently has “Overwhelmingly Positive” reviews on Steam.
But Teardown does not rest on its laurels. Quite the opposite, as the game receives a lot of updates. Teardown 0.9 update was especially notable, because in this update, the Teardown campaign was fully finished. It also brought other exciting content, such as more Teardown levels, mission types, and tools. Just recently, another big update, Teardown 0.95, was released. This update changes how Teardown sandbox mode plays quite a lot, because the players can now spawn in any vehicle or object, even from mods.
With all these content-packed updates, it is obvious that porting the game to other platforms is not a priority for the developers – Teardown is available for Windows only. But what if you want to enjoy the new Teardown campaign on Mac? Where is a will, there’s a way. Despite the lack of a port, you can play Teardown on Mac by following the guide below.