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Contrary to popular belief the Mac is not devoid of games. They are plenty of classic games from years gone by and even more in this modern age of digital downloads. Here are a few of my personal favorites.

Age of Empires III

Age of Empires III

Developed by Ensemble Studios and published for Mac OS X by MacSoft back in 2006, Age of Empires III maintains the expected level of involvement for a real-time strategy (RTS), but delivers it in a absolutely superb package; armies begin as simple men killing each other with bows and swords, only to advance to more efficient implements of war, such as cannons and rifles, with peasants gathering resources, such as food, gold and timber. The Campaign The single player campaign…

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Unreal Tournament 2004

Unreal Tournament 2004

Lets just get this out of the way first…Unreal Tournament 2004 (UT2K4) is awesome! There, all done, but let me explain why I recommend this game. Joel Davies wrote a very good review of UT2K4 on InsideMacGames back when it was originally released; To drop an overused cliche: it’s a whole new ball game. Unreal Tournament 2004 finally realizes its place in the genre, and feels like a sports game. Admittedly, you are still running around gorgeous maps, stealing flags,…

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Civilization II

Civilization II

Sid Meier’s Civilization II is an empire-building turn-based strategy game. The game starts at the Old Stone Age in 4000 BC. Your tribe begins with a Settlers unit and has no knowledge about the surrounding area. As you found new cities and explore the surroundings, you may find hostile barbarians, villages, and other competing cultures. Once you have discovered another culture, you can adopt a policy of co-existence by signing a permanent peace treaty with that culture; you can even…

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