Birchtree
By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

The Steam Summer Game Sale is On, Here are 9 Mac Games You Should Consider

The Mac isn't a good gaming platform, but that doesn't mean there aren't some good games that have been ported to the platform. Today I've got 9 great games you can run on your Mac today and that are on sale on Steam right now. I've played all these games and can vouch for them being quality experiences.

  1. Vampire Survivors ($2.99) is a game where all you do is move up, down, left, and right. There is no attack button or other actions, you simply pick up attacks and buffs that automatically fire at the enemies constantly enclosing around you. This is my dark horse for 2022 game of the year.
  2. Hades ($14.99, 40% off) is a roguelike for people who don't like roguelikes. It was the talk of the industry when it came out in 2020, and it's a joy to play with a fun story that takes place between runs.
  3. Dead Cells ($12.49, 50% off) is a 2D roguelike that just added a bunch of accessibility features that make it more playable by more people. A cool pixel-art aesthetic elevates this already fun game.
  4. Slay the Spire ($8.49, 66% off) is a deck-building roguelike (I swear this is the last roguelike on the list!) where you build a deck of cards as you proceed through ever more challenging opponents. I've sunk untold hours into this one.
  5. Celeste ($4.99, 75% off) is a 2D platformer that is incredibly satisfying with a great story, and much like Dead Cells, has a bunch of accessibility features that make this something everyone can enjoy.
  6. Tunic ($26.99, 10% off) is in the conversation for game of the year in 2022 and it's a tough as nails cute adventure game (accessibility features here too!) that lets you uncover a beautiful world through your own intuition.
  7. Inscryption ($13.99, 30% off) is a deck building game as well, but…well that's all I'll say here. Best to go into this one knowing as little as possible, but know that it was in the conversatuon for game of the year when it came out because it's much more than it seems on the surface.
  8. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut ($13.99, 65% off) is the weirdest game on this list, and I honestly don't know how to sell this one right here. It's got a tone and a world that's unlike anything you've ever played. It's an isometric RPG, but there's not really any combat, it's all about unraveling mysteries and not dying in conversations.
  9. Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition ($17.99, 60% off) is a stunning isometric RPG with tons of action and branching storylines where you really get to create the experience that you want for yourself. If anything, this game has too much choice, as I sometimes felt like I didn't know what to do since the game wasn't telling me what to do, I just had to figure something out myself. Still, a game I sunk 50+ hours into and enjoyed immensely, even if I never rolled credits.
Show Comments

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.