I don't know if you've noticed it, but there are more and more torrent sites for Mac games out there.
And as someone remotely familiar with the Internet will tell you, these are all shady websites you should never download anything from. Still, they still manage to appear in the best search results for many popular Mac games.
And it gets worst. They even offer free downloads for games like don't even exist on MacOS! FIFA 19 on Mac? Seriously?
Except that piracy is wrong, you should be careful as there are only two possible outcomes:
- Best case scenario: There is a wrapped version of a Windows pirate that probably won & # 39 ; t work .
- Worst case scenario: It is a virus .
Anyway, it's not worth it. But fortunately, there are better alternatives that are legal, support developers and can be free (or near).
How to find and download free Mac games?
While most people are busy talking about the trends that harm consumers (plush boxes come to mind), there is another trend that calmly picks up: stores that give away free games.
Not to be confused with gifts with just a few lucky winners, more and more digital stores offer games for free for a limited time. Just a few weeks ago, there were 4 free games at the same time (including The Sims 4). Epic Games actually offer Limbo at the moment for free!
And it gets better. Epic Games gives away a new free game every two weeks:
Humble Bundle, Steam and GOG also do it from time to time. And there are no questions or hoops to jump through. You just need to claim your free copy before the offer expires .
As part of the Level Up Gamer you will be notified automatically every time a game goes free. Otherwise, you have to visit digital stores and gaming sites regularly if you don't want to miss the best deals …
How to Find Extremely Cheap Mac Games
Free Games Are Good But They Are Rare. Very cheap games, however, are much easier to find. Some of the offers you can find are just incredible, and when it comes to ridiculous deals, Steam is king.
There is a reason why the sale is famous, with irresistible deals that players cannot refuse (how big is your your pile of shame?). Steam hosted 4 sales per year:
- Steam Halloween Sale : October – November
- Steam Autumn Sale : November
- Steam Winter Sale : December – January
- Steam Summer Sale: June 23
PC Gamer does a great job of tracking the specific dates.
These are some examples from last year's Steam Fall Sale:
- Counter-Strike was $ 0.99 (90% off)
- Deus Ex : Human Revolution was $ 2.99 (85% off)
- Tomb Raider was $ 3.99 (80% off)
- Borderlands 2 was $ 4.99 (75% off)
- Portal 2 was $ 1.99 (90% off)
- Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine was $ 1.49 (90% off)
Money is no longer an excuse for piracy, especially when it is critically acclaimed game for under $ 5!
Humble Bundle and GOG catch …
Between Steam's ales, players had to be patient if they wanted good game deals, but that's no longer the case.
And today, Humble Bundle and GOG also host regular monster sales with equally impressive offers.
All other big digital stores are struggling hard to steer you away from Steam and also have great sales. These are the most important digital stores you need to bookmark if you are looking for cute gaming deals:
- GOG.com: They specialize in Indian and older titles and also have great sales at The Witcher games.
- Fanatic: Formerly known as Bundle Stars, they often have great sales on popular games.
- Humble Bundle: Famous for its bundles, they also have a store with great deals and more.
With so many sales throughout the year, you don't do it I don't have to torrent Mac games anymore. In addition, you will be a good resident who does not pirate things and support the gaming industry. 19
The trick is again to realize that there is an agreement before it's too late …
But what if I don't have time?
Not everyone can visit every store, every day, hoping to find the best deals. There is no shortage of offers, but you have to check the various stores manually to find the hidden gems under hundreds of mediocre games for sale.
A good alternative is to use something like Cheap Shark or Is There Any Agreement. Both sites do a great job of tracking the games for sale at any time and trying their best to rank them for you.
The thing is that they are made for Windows PC players. If you want to find the best Mac games, check the offers one by one and see which games support macOS. This too is frustrating and can take a lot of time.
Our private Level Up Gamer club can also help you with that. If you are interested, check it out here.