There are countless games available that see you facing off against the living dead, but what do you do when your enemy is the Livid Dead? You call on Rayman to save the day, then you wait for him to show up on December 12th. That’s when Feral Interactive will release the 2D platforming adventure, Rayman Origins, for the Macintosh.
Set in 1962 at the height of the Cold War, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified tells the origin story of the underground XCOM organization and its clandestine war against an imposing alien threat. As a third-person tactical shooter, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified delivers a new experience using the classic XCOM formula by taking players out of the familiar god-like view of strategy games and dropping them into third-person combat.
Chuck’s Challenge 3D for OS X is packed with addictive and challenging tile-based puzzle games with improved 3D graphics. It’s designed by Chuck Sommerville, the same guy who created the 90’s game Chip’s Challenge. You’re going to play as Woop, along with his pets—Asida, Bebinca, Clottie, Dobos and Éclair—which Chuck considers killer monsters.
Dementium II, the award winning Nintendo DS horror game, is coming to the Mac and PC with better visuals and lighting effects, and refined controls. Originally released in 2010 by Renegade Kid, Dementium II quickly gained a cult following for its dark storytelling, intense action, and twisted puzzles. Now in 2013 Memetic Games is tasked with using their cinematic background to revitalize this classic horror game for the modern computer in Dementium II HD.
Aspyr loves you so much…I don’t know what else they can do to approve it. This week, they announced that BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode 1 is now available on the Mac. And if you don’t have Macintosh to play it on, they’ve got that covered, too. Through their GameAgent service, they’ll be giving away a 27″ iMac loaded with Aspyr games such as BioShock Infinite, Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition, Civilization V: Gold Edition, and more.
If you don’t know about Candy Crush Saga, it’s an addictive puzzle game that requires users to match sweets in a combination of three or more, which would also result in the appearance of special candies.
Avadon 2: The Corruption—an epic fantasy role-playing game—is now available for Mac and PC, with an iPad version coming in early 2014. Explore a gigantic world filled with secrets, artifacts, and a rich story, and experience multiple different endings and dozens of world-influencing side quests
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse is a point-and-click adventure for PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. It will be released in two episodes, with the first coming December 4th and the second in January 2014. When a mysterious painting is stolen during an armed raid on a Paris gallery, intrepid lawyer George Stobbart and feisty journalist Nico Collard are thrown, seemingly by chance, into the investigation together.
Obduction is a first-person adventure game made by Cyan, the company best known for Myst and Riven. The game begins when a “curious, organic artifact drops from the sky and inexplicably whisks you away across the universes to who-knows-where (or when, or why).” There, you have to explore the alien world and discover what secrets it holds.
F1 2013 offers Mac gamers the same chance as their PC and console counterparts to experience the thrills of the 2013 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, which is both trademarked and in all caps, so it’s either super important or super angry. And for the first time in the award-winning series, players will be able to race classic cars on iconic circuits in a new game mode called F1 Classics.
Having been a gamer in the ’90s, I’m a fan of point-and-click adventure games; you kind of had to be in order to survive the era. And although technology has moved on (along with the industry, in fits and starts), there are still plenty of solid adventure games being made. Daedalic Entertainment has released a good number of them, and Memoria is one of their best so far.
In today’s Social Playbook, I look ahead to Warlords of Draenor, wonder why RPGs always have the same classes, and offer up three Mac games I’m really looking forward to. RPG and adventure gamers are going to have some big decisions to make in the coming months, especially if you like a tablespoon of nostalgia stirred into your Mac games.