15 best native macOS video games powered by Apple Silicon to get the most out of its performance

If you have a Mac with Apple Silicon, meaning one of the M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, or the mighty M2 chips, you want to get the most out of its performance and efficiency. And while gaming isn’t sufficiently explored territory – although the future M3 aims to change that perspective – one of the best ways to do that is by enjoying video games optimized to work natively with this architecture. What better way to squeeze that solvent Mac Mini M1 or Macbook M1? without need emulation nor external tools.

For this reason we have chosen 15 Best Native MacOS Video Games Using Apple Silicon that you can currently find on the market and that offer you a fluid, fast and visually spectacular gaming experience. From graphic adventures to ProtectWhether strategy, RPG or simulation, there are options for every taste and genre. So prepare your Mac, your mouse, and your keyboard—or those touchpad Your Macbook Pro M2 – because it’s time to get the most out of your computer’s GPU.

Resident Evil Village

While we wait for the Resident Evil 4 remake to land on our Macs as it deserves, it’s a good way to make your bed enjoying the eighth installment of the most popular survival horror saga. The drama of Ethan Winters surviving Lady Dimitrescu is much more than a meme, it is a colossal work that fully exploits the graphical potential of the RE Engine and new technologies such as ray tracing or FidelityFX. And it works great on any Mac with Apple Silicon. As a gift, it includes an online multiplayer mode called RE:Verse, where you can face other players with the most iconic characters of the saga. What better option?

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Nobody’s heaven

Mac No Man's Sky

Announced at WWDC22, here we have another native Apple silicon compatible with Nvidia’s DLSS that has been sweeping the galaxies for a number of years. No Man’s Sky is an immersive space exploration game that lets you travel through a procedurally generated, nearly infinite universe where every planet, star, animal and plant is unique. You never know what you’ll find on the next planet or solar system, making each game unique. Hello Games has been tirelessly updating it since day oneso it has nothing to do with that first – and misguided – first version.

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The long dark

And from a survival game to a survival game, less demanding in graphics but more ferocious in playability. Being shipwrecked in the cold lands of northern Canada is not easy. And here you have to pay attention not only to the weather, but also to hunger, thirst, fatigue and wild animals. You won’t survive long without managing your inventory, gear, health, and morale. Every element counts.

The Long Dark is an overwhelming survival game, one of the few examples where you can feel the loneliness and isolation of being lost in a hostile world. But it also exudes something unique, a fortress of the best sandbox where you know that if you make an effort you will survive and recover from injury.

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fire clock


What can one say about this great work in Campo Santo: Firewatch puts us in the role of Henry, a fire warden who has to face his memories and can only communicate with his supervisor Delilah via walkie-talkie. Recreating the forested landscape of Wyoming – and you can even play it in 4K – there’s no combat or puzzles here, just a compelling narrative and a soul-etching soundtrack. A story that also has a fantastic Spanish dubbing that explores maturity, guilt and responsibility as few games have attempted.

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Alien: Isolation – The Collection

It won’t be the first time it’s featured here in a great team at Feral, one of the studios responsible for developing 1:1 ports of award-winning games. Previously, this game could be played with Rosetta, although it uses OpenGL libraries instead of Metal and is generally demanding at high resolutions.

But the key, as it should be in these cases, is in an environment. Never before has a video game captured the sentiments of the original film like this Isolation. An unpredictable and deadly alien chasing you through the Sevastopol station and 18 missions that make this game of hide and seek the deadliest join-in game ever. With a manual save system like the old days and outrageous graphics – thanks to the Cathode engine – survival here is more complicated than relying on a cat.

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Baldur’s Gate 3


Dungeons & Dragons and the Forgotten Realms returns like never before. The new epic from Larian Studios, the Belgian studio that has taken on the great responsibility of translating one of the most popular RPG saga in history. A saga that revisits the rules, classes, races, monsters and magic of the fifth edition through a storyline that tells the illithid invasion. While it’s still in “Early Access” mode, it will one of the few concurrent releases that is 100% compatible with Apple Silicon. Available in single player or multiplayer, this is another immersive option to test drive your Mac and see how it fares in terms of frame rate and resolution in the Metal 3 Performance HUD.

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Disco Elysium

And from roll to roll. Because Disco Elysium is a timeless gem that has marked a before and after in the industry, winners of BAFTA for Best Narrative Game, The Game Awards for Best Roleplaying Game, and DICE for Best Performance in History. Being an amnesiac detective tasked with solving a murder in a decadent and corrupt city is just the first layer of the puzzle. You have 24 skills, so each game is unique and all equally deep, original and consistent with your choices. Disco Elysium was one of the first native ports for Mac using Apple Silicon, allowing you to play without emulating anything.

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We have traveled to Barcelona to now propose a very special Spanish game drawn by Conrad Roset and developed by Nomada Studios. Roset is known for its work with brands such as Zara, Adidas or Coca-Cola and The game won the 2019 Apple Design Awards and was nominated for three BAFTAs or winner at The Game Awards 2019 for its impact. In addition, the Grey+ Edition adds more content, more customization options and important technical improvements. A delight at 4K.

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Imagine traveling back to the days of the original Zelda. This is what Tunic proposes, a valuable RPG set in a land of legends and a great treasure hidden somewhere, maybe behind the Golden Gate or in a palace above the clouds. to always be cool a fox parrying with his shield, but more if compatible with Apple Silicon – Requires an M1 or higher processor. Of course, it doesn’t support ultrawide displays: its complicated dioramas work better in a more traditional format.

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Flashout 3


And we put aside leisurely adventures to plunge into the madness of ultra-fast races, loops and sudden and sharp turns. From September 22, 2022, if you have macOS 10.14 or later – and natively on Apple Silicon – you can play this great racing game developed by the Polish company Jujubee SA Bombs in the purest Mario Kary style and with the traditional split screen for a feeling like being published in the game Beginnings of your gamer childhood.

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NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition

And since speed is always about sport, it’s the turn of this review of the great Visual Concepts series published by 2K Sport. The big news is called “The Greatest” a modality where you can compete against 20 of the best players of all time in the NBA, like Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Shaquille O’Neal. Extremely fluid on any Mac with Apple Silicon, the game again has comments from the great NBA analysts Brian Anderson or Greg Anthony and maintains the most mythical modalities such as MyCAREER, Quick Match or online competition. Available through Apple Arcade for Mac and iPad, this is one of those must-haves you won’t want to ignore.

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For many, it was last year’s game. This madness by Daniel Mullins, published by Devolver Digital – a guarantee of quality – proposes a different card game that mixes roguelike deck building, escape room-style puzzles and psychological horror. You don’t need to know anything else, maybe that the creatures of the forest are treacherous. A disturbing story that will keep you glued to the screen, it is the latest and most acclaimed project from the studio behind Pony Island.

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xcom 2


XCOM 2’s Mac translation came from Feral – based on development by Firaxis Games – and the result couldn’t be more perfect. A game that is still seen and enjoyed like few others today, a guerrilla war against the damn aliens who won and ruled the planet. Not for nothing is it considered one of the best isometric aerial strategy games ever developed. An adjustable level of difficulty, five soldier classes and a varied combat style for many types of players. But above all, a performance in macOS with Apple Silicon chips that makes sense to reach 100 fps without scratching anything.

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The medium

Hold on to something because you’re going to be miserable. The medium is one of those crazy things that you can’t imagine until you play it. Featuring patented double reality mechanics and an original soundtrack co-written by Arkadiusz Reikowski and Akira Yamaoka – the composer of Silent Hill himself – here you must use your gift to explore two realities that blend and you in one story surrounded by pain and guilt. Developed by the Bloober team, this is another of the heavyweights recently endorsed by Apple Silicon, You don’t have to resort to Boot Camp or Parallels Desktop.

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LUNA The shadow dust


And we say goodbye with a little adventure to those who warm your heart, Drawn entirely by hand – more than 250 drawn animations testify – and is based on a wordless narrative like back then. Lantern Studio puts us in the role of a boy who has to explore an ancient tower full of secrets. You don’t need to know more to spend the next two hours unraveling them.

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