Despite the fact that the number of games for macOS is growing every year, the apple desktop platform can still not be called suitable for games. Most large and popular AAA projects either become available to the owner of the iMac and MacBook with a long delay, or do not appear on macOS at all. However, over the years, several methods have been invented that allow you to play cool games on your Mac. In this article we will talk about three main options.
Prefer indie projects and wait for AAA games
The easiest option is to switch from AAA projects to games from independent developers. Thanks to Steam, today you can easily find dozens of interesting projects of various genres – from turn-based strategies to first-person shooters. Over the past couple of years, we have written many reviews of such games (you can read them in the corresponding section of the site).
As for AAA games, then in this case we can only wait. In recent years, major publishers have occasionally turned their attention to the apple desktop platform. However, most new products still pass by the owners of computers from Apple. In addition, one should not forget about the high requirements that distinguish the latest AAA games, which leaves many users of apple computers behind the scenes.
Summing up, we can say that this method is suitable primarily for owners of non-top modifications of the iMac and MacBook, as well as for not very demanding gamers.
Install a second system
The second way to run cool games on a Mac is to install Windows as a second operating system. This is relatively easy to do with the Boot Camp utility. After installing the second OS, users will be available almost all the latest games for Windows.
But this method has its limitations. In particular, it is not suitable for owners of apple laptops with small drives and users of basic modifications of the Mac.
Using cloud gaming platforms
The first cloud gaming platforms began to appear for a long time. Thanks to them, users got the opportunity to play cool games on almost any computer. The only requirement was high-speed Internet (at least 10 Mbit / s).
However, in recent years the number of such services has slightly decreased. In addition, not all of them were comfortable using from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus due to high pings and delays. At the moment, the best cloud gaming platform for residents of the Russian Federation, the CIS and even Europe is Playkey.
Thanks to Playkey, almost any apple user can comfortably play Grand Theft Auto V, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. The only requirement is the availability of high-speed stable Internet – from 5 to 10 Mbit / s.
In fact, users do not even run the selected games on their computer. They simply send control commands to remote servers with powerful graphics cards, on which game projects are launched, and back they get a high-quality “picture”.
Speaking quite simply, the Playkey is a powerful gaming computer connected to a laptop or a candybar of the user with a very long wire. Thanks to such power, you can play on it in almost any game and anywhere.
Playkey does not work for free. To use the cloud gaming platform, users need to subscribe, the price of which starts at 1,290 rubles per month. In addition, for some games you will also need to purchase a key. However, even taking into account the cost of games and a monthly subscription, using Playkey will cost several times less than buying a gaming computer or console.
To summarize, we can say that Playkey is one of the most convenient ways to allow iMac and MacBook owners to easily play the latest AAA games. Thanks to cloud technology, you can forget about the technical characteristics of your computer. The only thing you need for a comfortable game with high graphics settings is high-speed Internet and a subscription.