"It just works."

If you ask about Apple OS X games on /v/, you're going to get drowned in trolls. We'd like to apologize for that: sorry.

Damn near every major game made for Microsoft Windows also has an OS X version these days, so check that out until we can get /v/ to give a straight answer, and write this page.

For games from before OS X came out, check the Macintosh page.

And for God's sake, get Steam. It's been available for OS X since May 2010.

Also, Unix and Mac users should look into Wine. It usually supports Windows games and it's free.

By the way, it's pronounced "o-s-ten". Yeah, the X is a 10, roman numerals n' shit.

The List Edit

Picture Title Genre Year Released Description Where to acquire
150px Amnesia: The Dark Descent Horor /Mindfuck 2011 This is an FPS, for First-Person-ScreamLikeALittleGirl. You gotta make your way through a damned dark castle, but it's too dark to see. If you carry a light, however, the things can see you. Official site
150px Bioshock FPS 2007 Adventure in the underwater dystopia of "Rapture," what was supposed to be a libertarian paradise. Action / exploration and customizing combat. There's some moral ambiguity too, when it comes time to decide what to do about the "little sisters." Feral
150px Battle Bears -1 Shooter 2011 A Third-Person shooter where you control bears, shooting other bears in space. Contains the 3 campaigns from he iPhone/iPad/Adroid version, but with better graphics and mouse and keboard control. Currently free on the Mac App Store, but also avaible on iPhone/iPad/Android.
150px Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition FPS/RPG 2012 The year is 2027, corporations are beyond the control of governments, and robotic body augmentations are becoming mainstream. You are the security chief of the world's leading biotechnology company, and it's up to you to find the truth about the terrorist attack that killed your top scientists. But the conspiracy is much bigger than you could have guessed.

Mac users got lucky for once: this exclusive "Ultimate Edition" includes the extra material from all the preorder bonus packs and DLC expansions.

150px Giana Sisters Platformer 2011 Remake/reboot/reimagining/rewhatever of the fondly remembered German Super Mario ripoff. A solid, very charming old-school platformer. Also for iOS. App Store
150px Half-Life Complete FPS 2008 An experiment goes terribly wrong, and everyone's favorite crowbar-wielding MIT Ph.D. has to deal with a ton of aliens invading and the black ops trying to cover up the whole mess. Come on, it's the goddamn Half-Life series, you can't not play this! Steam
150px Heroes of Newerth MOBA 2010 A Defence Of The Ancients clone. Freemium:
Official site
150px Katawa Shoujo Visual Novel 2012 Freeware romance VN with roots on 4chan. Free:
Official site
150px Machinarium Puzzle 2009 The black-hat robots stole your robot girlfriend, and threw you on the robot junkpile! Pick yourself up, get back into the city and save her. Beautiful art, much pointy-clicky puzzle solving. Official site
150px Marathon trilogy FPS 1994-1996 The predecessor to the Halo series. The year is 2794 and you are a security officer aboard the UESC Marathon, a large, multi-generational colony spacecraft (converted from one of Mars's moons). As the ship and the Tau Ceti colony are attacked by hostile extraterrestrials, you find that something is amiss with the ship's artificial intelligences - one of which having gone quite insane after figuring out a secret greater than universe itself. Free:
150px Minecraft Sandbox 2011 The world is composed of blocks which you can destroy and reuse to the extent of your imagination. It is currently in beta phase and is being updated semi-often. It also features an extensive Survival mode and Multiplayer mode. First-Person LEGO (FPL ?) Official site
150px Pathways Into Darkness FPS/RPG 1993 An extraterrestrial transmission warns us of impending doom: millions of years ago, a reality-manipulating creature fell on Earth, killing all dinosaurs. Now, it will awaken in a few days, and when it does, it will destroy the world entirely. The only solution is to get it back to bed, by means of a nuclear bomb planted on the lowest levels of a mysterious pyramid of non-human origin.

The predecessor to the Marathon series, very unique, and one of the hardest games ever.

App Store

150px Portal Puzzle 2007 You're a "volunteer" at an experimental research facility managed by an AI who is lacking in ethics and doubtful sanity. Your job is to test a device that can connect two surfaces together. You are promised cake if you complete the tests successfully (spoiler: the cake is horrible-screaming-death flavoured). Steam
150px Portal 2 Puzzle 2011 A sub-AI module dug you out of cryostasis to help get out of the testing facility. The AI from the last game is deactivated, so it should be easy so long as you don't reactivate her. Just don't press the 'on' button... the red shiny 'on' button... the jolly candy-like OH FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!!! More puzzles, more gimmicks, plenty of background fluff and top-notch voice acting. Also comes with 2-player co-op first-person puzzle mode (2PCOFPPM?). Steam
Free soundtrack
150px Rochard Platformer / puzzle 2011 When an asteroid mining crew finds evidence of intelligent life out there, they're attacked by space bandits, and soon find themselves as targets of a nasty conspiracy. Excellent graphics and sound, some nice run-n-gun action, and a ton of crazy physics-manipulating puzzles. Official site
150px Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty RTS 2010 It's Starcraft, only moreso.
150px System Shock 2 FPS/RPG 1999 "Look at you, hacker. A pathetic creature of meat and bones, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How could you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?" GOG
150px Team Fortress 2 FPS 2007 An official sequel to the Quake modification, Team Fortress. The game revolves around nine unique classes and hats. A lot of hats. It's updated regularly and has been receiving consistent content since it's release. Freemium:
Official site
150px The Witcher RPG 2007 GOG
150px The Witcher 2 RPG 2012 GOG
150px Torchlight RPG 2010 A modern roguelike from the designers of Diablo and the team behind Mythos - so if you liked those, get it. Steam
150px World of Goo Puzzle 2008 Is there any platform that World of Goo doesn't run on? Help sticky blobs of, well, goo to cooperate so they can get from point A to point B. Simple idea, it's the art and decorations that make it memorable. Official site