From smartphones to gaming consoles and PCs, the gaming world is available to millions of players who use a variety of operating systems. One of the great benefits to having such a variety is that you don’t need to have the most up-to-date operating system to enjoy some of your favorite games. While some operating systems with open-source software may not be ideal for specific programs needed for work use, they are perfect for computer games.
Have a Linux or Mac OS X and don’t know what to do with it? There’s no need to toss it out or trade it in. Here are some games you can enjoy:
For many die hard gamers, the action genre seems to be the only type worth playing and here are some you won’t want to miss out on:
Mad Max: Although this game was initially released in September 2015, it finally became available for both Mac and Linux in October of this year. This post-apocalyptic action game puts players through treacherous missions in The Wasteland, while trying to avoid gangs of bandits. The graphics are reminiscent of the 2015 film, Mad Max:Fury Road.
Alien: Isolation: In the spirit of popular action films, Alien:Isolation is described as a “survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger”. The player is Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Ellen Ripley, who goes on a mission to find the truth behind her mother’s disappearance while confronting an unpredictable and ruthless Alien.
Assassin’s Creed, II: When Assassin’s Creed was released in 2008, it had a strong following, but it couldn’t be placed on Linux or Mac OS X. However, good news for Linux and Mac OS X players, Assassin’s Creed, II, which is set in Renaissance Italy is available.
Sometimes you don’t have time to commit to the complex storyline of an action game or you just want to play something a little lighter, here’s where casual games are a good pick:
Casino Games: Although there are several different types of casino games available for purchase for Mac OS X and Linux, such as Hoyle Casino Game Collection, many of them focus on mastering the game rather than giving you the opportunity to do some actual gambling. These types of games are best to be enjoyed online. While many online casino games can be played on a variety of operating systems, check out online casino reviews to make sure that Mac OS X and/or Linux are supported.
Dear Esther: This adventure game for Mac OS X is far from the chaotic world of Mad Max. This single player game about “a deserted island, a lost man, memories of a fatal crash, and a book written by a dying explorer” offers a quiet and peaceful journey through nature. While it may lack action game play, it’s driven by a powerful and interesting storyline.
Dinocide: Ever have days when you yearn to play an NES game, but your game console was sold years ago at a garage sale or stopped working after countless hours of play? If you’re looking for a fun and whimsical game that was inspired by NES, Dinocide might just be the game for you. Your love interest has been kidnapped by the Dinosaur God and you can tame your own Dinosaur to be your traveling companion. Sounds pretty simple, but it might be just the kind of simple you need, plus, it’s available for Linux and Mac OS X.