Best Games On Steam 2017 For Mac Free

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Steam is perhaps the best platform for buying and playing games online and for enjoying a social gaming experience. Although there isn’t exactly a great deal of competition, Steam has proved to be a reliable platform for gaming on both the PC and the Mac. Here are the - Top 10 Mac Steam Games for 2017. Watch more Mac Gaming episodes: Join. Without a doubt one of the best free shooter games for Mac. One more thing Paladins is a great choice for those looking for a free-to-play team-based shooter with low system requirements. The popularity of survival games is easy to understand: fighting to stay alive is hard-coded into our DNA, so it makes sense that we'd become engrossed in experiencing it in games.

FreePlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has found massive success since it hit Steam Early Access on March 23. While the concept of a battle royale isn’t new, Battlegrounds’ refined, no-nonsense approach to the free-for-all, last-player-standing-style survival shooter has earned it immense fame and fortune among enthusiasts of the genre.But this Arma mod-turned-standalone isn’t the only option for survival game fans looking to pit their skills against others. Several mods and standalone games have come before and after (some even made by the creator himself), though how active each community is varies from game to game.
TL;DR: Here's 7 more games that are like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds:
  • DayZ: Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown’s Battle Royale
  • H1Z1: King of the Kill
  • The Culling
  • Unturned: Arena Mode
  • Rust: Battle Royale
  • Ark: Survival of the Fittest
Whether you’re new to the genre, a huge Battle Royale fan curious about the rest of the genre, or simply don’t like PlayerUnknown’s approach and want an alternative, here are seven games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

DayZ: Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown’s Battle Royale


MacInterested in seeing where it all started? Before Brendan Greene was making bank on Battlegrounds, he was known as the lead designer on DayZ: Battle Royale, an Arma 2 mod for the popular open-world survival mod DayZ. After DayZ went standalone in December 2013, Greene began work on PlayerUnknown’s Battle Royale, an Arma 3 mod that launched on the Steam Workshop in 2015. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the culmination of Greene’s ideas for his work on mods like this, and later his consulting on H1Z1, but if you’re interested in testing out the origins of his most popular work, DayZ: Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown’s Battle Royale are where you should start.

H1Z1: King of the Kill

Daybreak Game Company’s H1Z1 actually split off into two separate game projects in 2016, becoming H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill. The multiplayer zombie survival version, Just Survive, is comparable to DayZ with a larger emphasis on team-building. If you’re looking for battle royale-style deathmatch action, King of the Kill is what you want. Players parachute onto land, find weapons, and try to survive against others within the boundaries of a noxious green fog. While the mind behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds worked as a consultant on H1Z1, many Battlegrounds fans describe H1Z1 as more “arcade-y” than tactical. H1Z1’s accessibility is partially a result of this “arcadiness,” but there are other accessible, “Arma-lite” style survival games if you’re looking for something more realistic.

The Culling

The Culling is on a much smaller scale than Battlegrounds, with only 16 players battling it out for victory. Its 8-player Lightning Mode offers even quicker matches. Unlike Battlegrounds, The Culling features a crafting system, perks, the ability to set traps, and a much wider range of melee weapons. Its dystopian game show theme makes for a much wilder style than the fairly grounded Battlegrounds and even the typical zombie apocalypse of H1Z1. While this one’s been on Steam Early Access since March of last year, developer Xaviant is bringing The Culling to Xbox One’s Game Preview program in June.

Unturned: Arena Mode


One of the most popular games on Steam (the 5th most owned in the United States, according to Steamspy) is Unturned, a free to play online sandbox with a zombie apocalypse theme. Unturned features survival-based single- and multiplayer modes that let players team up, build bases, and collect supplies to fight hunger, thirst, disease, and zombies. Its Arena Mode bears the closest resemblance to games like Battlegrounds, where several players randomly spawn on a map and fight until one person or team is left standing. But unlike the other games on this list, Unturned completely eschews a realistic, military sim style in favor of a more blocky, low poly look reminiscent of Minecraft.

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Rust: Battle Royale


Rust, the popular multiplayer survival game from Facepunch Studios, has a few servers running an unofficial game mode called Rust: Battle Royale. It starts you out naked, with nothing but a rock to defend yourself with, then follows the usual flow of gathering loot within a gradually constricting arena and killing off other players until just one is still alive. Unlike Battlegrounds, Rust: Battle Royale does allow you to form unofficial alliances mid-game without risking a ban, but the likelihood of that happening seems slim — especially since the game rules don’t accommodate for more than one winner. At least, not yet.

Ark: Survival of the Fittest

What began as Ark: Survival Evolved, an open-world survival game with a prehistoric theme, eventually split into two separate projects similar to H1Z1 — Ark: Survival Evolved and Ark: Survival of the Fittest — before merging back into a single game again. The Survival of the Fittest mode pits up to 72 players (solo or tribes) against each other in what it calls a “multiplayer online survival arena.” Ark’s dinosaur theme changes up the usual battle royale formula, with dangerous creatures and “evolution events” like acid rain, extreme cold, and dense fog posing as much of a threat as enemy players. And just like in Ark: Survival Evolved, you can still tame dinosaurs for use in battle, though they’re much less powerful than they are in the main game.What are some of your favorite battle royale-style survival games? Let us know in the comments!Don't forget to also check out our Early Access review of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, where we offer our current impressions on the battle royale shooter.Chloi Rad is an Associate Editor for IGN. Follow her on Twitter at @_chloi.

Getting into the best PC games can be an extremely rewarding experience, but it can definitely get expensive. But, you don’t have to pay top dollar for a great gaming experience, which is why we gathered up the best free Steam games 2018 has to offer.

The best free games have become infamous recently for overly aggressive monetization through microtransactions. Don’t worry, though, you won’t have to sign your soul away in an agreement made of loot boxes to enjoy these titles. The best free-to-play Steam games can all be enjoyed for hours on end, without being manipulated into spending your money.

So, fire up your Steam account, boot up one of the best gaming PCs, put your wallet away (for now), and check out the best free-to-play Steam games of 2018.

1. Fractured Space

When it comes to MOBAs (multiplayer online battle arenas), not every game has to be a fantasy-based romp with daggers, spells and cutesy champions.

Take the science fiction ship battles of Fractured Space. Sure, it’s a MOBA-style 5v5 affair, but now you’re in control of a powerful frigate as your hurtle across the stars and attempt to destroy your opponent’s base before your own suffers the same fate.

Skewing the classic MOBA concept as a space-based naval affair gives the setup you know and love a much-needed breath of fresh air, while blowing away all the cobwebs. You can customize your ship and crew, as well as hotkeying weapons and abilities so you can combine the best ships for the task ahead.

It’s one of the most exciting MOBAs on PC, and it's free to play on Steam.

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Download here: Fractured Space

2. Gigantic

Much like Paladins, Gigantic offers a team-based shooter that’s part-Overwatch, part MOBA and part something brand new. Instead of having you defend a slow-moving carriage through a map (because that never gets old) or destroy an enemy base (in classic MOBA style), Gigantic tasks you with killing an enemy giant while attempting to protect your own. Sounds mad, right? It is, but a brilliant kind of mad all the same.

With an art style that mashes up Studio Ghibli flourishes and classic Disney cuteness, Gigantic’s 20-strong character roster offers enough skills, weapons and attributes to appease even the pickiest of players.

Each match is a 5v5 event, with players working together to power up their own Guardian (that’s your giant weapon/walking base) while risking it all to lay siege to the enemy. The roving nature of your Guardian makes every match an intense affair, and best of all, it’s 100% free on Steam.

Download here: Gigantic

3. Star Trek Online

MMOs and film licenses don’t often mix well – from The Matrix Online to Star Wars Galaxies, recognizable universes have rarely lasted in the realm of persistent online worlds. Except for the enduring Star Trek Online, that is. Retroactively made free-to-play following its launch back in 2010, STO gifts you with a crew and a Federation starship and sets you free to sail the stars in true Trekkie fashion.

There are microtransactions available should you want to speed up the levelling/resource gathering process, but STO is consistently generous with its free content, especially to new players looking to see their very own final frontier. It’s also set within ongoing Star Trek canon, taking place roughly three decades after the events of Star Trek Nemesis (you know, that terrible TNG film with Tom Hardy).

With an economy, ever-shifting alliances and a still impressively vast community, STO manages to bottle that magic that makes Star Trek so timeless.

Download here: Star Trek Online

4. Paladins: Champions of the Realm

Paladins launched just after a certain team-based shooter from Blizzard, and it's hard not see the similarities. Still, that doesn’t mean Hi-Rez Studios’ free-to-play FPS isn’t worth your time – it just means you get play something that’s often just as fun and rewarding without forcing you to break the bank with a full-game price.

With a menagerie of characters to choose from (known as Champions), each match offers an objective-based experience that feels more like triple-A fare than other free-to-play shooters.

Paladins includes everything from Overwatch-style payload defence/offence to a Survival mode akin to the popular ‘battle royale’ sub-genre made popular by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite. It offers a consistently enjoyable and rewarding place to spend your time, even if it’s a tad derivative.

It's free to play on Steam, and there's no need to sink any money into it as long as you’re willing to grind for the first few hours.

Download here: Paladins: Champions of the Realm

5. ArcheAge

MMOs set within the confines of a fantasy setting are hardly new – in fact, almost all of them fit that description to a tee – but very few of them manage to offer just as much diverse content as the Korean-made ArcheAge.

You can do all your usual MMO minutia – questing, gathering resources, looting new weapons and gear, and so on – but grind through its early levels and you’ll discover an online world full of surprises.

Want to conquer lands and lay claim to them? Check. Fancy building your very own castle? Double check. How about forming an alliance and besieging another for control of their land? Triple check. Oh, and how about a naval combat setting that practically adds an entire open-ocean to explore and plunder? All the checks. ArcheAge offers all this and more. Its naval combat mechanics are particularly impressive, enabling you to dispense maritime justice or hunt for loot as a virtual pirate.

Download here: ArcheAge

6. Warface: Blackout

Free-to-play shooters in their more traditional, deathmatch-esque form are often a hit and miss affair, but despite all those polished triple-A offerings from the likes of Activision and EA, Crytek Kiev has managed to put together a robust little FPS that can be just as exciting and enjoyable as many other entries in the bullet-ridden genre.

Warface: Blackout offers four classes to choose from, with weapons, gear, attachments and specific skills tied to each one. Having the right balance of classes in your squad adds a more Battlefield-style teamwork ethic, especially when engineers can repair armour and snipers can pull off game-changing one-shot kills.

After four years of rotation on the field, Warface has also honed its online economy, neatly offering you the ability to spend in-game currency on a rental system that lets you test out guns and gear before investing time and cash into your own version.

Download here: Warface: Blackout

7. Art of War: Red Tides

Are you looking for a MOBA spin-off that’s light on the RTS elements but deep enough to keep you engaged through every match? Well, we’ve got just the free-to-play beauty for you. Art of War: Red Tides takes that classic MOBA structure – funnelling you down a channel with loads of units as you attempt to destroy a base at the other end – but strips out all the busywork in between. It might not appeal to the hardcore among us, but for those looking to replicate the relaxed involvement of a mobile title at your PC, this is right up your alley.

That’s not to say it’s a spectator title. You’ll still need to survey the battlefield and use your energy reserves to build units to counter those already on the field. There are a trio of modes available, but it’s in the 3v3 mode the setup works best, with matches often coming down to which team pulls off the best combo.

Download here: Art of War: Red Tides

8. Warframe

Okay, so the word ‘war’ features quite a lot in some of the best and most popular free-to-play titles, but that’s because few things are as fun to wage when you’re spending no money. Another such example is Warframe – an online melee brawler/shooter that’s evolved into one of the most enjoyable games on PC.

Putting you in control of a sword-wielding space ninja (yes, it’s as cool as it sounds), the game feels like a cross between For Honor and Destiny 2, with modes offering PvE and PvP matches to keep you engaged. There’s even a story mode, and it’s actually pretty fun, if a little repetitive in places.

Developer Digital Extremes has also been dedicated to Warframe, rolling out regular updates and events that offer new upgrades and expansion on its rich lore. It may have floundered on consoles, but Warframe is one of the best examples of how to do the best free Steam games right.

Download here: Warframe

9. Star Conflict

There’s been a resurgence for the sci-fi dogfighting subgenre in the last few years – thanks in part to the rise of VR – but there aren’t many titles that let you take to the stars and shoot space ships for nada. In fact, there’s just the one, and it’s one of the most enjoyable games we’ve played on this list.

The game is split into four main modes – PvP, Open Space, Sector Conquest and Missions – offering plenty of content for absolutely no pounds/euros/dollars. You can atomize other players in classic deathmatches, explore an impressively vast universe in Open Space, or head into co-op for a bit of PvE action in Missions. You can set up custom battles with friends if you’re in mood for a private dust up. Ship designs offer different attributes depending on your play style, and earning new ones can be pulled off without spending a penny if you’re willing to grind.

Download here: Star Conflict

10. Atlas Reactor

Part MOBA, part RTS, Atlas Reactor borrows those now ubiquitous decision queues and adds a neat twist: instead of each player acting out their turn one after the other, everyone gets to play at the same time. The result? A strategy game in actual real-time as players move units around the map, exchanging actions in a chaotic flurry. It can be a little more luck based than we would like (since you don’t know what you’re opponents are going to do next, it’s often guess work alone), but the pace soon hooks you in.

Decision, one of two main modes in the game, forces you to make these decisions in 20 seconds or under for each turn (making every match hella fun and hyper intense), while Resolution slows things down into four phases as you plan out your moves and set traps as you attempt to win each 4v4 showdown.

Download here: Atlas Reactor

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