How to get it: App Store Set in a mysterious and monochromatic world, Limbo sends you off into the shadowy 2D space without explanation or prompt, tasking you with guiding a young boy through a series of environmental puzzles.
Also one of our best indie games, Limbo is a gripping puzzle/platform adventure that mesmerizes plenty within just a few hours' span, and the one-of-a-kind presentation really makes it memorable.
How to get it: App Store A truly beloved adventure games classic, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition brings the 1990 entry to the Mac App Store with a fresh coat of paint, thanks to enhanced visuals and full voiceover work.
You can always switch to the old graphics at any point, and however you play, it's really the rich humor and smart puzzles that make this an enduring favorite.
The idea that Macs can't do gaming is an outdated one.
Sure, you can't crack open one of Apple's computers and slot an Nvidia GTX 1080 inside, but today's i Macs and Mac Books fare much better than they used to thanks to improvements in Intel's integrated graphics solutions and AMD's increasingly powerful mobile GPUs.
Gabe Carey has also contributed to this article How to get it: App Store If turn-based strategy is your thing, XCOM 2 is one of the best in its class.
Improving upon its predecessor, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 bears the same ostensibly hopeless setting and makes things only more oppressive by randomizing systems like weapon mods, soldier stat boosts, special ammo, and more in an attempt to throw you off.
By trying anything to keep you from survival, XCOM 2 is among the most domineering games on the App Store, and it's all the better as a result.
How to get it: Steam As you can probably tell by the graphics, Undertale is an ode to old-school role-playing games akin the earlier Final Fantasy games on the SNES.
Don't let the pixel art style fool you – Undertale is a modern game in every respect save forits visuals.
In fact, its rendition of the classic "New Game Plus" mode, which faces you against the consequences of your actions in the previous go-around.
The extra freedom requires a whole new level of tactical nous, which you'll need if you want to get through its 30-hour campaign without tearing your hair out.