Top 10 Mac Strategy Games of 2019

Top 10 Mac Strategy Games of 2019


– [Narrator] There are
some great strategy games to be played on your Mac in 2019. Let’s see what’s on offer for us with the Top 10 Mac Strategy Games of 2019. Starting at number 10 we have
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus. Great news, in February, this game became fully
supported for macOS. These Warhammer 40,000 series is not shy about coming over to our
platform, that is for sure. In Mechanicus, which is a
turn-based strategy tactical game, you take control of the most
advanced army in the Imperium, known as the Adeptus Mechanicus,
hence the name of the game. The game is full of decision making, which actually affects
the outcome of a mission you are undertaking. You can customize your army, control them, manage resources, and discover new tech. Mechanicus is quite a demanding game, so it’s best played on
Macs from 2015 and up. Number nine is Tropico 6. Coming very soon to Mac computers
on the 30th of March 2019, Tropico 6 is that latest
game in the series. On Steam, a Mac version
has been confirmed. In Tropico 6, players can
prove themselves once again, as a dictator or peace-loving statesmen on the island state of Tropico and can shape the fate of
their own banana republic through four distinctive eras. There are some new things here like managing extensive archipelagos, building bridges to connect islands, and new means of transportation
and infrastructure, and there are some more
new things here, too. I know Tropico 5 had
mixed reviews out there, so hopefully this new game can improve on where it may have been somewhat
of a let down previously. (cheering)
– Fellow Tropicans, thanks to me, Tropico is
an undisputed paradise. – [Narrator] Number eight
we have Phoenix Point. Arriving in September 2019, Phoenix Point is from
the creator of X-COM. On the games FAQ page, you can see that a macOS version has been officially confirmed. It appears to have a very
similar gameplay style to XCOM, but this time, it has a darker and creepier look and atmosphere. Phoenix Point will
offer turn based tactics and world-based strategy
against an alien menace. There will be huge boss
battles, soldier development and customization, new
weapons and equipment, destructible environments,
and heaps of diverse missions. I remember I found XCOM
2 be very challenging, but in a good way, guys, in a good way, so I’m hoping Phoenix Point keeps this as a strong aspect of the game. Number seven is Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Gathering Storm. This is the second
expansion to Civilization VI and the developers of the
expansion say that the game is more alive than ever before. The expansion brings
environmental effects, such as volcanoes, storms, climate change, floods and droughts. Plus, there is heaps of
other new content here also, seven new world wonders,
seven natural wonders, 18 new units, 15 new
improvements, nine new buildings, five new districts, two new city sets, nine new techs and 10
new civs have been added. Phew, that’s quite a lot. Remember, this content
requires the base game in order to play and it’s best played
on Macs from 2014 and up. Number six we have Frostpunk. Some time later in 2019, Frostpunk is going to be ported to Mac. On the games Steam page, they recently made an official statement about the Mac version. The game was supposed to be
released on Mac last year, but the devs noticed a bug at
the last-minute in the code of the macOS version of Frostpunk. So, as soon as they fix this bug, the game will be ready for us. It’s great to see
developers showing such care for the Mac platform taking
their time to deliver a highly polished Mac version. That is always better than
a broken game, am I right? – [Voiceover] Or this
hope that makes us grow. – [Narrator] Number
five is Slay the Spire. This game was in early
access for quite a while. However, only in January this year, it became a full release experience. This is a really great game and it’s even better because it’s really well optimized for Macs,
especially for Macbooks. It doesn’t matter really
which Mac you have, this game will run on it. You can craft a unique deck,
encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of incredible power, and you can slay the spire,
as the title of the game says. The graphics of this
game are not outstanding, but what is is the gameplay. It is incredibly addicting
and when you start playing, it is very, very difficult
to put this game down. Number four we have Total
War: Three Kingdoms. In Spring 2019, Three Kingdoms is being ported
to Mac by Feral Interactive. It’s the first time we
will explore ancient China as a theatre of conflict. Players can choose from a
cast of 11 legendary warlords and conquer the realm. Recruit heroic characters
to aid your cause and dominate your enemies on all fronts; military, technological,
political, and economic. I don’t know anything
else about the Mac version in-terms of its Mac requirements, but I expect it will be quite demanding. Three Kingdoms is coming to macOS shortly after the Windows
release on March 7th, 2019. Number three is WarCraft 3: Reforged. Coming in December 2019, Warcraft 3: Reforged is
a complete re-imagining of the original game. On the games website, it has confirmation that a
Mac version will be available. Everything has been rebuilt
from the heroes, units, cut-scenes, and environments, and it offers modern
multiplayer matchmaking. At the core, this game will
play like the original, which is a good thing I guess, but the devs aim to rebalance the gameplay so it fits more into the modern age. The original Warcraft 3
was one of the most popular and beloved strategy games back
in the day on Mac computers, and on Windows, I guess, so I’m super excited
for fans of the original and newcomers to get their
hands on this new edition. – Damn it, Uther. As your future king, I order
you to purge this city. – [Narrator] Number two we
have Total War: WARHAMMER II This game was released in November 2018 by Feral Interactive, but I still wanted to
include it on this list as it’s a really good new
strategy game for Mac. Feral used the Metal 2 framework, which means it’s a well optimized for the Macs that support it. Players can choose from four iconic races from the world of Warhammer and mount a campaign of conquest to save or destroy the new world. Warhammer 2 offers hundreds
of hours of gameplay that mixes turn-based strategy
and huge real-time clashes on the battlefield. Be warned, this game is very demanding, so it’s best played on
Macs from 2016 and up. – [Voiceover] Their
waves will break upon us. Turn back the flood. – [Narrator] And finally, number one we have Imperator: Rome. Releasing on the 26th of April 2019, Imperator: Rome is
officially coming to Mac according to the game’s official website. It’s going to be the
newest grand strategy game from Paradox Development Studio. The game is set in the centuries from Alexander’s successor Empires in the East to the foundation of the Roman Empire. You’ll be managing your
population, investing in buildings, roads, defenses, keeping
an eye out for treachery, planning battle tactics, trading, and it goes on and on and on
and on and on and on and on. It’s looking to be a really
solid grand strategy game for us guys. Its requirements have been released, but they could change over time, but anyways, so far I believe this game will be best played on
Macs from 2015 and up. – Has our republic ever
known such abundance? – [Narrator] 2019 is shaping
out to be a fantastic year for strategy games on Mac. If you’re into this gaming
genre you should be very happy. Let me know in the comments what do you think of these games? Anyway, thanks for watching. Leave a like if you
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16 thoughts on “Top 10 Mac Strategy Games of 2019”

  1. I hope we keep getting more awesome games for Mac! Metal2 is really powerful! I feel like if developers optimized their games properly, macs could get really good for gaming. Is there anything like doom or shadow warrior compatible with MacOS (not boot camp)?

  2. At first, I’m thought your voice was uncommon/different, but now after watching a lot of your videos, it’s actually really soothing and I like the accent! Don’t listen to those who make fun of it!

  3. Hi. I was just wondering do you know how to get screthed res on mac fortnite fullscreen without geforce. Or get costum res on mac

  4. Good service to Mac fans doing summary previews of these games. The whole channel is obviously a great service to Mac users. But I'd ask/recommend including footage of actual gameplay in all the segments. Just showing cutscenes for TW: Three Kingdoms or Imperator Rome doesn't really tell us anything. And I know at least for TW3K there is a lot of gameplay stuff out there.

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