In my last roundup I looked at the 25 Best Free Mac Apps. But a Mac owner has to have fun too, right? So this time around I’ve found the 25 best, free Mac games. These games are all available in the Mac app store and they won’t cost you a dime. What could be better than downloading free games for your Mac?
To download each game, just click on its name or its image. Be sure to see the last page of free bonus games!
Hedgehogs are adorable critters in real life, and now you can play them in this turn-based strategy game for the Mac. Hedgewars combines comedy, action, artillery and strategy into one hugely fun package. You command your hedgehog soldiers and they must do your bidding and destroy your enemies.
Up to eight players can play locally or via a multiplayer network. There are also optional computer AI enemies. Maps are randomly generated and come with more than 20 different environments. There are more than 50 different weapons including shotguns, cluster bombs, baseball bats, dynamite, mines and many others.
There also 18 different game modifiers that will let you change the game to suit your own tastes. You can even customize your teams with costumes, graves, forts and flags.
#19 Rocket Golf Lite
It’s time for you to tee up on your Mac with Rocket Golf Lite. RGL provides 3D gameplay and 3D graphics into a unique golfing experience.
You can play up to five rounds in this free, lite version of the game. Up to four players can enjoy the game, you’ll find water hazards, wind resistance, sand traps and other obstacles to deal with as you hit the green.
#18 Doodle War
Remember Space Invaders? Well here’s your chance to play a cute derivative version of that classic arcade game. What sets this neat game apart are the doodle graphics done by none other than Lim Xin Quan when she was 5 years old.
The graphics are colorful and fun to look at as you blast your way through your alien enemies!
#17 Reversi Twist Free
You’ll need to to have a majority of your colored game pieces showing at the end of the game to claim victory. Reversi Twist Free lets you play against four different computer AI levels or against a friend in two player mode.
If you enjoy this free version you can purchase the full version to get extra themes, board styles, background music and 10×10 boards.
#16 Frogs Versus Storks Lite
Your peaceful pond has been overrun by hungry storks! You must move your frogs from one side of the pond to the other to defeat the storks. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Don’t be fooled! Frogs Versus Storks Lite gets harder and you must keep pace with it as the game goes on.
The game includes five stages of difficulty, 40 levels and neat graphics. Do you have what it takes to defeat the storks? Ribbit!
#15 Terrific Tic Tac Toe Free
Enjoy the classic game tic tac toe on your Mac. This game comes with 3 levels of play against the computer, you can also play against a human in two player mode. Terrific Tic Tac Toe brings back many happy childhood memories.
Solitaire has never looked this good on your Mac! McSolitaire lets you select different themes, apply undo commands, set the number of cards flipped, change the animation speed, do the next move for you and other neat features. This game is great for solitaire junkies who need to kill some time.
Do you have what it takes to catch potatoes in your pot? ActionPotato is a simple game that works well as a short distraction when you need to kill a few minutes.
The game is not deep and it’s not meant to be. ActionPotato is the little spud that roared!
#12 Chess Knight Free
Chess is one of the m0st played games of all time. Now you can play it on your Mac with Chess Knight Free.
You can play one player or two player mode. The computer AI has 4 levels to choose from so you can customize it to suit your skill level. The game includes background music and sounds.
#11 Gold Strike
Gold Strike puts you in the role of a gold digging miner. You’ll need to dig carefully because your mine is unstable.
Can you remove your gold as the mine is struck by dangerous tremors? The game includes four bonus game variations.
#10 Holes and Balls Free
Holes and Balls isn’t quite a pinball or a pool game. It’s a unique experience all its own. You’ll need to target carefully to get the ball in the hole. Bounce the ball off the walls, matchboxes or pens to try to get it in the hole.
#9 City of Secrets Lite
You’ll need to solve puzzles to uncover a sinister plot in this adventure game. Rex the dog and Mr. Moles must figure out how to save Poco Pane. The game features beautiful hand drawn art, layered backgrounds and a 3D character cast.
#8 Fantastic 4 In A Row Free
You’ll need to get four in a row before your opponent to win this neat checkers game. You can play against the computer or head to head with another person in two player mode. The game also keeps tracks of games won per session.
#7 Puzzle Escape Free
You’ll need to get a plump little bear reach the exit in each level. Along the way you’ll encounter trampolines, bombs, boxes, elevators and more. Puzzle Escape Free provides simple but fun gameplay.
You need to break groups of balls with the same color to increase your score. Bubble is a simple but very addictive game. You can change the skin to make the balls look different. There’s also an undo feature and you can resume a game. Think carefully though because you only get so many moves.
Can you beat your last score?
#5 Alpine Crawler
Take on the alps in this exciting cross country vehicle simulator. You get to roar through the alps in your trusty pickup truck. Be careful though, your vehicle can be damaged and your drive can be injured. You can control your truck by using the gas and brake pedals, and you can even go in reverse.
The game includes six levels with increasing difficulty. It also comes in four languages (English, German, French and Hungarian).
#4 Pee Monkey Plant Bloom
Billed as the “best monkey peeing experience on a Mac” this game is…er…unique. You’ll need to help your monkey aim his pee to water his plants. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Well nothing is simple when it comes to monkey pee! You’ll need to pee carefully or you might run out of urine as you work your way through each puzzle.
Pee Monkey features 15 levels and top secret pee physics!
Your job in TapColors is to fill the board with a single color. You start in the top-left and work your way through the entire board.
TapColors has more than 900 levels and the fun is quite addictive.
#2 Doodle Hangman Free
Play an animated hangman game solo or with a friend in two player mode. The game features 11 word categories, plus a random mode. Word categories include Animals, Foods, Human Body, Kings & Pirates , Sports and more. There’s also an auto-save feature that lets you continue where you left off.
#1 Dink Smallwood HD
Role playing games can be magical fun for gamers. Dink Smallwood HD brings the classic RPG to your Mac for free! You get the original CD soundtrack remastered, a speed up button that lets you move through cut scenes and dialogue at your preferred pace, the ability to run user made mods, save/restore feature, quick save/load and an optimized graphics engine.
If you’re a role player then snag Dink Smallwood and go slay some dragons!
Free Bonus Games!
Here are three bonus free games for you to enjoy.
As of this writing Battle Bears was free for a limited time in the Mac app store. I’ve included it in the hopes that you are able to get it while it’s still free. It’s a neat 3D shooter that’s a blast to play. The game features huge bosses, tons of humor and lots of insane weapons. It also includes full HD cut scenes and 3 different campaigns.
Stand O’Food Free
This free version lets you try out Stand O’Food. You’ll have to feed a bunch of hungry customers before they take off in an angry huff. Put together burgers and other food to feed them. But remember that you must do it in the correct sequence or you may fall behind!
Gratuitous Space Battles – Free Edition
Take control of spaceships in this simulation game. You put your ships together from modular components and hope they will emerge victorious.