The Biggest Strategy Game This Year

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 found this video useful and subscribe for more videos about Mac games.