By Omer Altay
There seems to be a new free to play MMORPG released every week these days, but even with the immense growth of the genre, very few MMORPGs are Mac compatible. Considering Mac users only make up for ~5% of the market share for operating systems, it’s not surprising that most game developers opt not to develop Mac compatible versions of their MMORPGs. The only MMORPGs Mac users can usually play are browser MMORPGs, but after Googling around for a bit, I learned that some client based MMORPGs are also Mac compatible. Below is a list of all Mac compatible MMORPGs that run on OS X:
A Unique MMORTS published by S2 Games. The game blends RPG elements as well as RTS elements. Play as either humans or beasts and defeat your enemies stronghold to win.
World of Warcraft
The epic 3D fantasy MMORPG from Blizzard. The game added support for MAC OSX with patch 1.9.3
City of Heroes
A 3D Superhero themed MMORPG by Cryptic. The game is pay to play, but has a free trial.
2D Fantasy themed MMORPG.
3D Fantasy MMORPG that sort of looks like Runes of Magic and World of Warcraft. The game’s graphics are very impressive for a browser game.
An Epic in Depth 3D Sci-fi MMORPG with a strong emphasis on PvP.
One of the first 3D MMORPGs ever. The game has over 10 expansion packs.
A 3D MMORPG developed by Cartoon Networks.
Pirates of the Caribbean Online
A 3D Fantasy MMORPG based on the popular Pirates of the Caribbean Movie.
An MMO Shooter on the browser. Basically Quake 3 remade.
Jagex’s Enormously popular 3D fantasy MMORPG.
Splash Fighters is an Arena based fighting MMO that plays a lot like Rumble Fighter. The game is published by Cyberstep. It just recently launched a mac client.
Vendetta Online is a pay to play sci-fi themed MMORPG. The game plays a bit like Eve Online.
The epic 3D Fantasy MMORPG from Mythic (Electronic Arts) that was designed to be a WoW killer. Even though it didn’t succeed in that, it’s still around and gets updated regularly. The game has a strong emphasis on PvP.
Second Life is a surprisingly in depth 3D virtual world developed and published by Linden Labs. It’s not exactly a traditional “game” much like the other titles listed here, but more of a social virtual world than anything else.
A 3D sci-fi themed post-apocalyptic MMORPG with third person / first person FPS gameplay.
GetAmped 2 is a 3D fighting MMO published by CyberStep. It has an excellent amount of appearance customization and plays a bit like Rumble Fighter.
This 3D fantasy MMORPG with an emphasis on late game Realm vs Realm PvP added Mac support in early 2011.
Note: Only games that support Mac without any additional software are listed here. You can get a lot more MMORPGs working on OS X through programs like CrossOver and VM Ware, but those are not included in this list.
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