Video: Top 5 New Mac Games of May 2019
(man yelling) (swords clanging) – [Narrator] If you thought May was going to be full of new Mac games, well, you're not in luck, but we do have some notable titles here that are worth talking about, so let's take a look. Starting at number five, we have Iron Marines. Originally, this game was available for mobile, but in May, it was ported to Windows PC and Mac. It comes with all-new featured for PC, such as new commands, the hero room is fully unlocked from the start and a new targeting system is also here. In my opinion, this strategy game is much more suited to PC and is a much better experience on this platform and I'm surprised it wasn't brought sooner.
It's made by the team behind the well known game, Kingdom Rush Trilogy. So, in a nut shell, Iron Marines is a real-time, dynamic, and deep strategy game, that takes you around alien planets. It has fast-paced and challenging gameplay, crazy colorful art, and silly humor. If you enjoy playing games like StarCraft, I highly suggest Iron Marines. It's a fun and challenge experience and it can run on most Macs out there. (dramatic music) – [Announcer] Point and shoot. Get away from me, you (beep). Onwards. – [Narrator] Number four is The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr expansion. This is the latest expansion for the Elder Scrolls Online. It is currently available in early access, but the full release is coming June 4th. Remember it requires the base game in order to play, so this is not a standalone experience. It brings dragons to Tamriel, a new fun class, new costumes, pets, maps, crates, and most importantly, it allows you to venture to Elsweyr.
It's also worth noting that the Mac version of this game was broken for a few months last year, but they finally fixed all these issues and the game is running well with the Vulkan API, which is running through the Metal API. It's kind of complicated to explain. It is worth noting that this game has fairly demanding requirements, though, and it is best played on Macs with dedicated graphics. – [Announcer] Put them in their place. Then, put them to work. – [Woman] Don't resist. – [Narrator] Number three, we have Rise of Industry. Here is a new strategy game for you. Apologies, I don't really know how to play this game, so you are seeing tutorial footage. So hopefully you get a gist of what this game offers. I just didn't have time to invest a lot of, well, time into this game.
But anyway, Rise of Industry offers a free demo on Steam, which is also great to see if you enjoy what it offers before purchasing. It's a strategic tycoon game where you can build and manage your own industrial empire. The world here is very alive, offering a procedurally generated world set in the 1930s. The game is always evolving and changing based on how you play. You can build factories, production lines, raw materials, produce goods, and trade. It's a solid strategy tycoon game and it can work on low-end Macs. Number two, we have Descenders. Originally released on the 9th February, 2018, Descenders has finally left early access in May and is, well, a full release game. If you haven't played this game, well, it's a downhill free-riding experience. It has procedurally generated worlds, freestyle bike controls, bike and player customization, and recently released, multiplayer. You can join other players in a new hub and career modes or join in a lobby and together, you can race down tracks. It's a really, really underrated game that I believe deserves more recognition.
It has a great concept, great gameplay, bike handling and controls, and decent graphics. Descenders has modest requirements, so it's best played on recent Macs. (bike wheels whirring) (bike rider shouting) Number one, we have Total War: Three Kingdoms. Thanks to Feral Interactive, the publishers for this new strategy game, Mac players were able to play on the same day as Windows players. Great job, Feral, great job. I have to say this is a gorgeous game and it is one of the best strategy games I've played in a while. It is set during the conflicts of ancient China, so you can choose from 12 legendary warlords, conquer the Middle Kingdom and enjoy awesome turn-based tactics and massive realtime battles. To be honest, the battles here are so, so, so enormous and are so much fun to experience and be a part of. Be warned, though, this is a fairly demanding game and it is best played on Macs with dedicated graphics. For a full list of supported Macs, see the link in the video description.
(soldiers shouting) (weapons clanging) Here are some bonus games you should check out from May. Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark is a turn-based tactical RPG that focus on storytelling and strategic battles. Unheard is a game about listening to solve mysteries. It has really complex and interesting gameplay and soundtracks. Epitasis is a first-person adventure puzzle game set on another planet. It has very similar gameplay to The Witness or The Talos Principle. Light Fairytale Episode 1 is a modern turn-based JRPG, which is inspired by the classic games in the same genre. Sure, May wasn't packed full of new Mac games, but I'm still happy with the gems we have here. Will you try out any of these new games, have you already started on one of them? Let me know in the comments. Anyway, thanks for watching..