Age of Mythology For Mac

Age of Mythology is a RTS (Real Time Strategy) game available for Macs. If you are interested in mythology and like a good strategy game this is a safe bet gaming wise for your Mac. Metacritic gives a score of 89 for this game. This is considered very good.

Many reviewers talk warmly about the great gameplay, voice acting and storyline. The game is getting older but still worth playing. It is simple and easy to understand and gets more rewarding when you master it.

The game came out in 2002 / 2003 and even if you have a new Mac, compatibility shouldn’t be a problem. Universal binary patches for the game is found here: Age of Mythology for Mac – Patches

You play one of nine ancient civilizations to greatness by commanding many aspects of your empire: gathering resources, raising massive armies, waging war against enemies, establishing profitable trade routes, building new settlements, enhancing production or military might, exploring new frontiers, and advancing through four distinct ages.

During the struggle for supremacy, you can use mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopses to boost your armies’ strength. Call upon the gods for help in flattening enemy towns with meteors or scattering opposing troops with lightning storms.

The game use a 3D engine developed by Ensemble Studios and brought to the Macintosh by Westlake Interactive. Although this engine is a bit dated today reviewers like the developers attention to details in this game. Also, this game doesn’t demand much power from your computer so it could easily be played on mac laptops available today.

With that said another option is to get the Windows version and play it in a virtualized environment such as parallels desktop. Due to the relative low system requirements it should be playable with a somewhat modern Mac even while virtualized.

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