Take the role of an adventurer, exploring a deep dungeon, fighting monsters, and acquiring the best weaponry you can, in preparation for a final battle with Morgoth, the Lord of Darkness.
Adventure game reminiscent of the Zelda series in glorious retro 2D. The storyline is a hoot, but puzzles give you a run for your money.
A free multiplayer, multiplatform 3D tank battle game. The name stands for Battle Zone capture Flag. Aside from Mac OS X, it also runs on Irix, Linux, *BSD, Windows and other platforms.
This Japanese side-scroller has you trying to make your way through a series of caves, avoiding obstacles and enemies along the way. You’ll have to download both the game and a separate English-language patch to make it work — unless, of course, you speak Japanese.
Co-operative multiplayer RPG and adventure game that is fully graphical and runs in realtime. It is set in a classical medieval environment with ubiquitious weapons and magic.
Run a dwarven outpost or play an adventurer in a persistent, randomly generated world with distinct civilizations spanning over 1000 years of detailed history, dozens of towns, hundreds of caves and regions with various wildlife
Take off on an adventure with Frasse, a hairy blue monster. It all starts when a stone falls and blocks the entrance to his friend’s cave. Humour and fun challenges make this game a delight.
Wonderful adventure game takes you on a quest with Frogatto the frog. Nice graphics and immersive music make for great gameplay, requiring agility to make it past obstacles and battle enemies.
You control two armies on the battlefield of this 3D real-time strategy game: the warriors and mechanical devices of Tech and the mages and summoned creatures of Magic.
Classic adventure game from the 1980s is remade and redrawn with retro pixelated graphics. Kings Quest I: Quest for the Crown, Kings Quest II: Romancing the Stones, and Kings Quest III: To Heir is Human are now available free with deep story lines and plenty of game play. Hard to believe this great stuff is free — grab it while you can.
Fans of Marble Blast, which sells for $19.95, will be happy to know that a similar freeware game called Marble Arena is now available. Both involve rolling your marble through intricate and challenging 3D landscapes. Another freeware game along this vein is neverball. Plus, an updated version of Marble Arena is available at the Mac App Store.
Roll a marble through challenging landscapes to reach your goal. Includes neverputt, a simple golf game.
You play a ninja in a dungeon, exploring the many passages and fighting many fearsome monsters. It’s built to have the feel of a text adventure but with full graphics and a complete ninja-style look. Requires Java.
An online fantasy role-playing game and virtual community, available exclusively for Macintosh.
A plucky wheeled robot named Polly has been imprisoned by the nefarious Dr. Nurbs in his laboratory and must overcome a series of increasingly elaborate obstacles to regain her freedom.
Interactive fiction features the adventures of six-year-old sisters playing hide-and-seek at the park on their birthday. “There are adventures to be had, friends to chase, people and animals to meet and tricks to play.” The game promises a fun introduction to the genre for young and old. (Needs Gargoyle app to run. Follow instructions at the download site.)
A turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme sees you build up a mighty army so you can regain your rightful place on the throne of Wesnoth.
As a commander, you must carry out various assignments in this real-time strategy game. For example, you may have to build a base, explore new technologies, deal with scavengers, and give manufacturing orders.