The Best Action-adventure Games for Mac OS

Update : Stickman Killing Zombie added at rank #44.
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The Wild at Heart (2021)

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Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox Series X

The Wild at Heart is a beautiful and joyous tale of discovery, full of quirky characters, exploration and puzzles. You play as Wake, a young scallywag searching for excitement who stumbles upon an adventure to save the world and reunite the Greenshields. With its hand-drawn art style, mysterious creatures and day-night cycle adding tension to the gameplay, you'll be sure to have some exciting escapades!


What we like:
  • Quirky characters with unique traits
  • Beautiful artstyle
  • Light combat & puzzles that increase in difficulty
  • Day-night cycle adding tension to the gameplay
What could be improved:
  • The standard loop:go here - do that
  • Parts of the narrative are well-honed

  • puzzle
  • hand-drawn
  • crafting
  • story
  • action-adventure
  • fantasy
  • emotional
  • time-management
  • 2d
  • atmospheric
  • colourful
  • resource-management
  • survival
  • exploration
  • adventure

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fig. (2022)

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Xbox One Android Playstation 4 Mac OS PC Windows

You do not know anything, yet you have to move forward. Wander through the corridors of a mysterious factory and recover your abilities. Fight patroling drones and break through to demanding boss battles. Seek a way out and find the meaning of the game's title.


  • 2d
  • platform
  • arcade
  • action-adventure
  • cyberpunk
  • hand-drawn
  • aliens
  • casual
  • robots
  • fight
  • dark
  • post-apocalyptic
  • pixel
  • sci-fi
  • shooter

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Beasts of Maravilla Island (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Mac OS Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Beasts of Maravilla Island is a 3D Adventure game coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PS4, and PC. Embark on your adventure as an aspiring wildlife photographer in the hidden, magic jungles of Maravilla Island. Explore a mysterious 3D island and solve puzzles to discover extraordinary creatures, interact with them in their natural habitat, and photograph the enchanting, unique behaviors you reveal!

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  • collectathon
  • relaxing
  • 3d
  • puzzle
  • action-adventure
  • third-person
  • dragon
  • exploration
  • cute
  • colourful
  • stylized
  • non-challenging
  • family-friendly
  • pencil
  • magic

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Cleo - a pirate's tale (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS

Cleo is a solo-developed, top-down, pixel-art, retro, pirate adventure with a lot of nostalgic flair, humor and a linear story, inspired by the old Zelda games and the classic LucasArts adventure games.


  • investigation
  • pirates
  • 1990s
  • logic
  • linear
  • narration
  • top-down
  • comedy
  • point-and-click
  • action-adventure
  • pixel
  • funny
  • 2d
  • old-school
  • retro

5

The Genesis Project (2022)

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early access PC Windows Linux Mac OS

The Genesis Project is an attempt to replicate Sburb from the popular webcomic Homestuck, made by Andrew Hussie.

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  • rpg
  • party
  • memes
  • base-building
  • building
  • dungeon-crawler
  • action-adventure
  • character
  • 3d
  • tag
  • exploration
  • customization
  • crafting
  • management
  • fantasy

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Cold Heart (2021)

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Mac OS Linux Xbox 360 wii u Playstation 3 PC Windows

Fight and protect the cold heart against the fire creatures in this magic game.


  • collectathon
  • action-adventure
  • hack-and-slash
  • 3d
  • colourful
  • survival
  • cartoony
  • top-down
  • magic
  • counter
  • pve
  • casual
  • crime

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Resolutiion (2020)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Resolutiion is a fast-paced action-adventure created by two angry German brothers leading a band of vagrants who loaded it with lovely pixels, dirty jokes, deep ideas and badassemotional tunes for 20 hours of punishing combat, rewarding exploration, and layered storytelling. Will you be the player or will you be played? In the Infinite Empire nothing is as it seems.Explore a fractured future, gathering weird weapons and stories, to piece together the past: a friend betrayed, a family broken, worlds at war. To solve the mystery of the Cradles take on a multi-cultural-mashup of cynical gods, emotional machines, zealots, luddites, and furry critters in a world that doesn’t care if it confuses or kills you — oh hey, a kitty!


  • action-adventure
  • soundtrack
  • pixel
  • top-down
  • boss-fight
  • exploration
  • dystopian
  • metroidvania
  • mystery
  • boss
  • story
  • cyberpunk
  • assassin
  • atmospheric
  • fight

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Saga of Sins (2023)

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Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X PC Windows Linux Nintendo Switch Mac OS

Saga of Sins is an expiatory action-adventure which features a mystical storyline and a rewarding arcade gameplay! Transform into demonic creatures and fight the seven deadly sins.

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  • platform
  • transhumanism
  • multiple-endings
  • 2d
  • action-adventure
  • medieval
  • rpg
  • hand-drawn
  • arcade
  • atmospheric
  • action
  • linear
  • puzzle
  • story

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Snake Galaxy Online (2023)

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Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Snake Galaxy Online is a 3D game based on the famous Snake. Travel the universe, save the people of the stars and defeat evil in this fun adventure for all ages.

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  • action-adventure
  • cartoony
  • 3d
  • linear
  • stylized
  • adventure
  • exploration
  • pvp
  • colourful
  • retro
  • casual
  • story

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Onirike (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One

Dreams are fed by our own desires. They dwell within us since we are born and this is what we call them until they become real. But… have you ever wondered what happens to dreams that never come true?Onirike is an original 3D adventure, puzzle and platformer video game which takes place in an intricate open world, designed with a non-linear narrative and presented with a peculiar audio-visual aesthetic.Throughout the game, the player will take the role of Prieto, a strange being unaware of his own nature, but who has the rare ability to become invisible. Exploration, stealth and cultivating gypsophila flowers will be key to unveiling the story of Prieto and the orb in which he lives.Main features:

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  • platform
  • open-world
  • conversation
  • action-adventure
  • dark
  • surreal
  • narration
  • 3d
  • psychedelic
  • exploration
  • puzzle
  • fantasy
  • stealth
  • sandbox
  • blob

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