The Best Action-adventure Games for Mac OS

Update, : Arcane Arts Academy 2 added at rank #18.
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Freedom Planet 2 (2022)

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PC Windows Mac OS

The fast paced platforming of Freedom Planet returns! Become a full-time cartoon heroine and use abilities and items suited to your play style to explore the world of Avalice and defend its animal citizens!


  • platform
  • scroller
  • 1990s
  • action-adventure
  • pixel
  • sci-fi
  • colourful
  • anime
  • retro
  • old-school
  • 2d
  • cute
  • difficult
  • story
  • arcade

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Mirror (2017)

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Xbox 360 Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows

In this world, you will play different roles and have many stories with female characters in several different world. There are elf thief who thinks herself a noble, dragon maid who can never make up her mind, queen who loves females, forest huntress that enjoys the company of her toy-boys...


  • action-adventure
  • first-person
  • hentai
  • parkour
  • open-world
  • dystopian
  • conspiracy
  • mature
  • platform
  • runner
  • side-scrolling
  • crime
  • edge
  • future-tech
  • assassin

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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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The Wild at Heart (2021)

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

A mysterious hidden realm. Two precocious kids fleeing hardship. Magical creatures and an oddball order of guardians who have lost their way. A stygian evil imprisoned. Welcome to the Deep Woods.


  • puzzle
  • crafting
  • hand-drawn
  • action-adventure
  • adventure
  • survival
  • atmospheric
  • exploration
  • fantasy
  • emotional
  • story
  • resource-management
  • loot
  • colourful
  • pikmin

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Narita Boy (2021)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One

Narita Boy received "generally favorable reviews" according to Metacritic.[10]


  • pixel
  • platform
  • boss
  • retro
  • action-adventure
  • combat
  • narrative
  • exploration
  • 1980s
  • 2d
  • metroidvania
  • lore
  • adventure
  • runner
  • hand-drawn

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Tomb Raider (2014)

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Playstation 3 Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox 360 stadia Playstation 4 Xbox One

Tomb Raider explores the intense origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor.


  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • action-adventure
  • stealth
  • third-person
  • exploration
  • action
  • platform
  • soundtrack
  • turn-based
  • combat
  • single-player
  • shooter
  • cult

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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

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Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (2020)

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Mac OS IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows

Voiced by the original voice-actors, Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is an action platform game that spans across time and space, where your actions will determine a new legend!An Untold Adventure That Ties Into the Epic Series FinaleTeam up with trusted allies from the show to face off against familiar enemies. Explore Worlds from the Award Winning SeriesVisit classic worlds and moments from your favorite episodes. Travel to a dark future to free mankind. Dive into the past to face off against diabolical monsters. Seek your fate as you travel across space and time.Create Your Own LegendEquip and master over a dozen different weapons in combat. Increase your power even more by training and unlocking new skills to support your playstyle.

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  • hack-and-slash
  • action-adventure
  • platform
  • combat
  • adventure
  • sword
  • action
  • skill
  • non-combat
  • character
  • souls
  • non-player
  • classic

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SUPER Yuki Onna-chan (2021)

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おばけ山のかわいいおばけたちとたわむれる。横スクロールの2Dアクションゲーム

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  • scroller
  • action-adventure
  • 2d
  • atmospheric
  • single-player
  • action

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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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