The 50 best games released in 2017 on Mac OS.

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Once again, 2017 has been a great year for video games, we have selected the 50 best games released in 2017. The games may have been available on other platforms before, but if you only play on Mac OS here is the best 50 games that you could play this year.

1# Torment: Tides of Numenera - 2017

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Torment: Tides of Numenera is a game set in the world of Monte Cook's new tabletop RPG setting, Numenera. Torment continues the thematic legacy of Planescape: Torment, the critically acclaimed role-playing game from 1999 that's considered by many to be a hallmark for storytelling in computer RPGs. With Torment, we're creating a rich role-playing experience that explores similar deep, personal themes.

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2# Prey - 2017

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In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities.

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3# Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap - 2017

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"A modern version of cult classic Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap! A close collaboration between Lizardcube, DotEmu and legendary series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa, based on Westone Bit Entertainment's original masterpiece. How many more transformations can one hopeful body survive as it turns into a Lizard, a Mouse, a Piranha, a Lion, and a Hawk... The six different forms of our shape-shifting hero make up the cast of this non-stop action-adventure platformer!"

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4# Thimbleweed Park - 2017

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Lost along a dusty stretch of highway, the town of Thimbleweed Park once boasted an opulent hotel, a vibrant business district and the state’s largest pillow factory, but now it teeters on the edge of oblivion and continues to exist for no real reason. It’s a town that makes you itch and your skin crawl. It’s a place no one ever looks for, but everyone seems to find. Thimbleweed Park is the curious story of two washed up detectives investigating a dead body found in the river just outside of town. It’s a game where you switch between five playable characters while uncovering the dark, satirical and bizarre world of Thimbleweed Park.

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Price: $15-$25

5# Pyre - 2017

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Pyre is a party-based RPG from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. Lead your band of exiles to freedom through a series of mystical competitions in the Campaign, or challenge a friend to a fast-paced ritual showdown in the head-to-head Versus Mode.

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Price: $15-$25

6# Yooka-Laylee - 2017

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Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platformer from the creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. We’ve come together to form Playtonic Games and create a spiritual successor to our most cherished work from the past! Our new heroes, Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with big nose) were conceptualised from the ground up for stellar platforming gameplay, created by the same character artist behind the rebooted Donkey Kong family and legendary N64 heroes Banjo and Kazooie. Using an arsenal of special moves like Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s tactical sonar blast, players will explore – and expand – gorgeous 3D worlds drawn up by esteemed environment artist Steven Hurst (Banjo-Kazooie series, Viva Pinata) and discover the plethora of delicious collectibles hidden within.

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7# The Disney Afternoon Collection - 2017

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The Disney Afternoon Collection brings together six retro games from Capcom into one colourful new package. The games feature a number of beloved characters from memorable 80s and 90s Disney TV shows.

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8# Night in the Woods - 2017

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Night In The Woods is an adventure game heavily focused on story, characters and exploration, with some platforming to get around town. Mae's a cat so the roofs and ledges and powerlines are all her playground, and she's not the only one up there by a long shot. You'll also be doing various activities and interacting with the world in different ways, getting to know the townspeople, hanging out with friends, exploring Possum Springs inside and out, and venturing into the surrounding areas.

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9# The Escapists 2 - 2017

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Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, to a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier! Steal forks from the cafeteria to chip a tunnel in your room, and craft a poster from magazines and duct tape to hide the evidence. Youll have to block and tie together chains of attacks whilst strafing around your locked on targets to gain the upper hand in combat.

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10# Tacoma - 2017

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As you go about your mission, you'll explore every detail of how the station's crew lived and worked, finding the clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster. A Richly Layered Story Experience: Six crewmembers lived and worked on space station Tacoma, forming relationships, experiencing love and loss, and facing crisis together. Unlock doors and drawers to find meaningful objects, notes, and physical artifacts, while simultaneously exploring extensive records of the crew's digital communications and personal thoughts.

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11# Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III - 2017

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In Dawn of War III you will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron. With war raging and the planet under siege by the armies of greedy Ork warlord Gorgutz, ambitious Eldar seer Macha, and mighty Space Marine commander Gabriel Angelos, supremacy must ultimately be suspended for survival.

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13# Football Manager 2018 - 2017

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Football Manager 2018 is the latest release in the best-selling, smash-hit series. Putting you in the hot seat of any soccer club in more than 50 countries across the world, Football Manager 2018 is the closest thing to doing the job for real.

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14# Rain of Pumpkins - 2017

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It's a first person collector! The game plays like a first person shooter but the purpose is to collect things – namely pumpkins! Set in a town populated by skeletons, your task is to gather pumpkins hurled at the town by the local witch. Deliver them to your local chefs at the mills to make pies and earn points.

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15# Outlast 2 - 2017

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Outlast 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast. Set in the same universe as the first game, but with different characters and a different setting, Outlast 2 is a twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets. No conflict is ever black and white. Outlast 2 introduces you to Sullivan Knoth and his followers, who left our wicked world behind to give birth to Temple Gate, a town, deep in the wilderness and hidden from civilization. Knoth and his flock are preparing for the tribulations of the end of times and you’re right in the thick of it. You are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch. You're following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation has lead you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.

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16# Mafia III - 2016

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It’s 1968 and the rules have changed. After years in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: Family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for.

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17# Layers - 2017

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Layers is a puzzle platformer that has a unique twist. A level is made of up the 2 different layers which can interact with each other in certain ways. Use this interaction to solve the puzzles and get all the characters to the exit doors.

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18# Reigns: Her Majesty - 2016

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"Reigns: Her Majesty is the revolutionary sequel to the smash swipe ‘em up hit Reigns. A cultural renaissance has bestowed the world with a new era of knowledge and enlightenment but greed and jealousy still conspire against the benevolent queen. Outwit and outlast those that would seek to depose you and your husband by swiping left or right, making just (or unjust) decisions on all manner of royal matters. Maintain the balance between the kingdom’s most powerful factions, use mystical items from your inventory, and navigate the increasingly complex politics and personal relationships of your dynasty."

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19# F1 2017 - 2017

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F1™ 2017 Special Edition includes F1™ 2017 Game and F1™ 2017 ‘1988 McLAREN MP4/4 CLASSIC CAR DLC’. The Special Edition will be available until October 17th 2017. Make history in F1™ 2017. Win the 2017 World Championship, break every record in the fastest ever F1™ cars, and race some of the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years. With an even deeper ten year Career, more varied gameplay in the new ‘Championships’ mode, and a host of other new features, both online and offline, F1 2017 is the most complete and thrilling F1 videogame ever.

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20# forma.8 - 2017

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Explore, fight and solve puzzles Uncover the secrets of a mysterious alien planet in this open world metroidvania adventure, where nothing is what it seems… Accidentally stranded during a crucial mission, the forma.8 probe will need to survive and accomplish the unthinkable. What really happened on this planet? Who, or what lived here? And when? What’s the secret behind its history? These are only but a handful of the questions in need of answers. Or else…everything will be lost. The peculiar visual style, coupled with a deep lore and classic action-adventure mechanics makes forma.8 a unique experience, worth savoring and enjoy to the fullest.

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21# Finding Paradise - 2017

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A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing through a dying man's memories to artificially fulfill his last wish.

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22# Crawl - 2017

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Crawl is the local multiplayer dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters! It’s bullet-hell beat-em-up meets old-school RPG, in an arcadey party-game for up to 4 players. One player is the hero, exploring a randomly generated dungeon full of traps and monsters - all controlled by the other players. If you slay the hero you take their place and it’s your turn to crawl! Then it's a race to gain enough XP and loot to reach the final battle, where it's all on one as the other players collectively control the hulking final boss!

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23# SteamWorld Dig 2 - 2017

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Dig deep, gain riches and unearth the terrors of the underworld in this platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. Wishlist today!

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24# Hand of Fate 2 - 2017

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Hand of Fate 2 brings a host of new mechanics to the table, and improves on every element of it's hit predecessor. Companions will fight at your side, new challenges will test your skills, and a swathe of new opponents will fight against you.

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25# Asura - 2017

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"Asura is an indie top-down hack 'n' slash game based on a fantasy setting inspired by Indian mythology. It features heavy rogue-like elements and a procedural skill tree which changes on every play through. Take on the roll as the demon incarnate and obliterate your way through the randomly generated fortress of the Daeva empire. Equip weapons from a wide variety of arsenal and carefully craft your character using the ever changing skill tree. The game can be brutal but is always fair. Can you rise from the ashes? Can you defeat the Daeva empire?"

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26# Absolver - 2017

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Absolver is an online multiplayer combat RPG where players are placed behind the mask of a Prospect under control of the Guides, the new rulers of the fallen Adal Empire, who have placed you here to determine your worth in joining their elite corps of Absolvers.

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27# Full Throttle Remastered - 2017

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Released by LucasArts in 1995, Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from industry legend Tim Schafer, telling the story of Ben Throttle; butt-kicking leader of biker gang the Polecats, who gets caught up in a tale of Motorcycles, Mayhem and Murder. Now over 20 years later, Full Throttle is back in a remastered edition featuring all new hand-drawn and 3D high-resolution artwork with 4k support, and with remastered audio and music.

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29# Hex - 2017

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Hex is a unique puzzle game with a simple goal, clear the tiles to win. Tiles might multiply, explode, toggle on and off, and more as you jump between them in this exciting journey through over 80 challenging levels.

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30# RUINER - 2017

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A wired sociopath lashes out against a corrupt system to retrieve his kidnapped brother and uncover the truth under the guidance of a secretive Hacker friend. Sophisticated & Brutal Combat: Become the boss of the battlefield acquiring deadly supplies, enhancing your tactical senses and mastering other mind-breaking skills and gadgets that will leave your foes confused and powerless. Story-Driven Action: Violent confrontation is a means to an end and trust is a devalued currency in Rengkok as you navigate a senseless world and dismantle the corporate titans of virtuality dealers at HEAVEN.

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31# Danganronpa 1-2 Reload - 2017

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Get two of the best murder-mystery adventures in one! Whether trapped in school in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, or stranded on an island in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, there's bound to be thrills, chills, and kills! In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, enter Hope's Peak Academy, a prestigious high school reserved for the nation's "ultimate" students. Things get a bit twisted when the academy's students find themselves trapped inside with Monokuma, a maniacal bear who has taken them all prisoner to play his game of despair. Continue the adventure in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair with a brand new cast of Ultimates. Mysteriously trapped on Jabberwock Island in their own life-or-death game, having fun in the sun with this twisted teddy requires more than a bit of wit to survive. Two Mystery Adventures in One! - For the first time ever, experience two of the greatest visual novel adventures in one package for the PlayStation® 4! Monokuma's His Name, Murder's His Game - Face the twisted challenges of this maniacal bear and piece together the clues to uncover the truth fueling his deadly games. Hope and Despair - Meet memorable characters, solve mysterious murders, and complete games of logic all culminating in life-or-death decisions in the ultimate battle of hope and despair!

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32# Syberia 3 - 2017

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The next generation in adventure games, Syberia 3 takes you inside an enchanting, mysterious universe full of life for you to explore in 3D. Plunged into the heart of a world inhabited by a cast of interesting characters, you'll discover and experience a fabulous tale as imagined by Benoit Sokal.

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34# Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder - 2017

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The greatest “giant rocks rolling through historical/artistic ages” tower defense game is back with Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder. Just like the title says, Bigger and Boulder cranks up the surrealism and gameplay with to be, well… BIGGER AND BOULDER. With an emphasis on the chaotic new 2-vs-2 multiplayer, new time periods, and improved graphics, physics, and destructibility powered by Unreal Engine 4, players will need to be ready for some intense rocking and rolling.

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35# Observer - 2017

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Observer is a first person perspective horror game that focuses on a dark, atmospheric environment and deep story telling.

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36# Flinthook - 2017

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Flinthook is a fast action-platformer with “roguelike” elements. Become space’s greatest pirate with your hookshot, pistol and slowmo powers!

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37# Late Shift - 2017

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Late Shift is a high stakes FMV crime thriller. After being forced into the robbery of a lucrative auction house, mathematics student Matt is left proving his innocence in the brutal London heist. Your choices will have consequences from the very start, right through to the very end. One small decision could change the entire outcome in a choose-your-own-adventure style gameplay that can lead to one of seven conclusions.

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38# Chess - 2017

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▻ Do you want to learn or improve at chess? ▻ Do you want to master the most prestigious, the classiest game ever, while having fun? The "Chess + " app guaranteed to improve your chess, and you will not have to read any boring lesson! "Chess +" supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.

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39# Hidden Folks - 2017

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Search for hidden folks in hand-drawn, interactive, miniature landscapes. Unfurl tent flaps, cut through bushes, slam doors, and poke some crocodiles!

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40# HoPiKo - 2016

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HoPiKo is an intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming. Jump from platform to platform avoiding death, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through 100s of hand-crafted levels, each one dropped into a 5-stage mini run designed to break your mind!

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41# Bridge Constructor Portal - 2017

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Enter the Aperture Science Enrichment Center and experience Bridge Constructor Portal – the unique merging of the classic Portal™ and Bridge Constructor™ games.

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43# EVERSPACE - 2017

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EVERSPACE is an action-focused single-player space shooter, combining roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating story. Your skills, experience, and talent for improvisation will be tested continuously as you piece together the puzzle of your existence through encounters with interesting characters, each having their own unique part of the story to tell. * Single-player roguelike space shooter with persistent progression * Captivating fully voice-acted story featuring interesting and thoughtfully designed characters * Three unique player ships, each with different capabilities and starting gear to choose from * In-depth crafting and damage system * Dynamic, functional cockpit displays for all player ships

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48# A Normal Lost Phone - 2017

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A Normal Lost Phone is a game about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone was found by the player.

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50# Power Hover - 2017

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Take control of the hoverboarding robots, explore the desolate world, defy gravity, dive into the oceans and ride with the sandworms on the dunes! Stylish graphics and groovy soundtrack will take you to an epic adventure in this action/racing game.

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