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15 Best Free Steam Games for Mac That Deserve More Love

by Kaushal
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Steam is famous for its desktop client that attracts tons of players to the listed gaming titles. There are both free and paid games available on the platform. While we have already covered paid Steam games for Mac, today, we will take a look at some of the best free gaming titles for Mac. I’ve made a list of some of the best free Steam games for Mac that are fun and engaging. Let’s check those out.

Free Steam Games for Mac

Before we begin, you may have to make changes in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General to allow your MacBook to install, open, and play Steam games. Set Allow apps downloaded from to Anywhere under there and you are ready to begin.


Category: Simulation

Kicking off the list, HOME is a relaxing walking simulator Mac Steam game that would calm your senses after a long day of stress. You walk through the world and interact with different elements to create your own music and poetry. The game’s low-poly graphics perfectly fit the minimalist overview of the world. Go on a philosophical journey to find the meaning of Home and find easter eggs.

Home- relaxing simulator steam game for mac

System Requirements

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: 2011 or newer Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia or AMD GPU with 1GB Memory
  • Storage: 140 MB available space


2. There Is No Game: Jam Edition 2015

Category: Point & Click

There Is No Game is a clever Steam game that tries its best to convince you that it’s a terrible game. The classic games get a makeover and a quirky voice commentary that makes it a lot of fun. The collection of games include brick breaker, guess the word, find the goat, rescue the cat, and many more.

there is no game- the most terrible game for mac

System Requirements

  • OS: OS X Sierra 10.12+
  • Processor: Dual Core with SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 4 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024MB VRAM, Metal/OpenGL 3.2 (Intel HD 4000)
  • Storage: 120 MB available space

Get There Is No Game

3. Mitoza

Category: Adventure

Mitoza is a tiny adventure game where you start off as a seed and are presented with two choices. Every choice affects the life of the seed and you end up with the same seed in the end. The cycle repeats but this time, you can change your choices and get to an alternate ending.

mitoza- a choice based adventure game for mac

System Requirements

  • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
  • Processor: Intel Mac 1.8 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 100 MB available space

Get Mitoza (free)

4. Coloring Pixels

Category: Casual

I’m a fan of pixel art apps as it is both relaxing and you end up with stunning art at the end. Coloring Pixels is a casual but free Steam game for Mac users that lets you create art by filling in pixels of an existing template. There are over 300 different levels and 90 of those are absolutely free. Check it out, it’s calming.

coloring pixels- a pixel art game for mac

System Requirements

  • OS: OSX 10.11
  • Processor: Intel i3
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

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5. Floating Point

Category: Casual

Floating Point is a casual Steam game where you play as a literal floating-point in space. Your objective is to move around avoiding obstacles that are procedurally generated. Not only the physics engine simulates gravity and buoyancy realistically, but it also nails tangential forces giving you a precise feel of the game. Play around grabbing onto hooks to move around, collecting points, and don’t think too much running into a wall.

floating point- a relaxing game for mac

System Requirements

  • OS: OS X 10.5
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 60 MB available space

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6. What Never Was

Category: Adventure

What Never Was, a story-driven game where your objective is to solve puzzles in your grandfather’s attic and unfurl buried mysteries. It’s a fusion between point and click and modern simulators. As you solve puzzles, the story progresses in the style of Indiana Jones and H.P. Lovecraft.

what never was- a supenseful thriller for mac

System Requirements

  • OS: OS X 10.12.6
  • Graphics: Metal compatible graphics card

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7. BirdGut

Category: Puzzle

BirdGut sets an incredible premise which makes for a very interesting game. A bee is eaten by a bird and gets shoved down the bird’s guts. There lie all the critters that the predator has ever eaten and are now enslaved and brainwashed. The bee is set on an adventure to destroy the bird’s insides and free all the critters. The hand-drawn levels and characters reel you in and the original puzzles keep you on your toes. It’s a classic banger.

birdgut gameplay on mac steam

System Requirements

  • OS: macOS 10.11 El Capitan (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB VRAM or better
  • Storage: 3.5 GB available space

Get BirdGut

8. Escape La La

Category: Point & Click

This retro-themed adventure MacBook game in Steam puts you in the middle of a cave and your objective is to escape. There are multiple levels that are all connected with each other and the puzzles are innovative and use a little bit of magic to solve. The pixel-art graphics are a good choice and you collect points to receive hints. Escape La La would take you back to the age of classic console games of the 80s and 90s.

escape the cave in this retro point and click steam game

System Requirements

  • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
  • Processor: Intel Mac 1.8 Ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 100 MB available space

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9. Samsara Room

Category: Adventure

Samsara Room is an escape-the-room style free Steam game for MacBook users where your objective is to find a way to get out. The hand-drawn artifacts and smooth interaction with the objects are great and you will find yourself engrossed in the game with incredible music. Pay attention to the details and you’d find all the answers within.

samsara room- a beautifully designed escape the room game

System Requirements

  • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel i5 or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 120 MB available space

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10. Team Fortress 2

Category: FPS

Team Fortress 2 is a highly successful online shooter by Valve, the company behind Steam client. The game has a rabid fanbase that swears by the game mechanics and its long list of characters. You can find and customize your avatar to a T and then jump into its many online game modes. The game modes include Capture the Flag, Control Point, Payload, Arena, King of the Hill, and an offline mode for practice.

Team Fortress 2- Valve's super popular multiplayer game

System Requirements

  • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8 and above
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Processor or better
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, Intel HD 3000 or higher
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space

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11. Mega Hasan

Category: Action

Mega Hasan takes inspiration from timeless classics like Mario and MegaMan to offer a game that today’s generation can enjoy. Mega Hasan is an ordinary person who has lost his wallet and while search, he must overcome the obstacles and beat the evil bosses. The game has four worlds and 32 levels.

mega hasan- a n64 style 8-bit game on steam on mac

System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Mac OS 0.15.2
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 512MB
  • Storage: 55 MB available space

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12. Friendly Fire

Category: Platformer

Friendly Fire is a platformer with an original soundtrack and pixel-art graphics. The premise seems normal at first where you play the levels, interact with NPC, and go places. However, the world takes a dark turn and the free Steam game for Mac becomes infinitely more exhilarating.

friendly fire gameplay and ui

System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

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13. You Have to Win the Game

Category: Retro

This next retro platformer would give you an 80s PC vibe and ask you to explore a trap-ridden world that’s both exciting and terrifying. You Have to Win perfectly execute the game mechanics where the levels are strategically designed to be challenging. To make it even harder, try playing the game in Yolo mode.

you have to win this game

System Requirements

  • OS: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Storage: 20 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: 64-bit executable

Get You Have to Win the Game

14. Lines X

Category: Strategy

Lines X is a relaxing strategy-puzzler that you can play while laying down on your couch. It is loosely inspired by connecting the dots game that we used to play in school. You are presented with a grid with pairs of colored dots and your objective is to connect all the pairs without crossing each other’s path. It’s well-designed and the music plays really well with the overall theme of the game.

lines x- free steam game for mac

System Requirements

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+

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15. The Orville

Category: Casual, Interactive

If you’re a fan of Seth McFarlane’s The Orville then you’d love to wander the USS Orville. You get to explore the ship in both first-person and third-person, take it for a spin, sit in the captain’s chair, synthesize food at your disposal, and everything that you’ve watched on the show. The character customization is still under development but you’d be able to recreate any of your favorite characters that appeared in the episodes.

The orville show steam game

System Requirements

  • OS: macOS 10.11.6
  • Processor: Intel i5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Metal-capable GPU
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space

Get The Orville

Which are Your Favorite Free Steam Games for Mac

These were some of my favorite free steam games for Mac that you can play without stressing out your wallet. The majority of games offered are made by small indie developers so you know that even if the games are short, the experience would be memorable. My personal favorites are Mega Hasan, BirdGut, Lines X, and The Orville. What about you? Which are your favorites? Let me know on Twitter.

Also Read: How to Play Retro Games on Steam Using Steam ROM Manager?

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