Steam for Mac: Must-have launch games

Download these right away to make your Mac happy

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A new era in gaming begins today, with Valve%26rsquo;s rollout ofSteam for Mac. To get you started, the universe%26rsquo;s mostreferenced game ever, Portal, is FREE until May 24! That goes for PC users too, so go get you some! But don%26rsquo;t stop there. There are plenty of games you%26rsquo;ll almost certainly want to definitely check out on the new service. Really. And with weekly updates, you%26rsquo;ll have plenty to distract you from the brilliant artsy crap you do on your Mac. Here are some of our favorites.

Torchlight - $9.99

Dungeon crawler Torchlight is a Diablo-esque romp that will scratch the loot itch. Best of all, it's half off until next Monday!

Civ IV - $19.99

Sid Meier's civilization simulator, and its expansions, offer millenia worth of world-building fun. The Civilization series has always shown the love to Mac gamers, so love it right back by grabbing Civ IV on Steam.

Braid - $9.99

Braid is a stunningly beautiful moving painting of a puzzle-platformer that is sure to be a hit with the arty Mac crowd.The player manipulates the flow of time in ways that surprise and delight.

Loom - $4.99

Go old-school with Loom, a musical adventure game put out by LucasArts back in 1990. Learn note patterns to master spells and help the Guild of Weavers deter the Apocalypse.

The Dig - $4.99

Another LucasArts joint from back in the day, The Dig is and adventure throwbackbased on a concept by Steven Spielberg and features dialog written by Orson Scott Card and Sean Clarke. Eerily, the story presages Heavens Gate as it is about a meteor that is actually a spaceship. Cultalicious!

World of Goo - $19.99

Indie darling World of Goo isa delightfully weird and endlessly inventive puzzle/construction game involving millions of oblivious - and apparently, tasty - Goo Balls.

Telltale Steam Play Pack - $29.99

With the Telltale Steam Play Pack, you get the complete Tales of Monkey Island pack, and five episodes of Sam %26amp; Max: The Devil's Playground(four of which are yet to be released.) That's a whole lot of irreverent wackiness for 30 boners.

May 12, 2010


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