New in OS X: Get MacRumors Push Notifications on your Mac

Resubscribe Now Close

Mac Game Store Launches Steam-Like Digital Download App

MacGameStore.com has released a new Mac app to facilitate easy purchase and organization of games from the store. The app is similar to Steam, but specifically focused on digital game downloads for the Mac and includes many major titles from big studios like EA and Aspyr.

One particularly useful feature is a "Game Compatibility Checker" that compares the user's Mac to the game's requirements in real time, making life easier for users with slightly older machines. Another is the ability to delete purchased games and redownload them from the cloud at any time, a useful feature for MacBook Air owners with limited storage space.

Macgamestore
The Mac Game Store can also act as a repository for all the user's games, even those not purchased through the MGS, organizing them in one place for easy access. The store also gives access to demos for many games, as well as game reviews and ratings, and more.

The app is available free from Mac Game Store's website.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)

28 months ago
This has to be the stupidest facial expression I've ever seen. It's probably a great idea to advertise a game with it.

Rating: 15 Votes
28 months ago

i really don't want another store .-.


but you might like the effects of more competition.
Rating: 15 Votes
28 months ago
i really don't want another store .-.
Rating: 13 Votes
28 months ago
So eventually all the game licenses people have will be spread out among twelve + "stores" and when some of them go out of business, the license owners will be screwed.

I was ok with Steam and the iOS/Mac App Store, but I have zero interest in further distributing my download-only software purchases.
Rating: 9 Votes
28 months ago

As if the windows app was much better. It's almost as buggy and crashy as the Mac version but at least you don't care about native looking and well integrated programs on windows.


I don't know what system you are using but Steam has never crashed on me since the dark days of it's launch years. It runs fine on OSX, Windows 7 and in Parallels.

This game client would be a solid addition if it was modeled after GOG and distributed DRM-free games, but as another client that shares almost exactly the same content as Steam it's throwing a pebble against a mountain.

Now if Apple reconfigured the almost-useless Game Center to be something like this ...
Rating: 7 Votes
28 months ago
Hopefully more stable than steam...

did we really need another though? steam, origin, gaikai... guess it is mac only.
Rating: 5 Votes
28 months ago
Sorry about that. We had no idea MacRumors was going to post the article today and traffic went to hell.

The article should say "MacRumors kills Macgamestore.com" :)
Rating: 3 Votes
28 months ago

Sounds really good and one to keep:D


Seems like a great thing to happen for TRUE Mac gamers (i.e., those who do NOT talk about Mac gaming unless it is natively supported by OS X).

I am tired of visiting MR gaming threads and reading some bombastic headline about the latest and greatest games, just to find out that you need Winblows to run them...no, thanks.
Rating: 3 Votes
28 months ago

but you might like the effects of more competition.

No, this is just fragmentation at this point.

I can buy something on Steam, OnLive, gog.com, Mac App Store, HumbleBundle.com, Origin, etc., and now Mac Game Store? Thanks a lot. Now it's even harder to remember where you bought something, and you have to keep more clients installed, running, up to date.

It'd be hilarious if I had to download the Mac Game Store from the Mac App Store.
Rating: 2 Votes
28 months ago

I thought of an alternative name for this thread: "After receiving many complaints about its new map system, Apple releases game distribution app". It's a bit long, but I think it works.


Except that this app is not available from Apple.
Rating: 2 Votes

[ Read All Comments ]