Baldur's Gate 3 Now Available on Mac

Popular new roleplaying game Baldur's Gate 3 is available to play on the Mac starting today. The title can be downloaded through the Steam platform and it is playable on Apple silicon Macs.

The game's minimum requirements include the M1 processor and 8GB RAM, but the recommended requirements suggest an M1 Pro or better Apple silicon chip and at least 16GB RAM. With the ‌M1‌ chip, the game can be run on low to medium settings, but the recommended requirements support high or ultra settings.

Baldur's Gate 3 was initially released on Windows in August, and it is the third game in the Baldur's Gate series. Players can choose one of six pre-made characters or create a custom character to play. The game is set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, and it uses turn-based combat.

There are 12 classes and 11 races to choose from, along with options to play solo or online with up to four people.

Gather your party and return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power. Mysterious abilities are awakening inside you, drawn from a mind flayer parasite planted in your brain. Resist, and turn darkness against itself. Or embrace corruption, and become ultimate evil.

Baldur's Gate 3 has received almost universally positive reviews, and it is available from Steam for $60.

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Mac_The_Ripper Avatar
11 months ago
I've been playing video games since I was 2 years old. I'm 43 now and this is easily the best RPG I've ever played, and one of the best video games of all time.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Leon Ze Professional Avatar
11 months ago
This is why Apple needs to make 16GB of RAM standard across the board if they're truly serious about gaming on the Mac.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t22design Avatar
11 months ago

When they upload it to the real App Store, I’ll watch some reviews and consider purchasing it.
Steam > Mac App Store .
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
greenbreadmmm Avatar
11 months ago
I'm excited for gaming on the Mac. I have a desktop for gaming and the idea I wouldn't need to own 2 machines down the road would be rather...cost-effective.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chuckeee Avatar
11 months ago

This is why Apple needs to make 16GB of RAM standard across the board if they're truly serious about gaming on the Mac.
Why should apple configure its lowest end configuration Mac to be gaming machines. That is not the rule of thumb in PC so why should it be that way for Mac? Gaming PC are high end, high performance machines. Gaming machines are incredibly computers but they are far from lowest-cost entry-level offerings.

If You don’t like the lowest end Mac configuration then don’t buy them. If people stopped buying 8GB configuration, Apple would stop offering them.

I’m not going into the non-upgradable Apple memory argument except that limitation is known and shouldn’t be a surprise. Think before you buy. If you are unhappy, frustrated or angry about the situation then protest with your pocketbook.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
11 months ago

This is why Apple needs to make 16GB of RAM standard across the board if they're truly serious about gaming on the Mac.
I agree that 16GB should be the minimum today and for better future-proofing. Unfortunately, some people continually tell us that the average person doesn't need more than 8GB and that 8GB is "more computer than most people need!" ?

We saw it just this morning (''):

8GB is fine for most normal computing workloads. The 16GB isn’t a standard configuration for the M2 Air unfortunately so they won’t generally appear in offers from retailers.

Have you used one? The 8Gb base is more computer than most people need! It holds up against my 16GB M1Pro for literally everything I do except for running VMs. Most Air purchasers will never run a VM.
Or maybe it's that most MacBook Air users have no interest in playing games? ?‍♂️

16gb is needed for Windows. 8GB is fine for MacOS if you stick to email, web, photos, MS Office and all the other stuff most people use an Air for. Remember that like iMacs, most Air customers just need a computer to get life stuff done. 8GB is fine for them.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)