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The 14 Best MMOs That You Can Play on a Mac in 2024

The 14 Best MMOs That You Can Play on a Mac in 2024

Mac gamers have always been a bit of an afterthought when it comes to MMOs. While there are some great MacOS MMOs out there, most developers tend to focus on the Windows market.

This can make it tough for Mac gamers to find games that they can play without having to switch over to a PC. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the best Mac MMOs available right now.

Whether you are looking for an epic MMORPG or a fast-paced shooter, we have you covered!

We all know that Mac computers are not the master race of gaming machines, but guess what? We, MMO gamers, don’t care about that because we’re too busy getting loot, scoring achievements, and raising that item level.

These are the best MMOs that you can play on a Mac. All these titles have official Mac support, stable performance, and cross-platform player interaction.

14. Adventure Land

  • Developer: Kaan Soral
  • Released: 2019
  • Platform: Mac, PC
  • For Fans of Retro Games, Coding Games
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Adventure Land is a fun adventure if you know or want to learn to code

Adventure Land is a code MMORPG. A what now? An MMORPG that allows you to use its code to program up to four characters.

It’s an indie game that doesn’t have any quests or objectives. Players can do anything they like.

Game activities include killing monsters, acquiring loot, crafting items, tavern games, and PvP.

The class system includes six choices with a skill-based progression system.

Adventure Land is not your usual MMO experience but it’s a nice diversion from the classic gameplay.

13. Star Conflict

  • Developer: Gaijin Entertainment
  • Released: 2012
  • Platform: Mac, PC
  • For Fans of Sci-Fi MMOs, EVE Online
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Craft your own ship in Star Conflict

Star Conflict is a sci-fi action MMO that gives players the opportunity to become pilots.

The game comes with nine distinct roles and hundred of customization modules.

Players will craft ships and fit them with different modules to serve various purposes.

PvE and PvP content is available. PvE quests and missions allow players to discover more about this world while PvP battles test players’ battle skills and tactical planning against their peers. Guild battles where corporations fight for territories are part of the game as well.

12. Dead Maze

  • Developer: Atelier 801
  • Released: 2018
  • Platform: Mac, PC
  • For Fans of Zombies
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Survive the zombie apocalypse in Dead Maze

The zombie apocalypse is upon us once again. This time it comes in the form of a 2D MMO with survival features.

Food is not just a source of buffs, you need to eat in order to stay alive. This means that resource gathering becomes a daily job, just like fighting against zombies.

For a better chance at making it through the day, players will need to team up and fortify their camps. The camp comes with a farming system so players can grow crops and tend to animals.

Dead Maze is mostly a co-op game but it has some PvP maps too.

11. War Thunder

  • Developer: Gaijin Entertainment
  • Released: 2012
  • Platform: Mac, PC, Playstation, Xbox
  • For Fans of World of Tanks, War Games
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Control ships, tanks, and warplanes in War Thunder

If military MMOs are your thing, you’ll be more than happy to discover War Thunder.

The game is about war on land, war at sea, and war in the air.

The combat scenarios require players to cooperate to take down the enemy teams. The battles are fast-paced, tactical, and fun.

War Thunder has an overwhelming selection of combat vehicles. There are more than 1,900 options available. The selection includes ground, aerial, and naval war machines from different eras. More than 100 maps recreate real conflict areas.

The game also has single-player PvE content based on historical missions.

10. Realm of the Mad God

  • Developer: DECA Games
  • Released: 2011
  • Platform: Mac, PC
  • For Fans of Old-School MMOs, Retro Games
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Realm of the Mad God combines retro game elements with MMO elements.

Realm of the Mad God is a fun bullet-hell shooter roguelike MMO with permadeath mechanics. Respawn points or resurrection spells? No, we don’t do that here. Dead characters remain dead but you get fame each time one of your characters dies.

Fame counts as you unlock usable items based on how much you have acquired. Players also get to keep their Vault items when a character dies so not everything is completely lost.

Realm of the Mad God has 17 classes so you have plenty of choices when you will inevitably have to start over.


  • Developer: Ankama
  • Released: 2012
  • Platform: Mac, PC, Android
  • For Fans of Anime MMOs
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Wakfu is similar to Dofus

WAKFU is a tactical MMORPG with a turn-based combat system. It’s similar to Dofus, another Ankama MMORPG which also runs on Mac computers.

WAKFU has a player-run political system that allows the community to elect governors.

Another interesting feature is the players’ ability to plant seeds that regenerate resources.

All these systems give players the choice to experience the game as crafters, soldiers, or politicians.

Pets and mounts are part of the game too. Players can customize them with different skins.

The game has adorable graphics and it runs well even on older systems.

8. Trove

  • Developer: Trion Worlds
  • Released: 2015
  • Platform: Mac, PC, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch
  • For Fans of Minecraft, Voxel Games
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Trove offers easy, casual fun

Trove is a voxel-based sandbox MMO with cute graphics. The character system allows players to become pirates, mages, or knights.

A myriad of combat moves – from throwing ninja stars to dropping ice cream bombs – let players experience fun battles.

Trove has classic MMO activities such as dungeons but that’s not the selling point. The game’s appeal is the sandbox feature that allows players to build whatever they can think of and share the content with others. Yes, you can make hats!

7. EVE Online

  • Developer: CCP Games
  • Released: 2003
  • Platform: Mac, PC
  • For Fans of Sci-fi MMOs, Space Games
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If fantasy isn’t your thing, give EVE Online a chance

Some will say that EVE Online is not a fun game and they would be right. EVE Online is a game in which player interaction will make or break your experience.

It’s a challenging game with a steep learning curve and that’s what makes it interesting.

This sci-fi MMO takes place in space. Players spend most of their time in their ships.

The game’s economic model offers a high level of freedom that allows pretty much anything, scamming included. The game masters won’t punish such actions. The players, on the other hand, might not be so forgiving.

6. World of Warcraft/Classic

  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Released: 2004
  • Platform: Mac, PC
  • For Fans of Blizzard
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Mac players can enjoy both retail WoW and Classic

Such a predictable entry, right? Well, we cannot help it because, despite its flaws, World of Warcraft remains one of the best MMORPGs ever created.

Memorable quests, epic raid content, class diversity, role-playing, and immersive world, to name but a few of its appeals.

The game features a massive world to explore, with hundreds of hours of content to keep you busy. Mac gamers can enjoy all of the same content as their PC counterparts, making WoW a great option for Mac MMO fans.

If you are already tired of the retail version, check out World of Warcraft Classic to see how the game was in 2004.

5. Albion Online

  • Developer: Sandbox Interactive
  • Released: 2017
  • Platform: Mac, PC, Android, iOS
  • For Fans of Runescape, Isometric MMOs
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Albion Online has achieved great success in recent years with its PvP focus and isometric graphics

Albion Online is a fantasy MMORPG with a PvP-centered end-game.

It has sandbox gameplay that allows players to build homes and settlements. Items and gear are player-crafted as well.

Those yearning for a different play style might want to look into farming and trading. Merchants make a lot of money as resources and items are always in high demand.

While there is plenty of challenging PvE content, most players consider guild battles the true end game. Massive guild battles are fought for land and resources.

4. Runescape/Old School Runescape

  • Developer: Jagex
  • Released: 2001
  • Platform: Mac, PC, Android, iOS
  • For Fans of Old-School MMOs
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Both Runescape and Old-School Runescape are excellent MMOs

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind MMORPG experience, these two MMORPGs are a must-try.

Skill-based character progression, unforgettable quests, charismatic NPCs, an immense game world, a wealth of content, a fair free-to-play business model, and an active player base are good reasons to give these games a go.

Old School Runescape is the vanilla variant with a twist where the community decides what content is added to the game.

These two titles have low system requirements so they’re fantastic choices for older computers.

3. Lord of the Rings Online

  • Developer: Standing Stone Games
  • Released: 2007
  • Platform: Mac, PC
  • For Fans of the Lord of the Rings, Classic fantasy
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Make Middle-Earth your home in LotRO.

Lord of the Rings Online was one of the first, if not the very first MMORPG, to successfully transition from subscription-based to micro transaction-based free-to-play model.

The game sees fresh content and events on a regular basis.

This LOTR-based MMORPG does justice to the original work with amazing storytelling and memorable quests.

The Middle Earth immersion is complete with a player housing feature and Hobbits as a playable race.

The player base is friendly and happy to welcome a newcomer.

2. Elder Scrolls Online

  • Developer: ZeniMax
  • Released: 2014
  • Platform: Mac, PC, Playstation, Xbox
  • For Fans of the Elder Scrolls, Skyrim
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The Elder Scrolls Online has come a long way since its release

Elder Scrolls Online is a dream come true for The Elder Scrolls fans pining for player interaction. Ok, maybe not in the first year but ESO has come a long way since 2014. The game became better and better with more content and features.

TES lore fans will certainly appreciate the story-driven quests.

The game has several expansions that uncover unexplored parts of Tamriel, plenty of single and multiplayer activities, end-game raids, PvP, and one of the best MMO player housing features.

1. Final Fantasy XIV

  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Released: 2010
  • Platform: Mac, PC, Playstation
  • For Fans of Final Fantasy, Anime MMOs, Story-driven games
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FFXIV delivers in all aspects except maybe PvP

WoW, ESO, FF XIV – the legendary MMO trio. You’ve traveled Azeroth and had enough of Tamriel so the next logical move is to see what’s cooking in Eorzea.

Final Fantasy XIV is a great choice for Mac gamers who are looking for an immersive online experience. The game features beautiful graphics and a deep storyline, making it a great option for those who want to get lost in an online world.

FFXIV is a fantastic MMO saga, with challenging end-game content, 19 distinct classes including the unique Blue Mage, player housing, complex crafting feature, the craziest-looking mounts, amazing graphics, and cross-over content with other Square Enix games, regular events, PvP, and so much more.

Give this game a chance and you won’t be disappointed!

So there you have it! Whether you are looking for a traditional MMORPG or something a little out of the ordinary, there are plenty of great Mac MMOs available. So what are you waiting for? Start exploring the world of online gaming on your mac today!

Let us know what your favorite Mac MMO is in the comments below!


Friday 8th of March 2024

World of Warcraft went woke so after playing for 10 years I quit. I'm looking for a replacement.


Eric Brano

Monday 12th of February 2024

Please don't to include ESO in these lists anymore. The game offers a Mac interface with absolutely no support for new Macs, and they will tell you so when you contact support for significant game issues, when you have already spent time and money!


Monday 11th of March 2024

@Eric Brano, This! The response from Bethesda support will literally be to play the game on Windows.


Monday 3rd of July 2023

I went back to WOW since it's the only decent and working MMORPG left for the Mac (M2 Ultra in my case). Too bad there's almost nothing else available: we are not waiting for 8bit graphics for our M1/M2 systems, come on!


Saturday 19th of November 2022

Eso, Lotro and FF14 clients are not supported on m1 anymore.


Monday 11th of March 2024

@John M. Hammer, This is not quite true. If you read the forums, there is a lot of work to get it to work via Cross Over. YMMV.

John M. Hammer

Monday 3rd of July 2023

@J, LOTRO works on both Intel and Apple SOC Macs using either Crossover or free open-source WINE. There is no official support for Macs from SSG, but the Windows version of the game works perfectly with Crossover.

Tor I.

Wednesday 21st of September 2022

The LotRO Mac client is officially discontinued.

John M. Hammer

Monday 3rd of July 2023

@Tor I., There wasn't an actual Mac-native client for LOTRO since 2019. The "Mac client" from 2019 to 2022 (and still available albeit without support from SSG in 2023) is the Windows version of the game packaged with an extremely old version of WINE. It works OK on Macs running MacOS 10.14 Mojave or earlier, but it is limited to the 32-bit client and it won't work on any version of MacOS later than Mojave because the version of WINE included requires 32-bit application support.

Fortunately, there are both free open-source versions of WINE available which will run LOTRO on post-Mojave versions of MacOS and on Macs with Intel CPUs and Apple ARMs. Even better, there is a commercial version of WINE called Crossover (from a company called Codeweavers) which is extremely easy to use although it is not free.

I play LOTRO on my 2019 iMac running MacOS 13 Ventura using Crossover. It works perfectly. I have also tested it with free open-source WINE and it works that way, too. There are people playing LOTRO on Apple ARM Macs (M1 and M2 chips so far) using both Crossover and free open-source WINE.

The only thing that was recently discontinued is official support for Macs. But the official support for Macs was somewhere between nonexistent and terrible before that anyway. Fortunately, the official LOTRO forums have people ready and able to help any Mac users that need assistance.