MacMost Now 782: Classic RPGs For Today’s Macs

Classic role playing games from the 80s and 90s can still be played on brand new Macs running Mountain Lion. Take a look at NetHack and Ultima IV, two of the all-time best. They are both available for free. Another classic, Baulder's Gate, will be coming out later this month.

Comments: 4 Responses to “MacMost Now 782: Classic RPGs For Today’s Macs”

    Dan
    12 years ago

    Great post. What about Populous, that was a great game!

    Finlay Maciver
    12 years ago

    Loved Baldur's Gate II and Planescape:Torment on PC back in the early 00's. Also thought Vampire:The Masquerade was amazing and very atmospheric.
    Ever played amy of these Gary?
    Cheers
    Fin

      12 years ago

      Balder's gate yes. Played them all. Never tried Torment or Vampire, though. Also played a lot of the "Gold Box" games on the Apple II.

    John M. Hammer
    12 years ago

    I spent a summer during my college years playing Ultima III and enjoyed it. (It's available for modern Intel Macs, too, although the copy I have was $5, not free.) I might have played Ultima IV, too, but I don't recall it particularly well.

    We had NetHack on the VAX mainframes and I'm pretty sure I threw away a few hours on it at one time or another, or something just like it.

    Years later, I played Realmz on "classic" pre-OS X Macs. Realmz was quite reminiscent of Ultima, but had a bunch of extra "campaigns" (basically, more games to play using the same engine) from both the developer and the player community ā€“ some of which were quite good! As I moved to 10.5 Leopard and Intel processors, I kept an older Mac around for a while just to be able to much around with Realmz. I'm pretty sure Realmz is dead now, as its developer's website (fantasoft.com) has been down for years.

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