If you are a gaming geek, we have you covered. In this article, we will present you with reviews of the top 5 AAA Games that you can play on the Apple MacBook Pro 13 M1 to pass some time.
Apple, one of the tech giants, aims to provide the ultimate gaming experience via their Mac series, to gamers across the world. Below you will find some popular game reviews, about the performance of each game, when it was tested on Apple’s Mac M1.
Fortnite, one of the world’s most popular Battle Royale Games, when tested on Mac 1 showed better performance. Moreover, when checked on 1440 x 900 and 2048 x 1280 resolution, it showed an FPS range of 70 – 80 at 1440 x 900 resolution and the FPS decreased when tested at 2048 x 1280 to 50 – 60 FPS. Regardless, the experience was not amazing, but it was not that bad as well.
Empire of Sin / Rosetta 2
The newly-released game synced quite well with the Mac M1. When the game was put to test with a high-quality setup at 1650 x 1050 resolution, it showed 50 – 60 FPS. Other than this, there was no issue while playing the game.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided/ Rosetta 2
The overall experience while playing the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided as a first-person shooter at 1920 x 1200 resolution proved to be good. The FPS was recorded between 26-31. during the course of the game, the FPS remained static at 30. Other than that, there were no freezes. However, as the game is heavy, it did heat up the Mac M1 machine. You can use a cooling pad to address this issue.
World of Warcraft/ M1 Native
Playing World of Warcraft/ M1 Native with high or ultra-settings is the real gaming treat. As it is the first Mac OS-compatible game, it works without any disruption. There were neither any dropped frame rate issues nor latency problems. However, we were unable to Ray Trace shadow as it is yet to be made available for the Mac OS.
Subnautica/ Rosetta 2
Playing Subnautica on Mac M1 was a pleasant experience. You can customize your settings to your preferences. Not only this, but the gameplay also allows you to switch between multiple devices to learn about the ocean depths, creatures, and more. Moreover, the game runs smoothly on 1440 x 990 resolution with high-quality graphics settings. However, one disadvantage that the players tend to face is, as the machine supports only 32 bits, you cannot change the water quality to high. The available best quality for water is medium for Mac M1 gamers.
The five games tested on Mac M1 show that Apple is almost there, but it still needs to bring more innovativeness, if they wish to boost their Macs for gaming as well.