There are a few places to get Mac games, other than the App Store.
A few of the larger ones:
Steam lists 2500 games for Mac.
GOG or Good Old Games has 1297 games for Mac.
macgamestore.com, has hundreds in each category.
There are quite a few others, and reviews of them are available online if you want to know which is better or worse than another, and why.
The reason we’re here is for games.. and knowing what’s good *before spending money* is important, go read reviews. There are many review sites, and they all have “best of” lists.
What do I play?
More like what do I still play? aka what still works on El Capitan.
Quinn, a Tetris game, which you can still download from macintoshgarden.org
The Tiny Bang Story, a kids puzzle game.
Cave Story “Doukutsu Monogatari” is a great side scroller ported to the Mac. A bit of fiddling required to get it to work, but worth it! Start here: http://www.cavestory.org/download/cave-story.php
Bungie. What else do I need to say? Yep. Halo. Myth, and many more. Halo 5 just came out.. for Xbox. Although Microsoft did port 2 games to iOS (instead of Windows Phone, what a surprise!) : Halo Spartan Assault and Halo Spartan Strike.
Yes, You can still play Halo, from 2004, using http://halomd.net
You can stil play Myth as well, using Project Magma.
But we’re not limited to just Mac games.. we can run emulators as well. One that I have used on occasion is Boxer, which lets you run DOS games.
Shout out to Ambrosia Software and one of my all time favorites: Avara! Apparently I can run it under emulation. Still making games after 20 years!
I’m sure i’ve missed many, what are your favorites?