Free Fps Shooter Online Games For Mac

Free Fps Shooter Online Games For Mac

This is a list of some of the most popular freeware and free and open-source softwarefirst-person shooter games.

TitleDeveloperRelease dateLast updateOperating systemEngineLicenseNotes
Action Quake 2The Action Team19982003Linux, Windowsid Tech 2FreewareTeam and Deathmatch based very fast FPS
AssaultCubeRabid Viper Productions20062013Linux, Mac OS, WindowsCube Enginezlib License (code), Individual licenses (media)Realistic environments, fast arcade game play, many game modes. Single/Multiplayer.
Black ShadesWolfire games2001Linux, OS X, Windows, Mac OS, iOSWolfire GamesFreewareFree First-person shooter
BZFlagChris Schoeneman, Tim Riker19932016-10-10 (2.4.8)Linux, BSD, OS X, Windows, other UNIXGNU LGPLTank combat
Chub Gam 3D: Director's CutChubGamSoft1998MS-DOSPie in the SkyFreewareSurreal horror single player game
CodeRED: Alien ArenaCOR Entertainment, LLC2004-112011-12-29 (7.53)Linux, BSD, OS X, WindowsCRX EngineGNU GPL (code), Proprietary license (media)Science fiction, with single or multiplayer modes.
CubeWouter van Oortmerssen20012005-08-29Linux, BSD, Mac OS, WindowsCube Enginezlib License (code), Individual licenses (media)Quake style multiplayer deathmatch. Single/Multiplayer.
Cube 2: SauerbratenWouter van Oortmerssen20042013-01-04Linux, BSD, OS X, WindowsCube 2 Enginezlib License (code), Individual licenses (media)Quake style deathmatch, includes built in level editor. Single/Multiplayer.
The Dark ModTeam Dark Mod20092015-02-08 (2.03)Windowsid Tech 4 engineCC-BY-NC-SAFirst person stealth game in the style of the Thief (series) games (1 and 2) using a modified Id Tech 4 engine
Fallen Empire: LegionsGarageGames, InstantAction2009-06-302013-06-27WindowsTorque Game EngineProprietary licenseFirst-Person Shooter with Jetpacks, Multiplayer, CTF, Deathmatch
FreedoomFreedoom project2019-10-22 (0.12.1)Linux, OS X, Windows, Android, Mac OS, MS-DOS, othersDoom engineGNU GPL (code), BSD (media)A Doom WAD file intended to be used instead of the copyrighted file from the original Doom and Doom II.
The Glorious MissionGiant Interactive Group2013-06-20WindowsProprietary licenseOnline multiplayer. Developed with the People's Liberation Army of China for use as a recruitment and training tool.
Gore: Special Edition4D Rulers2008-07-04WindowsAMP engineProprietary license
Hidden & DangerousIllusion Softworks, Take-Two Interactive1999-07-292001-11WindowsInsanity EngineProprietary license
.kkrieger.theprodukkt2004WindowsProprietary licenseWon first place in the 96k game competition at Breakpoint in April 2004.
KumaWarKuma Reality Games20042006-07WindowsSource engineProprietary licenseTactical episodic shooter. Single/Multiplayer.
MarathonBungie1994-12-212007Mac OS (original), ported to Linux, OS X and Windows via AlephOneAleph OneGNU GPL (code)Released as freeware and source code.
NexuizAlientrap2005-05-312009-10-01 (2.5.2)Linux, OS X (10.4 or later), WindowsDarkPlaces Quake engineGNU GPLUnreal Tournament style deathmatch. Single/Multiplayer.
OpenArenaOpenArena team2005-08-192012-02-20 (0.8.8)Linux, OS X, WindowsGNU GPLFree software content remake of Quake III Arena. Single/Multiplayer
Point BlankZepetto, NCSOFT2008-03WindowsN/AProprietary licenseFree FPS created by Zepetto in 2009. Close Beta version.
Red Eclipse[1]Quinton Reeves, Lee Salzman20092017-12-21 (1.6.0)Linux, BSD, OS X, WindowsCube 2 Enginezlib LicenseNew take on the first person arena shooter, featuring parkour, impulse boosts, and more.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. build 1935GSC Game World2009-02WindowsxrCore build 1935Proprietary license2004 Alpha build of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. Contains content and features cut from the final release. Has a number of bugs but contains a full, playable single player campaign.
Savage: The Battle for NewerthS2 Games2003-09-09Linux, OS X (commercial), WindowsSilverback EngineProprietary licenseHybrid FPS/RTS with both ranged and melee combat
Savage 2: A Tortured SoulS2 Games2008-01-16Linux, OS X, Windows (commercial)K2 EngineProprietary licenseThe sequel to the award-winning game, Savage: The Battle for Newerth.
Smokin' GunsSmokin' Guns Productions and Iron Claw Interactive2009-01-012012-06-08Linux, BSD, OS X, Windows, othersGNU GPL (code/some media) Proprietary license (some media)Western Quake-like FPS. Single (with bots)/Multiplayer.
Starsiege: TribesDynamix, Sierra Entertainment2004 (free release)WindowsDarkstar engineProprietary licenseFuturistic team based combat, released for free to promote Tribes: Vengeance. Multiplayer only.
The DinoHuntersKuma Games2006-04-24WindowsSource engineProprietary licenseAlso a machinima series. Single/Multiplayer.
TremulousDark Legion Development2006-03-312009-12-04 (preview release)Linux, OS X (unofficial), WindowsGNU GPLAliens vs Humans multiplayer team combat with some RTS elements.
Tribes 2Dynamix, Sierra Entertainment2004 (free release)WindowsTorque Game EngineProprietary LicenseFuturistic team based combat, released for free to promote Tribes: Vengeance. Single/Multiplayer.
UberStrikeCmune2010-09-17OS X, WindowsUnityProprietary licenseFree-to-play 'social shooter' on Facebook, MySpace and Apple's Dashboard Widgets.
Unreal TournamentEpic GamesTBA2015-03-09Linux, OS X, WindowsUnreal Engine 4Proprietary licenseCrowdsourced and free first-person shooter.
Unvanquished[2]Unvanquished Development2012-02-292018 (Alpha 0.51.1)Linux, OS X, Windowsmodified ioquake3CC BY-SA 2.5/GPLFork of Tremulous with new assets
Urban TerrorSilicon Ice Development / Frozen Sand2000-08-05 (Beta 1.0)2016-09-30 (4.3.0)Linux, OS X, WindowsGNU GPL (ioquake3 engine), Proprietary license (mod code, media)Fast-paced, Hollywood tactical shooter. Originally a Quake 3mod, now a standalone game.
Warmonger: Operation Downtown DestructionNetDevil2007-11-282009-08-27WindowsUnreal Engine 3GNU GPL (code), Proprietary license (media)High-end Free-to-play first person shooter with destructible environments.
WarsowWarsow team2005-06-082016-04-14 (2.1)Linux, OS X, WindowsGNU GPL (code), Proprietary license (media)Quake style deathmatch focussed on high-paced action and trickjumps.
Wolfenstein: Enemy TerritoryActivision, id Software, Splash Damage2003-05-292015-08-21 (ET:Legacy 2.74)Linux, OS X, Windowsid Tech 3, ET:LegacyGNU GPL (code), Proprietary license (media)Intended expansion pack turned freeware. WW2 multiplayer team combat
World of PadmanPadworld Entertainment2007-04-012011-07-16 (1.5.4 beta Windows/Linux), 2011-01-24 (1.5.1 OS X)Linux, OS X, WindowsGNU GPL (code), Proprietary license (media)A free Quake 3 like comical FPS game
XonoticTeam Xonotic2010-12-232017-04-01 (0.8.2)Linux, OS X, WindowsDarkPlaces Quake engineGNU GPLFork and direct successor of the Nexuiz Project.
Team Fortress 2Valve2007-10-72019-3-28Windows, Mac OS, Linux.SourceProprietary licenseAlso available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, formerly pay to play, squeal to Team Fortress Classic.

Freeware clients[edit]

Some free-to-play online first-person shooters use a client–server model, in which only the client is available for free. They may be associated with business models such as optional microtransactions or in-game advertising. Some of these may be MMOFPS, MMOTPS or MMORPG games.

KUBOOM for PC – Features. The game is free to download, but it contains advertisement and in-game items that cost real money. Moreover, you need an active internet connection to play the game. It features 5×5 team battles with up to 10 players in the deathmatch mode.

TitleDeveloper, PublisherRelease dateOperating systemEngineLicenseNotes
Blacklight: RetributionZombie Studios2012-04-03WindowsUnreal Engine 3Proprietary licenseOnline multiplayer, futuristic setting.
CrossFireZ8Games2006WindowsLithtech JupiterFreewareModern team based shooter. Lots of game modes.
Mission Against TerrorKingsoft Dalian JingCai Studio, Wicked Interactive / Suba Games2012WindowsProprietary licenseFree-to-play online fps, developed by KingSoft, published by Wicked Interactive / Suba Games.
Fallen Earth?????Online multiplayer[3]
Heroes and Generals?????Online multiplayer[3]
War Rock?????Online multiplayer, features controllable vehicles
Combat ArmsNexon2008-07-11WindowsLithtechProprietary licenseOnline multiplayer, modern setting; microtransaction business model.
CrimeCraftVogster Entertainment2009-08WindowsUnreal Engine 3Proprietary licenseMassively multiplayer online with 3rd and 1st-person perspectives; microtransaction business model.
PlanetSide 2Sony Online Entertainment2012-11-20WindowsForgelight EngineProprietary licenseMassive battles with 2000 players per continent at a time. 3 factions fighting over 4 continents. Player customization, microtransaction business model.
Sudden AttackNexon2005-4-11WindowsLithtechProprietary licenseOnline multiplayer
Tribes: AscendHi-Rez Studios2011-12WindowsUnreal Engine 3 (modified)Proprietary licenseOnline multiplayer; microtransaction business model.

Game engines[edit]

EngineDeveloper, PublisherRelease dateLinuxOS XWindowsotherLicenseNotes
Aleph OneBungie (originally)2000-01-17YesYesYesMac OS, BSDsGNU General Public LicenseAleph One is an open-source project based on the Marathon 2: Durandal code, which was released to the public by Bungie.
Build engineKen Silverman/3D Realms2000-06-20YesYesYesYes[which?]Custom licence, GNU General Public LicenseFirst released by Silverman; 3D Realms later did GPL releases of Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior
Cube EngineWouter van Oortmerssen2001YesYesYesNozlib License (code), Individual licenses (media)FPS with sandbox style level-editor
Cube 2 EngineWouter van Oortmerssen2004YesYesYesNozlib License (code), Individual licenses (media)FPS with sandbox style level-editor
Dim3Brian BarnesNoYesYesNoMIT LicenseDevelopment set
id Tech 1id Software1999YesYesYesNoGNU General Public LicenseKnown as the Doom engine, originally used for Doom, Doom II, and clones
id Tech 2id Software2001-12-22YesYesYesNoGNU General Public LicenseQuake 2, CRX and Qfusion are open-source derivatives
id Tech 3id Software2005-08-19YesYesYesYes[which?]GNU General Public LicenseQuake 3, ioquake3 is an open-source derivative
id Tech 4id Software2011-11-22YesYesYesYes[which?]GNU General Public LicenseDoom 3
Quake engineid Software1996YesYesYesNoGNU General Public LicenseQuake, DarkPlaces is an open source derivative
Torque Game EngineGarageGames2012-09-20YesYesYesNoMIT License
UnityUnity Technologies2009YesYesYesNoPurchasable license for commercial use, iPhone license, Free indie licenseDevelopment set
Unreal EngineEpic Games1998YesYesYesPlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, AndroidProprietaryFree to download and use
Wolfenstein 3D engineid Software1995YesYesYesNoGNU General Public LicenseAlso available from Blake Stone: Planet Strike source release; earlier versions in Hovertank 3D and Catacomb 3D source releases, and further developed in Rise of the Triad source release


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The weekend's here and if you're worried about being bored, here are some great FPS games you can play on your Mac.

This time around I'm focusing on some of my favorite first person shooters (FPSs) that are currently available for the Mac platform, ranging in price from free to not free. Locked and loaded? Good. Here we go..

Borderlands 2

  • $39.99 - Download now

Every once in a while a sequel comes along that completely eclipses the original game. Such is the case with Borderlands 2, which took everything that was good about the original Borderlands and made it better.

For the uninitiated, Borderlands 2 drops you on the surface of a hostile alien world called Pandora. You're essentially a treasure hunter on a mission. You can choose from one of four different character classes, each with unique abilities, and in a nod to role playing games, you can develop special abilities by assigning skill points that you gain through experience. Borderlands 2 also features a weapons randomizing system that produces an almost unlimited number of variations on handguns, rifles, grenades and other weapons.

A hilarious script and great voice acting provides you with constant laughs through the 30+ hours of single-player fun your first time through (and you will replay this game to get experience with each character class). Add to that fantastic cooperative multiplayer gameplay and downloadable content to extend the game, and you've got a potent mix that will keep you coming back again and again.

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Aspyr makes the game available through the Mac App Store and Steam (which we've linked above). Our recommendation is to go for the Steam version so you can get cross-platform multiplayer - Mac App Store downloaders are relegated to Mac-to-Mac play only through Game Center.

BioShock 2

  • $24.99 - Download now

Few recent FPS's have had the impact of the BioShock series. The game struck gold for its detailed storyline involving Rapture, a Randian utopia far beneath the surface of the ocean, run amuck. A survival horror game, BioShock 2 puts you in the role of a Big Daddy - a genetically altered human encased in a heavily armored diving suit. Rapture is filled with psychotic and dangerous people who have been altered by a substance that can record their genes, granting them superhuman powers (and, unfortunately, driving them mad).

The game sports multiplayer action too, but unlike Borderlands 2 isn't available from Steam, so the Mac App Store is a safe bet. BioShock 2 is the sequel to the first BioShock, and if you haven't picked that one up, it's definitely worth your time as well, especially at $19.99 price. Both should wet your whistle until BioShock Infinite shows up for the Mac this summer.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

  • $29.99 - Download now

Short of having its superlative sequel on the Mac, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the next best thing. Sure, it's been around for a while, but this game stands up to the test of time: it's a phenomenal FPS that puts you in the role of U.S. Marines and British SAS commandos as you travel to the U.K, the Middle East, Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine on the hunt for international terrorists who plan to detonate a nuclear warhead.

COD4: MW takes a break from past COD games by bringing the action to the modern era, instead of focusing on World War II, which means you have plenty of modern weapons to choose from. It also sports great multiplayer capabilities with plenty of challenges, unlockable perks at matchmaking to make sure you're paired with players of similar abilities.

The latest version of AstroImager is 3.0 on Mac Informer. It is a perfect match for Science in the Education category. The app is developed by CloudMakers, s. AstroImager is a powerful, but easy-to-use image-capture application for astrophotography. It can be used as a client to any remote or local INDI server with any supported CCD, filter wheel, or focuser. The built-in drivers support the following hardware. Astroimager for mac. Astroimager with my Mac works great! This is an awesome app that is continually being updated. Plus, you’ll never beat the price! Great job Cloudmakers!! Awesome App for Astrophotography The app works great with the cameras. The interface is very clean, and more than anything the developer support is GREAT.

Team Fortress 2

  • Free to play - Download now

A team-based multiplayer first person shooter available through Steam, Team Fortress 2 is almost six years old and still going strong. The game pits two opposing teams against each other in a variety of different modes: Capture the Flag, Control Point, Territorial Control, King of the Hill and more. The play maps vary from the ridiculous to the sublime, and you can choose from nine different player classes, some with offensive capabilities (like the Scout), some better on defense (like the Heavy), and some best for support (such as the Medic).

The game's fun to play not only for its varied gameplay modes and different character classes to master, but also for its cartoon-style art. And it used to be you had to pay for TF2, but Valve made it free to play in 2011. (The company makes money through in-app purchases players make to buy unique equipment and character outfits.)

Counter Strike: Source

  • $19.99 - Download now

The original Counter Strike took the world by storm when it was introduced as a mod for Valve Software's legendary game Half-Life. Valve reworked CS as its own independent game using the Source engine (hence the name). It's a team-based first person shooter that emphasizes accomplishing objectives - kill your opponents, rescue hostages and so on. What makes it a bit different than the rest is that when you're shot, you stay dead until the end of the round - no instant respawning.

Twelve years since its first release, Counter Strike still has a huge following and remains ridiculously popular. Last year Valve released Counter Strike: Global Offensive (seen above), so if you've gotten tired of the original, you can immerse yourself in a new game that features updated content from the original, along with new maps, characters and weapons.

Special Mention: Pathways Into Darkness

  • Free - Download now

Before Halo, before Myth, before Marathon, way back in 1993, Bungie Software made a name for itself with Mac gamers with one of the most innovative first person shooters we'd ever seen (and really, we hadn't seen a lot of them, but we knew this one was cool). That game was called Pathways Into Darkness.

Man Up Time has resurrected this 20-year-old masterpiece for modern Mac and they've made it absolutely free. Not 'freemium' - there are no in-app purchases you need to make to keep playing. Free. The game traps you in a mysterious pyramid in the Yucatan that threatens the very survival of the Earth. You must descend into its innermost recesses, battling fearsome monsters to save the world.


PID is a game of its era. Its graphics are quaint and primitive, its interface is awkward by modern standards, but it stands out as a period piece worthy of remembering and enjoying. It's a bit of Mac legend. And it's free, so you have nothing to lose but some download bandwidth.

Your go-to first-person shooters?

Those are my favorite FPS games on the Mac right now, but if there are any other can't-miss shooters on your short list, let me know in the comments below. You can never have too much of an awesome thing!

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