Joe_Nasty Nov 21, 2013 @ 6:59pm
I have a MacBook Pro with a Intel HD Graphics 3000 video card. What games CAN I play?
I just tried to purchase Metro: Last Light and found out, after much back and forth with tech support, that I couldn't run the game.

Sidebar: Steam Customer Service and Tech Support helped me out every step of the way and were super great in helping me resolve my issue.

My question is, what games on Steam can run on a Mac with the video card I have. I'd like to play a fairly recent 1st person shooter/action/adventure, but am open minded.

Am I stuck in TF2 purgatory forever or is there anything else y'all can suggest?
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optimus prime Nov 21, 2013 @ 9:18pm 
call of duty Modern Warfare should run on your system and it is a fun game.
Bad Kreuznach Nov 21, 2013 @ 9:45pm 
You have a Macbook Pro. You can play no games.

But no really, maybe Minecraft.
mrPrimetime Nov 24, 2013 @ 5:54pm 
Originally posted by Alessandro Hooklauh:
You have a Macbook Pro. You can play no games.

But no really, maybe Minecraft.

You are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. I can max Bioshock Infinite and I have a unmodded MBP. Stop mac hating
SeraphSword Nov 24, 2013 @ 10:04pm 
I would suggest going to and creating an account there. You can use the Mac Match feature they have to get an automatic list of compatible games. Since the list is based on what's available on GameAgent and not Steam, it won't give you a full rundown, but most of the major Mac games will be on there.

Unfortunately I'd say you'll be a bit limited, since the HD 3000 gpu is not a very good card, and Intel cards aren't supported by that many major games. It should run most indie games fine, but not many AAA games, especially if you only have a 2 core processor.

But there may be a few that you'd like. I think Borderlands 2 might be an option, but I'd check the requirements to be sure.
papasmurf Nov 26, 2013 @ 3:58am 
ive got a the same mac book pro and its rubbish no games whatsoever except old ones, but ive been playing a lot of dota 2 on it.
Jesus_Style \m/ Nov 26, 2013 @ 5:43am 
Jim Bond Nov 26, 2013 @ 10:43am 
if you want to get the most performance from that hardware, be sure to be running Mavericks and have plenty of ram (like 8+ GB). Mavericks has the latest and greatest graphics drivers and since that chip is integrated, it borrows VRAM from the system memory.

After that, I’d say anything from Valve should run (check out a free to play game like TF2 to get a base line of performance). SeraphSword’s suggestion is good for checking out other 3rd party games. Also, Blizzard’s stuff should work (WOW, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3), and since they all have free trials, you can try before you buy. You should find plenty of indie stuff, plus ports from Aspyr and Feral.
duanelocsin Dec 2, 2013 @ 12:53am 
slightly off topic, but I still don't know why there is a decent market for external GPUs, laptops and the New Mac Pro would so definately benefit from these.
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