Mediumjones Oct 13, 2013 @ 10:16pm
Running on MacBook Air!
Apart from my Big Picture gaming PC I also have Steam setup on my MBA. Here is a list of games I’ve played in the past with no lag or performance issues.

- 2012 MacBook Air
- 1.8 GHz Core i7
- 4 GB DDR3
- Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB



- Portal 2: runs good
- Portal: runs good
- Team Fortress 2: runs great
- Mark of the Ninja: runs amazing
- Fez: runs great
- Source Engine: runs good
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Last edited by Mediumjones; Oct 13, 2013 @ 10:17pm
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Bomoh King Oct 21, 2013 @ 8:54am 
Shouldn't MacBook Air 2012 using Intel HD Graphics 4000?

Add on, Dota 2 runs 35~40 fps on my MBA 2012 (lowest setting with 1440x900 resolution) same spec with your MBA and with HD 4000.
RZKY Dec 24, 2013 @ 8:39am 
[Update] Tested on 13" mid 2013 MBA:

  • The Swapper: runs great
  • FEZ: runs great
  • Guacamelee! Gold Edition: runs great
  • Mark of the Ninja: runs great
  • Trine 2: runs great
  • LIMBO: runs good (doesn't work with my PS3 controller)
  • Star Trek Online: runs great (medium settings)
  • XCOM series: runs great (high settings)
  • The Swapper: runs great
  • Brutal Legend: runs well
  • Tomb Raider: a bit laggy (medium settings), runs quite well (low settings)
  • The Walking Dead: runs great
  • BioShock Infinite: runs well (medium settings)

Tested on 13" 2012 MBA. Same spec with Pyramid:

  • Star Wars KOTOR: runs great
  • GTA San Andreas: runs great
  • Super Meat Boy: runs great
  • Mark of the Ninja: runs good

Tested on 13" mid 2011 MBA:

  • The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion: runs good (medium settings, via Bootcamp)
  • Call of Duty MW 2 + Multiplayer: runs good (medium settings, via Bootcamp)
  • Splinter Cell - Chaos Theory: runs good (medium settings, via Bootcamp)
  • Commandos 3 - Destination Berlin: runs great (via Bootcamp)
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth: runs great
  • GTA III: runs great

Edit: a few that i've tried started and running for several minutes (MBA 2013). didn't continue because gamepad issues.

  • Portal 2: seems to run quite well
  • Assassin's Creed II: seems playable with a lower graphics settings.
Last edited by RZKY; Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:37pm
RZKY Dec 24, 2013 @ 9:03am 
Btw, i'm curious about these games below. Pls share If anyone have any experience playing it on an MBA.

  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Max Payne 3
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
  • The Walking Dead
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin's Creed 2
  • Splinter Cell Conviction
  • BioShock Infinite
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Hinken.C Jan 1, 2014 @ 6:14am 
Originally posted by RZKY:
Btw, i'm curious about these games below. Pls share If anyone have any experience playing it on an MBA.

  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

LFD2 Runs great on my MBA (2012 HD 4000)
XCOM works surprisingly good (not great) but I play it on medium settings without problem.
Last edited by Hinken.C; Jan 1, 2014 @ 6:43am
ww Jan 1, 2014 @ 6:16am 
wow
qqwswwasderfc.xzx Jan 1, 2014 @ 11:12am 
+1!
Squid Jan 1, 2014 @ 4:24pm 
Awesome, I've been wondering how some of these would perform on my MBA, thanx!
Grasp It Jan 2, 2014 @ 12:49pm 
meow
Hinken.C Jan 7, 2014 @ 3:32am 
Have someone tried Walking dead on their air? I've got season 1 on the ipad mini, but was thinking of playing season 2 on the MBA (if possible...)
RZKY Mar 6, 2014 @ 11:00am 
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Last edited by RZKY; May 22, 2014 @ 11:35pm
jagoblade Jul 19, 2014 @ 10:25pm 
Did any of you experience the fan being loud on a MBA 2012?
Hinken.C Jul 20, 2014 @ 12:27pm 
Originally posted by jagoblade:
Did any of you experience the fan being loud on a MBA 2012?

When playing yes, otherwise never. I think it has to do with the Air beeing so slim, so when the processor and graphics are pushed it has to run the fan on maximum to move the air/not overheat.

My fan sound a lot when playing and the alu body becomes quite hot.
jagoblade Jul 20, 2014 @ 8:21pm 
Is it sounding a lot for everybody then, because I had to stop playing the Mark of the Ninja so i wouldn't over heat my mba 2012.
Flying_Belgian Jul 21, 2014 @ 1:21am 
Originally posted by RZKY:
Btw, i'm curious about these games below. Pls share If anyone have any experience playing it on an MBA.

  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Max Payne 3
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
  • The Walking Dead
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin's Creed 2
  • Splinter Cell Conviction
  • BioShock Infinite
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
heyo i play on macbook pro late 201 with 8 gb ram and i5
and i can perfectly run l4d2 max payne 3 bioshok infinite and also played batman arkham city but it had a bit lag. all those games will probably run good cus the laptops have almost the same power and stuff
Commissar den Hertog Nov 18, 2014 @ 1:22pm 
So I can run AC2 And ACB on MBA ?
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