This free app lets you play incredible-looking PC games on any Mac computer
This PC setup is a far-off dream for me, a lowly MacBook user.
People like me who love playing video games but have Mac computers at home often have a case of PC envy.
Almost all the best games debut on PCs and only show up on Macs years later – if at all. With recent PC-exclusive games including “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” getting really popular and “Destiny 2” – the sequel to one of my favorite video games – launching later this month, things have gotten so bad I even considered buying a gaming PC for the very first time.
Fortunately, I found an even better and much cheaper solution, one that turned my 2013 MacBook Pro into a legitimate game machine – Nvidia’s GeForce Now app .
A free download in the US and Canada, GeForce Now lets you play on your Mac the kind of high-end games that typically require a Windows PC computer with a dedicated graphics processor. GeForce Now software is only in beta, but Nvidia is a trusted company when it comes to gaming, and the app works like a charm.
I found out about GeForce Now earlier this week from YouTuber Karl Conrad. After doing some quick research about people trying and failing to use their Macs as game machines, I discovered arandom video from Conrad where he talks about the software.
After a quick 30 minutes of playing “Destiny 2” on my laptop, I’m sold on GeForce Now.
Even complex scenes with tons of lighting and particle effects looked amazing.
I was immediately struck with how fluid the game looked on my laptop screen, despite running on computer hardware somewhere in the cloud.
As a huge fan of “Destiny,” I was really interested in using GeForce Now to try “Destiny 2.”
For “Fallout 4,” the GeForce Now app launched a virtual version of Valve’s Steam storefront.
Let’s try “Fallout 4,” as an example.
These are some of the games you can play through GeForce Now.
This is what you’ll see when you launch the app.
If you’re a Mac user, you can visit this page to download GeForce Now.
Here’s how Nvidia describes its GeForce Now software:
First of all, this software isn’t just from some random app maker.