14 Best Strategy Games for M1 Apple Silicon Mac 2021

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My list of the 14 best strategy games you can currently play on the M1 Apple Silicon Mac. All footage is saved on my 2020 MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and 8 GPU cores. All games are compatible whether you’re using a MacBook Pro, Mac mini, or iMac with the M1 chip, and all have similar performance. Think a strategy game is missing from the list? Please leave a comment! Full playlist of all my Apple Silicon M1 gaming benchmarks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFbqxkNlqrHNK0i4WN99Jc8g-qSbKoZEy Master M1 gaming compatibility list: https://www.applegamingwiki.com/wiki /M1_compatible_games_master_list Top M1 Mac game series: Top First-Person Shooters for M1: https://youtu.be/Y-bDgsJKTqc ► Talk to me! M1 game benchmark requests – please leave a comment below. Please join me on Discord here: https://discord.gg/28CAAr6SpB Check out AppleGamingWiki: https://applegamingwiki.com ► Get the NEW Mac M1s here (Amazon links): https://geni.us/applem1macbookair https: / /geni.us/applem1macbookpro https://geni.us/applem1macmini https://geni.us/applem1imac ==================== 1. Civilization VI M1 Video Reference: https://youtu.be/XsUANQs6h6Q AppleGamingWiki: https://www.applegamingwiki.com/wiki/Civilization_VI 2. Civilization V M1 Reference Video: https://youtu.be/PssgeIgyVHo AppleGamingWiki: https:/ / www.applegamingwiki.com/wiki/Civilization_V 3. StarCraft II M1 Benchmark video: https://youtu.be/MkfHTDU35jY AppleGamingWiki: https://www.applegamingwiki.com/wiki/StarCraft_II 4. XCOM 2 M1 Benchmark video: https://youtu.be/wJRWf8DqwII AppleGamingWiki: https://www.applegamingwiki.com/wiki/XCOM_2 5. Crusader Kings III M1 Benchmark video: https://youtu.be/A0JWaPpXuhA AppleGamingWiki: https://www. applegamingwiki /wiki/Crusader_Kings_III 6. Total War: Rome Remastered M1 Benchmark video: https://youtu.be/BDWTCqQwZjc AppleGamingWiki: https://www.applegamingwiki.com/wiki/Total_War:_Rome_Remastered 7. Desperados III M1 Benchmark video: https://youtu.be/18op9q1cFG8 AppleGamingWiki: https://www.applegamingwiki/wiki/Desperados_III wiki/The_Banner_Saga_2 9. Phoenix Point M1 Benchmark video: https://youtu.be/XMkwWtPfrZ4 AppleGamingWiki: https://www. applegamingwiki.com/wiki/Phoenix_Point 10. Company of Heroes 2 M1 Benchmark Video: https://youtu.be/w-MrgY5SGUw AppleGamingWiki: https://www.applegamingwiki.com/wiki/Company_of_Heroes_2 www.youtube.com/watch ?v=1_2uAMjKgf4 AppleGamingWiki: https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Age_of_Empires_II:_Definitive_Edition 12. Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark M1 Benchmark video: https://youtu.be/MVPamF79KIo AppleGamingWiki: https://www.applegamingwiki .com/wiki/Fell_Seal:_Arbiter%27s_Mark 13. Command & Conquer Remastered Collection M1 Benchmark Video: https://youtu.be/ylf5sFL0MVU Parallels Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCwIN4Zqduc AppleGamingWiki: https://www.applegamingwiki.com/wiki/Command_%26_Conquer_Remastered_Collection 14. Frostpunk M1 Benchmark Video: https://youtu.be/28pvmh_Gxxc AppleGamingWiki: https://www.applegamingwiki.com/wiki/Frostpunk ► Timecodes: 00 :00 Intro 00:41 Civilization VI 01:23 Civilization V 01:30 StarCraft II 02:08 XCOM 2 02:40 Crusader Kings III 03:22 Total War Rome Remastered 04:05 Desperados III 04:32 The Banner Saga 2 05: 03 Phoenix Point 05:38 Company of Heroes 2 06:09 Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition 06:46 Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark 07:15 Command & Conquer Remastered Collection 07:55 Frostpunk 08:29 Conclusion and Disclosure of Affiliates of AppleGamingWiki: Andrew Tsai participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by connecting with Amazon.com and affiliate sites. Andrew also places links to other affiliate links that can earn commissions when viewers follow those links.

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  1. Hey Andrew, I recently downloaded what I had to in order to Play StarCraft Remastered and I don’t know if it’s my computer or me but I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 16gb 2.6 ghz and my battery dies in less than two hours? Is this normal or do I need a better computer to play these type of games?

  2. I dont know about the rest, bur CK3 is unplayable on a Mac Air. Resolution is shit, the game is too laggy, and the perfomance showed in the video is simply a record from some other computer, other than a Mac Air M1.

    Knowing that, who can voych for the rest of them ?

  3. Hi!

    From the last list at the end of the video, it suggest that a new Mac with M1 can play Age of Mythology Extended version via crossover? Is this correct and could You make a video on how to install and play this (gem) game?
    Sincerely.

  4. I recomment 0 A.D. it's like age of empires but completely free(open source), and runs on mac without needing anything but the game installed(No, crossover/wine). Runs quite well on my m1 macbook air (2020).

  5. Hi there, how about lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2? This is my all time favourite game, I wish I knew how to get it on my M1 🙁

  6. last time I played, company of heroes 2 performance was great on my MBA, but it did this weird "flashing" screen thing that made it unbearable – has that been resolved? I played in late 2020, and your video is about 6 months later.

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