The 10 Best-Selling Games in the Mac App Store Right Now

Angry Birds for Mac

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We took a look at the best selling games in the Mac App Store right now to give you a quick run down of what’s hot.While the Mac may not be as strong of a gaming platform as an iPod Touch or a Windows PC, developers are making a strong push for customers, utilising the power of the shiny new Mac App Store.

The selection is a bit limited, but on the Mac App Store you’ll find some incredible deals on classic computer games that are only a few years old, as well as iOS favourites in high definition.

10. Avenue Flo

Avenue Flo is a classic point-and-click adventure game wrapped in the cutesy confines of DinerTown (which also plays host to the top selling game DinerDash). Chock full of exploration and puzzles, Avenue Flo deviates from the best-selling 'time-management frenzy' DinerDash formula to provide a casual and fun gaming experience.

Price: $6.99

9. Plants vs. Zombies

Another port from iOS, Plants vs. Zombies has become a staple of the 'castle defence' genre of games that are so popular with adults and children alike. Only quick fingers and a keen eye for positioning your good samaritan sunflowers and seeds can protect you from imminent zombie death.

Price: $9.99

8. StuntMANIA Reloaded

StuntMANIA Reloaded allows you to live out your RC car dreams within the comfort of your couch. Pull 360s and backflips off massive jumps and in exotic locales with a flick of your wrist to get the highest score possible.

Price: $3.99

7. Cogs

Cogs might be the perfect amalgam of Lego Mindstorms, Pipe Dream, and the iOS award winning App Zen Bound (sequel available for the Mac App Store). Inspiring steampunk graphics pervade Cogs, a game where you must strategically manipulate pipes and gears to create functioning machines.

Price: $4.99

6. Asphalt 6: Adrenaline

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline is a pulse pounding car racing adventure with no regard for realism. Get a quick fix during your lunch break in the likes of a BMW M6, Audi R8, or the elusive quad-exhaust Pagani Zonda.

Price: $6.99

5. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

We were shocked to see Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic in the top 10 games chart. Why? Because 'KOTOR' is one of our favourite original Xbox games. It may take you 30 hours to beat it, but for 10 dollars, you can't get much more lightsaber-swinging and Jabba haggling. A hilarious script combined with a memorable story and captivating gameplay make this a must-buy for any RPG fan.

Price: $9.99

4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was met with rave reviews when it was released more than three years ago, but it still stands as a watershed moment for tactical first person shooters and online multiplayer. Despite several Call of Duty sequels, you're still bound to find thousands of people online fragging away at COD:4 to this day.

Price: $24.99

3. Braid

Braid is an old-school platformer with some new twists. Originally released for the Xbox 360 in 2008, Braid combines original time-bending puzzles with thoughtful music and a beautifully unique visual style that stands out in the gaming world. One App Store reviewer called it 'Mario but in a Van Gogh painting.'

Price: $1.99

2. NinJump Deluxe

Another iOS port, NinJump Deluxe lets you take control of a pint-sized Ninja, allowing you to bounce from wall to wall to fend off and destroy enemies (and apparently, giant octopus arms). NinJump challenges you to get the highest score possible while limiting damage to your social life. In other words, this game is ADDICTING.

Price: $.99

1. Angry Birds

The instant classic Angry Birds has made its way from the handheld to the desktop computer and shows no signs of stopping any time soon. Flinging the various troubled pheasants across the screen is just as easy with the help of your touchpad or mouse, except you might have some trouble even loading the game if you have an older MacBook or Mac Mini.

Price: $4.99

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