Apple’s innovative M2 processor chip that comes with the MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop means that gaming has never been so good on a MacBook before. It promises almost 40% more performance capabilities than previous MacBooks that come with the M1 chip, plus it also has enhanced image processing capabilities and much longer-lasting battery life.

It’s, therefore, a great piece of kit for gaming that can handle the high-end, more graphically demanding games. When comparing the M2 processing chip to a 10-core processing chip in your average PC laptop, it’s said that the M2 chip delivers approximately twice as much in terms of power and performance. Better still, it’s capable of all this while using much less energy than a 10-core PC chip laptop.

What are the best games to experience on a MacBook in 2022?

Some of the best games to experience on a MacBook in 2022 with the M2 processing chip include a wide range of simulator games, strategy games, shooter games, platform games, puzzle games, adventure games, RPG (role-playing games), Indie games, and more. MacBooks can also be used to enjoy online casino games. Some of the best MacBook games to keep an eye out for in 2022, in no particular order of importance, include:

  • Stardew Valley
  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Minecraft
  • Portals 2
  • The Witness
  • Cuphead
  • Kerbal Space Program

If you enjoy playing any of these top-rated games on your MacBook, you may also want to check out some of these other hit titles. Examples include Fortnite, The Elder Scrolls Online, Into the Breach, Dead Cells, Divinity: Original Sin II,  Total War: Three Kingdoms, Subnautica: Below Zero, and Cities: Skylines, to name just a few.

What other PC laptops and desktops are good for gaming in 2022?

Some other popular PC desktop computers that are also good for gaming in 2022 include the Maingear Turbo, the Acer Predator Orion 3000, and the Alienware Aurora R10. If you prefer to game from a laptop, you may want to consider investing in the Razer Blade 14, the Razer Blade 15, the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (Gen 7), or the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.

How much can you expect to spend on a reliable gaming PC?

If you’re on a budget, you may want to get a more basic PC gaming desktop or laptop for around $400 to $700 (or equivalent currency value). However, the high-end games do not perform as well on these lower-valued PCs. If you’re looking for something a little bit more powerful that can handle games such as Halo Infinite, Horizon Zero Dawn, Bright Memory: Infinite, God of War, Resident Evil Village, Ride 4, or The Ascent, and would prefer a mid-range device, then you will be looking at spending anywhere from $800 to $1,900.

However, if you’re not too worried about the price and have a lot more cash to spend on a top-of-the-range gaming PC, you will be looking at spending anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 or more. The more expensive gaming PCs tend to have a liquid cooling system that enables you to play these games for hours at a time. They come with more storage, better graphics cards (e.g., the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti or the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070), and more RAM.

If you can’t afford a top-of-the-range PC, don’t forget that many major stores today have payment plans, which means you can pay for your device in monthly installments. Payment plans vary a great deal from one store to another, so always shop around to try and find the best deal.

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