Best games to play on 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro chip

Apple unveiled the M2 Pro chip in the 2023 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini in January. The M2 Pro is built on a second-generation 5-nanometer process and consists of 40 billion transistors which are nearly 20% more transistors than the M1 Pro chip, and 2x the number of transistors in the M2 chip.

The M2 Pro has an up to 12-core CPU, up to 16-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine. The CPU is up to 20% faster than the M1 Pro, and the GPU is up to 30% faster. The Neural Engine is 40% faster which can speed up machine learning tasks like video analysis and image processing.

The M2 Pro also has 200GB/s of unified memory bandwidth which is double the amount in the M2 chip. This allows the M2 Pro to handle larger and more complex workloads.

When it comes to gaming, the M2 Pro chip can handle some modern games at a decent framerate at lower settings and resolutions. Here are the best 5 games to play on M2 Pro MacBook Pro.

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5 games you can enjoy on M2 Pro MacBook Pro 2023

YouTuber @Andrew Tsai tested multiple popular titles on the MacBook Pro with an M2 Pro chip to see their performance. Here are the 5 best games you can play on the M2 Pro MacBook Pro 2023.

Resident Evil: Village

Resident Evil: Village is a 2021 survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. Players control Ethan Winters, who searches for his kidnapped daughter in a village filled with mutant creatures. Village maintains survival horror elements from previous Resident Evil games, with players scavenging environments for items and managing resources.

Since the game is natively optimized for Apple Silicon, it easily runs at 70 to 90 fps. MetalFX delivers good image quality in 2560×1440 resolution and performance.

Resident Evil Village M2 Pro in 14-inch MacBook Pro


Prodeus is a first-person shooter video game developed by Bounding Box Software and published by Humble Games. Prodeus is a throwback to classic 90s first-person shooters like Doom and Quake. The game features fast-paced combat, large levels to explore, and a variety of weapons and enemies to fight. Prodeus also features a level editor, so players can create and share their own levels with others.

The game is natively optimized for Apple Silicon, Metal, and MetalFX, it efficiently delivers around 90 to 100 fps in 2560×1440 resolution.

Prodeus M2 Pro in 14-inch MacBook Pro

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. The game’s open-world design allows players to freely roam Los Santos and its surrounding areas, which include open countryside and a desert. Players can engage in a variety of activities, including completing missions, exploring the open world, engaging in combat, and racing. The game also features a variety of mini-games, such as golf, tennis, and darts.

Grand Theft Auto V runs through Crossover translation on MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and delivers around 60 to 100 fps in 2560×1440 resolution and default settings.

It is also worth noting that GTA V is not a native M1 or M2 app, so it may not be optimized for the M2 Pro. This means that you may experience some performance issues, even at lower resolutions and settings.

Grand Theft Auto V

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is a multiplayer first-person shooter game developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. The game pits two teams, Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists, against each other in different objective-based game modes. Terrorists must either plant a bomb or rescue hostages, while the Counter-Terrorists must either prevent the bomb from being planted or defuse it, or rescue the hostages.

At 2560×1440 resolution with most settings set to low, the CS: GO delivers around 90 to 110 fps on MacBook Pro with M2 Pro.

Counter-Strike- Global Offensive

Dota 2

Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve. The game is played in matches between two teams of five players, with each team occupying and defending its own separate base on the map. Each of the ten players independently controls a powerful character known as a “hero” who all have unique abilities and differing styles of play.

Dota 2 runs through Rosetta 2 on MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and delivers around 120 fps in 2560×1440 resolution.

Dota 2

Have you tried any of these games on a MacBook Pro with an M2 Pro chip? Let us know in the comments below. You can check out the full list in the video by Andrew Tsai below.

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