Best games to play on M3 Max MacBook Pro: Baldur’s Gate 3, No Man’s Sky, Cyberpunk 2077, and others

Apple’s latest M3 Max chip promises a significant leap in performance, and YouTuber @Andrew Tsai put it to the test with nine popular games. Here’s a breakdown of how the M3 Max handled some of today’s biggest titles.

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Enjoy these games on your MacBook Pro and with M3 Max: Baldur’s Gate 3, No Man’s Sky, Cyberpunk 2077, and others

Tsai’s benchmark focused on demanding titles like Baldur’s Gate 3, No Man’s Sky, Cyberpunk 2077, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Elden Ring, God of War, and Horizon Forbidden West. The M3 Max delivered impressive results, pushing high frame rates even at high resolutions. Here’s a closer look at some of the games:

Baldur’s Gate 3: This popular RPG can be quite demanding, especially in later areas with lots of characters and effects. The M3 Max handled it well, maintaining a steady frame rate of 50-60 FPS even in Act 2 with heavy spellcasting and lighting effects.

Baldur's Gate 3

No Man’s Sky: No Man’s Sky achieved a staggering frame rate of 240 FPS in open space environments – although, as mentioned earlier, the MacBook Pro’s display itself is capped at a 120Hz refresh rate. Exploring the vast universe and warping between planets will be a smooth and visually stunning experience.

No Man's Sky

Lies of P: This upcoming action RPG draws inspiration from the punishing Soulsborne series. Expect the M3 Max to deliver a smooth experience that keeps the fast-paced combat responsive and satisfying. With high frame rates, you’ll be able to react quickly and dodge enemy attacks with precision.

Lies of P

Resident Evil Village: Dive into the chilling world of Resident Evil Village with the power of the M3 Max. The benchmark suggests the game should run flawlessly at high settings. Explore the creepy village and battle terrifying creatures without worrying about lag or frame drops.

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Minecraft Native ARM version: The M3 Max seems to excel at running the optimized Minecraft Native ARM version. Experience a significant boost in performance compared to the traditional x86 version. Expect a world that renders quickly and allows you to build and explore with silky-smooth gameplay.


Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice: This critically acclaimed title is known for its stunning visuals and deep exploration of mental illness. The M3 Max should be able to deliver a smooth experience at high graphical settings, ensuring you can fully immerse yourself in Senua’s haunting world without sacrificing visual fidelity.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Diablo IV: The next installment in Blizzard’s popular action RPG series should run excellently on the M3 Max. Expect a visually stunning experience with high frame rates, perfect for unleashing devastating attacks on hordes of demons.

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Lethal Company: This quirky action-adventure game is known for its dark humor, unique visuals, and open-ended gameplay. The M3 Max should provide a smooth and enjoyable experience for Lethal Company fans. Whether you’re completing missions or exploring the open world, the M3 Max will ensure the gameplay remains fluid and responsive.

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