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This is a collection of Universal Binary Games for Mac OS X. Universal Binaries include both PowerPC and Intel code for the best performance on each platform. Games that are not Universal may still run on an Intel Mac under OS versions prior to 10.7 (Lion), but will run slower, and games that are Intel-only will not run on PowerPC Macs at all.

Game Publisher Architecture Download Notes Forum Thread
007: Nightfire Aspyr PowerPC (runs well) Runs very well under Rosetta with no problems
4x4 EVO 2 Aspyr PowerPC (runs well) Runs very well under Rosetta with no problems
Acropolis GameHouse Universal
Adventures of El Ballo (The) Ambrosia Software PowerPC (runs well) Runs perfectly under Rosetta.
Age of Empires II MacSoft PowerPC (runs well) Runs fine under Rosetta. Link
Age of Empires III MacSoft Universal 1.0.3 Now supports 10.5 Leopard.
Age of Mythology MacSoft Universal (Update) 2.0.1 Now supports 10.5 Leopard. UB update for US retail version only. Runs very well under Rosetta.
Airline Tycoon Deluxe RuneSoft Universal (Update) 1.08
Alien Vs Predator MacPlay PowerPC (runs well) 1.0.4 Runs perfectly under Rosetta with Tiger & Leopard. Note. Multiplayer is not cross platform compatible.
Alien Vs Predator 2 MacPlay PowerPC 1.0.9.6 Runs perfectly under Rosetta except multiplayer modes. Alien vs Predator 2 Online fix v1.0 Note. Game no longer functions with OS X 10.5 Leopard. Tiger Only.
America's Army U.S. Army PowerPC 2.5 No longer supported on the Mac. Version 2.5 [last Mac version] runs reasonably well under Rosetta. Link
American History Lux Sillysoft Games Universal 1.05
American McGee's Alice Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.1.2
Amju Super Cool Pool Amju Games Universal 1.4
Ancient Empires Lux Sillysoft Games Universal 1.0
Armado Tricky Software Universal 1.1
Armagetron Advanced Independent / Open source Universal 0.2.8.2.1
Barrage Battery Acid Universal (Update) 1.0.2
Battlefield 1942 Aspyr PowerPC 1.6.1 Rev D Runs OK under Rosetta (15-25 FPS) Link
Battlefield 2142 EA Games Intel GMA 950 not supported.
Battleground Europe See: World War II Online: Battleground Europe
Big Bang Board Games Freeverse Software Universal (Update) 2.3.4
Bionicle Feral Interactive Universal (Update) 1.1 Update requires 10.4 or greater.
Black & White Feral PowerPC Runs reasonably well under Rosetta.
Bugdom 2 Pangea Software Universal (Update) 3.0.1
Burning Monkey Casino Freeverse Software PowerPC (runs well) Runs perfectly under Rosetta.
Call of Duty Aspyr PowerPC; Announced 1.5 Runs very well under Rosetta Link
Call of Duty 2 Aspyr Universal 1.3
Cars: The Videogame THQ Universal (Update) 1.0 Does not work, asks for play disk but will not accept game disk. THQ recommends returning game to shop!
Civilization III: Complete See: Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete
Civilization IV See: Sid Meier's Civilization IV
Clive Barker's Undying Aspyr PowerPC Runs reasonably under Rosetta. Some slowdowns to be experienced in great halls and outdoor areas.
Close Combat: First to Fight MacSoft Universal (Update) 1.03
Cold War RuneSoft Universal Does not work on the GMA 950 featured in MacBooks and Intel Mac minis
Command & Conquer Generals Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.04 Also the Zero Hour extension has an UB update.
C&C Generals Deluxe Edition Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.04 Official announcement
Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars EA Games Intel GMA 950 not supported.
Crusader Kings Virtual Programming Universal (Update) 1.05
DEFCON Ambrosia Software Universal [1]
Deimos Rising Ambrosia Software PowerPC 1.0.6 Runs reasonably under Rosetta. Choppy at times.
Diablo II Blizzard PowerPC (runs well) Runs fairly well under Rosetta, either in OpenGL or rendering
Dominions 3 Shrapnel Games Universal 3.06
Doom ID Software Universal PrBoom Runs through PrBoom. Requires wads from Doom.
Doom II ID Software Universal PrBoom Runs through PrBoom. Requires wads from Doom II.
Doom 3 Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.3.1 RevA Link
Enigmo 2 Pangea Software Universal Initially released as Universal Binary
Europa Universalis II Virtual Programming Universal (Update) 1.0.9
EV Nova Ambrosia Software Universal (Update) 1.1.0
Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge Excalibur World Universal (Update) 3.0.1
Ford Racing 2 Feral Interactive Universal (Update) 1.1 Update requires 10.4 or greater.
Freedom Force MacPlay PowerPC (runs well) Runs very well under Rosetta. Minor quirks with objective arrows.
Gears of War Epic Announced Unknown if Universal Binary, or Intel-only.
GL Golf Nuclear Nova Software Universal (Update) 1.86
Gooball Ambrosia Software Universal (Update) 1.0.2
Halo MacSoft Universal (Update) 2.0.2 Need to pay to download the UB update. Link
Hardwood Backgammon Silver Creek Entertainment Universal Link
Hardwood Euchre Silver Creek Entertainment Universal Link
Hardwood Hearts Silver Creek Entertainment Universal Link
Hardwood Solitaire Silver Creek Entertainment Universal Link
Hardwood Spades Silver Creek Entertainment Universal Link
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Aspyr PowerPC 1.0.1 Runs reasonably under Rosetta
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix EA Games Intel GMA 950 not supported.
Heart of Iron 2 Virtual Programming Universal (Beta) 1.3 b1
Heart of Iron 2: Doomsday Virtual Programming Universal (Beta) 1.3 b1
Heroes of Might and Magic V Freeverse Intel 1.5
Homeworld 2 Aspyr PowerPC (runs well) 1.1.1 Runs very well under Rosetta
Imperial Glory Feral Interactive Universal Link
Indiana Jones and the Emperors Tomb Aspyr PowerPC 1.0 IP Runs reasonably under Rosetta. Slowdowns in bigger rooms and areas.
ioquake3 id Software Universal rev845 Runs better than sqonk's Quake 3 port
Islands Mini Golf DanLabGames Universal 1.4
Jammin' Racer DanLabGames Universal 1.3
Jets'n'Guns Rake in Grass PowerPC (runs well) Runs very well under Rosetta
Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer Aspyr PowerPC (runs well) 1.0.1 Works well on Leopard and Intel.
Kitty Spangles Solitaire Swoop Software Universal (Update) 2.0
Klondike Forever Solitaire Forever Universal (Update) 1.1
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel Of Darkness Aspyr PowerPC Untested


LEGO Star Wars Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.0revA
LEGO Star Wars II Feral Interactive Universal
Links Championship Edition (2002) MacSoft PowerPC 1.0.4 Unplayable. Constant freezes. 1.0.2 tested, 1.0.4 updater does not install.
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (The) Aspyr PowerPC Runs reasonably under Rosetta.


Lux Delux Sillysoft Games Universal 5.3
MacTrek Independent / Open source Universal 1.4
MahJong Absolutist Universal (Update) 1.0
Marble Blast Gold Edition GarageGames Universal (Update) 1.6
Max Payne Macsoft (N. America) Feral Interactive (Rest of World) PowerPC (runs well) Runs perfectly under Rosetta
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Aspyr PowerPC 1.14a Runs well under Rosetta (20-70 FPS) Link
Mountain Tanks Battery Acid Games PowerPC
Movies (The) Feral Interactive Universal
Myst III: Exile Ubisoft PowerPC 1.22 Game runs well under Rosetta, though audio is choppy during cut-scenes, quickly remedied by use of subtitles.
Myst IV: Revelation Ubisoft PowerPC 1.0.3 Game runs okay under Rosetta.
Myst V: End of Ages Ubisoft PowerPC 1.0 Linked file is a patched installer allowing installation to Intel Macs. Game runs poorly under Rosetta. Link
Myst Online: Uru Live GameTap Intel GMA 950 not supported.
Myth II : Soulblighter Bungie Universal (Update) 1.6 Myth II is now maintained by Project Magma
Nanosaur 2 Pangea Software Universal (Update) 2.0.1
Need for Speed Carbon EA Games Intel GMA 950 not supported.
NeverWinter Nights MacSoft PowerPC; Announced Runs reasonably under Rosetta
NeverWinter Nights 2 Aspyr Intel Click on Aspyr link for updated announcement
NoLimits Rollercoaster Mad Data Universal (Update) 1.58 1.58 update requires 1.55 update and 1.35 Update. Link
No One Lives Forever MacPlay PowerPC (runs well) Runs perfectly under Rosetta.
No One Lives Forever 2 MacPlay PowerPC Link Sluggish on higher end machines such as the Macbook Pro and Mac Pro. Unplayable on lower end Intel Macs.
OpenArena Independent / Open source Universal 0.8.1
Otto Matic Pangea Software Universal (Update) 3.0.8
Outnumbered Keith Bauer Universal 1.0
Pangea Arcade Pangea Software Universal 1.0.3


Postal 2: Share The Pain Running With Scissors Universal (Update) 1409.2
Quake id Software Universal (Update) 1.1 Requires Quake Shareware or Full version Link
Quake II id Software Universal (Update) 1.08 Requires Quake II Full version
Quake III Arena id Software Universal (Update) 1.3.2 Good performance, nothing spectacular Link
Quake 4 Aspyr Universal 1.4.2 Supports Dual Core/Dual Processor
Railroad Tycoon III MacSoft PowerPC (runs well) Solid performance under Rosetta Link
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc Feral Interactive PowerPC (runs well) Demo Runs very well under Rosetta. A Mac with dedicated graphics is recommended.
realMYST MacPlay PowerPC (runs well) Link Runs very well under Rosetta.
Red Faction graphsim PowerPC (runs well) 1.2b3 Runs very well under Rosetta.
Redline Ambrosia Software Universal 1.0.2
Restaurant Game (The) M.I.T. Media lab Universal (Update) 1.9.1
Return to Castle Wolfenstein Activision PowerPC Runs reasonably under Rosetta
RHEM Knut Müller PowerPC Untested
RHEM 2 Knut Müller PowerPC Untested
Rise of Nations MacSoft PowerPC Runs very well under Rosetta
Riven Cyan Universal (Beta) Riven X 0.7.2 Needs feedback
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.2 Rev A Link
Ruckus Buck's Dangerous Mines Silver Creek Entertainment Universal Link
Second Life Linden Lab Universal Link
Shredder Classic Stefan Meyer-Kahlen Universal (Update) 1.2
Shrek 2 Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.1
Sid Meier's Civilization III: GOTY MacSoft PowerPC (runs well) Runs very well under Rosetta
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.2.2 Rev A
Sid Meier's Civilization IV Aspyr Universal
SimCity 4 Rush Hour/Deluxe Edition Aspyr Universal (Beta) 1.1 Rev A Beta Universal Patch released 4/27/07 by Aspyr
Sims 2 (The) Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.0 Rev F
Sims 2 University Expansion pack (The) Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.1 Rev A Link
Sims 2 Nightlife Expansion pack (The) Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.1 Rev A Link
Sims 2 Open for Business Expansion pack (The) Aspyr Universal
Sims 2 Pets Expansion pack (The) Aspyr Universal
Sim Theme Park Feral PowerPC Very poor performance under Rosetta
SketchFighter 4000 Alpha Ambrosia Software Universal 1.0.0
Solitaire Forever Solitaire Forever Universal (Update) 1.2
Space Colony Aspyr PowerPC Runs fine under Rosetta
Spaceward Ho! 5.0 DeltaTao PowerPC (runs well) Runs perfectly under Rosetta.
Spider-Man 2 Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.1
SpyHunter Aspyr PowerPC Runs reasonably under Rosetta. Blank screen on FMV.
Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force Aspyr Universal (Multiplayer only) v1.37 Multiplayer only. Requires pk3s from a patched Windows/Mac installation.
Star Trek: Elite Force 2 Aspyr

Ritual Entertainment

PowerPC Runs well under Rosetta.
Star Wars Battlefront Aspyr PowerPC Runs at decent speeds under Rosetta.
Star Wars: Empire at War Aspyr Intel Released as an Intel-only binary.
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.04 Rev C
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Aspyr Universal (Update) 1.0.1e
Star Wars: KOTOR Aspyr Universal (Beta) 1.0.3d Universal Patch 1.0.3d Beta Released Link
Starcraft Blizzard PowerPC (runs well) Runs very well under Rosetta Link
Stubbs the Zombie Aspyr PowerPC Runs very poorly under Rosetta.
The Adventures of El Ballo See: Adventures of El Ballo (The)
The Movies See: Movies (The)
The Sims 2 See: Sims 2 (The)
Think tanks GarageGames PowerPC
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 Aspyr PowerPC (runs well) 1.1.1a Runs perfectly under Rosetta
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Aspyr PowerPC (runs well) Reports are that it runs well even on MacBook
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Ubisoft PowerPC Runs poorly under Rosetta
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Aspyr PowerPC (runs well) Runs perfectly under Rosetta. Audio interupts during intro but in game audio is fine.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Aspyr PowerPC (runs well) 1.0.1 Runs perfectly under Rosetta.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Aspyr PowerPC 1.0.2 Won't install on Leopard 10.5. Installer won't accept serial number.
ToySight Gold Freeverse PowerPC Runs well under Rosetta (and with iSight)
Tremulous Dark Legion Development Universal v2006-07-04
Tribal Trouble Oddlabs Universal (Update) 1.1
Tron 2.0 MacPlay PowerPC Runs poorly under Rosetta
Tropico Mucho Macho Edition MacSoft PowerPC Runs well under Rosetta
Tropico Pirate Cove 2 MacSoft PowerPC Runs fine under Rosetta
Tumblebugs Game House PowerPC (runs well) Link Runs very well under Rosetta
Ultima III LairWare Universal (Update) 2.0 No free UB update from previous versions.
Undying See: Clive Barker's Undying
Unreal Epic PowerPC Should run under Rosetta if unofficial OSX port is used.
Unreal Tournament MacSoft PowerPC (runs well) Runs very well under Rosetta if OSX port is used.
Unreal Tournament 2003 MacSoft PowerPC Runs reasonably well under Rosetta.
Unreal Tournament 2004 MacSoft Universal (Update) 3369.2 Reported speeds of 80 fps Link
Unreal Tournament 3 Epic Announced Unknown if Universal Binary, or Intel-only.
Urban Terror Frozen Sand Universal (Update) 4.0
VDrift Independent / Open source Universal Link
Vendetta Online Guild Software Universal (Update) Doesn't run on the Intel Mac mini.
Victoria Virtual Programming Universal (Update) 1.04
Victoria: Revolutions Virtual Programming Universal (Update) 1.0
Virtual Grand Prix 3 Paolo Cattani (A&M) Universal Demo Here Mods also available! Link
vSide Doppelganger Universal 1.0
Warcraft III Blizzard Universal (Update) Only available via Battle.net. Link
Wingnuts 2 Freeverse Universal
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Activision Universal (Update) 2.60d
World of Padman Universal 1.2 Link
World of Warcraft Blizzard Universal (Update) 1.9.3 + Only available from the Blizzard Downloader Link
World War II Online: Battleground Europe Cornered Rat Software Intel 1.30.3 requires Intel, 10.5 or greater. Link
Worms 3D Feral Interactive Universal (Update) 1.1 Update requires 10.4 or greater.
X³: Reunion Virtual Programming Ltd. Intel GMA 950 not supported.
X-Plane Austin Meyer Universal 8.40 Runs at 58 fps with plenty of rendering options on new iMacs
Zoo Tycoon 2 MacSoft Universal (Update) 1.1 Not Rosetta compatible


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