Steam for Mac is now available and you can download Portal for FREE

May 12, 2010 - 6 Comments

portal free for mac

It’s official: Steam for Mac is now available to download and there’s a lot of games available through the client, check the list at the bottom of this post for all of them.

To have an even greater incentive to download Steam, Portal is free to download until May 24th. Portal is a unique puzzle game where you teleport yourself around with a portal gun to solve puzzles, it’s kind of hard to explain and it’s best played to understand. So make sure your Mac fits the Steam system requirements and check it out, it’s free, why not?

Update: here’s the full list of games available right now for Mac Steam, courtesy of Brian D:

And Yet It Moves
Atlantis Sky Patrol
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
Bob Came in Pieces
Bookworm Deluxe
Chocolatier: Decadence by Design
Chuzzle Deluxe
City of Heroes: Architect Edition
Civilization IV: The Complete Edition
Cooking Dash
Diaper Dash
The Dig
Diner Dash: Hometown Hero
DinerTown Detective Agency
DinerTown Tycoon
Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child
Escape Rosecliff Island
Fairway Solitaire
Fitness Dash
Football Manager 10
Galcon Fusion
Gemini Lost
Guns of Icarus
Hotel Dash Suite Success
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Luxor 3
Luxor: Mahjong
Mahjong Roadshow
Max and the Magic Marker
My Tribe
The Nightshift Code
Nightshift Legacy: The Jaguar’s Eye
Parking Dash
Peggle Deluxe
Peggle Nights
Professor Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery
Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse
Tales of Monkey Island Season 1
Toki Tori
Trijinx: A Kristine Kross Mystery
Unwell Mel
Valarie Porter and the Scarlett Scandal
Wandering Willows
Wedding Dash 2: Rings Around the World
World of Goo
Zuma Deluxe

Thanks Brian for sending in the currently available game list! Remember these are just the games that are available right now at launch, other titles are going to be released in the coming weeks, including Team Fortress 2, Half Life 2, and more.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Games, Mac OS


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  1. Jazzman says:

    I have been trying to download portal for about 3 weeks now, and it has about 10mb to go.
    But the connection dropped before i finished downloading the first time, and now it keeps trying to download, getting to 22% then dropping out, saying “The steam servers are currently too busy”
    Can anyone help with this?

  2. Saman says:

    Portal started to be boring @ demo18 ..

  3. Mithalas says:

    The only issue with this is steam needs to be on a volume that is case insensitive…. When you have but one mac it makes it impossible unless I want to tote around a second drive with me.

  4. Austin says:

    And just to be clear, Portal is going to be free FOREVER. (As long as you initially download it before the 24th) This means that you can also download and play it on ANY computer that you have linked to your Steam account, Mac or Windows. And having won 70 Game of the Year awards, I’d say anyone who doesn’t download it is going to be missing out severely.

    Just keep in mind that there are thousands of people downloading the game from the Valve servers right now, so download speeds are crawling. Just persevere, it’s worth it.

  5. Brian Dunry says:

    Thanks for the credit :D I am really looking forward to downloading this when I get home, Torchlight and Portal are great games.

    BTW what internet service do you have?? 1.5MB/sec?? Holy cow that is fast, my DSL is envious.

    • Paul says:

      No problem, thanks for sending in the list! I haven’t tried Torchlight yet but Portal is fun.

      Believe it or not I just have the cheapest local cable internet service and it’s really fast, although I rarely get 1.5mb/sec like that. 300-400k/sec is closer to average.

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