Deathloop is a first-person shooter where the player is caught in a strange time loop on a fictional island and is forced to relive the same day over and over again. In order to break the cycle and set himself free, he must kill eight targets before the day resets and undo all his work. Each day is an opportunity to gain new knowledge, experience, and tools that can help the player build a winning strategy.

Since DEATHLOOP does not have native macOS support, players will have to search for an alternative method to enjoy the game on Mac. Fortunately, DEATHLOOP can run on a Mac thanks to the use of a Windows emulation software.

It’s important to note when playing games that aren’t supported on macOS, running them on a Mac through workaround methods won’t be identical to running the native version of the game on a Windows PC, but Mac users who want to play Windows games can do so with the help of software like Parallels or Boot Camp Assistant (only for Intel Macs).


Deathloop takes place on a fictional island named Blackreef, where the same day repeats over and over again in a timeless loop.

The island is controlled by the AEON Program, established by scientist Egor Serling, who, together with a group of eight eccentric Visionaries and some fanatical followers called Eternallists, wants to make use of the place’s special features in order to achieve immortality by permanently reliving the present moment.

At midnight, the time loop resets and everyone is back to their original condition with no memory of the previous day, thus allowing the participants of the AEON Program to have a nonstop party during which they can do anything they want without fear of any consequences.

Colt Vahn and Julianna Blake, two of the Visionaries, are causing a kink in the loop’s normal operation. Julianna, who is not affected by the time loop’s memory erasure, constantly warns the people of Blackreef that Colt has betrayed the AEON Program and is trying to break the loop, prompting them to go on the search for him. Colt improves his memory retention skills and begins to pick up on the Visionaries’ and Eternalists’ routines in order to kill them all.


The player takes control of Colt and sets out on a mission to eliminate the eight Visionaries before midnight.

To traverse the environment, the player uses a wide variety of abilities and tools, including stealth, parkour, attack skills, firearms, and gadgets. He must sneak up on or kill enemies, memorize the habits of his targets, and figure out the optimal sequence in which to use firearms, melee weapons, and the surroundings to eliminate those targets.

Each day on the island has four periods: – Morning, Noon, Afternoon, and Evening and the targets’ daily routines change depending on the time of day. There are also four districts on the island (Updaam, Karl’s Bay, Fristad Rock, and The Complex) and the player may explore them at any of the four different times of the day. The appearance and layout of each district change according to the player’s actions and the time of day. 

Exploration is an important element of the gameplay. The player can investigate the environment for clues about the island’s time loop secret through notes and collectibles. The final objective is to discover how to eliminate all eight “Visionaries” in a single day in order to break the time loop.

The pace of the game is slow at first, but after getting used to the basics, it becomes immersive and more tactical. With each new day, the player gradually learns more about their targets and the island of Blackreef and gets access to more powerful weapons, which allows them to change their strategy, learn from their mistakes, and use that in their next attempt.

If Colt is killed before the eight targets are eliminated, he will restart at the start of the loop cycle.

Multiplayer component

Throughout the game, the player is being hunted down by Julianna, an assassin who wants to have Colt killed in order to stop him from breaking the time loop.

In their single-player campaign, players can have Julianna controlled by AI. However, they also have the option to join a multiplayer mode where Juliana can be played by a real person. They can also play the assassin and hunt down Colt instead.


Deathloop is a game that deviates from traditional first-person shooters by immersing players in a tense hunt in which they are both the predator and the prey. The title offers intense gunfights, intriguing exploration, a good dose of experimentation, and some interesting multiplayer moments. The game’s visual style and music add a lot to the experience, both in terms of mood and atmopshere.

Can you play DEATHLOOP on Mac?

It is possible to play DEATHLOOP on a Mac, despite the fact that there is no official Mac OS version of the game. What you can do is, you can use a cloud gaming service or an app like Boot Camp Assistant or Parallels to create a virtual Windows environment on your Mac where you can play DEATHLOOP and other Windows games.

How to download DEATHLOOP on Mac

DEATHLOOP can be downloaded and played on a Mac only if Windows OS has been installed on the machine. Mac users can run Windows by installing Boot Camp Assistant and use it to create a separate partition of their hard drive or a Windows emulation program called Parallels with the help of which they can set up a virtual machine. After Windows is installed on the Mac in one of those methods, the process of downloading and installing the game is the same as it is when installing games on a Windows computer.

How to Play DEATHLOOP on Mac

To play DEATHLOOP on Mac you have to install a Windows OS on your Mac with a program like Parallels or Boot Camp Assistant. If you don’t want to do that, you can stream the game in your browser by using cloud gaming solutions like Boosteroid.

First, however, you will need to get the game.

Next, you need to choose a method to play:

MethodsWho is it for?
BootCampFor those who don’t mind sacrificing visual fidelity and performance to get a native experience.

Parallels Virtual MachineFor those willing to let their mac run hot in order to get adequate performance in a native experience

How to play DEATHLOOP on Mac M1

Users with a Mac M1 can play DEATHLOOP with Boosteroid’s cloud gaming service, or with the help of Parallels, a tool that can construct a Windows Virtual Machine on a Mac and can allow games designed exclusively for Windows to be played on a Mac with a relatively adequate gaming experience.

The Boot Camp Assistant program is only compatible with Intel-based Macs, thus if you own a Mac and want to utilize Boot Camp, you can’t use one with an M1 processor.

Play DEATHLOOP on Mac with Boosteroid

Boosteroid is a cloud gaming platform that allows you to play video games on any device that has a connection to the internet. Here are the quick instructions on how to use Boosteroid to play DEATHLOOP on your Mac:

1. Start by clicking the button below to access Boosteroid’s website and sign up for an account.

2. After successfully logging into your account on the Boosteroid website, find the “Profile Details” option situated in the top right corner of the screen. Click on it and select “My Account”. From there, navigate to “My Subscription”.

3. Within the Boosteroid user interface, utilize the search feature to find “DEATHLOOP”.

4. Once you’ve located the game, simply click on the “Play” button. Follow the on-screen instructions that may prompt you to log in to Steam, or other necessary steps to complete the process.

Deathloop Boosteroid

5. To start your gaming experience, head over to the DEATHLOOP page in the Steam Store. From there, you can instantly start playing the game! Keep in mind that the game will run directly in your browser using Boosteroid’s platform.

Play DEATHLOOP on Mac with Parallels

You can play DEATHLOOP on Mac (M1 and Intel models) by installing Windows on your Mac with Parallels. Read our detailed guide.

DEATHLOOP on Mac with Boot Camp Assistant

You can play DEATHLOOP on Mac (Intel models only) by installing Windows on your Mac with Boot Camp Assistant. Read our detailed guide.