It should tell you something that the Steam listing for Dennaton Games’ Hotline Miami ($10) requires an age verification: this one is not for kids. The top-down shooter might look a bit like Grand Theft Auto II, but it’s even more violent and vulgar. Set in 1989 Miami, you control a character on a rampage, but unlike most games, you’re not more resilient to your enemies’ attacks than they are to yours; one hit kills are a big element of the game.
Each map challenges you to navigate through multiple rooms, taking out victims at a breakneck speed. If one of them gets you, you start back at the beginning of the level, so learning the best method for each room is a big element of the game. Originally available for the PC, Hotline Miami thankfully didn’t take too long to arrive for the Mac.