Feral Interactive just announced that survival-horror game, Alien: Isolation, is available for Mac and Linux.
The game was released today, October 27, 2015.
Alien: Isolation is different from most other video game adaptations of the Alien franchise. And unlike the mess that was Aliens: Colonial Marines, Alien: Isolation is not an action shooter, but a survival horror game.
Throughout most of the game, you will face a single Alien that is immune to your attacks. This will require you to use stealth tactics in order to survive. The game is full of jump scares too…
But above all, many call it the most accomplished Alien game to date.
Alien: Isolation’s Mac port comes to us in the shape of “The Collection”. The Collection includes all DLC previously released: two stand-alone missions set aboard Ellen Ripley’s ship and five mission packs that add new maps, playable characters and challenges.
The Mac version was first spotted thanks to a SteamDB leak a few months ago. Developers love to remind us that SteamDB changes don’t mean anything, but history keeps proving the opposite (Shadow Warrior, Metro: Last Light and Arma 3 being the most recent examples).
Alien: Isolation’s Mac requirements
Regarding the Mac’s system requirements, Alien: Isolation calls for:
- OS: Mac OS 10.10.4 or later
- CPU: 2.0 Ghz
- RAM: 4GB
- Graphics Card: AMD 5000 series graphics card or better, NVIDIA 600 series or better and Intel Iris Pro series graphics card or better.
Alien: Isolation was a demanding game on Windows and reading these requirements, we can expect the same for the Mac version. Luckily, Feral Interactive handled this port, and given their great track record, we should expect an optimized port. I will test the game very soon and report the results back to you.
Are you eager to play it on Mac?