Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games are nothing new. League of Legends came out 7 years ago and is now one of the most played games worldwide. And every so often, a competitor creates a clone to hopefully get a slice of that cake.
SMITE is no clone. For starters, it’s played from a third-person action perspective, putting you in the heart of combat (instead of floating above it, a familiar feeling with most MOBAs).
In SMITE, you can become one of 75+ Gods from ancient mythology like the mighty Zeus or Kukulkan. The game offers several modes such as Arena (5v5 Deathmatch), Joust (3v3), and Clash (small-scale 5v5), and also does a good job helping beginners, thanks to features like auto-buy and auto-level.
The game was first released in September 2015 and has attracted more than 20 million players across Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Now it’s time for SMITE’s Mac version.
We heard you, Mac gamers
Mac OS X wasn’t part of the plans at first, but the community took care of that. “We heard you, Mac gamers”, said Todd Harris, Co-Founder of Hi-Rez Studios:
It was your thousands of emails, Tweets, and messages that told us we had to make an OS X version of SMITE.
Given how funny their Mac launch trailer is, I’m inclined to believe they got the point!
According to the developer, the game is playable on MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac mini computers that meet the minimum system specifications:
- OS: OS X 10.10
- Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: ATI or Nvidia graphics card with 512MB video ram or better and Shader Model 3.0+ support
- Storage: 10 GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
It’s always great to get a popular new game on Mac. But given the over 16,000 very positive reviews on Steam, this is a great addition.
SMITE’s Mac version was released on July 6 and can be downloaded on Steam for free.