XCOM 2, the sequel to one of the best strategy games on Mac, is finally available.

XCOM 2 is a PC exclusive for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Feral Interactive handled both Mac and Linux versions and managed to secure a same day release and cross-platform multiplayer (Mac VS Windows VS Linux) for the Steam version of the game.

XCOM 2 takes place 20 years into the future. Humanity lost the war against the alien forces and the XCOM organization is largely forgotten. The aliens promise a brilliant future for humanity, but their real agenda is dark and sinister. In XCOM 2, you lead what’s left of the XCOM forces to stop the alien threat once and for all.

You will command on the run, recruit resistance fighters and use your limited resources the best you can. In true guerrilla fashion, you will be able to hide and ambush enemy patrols, loot enemies for gear and artifacts and more.

XCOM 2 features Mod support, five updated soldier classes with unique class abilities, new aliens, and all the research and development upgrades you could expect from an XCOM game.

Feral Interactive was also in charge of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and the expansion XCOM: Enemy Within. And given the quality of both Mac ports, I’m glad they were in charge of XCOM 2 too. I haven’t tried it yet, but you can expect a polished and optimized Mac port.

XCOM 2’s Mac minimum system requirements:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.11.2
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel
  • Graphics card: 1GB NVIDIA 650ti or AMD 5770 or Intel Iris Pro or better

Recommended system requirements:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.11.2
  • Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel i5
  • Graphics card: 2GB NVIDIA 700 series or AMD R9 series

XCOM 2 was released on February 5, 2016. You can download a Steam-Play version of the game from Steam, giving you automatic access to all versions of the game.

The Mac App Store version should be released soon.