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. In fact, this is a great horror game and one of the scariest horror games for Mac you can play.
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. This reminds me of Outlast a lot. You can’t fight back, all you can do is hide.
But above all, many call it the most accomplished Alien game to date.
Alien: Isolation for Mac 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).
This leaves us with Evolve, Dark Souls and Saints Row 2 and 3 still to be confirmed.
Alien: Isolation’s system requirements
Alien: Isolation calls for the following system requirements:
- OS: 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 system requirements, we can expect the same for the MacOS 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. By the way, there are other Alien games in development, hopefully they will end up with MacOS support too!