After almost a decade since a proper sequel, Sudden Strike is back and supports MacOS and Linux for the first time.

Sudden Strike 4 for Mac was released on August 11, 2017, the same day as the Windows version.

Featuring three extensive campaigns set in World War II, Sudden Strike 4 is a real-time strategy game that puts you at the helm of over 100 different units.

Among these, you’ll have iconic units such as the German bomber Heinkel He111, the Russian T-34 tank, the British Hawker Typhoon fighter plane and the notorious German Panzerkampfwagen VI “Tiger”.

Indeed, throughout the game, you’ll get to play as the Allies, the Germans, and the Soviets.

Also, for the first time in a Sudden Strike game, you can choose from one of nine commanders, such as George Patton or Bernard Montgomery, each with unique abilities.

The game also features more than 20 single-player scenarios to take on, a “challenge-focused” skirmish mode, and LAN and online multiplayer.

This no Company of Heroes clone

One important thing to keep in mind though is that Sudden Strike 4 is no Company of Heroes 2 clone.

You can’t create buildings or units, which means that you’re starting units are all you have. This creates a slower gameplay that requires a lot of strategic and tactical thinking.

This game is about exploiting weak spots, setting up ambushes, occupying buildings, and using clever positioning to outmaneuver your enemy. Think a more streamlined Wargame: Airline Battle.

If you’re more into fast-paced action, Company of Heroes 2 will serve you better. However, if you’re less into fast clicking all over the place and more into tactical thinking, Sudden Strike 4 would be a good candidate.

Everything you need to know about the MacOS version

The game’s minimum system requirements are the following:

  • Processor: AMD or Intel, 3 GHz Dual-Core or 2.6 GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7850, NVIDIA GeForce 660 series
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

The recommended system requirements are:

  • OS: 10.10
  • Processor: AMD Quad-Core @ 3.8 GHz or Intel Quad-Core @ 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 470 or NVIDIA GeForce 1050 Ti series and above
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

Are you a Sudden Strike fan? Will you be buying this one?