While most franchises simply aim to not disappoint, XCOM delights gamers with increasingly superior turn-based strategy games.
Enter XCOM 2 Collection.
XCOM 2 for Mac was already a great game. A worthy successor of the superb XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Then Firaxis did the impossible and released War of the Chosen, an Expansion so big, it changed XCOM 2 forever.
The XCOM 2 Collection is now available on Mac and includes XCOM 2, four DLC packs, and the War of the Chosen expansion:
Good luck, Commander.
— Firaxis Games (@FiraxisGames) February 1, 2018
Firaxis delivered the news but it is Feral Interactive you should be thanking.
They are the team behind both MacOS and Linux versions and so far have managed to secure same day releases and cross-platform multiplayer. Two impressive feats when it comes to multiplatform development.
Improving upon one of the best strategy games out there
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.
Then you have War of the Chosen DLC, an expansion so big that Firaxis though it would become XCOM 3. This DLC is packed full of new enemies, missions, and more.
But more importantly, it introduces The Chosen, the most dangerous enemies XCOM has ever seen. They will kidnap, interrogate, and kill XCOM’s soldiers to complete their objective, but you’ll have access to new Hero classes to fight them off. Needless to say, XCOM 2 is a much better game and one of the finest strategy games on macOS.
Be careful with those Mac system requirements
For a turn-based strategy game, XCOM 2 is one demanding game. If you want to be safe, you better meet (or preferably exceed) the game’s minimum system requirements:
- OS: 10.12.5
- Processor: Intel Core i3
- RAM: 8GB
- Hard Disk: 78GB
- Graphics: 1GB Nvidia 650M or better, 1GB AMD Radeon 5750 or better, 1GB Intel Iris Pro 5200 or better
And for an optimal experience, these are the recommended system requirements:
- OS: 10.12.6 or higher
- Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel 2.7 GHz
- RAM: 8GB
- Hard Disk: 78GB
- Graphics card: 2GB NVIDIA 700 series or AMD R9 series
The following graphics cards are not supported: AMD Radeon HD 4xxx Series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx Series, ATI X1xxx Series, Intel GMA Series, Intel HD 515, Intel HD3000, Intel HD4000, Intel HD5000, Intel HD5300, Intel HD6000, Intel Iris 5100, Intel Iris 6100, Nvidia 1xx Series, Nvidia 3xx Series, Nvidia 7xxx Series, Nvidia 8xxx Series and Nvidia 9xxx Series.
XCOM 2 was originally released on February 5, 2016, and can be downloaded from Humble Bundle:
Disclaimer: Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission (this is how we pay the bills). This commission comes at no additional cost to you.
Please understand that I only mention games because I believe they’re interesting, good, and/or fun. Never because I received a free copy or to earn a small commission.