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XCOM 2’s Mac Version is Now Available

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 it from the Mac App Store.

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  • Rasmus Englund

    PC exclusive = OS X, Windows, Ubuntu Exclusive
    That sentence makes me so happy!

  • Rasmus Englund

    I think it’s wrong to say that a “PC” is a windows-os machine. PC stands for personal computer, right?
    OS X and Ubuntu are also PC operating systems!

  • Rasmus Englund

    Bought XCOM: Enemy Unknown yesterday! Been hooked for hours
    Great timing from 2K and Firaxis 😀

    Also, LOVE Feral!

  • Luke Birch

    A lot of people don’t have a 2gb graph card on macs. So a lot of people are going to be disappointed when they go to play this game, like me 🙁 had to get a refund.

    • ikir

      2GB is not needed

    • Shadowlord

      The problem is bad programming.

      Even people with higher ware than the recommended specs are having frame rate issues. Fireaxis has acknowledged this and the game will probably be heavyliy fine tuned in coming patches.

      I seldom start playing games like this until they have been patched several times.

  • John Bourne

    Luckily I do and it is awesome. If you get the pro versions you are set.

  • John Bright

    Is it worth waiting for the Mac App Store version or is Steam as good/better???

    • The Steam version is just as good and offers some additional resources such as Steam Play!