Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Mac is finally here. Originally announced a year ago, the sequel to one of the best action RPGs ever made was released by Feral Interactive on December 12, 2017.
Just like its predecessor, Mankind Divided is a shooter that offers choice. Missions can be tackled in a myriad of different ways, with multiple routes and tactical options available. You can use hacking, stealth or brute force. The game also lets you customize Jensen’s augmentations to suit your play style.
The reviews are good so far and you can expect a reliable and smooth port from Feral Interactive.
Mankind Divided is powered by Metal 2 and if you wonder whether your machine has the chops to run it, don’t miss our Mac Performance Review.
Mankind Divided on Mac: Everything you need to know
Is Metal finally ready for today’s requirements? All signs point to a resounding yes.
Mankin Divided was the last remaining game on standby, and with its release, most technical difficulties Metal caused have been lifted.
These are the game’s official system requirements:
- 3GHz Intel Core i5 processor
- OS 10.13.1
- 8GB RAM
- 2GB AMD Radeon M290 or better
The game is supported on all these models:
- All 15″ MacBook Pros released since late 2016
- All 21.5″ Retina 4K iMacs released since 2017
- All 27″ Retina 5K iMacs released since late 2014
- All Mac Pros released since late 2013
Also, the 15″ Retina MacBook Pro released in mid-2015 with an AMD Radeon R9 M370X is capable of running the game but does not have official support.
Warning: Pay special attention to the system requirements before you make the purchase. This is one great looking game, but that also means it’s extremely demanding. My 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2016 couldn’t even launch it during our Performance Review…
But why did it take so long?
You probably know the answer. Apple’s Metal API.
Metal was missing some key features that prevented developers from delivering Mac ports up to today’s standards. This is what Feral had to say back in January 2017:
It’s likely you’ll see games for Linux and iOS popping up, but that doesn’t mean we’re putting any less effort into bringing games to Mac.
Quite the opposite, we’re working like technodwarfs to bring you Total War: WARHAMMER, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and several other great games the way we all want them — finished, polished, and running as well as they can.
But then in March 2017, macOS Sierra 10.12.4 was released and many Metal-enabled games started to appear, including Feral’s own Total War: Warhammer and F1 2017.
You can download it from Steam.