Strategy Game 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown' Coming to Mac This Spring

Critically acclaimed strategy game "XCOM: Enemy Unknown" is headed to the Mac in a few months, Feral Interactive announced today. The popular strategy game is coming in a special "Elite Edition", which includes previously released add-on content.

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The Mac release of "XCOM: Enemy Unknown" is the "Elite Edition", and contains all previously released add-on content and updates. "XCOM: Enemy UnknownElite Edition" includes the Slingshot and Elite Soldier Pack add-on content, as well as the Second Wave update, which includes a series of gameplay modifiers that add further depth and flexibility to the campaign.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a re-imagining of 1994's classic strategy game "X-COM: UFO Defense", was developed by Firaxis and published by 2K Games for PC and consoles.

In the game, players lead secret government organization XCOM to defend the world against aliens. Players oversee base management in addition to combat strategies while maintaining relationships with countries to fund their organization and save the world.


Although there are no pricing, system requirements or multiplayer details at the moment, Feral says that they will be revealed as the release date draws closer.

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22 months ago

Hmm, why does not being on Steam make you not interested? I mean, I use Steam, but it's really just a convenience.


Convenience and idiot-proofness.

I have games on Steam that I bought OVER ten years ago, before Steam was even a thing. I can download those to any computer that I own or have access to and play any time I want. I don't have to worry about keeping copies in case the company goes out of business or they decide to no longer maintain their content servers. I don't have to worry about keeping activation keys, etc.

With Steam, I can install a game, play it for three days, delete the game when I need the space two weeks later, then eight months later, when I have a hankering to play some video games (on a new machine no less), I can load up my Steam library and play that game.

If this were on the Mac App store, I would consider it but I pretty much don't deal with games that aren't on Steam.
Rating: 5 Votes
22 months ago

I'm probably going to buy this again like a sucker, because I bought the Windows version on Steam to run in Basecamp.


Basecamp? Is that like Bootcamp but for explorers and the more extreme? ;)
Rating: 3 Votes
22 months ago
Not on Steam? Not interested.
Rating: 2 Votes
22 months ago

Not on Steam? Not interested.


Seriously. Why couldn't they have gotten Aspyr?

Ugh. I hate Feral so much.
Rating: 2 Votes
22 months ago

I'm probably going to buy this again like a sucker, because I bought the Windows version on Steam to run in Basecamp and it's NEVER been able to run for more than 4 or 5 minutes without hard crashing the entire computer.

Apparently you can "patch your bios" to correct this. ARG.


Runs just fine in my bootcamp partition.
Rating: 2 Votes
22 months ago
Yeah, Valve basically prints money. They also don't need to answer to shareholders, so they tend to have extremely consumer-friendly policies. If they ever went under they'd make your games available to download one last time. That's safe to assume. Feral's website? Not so safe.

Valve is the undisputed king. Steam is the Michael Jordan of being Michael Jordan. Bow down and swear fealty to our Lord and Savior Gaben, for most righteous and knife-possessing is he. Repent your transgressions against The Beard lest you be forced into Origin-only bondage for the rest of your days. For he is the Truth, the Light and the Way; the salvation of mankind and the protector of all things queso. Behold.
Rating: 2 Votes
22 months ago

Absolutely no refunds, no "price matching", game sharing is prohibited and they can lock you out of your WHOLE library for any reasons.


Game sharing in the traditional sense is prohibited.

OTOH, if you pick up multiple licenses through bundle packs, you can give them away (I have given away extra game licences right here on MacRumors.) I've given away plenty of guest passes, too.

As for refunds, why do you need one?

And also their customer service is very slow. Few days to get a reply slow. So, once again, they can lock you out and then you will have to wait few days for a reply from a customer service.


I've had responses within hours when I've had issues.

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Ever tried to sell one of those games when you're done with it?


Nope. In 25+ years of gaming, never sold a game.
Rating: 1 Votes
22 months ago

Well, I have bought a game and then three days later it went on a 66% off sale. Price match is not possible. Refund (to buy again for the lower price) is not possible.


Well, given their sales model, which is very strict on what's a given price for a given period of time, I can't blame them too much for it.

Where do you keep all the boxes? :)


Given them away, lost them, have them sitting in storage, so on. I think I tried the whole GameStop thing a couple times, but I get pissed at their offer and just leave.
Rating: 1 Votes
22 months ago
I have this game on Steam already. I would like to see it just suddenly pop up as available for Mac installation in MacSteam. That would make me pretty happy.

At any rate, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a fantastic game. You have to like this kind of game, though. It's fun, it's tactical, and it's got a great and spooky mood.
Rating: 1 Votes
22 months ago
this game was so amazing! You guys are in for treat if you haven't played it yet.
Rating: 1 Votes

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