'XCOM: Enemy Unknown' Elite Edition Now Available for Mac

by

Firaxis and 2K Games' critically acclaimed strategy title XCOM: Enemy Unknown has officially launched for the Mac today.

Originally announced in February, XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Mac comes packaged as part of a special Elite Edition, which includes additional add-on content like the Slingshot Pack, the Elite Soldier Pack, the Second Wave update and the game's soundtrack.

xcom
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a re-imagined version of the 1994 classic X-Com: UFO Defense. In the game, players will lead a secret government organization to defend the world against aliens, overseeing base management and engaging in combat.

-Command XCOM's soldiers in tense turn-based battles where each decision could be the difference between game-changing gains or devastating losses for humanity.

-Expand the XCOM base, manage its resources, oversee international relations and control Earth's satellite coverage and air defenses.

-Recruit, customize and equip an elite squad, then upgrade each soldier's unique skills and abilities as they gain experience in the field.

-Recover artifacts from battle and use them to research and build powerful technologies that can be turned against the invaders.

-Mix and match aliens and soldiers to create powerful squads in LAN and online multiplayer.


The included DLC adds extended character customization options and additional missions, along with several new gameplay options.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Edition can be downloaded for $49.99 from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
95 months ago

And....it is cheaper on Steam and will probably go on sale for less. It just needs SteamPlay now.


It seems the App Store version includes the DLC which is $12 on Steam, so it's actually technically cheaper on Mac.

However, sales will certainly mean it'll be cheaper on Steam at some point.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
95 months ago
This game is so good. Very disappointed it's not on Steam for Mac, but oh well. If you haven't already bought it, and you don't find yourself booting into windows very often, I highly recommend picking this up now for the Mac.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
95 months ago

It seems the App Store version includes the DLC which is $12 on Steam, so it's actually technically cheaper on Mac.

However, sales will certainly mean it'll be cheaper on Steam at some point.


Plus Steam games give you the Windows version (and vise versa) for free, assuming they're allowed to carry it. I just bought Dragon Age Origins Ultimate on Steam for a little over $7, but the Mac version is nowhere to be found on there. It's still $30 elsewhere and you don't get the Windows version with it either for that price.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
95 months ago
You can grab Feral games on sale, you just have to be a bit patient. They recently discounted all their Total War games by 50%. (Or sometimes not––I nabbed Arkham City on Amazon for $15 in December, not long after it came out.)

Unfortunately it's not coming to Steam, which means no online Mac-PC multiplayer, so I'll probably grab the PC version the next time it's cheap.Oh well.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
95 months ago
Ah man, I remember playing this years ago on my Amiga! Fond memories, can't wait to play this version on my Mac. Even if it means missing out on sale prices... :o
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
95 months ago
Does anybody know if the Mac version will come to Steam? I got it free for PC with Bioshock Infinite, and I'd much rather install it under OSX.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Apple Takes Legal Action Against Small Company With Pear Logo

Saturday August 8, 2020 11:09 am PDT by
Apple is taking legal action against the developers of the app "Prepear" due to its logo, according to iPhone in Canada. Prepear is an app that helps users discover recipes, plan meals, make lists, and arrange grocery deliveries. The app is a spinoff of "Super Healthy Kids," and the founders claim that they are facing litigation from Apple. Apple reportedly takes issue with Prepear's logo, ...

Kuo: Global iPhone Shipments Could Decline Up to 30% If Apple Forced to Remove WeChat From App Store [Updated x2]

Sunday August 9, 2020 10:17 pm PDT by
In a worst-case scenario, Apple's annual global iPhone shipments could decline by 25–30% if it is forced to remove WeChat from its App Stores around the world, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo viewed by MacRumors. The removal could occur due to a recent executive order aiming to ban U.S. transactions with WeChat and its parent company Tencent. Kuo lays out...

iPhone Maker Foxconn Says China's 'Days as the World's Factory Are Done'

Wednesday August 12, 2020 7:55 am PDT by
China will no longer be the world's manufacturing epicenter going forward, according to Apple's largest supply chain partner Foxconn, which has been gradually expanding its operations in other countries amid the U.S.-China trade war. "No matter if it's India, Southeast Asia or the Americas, there will be a manufacturing ecosystem in each," said Foxconn chairman Young Liu, according to Bloombe...

Google Maps Debuts New Apple Watch App and CarPlay Features

Monday August 10, 2020 9:16 am PDT by
Google today announced the launch of several features for Google Maps on Apple products, including new CarPlay functionality and a new Google Maps app that works on Apple Watch. The new Google Maps app for Apple Watch works similarly to the iOS app, allowing Apple Watch owners to get directions for a car, bike, public transit, or on foot. The app supports estimated arrival times and...

Apple May Release 4G-Only iPhone 12 in Early 2021

Tuesday August 11, 2020 5:28 am PDT by
In a research note shared by Business Insider, Wedbush Securities analysts said that Apple may release a cheaper iPhone 12 in early 2021 with no 5G connectivity. Wedbush initially believed Apple would launch a mix of 4G and 5G iPhone 12 models this fall. Following re-examination of Asian supply chains, analysts Daniel Ives, Strecker Backe, and Ahmad Khalil revised the predictions,...

iPad Pro Keyboard Comparison: Logitech's $160 Folio Touch vs. Apple's $300 Magic Keyboard

Tuesday August 11, 2020 2:11 pm PDT by
Logitech recently debuted the Folio Touch, a keyboard and trackpad case designed for the 11-inch iPad Pro that serves as an alternative to the Magic Keyboard. In our latest YouTube video, we compare the $160 Folio Touch to Apple's $300 Magic Keyboard to see which is better. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Logitech is selling the Folio Touch for $160, while Apple's...

Foxconn Reportedly Begins Seasonal Hiring Spree for iPhone 12 Production

Monday August 10, 2020 7:03 am PDT by
Apple's largest manufacturing partner Foxconn has begun its seasonal hiring spree to assist with iPhone 12 production, offering employees who recruit qualified applicants up to a 9,000 yuan bonus, according to Chinese media reports. As usual, Foxconn needs as many hands on deck as possible at its factory in Zhengzhou, China to assist with mass production of the upcoming iPhones. Apple is...

Apple Seeds First Public Beta of watchOS 7 to Public Beta Testers

Monday August 10, 2020 10:33 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the first public beta of an upcoming watchOS 7 update to public beta testers, one week after seeding the fourth beta to developers and a month and a half after the Worldwide Developers Conference. The update can be downloaded after installing the proper profile from Apple's Public Beta website. watchOS 7 should not be installed on a primary device as it is still an early...

Apple Watch Likely to Adopt MicroLED Display Technology in 3-4 Years

Monday August 10, 2020 2:55 am PDT by
This year's Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to feature an OLED screen like previous models, but a future model is likely to be the first Apple product to adopt MicroLED display technology, albeit not for another three to four years. That's the main takeaway reading between the lines of comments made by the chairman of Epistar, Taiwan's top LED producer, which is reportedly working on a...

Parallels Desktop 16 Brings macOS Big Sur Support, Multi-Touch Gestures, 20% Faster DirectX, and More

Tuesday August 11, 2020 2:17 am PDT by
Parallels Desktop 16 released today, bringing some notable new features and performance enhancements to the virtualization software, including full support for macOS Big Sur. When Apple introduced macOS Big Sur, it ended support for the third-party kernel extensions that previous versions of Parallels were built on. That forced the developers to re-engineer the virtualization software from the ...