Open World Action-Adventure 'Mafia 3' Coming to Mac on May 11 [Update: Now Available]

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Aspyr is set to release action-adventure game Mafia III for Mac on Thursday with support for Apple's Metal API, according to MacGamerHQ.

The open-world game developed by Hangar 3 is the third installment in the Mafia series to offer both third-person perspective gaming and a cover system, featuring melee combat, character interrogation, and more.


The game is set in 1968 New Bordeaux – a re-imagined version of New Orleans – which is ten districts big and larger than both Mafia and Mafia II maps combined. Players take control of Lincoln Clay, a Vietnam War veteran on a quest to seek revenge for his adopted family, murdered at the hands of local mobs.

The game will be available on Steam and the Mac App Store for $39.99, but interested gamers should take a good look at the minimum system requirements below before ordering, as the graphically intense Mafia III looks set to be a demanding game.

  • Operating System: macOS 10.12.4 (Sierra)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (4 cores)
  • Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Hard Drive Space: 50 GB
  • Video Card (AMD): Radeon R9 M290X
  • VRAM: 2 GB

Note that Mafia III requires an AMD video card with at least 2GB of VRAM to run – Intel and Nvidia graphics cards are not supported. Qualified Mac models include: AMD Radeon Pro 450, 455, or 460 (late 2016 MBP); AMD Radeon R9 M370X (mid 2015 and 2016 MBP); AMD Radeon R9 M380, M390, M395, or M395X (late 2015 iMac); AMD Radeon R9 M290X or Radeon R9 M295X (late 2014 iMac); and AMD FirePro D300, dual AMD FirePro D500, or dual AMD FirePro D700 (late 2013 MacPro).

Aspyr warns that without meeting these requirements, users can expect sub-par frame rates or severe game instability.


Update: Mafia 3 is now available on Steam and the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

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45 months ago
My brand new Mac Mini fails to meet their system requirements?
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45 months ago

My brand new Mac Mini fails to meet their system requirements?

Your brand new Mac mini is technology from 2014 with integrated graphics which won't run a graphically intensive game anyway.
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45 months ago
I love how once in a while the lack of graphic power in macs comes up.

Apple doesn't care even tho the gaming business is huge.
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45 months ago

My brand new Mac Mini fails to meet their system requirements?

The majority of Macs fail this requirement. An external GPU is a good workaround for those who need a more powerful graphics card. Here's a 2011 Mac mini paired with an AMD Radeon R9 Fury ('https://egpu.io/external-gpu-desktop-mac-mini-r9-fury-x/').

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45 months ago

My brand new Mac Mini fails to meet their system requirements?

If it's integrated graphics, then yeah, I wouldn't expect it to run "big" games...
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45 months ago
Don't feel bad. You could have paid through the nose to find the ONE configuration option in your iMac or MacBook that has dedicated graphics card, and still be disappointed with frame rate / performance.

At least this isn't a PORT!
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