It´s not worth…
It looked really good and the set-back to the fifties seemed great. but it´s really buggy and the gameplay is way to linear. i played about half an hour, then deinstalled it.
|Mac Requirements||Minimum Supported||Will It Run?|
|Mac OS X||10.7.5||Download the MacGameStore App to compare your Mac's information in real-time.|
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|CPU Type||Intel Mac Only|
|CPU Speed||2 GHz|
|System RAM||4 GB|
|Drive Space||15 GB|
|Video RAM||128 MB|
|Video (ati)||ATI Radeon HD 4870 *|
|Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, ATI Radeon HD 4670, ATI Radeon HD 4850|
|Video (nvidia)||NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT *|
|Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS|
|Video (intel)||Intel Iris *|
|Unsupported Video Cards: Intel GMA 900, Intel GMA 950, Intel GMA X3100, Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 5000|
I heard scathing reviews of this game, but now that I finally have it I'm not nearly as unhappy as the criticism would have it. I really like the original time period and setting which translates into a compelling approach to aliens from the perspective of the cold-war era American heartland. The controls and interface are a lot like Mass Effect but that's not a slight against the game either as they're smooth and responsive. The aliens have interesting appearences and there's a sense of the real origins of X-Com is a way no other game has managed, not even Enemy Unknown I'd argue.
The lowered score is because of hardware issues. The game is fun but it stutters and crashes despite the MacStore saying that the game is playable on the lowest settings. I don't doubt the Macstore so apparently there's some issues, or at least I had some.