If today’s release of Id’s mind-blowing, Wasteland-themed Rage: Campaign Edition first-person shooter on the Mac App Store is any indication, the days of your mouth-breathing PC friends making fun of you because “you can’t play games on your Mac” may be numbered.
That’s because, apart from a few notable exceptions (some excellent titles from Blizzard spring to mind), top-shelf games that make it to the Mac platform often arrive years later. If they make it at all. But Rage — which was developed by id Software, the guys behind legends like Doom and Quake, and uses their new id Tech 5 engine — emerged on the Mac less than four months after it was released on the PC. The game isn’t quite identical though, as multiplayer has been left behind in Aspyr’s translation to Mac.
Gamers familiar with Borderlands or the Fallout series will recognize the concept as the player’s character stumbles around a post-apocalypse desert-wasteland fighting bands of rogues along with a more organized antagonistic organization.
Those of you with older machines (like, a year old) might just want to go back to PvZ though; the game requires 2.4 GHz (which isn’t that surprising, I guess) and a whopping 25 GB of disk space (holy crap).