Hotline Miami Crashes Its Retro, Violent Way Onto The Mac

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Hotline Miami, a retro, top-down, hyper-violent shoot-em up is finally on the Mac, via Steam and Gamer’s Gate.

Don’t be alarmed: the game is full of bizarre, hipster characters, animal masks, brutal weapons, and truly immense amounts of 16-bit blood and gore. Making it through the punishing difficulty of the game is a point of pride. Sounds like a good time, right?

Here’s the description on the Steam store:

Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay and skull crushing close combat. Set in an alternative 1989 Miami, you will assume the role of a mysterious antihero on a murderous rampage against the shady underworld at the behest of voices on your answering machine.

If that doesn’t make you at least want to go check out the game on the Steam store, let alone purchase said game for a cool ten bucks, check out the launch video, below.

Hotline Miami Crashes Its Retro, Violent Way Onto The Mac

Hotline Miami came out for PC last October, and sold about 130,000 copies in the first seven weeks. It’s being ported to the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita for a Spring 2013 release, and a DRM PC version is hitting GoG.com soon, according to the Hotline Miami Twitter account. It’s great to see the Mac support happening as it wends its gory way onto these other platforms and distribution portals, as well.

For more info about the game, check out the Steam or Gamer’s Gate hub pages. Just remember this is a Mature title, so don’t send your kids over to give it a look for you.

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