'Bioshock: Infinite' Comes To Mac On August 29th! | Cult of Mac

‘Bioshock: Infinite’ Comes To Mac On August 29th!



Already explored all of Rapture on your Mac? Gear up, soldier. It’s time to soar up to the air city Columbia in Irrational Games’s incredible, award-winning sequel to the Bioshock series, Bioshock Infinite. It’s coming to the Mac App Store at the end of the month.

Bioshock Infinite is a different kind of sequel: one which explores many of the themes of the first two games, but doesn’t continue their plots or characters. In Bioshock Infinite, you play the role of ex-Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, who is hired by a mysterious client to kidnap/liberate a girl with strange powers from the astonishing city of Columbia. Columbia is an incredible city in the clouds, powered by technology built by twin time-skipping scientists for the 1893 World’s Fair. Like Rapture before it, Columbia is a city dedicated to one philosophy: this time American exceptionalism, not survival of the fittest. And like in Rapture, the logical conclusion of that philosophy plays itself out in a very dystopian way.

It’s a fantastic game. Equally fantastic is that it’s coming to the Mac, thanks to the code-monkeying of the guys over at Aspyr, the usual suspects in PC-to-Mac game porting. And if you pre-order the game directly from Aspyr’s GameAgent store, you’ll not only get 20% off the price of the game, but also access to the $5 “Columbia’s Finest DLC” pack. Steam customers will pay more, but receive access to the PC and Mac versions simultaneously, as well as subscript to the game’s $20 Steam Season Pass, which lets subscribers get access to all three of the planned DLC packs, including “Clash in the Clouds” and the two-part “Burial at Sea.” As usual, the Mac App Store version is the least interesting of the bunch: it’s just the game at full price.

Minimum requirements? Mountain Lion 10.8.4 or later, and Intel Core 2 Duo of 2.2GHz or better, 4GB of RAM and at least 512MB of VRAM. Might be worth an upgrade. That’s how good Bioshock Infinite is.

Source: Aspyr