If you game on a Mac, or an iOS device, you’ve probably never played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II. But that’s something that has now, quite miraculously, changed: After more than a decade, KOTOR 2 is finally available for Mac, and the game is (quite literally) better than it has ever been.
Developed by Obsidian Entertainment — the same team of ex-Black Isle developers who delivered the excellent throwback RPG Pillars of Eternity earlier this year, and were also responsible for the classic RPG Planescape: Torment —KOTOR2 was the most philosophically and intellectually challenging Star Wars game ever, albeit one pushed out the door half-finished … a tragedy that fans set to correct with an extensive mod that aimed to finish the roughly half of the game Obsidian had been forced to scrap.
With the aid of the Restored Content fan mod, PC gamers have been able to experience KOTOR 2 as it was meant to be experienced since earlier this year. But Apple users never got a port of KOTOR 2, despite the fact that the first game is available on both the Mac App Store and iPad.
Suffice to say, that’s finally been remedied. Although the original game was released in 2004, KOTOR 2 just got an update on Steam that not only adds Mac and Linux support but also adds support for the Restored Fan Content mod, ahead of its official launch on Steam workshop!
There are some other nice additions too.
New features include:
37 achievements to be earned through gameplay
Steam Cloud saves
Native widescreen resolution support
Resolution support up to 4K and 5K
Support for controllers, including Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, and Playstation 4, along with several others (check the system requirements for details)
Steam Workshop support! We proudly worked with the Restored Content Mod Team to have their famous TSLRCM up on launch day
Oh… and we added a “Force Speed Effects” option in the menu ;)
With this release, KOTOR 2 immediately becomes one of the best RPGs available on the Mac, whether you love Star Wars or not. And it’s dirt cheap, too: you can buy it now on Steam for just $7.49