It's good to see more and more top flight games coming over to the Mac these days. It's still not a strong platform in terms of gaming but with this and X Com 2 coming out in February, Mac gamers are going to have a busy spring period.
The Medieval II: Total War Collection combines thrilling real-time battles and sophisticated turn-based strategy in a vast campaign that spans five centuries and encompasses the Crusades, the spread of plague and the proliferation of gunpowder. As a warrior king, players will lead one of 17 factions to supremacy in the medieval world with an artful mix of diplomacy, commerce and war.
On the campaign map, players will build their empire’s infrastructure, cities and trade routes, then master the art of diplomacy to disarm enemies, empower allies and gain the favour of the Pope. On the battlefield, they will conduct siege warfare, command thundering cavalry charges and lead their armies into epic clashes that will bring entire kingdoms to their knees.
The Medieval II: Total War Collection contains the Kingdoms expansion, which includes four standalone campaigns: Discovery of the Americas, Britannia, Crusades, and the Teutonic Campaign.
“We’re delighted to bringing one the best-loved Total War games to Mac and Linux,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive, “Medieval II: Total War Collection is a bona fide strategy classic and our most-requested port.”
Medieval II: Total War Collection retails for US $24.99/£18.99/€22,99 on Steam, the Feral Store and other third party stores.
Medieval II: Total War and Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms are also available separately via Steam and retail for US $19.99 / £14.99 / €19,99 and US $11.99 / £8.99 / €11,99 respectively.
A minisite dedicated to the game is available now at http://www.feralinteractive.com/x/mac-games/medieval2twcollection/ and a trailer is available here: https://youtu.be/QGgHUxuoqhU.
Medieval II System Requirements
Minimum Mac system requirements call for a 1.8Ghz CPU with at least 4GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.10.5 or later. The game requires an AMD 4000 series graphics card or better, NVIDIA 9000 series or better and Intel HD3000 series or better.
Minimum Linux system requirements call for a 2Ghz CPU with at least 4GB RAM, 512MB or better graphics card, and SteamOS 2.0 or Ubuntu 14.04 or better. The game also requires an NVIDIA 600 series+ with Driver Version 352.55, AMD R7 with Mesa 11.2 driver, and Intel Iris Pro with Mesa 11.2 driver. AMD GPUs may require Ubuntu 15.10 or later. The Mesa 11.2 driver is still in active development.