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XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Steam offers Mac to PC multiplayer

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This spring, Feral Interactive released the Macintosh version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Elite Edition through their website and a variety of digital partners, including the Mac App Store. One of these partners was not Steam, until today. Users can now grab the game and the Slingshot and Elite Soldier DLC packs directly from their Steam accounts.

If you’re not familiar with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the press release has this to say:

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an electrifying combination of turn-based tactics, global strategy and sophisticated role-playing that puts players in charge of XCOM, the Extraterrestrial Combat Unit, a top-secret military organization responsible for defending Earth from an alien invasion. Players command a small squad of elite soldiers in tense turn-based battles where every decision could be the difference between game-changing gains or devastating losses for humanity.

My XCOM: Enemy Unknown review reached this conclusion:

By releasing XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Feral Interactive has provided Mac gamers with one of the most engrossing and entertaining games we’re going to play this year. It clearly illustrates the beauty of turn-based combat while offering enough to keep even the most hard core of action gamers captivated. The good story and solid graphics don’t hurt, either. Give XCOM: Enemy Unknown  – Elite Edition a go, but be prepared to sacrifice many of your summer nights to the aliens.

So, you should have it by now. If not, the Steam version is a logical way to go, as it has all the features present in the Windows version of the game, including achievements and leaderboards, but also allows Mac and Windows users to play against each other in online multiplayer games, which the Mac App Store version does not. XCOM: Enemy Unknown for the Mac sells for $39.99 on Steam (versus $50.00 through Feral and the Mac App Store), but the Slingshot and Elite Soldier DLC packs have to be purchased separately for $6.99 and $4.99 respectively.

More information on the Steam version can be found at Feral Interactive’s website. For full details on the game or to make your purchase, visit store.steampowered.com.

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