Alien: Isolation heading to Mac and Linux next week

Alien Isolation Mac

In my day, Mac games were limited to playing tag in your raincoat, so it's always great to see the Macintosh's relatively tiny game library expand. The latest big-budget developer to offer a Mac version of one of their games is Creative Assembly, whose Alien: Isolation is coming to Mac—and Linux—next week.

Feral Interactive are handling conversion duties, and they're bringing it to Steam for both Mac and Linux on September 29. (It's also coming to the Mac App Store sometime in October.) It's the 'Alien: Isolation - The Collection' version of the game, meaning it includes all the DLC. Here's a trailer:

The minimum system requirements for both versions are below.


  • 2.0Ghz CPU with at least 4GB RAM
  • 1GB or better graphics card
  • Mac OS 10.10.4 or later
  • AMD 5000 series graphics card or better, NVIDIA 600 series or better and Intel Iris Pro series graphics card or better


  • 2.6Ghz Dual-Core CPU with at least 4GB RAM
  • 1GB or better graphics card
  • Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) or SteamOS
  • The game requires an NVIDIA 600 series graphics card or better running Driver version 355.11 or better. Intel AMD and GPUs are not supported
  • A Steam account is required
Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.