updated 08:20 pm EDT, Mon September 27, 2010
Strategy game updates UI, adds features
Mac gamers who use the Steam gaming service can finally get a taste of the popular Supreme Commander series now that the recent sequel Supreme Commander 2 is available via Virtual Programming's Deliver2Mac download service. The game, first available for the PC and XBox in March, is a top-selling futuristic real-time strategy adventure featuring online multiplayers (up to 8), skirmish mode and spectacular environments that is set 25 years after the original.
The solo version of the game features 18 missions divided equally among the three factions of the game; the United Earth Federation, The Order of the Illuminate and the Cybran Nation. Among the improvements added to the Steam version of the game is a redesigned user interface intended to improve focus on battlefield tactics, and a Strategic Zoom view for real-time feedback.
Supreme Commander 2 is priced at $40 and requires an Intel Mac of 2.2GHz or better running 10.6.3 or higher, along with a 256MB discreet graphics card (GeForce 8600, Radeon 2400HD or newer). Buyers also get a Steam code to enable the Windows version of the game as well.