‘Mafia 3’ Mac Release Date: Go Back To The ‘60s Now

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Mafia 3, one of the most exciting action-adventure games of the fall, has now arrived on Mac, courtesy of Aspyr. It’s one of the more visually intense open world games in the last few years, and although the game has its flaws, it’s still a fascinating examination of a besieged life set in the unique setting of late 1960s New Orleans (well, New Bordeaux). The game is now available on both Steam and the Mac app store for $39.99.

Mafia 3 On Mac: Available Now, With DLC

Lincoln in front of a customized car in Mafia 3
Lincoln in front of a customized car in Mafia 3 2K

The Mafia 3 Mac release date continues the recent tradition of big PC and cross-platform console games coming to the once-neglected Mac platform with relative alacrity. A six-month turnaround for Mafia 3 is great for Mac users, especially considering that the game’s DLC is launching alongside the Mac version.

The Mafia 3 Mac release includes several pieces of additional content available for purchase: the Family Kick Back Pack ($4.99) and Faster, Baby! ($14.99), as well as the free The Judge, Jury and Executioner weapon pack. All the DLCs are also available via the game’s Digital Deluxe Edition, which runs for $59.99 on Steam and includes a Season Pass for future DLC. The Season Pass will include two future pieces of story DLC as well, and runs for $30 on its own if you don’t pick it up through the Digital Deluxe version.

There’s one caveat about Mafia 3 on Mac: The game is really beautiful, and as a result it has quite high system requirements. Here are the official specs, via Aspyr:

Operating System: macOS 10.12.4 (Sierra)

Processor: Intel Core i5 (4 cores)

Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz

Memory: 8 GB

Hard Drive Space: 50 GB

Video Card (AMD): Radeon R9 M290X


IMPORTANT: Mafia III REQUIRES an AMD video card with AT LEAST 2GB of VRAM.

NOTICE: Intel Graphics Cards are not supported

NOTICE: NVIDIA Graphics Cards are not supported

Those bold warnings come courtesy of Aspyr, not me. The venerable Mac port developer, which has been doing its good work since well before Macs were popular back in the ’90s, wants consumers to know that this game is very demanding. Here’s their other official word on the matter: “We do not recommend that you attempt to play Mafia III on any chipset other than AMD with at least 2GB of VRAM. Without meeting these requirements, users can expect sub-par framerates or severe game instability.” So, just like the PC version, you need a pretty high-end computer to get everything out of Mafia 3. But if you do have one, the game will look truly fantastic, and can take full advantage of high-end hardware in a way that’s rare for Mac games.

There’s no word on the release date for the other story-driven pieces of Mafia 3 DLC beyond 2017, but Aspyr’s quick turnaround for the first two pieces seems promising. Regardless, the open-world action game is a great addition to the Mac roster. Are you interested in picking it up?

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