If we have any Mac users out there who have felt defenseless with the coming of October because you’re helpless against the oncoming zombie hordes, fear no more. As of a few days ago, you too can join in the fight against the unending waves of the undead menace.
Popular PC and console shooter Left 4 Dead 2 and the brand new DLC The Sacrifice have made the jump over to the Mac platform, though you will have to wait until later in the month for the original Left 4 Dead game.
Left 4 Dead 2 features a new group of survivors trying to find a place of safety after the zombies start rising. A first person cooperative shooter, you can play with 1-4 players, or up to 8 on certain modes, with extra players taking on the roles of boss-level zombies like the Tank, the Hunter, the Spitter and the Smoker.
The Sacrifice is downloadable content, a new chapter in the overall L4D storyline. It’s a direct prequel to a previous DLC, The Passing which featured the survivors from L4D meeting the survivors from L4D2. In The Sacrifice you take on the role of the original L4D crew in the events leading up to those of The Passing. You should get The Passing with L4D2 as well, as it is free to PC (and Mac) players over Steam.
Left 4 Dead 2 will cost you $19.99 on Steam, and the L4D/L4D2 bundle is $29.99. It is safe to buy the bundle even though the Mac version of Left 4 Dead is not yet available; I can’t speak for all titles, but certainly all Valve titles on Steam are cross-platform inclusive.
If you buy them, you’re buying the games, regardless of platform. Getting the bundle will get you Left 4 Dead, and it’ll unlock and become playable as soon as the Mac version comes out.