Mac gamers will soon be able to enjoy another hit ported from other platforms. Today, Gearbox Software announced that the Game of the Year edition of Borderlands will be released for Apple computers on December 3--in just over two weeks. The port of the M-rated game is being performed by London-based Feral Interactive, which also handled the Mac editions of BioShock, Rome: Total War, and Sid Meier's Pirates!
Having sold over 3 million copies to date , Borderlands has proven a popular combination of role-playing game and first-person shooter. Published by 2K Games, the "role-playing shooter" drops players onto the barren planet of Pandora as one of four character classes: soldier, siren, hunter, and berserker. Whatever roles players assume, they must fight their way through various monster- and marauder-infested wastelands in search of the fabled Vault. Along they way, they accumulate skills and powers to aid them in their quest, which can be played alone or in up to four-player co-op mode.
Already available for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, the GOTY edition includes all previously available downloadable content packs for Borderlands, including the The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and Claptrap's New Robot Revolution. For more on the original Borderlands, read GameSpot's full review.