Aliens: Fireteam Elite is an third-person shooting game developed and published by Cold Iron Studios. Although this game is a part of the Alien franchise, it focuses on action instead of horror. There are still horror elements present, but constant hordes of enemies don’t leave much room for suspense.
That’s not to say Fireteam Elite is a bad game; far from it. It is highly engaging and intense, has great music, and features an interesting story campaign. It is intended to be played cooperatively, in teams of three, and, as such, can be really fun to play with friends. Those that prefer a singleplayer experience can choose to play with two AI companions instead.
The game features seven different classes designed to complement one another. The customization, however, doesn’t end there. Each class has many different weapons and perks available for selection. Not all of them are available at the start; many need to be unlocked through gameplay. This provides a sense of progression between games.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is available on PS4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, and also on Microsoft Windows. Officially, OS X is not supported, but it’s still possible to play Aliens: Fireteam Elite on Mac. Read the article below to learn how.
|OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)||OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)|
|Processor: AMD Athlon X4 950 / Intel i5-2500K||Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600AF / Intel i5-7400|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 16 GB|
|Video card: AMD R9 285 4GB / Nvidia GTX 760 4GB||Video card: AMD RX 480 8GB / Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB|
|DirectX: Version 11||DirectX: Version 11|
|Storage: 30 GB||Storage: 30 GB|
Play Aliens: Fireteam Elite on Mac with Parallels
Aliens: Fireteam Elite requires lots of PC resources, but if you have a powerful Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro) Parallels Desktop can be a solution. This is an application that allows for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. In simpler terms, what this means is that it allows you to install Windows 10 on Mac with just a couple of clicks and switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. So you will be able to run Windows, install Steam (or Epic Games Store), and enjoy the Aliens: Fireteam Elite game on Mac just like on a regular PC.
Please note that not all games are supported by Parallels. Several conditions must be met for the game to be playable.
Your Mac must exceed minimum system requirements for the game; meeting them is not enough. Generally speaking, you will need an iMac Pro or a Mac Pro to run demanding games. Some MacBook Pro and iMac models are also suitable; they must have an Intel processor, a discrete graphics card and at least 16 GB of RAM. If your Mac has an Apple Silicon chip (such as M1 or M2), you may experience issues playing modern games.
Games that require DirectX 12 are currently not supported by Parallels.
AppsOnMac recommends using Parallels’ free trial feature to determine whether you can run the game or not if you’re uncertain.
Play Aliens: Fireteam Elite on Mac with Cloud Gaming services
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Aliens: Fireteam Elite game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming services will be happy to provide you with sufficient computing power – though not for free, of course. All you need is a browser or a small client program and a good internet connection starting from 15 MBit/s. There are several great platforms that provide these services, among the best are Boosteroid, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and Nvidia GeForce Now.
As Boosteroid has Aliens: Fireteam Elite in its game library, it is an excellent choice for these seeking to try the game out.
Play Aliens: Fireteam Elite on Mac with BootCamp
Note: Mac computers with new Apple Silicon (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max) currently do not support BootCamp. In this case, please, use the options above to run Aliens: Fireteam Elite on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Aliens: Fireteam Elite on Mac by installing Windows. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. This is an application that allows users to choose the system to work in on startup, however, you won’t be able to switch between systems like in Parallels. You will need to reboot your machine every time you want to switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, in the end. And while newer Macs have their own special Apple Silicon chips that cannot run Windows, older Macs are very much similar to computers that run Windows, they have Intel processors, compatible RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on an older Mac by allocating no less than 64 GB of disk space (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games) and following these steps:
For OS X El Capitan 10.11 and older
For MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create a bootable Windows USB.
- Download this Windows ISO file.
- Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities).
- Define the Windows partition size and choose the Windows ISO file you’ve downloaded.
- Format the Windows partition and go through all Windows installation steps.
- When Windows boots for the first time follow on-screen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers)