Nioh 2 is a Japanese RPG/Action video game developed by the Team Ninja studio. Basing deep roots in the Japanese myths, the game offers to set up a character to stroll through the world of “yōkai” enemies, mysterious creatures believed to cause misfortune and harm to the “lucky” ones. The main character has part of “yōkai” hidden inside, a sort of ability allowing players to shift into the spirit mode. As well as the first part of Nioh, the sequel gives a variety of skills and weapons to be gained during the trail. Just to mention, players have a chance to obtain the so-called “Soul Core” allowing them to equip some abilities of the defeated mobs. An extensive and fascinating storyline full of continuous adventure will not let you bore during the gameplay. Developers also made sure to hang the graphics onto a solid level, with many morsels included in the Complete Edition. For now, Nioh 2 has dropped its amazing experience only for PS4, PS5, and Microsoft Windows. Knowing that most macOS users are also willing to play, we have created this article to help them launch it on Mac despite the odds.
|OS: Windows® 10 64-bit||OS: Windows® 10 64-bit|
|Processor: Intel Core i5 4460 or over||Processor: Intel Core i7 6700K or over|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 12 GB|
|Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or over, VRAM 4GB or over||Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER or over, VRAM 6GB or over|
|DirectX: from 11 version||DirectX: from 11 version|
|Disc space: 85 GB||Disc space: 85 GB|
|Network: Broadband Internet connection||Network: Broadband Internet connection|
Play Nioh 2 on Mac with Parallels
Nioh 2 requires PC resources, but if you have a powerful Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro) Parallels Desktop can be a solution. This is software for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. It allows you to install Windows 10 on Mac with a couple of clicks and switch between macOS and Windows instantly. You can run Windows just like on a regular PC, install Steam and enjoy the ENioh 2 game on Mac.
Play Nioh 2 on Mac with Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now
Update 1: Nvidia Geforce Now supports Nioh 2! Now you can enjoy the game on an old Windows PC, Mac, Nvidia Shield, even on Chromebook and Android!
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Nioh 2 game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming provides you sufficient cloud resources for a fixed fee. All you need is a small client program and a good internet connection starting from 15 Mbits/s. There are several great services, that provide such an opportunity, among the best are Vortex.gg and Nvidia Geforce Now. Both services may have Nioh 2 in their game catalog soon, and you can play on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android!
Play Nioh 2 on Mac with BootCamp
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all system requirements above, this is probably the best way to play Nioh 2 for now. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. BootCamp 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 switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, that uses common processors, RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on Mac by allocating disc space of a minimum of 64 Gb (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games). To set up Windows via BootCamp, please, do the following:
For OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later
Mention, that for MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create bootable Windows USB.
- Download Windows ISO file
- Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities)
- Define the Windows partition size choose downloaded Windows ISO file
- Format 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)