Remember the old-good and iconic Tactics Ogre from 1995 and 2010? – Well, here comes its newest edition, fresh and reborn by Square Enix. Delve into the tactical role-playing game with improved graphics and sound in addition to an updated game design that represents the war-torn kingdom of Valeria at a whole new, yet canonical level. Become the eyes of the main character named Denam, protect your people, and make your best to shift the course of Valeria’s history. Get ready to participate in highly-volatile tactical battles across three-dimensional battlefields and improve your character to gain an advantage over your enemies. Compared to Tactics Ogre (2010), the class-wide level management system has changed to a unit-by-unit level system as now players will be able to engage in deeper tactical planning and more varied squad line-ups. Players will have a chance to once again get involved in high-end battles on iconic Tactics Ogre’s battlefield layouts and immerse themselves into story-driven gameplay with lots of revamped elements remaining true to their original roots. Unlock new time-traveling abilities to reverse mistakes and lead your kingdom to victory and peace by overcoming various challenges and puzzles standing ahead. This novel-within-game will be incredibly engaging for both Tactics Ogre veterans and newcomers who have never experienced a masterpiece like this before. It can now be officially played on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC – unfortunately, with no macOS around this list. And it would have been sad indeed if we did not have a solution for that! Read our article below to find out how one can launch and play Tactics Ogre: Reborn on practically any Macintosh device.
|OS: Windows® 10 64-bit (21H1 and above) / 11 64-bit (21H2 and above)||OS: AMD A8-7600 / Intel® Core™ i3-3210|
|Processor: Intel Core i3-4160 @ 3.60GHz or equivalent||Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz or equivalent|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 8 GB|
|Video card: AMD Radeon™ R7 240X / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 730 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630||Video card: AMD Radeon™ RX 460 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950 / Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics G7|
|DirectX: Version 11||DirectX: Version 11|
|Storage: 15 GB||Storage: 15 GB|
Play Tactics Ogre Reborn on Mac with Parallels
Tactics Ogre Reborn 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, and enjoy the Tactics Ogre Reborn 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 Tactics Ogre Reborn on Mac with Cloud Gaming services
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Tactics Ogre Reborn 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.
Play Tactics Ogre Reborn 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 Tactics Ogre Reborn on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Tactics Ogre Reborn 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)