As I mentioned in the previous post, Bungie created Doom-like first person shooters for Mac called Marathon before the company was acquired by Microsoft. It is another game in the long line of science fiction first-person shooters. In the video above, you can see a sample of gameplay from Marathon 2, I believe. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a full play-through, but you can play the game for yourself on Mac, Windows, or Linux by downloading it for free here.
VZ7inHD is another long-play champion on Youtube. In the video above and the full playlist here, he takes us through Microsoft/Bungie’s Halo: Combat Evolved. Halo is a science fiction video game that follows the Master Chief on a ringworld as he tries to prevent the spread of a scourge-like alien species.
I never owned a Xbox, but I played through Halo on my buddy Mike F’s Xbox when I was readmitted to Georgia Tech in the early 2000s. I wonder how the Xbox would have done had Microsoft not captured Bungie in its net before Halo (or what it was to become) was released on Mac OS. I enjoyed Bungie’s earlier Mac Marathon game series (something for a future post!).