Descent 2 Now Updated for OSX and Available for Free!

In an unexpected turn of events, the beloved video game Descent 2, in its entirety, is now available for OSX, Windows, and Linux platforms. Recently upgraded to version 0.2, it appears an open-source group has taken the initiative to revitalize the game using its original source code.

Despite the original publisher Interplay’s current minimal online presence, this team has been diligently enhancing the game’s cross-platform functionality. My experience with version 0.1 on OSX was quite impressive, although there were some issues with mouse compatibility.

It’s hoped these issues have been resolved in the latest update. Regardless, it’s a great opportunity to revisit this quintessential 3D space combat game where players navigate spacecrafts and combat rogue robots.


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