How to play Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 on Mac

Game summary

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is the successor to the iconic RPG Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. Set in a Seattle faithfully reimagined in the World of Darkness, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 features reactive storytelling, fast-paced melee combat, and intriguing characters with their own hidden motives. Created in an act of vampire insurrection, your existence ignites a blood war among the vampire factions who run Seattle. To survive, you’ll choose a clan and enter into uneasy alliances with competing factions in a world which will react to every choice you make. Unleash your supernatural powers against your prey, but be mindful of your surroundings at all times or run the risk of breaking the Masquerade (the absolute law of secrecy that keeps Vampire society hidden from humanity).

Play Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 on a Mac is through Parallels, which allows you to virtualize a Windows machine on Macs. The setup is very easy and it works for Apple Silicon Macs as well as for older Intel-based Macs.

Parallels supports the latest version of DirectX and OpenGL, allowing you to play the latest PC games on any Mac. The latest version of DirectX is up to 20% faster.

Our favorite feature of Parallels Desktop is that when you turn off your virtual machine, all the unused disk space gets returned to your main OS, thus minimizing resource waste (which used to be a problem with virtualization).

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 installation steps for Mac

Step 1
Go to Parallels.com and download the latest version of the software.
Step 2
Follow the installation process and make sure you allow Parallels in your Mac’s security preferences (it will prompt you to do so).
Step 3
When prompted, download and install Windows 10. The download is around 5.7GB. Make sure you give it all the permissions that it asks for.
Step 4
Once Windows is done installing, you are ready to go. All that’s left to do is install Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 like you would on any PC.