Virtual Programming on Thursday announced the release of Strategy 6, a compendium of six strategy games for the Macintosh. It costs $39.95.
Strategy 6 includes six previously released titles for the Mac, all of which were originally developed by famed developer Paradox Interactive. Included in the box are Europa Universalis II, Crusader Kings, Victoria, Victoria Revolutions, Hearts of Iron 2 and Doomsday.
All are turn-based historical strategy games that use Europe through the ages as a backdrop. Europa Universalis II puts you in control of a world power circa 1419 to 1820, while in Crusader Kings you must build a kingdom from the turmoil of medieval Europe, from 1066 to 1453. Victoria and Victoria Revolutions are both set squarely in the 19th and early 20th centuries (Revolutions is an expansion pack for the original game), and Hearts of Iron 2 and Doomsday are set during World War II (like Revolutions, Doomsday is an expansion for the original game).
All six games have been updated as Universal binaries to run natively on Intel-based Macs. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, G3/500MHz or faster and 256MB RAM. The games are rated for ages 12 and up.