Good news for Mac gamers from Aspyr: The Sims 2 has reached beta status, and Doom 3 will ship later this month.

Doom 3 casts players into the ruins of an ancient Martian civilization, which holds the secrets of teleportation. As part of a Marine detachment sent to protect the facility players must resist alien invasion.

The game - massively well-received by Windows gamers - promises a dramatic storyline, frenetic action, and incredible graphics, using id Software’s 3D graphics engine. Single and multiplayer games are supported.

Now at beta, the Sims 2 offers players complete control of their Sims across those characters entire lives.

More life-like Sims, all-new aspirations that affect gameplay and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations, gives players a more in-depth experience within in a realistic 3D world.