XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Slingshot Content Pack
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
Requires XCOM: Enemy Unknown (base game) to use this DLC.
In this new set of linked Council missions, you will meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship’s course, and do battle with the aliens in the skies over China. The content pack also includes new customization options and a new soldier with a unique voice and story.
X-COM IS BACK!DanielZo0 | June 11, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »
I'm afraid "old school" x-com fan boys are scaring away people from this game. I see so many old school fans complain about how "This game isn't as good as the original" and 0 out of 10 because the original is better and this sucks". That's not fair. I'm not bashing old school fans, but just because the remake/reboot isn't as good doesn't make it crap. Go play the original all you want! But don't drag this game down because of it. I am aware this game has some issues. Such as the bulls*it free move aliens get during your turn, and some crash to desktop bugs (which are extreamly rare.) But that doesn't make this game bad. Aside from those problems, i sit and play this game for hours at a time. Its fun and addicting. You also get attached to your soldiers, and get legitimately sad or pissed off when they die. All in all, its problems held it back from being the best game of last year, but it still one of my favorites.
Good things, bad thingsUndefinedM | June 5, 2013 | See all UndefinedM's reviews »
The good things: You get a few new missions that look different than the others, along with some customization options for your soldiers, and a hero unit with his own backstory. The bad things: You only get that. Three missions, a new unit which you might not have the need for. Sure, the missions are nice but once you play them once, that's it. While the game itself has some replayability the DLC missions are always the same, in every playthrough.
Basically, get it if you just can't have enough XCOM and even better if you can get a deal on it.
Don't missed it...myposterior | May 30, 2013 | See all myposterior's reviews »
Ok, just an advice to those who are getting to get this or already got this.
When you are playing XCOM and when the chance comes to play the mission, you must choose to play the mission. If you decline it that's it you cannot go back and play the mission. So you must accept the mission.
Really not as bad as people sayBurroCaralho | March 29, 2013 | See all BurroCaralho's reviews »
XCOM is easily in my top 3 of 2012 and when this DLC was released it got pretty panned. I finally bought it in a sale here on GMG and i have to say i don't know what the fuss is about. I think it adds a great deal of variety early on in the game. You get three missions on three new, excellent, large maps and considering that they happen early in the game and have some advanced aliens, they are very challenging and very rewarding. The only thing i don't like about it is that you can't customize the soldier you get from it in any way, not really sure why not. Despite this, well worth the money i spent on it and this is exactly what i expected from a DLC, i don't know what other people expected from an XCOM DLC.
The Good, the Bad, and the BalanceGuardian412 | Jan. 28, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »
XCom: Enemy Unkown was my personal GOTY 2012, so I waited for the expansion so much and while it is expanding the already great game, unfortunately it's killing the balance as well, which is good and bad - it depends on how we look at it. It is good, because Slingshot DLC is giving greater challenge in the beginning, such as fighting with Rookies against some Mutons or even Chrysalids with standard, basic weapons. Its challening and giving the usual tense atmosphere. But it is bad, because it is killing the balance of the core game as you have a chance to get some researches much earlier as you should. Plus, you also get a powerful Lt. character into your group, who is not bad at all, but his presence is also killing the balance a bit. The DLC is giving new achivements, and new customizable options to your armors, which is good, especially if you love to play with these things. The three maps and some new cutscenes coming with Slingshot DLC are fun, the missions are great, even they're a bit short. But they're challenging, especially if you play on Ironman Classic or above.
While others say its overpriced, I won't say that, but I never used to complain about the price of a game, because I respect the work of others. People have worked on Slingshot DLC and we pay for their work. And what you may get for this price these days? Not even a movie ticket for a movie, which is shorter and less exciting than this DLC. If you'd like to get more content and more challenge for XCom, I would say, get it. Its a quality material. But if you measure the games by their price instead of their content or the experience, maybe you should wait for a deal or skip this DLC, especially if you'd like to keep the balance of the original game.