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.
A must have dlc.boesgaard | Oct. 10, 2013 | See all boesgaard's reviews »
As the title states. Slingshot adds high risk, high reward senarios early on. First thing first. This is a DLC not an expansion. If you're expecting loads of new content, you'll be disapointed. When you view it as a DLC which will add a little more content and backstory to an otherwise great game, then this becomes a must have.
Decent enoughbills6693 | Oct. 4, 2013 | See all bills6693's reviews »
It adds 3 interesting missions which are harder than anything else you'd face at that point in the campaign, but also offer rewards above what you'd be expecting to get then too. So a good risk-reward.
However its nothing revolutionary. The 'story' of it isn't great. The missions are fun enough and a bit different, so that's good, but they replace council missions until you complete the last one of the three, which you may want to hold off on for a while, which means you do lose out on that opportunity.
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.