XCOM: Enemy Unknown
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"...the campaign is full of tense moments that are sure to keep you coming back for more." - IGN.com
"A wonderful and worthy strategy game with a layer of campy charm that makes the stone-faced seriousness of the game's characters all the more endearing. It's also remarkably accessible, thanks to a great interface that feels comfortable whether you're using a keyboard and mouse or have a controller in your hand." - Gamespot.com
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Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth’s governments unite to form an elite paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team in a battle against a terrifying alien invasion by creating a fully operational base, researching alien technologies, planning combat missions, and controlling soldier movement in battle.
Worldwide Threat: Combat spans the globe as the XCOM team engages in over 70 unique missions, interacting and negotiating with governments around the world.
Strategic Base: Recruit, customize and grow unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and intercept the alien threat as you build and expand your XCOM headquarters.
Strategy Evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with incredible action sequences and on-the-ground combat.
Tactical Combat: Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Skyranger.
Best turn-base game on 2012 in my list.Mk1900 | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all Mk1900's reviews »
I love to play turn-base game and this game is my first Xcom game. I spend over 120 hour and still have some challenge to do. If you love to manage your troop and base , if your love to use your tactic to eliminate your foe , this game is worthy buy. I recommend you play this game on classic or impossible include ironman mode because normal is very easy if you play other turn-base game before. A second wave option is make this game more challenge,you should open it all when you have some experience in this game.
We need more games like thisChibidono | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all Chibidono's reviews »
For some reason studios are very restrictive with going outside the norm of the genres. This is not the way with XCOM: EU. I think they succeeded well with the balance between "overworld strategy" and actual combat strategy. The only thing you could want added is a undo button as some of the mechanics are not always as straightforward as you'd like. Overall it's a game that can easily eat up chunks of your time and make you forget yourself while in the immersive position of commander of the XCOM base. Do try it out.
Good Combact, poor Strategylucasart | Nov. 21, 2013 | See all lucasart's reviews »
Despite a technical realization certainly not perfect, the X-com Firaxis is a tactical and a fairly successful remake of the classic series. The part of the fighting is solid and fun, full of options and possibilities of approach. The challenge, especially towards the middle of the game is acceptable, shame about the mode iorn man is extremely tricky, especially for a rookie. Something else how strategic rather poor and schematic, not at all acceptable in a way that should also focus on this mechanism.
XCOM Enemy Unknown: Infinite replayability, Meaningful choicesChrisRARC | Nov. 11, 2013 | See all ChrisRARC's reviews »
XCOM EU puts you in the shoes of a base and battlefield commander, taking on missions around the globe with a team of 6 operatives to combat the unknown alien threat. It is equal parts turn-based strategy and base operations planning, the former being a glorious slugfest against ever increasingly potent enemies and the latter an easy to understand base set-up game that encourages planning ahead to maximize building adjacency bonuses and tech tree unlocks.
The game is infinitely replayable thanks to alternative upgrades, dozens of maps, mutators to the campaign, and variable difficulty modes that are mitigated somewhat by the ability to quick load a save every time an operative bites it.
Your choices on soldier abilities have impact because choosing one route usually locks out the other. You have limited funding and have to juggle weapons and armor production and research and base expansion.
With the upcoming Enemy Within expansion set to release, now is a great time for anyone who fancies turn-based action RPGs to hop in and see what the fuss is all about.
A Restrictive Remake of a ClassicRenemesis | Nov. 5, 2013 | See all Renemesis's reviews »
A great game! But not as good as the original. It feels like it offers less, in a more graphically updated package. The game is good tho! And it can be properly damn challenging if you don't go for the easiest setting! The sad thing is all the DLC's for it.. they offer nothing. And the game already feels lacking on content like weapon selection, armor types, and types of enemies. Sure, there are some of everything, but it becomes a rinse-and-repeat fest pretty quickly, and it's just the same old over and over again to get more resources so you can get more of the same stuff. It's also bugged, and none of the updates fix it. Aliens can spawn in the middle of your group for no bloody reason, which if you play on ironman (only one constant save allowed), that pretty much means that all your work was for nothing, and you just lost all your best units. Great fun. Not.