XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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Top 50 Title:


"...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

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.

Key Features:

  • 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.

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Customer reviews


Awesome game !

cubecka | Dec. 5, 2014 | See all cubecka's reviews »

It is an incredible game. And most importantly, when to play it from your friends with which it is even more fun. Always have been among my favorite strategy games. If you have not definitely recommended, as I said, especially for people who like strategy. The game has many awards and I can only confirm the well-deserved! I also have an older version of the game but this is the best ever. Great strides made in predu developers have added a 3D game engine ktory moved a few levels higher. Thanks again man green society that we can have this game! Thank you!

My rate 9/10


Awesome and fun game.

LautaroCompleX | Dec. 4, 2014 | See all LautaroCompleX's reviews »

XCOM is really that, an awesome and fun game. It has RTS, Shooter and even RPG elements. If you like strategic action, if you enjoy turn-based games, if you feel your blood pumping when killing bad guys, you'll love this game. And you'll love it probably even if you don't love all that stuff above. I highly recommend giving this game a try, because it's just a solid, fun game you'll enjoy even if you're not totally into turn-based games (let's face it. Nearly EVERY gamer enjoys a bit of shooters). Personally, the thing I enjoy the most about XCOM is its metagame, getting resources and managing them so as to make your troops better and tougher. It's much like Pokemon if you think about it. Well, let's not review games that aren't XCOM. Right, so as I've said before, just give it a try. It's really fun and you'll most likely end up loving it. Oh and by the way: It has multiplayer. It's not the most popular thing ever, but it exists. And it's super fun to play with friends. I guarantee that.


Epic Turn-based strategy game!

karlsanada13 | Nov. 19, 2014 | See all karlsanada13's reviews »

I've played this game for a lot of time now. It's epic, it's gorgeous and outstanding.

What is Xcom: Enemy Unknown?

Xcom: Enemy Unknown is based on a fictional Earth wherein they were attacked by Aliens and most countries decided that they have to fight back, and they build Xcom. The main priority of Xcom is to limit the invasion and drive the aliens back.

The graphics of this game looks good and decent enough. The environment is atmospheric, especially when it's raining. The gameplay is really solid. the cover mechanic is automatic though I really am pissed off about the pathfinding of the aliens and even your team. Sometimes they just go off right in front of each other and get killed because they're too stupid to go to another way. You can also research a lot of things. From Alien corpses,captured aliens, their weapons and such. The battle maps can be a little bit repetitive though in which I don't care as much since there are different enemies coming at you and you cannot dictate what's going to happen.

Storyline, well, is average, I do enjoyed it even though you can say it's almost non-existent in my opinion. It's like get this and get that and bam, we found their base. Sound of the game is awesome, there's a creepy atmosphere here when you're in battle and haven't found an alien yet. It's like you're going to be proned to ambush.

The replay value is well, above average. I mean yeah, you know the ending, but you haven't tried to build all the facilites or heck you haven't even tried combinations like using the robots or go rambo with the heavies.

Overall, the game is fun to play, I really recommend it.


Pure Strategic FUN

akassassinn1 | Nov. 18, 2014 | See all akassassinn1's reviews »

Strategy games have evolved slowly over time , and every strategy game developer says he's gonna change it all , but the only studio that I believed lived up to their promise is Firaxis with their XCOM:Enemy Unknown , time spent interacting with the story in this game will not be regretted , no 2 players will experience the same the same stuff , which gives you infinite possibilities and unmatchable re-playability value! sure the story is a bit on the downside but a meaningful decision making system set in place to make you feel the control over what's happening , charging you with consequences of YOUR own decisions, if you're a strategy addict like me, then this is one experience you'll never forget.


Higher strategy game ever done

CriSilCart | Nov. 16, 2014 | See all CriSilCart's reviews »

The game is very entertaining and sticky, it has a unique theme, and the gameplay behaves as the perfect solution to this because it provides you the control of the team as the greatest leader. The control that you have makes you feel as the responsible of every act, when you manage it, that's why is so surround. On the other hand when you try to order to open fire, it feels frustrating when they miss, that mistake carries a lot of consequences, I think this make the game very strategic in a higher level than the earlier games. About the difficulties levels, it seems very equitative, but you are going to feel the change when you switch from one to the other, at higher difficulties the game turns imposible to play.