XCOM: Enemy Within
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
Requires XCOM: Enemy Unknown (base game) to use this DLC.
"Complex strategy and clever enemy AI provide a highly rewarding experience." - Gameinformer.com
"Enemy Within is an amazing expansion to a brilliant tactical game." - IGN.com
XCOM®: Enemy Within is the expansion to the 2012 Game of the Year award-winning strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Enemy Within adds an incredible array of new abilities, upgrades and weapons to combat new enemy and alien threats. This expansion also introduces new maps and missions, new tactical and strategic gameplay, and new multiplayer content providing a fresh new gameplay experience.
New Soldier Abilities:
Construct the Genetics Lab to physically enhance your operatives’ abilities including augmentations to the chest, brain, eyes, skin, and legs or build the Cybernetics Lab to enable the construction of the new Mechanized Exoskeletal Cybersuit, or MEC. The new MEC Trooper class has specialized abilities and each suit can be upgraded with new weapons including the flamethrower and grenade launcher.
New Weapons and Equipment:
Give your operatives an extra tactical edge with new projects from your engineering team and the Foundry.
New Enemy Threats:
Adopt new tactics to counter the threats from two new alien types.
New Strategic Resource:
A valuable new alien resource, known as Meld, has been discovered. Secure it on the battlefield and use it carefully back at base to unlock new research and upgrades.
New Tactical Challenges and Maps:
Cloak-and-dagger and intellience operations provide new tactical challenges on over 40 new battlefields.
New Multiplayer maps, units, and abilities:
Create your custom squad from a wider array of options and dominate your opponent in intense, one-on-one, turn-based matches.
A Good Expansionkaramargan | Oct. 23, 2014 | See all karamargan's reviews »
Enemy within is a great expansion to what is already a good. Enemy unknown is a great game in terms of tactics and strategy and with this expansion the game-play materials have increased, so there is more stuff to play. So overall this is a great game
Very good expansion(dlc) to XcomAsmo2 | April 17, 2014 | See all Asmo2's reviews »
Expansion brings a new resource "Meld". Player can spend it to upgrade soldier by new cybernetic and transhuman technologies. We also have new human enemy organisation called "Exalt" and missed in based game Base Defense missions! This new featured make Xcom almost perfect.
Xcom + Expansion + Long War mod = 10/10 :D (perfect game!)
Enemy Within - the DLC you can't do withoutRixRaw | Jan. 2, 2014 | See all RixRaw's reviews »
Enemy Within is a very significant add-on to X-COM: Enemy Unknown as it features a whole bunch of outstanding new content: a new resource type, council missions, upgrade options, new mission types, enemy units and a whole new different faction to face. The DLC also comes with Operation Progeny, a seperate content pack, that much like the Slingshot Content Pack can be turned on or off on the new game options menu and features a handful of unique, new council missions. With all the additional new mission types, it's easy to forget that you're playing the same campaign, which results in an even increased replay value. While all the new factors to pay attention to may overwhelm players at first, the new content is definitely interesting and worthwhile if not a bit on the easy side compared to the base game.
Excellent expansionthezayel | Dec. 23, 2013 | See all thezayel's reviews »
While Enemy Within never really changes the core mechanics of the game, it brings enough new things to the table to stay fresh and reinvigorate anyone who might have grown tired of the usual tactics over the base game. The appearence of Meld and EXALT bring just the right amount of variety into game, although their effect all but disappear once you get to late-game stage. Although $30 is a little steep for it, I'd recommend this expansion to anyone who wishes to spice up a possible replay.
OverpricedDemilisz | Dec. 9, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »
While enemy Within adds new things like enemies, weapons and options this really doesn't justify the price. For 30$ you should expect a complete new campaign that is independent from base game like in Fall of the Samurai. Well, with Enemy Within this is only wishful thinking as everything this expansion adds is build into base campaign. New enemies (Exalt and Aliens), new mineral, genetic manipulations and mechasoldiers - they are all here, but as part of old campaign. If you are a big fan of main game and want a reason to play again - buy it. But if you drop out XCom after finishing game ones and doesn't want to come back - forget about EW or wait for sale. There is many better ways to spend 30$ for you.