This pack includes:
XCOM Enemy Unknown
Elite Soldier Pack
Slingshot Content Pack
XCOM Enemy Unknown
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.
Elite Soldier Pack
The Elite Soldier Pack includes a number of new character customization options including a new recruit haircut inspired by the original X-COM: UFO Defense, visual upgrades including the new Hyperion and Reaper soldier armor kits, and a variety of colors and tints for all armor sets.
Slingshot Content Pack
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.
SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible
Other Requirements & Supports: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4
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X-COM: Enemy Unknown is a fun but very punishing game. The combat is turn based and is pretty random. For example the game will say your soldier has a "90% chance to hit" but it'll be more like 5%. The AI has an insane hit chance and will kill your soldiers often if you aren't careful. There is a lot of customization options for your soldiers which will make you more attached to them and it'll upset you when they eventually do get hit. The graphics aren't that impressive and neither is the story but don't let that stop you from enjoying this game. Overall this is a great strategy game and I would recommend it to anyone.
It updates the original formula to the modern age with gusto. Even without the nostalgia factor, however, this game stands up on its own. It's a small-scale turn based strategy game with a punishingly difficult campaign. It looks incredible, and runs reasonable well - a few frame-rate dips here and there, but nothing major. The ai is very good in this game, and you could even forget at times that there isn't a human opponent on the other side wrecking your entire squad. Overall this game is easy to recommend.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is my first foray into the world of XCOM, and it was a glorious one. Over the course of 100's of hours, this has easily become one of my all time favourite games despite the many bugs and glitches. Well worth the price and make sure to pick up enemy within as well, as it introduces a ton of new features as well as fix many of the bugs.
This is a great game for those who love turn-based strategy games. The gameplay mechanics for combat are extremely smooth with mouse and keyboard. Right click to get your soldiers to move or dash to a certain place. Then, if they have moves left, fire at aliens. Bang bang. Pretty straightforward, but the game can be crushingly difficult when your soldiers are surrounded by swarms of enemies (plus, the game seems to love making your soldiers miss their shots). This is where the real strategy comes in: using your soldiers' different abilities and equipment to get yourself out of sticky situations. Swarms of enemies hiding behind an object? Use the rocket launcher. Having an enemy rush at you? Use Overwatch and shoot them when they come out of cover. Need to secure the VIP but the enemy is on Overwatch? Smoke grenade. This kind of thinking and flexibility with the classes and abilities of each soldier makes gameplay very rewarding. Not to mention the sheer amount of customization in the game. From the very start you can adjust each detail in the game so that your gameplay experience is just as hard or easy as you like it. You can also customize you own soldiers, changing their appearance and voices, naming them after family and friends, which serves to make it all the more heart-breaking when they bite the dust permanently. The times when you're not in combat are also pretty interesting, as you have to strategically build a base, do research, allocate funding to build either weapons, ships, or satellites while also making sponsor countries happy. It's pretty fun, but it can also be very tedious if you've done it many times before. The game isn't without its downsides though. Maps can become very repetitive once you've played them enough, and combat controls are a bit buggy when trying to use grenades or rocket launchers. It also feels that sometimes all you can do is a certain mission or please one allied country. Thankfully, the DLC ENemy WIthin adds a lot of new content, including gameplay mechanics, maps, and other missions in order to make the game feels very fresh. All in all, I would recommend this game to any strategy fan out there, no matter their skill level, as everyone loves to shoot aliens in a well-made game. Good luck Commander.
-Positives: -It's fantastic overall, especially gameplay. If one is a fan of turn based strategy combat that keeps one alert at all times, this game is a perfect match. -Varied soldier classes, enemy types, and base building are well thought out and executed. - XCOM is a series known for its difficulty. There's no shame in reloading saves when trying to learn how the game functions as a whole (people can uncheck the Ironman mode, the mode that prevents save reloading, off for a reason). -Meh: -As for its story, it's not bad by any means, but it's certainly not the game's primary focus to impress cinimatic wise. It's there to provide an explination of the goal and how to get there, and that's about it. -Negatives (kind of): -The game isn't without its flaws. The game can sometime bug out, causing wierd errors, especially when the aliens go flying and go into ragdoll mode, sometimes making the bodies get stuck in walls (though it is pretty fun to watch). -Alot of complaints from the game stem from its difficulty, but the primary focus of the game is to be challenging (unless on Rookie difficulty, and even then bad stuff can happen to one's soldiers if not careful). Higher difficulty and overall challenge isn't every person's cup of tea, but to those who don't mind it, this really isn't a negative at all. -Alot of the best soldier customization options (and by that I mean all of them) are a part of the dlc expansions. And while the dlc expansions for the game are great (specifically Enemy Within) it would've been nice to have more soldier customization options in the base game. -Overall: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is wonderful turn-based strategy rpg with a good amount of challenge behind it. The expansions further expand on what the game does well, but the base is amazing by itself. The overall rating: Amazing And remember: Missed a shot with a 99% chance to hit? "That's XCOM, baby."
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