"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.
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The base game, xcom was a gem by itself. Xcom enemy within adds the extra glitter and gold to the game. I really enjoyed the new unit types. The "mecha" units are the coolest additions to xcom because they add a whole new layer of gameplay. You can make the mech units a stationary cover or just a walking tank of destruction. If not, they can be extremely mobile medics and more. The other mention worthy addition is the introduction of base assault. Every so often, your base gets attacked by the aliens and you have to deal with waves of aliens while waiting for reinforcements. This mission makes sense because it was weird how the aliens wouldn't attack your base in the base game. Now, they do and it's cool for the first few times. It becomes very tiring laster on as you see the same cutscenes...same everything as it repeats itself. Still, enemy within is worth it because it'll add another hundred hours to your gametime.
The new abilities and units you can research and build are expensive but devastating if taken care of. These new units will make the older teams obsolete but you will have to be extra careful in keeping these soldiers alive as the new resources can be hard to come by. Once you get a few fully upgraded it is well worth the risk of investing so much into so few soldiers as they become extremely powerful. The new missions and new enemy human faction are a welcome edition with several fun easter eggs built into their gameplay if you look for them. Highly recommended for anyone that enjoyed the base Enemy Unknown, a good expansion that adds a lot more to the game.
to be honest you dont have to own this dlc in order to enjoy xcom eu, i played many-many hours on the base game (not mentioning the mods that are available to it), but if you get this dlc you get a whole different experience from the game. * new game options * new weapons * new classes * new research it basically makes the game more interesting and with more options. if you liked the base game, you should give this a try, it a really dissent DLC (not like other games that release "skins" as dlc this one release dissent content)
it take the game even further. it adds alot of new options, weapons, enemy's,new classes, game mods, you name it! personally im not a fan of dlc in general but this dlc is like adding a whole new game into the base game (which is great as is) i have no regrets on getting this dlc at all.
Enemy within takes a great game and expands upon it with more great content. The ability to augment soldiers into mechanized heavy units and/or modify them genetically to be semi-super powered light units adds some very refreshing and compelling possibilities for enhanced game-play. The extra levels offered in the DLC pack were enjoyable, and the side quest of tracking down the traitorous human splinter group breathed some new intrigue into the plot. My only (and I do mean 'only') gripe about the DLC pack is the lack of a second, or alternate, ending. I had played through Enemy Unknown extensively, so upon completing Enemy Within, I was terribly disappointed to feel as though I had wasted my time once I had completed the new levels described above. However, if you have not played or have yet to finish Enemy Unknown, then scrap your save, buy Enemy Within, and restart your game. It's full of fantastic new content that adds a ton of value to the game.
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