XCOM: Enemy Unknown Summary

9.0
excellent

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

The turn-based retro classic is faithfully reborn, without sacrificing its alien heritage.

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Long War Studios teams with Firaxis and 2K for XCOM 2 launch mods

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown and its expansion Enemy Within were great reboots to the series for Firaxis and 2K Games. However, for those who can't get enough there are mods and among the modding community for XCOM, Long War is arguably the best. Even Firaxis and 2K seem to know this. They've reached out to Long War Studios to have mods for XCOM 2 ready at launch.

The newest Humble Bundle is a trove of Firaxis goodies

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Firaxis has been on a roll for a pretty long time with a generally well-received backlog of strategy offerings. Whether you're looking at Civilization or Firaxis's reboot of XCOM, there's a lot to take in from their games and even more on the way with XCOM 2. If you're worried your Firaxis collection isn't complete or if you want to get up to date for the upcoming sci-fi strategy sequel, then the latest Humble Bundle is your cost-effective shot at filling those voids.

XCOM 2 up for pre-order, Firaxis kicks off free weekend for XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Steam

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is one of the best games of the last few years, a razor-sharp update of a classic series, packed full of engaging, tense strategic combat and full of opportunities to make really bad decisions that will get all your soldiers killed.

If you've yet to try it out for some mad reason, you can do so over the next few days - developer Firaxis is holding a free Steam weekend for the game, from now until September 13.

Firaxis is considering a remake of XCOM classic Terror from the Deep

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Released in 1995, MicroProse's XCOM: Terror from the Deep is one of the most beloved entries in the long-running strategy series, a deep-sea spin on the alien invasion template that added new challenges, new alien enemies and a cool, vaguely Lovecraftian aesthetic.

It's an entry that fans would like to see developer Firaxis revisit, given their successful reboot of the franchise with XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within.

Meet the new and improved Muton from XCOM 2

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You guys remember Mutons from XCOM: Enemy Unknown, right? You'd be merrily blasting sectoids apart with rocket launchers or punching stealth squids in the head, and suddenly these great big b******s would lumber round the corner, plasma rifle blaring.

Makes me angry just thinking about it. And it sounds like they'll be even more of a danger in XCOM 2 – the aliens have been experimenting with human DNA, resulting in a smarter, deadlier Muton. Gulp.

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