XCOM: Enemy Unknown Summary
Julian Gollop's XCOM successor Phoenix Point shows its Geoscape map, 4X-style exploration and ballistics
The crowdfunded spiritual successor to XCOM from series original creator Julian Gollop has shown the map and the tense, 4X style exploration of the world, and realistic ballistics.
Whether its to entice users to send them $12 a month for a box of games they may or may not want, Humble Bundle are offering the original X-Com to anyone and everyone completely free of charge.
It seems that people who purchased XCOM 2 already had played XCOM or Civilization V, according to Steam Spy on Twitter. The independent, Patreon-funded Steam watchdog posted graphs of common ownership to prove his point.
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.
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.