Fun game were you fight aliens that try to take over earth. The story is that aliens starts attacking earth and a covert force (Xcom) is formed to combat the alien threat. You goal is to manage XCom, find and hunt down UFOs and steal their technology and use it to create new and better weapons. Then you need to find the enemy bases on earth and destroy them all. All while keeping every country in the world happy and make sure that your own bases are safe from the aliens.
The game is turned based and made up of two major areas, one strategic when you mange your bases and hunt search for UFOs and one tactical when you attack a downed ufo or base. Research is very important as you get better weapons to battle the aliens and the most fun of all the weapons is the blaster launcher. When you get it there will be more Phone home from those extraterrestrial bastards.
This is the second X-Com game and it s not really that different from the first one. A new form of alien is now attacking from below the oceans and the battle takes place under water with some combat on ships. The game is more difficult than the first one also so you really need to work to get anywhere.
Great game that really capture the feel of the old 1994 game so i recommended this to anyone that liked the old ones. There is also a expansion called XCOM: Enemy Within. It adds some new elements such as the MEC trooper and a new human enemy faction to the game. The optimal mix for me was two MECís, two genetic soldiers and two human soldiers on each mission. Play it. Play it Now.
The first XCOM is better as all the timers annoy me in this one. There seems to be clocks counting down or up everywhere. I enjoy building my base and sneaking around shooting the aliens in the face. It's hard when there is always a timer that makes it a rush. The War of the Chosen expansion has a mod called Avatar Be Gone that removes the worst timer and it is also possible to lengthen some of the timers in the expansion. Without the mod I would not have played this game at all.
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