Stuck in a solar system your goal is to find a way to escape by exploring the 7 planets in it. Dig around, collect resources, build things, snap them together and then crash your car into the core of the planet.
Crashed on a alien planet you need to build a spaceship to escape. Chop some wood, build a furnace and hours later you have a giant factory covering the planet. Belts and trains go everywhere and you need to defend it against the alien bugs when the get angry about your environmental disaster.
Play as a editor in chief of a newspaper and choose what to publish. Every week I supported the democratically elected Loyalist Party, vilified the rebels and praised the great leader. Still, in the end everyone loved me. The idea of this game is much better then it's execution.
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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