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7:00 AM on 10.09.2013

Defending earth against new threats in XCOM: Enemy Within

If you haven’t played the eXcellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you should. However, now there is a caveat to that. You should play it, but you should probably wait until November 12 to do so because that’s when the Enem...

Steven Hansen

9:30 AM on 08.26.2013

XCOM: Enemy Within is MEC-ing me crazy

Being at gamescom has its perks, especially when it comes to having the first opportunity to play a newly announced game. Or in this case, a new expansion so big that it's essentially a new game. 2K officially announced expan...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 07.17.2013

The Bureau: XCOM walks a tightrope of strategy and action

Once considered the flagship reboot of the XCOM franchise with a side meal strategy game to go with it in Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified has found itself playing second fiddle in the eyes of many ...

Abel Girmay

7:00 AM on 05.13.2013

XCOM Declassified is still a strategy game at heart

Following the huge success of last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, the latest entry to the now revitalized franchise. Developer 2K Marin is bringing us an origin story set at the start of the a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:15 PM on 06.11.2012

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a strategy game I want to play

Being the resident baby here at Destructoid, I've never played any of the original XCOM games back in the mid-to-late '90s. Of course, I respect the series' legacy and understand its place in gaming history, but I've still ne...

Brett Zeidler

9:00 AM on 05.22.2012

Hands-on preview: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

When XCOM: Enemy Unknown was revealed earlier this year, series fans seemed to get behind this re-imagining. Most of them, anyway. Change is scary -- I get it. Sure, there are some changes involved when updating a 20-year old title, and even more on top of that when you consider that the title is also coming to consoles. But as I saw in our first hands-on preview with the game, change can be good.

Dale North

7:00 AM on 03.06.2012

Preview: Saving men and mankind in XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Most strategy games give players command of massive armies, relegating individual soldiers to the status of faceless grunt. Even when players are micromanaging small units, the components of those groups are usually identical...

Samit Sarkar

7:00 PM on 06.12.2011

E3: XCOM is looking good, feels a little like Pokemon

When I saw XCOM at last E3, I thought it felt way too BioShock-ish and wasn't all that interested. Developer 2K Marin shared the sentiment on how the game was feeling like BioShock so they went into hiding after the initial ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz