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XCOM: Enemy Unknown  



Reviewed: 9/10: Superb
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10:00 AM on 01.08.2013

Download XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Second Wave DLC now

Go load up XCOM: Enemy Unknown today and grab your free title update. Titled "Second Wave," this new DLC adds a heap of modifiers to the campaign, including anything from weapon buffs, to guaranteed crits. It's the second pie...

Chris Carter




8:00 PM on 12.14.2012

The winner of Destructoid's best strategy game of 2012

And now, the last of our editorial picks for the best games of 2012, we bring you the winner of the best strategy game. While settling on which games we would select as our nominees for the category was not at all easy, picki...

Conrad Zimmerman




2:30 PM on 12.04.2012

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Slingshot DLC video and screens

Here are some new screenshots and video showing off the Slingshot Content Pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It's available now on PSN, Windows PC and Xbox Live for $6.99 or 560 Microsoft Points.  With this DLC expect three new maps tied to the Council missions, a new playable squad character, and new character customizations. If you watch the trailer, you might recognize a voice in it. 

Dale North




6:30 PM on 11.30.2012

XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Slingshot Pack priced and dated

Having already taken a brief look at the Slingshot downloadable content for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, it's now the obligatory time when we find out the release specifics for the add-on. It'll be available for $6.99 / 560 Microsoft...

Jordan Devore




9:00 AM on 11.01.2012

More XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC is planned for 2013

It seems as if more XCOM is on the way: an announcement that couldn't have been better timed with the recent news that it sold fairly well. After the two announced DLC drops, the Elite Solider and the Slingshot Content Pack, ...

Chris Carter




4:00 PM on 10.23.2012

First look at XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Slingshot Pack

A pair of add-ons are on the way for XCOM: Enemy Unknown and the first, the Slingshot Content Pack, has been detailed by 2K Games and Firaxis. It's centered around three new maps which are tied to the game's Council missions,...

Jordan Devore




2:30 PM on 10.10.2012

BioShock creator Ken Levine is playable in XCOM

In dark times, pray upon your gaming gods and you shall receive redemption. Or, at least, Ken Levine.Irrational Games founder and BioShock creator Levine makes a cameo in Firaxis Games' XCOM reboot as a hidden hero character....

Allistair Pinsof




12:00 PM on 10.09.2012

XCOM or Dishonored? YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE!

If there's one thing my Twitter feed has been telling me this week, it's that gamers are desperately choosing between XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Dishonored, two good looking games that, in their own ways, stand out among the gen...

Jim Sterling




7:00 AM on 10.08.2012

Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

I dream of XCOM. I have fever dreams where I debate using my assault soldier’s Run and Gun ability to flank an alien or play it safe and stay behind cover. I wish I was kidding or being hyperbolic, but I’m not....

Allistair Pinsof




6:15 PM on 10.01.2012

Let's Play XCOM Multiplayer with a couple Firaxis Devs!

In a little over a week, Firaxis's XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be hitting stores, and last week, we had a couple of the devs come by the office to play some multiplayer. I teamed up with Jake Solomon, and our producer Zac Minor teamed up with Garth DeAngelis, and we had some fun making our little guys run around and shoot each other with lasers.

Max Scoville




8:00 PM on 09.28.2012

Play a round of XCOM: Enemy Unknown through YouTube

2K Games has released this interactive trailer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown that details how the game plays, all while you pick and choose what happens. It's an interactive video, and apparently YouTube now has the tech so that a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




12:00 PM on 09.07.2012

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now up for digital pre-sale

2K Games and Firaxis are about to unleash their re-imagining of a classic PC title with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, set to release on October 9. You can pre-purchase the game now from your favorite digital retailer and claim a free ...

Dale North




7:30 PM on 08.24.2012

XCOM: Try not to get everyone killed

In the original X-COM titles, the loss of a squad member would always cut me up. Those wee, heavily armed men and women were under my care, and I'd be damned if I was going to let some alien scum end their lives. I'm glad to...

Fraser Brown




4:00 PM on 08.10.2012

Interview: XCOM: Enemy Unknown, as hardcore as you like

There is a reason why strategy and adventure games faded away in the late '90s. It's the same reason why publishers are bringing franchises back and hamfisting them into more popular genres. It's about money. We used to call ...

Allistair Pinsof




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




3:50 PM on 06.04.2012

E3: XCOM: Enemy Unknown trailer arrives

Man, what's going on with all of the publishers deciding that today is the day to drop all their new trailers and screenshots? Here I was, planning to relax, maybe read a book and have a nice cup of tea. Instead, I bring you...

Conrad Zimmerman




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




9:00 AM on 05.22.2012

XCOM: Enemy Unknown launch bonus and PC special edition

To go along with our first hands-on preview of XCOM: Enemy Unknown we have details on a launch preorder bonus and a special PC edition of the game.  When the game launches later this fall, a launch bonus will be availabl...

Dale North




4:30 PM on 05.02.2012

A look at the art of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Ever since 2K Marin's announcement of an X-COM remake last year, fans of the MS-DOS strategy original were horrified that it had taken the form of a first-person shooter format, albeit with significant strategy elements...

Raz Rauf




1:30 PM on 03.06.2012

Bringing XCOM: Enemy Unknown to a modern console audience

X-COM: UFO Defense is almost 20 years old, and gaming has changed immeasurably since its release on the PC in 1994. With XCOM: Enemy Unknown, its re-imagining of that strategy title, Firaxis Games has the unenviable task of b...

Samit Sarkar




10:30 AM on 03.06.2012

Dive into the first XCOM: Enemy Unknown developer diary

2K Games has released the first in a series of "Deep Dive" developer diaries for Firaxis Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the remake of the 1994 strategy game X-COM: UFO Defense. In the video, which runs for nearly six minutes, a...

Samit Sarkar




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




1:30 PM on 01.12.2012

New XCOM: Enemy Unknown images emerge

Game Informer has shared three more images -- screenshots and concept art -- of Firaxis' upcoming XCOM: Enemy Unkown with the world. From the looks of it, the UI is pretty clean to fit the multiplatform approach and the new g...

Maurice Tan




1:45 PM on 01.09.2012

XCOM: Enemy Unknown screenshots and details

Firaxis Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a pleasant surprise for the people who wanted the series to come back, but not in the form of a first-person shooter. Game Informer has the first screenshots for the new game, described ...

Jordan Devore




12:00 PM on 01.05.2012

Turn-based XCOM title revealed, Firaxis developing

The cover story for Game Informer's February issue has finally revealed a turn-based strategy title called XCOM: Enemy Unknown (not X-COM). Firaxis Games, of Civilization and Sid Meier fame, will be developing this re-imagini...

Maurice Tan








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