XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Genre(s): Strategy, Sim
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UK Publisher: 2K Games
US Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Firaxis
Age Rating: ESRB Mature | PEGI 18

Firaxis' stellar reboot of X-COM/UFO brought the strategy classic into the present day, sacrificing nothing (well, almost nothing) of what the original so memorable in the process. A blend of tense turn-based battling and equally tense base management, XCOM is the rare game to make you care about each and every one of your soldiers - especially if you've given them a silly haircut and a sillier name.

Defeat is only ever one bad turn away, for your troops and for the Earth, with your every decision affecting your efforts to save the planet from an alien invasion. So no pressure.

Verdict
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87

Brutal, beautiful, emotion-wringing turn-based storytelling muffled by flat base design.

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System Requirements

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