XCOM: Enemy Unknown interactive trailer lets you take charge of the battlefield, sort of

There are tough choices to be made as an XCOM soldier. The alarms are screaming. An alien vessel has crashed in Germany. Do you have time to finish that jammie dodger before the Skyranger lifts off? What about that hot cup of tea. Should you dunk, or not dunk? These are the crippling moments of choice that the new interactive trailer for XCOM fails to address.

You do get to see some of the options available on battlefield though. Should you execute the aliens, or zap them to paralysis so you can abduct them and see how they like it for a change? The choice is yours, Commander.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.