XCOM: Enemy Unknown trailer shows combat and base building

Well, this is nice. The first moving images of XCOM: Enemy Unknown have appeared over on RPS . It gives us a good five minutes of combat and a quick run around the new-look "ant farm" base structure. You'll be able to determine the layout of each room, unlocking new avenues of research. Placing certain facilities next to others will lend them adjacency bonuses, so you'll have to plan your warren carefully.

Combat is looking very slick.. The "glam cam" gives the soldiers gives each soldier their own procedurally choreographed moments of heroism and the alien beasts can charge right through walls to crush your troops. Destructible cover: confirmed. If you want more on Firaxis' re-imagining of the classic series, here's everything you need to know about XCOM: Enemy Unknown .

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.