XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to Google Play and the Amazon Appstore "soon," according to the game's official Twitter account. This is great news for all the mobile gamers out there who've long felt the sting of not owning an iPhone or iPad. Not only is Enemy Unknown one of Kotaku's all-time favorite ways to kill space… » 4/23/14 1:00pm Yesterday 1:00pm

XCOM Has Changed. See For Yourself.

Strategy games have a tendency to straddle an area between slow, decisive moves and the chaos of action happening seemingly out of your hands and all around you. Some strategy games are slower-paced than others. As tense as things can get in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, it’s more or less leaned towards the ease of turn-based… » 10/09/13 8:00am 10/09/13 8:00am

Sounds Like Aliens Will Invade Your Base in XCOM: Enemy Within

The 30 new achievements for XCOM: Enemy Within—the expansion for last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown—slipped out to Steam a couple of weeks ago, but only now have I noticed what they describe. From the list, we can assume that a Base Defense mission is returning to the series. » 9/28/13 5:00pm 9/28/13 5:00pm

See XCOM's New Super Soldiers in Action

It figures that right after I write my hands-on preview of XCOM: Enemy Within, Firaxis would then release the video of its PAX closed-doors demonstration. (Video during my playthrough was forbidden.) Well, it's worth the double-dip, because you can see some things I forgot to mention. » 9/04/13 11:00am 9/04/13 11:00am

XCOM's 'Flying Spider Shark' Wasn't Left on the Cutting Room Floor

At the beginning of the latest video for XCOM: Enemy Within you can see some hideous tentacled thing that turns invisible and sneaks up on a lone soldier to strangle him, facehugger-style. That's a Seeker, and its original concept looked even more dreadful. » 8/31/13 10:00pm 8/31/13 10:00pm

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Gets Its First Major Expansion This Fall

Just when you thought you were out… they pull you back in! Into another war against an invading alien menace, that is. This November, Firaxis' fantastic (and Kotaku Game of the Year-winning) strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting its first major expansion, titled XCOM: Enemy Within. » 8/21/13 4:00am 8/21/13 4:00am

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified: The Kotaku Review

In an early mission of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, a deer clattered across the pavement of a wrecked college town's main drag as I took my orders. It paused and looked at me, and I at it. Even before this invasion, that deer's world was under constant threat from death-dealing technology beyond its comprehension.… » 8/20/13 9:20am 8/20/13 9:20am