Few things fill me with dread like the first terror response mission in XCOM. Kidney stones, for sure. The DMV. But that terror mission—which costs you a nation on the spot if you flunk it—comes when your force is young and underpowered. I know I'm gonna lose someone. I'm probably gonna lose two someones.
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…
This November, Kotaku game-of-the-year-winner XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting its first substantial expansion, Enemy Within. It'll feature a bunch of new abilities, weapons, enemies, and other changes. It sounds really good.
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.
I've spent the past few days zapping aliens and maneuvering troops in the iPad version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and I'm happy to report that it's XCOM: Enemy Unknown on iPad, which is really all that you need to know.
Firaxis, developers of Enemy Unknown, the latest installment in the long-standing XCOM series of tactical RPG/strategy games, recently announced that the game's iOS port will be arriving in just three days' time, on Thursday.
Did you know that while developing last year's Game of the Year-winning Xcom: Enemy Unknown, the team at Firaxis played the original X-COM every week and made new hires complete the entire game? I did not know that.
The time to save has come.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown will get a Mac version on April 25th.
Today Firaxis—the makers of both XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Civilization V—announced that you can research something called the XCOM Project in your game of Civ V.
Firaxis' summer is going to be quite busy. They just announced today at their PAX East panel that they'll be bringing the fantastic strategy game from the PC/consoles over to the iOS platform.
Today at Firaxis' panel at PAX East, the developers showed off the first version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown before it was scrapped for what you played last year.
The folks at Firaxis are responsible for some of the best strategy games ever made, so when they promise a deep, competitive, free-to-play strategy game for iOS in this spring's Haunted Hollow, it's a good time to be an iDevice owner.
One of the best things about XCOM: Enemy Unknown is naming your squaddies after your friends. It's a lot of fun to tell people you know about their daring exploits in the battle against the aliens, and equally goofy to inform them of their heroic—or needless—deaths. (Of course, sometimes that second part can get weird…
I wouldn't be surprised if you're reading that headline and thinking, "Um, 'well-meaning death notification?'" But believe it or not, that's exactly what we're talking about here.
The staff of Kotaku nominated nine games for 2012 Game of the Year. One game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, blew the competition away.
April 16, 2015
Location: Sapporo, Japan
Operation: Extraterrestrial Terrorism Response
Codename: Lost Spark
Mission Parameters: Failure will result in the immediate loss of resources and support from Japan. This would deal a devastating blow to the XCOM project.
Project Goal: Save the Earth, and all who call it home.