xcom enemy unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is the turn-based action-strategy sport developed by Firaxis Games, the identical firm behind the massively profitable Civilization video games. The sport re-imagines the basic UFO: Enemy Unknown/X-COM: UFO Defense and brings its tense, tactical sport play to a brand new technology. XCOM: Enemy Unknown took dwelling 20 awards at E3 2012 together with the Game Critics Award for Best Strategy Game and Best PC Game in addition to GameSpy and IGN’s Best Strategy Game Award.[1]

XCOM: Enemy Unknown was launched on October ninth, 2012 in North America and on October 12th internationally. Pre-orders of the sport obtained free codes for the Elite Soldier Pack DLC. A Special Edition of the sport was accessible solely to the PC and contained an artwork e book, fold-out poster of the XCOM headquarters, XCOM insignia patch, soundtrack, particular artwork, and extra.[2]

XCOM: Enemy Unknown has obtained excessive reward from quite a few critics and reviewers. On Dec eighth 2012, the sport gained Best PC Game at Spike’s Video Game Awards.[3] It was named 2012 Game of the Year by gaming web sites GameTrailers.com, Kotaku, GameSpy and Giant Bomb.[4] The sport was named 2012 Best Strategy sport by Game Informer journal.[5] The sport obtained the Best Strategy Game award on the 2013 BAFTA Games Awards.[6]

An “Elite Edition” containing all previously-released DLC was introduced as a Feral Interactive unique for Mac OS X on 26th February 2013[7] and was launched 25th April 2013.[8] In June 2014, Feral Ineractive launched each XCOM: Enemy Unknown and its growth pack XCOM: Enemy Within for Linux.

An iOS model of XCOM: Enemy Unknown was introduced the 24th of March 2013 throughout a presentation by 2K Games at PAX East 2013.[9] The sport port was overseen by Firaxis however dealt with by 2K China and will likely be playable on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Jake Solomon revealed to IGN that the iOS model wouldn’t have paid energy ups.[10] The iOS model was launched on the 19th of June 2013 at a worth of $19.99.

An Android model of XCOM: Enemy Unknown was launched on the 23rd of April 2014. It is presently unavailable by way of the Google Play retailer. It is obtainable by way of Amazon Appstore however with artificially restricted machine compatibility just for Amazon Kindle Tablet HD gadgets. More not too long ago, an enhanced model has returned to all markets, with gameplay enhancements together with the whole thing of Enemy Within included, costing $9.99 at launch.

A model of the sport titled XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus was launched for the Playstation Vita on the 22nd of March 2016, with content material much like that of the later cell ports.[11]


Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth’s governments unite to kind an elite paramilitary group, referred to as XCOM, to fight this extraterrestrial assault. As the commander of XCOM, you management the worldwide protection staff in a battle towards a terrifying alien invasion by creating a totally operational base, researching alien applied sciences, planning fight missions, and controlling soldier motion in battle.[12]


XCOM: Enemy Unknown blends strategic base administration with turn-based fight in distinctive and addictive sport play.

Strategy Evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown  tactical turn-based gameplay with unbelievable over-the-shoulder motion sequences and on-the-ground fight.

Strategic Base: Recruit, customise and prepare distinctive soldiers, analysis new and unique applied sciences, and handle your personnel as you construct and develop your XCOM headquarters.

Tactical Combat: Direct soldier squads in tense turn-based floor battles. Explore maps shrouded by the “fog of war” to find and have interaction enemy forces.

Worldwide Threat: Combat spans the globe as you utilize the Skyranger to deploy squads to interact the enemy on over 70 distinctive maps, detect and intercept the alien UFOs within the skies, and work together and negotiate with governments around the globe.


XCOM’s troopers are humanity’s first and final line of protection towards the alien invaders and function the first and most respected fight models in XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Soldiers are initially fielded in squads of 4 however this quantity may be expanded as much as a most of six as the sport progresses. Soldiers’ deaths are everlasting, however those that survive lengthy sufficient to graduate from the Rookie rank will acquire one of many following specialised lessons:

  • Assault Class
  • Heavy Class
  • Support Class
  • Sniper Class
  • Psionic Class (may be achieved later within the sport by analysis)

These veterans can convey a staggering number of lethal talents to the battlefield as they rank up. Soldiers may be additional custom-made by way of the choice to alter their bodily appearances and names and outfitting them with the most recent weapons and gear developed by your analysis staff.


By researching new tech, gamers will acquire entry to upgrades comparable to body armor and weapons, in addition to having access to new facilities. By interrogating captured reside aliens, gamers acquire Research credits which may enormously velocity up the analysis course of.

  • XCOM Enemy Unknown 2012 Tech Tree
  • Research projects
  • Foundry projects


XEU Sectoid Commander

Players will combat a mess of alien species together with:

  • Sectoid
    • Commander
  • Thin Man
  • Outsider
  • Floater
    • Heavy Floater
  • Chryssalid
    • Zombie
  • Cyberdisc
  • Drone
  • Muton
    • Berserker
    • Elite
  • Sectopod
  • Ethereal
    • Uber Ethereal


  • Balanced Classic Difficulty Strategy Guide
  • Impossible Difficulty Strategy Guide
  • Impossible Difficulty Combat Guide
  • Random vs Seeded Outcomes Guide
  • Squad Tactics (XCOM: Enemy Unknown)

Pre-Order Bonus and Special Edition

Players who pre-ordered the sport obtained entry to the Elite Soldier Pack, which provides a wide range of beauty choices to customise their squad’s look together with various coloration and aesthetic armor upgrades and a brand new flattop coiffure impressed by the unique X-COM: UFO Defense. Players who pre-ordered on Steam additionally obtained a duplicate of Civilization V.

XEU Special Edition

The XCOM: Enemy Unknown Special Edition launched with the above pre-order bonuses in addition to an unique artwork e book, a fold-out poster of the XCOM headquarters, an XCOM insignia patch, and a set of digital bonus property comparable to desktop wallpaper, soundtrack, and extra.

Downloadable Content

  • On October 23rd 2012, the Elite Soldier Pack turned accessible as paid DLC on PC, PSN, and Xbox Live for $four.99/400 Microsoft Points.
  • On December 4th 2012, the Slingshot Content Pack turned accessible on PC, PSN, and Xbox Live for $6.99/560 Microsoft Points. The Slingshot Content Pack introduces a brand new set of linked Council Missions set in China including three new maps tied to the missions, a brand new playable character along with his personal distinctive look and voice, and a number of other new beauty soldier customization choices.
XCOM EW logo
  • The growth pack XCOM: Enemy Within was launched on November 12th, 2013. This growth introduces new sources, soldier upgrades, gear, and even a brand new soldier class to fight new enemy threats; it additionally provides new maps, new tactical and strategic gameplay, and new multiplayer content material. XCOM: Enemy Within is obtainable as a obtain for PC and MAC for $29.99 and as a separate disc bundled with the Elite Soldier and Slingshot DLCs for consoles for $39.99. For iOS, the standalone sport outmoded XCOM: Enemy Unknown as the one XCOM title revealed within the App Store

External Links


  1.  http://www.xcom.com/enemyunknown/article/e3-2012-awards
  2.  http://www.2kgames.com/blog/xcom-enemy-unknown-release-date-special-edition-and-more
  3.  http://www.spike.com/events/video-game-awards-2012-nominees/voting/best-pc-game
  4.  http://www.gametrailers.com/full-episodes/pth9i9/gametrailers-game-of-the-year-awards-game-of-the-yearhttp://kotaku.com/5973782/xcom-enemy-unknown-is-kotakus-2012-game-of-the-yearhttp://pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1227028p11.htmlhttp://www.giantbomb.com/articles/giant-bombs-2012-game-of-the-year-awards-day-five/1100-4476/
  5.  http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2012/12/10/top-50-games-of-2012-review-roundup.aspx
  6.  http://awards.bafta.org/award/2013/games/strategy
  7.  http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/news/360/
  8.  http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/news/368/
  9.  http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a468077/xcom-enemy-unknown-announced-for-ios.htmlhttp://www.polygon.com/2013/3/23/4137006/xcom-enemy-unknown-ipad-firaxis
  10.  http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/08/xcom-on-iphone-and-ipad-will-have-no-paid-power-ups
  11.  https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/games/xcom-enemy-unknown-plus/cid=EP1001-PCSB00742_00-XCOMENEMYUNKPLUS
  12.  http://www.xcom.com/enemyunknown/information