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Tension-filled turn-based matches.
Soldier perma-death gets you invested in the fate of your veterans.
Tense atmosphere and pacing.
Challenging and engaging.
Turn-based tactical gameplay feels challenging and requires meaningful decisions.
Satisfying, difficult tactical battles.
Incredibly deep customization.
Gripping, tense tactical combat.
Narrow field of view and some occasional oddities of the camera.
No mid-battle inventory management.
Camera and control problems.
Watching your loved ones die to incredibly bad luck.
Not quite as complex as the original X-Com.
Steep learning curve in strategic game.
Camera foibles and other visual glitches.
Repetitive mission design.
By TechSpot on October 10, 2012
XCOM: Enemy Unknown should have been a disaster. It's a turn-based strategy title, a style of game its publisher said only last year was "just not contemporary". It's also a remake of a cult classic 1990's PC game, beloved by an audience so...
By Realm of Gaming on January 11, 2013
PCThe best stories about XCOM always end in failure. The wipeout of a veteran squad member, the panic, destruction and downward spiral towards failure. In an age of broadened gaming audiences, lowered difficulty barriers and constant hand holding XCOM...
By Expert Reviews on November 22, 2012
Neatly streamlined tactical combat, cleverly intertwined with a simple but engaging strategic element...
By Tech2 on October 24, 2012
X COM is a game with a lot of history, especially for older gamers. The first game in the franchise was released back in 1994 and instantly solidified its status as a cult classic. Despite being a turn-based strategy game, it quickly became notorious...
By PCMag on October 23, 2012
XCOM: Enemy Unknown brings the tight, strategic X-Com experience to PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, and is a worthy reboot of the classic series.
By TheGuardian on October 11, 2012
XCOM deserves to sell as many copies as they do. For those players who can exercise a little patience and restraint, it's quite simply one of the best games you'll play all year.
By Atomic MPC on October 09, 2012
An excellent experience for XCOM newbies and veterans...
By Cheat Code Central on October 09, 2012
Fans of the old X-COM games were undoubtedly excited when they heard that the series was slated to be revived for the current console generation. Of course, many of those fans had their hearts ripped out when they found out this new game would be a...
By cnet on October 09, 2012
Tension runs high in the excellent XCOM: Enemy...
By PCGamer on October 08, 2012
Brutal, beautiful, emotion-wringing turn-based storytelling muffled by flat base design.
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