Editors Liked

  • 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
  • Excellent replayability

Editors Didn't Like

  • Narrow field of view and some occasional oddities of the camera
  • Clumsy UI
  • 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
  • Map repetition
  • Camera foibles and other visual glitches
  • Repetitive mission design