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- Global Threat: Lead your squad in fierce battles to defeat the alien threat, and rescue civilians in crowded cities and desolate outlands around the world.
- Strategic Base of Operations: Build and expand your XCOM headquarters, recruit and develop unique soldiers to take into battle, and research alien technology to expand your weapons and capabilities.
- Tactical Multiplayer: Mix and match aliens and soldiers and combine abilities to outsmart and overpower your opponent.
- Special Edition Features include a fold out poster of the XCOM base- An art book detailing the conceptual journey of re-imagining the classic, a patch of the XCOM Viglio/Confido insignia and digital bonus items including multi-monitor desktops, soundrack and more.
- Requires internet connection and free Steam account to activate
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Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth's governments unite to form a secret paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team and its resources in a battle against the terrifying alien invasion. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a reimagining of X-COM, the classic strategy game from 1993, and developed by the award-winning creators of Civilization. You will control the fate of the human race by creating and managing a fully operational base, researching alien technologies, planning combat missions, and controlling soldier movement in battle.
Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth's governments unite to form a secret paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team and its resources in a battle against the terrifying alien invasion.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a re-imagining of X-COM, the classic strategy game from 1993, and developed by the award-winning creators of Civilization. You will control the fate of the human race by creating and managing a fully operational base, researching alien technologies, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.
- Worldwide Threat: Combat spans the globe as the XCOM team engages in more than 70 unique missions, interacting and negotiating with governments around the world
- Strategic Base: Recruit, customize and grow unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and intercept the alien threat as you build and expand your XCOM headquarters
- Strategy Evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with incredible action sequences and on-the-ground combat
- Tactical Combat: Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Skyranger
- Instantly receive a new recruit to your barracks, inspired by the original XCOM: UFO DEFENSE. The khaki jumpsuit and flattop hairstyle return in full glory, modernized with the rest of the XCOM universe in the form of a Classic XCOM Soldier
- Customize your soldier with several armor suit aesthetic upgrades, including the new Hyperion and Reaper soldier armor kits with the Soldier Deco Packs
- Customize your squad's look with a variety of colors and tints for all the armor sets in the game with Complete Color Customization
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So I got the game for free on my Playstation 3, which is really my second choice system. I prefer to play things on my PCs, but I decided to give it a go. If all you have is a PS3, I would still recommend playing this game. I put in about 20 hours on the PS3, and it was a blast.
However, if you have a gaming PC, I would highly recommend playing it on that instead. Like I said, I got this game for free on the PSN, but I decided to actually come to Amazon and order the PC version. That's right, I would rather pay to play the PC version. Here's why:
The PS3 frame rate is HORRIBLE. It's pretty low in most scenes, and once the action starts up it gets so choppy it gives me a headache.
The PS3 frequently displays awful, low resolution textures because it simply doesn't have the RAM to keep up. This leads to blurry cut scenes and loading screens.
Moving your squad with the PS3 controller is less than ideal.
My game has locked up repeatedly forcing me to reload from saves. Thankfully I am a PC gamer so I know to save often.
I was going to buy a digital copy... But then realized that a physical copy was only $10 - vs $30 for the digital copy! If you can wait a few days for it to ship, you just enter the key on steam then throw away the disk... And save $20!
For those who want more out of the game, the expansion pack (Enemy Within) is also super discounted with this method - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EM5UK5Y/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00EM5UK5Y&linkCode=as2&tag=todmedblo-20&linkId=3YAB6PDKEJ3BEVIW
No idea why it's so much cheaper, but thought I'd help you save some money. Hope you found this helpful!
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Other issues might not be as easy to fix, like the lack of early game strategy. Every game you play requires you to build satellites as fast as you can. There's no other way to play the game. The game strategy layer is also pretty disappointing, as "high cover" is hard to find and subject to RNG critical hits. Missing point blanks shots and getting hit from a mile away are argued to be factors one would encounter based on previous versions of X-Com, but they come across as rather frustrating, damned if you do, damned if you don't situations. Some players avoid certain types of rescue missions called "council missions" just to avoid a certain type of alien that always spawns during those missions, due to high ranged accuracy and crit potential. Avoiding those missions is possible because they don't negatively affect gameplay.
If you're a fan of the original, or curious, get this title for no more than $25-30.