XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  1. Gaming

    That Other XCOM Game’s Still Coming, But Now It’s The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

    Despite some huge apprehensions prior to the release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the video game went on to prove to folks that modern studios really could understand what it was that made older games special. That doesn't mean they always do, though, and the second modern XCOM game -- now called The Bureau: XCOM Declassified -- has finally resurfaced, and all those apprehensions are back again.

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  2. Gaming

    Here’s How to Unlock XCOM: Enemy Unknown’s Special Hero Units

    Though it was only released on Tuesday, folks are already having their XCOM: Enemy Unknown squads decimated en masse. Rookies just don't cut it when you've lost four or five countries and Mutons are everywhere. That's on top of the usual careless mistakes that lead to the slaughter of trained video game soldiers. Thankfully, developer Firaxis Games has included a number of special hero units in the game that can be easily unlocked for a much-needed firepower boost.

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  3. Gaming

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown Trailer Lets You Kill Aliens or Put Them Down

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown is one of the games I'm most looking forward to this fall. Aside from reviving an interesting older franchise, the game blends turn-based strategy with Civilization-style resource management and diplomacy. Earlier this week, publisher 2K Games released an interactive trailer for XCOM that lets you simulate a few versions of a battle, where your squad may or may not get eradicated by the invading alien hoards.

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