What type of game is XCOM?

What type of game is XCOM?

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a 2012 turn-based tactical video game developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games. The game is a "reimagined" remake of the 1994 cult classic strategy game UFO: Enemy Unknown (also known as X-COM: UFO Defense) and a reboot of MicroProse's 1990s X-COM series.

What type of game is XCOM 2?

Platform(s)Microsoft Windows OS X Linux PlayStation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch iOS
Releaseshow Febru
Genre(s)Turn-based tactics, tactical role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer


RTS stands for Real-Time Strategy, which is something like Starcraft or Age of Empires as opposed to XCOM which is turn based; just a mix-up of terms. XCOM is a hard game. ... XCOM isn't an RTS. It's more of a tactical turnbased strategy game.

What does XCOM stand for?

Extraterrestrial Combat Force

Is XCOM 2 free?

XCOM 2 is free to play on Xbox One and PC.

What does Advent stand for XCOM?

ADVENT is a word meaning approach or arrival. It also has significance in Christian cultures, where Advent is the season before Christmas, where followers anticipate the coming of Christ. As the plot of XCOM 2 unfolds, the Commander discovers that ADVENT forces are working towards... Click to show spoiler.

What are Advent burgers made of?

So according to ADVENT, their burgers are made out of cows, with all the fillings you'd expect, like lettuce, cheese, and sesame bun.

Who is the speaker in XCOM 2?

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlye Pollack...Shen (voice)
Brandon Keener...Advent Speaker (voice)
Jon Bailey...Council Spokesman (voice)
Chris Jai Alex...US Soldier (voice)

Who played Xander in suits?

Brandon James Keener

Which XCOM should I play first?

It's best to play Enemy Unknown (EU) before attempting XCOM 2. Not only will EU introduce you to the game mechanics, the characters in XCOM 2 refer to the previous storyline, so it's best to be familiar with it. Furthermore, I would recommend that you beat the base EU game before attempting Enemy Within (EW).

What order should I play the XCOM games in?

XCOM: Enemy Within (expansion of XCOM: Enemy Unknown)20132K Games
XCOM 2 (sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown)20162K Games
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (expansion of XCOM 2)20172K Games
XCOM: Chimera Squad20202K Games

Is XCOM better than XCOM 2?

There's no denying that XCOM 2 however provides a much more polished experience, with slicker gameplay and cleaner (sight lines, cover, flanking, etc) maps, not to mention a whole load of quality of life improvements such as grenade damage indicators, LOS preview, etc.

Does XCOM have multiplayer?

The Multiplayer game mode allows you to play XCOM: Enemy Unknown online, pitting your tactical prowess against random people or amongst friends. You are able to design a squad of up to six units and play on one of several maps turn by turn against your foe.

Whats the best XCOM?

XCOM: Every Game In The Series, Ranked

  • 2 X-COM: UFO Defense.
  • 3 XCOM: Enemy Unknown. ...
  • 4 X-COM: Terror From The Deep. ...
  • 5 The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. ...
  • 6 X-COM: Apocalypse. ...
  • 7 X-COM: Interceptor. ...
  • 8 X-COM: Enforcer. ...
  • 9 X-COM: First Alien Invasion. X-COM: First Alien Invasion was a two-player turn-based strategy game that required email responses to play. ...

Should I start with XCOM or XCOM 2?

If you know you want to play both, start with EW. If you are only going to play one, xcom 2. Plus, EW is cheaper and their might be another XCOM 2 expansion coming out, so there's a benefit to waiting for all the dlc (and mods) to get settled before playing.

Why is XCOM 2 so difficult?

XCOM 2 was made significantly more difficult late in its development cycle after playtesting suggested it was too easy, says the game's lead designer. ... We're going to go back and make the game a lot harder on every level, because this game is not engaging people the way it should,'" Firaxis' Jake Solomon told RPS.

Is XCOM 2 worth playing?

Xcom 2 is indeed worth it. A lot of fun and the DLC made it more interesting. I have almost 300 hrs logged in steam for it. Have not played in a couple years but dont remember any bugs making the game annoying or unplayable.

Is XCOM Chimera squad canon?

XCOM: Chimera Squad is not XCOM 3, but it is canon. It's a standalone title in the XCOM universe that takes place 5 years after the events of XCOM 2.

When did XCOM Enemy Unknown come out?


How do you get good at XCOM Enemy Unknown?

So suit up with these tips, and get to it.

  1. Go in with a game plan. ...
  2. While you're at it, plan your squad setup. ...
  3. Play cautiously. ...
  4. Go for Carapace Armor before new weapons. ...
  5. Leveling the Assault class. ...
  6. Leveling your Snipers. ...
  7. Leveling your Support soldiers. ...
  8. Leveling your Heavies.