XCOM: Enemy Unknown for PC
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Oct 9, 2012
9.04
playscore
Excellent
39th of 26476

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Firaxis Games
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

The game will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.  You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.

System Requirements

Recommended

  • OS:Windows 7
  • Processor:2 GHz Dual Core (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz)
  • Memory:4 GB RAM
  • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 9000 series / ATI Radeon HD 3000 series or greater
  • DirectX®:9.0
  • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
  • Sound:DirectX Compatible
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.

Minimum

  • OS:Windows Vista
  • Processor:2 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater
  • DirectX®:9.0
  • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
  • Sound:DirectX Compatible
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.

Critic Reviews

25 Reviews
8.75
Josh WirtanenOct 10, 2012
As far as aesthetic, Enemy Unknown has a couple weird things going on. While the battlefields look great, displaying an obvious attention to detail, the cutscenes will leave you unimpressed. There are choppy animations, awkward facial movements, poor character models, and flat textures. Additionally, there are times in combat when the camera will zoom in to highlight a specific moment, and these moments are quite often awkward.
Adam BiessenerOct 05, 2012
Both of XCOM’s layers present life-or-death conundrums to which there is no right answer. No matter what you pick, something or someone is going to suffer for it. This kind of tension and terror rarely occurs within mainstream gaming, and almost never with this level of skill in the execution. Don’t let the “turn-based strategy” moniker scare you off; XCOM is a singular achievement that every gamer deserves to experience.
Allistair PinsofOct 08, 2012
Against all odds, Destructoid managed to save the galaxy, even though we barely manage to keep this site running. That’s a story worth seeing to its end, even if I’ll soon forget it as many more stories play out in my future XCOM sessions. All the small nagging complaints I have with the game fade away when I recall all the great moments I've had with it.

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