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Reminder: XCOM 2 finally comes to consoles this week

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We rather liked XCOM 2 when it launched for PC earlier this year. Unfortunately for console commanders, the game didn’t launch on PlayStation or Xbox platforms – as the last one did. The rebooted XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a resounding success, reigniting the turn-based tactical strategy game as a viable product.

Now, those who don’t have a beefy PC are able to play the game, which is coming to consoles this week – Refined and given a bit of a tuning. If you happen to purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition, you’ll also get the game’s existing DLC:

  • ANARCHY’S CHILDREN: This rebellion-themed content pack introduces more than 100 new customization options for the entire arsenal of armors available to your XCOM soldiers. These options are purely cosmetic and do not alter the stats of a soldier.
  • ALIEN HUNTERS: Transform the soldiers of XCOM into an elite alien hunting squad with impressive new weapons and armor to face off against new alien Rulers that will pursue your squad across an entire campaign.  Additional cosmetic upgrades to soldiers and the Avenger are included, as well as a new epic mission where Central Officer Bradford leads a squad with the guidance of an old friend.
  • SHEN’S LAST GIFT: Introduces a new soldier class with unique upgradeable weapons, armor and customization features, and a new narrative-driven mission and map.

XCOM 2 turns the whole series on its head, with humans as invaders against an established alien race. I like it – but I have to admit that I don’t like it nearly as much as the first one. Perhaps it’s that it’s more of the same – or perhaps it’s that it was quite a bit tougher than the first, making it a little frustrating at times. Either way, if you are a fan, it’s great. Here’s its launch trailer:

And here’s what we said of the game when we reviewed it:

XCOM 2 manages to improve a formula that had almost nothing wrong with it to begin with, adding a sense of urgency to the already unpredictable nature of its turn-based combat. It’s a rewarding experience, if not sometimes cruelly unfair.

Last Updated: September 28, 2016


  1. Dungeon of JJ

    September 28, 2016 at 09:36

    I still want to get this for PC. But first, I want to play Enemy Within. So it’s still a while.


    • ??????? ????? ™

      September 28, 2016 at 09:49

      Enemy Within was really awesome!

      Did you finish Enemy Unknown?


      • Dungeon of JJ

        September 28, 2016 at 09:54

        I did.
        I failed 😀


        • ??????? ????? ™

          September 28, 2016 at 09:55



        • miaau

          September 28, 2016 at 13:45

          So, the cannon version then. Well done.


  2. ??????? ????? ™

    September 28, 2016 at 09:48

    I too loved the first one more…so odd, as XCOM 2 is vastly superior in every way


    • miaau

      September 28, 2016 at 13:45

      That elusive, hard to describe X Factor is important too.


  3. Original Heretic

    September 28, 2016 at 10:27

    I’m gonna get this and I’m gonna play it. I’m gonna play it hard. I’m gonna play it hard all night long. And just when I think I’m done and I can’t play anymore, I’m gonna play it hard some more.


    • miaau

      September 28, 2016 at 13:44

      I could not play the first one for any form of stretch, say two days in a row, then break for a week. Seriously, got bored with repition of missions, move slowly, look there, creep there.

      Xcom 2 will be bought, but it must be really, really cheap for it to make sense to me.


      • Original Heretic

        September 28, 2016 at 13:48

        These games are like high-tech chess games to me. I love the constant tactical thinking.
        I got through Xcom 1 without losing a single character and I only ever reloaded once. Yes, a slight cheat, but it was the one lesson I needed to wake me up to play properly.
        I finished it in about 3 days and that was only because I had to work, eat and do the opposite eat.


        • miaau

          September 28, 2016 at 13:58

          Perhaps there is the problem: I play chess, a lot of it.

          No tournaments since before the first child was born, but I play online.

          Also, I lack patience. Character flaw. Or perk.


  4. JDVisa1000

    September 28, 2016 at 12:08

    Hmmmmmmm. I have a question: Do you not get the DLC when you buy the physical copy? There are no details about the digital deluxe edition on the PS Store. I’d like to have this game ASAP.


  5. Guild

    September 28, 2016 at 12:36

    Definitely buying this


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