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More stories on: XCOM: Enemy Unknown


Evolve alpha access for all XCOM owners on Steam

Anybody who owns a copy of 2K’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Steam also has access to the “big alpha” weekend test for Evolve.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Nov 2014 | 1

Steam’s “Free Weekend” Weekend begins

As mentioned yesterday, ten rather major games are currently available to play for free on Steam, or to buy at a discount.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Oct 2014 | 1

Steam having a big free weekend, starting tomorrow

If you fancy trying out titles like Company of Heroes 2, Payday 2, or XCOM: Enemy Unknown for free, then Steam has you covered this weekend.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Oct 2014 | 3

GreenManGaming offers four new-ish 2K games for $30

For those who aren’t entirely up to date on 2K’s recent PC catalogue, GreenManGaming has a pretty enticing weekend offer for you.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on GreenManGaming offers four new-ish 2K games for $30

Get to know XCOM: Enemy Unknown in free Steam weekend

Oo-err, it’s another one of those big weekend-long Steam sales – and this week’s one is a whole host of 2K Games games, kicked off with XCOM: Enemy Unknown at 75% off.

By Tim McDonald | 3 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Get to know XCOM: Enemy Unknown in free Steam weekend

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Second Wave DLC released for free

Those damn aliens just won’t go away with the release of the new XCOM: Enemy Unknown Second Wave DLC which has just been released today.

By Paul Younger | 8 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on XCOM: Enemy Unknown Second Wave DLC released for free

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Slingshot DLC released

The new DLC for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, called the Slingshot Content Pack, is now available for the PC. 

By Paul Younger | 4 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on XCOM: Enemy Unknown Slingshot DLC released

XCOM still too tough for some, next patch will make it easier

Apparently there are some players for whom XCOM: Enemy Unknown is still too difficult when set to ‘Easy’ mode.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on XCOM still too tough for some, next patch will make it easier

XCOM: Enemy Unknown [Review] – World turns

Back when I was a wee lad of about 10, we got hold of Terror from the Deep, the aquatic sequel to UFO: Enemy Unknown (which was better known as X-COM: UFO Defense across the Atlantic, and I’ll grudgingly call it that to distinguish it from the similarly-named 2012 game).

By Tim McDonald | 18 Oct 2012 | 2

Get your XCOM on with today’s Xbox 360 and PS3 demos

Console owners who’ve been waiting to have a bash at XCOM: Enemy Unknown and casting envious glances at the previously-released PC demo can play the trial version for themselves today (or tomorrow, for European PS3 users).

By Peter Parrish | 9 Oct 2012 | 1

Latest XCOM: Enemy Unknown trailer pretends it’s an action game

Marketing is a weird thing. Everybody I know who’s excited for the release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown is feeling that way because it looks like it should capture a lot of the turn-based, tactical planning of the original.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Oct 2012 | 1

Choose your fate in this XCOM: Enemy Unknown interactive video

The magic of youtube makes such things as ‘interactive trailers’ possible.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Choose your fate in this XCOM: Enemy Unknown interactive video

XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo can now be abducted on PC

Anyone itching to see how Firaxis has handled the task of taking on the much-beloved XCOM series can get a taste of the full game by heading over to Steam and grabbing a two level PC demo.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo can now be abducted on PC

XCOM: Enemy Unknown taking PC digital pre-sales, bonus items detailed

You can buy XCOM: Enemy Unknown right now if you like, but you won’t be able to play it until 9 October.

By John Robertson | 7 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on XCOM: Enemy Unknown taking PC digital pre-sales, bonus items detailed

See the casualties of war in new XCOM: Enemy Unkown trailer

In a couple of months time, 2K’s reboot of the classic strategy series will be hitting the shelves and this video gives you a taste of the game’s atmososphere which we are hoping will live up to the original series.

By Paul Younger | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on See the casualties of war in new XCOM: Enemy Unkown trailer

Aliens invade Cologne in XCOM: Enemy Unknown images

Mysterious lights in the sky have been spotted over Cologne, but on closer inspection they’re just screenshots for Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown update/remake.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Aliens invade Cologne in XCOM: Enemy Unknown images

Sid Meier playable in XCOM: Enemy Unknown

We all know Sid Meier as game designer extraodinaire and founder of both MicroProse and Firaxis. 
Now, thanks to a sneaky reveal that 2K Games were good enough to show us, we will soon know him as videogame character.

By Paul Younger | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off on Sid Meier playable in XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown [Preview] – Space Invading

Turns out that shooting aliens in a turn-based strategy game from an isometric viewpoint with soldiers that look like muted versions of Buzz Lightyear is a lot of fun.

By John Robertson | 21 May 2012 | Comments Off on XCOM: Enemy Unknown [Preview] – Space Invading