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  • Summary: 20 years have passed since world leaders unconditionally surrendered to alien forces and XCOM, the world's last line of defense, was left destroyed and scattered. Now the aliens hold dominion over the Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface,20 years have passed since world leaders unconditionally surrendered to alien forces and XCOM, the world's last line of defense, was left destroyed and scattered. Now the aliens hold dominion over the Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while hiding a sinister intent below and eliminating all who don't fall in like with their new order. Online those who live a the edges of the world have a modicum of freedom. Here, a force gathers once again to stand up for humanity. Consistently on the run, the remnant XCOM forces need to find a way to regroup, expose the nefarious truth behind the occupation, and eliminate the alien threat for good. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 104
  2. Negative: 1 out of 104
  1. Apr 2, 2016
    100
    It's a testament to the quality of XCOM 2 that despite performance hiccups on a mid-range PC I have been unable to put it down. It's at once radically different and reassuringly familiar, improving what needed to be improved and refining what needed to be refined without losing the core appeal of the series. XCOM has once again proven itself to be the strategy king.
  2. Games Master UK
    Mar 19, 2016
    95
    An instant classic that refines, evolves, and redefines the ideas that came before. Strategy perfection. [March 2016, p.64]
  3. Feb 2, 2016
    92
    Everything is bigger and better, XCOM 2 exceeds expectations and spawns new hope in future sequels.
  4. Feb 1, 2016
    90
    XCOM 2 improves on its predecessor in almost every way, and proudly stands as one of the most deeply satisfying action-strategy games currently available.
  5. Feb 1, 2016
    90
    With an unnerving sense of persistent tension and procedurally-generated maps that extend the value of every map, XCOM 2 survives the hype train with just a graze.
  6. Feb 3, 2016
    85
    XCOM 2 is a worthy heir to the franchise with a few improvements to renew the gameplay, and a refreshing script which makes us join the resistance against alien invaders. A worthy investment indeed.
  7. Feb 18, 2016
    45
    To be perfectly blunt, XCOM 2 is a pretty bad experience right now, and the best advice I can give is simple: wait for upcoming patches to fix things before buying. There's a much better game hidden somewhere beneath the performance issues and gameplay flaws, and it's a shame.

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  1. Feb 5, 2016
    10
    Quite simply the game is brilliant. It looks gorgeous, it plays very well, and it is one hell of a challenge. If you liked X COM theQuite simply the game is brilliant. It looks gorgeous, it plays very well, and it is one hell of a challenge. If you liked X COM the original, then you simply have to buy this. They have improved practically everything about the original. This feels more much more dynamic. Gone are the days of satellite spamming your way to victory. This game provides meaningful choices throughout so that you really dont know which way you want to go. And i think that many different paths to victory will be possible. I think this is probably the best looking turn based game we have ever seen. Kudos to Firaxis on a job well done. A sure contender for game of the year. The only thing that slightly spoils it are a few buggy camera angles and some dodgy hang times, but you can forgive it that as they dont spoil the fun. And it is in infinitely better shape than most games when released. But the real gem of this is the mods. Oh my goodness what a year we have in store. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2016
    10
    El rendimiento en mi caso es bueno, no he medido fps en esta primera toma de contacto, pero lo noto fluido excepto un par de rascones sinEl rendimiento en mi caso es bueno, no he medido fps en esta primera toma de contacto, pero lo noto fluido excepto un par de rascones sin importancia en la personalización de los soldados y alguna cinemática del avenger. (i5@4.5 y 770 4Gb en la configuración alta que viene por defecto en el juego, por ahora no me apetece medir y toquetear nada). Seguramente los votos negativos vendrán de las rascadas que da en configuraciones ultra, supongo digo yo.

    Los gráficos son buenos, poco necesita este juego y lo cumple de sobra, las animaciones son notables y se nota que han cuidado el aspecto con mimo. Se agradece porque ahora puedes poner distintas animaciones dependiendo del carácter como, alegre, tranquilo y cosas así, lo que me lleva al siguiente aspecto.

    La personalización es magnífica, y además ajustada a los controles del teclado, fantástico sin lugar a dudas. Perder un soldado era un dolor en el alma ahora te cae hasta la lagrimita cuando los hieren, por cierto puedes editar hasta su biografía, packs de voces...

    El metajuego o el concepto en sí, hace que no sea un digno sucesor sino que supere al primero sin lugar a dudas. Ahora somos la resistencia y lo han cuidado, el tiempo pasa mientras estamos realizando alguna acción ya sea recolectar info, buscar recursos, investigar nuevas zonas, siempre estás haciendo algo, nada de esperar a que ataquen y cada decisión cuenta. Esto me sirve para explicar otro aspecto muy positivo del juego, la microgestión.
    Ahora somos la resistencia, se nota y los recursos escasean, por lo que ya no salvamos científicos ahora salvamos al científico Manolo Becario hijo de Conchita, todo tiene nombre propio, hasta las víctimas en las misiones de terror que ahora se llaman de represalía. Como he dicho han cuidado mucho aspectos en apariencia menores pero que refuerzan la atmósfera convincentemente.

    La estrategia es otra cosa, venía confiado del Long War y me he encontrado sobrepasado en varias ocasiones, la IA es una perra y actúa según la unidad lo cual está bien, las unidades cuerpo a cuerpo se lanzarán contra ti sin pensárselo mucho pero los comandantes si se ven solos ante el peligro retroceden a mejores posiciones. Por el momento no tengo queja.
    Las habilidades para que os hagáis una idea están diferenciadas en dos caminos bastante diferenciados, podemos mezclar a gusto pero por ejemplo un especialista tendrá una rama médica y otra más orientada al combate, el explorador tiene una dedicada a mejorar el tiro de francotirador y la otra al combate cercano.

    Es más díficil, sobretodo los primeros compases, también es verdad que nos confiamos y hay muchos tipos de enemigos como el Sin Cara, cabrón joputa, así que es normal que ya desde el tutorial te recuerden que no te flipes. En lo particular me gusta la dificultad, todavía no he perdido soldado alguno pero se nota la angustia en cada misión.

    En fin multitud de pequeños detalles conforman un juego que todo amante de la estrategia jugará tarde o temprano, por criticar algo pondría que algunas superficies son engañosas y te pueden disparar a través, poco más y eso que me gusta sacarle punta a todo.
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  3. Feb 6, 2016
    9
    To shut up pure haters. Its a worthy continuation of the Xcom . Surely it lacks some features classic old Xcom Ufo defense and Terror from theTo shut up pure haters. Its a worthy continuation of the Xcom . Surely it lacks some features classic old Xcom Ufo defense and Terror from the deep had but it is worth every euro i spent. Expand
  4. Feb 5, 2016
    7
    + Nice strategic map gameplay improvements over previous version
    - unskippable cut scenes
    - bad performance, constant mini-hangs, long
    + Nice strategic map gameplay improvements over previous version
    - unskippable cut scenes
    - bad performance, constant mini-hangs, long loading times, need to wait all the time despite top of the line hardware.
    - high difficulty & learning curve, no useful tutorial help to introduce strategies for new aliens & new challenges. Missions constantly require you to rush... I like hard but combined with the two items above it gets frustrating to no end

    Overall very disappointing - am hoping it will be much better after a few patches.
    Yet another game where I wonder how the game site reviewers all rate it so high. No credibility & integrity at all.
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  5. Mar 8, 2016
    6
    Все ненавидят миссии на время, но нет! Они напихали их с головой, что заставляет задуматься ох адекватности разработчиковВсе ненавидят миссии на время, но нет! Они напихали их с головой, что заставляет задуматься ох адекватности разработчиков
  6. Jan 18, 2017
    4
    So many issues with this game, I'm glad I only paid $12 for it from Humble Bundle. As usual for a AAA title the "professional" reviews rateSo many issues with this game, I'm glad I only paid $12 for it from Humble Bundle. As usual for a AAA title the "professional" reviews rate the game much higher than the general public.

    First off, the tutorial is terrible, pretty much completely useless. It hardly merits being called a tutorial, it is just a short mission with a few prompts. It misses many important parts of the mission interface. As for the rest of the game, good luck, no tutorial for what to do back at the base. I did play the previous XCOM but that was years ago, I've forgotten pretty much everything about the game. There is a manual but it is useless, it just repeats what the equally useless tutorial tells you.

    Most of the game consists of video sequences, it is obvious where most of the budget went. The missions themselves are extremely simple yet very frustrating. Still the same over emphasis on luck. Making most of the missions timed was a huge mistake, you mostly have to rush the target with little time for tactics.

    I normally don't buy AAA titles, mostly boring graphics showcases. XCOM2 is a prime example of this, all flash but no substance. Microprose did it so much better, Firaxis has managed to ruin both XCOM and Civilization.
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  7. Sep 13, 2017
    0
    A more than a year after release, few DLCs is out. Game still crushes after tuttorial. No word from firaxis or 2K. Nice job! It seems like 2KA more than a year after release, few DLCs is out. Game still crushes after tuttorial. No word from firaxis or 2K. Nice job! It seems like 2K policy - to ignore all, even critical bugs in their products. Expand

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