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  • Summary: Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth's governments unite to form a secret paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team and its resources in a battle against the terrifying alien invasion.Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth's governments unite to form a secret paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team and its resources in a battle against the terrifying alien invasion. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a reimagining of X-COM, the classic strategy game from 1993, and developed by the award-winning creators of Civilization. You will control the fate of the human race by creating and managing a fully operational base, researching alien technologies, planning combat missions, and controlling soldier movement in battle. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 9, 2016
    100
    It's one of those games that just makes sense on a handheld, and it's a must-have for any Vita owners, whether they're tactical RPG buffs or not.
  2. Mar 29, 2016
    90
    One of the best strategy games of all-time is now one of the best bargains on the PS Vita, with this mostly excellent, and extremely unexpected, port.
  3. Apr 1, 2016
    87
    The technical flaws definitely impact the flow. But even with this in mind XCOM on Vita still is a gripping strategy experience.
  4. 85
    An admirable, if problematic, port of a fine strategy game, XCOM Enemy Unknown Plus gives the PS Vita a welcome, posthumous, shot in the arm.
  5. Apr 5, 2016
    80
    XCOM Enemy Unknown Plus is a perfect game hidden behind a poorly executed port. For some these technical issues may be enough to warrant not giving it a shot but you would be robbing yourself of experiencing one of the hardest and most rewarding tactical games released in years.
  6. Mar 29, 2016
    70
    XCOM Enemy Unknown Plus is rife with little problems that come as a result of porting such a large and CPU-heavy PC game to a pocket system like the Vita, but even in the same breath as acknowledging that it's hard to say that if you've no other way to play XCOM it isn't worth it: the game is that good. This definitely comes recommended behind the PC and console versions of this classic game and has a lower score as a result, but if the Vita is your main or preferred way of experiencing games, this port is still easy to recommend.
  7. Apr 4, 2016
    40
    Enemy Unknown Plus feels like a game behind schedule, rushed to the finish line after the success of the sequel to take and garner the positivity coming from it. It is a poor excuse for an XCOM game, pulling down the pedigree while hiding its best features.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Aug 3, 2016
    10
    Graficamente não é muito bom, tem alguns bugs visuais mas vem com todas as dlc do jogo original de PC e funciona muito bem na jogabilidade e éGraficamente não é muito bom, tem alguns bugs visuais mas vem com todas as dlc do jogo original de PC e funciona muito bem na jogabilidade e é divertido tanto quanto ao original. Expand
  2. Jan 8, 2019
    10
    "XCOM®: Enemy Unknown Plus" (for PS Vita) is a high-quality action-strategy game detailed in story, customizations, progression system,"XCOM®: Enemy Unknown Plus" (for PS Vita) is a high-quality action-strategy game detailed in story, customizations, progression system, graphics, depth of story and narration to the cliché/cult of humanity’s last stand. It actually revitalizes the alien-invasion theme turning itsef into a new approach by offering the player an interesting illusion of its characters being actual players from all over the world with its theatre-like, to-the-point cinematics & radio dialogues wrapped around all significiant actions in the game.

    PROS:
    + Excellent execution in every aspect of the game.
    + Great visuals.
    + Great soundtracks.
    + Detailed customizations --- Besides armor/weaponry/equipment, you can actually rename your squad members and change their races & looks.

    CONS:
    - It could have used more of ps vita’s cabilities (fortunately, it can be a nice upgrade for a sequel for PS Vita).
    - Missing Flags --- Not having your homies among the soldiers in your squad feels like your country didn’t do sh*t when the humanity and the whole planet is in a vast crysis or, what’s much worse is that we seize to exist already... :(
    - It should have more language selections so that everyone can enjoy it like I do.
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  3. Mar 29, 2016
    9
    I give this game a 9 off of fun factor alone. This is my first time playing xcom, i slept on this game for a long time, but better late thanI give this game a 9 off of fun factor alone. This is my first time playing xcom, i slept on this game for a long time, but better late than never. Its definitely worth the $20 bucks, after playing this i would pay $40 for this game its that good. Its a little laggy and buggy here and there but doesn't spoil the game play. The cut scenes look really good, and im not to far in the game but its challenging so far. The graphics don't look bad at all, not ps3 looking but still look good to me. I've never been a graphics guy anyway. But if you're a xcom fan don't hesitate to buy this one. Expand
  4. Jul 7, 2018
    8
    The good:
    - Xcom on PS Vita, nice to have it portable. And I loved Xcom: Enemy Unknown on PS3
    - Includes the Enemy Within expansion, so a
    The good:
    - Xcom on PS Vita, nice to have it portable. And I loved Xcom: Enemy Unknown on PS3
    - Includes the Enemy Within expansion, so a lot of content

    The bad:
    - Graphics look at times awful, especially when firing rockets or the "special" effects of the aliens when firing
    - Some (new) gameplay bugs, which is troublesome as the game encourages you to play on Ironman (so with one save (and for me it's also the best way to enjoy the game) and punishes you for your mistakes. So when one of my units is behind cover and tosses a grenade, it shouldn't step out of cover for the rest of the turn as is the case with the Vita version...
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  5. Mar 29, 2016
    8
    a brutal conversion. the vita struggles, but manages to give you the full packages. cut-scenes, voice acting..really nice. the textures had toa brutal conversion. the vita struggles, but manages to give you the full packages. cut-scenes, voice acting..really nice. the textures had to be converted, look blurry. loading screens are a bit too long. BUT: the soundtrack is great and the vibe of this brilliant game is still intact. Buy it, it´s one of vita´s last big games! both thumbs up (8/10 because ps tv is not supported) Expand
  6. Sep 10, 2018
    8
    Xcom has been my favorite game on Vita so far. The style of gameplay is perfect for jumping in and out. I would be rating this game a 9 ifXcom has been my favorite game on Vita so far. The style of gameplay is perfect for jumping in and out. I would be rating this game a 9 if it were not for technical issues and loading times. Unfortunately those bog down the performance of this game - there were constantly times that I couldn't see my characters or my enemies health. Outside of the few technical issues this is a brutal strategy game that rewards you for playing your cards right and thinking through your turns. I loved putting thought into my pre-mission/between mission team build up. There is plenty of squad customization that allows you to build your group to your play style preferences. I look forward to playing Xcom 2 and hope they continue with this franchise. Expand
  7. Apr 3, 2016
    4
    Let me save you some trouble: do you enjoy brutally difficult balancing of a game? is being tentacle-gripped through a wall by an alien yourLet me save you some trouble: do you enjoy brutally difficult balancing of a game? is being tentacle-gripped through a wall by an alien your idea of fun? Are missing 91% shots, sometimes in a row, your ticket for amusement? Then by all means, purchase this game. Expand

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