Rookies' Guide

This is the X-COM Rookie's Guide, a quick start game guide with a brief background and some hints and tips.

It shipped with the original version of Apocalypse and we've included it here in its entirety after much scanning as a .pdf booklet. It's full of neat graphics and is a must for anyone who's not read it yet!

Check out a few of the pages at the bottom of the page or download the full .pdf version below.

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Download the Rookies' Guide from our Files section.