Take Two!

by on 1st Jun 2015

Welcome back Commander! XCOM 2, a sequel to 2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown has just been revealed, and its future has your forces on the run, tasked with overthrowing the Advent government.

Twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to alien forces and XCOM, the planet's last line of defense, was left decimated and scattered. Now the aliens rule Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while concealing a sinister agenda below and eliminating all who dissent from their new order.

Only those who live at the edges of the world have a margin of freedom. Here, a force gathers once again to stand up for humanity. Always on the run, the remnant XCOM forces must find a way to rise from the ashes, expose the insidious truth behind the occupation, and eliminate the alien threat once and for all.

Take command of the Avenger, an alien supply craft converted to XCOM's mobile headquarters. Guide your strike force around the world, build popular support and expose the aliens' sinister plans.

Configure and build rooms on the Avenger to give XCOM new capabilities on the battlefield. Use your Scientists and Engineers to research, develop and upgrade weapons and armour to fit your preferred tactics.

New gameplay systems offer more tactical flexibility in combat. The state of the world affects each combat mission's environment. Use concealment to ambush enemy patrols. Loot enemies for precious gear and artifacts. Rescue VIPs and save fallen comrades by carrying them to the extraction point.

Go on missions around the world, from wildlands to the heart of the alien-controlled megacities, to the depths of alien installations. There are virtually infinite combinations of maps, missions and goals.

Five soldier classes, each with its own skill tree including new class abilities like Momentum, let you create specific soldiers for your tactical plan.

A diverse cast of enemies from powerful new alien species to the ADVENT, enforcers of the alien regime, offer a distinct tactical challenge.

Mix-and-match squads of human and aliens battle head-to-head on randomly-generated maps.

Community-focused tools allow you to create your own campaign, tactical gameplay, aliens, classes, strategy game features, and share within the Steam Workshop.

Further intel is scarce at the moment, but more is expected to trickle out, namely during the upcoming E3.

The game will be a PC exclusive and is slated for release in November.

 

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noxtheroxstar\
20 Jul 2021 - 5:31am
noxtheroxstar


Chinese trash.

-n0x
noxtheroxstar\
20 Jul 2021 - 5:20am
noxtheroxstar
$24.99 for a mobile version? Hell no! That's why I bought the Steam Deck. Posted Image I can play all my steam games on the go!

-n0x
Thorondor\
13 Jul 2021 - 8:06pm
Thorondor


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The XCOM 2 Collection is now also available for Android devices.
Thorondor\
22 Jun 2021 - 4:05pm
Thorondor


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The XCOM 2 Collection is now officially slated to become available for Android devices on the 13th of July.
Thorondor\
2 Jun 2021 - 9:12am
Thorondor
@NoX: that does indeed seem to still be the case, yes.
noxtheroxstar\
2 Jun 2021 - 5:53am
noxtheroxstar
Grrr, they still haven't released the Android version of this game! You know that doesn't surprise me much, the mobile versions left out a few things in the EU/EW reboot. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Tactical Legacy Pack still a PC exclusive?
Thorondor\
27 May 2021 - 6:57pm
Thorondor
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Mobile commanders are given even more control in the latest update for XCOM 2 Collection, touching down on iPad and iPhone today, which can now be optimised in up to three ways, choosing between improved performance, battery life or graphical fidelity.

This new update also sees improvements to default movement controls, as well as numerous other tweaks and layers of polish. A full list of improvements is below:

• Allows players to enable Energy Saver mode (option not available on iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone X or iPad 7th Gen 2019)
• Additional option to increase graphical fidelity; available on iPhone XS / XS Max, all iPhones since iPhone 11, iPad Air 2020 and iPad Pro models released since 2018
• Updates the design of the Camera Elevation Marker
• Fixes a number of minor issues
Space Voyager\
19 Feb 2021 - 7:05am
Space Voyager

Thorondor, on 18 February 2021 - 03:15 PM, said:

PCGamesN's Marcello Perricone has put together a little XCOM 2 class guide.

Ooooh, right on time!
Thorondor\
18 Feb 2021 - 3:15pm
Thorondor
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PCGamesN's Marcello Perricone has put together a little XCOM 2 class guide.
Thorondor\
5 Nov 2020 - 12:32pm
Thorondor


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The XCOM 2 collection is now also available for iOS devices.
Thorondor\
30 Oct 2020 - 7:44pm
Thorondor


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With a November 5th release now in close proximity, this video offers vital insight into the iPhone and iPad experience for commanders preparing to take Earth's resistance mobile.

Join the Feral team as they configure squads, engage in tactical combat, and explore the touch controls of XCOM’s brand new iOS deployment.
Thorondor\
20 Oct 2020 - 7:16pm
Thorondor
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The XCOM 2 Collection for iOS is now available for pre-order on Steam.
Thorondor\
13 Oct 2020 - 4:30pm
Thorondor


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On 5th November, bring down an alien regime from your iPad or iPhone.

The XCOM 2 Collection for iOS will deliver the full tactical experience of XCOM 2: War of the Chosen and four DLC packs with no in-app purchases.

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[Dedicated minisite]
Thorondor\
13 Jul 2020 - 3:09pm
Thorondor
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Strategy Gamer's Joe Robinson reviews the XCOM 2 Collection on Switch.
Thorondor\
30 May 2020 - 2:25pm
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Thorondor\
19 May 2020 - 2:18pm
Thorondor
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Gamasutra's Alex Wawro tactically cornered XCOM: Chimera Squad lead designer Mark Nauta for a Q&A session about what went into making the game.
Space Voyager\
13 May 2020 - 11:03am
Space Voyager
A classic. Just had to be done.
Thorondor\
13 May 2020 - 9:22am
Thorondor
They pretty much nailed it there, silencer! :)

A real fashion statement on the tactical front. Timeless good looks and a blast with the xenos. ;)
silencer_pl\
12 May 2020 - 8:44pm
silencer_pl
Ladies and gentelman... We've got him.

https://steamcommuni.../?id=2057286397


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Thorondor\
5 May 2020 - 7:38pm
Thorondor
Just to address number one, NoX: according to this tweet, Jake sat this one out. Posted Image

 

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