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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Space Voyager\
Yesterday, 4:49pm
Space Voyager
HE HE HE, not the age, my knowledge of strategy games is my hindrance. Haven't played any new ones in ages. Except XCOMs, though that is hardly a strategy on Total War scale.
silencer_pl\
21 Nov 2017 - 11:48am
silencer_pl
Stop hiding you're age? You're not 16 anymore.
Space Voyager\
21 Nov 2017 - 11:13am
Space Voyager
I'm not even fit to vote... Man, what has it come down to.
Thorondor\
18 Nov 2017 - 12:22pm
Thorondor
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Vote for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen as Best Strategy Game at The Game Awards.
Thorondor\
20 Oct 2017 - 8:47am
Thorondor
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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen's Fall 2017 update is now live as noted here.
Thorondor\
12 Oct 2017 - 7:41pm
Thorondor
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Learn how the developers went about breathing new life into XCOM 2: War of the Chosen's strategy layer here.
silencer_pl\
12 Oct 2017 - 1:50pm
silencer_pl
Commander, you want to excercise restrain when posting ;)
Thorondor\
12 Oct 2017 - 8:16am
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:P
Zombie\
10 Oct 2017 - 4:06am
Zombie

Space Voyager, on 03 October 2017 - 12:35 PM, said:

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I'd rather not tell how many times I thought I found something interesting just to have it posted here a month ago...

Or even more embarrassing: PM'ing Mr T about a potential news item, when he posted it ages ago, then PM'ing him about the same news item a year later only for him to politely message me the same link. Posted Image

- Zombie
Space Voyager\
9 Oct 2017 - 7:15pm
Space Voyager
:D Love it.
Thorondor\
9 Oct 2017 - 5:38pm
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:cool:
Space Voyager\
3 Oct 2017 - 12:35pm
Space Voyager
:D

I'd rather not tell how many times I thought I found something interesting just to have it posted here a month ago...
silencer_pl\
30 Sep 2017 - 11:58am
silencer_pl
Why would you hide it there :P
Thorondor\
30 Sep 2017 - 11:38am
Thorondor
I claim tactical advantage on this one, silencer. ;)
silencer_pl\
30 Sep 2017 - 12:13am
silencer_pl
I'm not sure if we had official XCOM news, so I'm putting this here. maybe someone more oriented in the whereabouts of this new should move there, or leave it here.

http://www.youtube....h?v=aU8qFleUTOs

In anyways, god damn that cinematic action.
Thorondor\
19 Sep 2017 - 6:45pm
Thorondor
Thorondor\
15 Sep 2017 - 7:16pm
Thorondor
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The folks over at PC Gamer contend that XCOM 2's Chosen are the best videogame villains since the Nemesis system, as reported here.
Thorondor\
15 Sep 2017 - 5:51pm
Thorondor
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PC Gamer's Tom Senior takes his turn making a list with "the best XCOM 2: War of the Chosen mods".
Zombie\
15 Sep 2017 - 1:20pm
Zombie
Don't remind me... ;)

And even though the Ben Franklin quote isn't the origin of the phrase, it's more eloquent (and hits closer to home). :D

- Zombie
Space Voyager\
15 Sep 2017 - 10:51am
Space Voyager
He he he, and taxes, true.

 

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