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\
28 Oct 2018 - 10:49pm
Space Voyager
FFS!?1'1?!?!!??'1'!?!?'1'1?!'1?!
silencer_pl\
28 Oct 2018 - 9:26pm
silencer_pl
That damn sweater!

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It's mine now.

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Thorondor\
22 Oct 2018 - 1:36pm
Thorondor
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Strategy Gamer's Marcello Perricone puts together a quick little guide to point out which of XCOM 2's DLC packs is, or isn't, worthwhile.
Thorondor\
20 Oct 2018 - 11:36am
Thorondor
YouTuber ChristopherOdd mans up and braves Legacy Ops - engaging Nightmare difficuly level.

Thorondor\
19 Oct 2018 - 5:10pm
Thorondor
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Strategy Gamer's Marcello Perricone provides an overview of XCOM 2: War of the Chosen's Tactical Legacy Pack here.
silencer_pl\
17 Oct 2018 - 7:15pm
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Thorondor, on 17 October 2018 - 10:43 AM, said:

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I'm getting there ;)

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Space Voyager, on 16 October 2018 - 08:11 AM, said:

HOW?!??!?!?!!?!!?!!11!!1!?''??'!?

Incredible.

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Thorondor\
17 Oct 2018 - 10:43am
Thorondor
Space Voyager\
16 Oct 2018 - 8:11am
Space Voyager
HOW?!??!?!?!!?!!?!!11!!1!?''??'!?

Incredible.
Thorondor\
13 Oct 2018 - 11:21am
Thorondor
@silencer: braggart! :D And no injuries, even. Impressive! :cool:
silencer_pl\
12 Oct 2018 - 7:23pm
silencer_pl
And here are mine impressions :P

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Thorondor\
11 Oct 2018 - 8:24am
Thorondor
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Polygon's Charlie Hall offers his impressions on XCOM 2: War of the Chosen's Tactical Legacy Pack.
Thorondor\
10 Oct 2018 - 6:55pm
Thorondor
Thorondor\
10 Oct 2018 - 6:19pm
Thorondor
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PC Gamer's Tom Senior writes about XCOM 2: War of the Chosen's Tactical Legacy Pack.
Thorondor\
10 Oct 2018 - 3:13pm
Thorondor
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PC Invasion's Tim McDonald reviews XCOM 2: War of the Chosen's Tactical Legacy Pack.
silencer_pl\
9 Oct 2018 - 10:25pm
silencer_pl
Soundtrack cam be bought here: https://2kgamesmusic.bandcamp.com/
Thorondor\
9 Oct 2018 - 5:58pm
Thorondor


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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen's Tactical Legacy Pack is now out and available on Steam as announced here. Several celebratory discounts are now in effect until the 16th of October.
silencer_pl\
4 Oct 2018 - 11:15am
silencer_pl
That UFO: Defense soundtrack sort of pumped me up.
Thorondor\
3 Oct 2018 - 8:36am
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Thorondor\
2 Oct 2018 - 6:45pm
Thorondor
@SV: sounds like a good idea, to keep it more relaxed, and not worry about the RNG. Posted Image

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Watch to learn about the new content drop for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen.

The Tactical Legacy Pack will become available on the 9th of October.

Learn more here.
Space Voyager\
2 Oct 2018 - 5:22pm
Space Voyager
As a side note, I'm thinking about restarting the game in easy mode. Just to play it through once. For the sake of it.

 

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