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Epic is giving away X-Com 2 (2016 Reboot, NOT TFTD)


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From Thursday April 14 until April 21, Epic is giving away X-Com 2



Epic has been giving away at least one free game a week since the start of the COVID pandemic. Add it to your Epic library, and it is yours to keep. Usually it is the base game with the expansions and DLC costing extra, occasionally they include a few DLC. In the case of X-Com 2, no DLC or expansions, just the base game.

Get it while you can!


This is the 2016 X-Com 2, from the reboot series, not Terror From The Deep.


I hope this doesn't sound too much like I'm a shill for Epic, but the sticky at the top says to write it like a news article and it sounds like a press release.




XCOM 2 is the sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown' date=' the 2012 award-winning strategy game of the year.

Earth has changed. Twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to alien forces. XCOM, the planet’s last line of defense, was left decimated and scattered. Now, in XCOM 2, the aliens rule Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while concealing a sinister agenda 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, and facing impossible odds, the remnant XCOM forces must find a way to ignite a global resistance, and eliminate the alien threat once and for all.

XCOM ON THE RUN: Take command of the Avenger, an alien supply craft converted to XCOM’s mobile headquarters. New open-ended gameplay lets you decide where to guide your strike team, how to grow popular support, and when to combat enemy counter-operations.

RECRUIT RESISTANCE FIGHTERS: Five soldier classes, each with its own skill tree, let you create specific soldiers for your tactical plan.

TACTICAL GUERRILLA COMBAT: New gameplay systems offer more tactical flexibility in combat. 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.

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

RESEARCH, DEVELOP AND UPGRADE: 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 armor to fit your preferred tactics.

EACH MISSION IS A UNIQUE CHALLENGE: 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.

Use of this product requires agreement to the following third party end user license agreement: https://www.take2games.com/eula/

















OSWindows® 7, 64-bit

OSWindows® 7, 64-bit


ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz

Processor2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better


Memory4 GB

Memory8 GB


Graphics1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better

Graphics2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better


DirectXVersion 11



Storage45 GB

Storage45 GB


Sound CardDirectX compatible sound card

Sound CardDirectX compatible sound card




Requires Epic Games account

Languages Supported

  • Text: English, French, German, Spanish - Spain, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese - Traditional
  • Audio: English, French, German, Spanish - Spain, Italia

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Is it always-online DRMed? And do you need a credit card number to make this "purchase"?

Yes to the first, no to the second.

You need to install the "Epic Games Launcher" and run it to launch the game, but I have never given Epic my credit card.

Hurry up and claim the game, the offer ends tomorrow morning. You don't have to download it right away, but you do have to claim it before 8am Eastern.

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