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XCOM 2 is a turn-based tactical strategy game and the sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown. XCOM 2 takes place twenty years after the events of Enemy Unknown, where it is assumed the player lost the battle to save Earth. The aliens have taken over and the player must lead a small guerrilla force to retake the planet. In the strategy layer, the player must fly the Avenger, a mobile base, around the planet, bolstering the resistance and upgrading his ship. In the tactical layer, a squad of soldiers must navigate multiple environments, dispatching aliens and completing objectives.

Just like the previous game there is support for one-on-one online multiplayer games. Unlike Enemy Unknown that used fixed levels, XCOM 2's maps have portions that are randomly generated, for instance with objects and buildings, but the overall level design is always the same. Random generation is also applied to side missions, enemy placement and reinforcements. All buildings are destructible.


XCOM 2 Xbox One A shocking revelation... hardly unexpected, but shocking
XCOM 2 Xbox One On a mission to recover Serum Toxicity Report from alien controlled train
XCOM 2 Xbox One Landing on the highway
XCOM 2 Windows "Point blank alien ass whooping" tactic in action.

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IGN Windows Feb 01, 2016 9.3 out of 10 93
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 02, 2016 93 out of 100 93
RPG Site Windows Mar 02, 2016 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Windows Feb 01, 2016 9 out of 10 90
GamesRadar Windows Feb 02, 2016 4.5 out of 5 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb 01, 2016 88 out of 100 88
Video Chums PlayStation 4 Oct 13, 2016 8.5 out of 10 85 Xbox One Oct 04, 2016 85 out of 100 85
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  • The Dragon Awards
    • 2016 – Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC/Console Game – Nominated

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