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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 Skill, distance, weapon type and cover enemy hides behind impact percentage of landing a hit
XCOM 2 Xbox One Hacking event
XCOM 2 Windows The famous X-COM globe.
XCOM 2 Xbox One Random loading screen

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Game Informer Magazine Windows Feb 05, 2016 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN Windows Feb 01, 2016 9.3 out of 10 93
GameSpot Windows Feb 01, 2016 9 out of 10 90
GamesRadar Windows Feb 02, 2016 4.5 out of 5 90
The Escapist Windows Feb 01, 2016 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (Germany) (IDG/Webedia) PlayStation 4 Sep 30, 2016 89 out of 100 89
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb 01, 2016 88 out of 100 88 Xbox One Oct 04, 2016 85 out of 100 85
Girl Gamers UK Windows Feb 23, 2016 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Giant Bomb Windows Feb 11, 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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