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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 Alien reinforcements
XCOM 2 Windows Engineering center and your chief engineer Shen.
XCOM 2 Xbox One Mission stats
XCOM 2 Xbox One Tygan is in charge of all new research projects

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Critic Reviews PlayStation 4 Sep 30, 2016 18 out of 20 90
The Escapist Windows Feb 01, 2016 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb 01, 2016 88 out of 100 88 Windows Feb 02, 2016 87 out of 100 87
Video Chums PlayStation 4 Oct 13, 2016 8.5 out of 10 85 Xbox One Oct 04, 2016 85 out of 100 85
MAN!AC PlayStation 4 Dec 22, 2016 82 out of 100 82
Girl Gamers UK Windows Feb 23, 2016 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70 Windows Feb 27, 2016 6.5 out of 10 65
Giant Bomb Windows Feb 11, 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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  • The Dragon Awards
    • 2016 – Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC/Console Game – Nominated

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