Categories: Turn-Based, Tactics
Meta Score: 89
Store: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Price: $ 1,72)
User Score: 82.0
Platform: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS (iPhone/iPad), PlayStation Vita
Publisher Names: 2K Games
Support Language: English*, German*, French*, Italian*, Korean, Spanish – Spain*
Publish Date: 2012-10-08
Required Age: 18

PC Requirements:


  • OS:Windows Vista
  • Processor:2 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater
  • DirectX®:9.0
  • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
  • Sound:DirectX Compatible
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.


Lead your troops in fierce battles to defeat the alien front, and rescue civilians in crowded cities and remote outlands around the world. Construct and expand your XCOM headquarters, recruit and coach up unique soldiers to thrust into battle, and research alien tech to enhance and multiply your weapons and capabilities. Mix and match aliens and soldiers and synthesize abilities to outwit and overpower your alien opponents.

Positive Comment(s)

This game will test your mettle in a way that will make old fans tingle with a sense of unforgiving nostalgia, and will make clear to newcomers just exactly what XCOM is all about.100Giant Bomb
XCOM makes a complicated design feel smoother and more elegant without losing the feel and nuance of the original work.91GameTrailers
Re-imagining? Remake? Whatever it is, XCOM brings back and revitalises a classic…This game is a winner.90Eurogamer
It’s a worthy and far more appropriate reboot of the franchise, easily the most addictive game this year, and one of our favourite Firaxis games ever.90games(TM)
If isometric strategy games are dead, this is the best zombie we’ve ever seen.90SpazioGames
As long as you enjoy action, sci-fi and a rich amalgam of gaming styles, there’s loads to enjoy right here.90GameWatcher
Firaxis has made the miracle to revitalize an old series without altering its nature. A great work of
As enjoyable as it is reverential, Enemy Unknown is a superb reimagining of a favourite series from days past.90IncGamers
It’s intelligent, rewarding and challenging and with any luck it will find the audience it deserves.90Thunderbolt
If you played the original, then this is a no brainer purchase; if you haven’t, then you are in for a lot of gameplay hours that will both challenge and enthrall you.90NZGamer

Negative Comment(s)

It must have been amazing game back in 2012, but in 2023 it is just a famous name, nothing else. I’m glad they basically invented the genre – it spawned so many amazing games since then.50Oshiri_Maeda
i liked it, honestly. i think it’s an alright reboot – i love strategy so this was right up my alley70dogeswillkill
Great game with an interesting story. Can spend hundreds of hours playing this game. But to be honest I prefer the second one.70Sean-M
Removed without notice from GeForce Now, I purchased a game I can no longer play.0jgeof
A solid, tight tactical game. It’s a little finicky with some of the UI elements and it was hard to stay motivated through the base building element. Still a quality game.70Shimmeywill
Interesting additions to the original. Could not motivate me to complete another playthrough of the game though.70Vanco

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