XCOM 2 - Xbox One

  • Publisher: 2K
  • SKU: 5402100
  • Release Date: 09/27/2016
ESRB Rating: Teen
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • XCOM 2

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (190 out of 198)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Firaxis Games
    • Publisher: 2K
    • Platform: Xbox One
    • Genre: Turn Based Strategy
    • Release Date: 09/27/2016

    Synopsis


    XCOM 2 is the sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the 2012 award-winning strategy game of the year. Earth has changed and is now under alien rule. Facing impossible odds you must rebuild XCOM, and ignite a global resistance to reclaim our world and save humanity.

    Features


    RESISTANCE WARRIOR PACK: Customize your squad of resistance fighters with bonus outfits, headgear, and custom facial war paint. Instantly unlock a survivor of the old war as a recruit in your barracks.

    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.

    ENGAGE IN HEAD-TO-HEAD MULTIPLAYER: Mix-and-match squads of humans and aliens and battle head-to-head on randomly-generated maps.



    Customer rating

    4.6
    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great fun. Some programming glitches.

      Posted
      onefunnyguy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      XCOM2 is true to the original storyline. It was great fun to play and certainly met my expectations. The XCOM series are my favorite turn-based games. A couple of things that diminished gameplay: 1) There were some stutters and technical glitches with cut scenes and actual gameplay. Mostly annoying, but it was noticeable and occasionally halted play. I suspect they'll patch and update soon. 2) Multiplayer for XB1 doesn't exist. No matter how I tried, I could not enter, join, or host an online match in any way, shape, or form. I love multiplayer, and was really disappointed. Again, an upcoming update will probably include a fix. 3) Actions/reactions and their results during actual mission play were mostly random and unpredictable. This is as it should be. But when looking at the Bridge screens and participating in that part of the game, the progress was TOO predictable. I had no trouble telling when an emergency mission would pop up and require my attention. I finally got annoyed and sometimes just skipped over an "urgent mission" because it always got in the way of my soldiers' healing, research, construction, etc. Likewise, the timing of the game's progress on it's final countdown to disaster was also easily predicted. I still really loved this game, and am going through a second run-through at a more difficult level. While this game (like most) has a linear story, the best part is the missions which have much more random play. This gives me a number of "what if" actions and reactions to try out from saved game files. If you're a fan of XCOM, you'll overlook the glitches and hiccups. It's a great game, with hours of fun play.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic turn based strategy game

      Posted
      Gulpo
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I am nearly done with campaign and starting to stretch out the endgame just to get a few more missions with my characters. At the beginning missions are rightfully one-sided and you should be okay with losing a few rookies during your first play through. Even fully upgraded, you can still lose a soldier or two during the endgame if you get careless with positioning. The story is.... there... at times it can be cheesy SciFi but most just used to justify missions and objectives. The gameplay more than makes up for the weak story line. I love the latest addition of setting up pathways before submitting moves and the icons telling you which enemies will be within shooting range before you commit to the move. The DLC is a mixed bag. I didn't even notice the configuration options from the pre-order pack. Anarchy's Children adds out of place customization options. Shen's Gift is the best of the bunch as it adds a challenging mission, with some great dialog, and a new soldier type. Alien Hunters has such bad reviews and descriptions that I avoided it. Now that I have some experience with the gameplay, I might download Alien Hunters for the added challenge but wish the DLC was all like Shen's Gift.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding strategy game

      Posted
      Spartacusthegod
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      I was a big fan of XCOM: Enemy Unknown/Enemy Within, the title before this, and Firaxis did a fantastic job with the sequel. It keeps the gameplay themes of the first, while injecting plenty of fresh concepts into the formula. The story is a bit unclear as to how the aliens retained any power after the ending events of the first game, but the gameplay feels like a flawless transition from the first to the second. If you enjoy tactical, turn-based strategy games, I highly recommend this title. XCOM was a legendary strategy franchise with its origins, and the new series by Firaxis is still phenomenal. I only have the base game currently, but the expansions look fantastic, and I can't wait to finish my first run, download those, and do it all again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      XCOM Fan from the begining

      Posted
      Danschiff
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I'm a lifelong XCOM fan, having owned and played the original on my PC (486SX33, 4MB RAM...) and have longed for the series to continue to evolve and mature. After the long absence and darkness, the game finally came to the Console and PC Platforms refreshed adn with a new look, but the same old strategic and RPG feel. This newest version does justice to the series and expands on the beautiful look of the game. It's a different timeline and feel, with the planet earth under Alien "partnership" and control, giving the game a Homefront or Red Dawn feel as you, the oppressed defender of Earth must bring the resistance to bear and take down the enemy. Good gameply (still a little too long between turns) but it delivers a great XCOM experience.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Expands on the original in every important way

      Posted
      Pulpcanmovebaby
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      I was so excited when I learned that they were bringing this to consoles, and the wait was definitely worth it. I sunk hours into Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within and this takes the ideas that those started, and expands on them exponentially. The game is a bit harder than its precursor, but there are a ton of more and different items you can use, techs to research, and paths for you to take to victory. The graphics look fantastic and the new story has me completely engaged. The only con I've noticed is that load times can be a bit long, but they aren't too bad. I can live with longer load times since you get better graphics, larger and more varied maps, and all new enemies to deal with.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Punishing Difficulty, but still rewarding.

      Posted
      Dustinw
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I'll start by saying that this IS a fun game. I really like it. I almost feel ashamed to admit, but even playing on the "Rookie" difficulty, this is still a very challenging game. I put in quite a few hours only to get stuck where I cannot do anything. I don't have enough money to purchase more troops, not enough troops to go on missions and without spoiling anything, I'm out of time. My only option was to restart. But, I now have a better feel for the mechanics of the game. If you like real-time strategy games, and don't mind a challenge, you'll enjoy this game.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good but difficult

      Posted
      Chiguy
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      I've played all the console xcom games but this is the hardest by far. Even in the easiest difficulty its still very challenging and i consider myself a vetted gamer. There are also many stages that only have a certain number of turns before you fail the mission. Those seem to be the most difficult since you have to complete the objective and have to reach the extraction point within that time. Overall i still like the xcom universe but this installment is the most difficult so far

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great game

      Posted
      l8nghtgamer
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      If you are a fan of the series as I am then you'll love this turn based strategy game, I never tire of the cut scenes and the weapon research on experimental items is always fun to wait and see what u get. the one down fall is the load times are horrible I have the 1 TB COD edition XBOX and it's very slow some are even laggy but overall game play is awsome, I turned off the auto save feature and just saved games myself as it was a bit confusing at first over all fun enjoyable game

      I would recommend this to a friend


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