XCOM's Creator Wants To Make A New Strategy Game

Julian Gollop, the Bulgaria-based designed best known for creating the original XCOM game, has just launched a Kickstarter for a new “wizard tactics” game called Chaos Reborn.

Original X-COM's Design Document Had Just 12 Pages

It’s easy to forget that X-COM: UFO Defense came out 20 years ago, which means some players of the more recent XCOM: Enemy Unknown might not realise the latter game is based on a classic, much-loved series. Regardless of your level of knowledge of the franchise, you’ll undoubtedly get something out of this fascinating talk about the decades-old title from its creator, Julian Gollop.

Save 50% On XCOM: Enemy Unknown On iOS

2K Games is celebrating the arrival of February (OK, this is just a guess) by slashing the price of XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the App Store. It’s down a tidy 50 per cent, from $20.99 to $10.49.

Finish XCOM: Enemy Within On Ironman With No Saves Or Deaths? This Is How It's Done

Attention XCOM fans: PC Gamer has a very cool breakdown of Zemalf’s incredible impossible-difficulty Ironman run in XCOM: Enemy Within.

Today, Apparently, Is Opposite Day In The XCOM Universe

XCOM is celebrating by giving you cover art featuring those bastard-arse traitors EXALT from XCOM: Enemy Within.

Fedora Mech Is The Strangest-Looking Soldier XCOM Has Ever Seen

Enemy Within, the expansion set to XCOM: Enemy Unknown added new character customisation: hair styles, colour combinations — and a 1950s fedora. The result above (you can call him Fedora Mech) is the strangest-looking — or coolest-looking — soldier XCOM has ever seen.

XCOM: Enemy Within: The Kotaku Review

Few things fill me with dread like the first terror response mission in XCOM. Kidney stones, for sure. The DMV. But that terror mission — which costs you a nation on the spot if you flunk it — comes when your force is young and underpowered. I know I’m gonna lose someone. I’m probably gonna lose two someones.

XCOM's Top Soldier Finally Gets To Kick Some Arse

If we can’t see Council Man himself rolling up his sleeves and throwing the hell down, then Central Officer Bradford pistol whipping some bastard-arse traitor in XCOM: Enemy Within will have to do.

See How XCOM Has Changed For Yourself

Strategy games have a tendency to straddle an area between slow, decisive moves and the chaos of action happening seemingly out of your hands and all around you. Some strategy games are slower-paced than others. As tense as things can get in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, it’s more or less leaned towards the ease of turn-based decisions than the rush of other games of its kind.

The Bureau Adds New XCOM Missions Next Week, But Only For Xbox 360

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified regroups on the Xbox 360 with its first new downloadable missions, which will be exclusive to that platform. In it, players will explore events before the extraterrestrial attack on Groom Range that kicked off the main game’s story.