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