Tag: XCOM

XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen Review

I Choose You!

HIGH The tweaks revitalize the campaign. Finishing several missions with a 100% hit rate.

LOW Getting all of the DLC properly activated is counter-intuitive. Performance issues.

WTF Seriously, don’t play Iron Man mode.


Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden Preview

I’ve been watching Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for a few months now and always had a passing interest in it, but had yet to get my hands on it. This post-human apocalyptic turn-based strategy game has anthropomorphic characters and an interesting setting, but it wasn’t until actually playing that I realized my initial thoughts about it were slightly wrong.


Phantom Doctrine Preview

On September 1, 1983, the Soviet Union shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, killing 269 people including U.S. Representative Larry McDonald. A combination of fear, posturing, and paranoia led to the downing of KAL 007 and pushed the world closer to war… but what if there were an even more sinister motive behind what officially happened? This question is what CreativeForge Games’ upcoming Phantom Doctrine explores in its conspiracy-laden Cold War setting.


XCOM 2 Review

XCOM-municated

Xcom 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH Dashing across the map to chop up alien scumbags with the Ranger's Reaper ability.

LOW The current PC build is a technical horror show.

WTF My entire squad missing every shot during a perfectly-planned ambush.

Xcom: Enemy Within Review

Mechs come

XCOM Enemy Within Review Screenshot

HIGH My Mec unit punching an Exalt scumbag through a wall and halfway down the street.

LOW It all feels a little too familiar despite the changes.

WTF Those engineering lads at Xcom suggested cutting our agents apart just a little bit too quickly for comfort.

Extra Credits: Funding XCOM, Part 1 and 2

Why have we become to concerned with a zombie apocalypse? What about the much more likely—or at least more interesting—prospect of an alien invasion? But before we even talk about a defense system to fight back that alien attack, Extra Credits asks if there are even any aliens to worry about.