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XCOM: Enemy Unknown
By Mark Brown 19 June 2013
XCOM: Enemy Unknown | Developer:
Firaxis | Publisher:
2K Games | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Strategy | Players:
1 | Version:
Even though you have all the time in the world to plan your next move, sci-fi tactics game XCOM: Enemy Unknown still manages to be a nail-bitingly tense experience.
That's because one wrong move can practically doom your entire mission to eradicate a cell of aliens, deactivate a time bomb, or escort a foreign diplomat to safety.
One silly misstep could see a soldier dashing into a room full of ape-like Muton chargers, or outflanked by floating robot torsos, or in the sightlines of a bulbous-brained telepathic alien who can turn your medic into a mindless zombie.
Keep watching the skies
XCOM's battles are tense and rewarding, and are married to a clever base-building meta-game. All this, in a solid and eminently playable iOS port