XCOM: Enemy Within

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews
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Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2013

New abilities, tough enemies and more maps make XCOM: Enemy Within a superb expansion, but the ending needs an upgrade.

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9 / 10
Nov 10, 2013

Enemy Within is an improvement on an already excellent game. For every decision that must be made there are several factors to consider, rarely enough money to pay for everything, and uncomfortable consequences to be faced for failure. All of this is exacerbated still further when playing on Classic difficulty or with Ironman mode enabled, where you're constantly worrying about what to do next or second guessing the action that you've just taken. Much like the genetic modifications that it champions, XCOM: Enemy Within is an experience that gets under your skin.

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85 / 100
Nov 15, 2013

The fantastic Exalt missions, gene mods, and MEC Troopers are an excellent reason to play more XCOM.

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Nov 10, 2013

Enemy Within is a worthwhile expansion to both XCOM vets and newcomers. All of its new additions bring a great deal of extra challenge and strategy to one of 2012's best games.

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9.3 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2013

Enemy Within isn't easy, but its complex strategy and clever enemy AI provide a highly rewarding experience

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8 / 10
Nov 10, 2013

XCOM: Enemy Within is a feature-packed expansion that makes a great game even greater.

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Kotaku

Top Critic

Yes
Nov 10, 2013

Enemy Within adds a ton of new maps, mission types, and soldier abilities without losing the balance and unrelenting tension that make it XCOM.

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Nov 10, 2013

Enemy Within doesn't fundamentally change the XCOM experience, but it does add a number of new challenges and strategies for veterans of Enemy Unknown. This expansion may be a little too much to handle for newcomers, but the XCOM faithful will find a whole new series of important decisions to obsess over.

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Nov 18, 2013

It's more of what you love for a very reasonable asking price.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2013

If you haven't played the newest XCOM yet, now is a perfect time to do so with the Enemy Within package. For all the XCOM veterans out there, you'll find a solid amount of new activities to engage in, as well as an unprecedented amount of squad customization. In other words, this is now the definitive Enemy experience.

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