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2K Games, Firaxis Games
Feb 5, 2016 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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94 / 100
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XCOM 2 Trailers

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Official XCOM 2 Launch Trailer

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Official XCOM 2 “Retaliation” Trailer

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Official XCOM 2 “Welcome to the Avenger” Gameplay

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Critic Reviews for XCOM 2

Firaxis continues its excellent work on the XCOM franchise with XCOM 2, a game that improves upon all the elements of its predecessor and delivers a phenomenal strategic experience.

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Punishing and precise, Firaxis has created one of the most demanding - and thrilling - strategy games ever.

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With a focus on variety and replayability, this sequel has an answer to most of my complaints about 2012's excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and aside from some mostly cosmetic bugs, it comes together brilliantly. Thanks to a new spin on the same great tactical combat, plus unpredictable maps and randomized objectives and loot, XCOM 2 is an amazing game I'll easily put hundreds of hours into.

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Exceptionally tough, rewarding strategy and a masterful reworking of the XCOM formula. We'll play this forever.

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A superb sequel that improves on every aspect of the already excellent originals, and offers one of the most absorbing and unpredictable strategy experiences ever seen.

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Impossible to recommend ahead of the PC version because of some issues with the port, but nonetheless one of the most unique experiences on console.

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With an arsenal of new gadgets and upgrades at your disposal, XCOM 2 feels like XCOM: Enemy Unknown with a million mods enabled, creating a deep and engrossing strategy game.

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Alien firefights play out like deadly games of chess. The difficulty tests your resolve, but XCOM remains one of the deepest and most rewarding strategy games on the market

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