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XCOM: Chimera Squad

Firaxis Games, 2K Games
Apr 23, 2020 - PC
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
PC Gamer
72 / 100
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
USgamer
3.5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for XCOM: Chimera Squad

IGN

7 / 10.0
Tom Marks

XCOM: Chimera Squad plays with some interesting new ideas, but doesn't bring them together into a particularly graceful whole.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

The classic formula gets an energising remix in this standalone charmer.

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A fine superhero SWAT team tactics game smothered by a little too much admin.

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Firaxis lets its hair down for a fun, ragtag twist on XCOM's proven recipe of tactics and tension.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An attempt to simplify and streamline XCOM sounds like a disaster in the making but the original's tense turn-based combat is still highly entertaining even in this reduced form.

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Chimera Squad's action remains incredibly rich, but the slightly repetitive combat mars the overall thrill

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XCOM: Chimera Squad refines the series' core tactical strengths to show that sometimes less is more.

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XCOM: Chimera Squad retains much of what makes XCOM such a special tactics series, in the process adding in some genuine improvements to its already excellent formula. But these improvements are undermined by some strange art choices, as well as a general reluctance to maximize some of its bolder changes. All in all, an interesting experiment, but one that still has a ways to go before reaching its full potential.

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