XCOM: Chimera Squad

Rating Summary

Based on 72 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

Based on 72 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Apr 27, 2020

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

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Tom Marks

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2020

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

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72 / 100
Apr 23, 2020

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

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8 / 10
Apr 23, 2020

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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Apr 23, 2020

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

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8 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2020

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

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8 / 10
Apr 24, 2020

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

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Unscored
Apr 23, 2020

Despite its imperfections, fans of tactical strategy games should snatch XCOM: Chimera Squad up as soon as possible.

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Apr 23, 2020

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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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2020

While not all of the wild departures fire on all cylinders, XCOM: Chimera Squad's open-ended difficulty settings allow everyone to bend the strong combat groundwork to their will. Chimera Squad embraces the strange, and is predominately better for it.

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