XCOM 2 is a tactical turn-based game developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games. It is a sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown which was released in 2012.What do you imagine when you think: “future”? Advanced technology, robots or… UFO? If you have dreamed of meeting aliens, you have a unique opportunity to make your dream come true. But there will not be a friendly E.T... Research new technologies, build an army and hunt for the aliens. Sit back and enjoy the adventure.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is set in 2015, the times that we live in. XCOM 2 begins 20 years later, in 2035. The world is not the same anymore – mankind was defeated by aliens and now is controlled by the Advent Administration. People got access to modern technology and think that the aliens want to live with them in peace, but the truth is cruel. Only XCOM is aware of the aliens’ agenda. At the beginning the player has to release a Commander who was abducted by the aliens who wanted to use his strategic thinking through a brain implant. After rescuing the Commander by Bradford, the game begins and you have to plan every XCOM’s step to rescue the world. While in XCOM: Enemy Unknown the player had to protect the Earth against the aliens, this time your role is to banish them from our world.
Command the XCOM’s brigade, consisting of up to six soldiers, and plan every step to defeat the aliens. Every soldier has different skills and you can choose from five classes – Grenadier, Ranger, Psi Operative, Specialist and Sharpshooter. Each soldier has to be trained and uses different weapons. The soldiers can also choose their specialisation and train their unique skills. The Specialist, one of the soldier’s classes, has got a drone that can be used for observing towers or hacking things from a huge distance.
Besides the aliens known from XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you have to face terrible beasts, such as Archons, Andromedons, Berserkers, Chryssalids, the Faceless, Mutons, Sectoids, snake-like Vipers and zombie-like The Lost. The list is longer and there are only some brutal and horrible beasts that you may meet on your way and have to defeat. Each of them has different skills what causes that the battles are interesting and you have to be constantly watchful to protect your soldiers.