XCOM

In Memorium: XCOM 2

This article contains some very mild spoilers for the story of XCOM 2 We all know how a session of XCOM 2 can be going really well until all of sudden it isn’t. I had my fair share of horrible outcomes while reviewing the game, and my fellow editor Charlie can attest to the unpredictability of the frail minds of his soldiers. But while his tale involved one of his troopers panicking so much ...[Read More]

There’s a Stormtrooper mod for XCOM 2 and it’s super appropriate

  XCOM 2 is an unforgiving game, and I loved the hell out of it. It doesn’t go easy on you, instead it relies on cold, hard statistical likelihoods to decide your chances of success. Your soldiers will more often than not miss the perfect shot you were holding out for, even when the statistics were in your favour. It boarders on the ridiculous, because these people are supposedly traine...[Read More]

XCOM 2 review: Unfairly good

Reviewed on: PC There will be few moments in your life when you’ll be required to make decisions as huge, and under the same amounts of pressure, as ones you’ll make when playing XCOM 2. Will you take the 50/50 shot to kill an enemy pinning down a team mate, hold your ground and only fire defensively or relocate to a better position but also expose your flank? Could another team mate b...[Read More]

In Memoriam: XCOM Enemy Unknown

  With the release of XCOM 2 looming ever closer, it being tomorrow and all, all the traumatic memories I have from its predecessor XCOM: Enemy Unknown have been coming back to mind. As the subject of one of our “In Memorium” posts, Enemy Unknown is very unique thanks to its unpredictable strategy gameplay, permanent team member deaths and the ability to name and characterise your...[Read More]

Hard West review: XCOM meets The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Welcome to “January Back Catalogue”, where we’re taking advantage of this quiet release month by catching up on all the games we’ve been meaning to play.   Many of you may not know about Hard West, a turn-based strategy title from Creative Forge games, that released on Steam way back on November 19. That day ring a bell? It should, it was the launch day of Star Wars Battlefront and anyt...[Read More]

Rebootiful: Gaming’s best reboots

– James Orr We’ve covered the games that were able to remake the charm of their originals, now let’s look at the games that relaunched and revitalised their franchises. For this list, we’re looking at the best reboots, where the game has been completely redone, and given its series a new and better direction. Tomb Raider (2012) We kicked off our remakes list with a Tomb Raider game, so it se...[Read More]

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