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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Brings Android Some Tactical Turn Based Combat

April 24, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

 

If you like AAA game titles on Android, than you might want to clear out some space for a little tactical squad based combat with XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The smash hit tactical turn based combat game from consoles and PC has finally made its way over to the Play Store and will be making its way to the Amazon App Store soon. The game was originally released on iOS when it comes to mobile platforms, and sat there for a while gaining praise and delighting mobile gamers and fans for a time, now it has finally jumped ship to the larger platform where gamers can be entrenched in action and take turns beating back the alien invasion. First things first, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an insanely large game so when I said make sure you clear some space I wasn’t just talking about clearing your mind so you could focus. I literally meant clear space on your tablet or phone to make room for XCOM: which comes weighing in at a massive 3.6GB. The game may be huge, but that should mean plenty of content and compelling visuals right?

As the story goes, Earth is being invaded by an unknown enemy, and after earth’s forces and governments band together they create an elite paramilitary force called XCOM. You are XCOM’s leader. Your task is to build up your base and research alien/enemy technologies, train your team of soldiers and fight back against the enemy. The game is turn based combat, you can recruit soldiers and level them up through battle and divide up your specialties accordingly so you have a varied team of expertise. You can play randomly generated missions, which should give this game great replay value, it also most means hours upon hours of gameplay because missions will never be the same.

The game by all accounts looks and sounds awesome. After having played it for a short period of time since its release just this morning, I am proud to say it’s an excellent game. It will set you back $9.99 if you want to pick it up, and as pointed out by 2K Games it’s a graphically rich game with advanced features, following that statement up by saying you can and should optimize play by closing out other apps first. If you’re running this game on an Nvidia shield you probably have nothing to worry about, but for most other devices I’d say that’s a fair suggestion.