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XCOM Creative Director To Leave Firaxis After 23 Years

After 23 years with Firaxis, Marvel's Midnight Suns and XCOM creative director Jake Solomon has announced he's leaving the company. Solomon says he's "loved" designing the tactical turn-based games…

February 17, 2023 | 09:29 EST

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X-COM 25th Anniversary - Franchise List

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of X-COM—25 years of tactically slaying aliens and stealing their tech. The beloved strategy series has had major highs and deflating lows. It's seen a lot of…

March 25, 2019 | 02:00 EDT


Free DLC XCOM 2: War of the Chosen - Tactical Legacy Pack Out Today

It's time to dust off your copy of XCOM 2, because there's new battles to be fought and plenty of content to explore with XCOM 2: War of the Chosen - Tactical Legacy Pack.  As of today, you can…

October 9, 2018 | 04:25 EDT

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[Rumor] New XCOM 2 Expansion Coming, Codenamed TLE

A new expansion for XCOM 2 is rumored to be codenamed "TLE" and on its way according to a post on ResetEra. XCOM 2 is a game about the Extraterrestrial Combat Unit, an elite group of soldiers and…

June 7, 2018 | 11:03 EDT

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Review - Three's Company

The problem with coming out with an expansion as large as XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is that it can overshadow the base game. Upon downloading and starting up a new campaign, nothing but new content…

October 18, 2017 | 09:00 EDT


XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Performance Fixes Not Coming to Base Game

XCOM 2's first expansion, War of the Chosen, was announced back at E3 during the PC Gaming Show and we've since learned a little more about it. While War of the Chosen will, of course, bring a bunch…

August 27, 2017 | 12:06 EDT


XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Expansion Details

After 2K's teaser and then reveal of XCOM 2's expansion War of the Chosen at E3's PC Gaming Show, more details were shared via a press release.The new information includes further details on the new…

June 15, 2017 | 01:25 EDT

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PC Gaming Show E3 2017 - XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Sean "Day9" Plott took to the stage to open up the PC Gaming Show. After an intro that celebrated the dedication of the PC gaming community, we got our first look at an expansion for XCOM 2. Titled…

June 12, 2017 | 02:15 EDT


Firaxis Teases Possible XCOM 2 Expansion Reveal at E3

Firaxis revealed today that they, and parent company 2K Games, will be at the PC Gaming show this Monday with something related to XCOM 2. Before we get into looking at what that is, let's take a…

June 8, 2017 | 10:03 EDT

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XCOM 2 Getting Long War 2 Mod

If you're a fan of the XCOM franchise and a PC gamer, chances are you've heard of Long War Studios and their partial conversion mod for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Long War. If you're one of the many who…

January 6, 2017 | 01:44 EST

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A turn-based, isometric strategy game of avoiding extinction. The governments you fought to defend twenty years ago, in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, have been crushed under the heel of a new world order…

December 25, 2016 | 01:26 EST


Co-Op Mod Courtesy of Team Dragonpunk Released for XCOM 2

XCOM 2 is a stressful game. Whether you're facing down a horde of aliens or trying to reach one of your soldiers before they bleed out, it will test your mental resolve at every step. What better way…

November 7, 2016 | 09:20 EST


XCOM 2 PS4 Port Impressions - Any Port In A Storm

Back in February this year we reviewed XCOM 2 on PC, giving the game an 8.5 and calling it a solid sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown despite some technical issues. Fast forward to the present day and…

October 14, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Long War Studios Adds Two Mods to XCOM 2

Despite being hampered by various in-game bugs and release woes, XCOM 2 has managed to solidify itself as an entertaining and addictive strategy game. The added value of both XCOM: Enemy Unknown and…

July 10, 2016 | 04:31 EDT

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XCOM 2 Alien Hunters DLC Releasing Soon

The first XCOM 2 DLC pack Anarchy’s Children wasn't well received according to the Steam user reviews, its themed cosmetic changes looking somewhat irrelevant when compared to the extensive content…

May 9, 2016 | 09:30 EDT

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XCOM 2 First DLC Anarchy's Children and Patch Coming Soon

XCOM 2 was February's big smash hit that arrived early in the month and is still going strong for many users. While the title has been plagued by many performance issues and bugs, it's core gameplay…

March 9, 2016 | 12:39 EST

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Putting XCOM 2's Customization To The Test

I am a stickler for customization. I like to tweak sliders, change armor, and equip the weapon that fits the character best. So I guess naturally, the first thing I did when booting up XCOM 2 was…

February 9, 2016 | 01:00 EST

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XCOM 2 is Getting 3 Mods at Launch

We previously reported that Long War Studios, developers of the wonderful XCOM: The Long War mod for XCOM Enemy Unknown, were working on mods for XCOM 2. Now, thanks to Firaxis' panel at PAX, and…

February 2, 2016 | 04:27 EST

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Long War Studios Partner with Firaxis to Bring Day One XCOM 2 Mods

Hello commander. It has come to the attention of the TechRaptor staff that Long War Studios, developer of the beloved total conversion mod for XCOM: Enemy Unknown known as The Long War are not only…

January 21, 2016 | 05:53 EST

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XCOM 2 Gets New Trailer, Digital Deluxe Edition and DLC Details

Players who are looking forward to the sequel to in 2012 released tactical game XCOM: Enemy Unknown only have to wait a couple more months until they can get their hands on XCOM 2. Game publisher 2K…

December 14, 2015 | 12:39 EST

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XCOM 2 Unveils Dark Events

What appears to be an integral gameplay mechanic of Xcom 2, the anticipated sequel to Firaxis’ re-imagination of the Xcom franchise, has been revealed today. The ominously named “Dark Events” are…

October 29, 2015 | 10:38 EDT

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XCOM 2 Delayed to February 5th, 2016

XCOM: Enemy Unknown rebooted the X-COM and brought the series back into the public light back in 2012, and when the sequel, XCOM 2, was announced this year, people were excited to get back to…

August 28, 2015 | 10:39 EDT

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Most Anticipated Game of Fall 2015 – XCOM 2

I got on the XCOM train rather late, not actually playing the vanilla game until about 2 years after its release and moving on to Enemy Within not long after that first playthrough. I have not even…

August 25, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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XCOM 2 Trailer Reveals New Strategic Features

A look at the Avenger, the flying, mobile headquarters that players will use in Xcom 2, was released recently to the public, and within it were numerous looks at new gameplay features that will be…

August 21, 2015 | 12:54 EDT

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XCOM 2 Announced

Hello, Commander. We’ve had a change of heart. Turns out this silly war was a big misunderstanding. Please cease all operations and prepare to receive our new unification ambassador. All hail our…

June 1, 2015 | 05:14 EDT