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Best Strategy games of 2016: First the world, then the galaxy

Best Strategy games of 2016
While 2016 wasn't the best year for strategy games, we still got quite a few good ones to satiate our need to issue commands, conquer, and micromanage. We have galaxy-spanning 4X epics, as well as smaller scale guerrilla warfare campaigns that are definitely the best the genre has to offer. Feel free to let us know if we missed anything,...

New XCOM 2 mods released by developer Long War Studios

Long War Studios, developers who have worked with Firaxis to create many mods for the XCOM games, have released some new mods for XCOM 2. As detailed on the game's Steam page, the new packs are the Perk Pack and the Laser Pack, which add new functionality to XCOM 2. The Perk Pack is a system mod which reworks the...

XCOM 2 expands to consoles in September

After many pleas from the fans, 2K Games has announced that XCOM 2 will be making its way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this September. The very well-received strategy game was released on PC back in February 2016, and now console gamers will be able to join their brethren in the fight to rid the Earth from the vile...

XCOM 2 receives new update with major fixes and improvements

XCOM 2 has received its first major patch which includes many fixes, balance tweaks, and several performance optimizations that should improve framerates and in-game delays. The patch will be automatically installed through Steam, so there's not much you need to do in order for it to take effect. The patch also adds a new feature known as Zip Mode, which speeds up animations and fixes some delays...

XCOM 2 review: It had to be space snakes

In the first XCOM game, you play out a narrative as old as the Sci-Fi genre itself: Earth is invaded by an overwhelming alien force. A hastily-formed coalition of nations comes together, founds XCOM and, under the control of Commander "The Commander", takes the fight back to the aliens. In a series of surgical strikes against the alien leadership and resources,...

XCOM 2 worldwide invasion have begun with official launch trailer

Commander! XCOM 2 is now available in all territories. Yeah, that's basically all I am here to tell you... That, and also to watch the game's official launch trailer above. It's pretty awesome. XCOM 2 is a PC exclusive, so make sure you have a rig that can run it before you join in on the collective afford to save Earth from...

Long War Studios partners with 2K for day-one XCOM 2 mods

The rumored partnership between 2K Games and Long War Studios is now confirmed. Long War Studios, the makers of the Long War mod for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, are going to be working on some mods for XCOM 2 that will be released at launch, on February 5. While the announcement doesn't go into detail on what those mods will be, looking at...

XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition available to pre-order

2K Games and Firaxis Games have announced that you can now pre-order the XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition. The Edition comes with the full game, the digital soundtrack, and the XCOM 2 Reinforcement Pack, which is similar to a Season Pass. According to the official press release, the Reinforcement pack will include the following expansions: Anarchy's Children: featuring rebellion-themed content with more dramatic soldier...

XCOM 2 delayed to February 2016

We've got sad news for all your tactical alien hunters - XCOM 2 has be delayed to February 2016. The XCOM 2 development team has released a statement to all XCOM fans, saying they just need more time to bring us the best XCOM game they can make.  "We've set a high bar for the sequel and the entire team has been...

XCOM 2 video welcomes you to the Avenger

Welcome to XCOM 2's new mobile command base, the Avenger. Take a gander at the video below for a lot more information about what we already saw at Gamescom 2015. The Avenger is a repurposed alien ship from the events of the first XCOM title. In XCOM 2, the human/Alien relationship is reversed after the hostile take over of Earth, forcing...

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