XCOM 2 sounds all kinds of exciting. With taller sectoids, procedural levels and humanity having already fallen from the get-go, it absolutely has my attention. But a November release date? Man, that is like five whole months away. I don't want to wait that long. I'd like more XCOM and I'd like it right now, thanks very much.

Which means it's probably a fantastic time to return to Long War. Built upon the foundations of both XCOM Enemy Unknown and Within, this mod has become something else entirely. It does boast a much longer campaign (surprised?), but it's also introduced hundreds of very welcome changes that have you questioning why they weren't already present in the original games. This thing is incredibly impressive.

If you'd like to see what I'm talking about, join me in the video below:

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (20)

About the author

Chris Bratt

Chris Bratt


Chris is the host of People Make Games, a crowdfunded YouTube channel that tells cool stories about video games and how they're made.

More articles by Chris Bratt