XCOM 2, one of the finest games of 2016, can now be played with a controller on PC.

Given the previous game offered controller support and XCOM 2 has now been released on both the PS4 and Xbox One, we'd been hoping to hear this news for some time. Gamer Network's James Grant, in particular, has been campaigning on behalf of the XCOM community since June.

The latest XCOM games, it's worth noting, handle beautifully with a gamepad.

Lovely stuff.

Aside from controller support, the latest patch offers a few bug fixes and interestingly, the option to fully unlock the game's camera.

This means you can explore the Avenger or the game's various mission locations and have a proper butchers at some of the smaller details left behind by Firaxis.

Take a look at the video below, it's a treat.

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 (26)

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