XCOM 2

Punishing and precise, Firaxis has created one of the most demanding - and thrilling - strategy games ever.

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FeatureHow a lifelong diet of games influenced The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

"I went to video games and did not realise I was doing it!"

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XCOM 2 and Trials Fusion headline PlayStation Plus' games for June

Plus Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on PS3, and more.

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XCOM 2's Long War mod will also cater to casual players

But higher difficulties remain incredibly punishing.

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XCOM 2 getting Long War 2 mod

Welcome back (again), Commander.

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Best-selling Steam games of 2016 revealed

Mix of old and new, big and small.

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XCOM 2 Ironman mode tips and tricks

Here's how to survive and thrive with just a single save.

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XCOM 2 guide

Build the best base, form an effective research plan and unlock new combat characters on console and PC.

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FeatureXCOM 2: Yes, it's harder, but you also care more

I'm not stuck, I'm just staying put.

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VideoWatch: Is Firaxis done with XCOM 2?

Plus the alien unit they had to cut.

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XCOM 2 cheats

Console commands and .ini tweaks to take the sting out of the game.

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VideoHow does XCOM 2 perform on consoles?

"Getting our tech to talk to theirs is harder than you think."

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PodcastThe Eurogamer Podcast #13: Ironman Bratt

And a bit about some games that aren't XCOM 2.

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Surprise! XCOM 2's new DLC is out now

Full game is 40 per cent off on Steam this week.

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XCOM 2's first DLC pack arrives next week

Anarchy's Children adds over 100 new customisation options.

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A single button press skips loading screens in XCOM 2

UPDATE: But it could crash the game, developer explains.

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PodcastThe Eurogamer Podcast

We talk XCOM 2, The Division beta and TRUCKS.

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EssentialXCOM 2 review

The wisdom of Solomon.

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The XCOM 2 mods you can play from day one

We talk with Firaxis and Long War Studios.

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Long War team are making mods for XCOM 2

Reinforcements are coming.

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The Eurogamer Gamescom day two podcast extravaganza

What the blue blazes did Chris, Ian and Bertie see now?

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FeatureXCOM 2 serves a very different kind of strategy

Impressions and video of Firaxis' switched-up sequel.

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XCOM 2 likely won't launch with gamepad support

"When we talk about stuff, we only talk about PC."

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XCOM 2 announced for PC this November

Firaxis introducing mod support and procedural levels, no word on console versions.