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8.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 247 ratings
  1. 10 (55)
  2. 9 (96)
  3. 8 (47)
  4. 7 (29)
  5. 6 (5)
  6. 5 (4)
  7. 4 (3)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (5)

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  • Rating:8

    Returning to XCOM

    I played the first installment years ago and liked it. Returning to the franchise was great and the second one is naturally even better in basically every regard. Biggest difference I probably visuals and a new story. A... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:2

    Awful, unproportionally hard game

    I played this pathetic excuse of a game on easy, the developers probably need to google the word "easy".Sometimes i had to reload the same save for 15 (!!!) times, and even then i gave up in the end, cause the game is to... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Character mortality is one of the most under appreciated gameplay elements in the history of video games

    ProsCustomizationStrategySkill treesCinematicsBattlesMortality *UpgradesConsBland storyRepetitive *Limited number of facesUgly beardsToo many notifications (Spam!)Rating:Story ****** 6/10Gameplay ******* 7/10Atmosphere *... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Never have I played a game with so many bugs! *Drinks*Drinks*Drinks*

    I enjoyed this game a lot, right until I realized how poorly it is programmed compared to other games of its class; terrible memory management, unnecessary processing stress on the computer and bugs bugs bugs. This is co... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    First Tile-Based Strategy game ever played...

    Got this game few months on the PS4 plus free lineup, and it was a hell of good experience. At first, it was very risky and you have no idea what to do due to it having too many mechanics. Like budgeting your own captain... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Very enjoyable game

    I got this as a one of monthly free game on ps4 but this game is so much better than many game I did actually pay for. But a few things need to be improved - loading time, saving time are extremely slow, and those hit pe... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Brutality Can Be Fun

    In a nutshell, XCOM 2 is a brutal and unforgiving game. Be prepared to keep a huge number of save games, because every turn, something can go wrong and you might lose your soldiers. XCOM 2 picks it up from XCOM, and add... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Missed the Mark

    My love of the original game and the high quality if the last sequel convinced me to pick up Xcom 2. My disappointment started immediately after the tutorial mission. The very first mission I lost two squad members. Afte... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Better than the its predecessor in every way except one: the m********g timer.

    This is the first sequel I can remember that listened intently to its fan base.It seems like every grievance has been fixed and every feature improved. It's prettier, flashier, and more in-depth than XCOM. The guns sound... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Great job

    I purchased this in 2016 the week it was released - I had a great time playing the game though it did have a few edge case glitches that could have used some polish. I believe a few months ago a patch was released and a... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
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