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XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics. The original X-COM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle. Strategy Evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with incredible action sequences and on-the-ground combat. Strategic Base: Recruit, customize and grow unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and intercept the alien threat as you build and expand your XCOM headquarters. Tactical Combat: Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Sky ranger. Worldwide Threat: Combat spans the globe as the XCOM team engages in over 70 unique missions, interacting and negotiating with governments around the world.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

I feel like I have to say this at the very start of the review, I’ve never played a previous game from the XCOM franchise – there, I said it.  With that said though, XCOM: Enemy Unknown has been occupying nearly every second of my free time lately.  This turn based / tactical shooter / strategy / role-playing game by 2K Games may fill that very specific void in your life that you either know or didn’t know you’ve been missing. The game will start you with a spoon fed tutorial.  By the second mission your hand is still being held a bit but from there on out, you are on your own.  For the most part, I have mixed feeling whether the game explains everything well enough or not.  While that may sound like a negative point, it adds a... Read Review

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Achievements

Trophy Xbox 360
...and Practice (10) Build a Workshop.
A Continental Fellow (50) Win the game from each of the 5 starting locations.
Ain't No Cavalry Comin' (50) Have a soldier survive every mission in a full game.
All Employees Must Wash Hands... (10) In a single game, complete every Autopsy.
All Together Now (10) Get satellite coverage over every country on one continent.
And Hell's Coming With Me (10) Successfully assault an Overseer UFO.
And So It Begins... (15) Complete the tutorial mission.
Angel of Death (10) Kill an alien while flying. Single player only.
As A Scalpel (25) Earn the "Excellent" rating in every performance category on a terror mission.
Bada Boom (10) Kill 50 aliens with explosive weapons.
Beyond the Veil (10) Find a soldier with the Gift.
Combat Ready (5) Build an item.
Drums in the Deep (10) Gain access to the lowest level in your base.
Earth First (60) Beat the game on Classic difficulty.
Edison (25) In a single game, complete every Research Project.
Eye in the Sky (5) Launch a Satellite.
Flight of the Valkyries (10) Win a mission with an all-female squad. Single player only.
Happy to Oblige (15) Fulfill a Council request.
Humanity's Savior (30) Beat the game on any difficulty.
Hunter/Killer (15) In a single game, shoot down one of each alien craft.
Lone Wolf (20) Clear a UFO crash site with one soldier on Classic or Impossible difficulty.
Man No More (10) Build a suit of powered armor.
Meet New People. Then Kill Them. (25) Win a multiplayer match.
No Looking Back (100) Beat the game in Ironman mode on Classic or Impossible difficulty.
Off My Planet (25) Recover the Hyperwave Beacon.
On the Shoulders of Giants (10) Build the Gollop Chamber.
One Gun at a Time (20) Staff the Engineering Department with 80 engineers
Oppenheimer (20) Staff the Research Labs with 80 scientists.
Our Finest Hour (90) Beat the game on Impossible difficulty.
Pale Horse (50) Kill 500 aliens.
Poison Control (10) Cure poison on five soldiers in a single mission. Single player only.
Prisoner of War (10) Capture a live alien.
Ride the Lightning (10) Build a Firestorm.
See All, Know All (10) Build the Hyperwave Relay.
Shooting Stars (35) Shoot down 40 UFOs.
Skunkworks (20) In a single game, complete every Foundry project.
Tables Turned (10) Shoot down a UFO.
The Gatekeeper (10) Stun an Outsider.
The Hardest Road (10) Advance one of your soldiers to Colonel rank.
The Volunteer (10) Make contact with the Ethereal hive mind.
Theory... (10) Build a Laboratory.
Up and Running (5) Build a base facility.
We Happy Few (10) Complete a mission without losing a soldier.
Welcoming Committee (20) Kill 150 aliens.
Wet Work (10) Complete a Very Hard abduction mission in five turns or less on Classic or Impossible difficulty.
What Wonders Await (5) Complete a Research Project.
Worth Every Penny (20) Acquire 1000 credits in one month.
X Marks the Spot (10) Uncover the alien base's location.
Xavier (10) Mind Control an Ethereal. Single player only.
You Have 5 Seconds to Comply (10) Build a S.H.I.V.

Trophies: Slingshot DLC

Trophy Playstation 3
All Aboard (Silver) Complete Confounding Light with more than 3 turns left on the timer.
Bait the Hook (Bronze) Complete Confounding Light.
New Friend (Bronze) Complete Friends in Low Places.
Rising Dragon (Gold) Take your new ally into the final challenge.
The Bigger They Are (Silver) Complete Gangplank.

Trophies

Trophy Playstation 3
...and Practice (Bronze) Build a Workshop.
A Continental Fellow (Silver) Win the game from each of the 5 starting locations.
Ain't No Cavalry Comin' (Silver) Have a soldier survive every mission in a full game.
All Employees Must Wash Hands... (Bronze) In a single game, complete every Autopsy.
All Together Now (Bronze) Get satellite coverage over every country on one continent.
And Hell's Coming With Me (Bronze) Successfully assault an Overseer UFO.
And So It Begins... (Bronze) Complete the tutorial mission.
Angel of Death (Bronze) Kill an alien while flying. Single player only.
As A Scalpel (Bronze) Earn the "Excellent" rating in every performance category on a terror mission.
Bada Boom (Bronze) Kill 50 aliens with explosive weapons.
Beyond the Veil (Bronze) Find a soldier with the Gift.
Combat Ready (Bronze) Build an item.
Drums in the Deep (Bronze) Gain access to the lowest level in your base.
Earth First (Silver) Beat the game on Classic difficulty.
Edison (Bronze) In a single game, complete every Research Project.
Eye in the Sky (Bronze) Launch a Satellite.
Flight of the Valkyries (Bronze) Win a mission with an all-female squad. Single player only.
Happy to Oblige (Bronze) Fulfill a Council request.
Humanity's Savior (Bronze) Beat the game on any difficulty.
Hunter/Killer (Bronze) In a single game, shoot down one of each alien craft.
Lone Wolf (Silver) Clear a UFO crash site with one soldier on Classic or Impossible difficulty.
Man No More (Bronze) Build a suit of powered armor.
Meet New People. Then Kill Them. (Bronze) Win a multiplayer match.
No Looking Back (Gold) Beat the game in Ironman mode on Classic or Impossible difficulty.
Off My Planet (Silver) Recover the Hyperwave Beacon.
On the Shoulders of Giants (Bronze) Build the Gollop Chamber.
One Gun at a Time (Bronze) Staff the Engineering Department with 80 engineers.
Oppenheimer (Bronze) Staff the Research Labs with 80 scientists.
Our Finest Hour (Gold) Beat the game on Impossible difficulty.
Pale Horse (Silver) Kill 500 aliens.
Poison Control (Bronze) Cure poison on five soldiers in a single mission. Single player only.
Prisoner of War (Bronze) Capture a live alien.
Ride the Lightning (Bronze) Build a Firestorm.
See All, Know All (Bronze) Build the Hyperwave Relay.
Shooting Stars (Silver) Shoot down 40 UFOs.
Skunkworks (Bronze) In a single game, complete every Foundry project.
Tables Turned (Bronze) Shoot down a UFO.
The Gatekeeper (Bronze) Stun an Outsider.
The Hardest Road (Silver) Advance one of your soldiers to Colonel rank.
The Volunteer (Bronze) Make contact with the Ethereal hive mind.
Theory... (Bronze) Build a Laboratory.
Up and Running (Bronze) Build a base facility.
We Happy Few (Bronze) Complete a mission without losing a soldier.
Welcoming Committee (Bronze) Kill 150 aliens.
Wet Work (Silver) Complete a Very Difficult abduction mission in five turns or less on Classic or Impossible difficulty.
What Wonders Await (Bronze) Complete a Research Project.
Worth Every Penny (Bronze) Acquire 1000 credits in one month.
X Marks the Spot (Bronze) Uncover the alien base's location.
Xavier (Silver) Mind Control an Ethereal. Single player only.
You Have 5 Seconds to Comply (Bronze) Build a S.H.I.V
You Win (Platinum) Gain all trophies.

Steam Achievements

Trophy PC
...and Practice. Build a Workshop.
A Continental Fellow Win the game from each of the 5 starting locations.
Ain't No Cavalry Comin' Have a soldier survive every mission in a full game.
All Aboard Complete Confounding Light with more than 3 turns left on the timer.
All Employees Must Wash Hands… In a single game, complete every Autopsy.
All Together Now Get satellite coverage over every country on one continent.
And Hell's Coming With Me Successfully assault an Overseer UFO.
And So It Begins… Complete the tutorial mission.
Angel of Death Kill an alien while flying. Single player only.
As A Scalpel Earn the "Excellent" rating in every performance category on a terror mission.
Bada Boom Kill 50 aliens with explosive weapons.
Bait the Hook Complete Confounding Light.
Beyond the Veil Find a soldier with the Gift.
Bubonic Play a multiplayer match against someone with this achievement.
Combat Ready Build an item.
Disaster Averted Complete Deluge.
Drums in the Deep Gain access to the lowest level in your base.
Earth First Beat the game on Classic difficulty.
Edison In a single game, complete every Research Project.
Eye in the Sky Launch a Satellite.
Flight of the Valkyries Win a mission with an all-female squad. Single player only.
Great Minds Think Alike Complete Furies.
Happy to Oblige Fulfill a Council request.
Humanity's Savior Beat the game on any difficulty.
Hunter/Killer In a single game, shoot down one of each alien craft.
Lone Wolf Clear a UFO crash site with one soldier on Classic or Impossible difficulty.
Man No More Build a suit of powered armor.
Meet New People. Then Kill Them. Win a multiplayer match.
New Friend Complete Friends in Low Places.
No Looking Back Beat the game in Ironman mode on Classic or Impossible Difficulty.
No Sweat Complete Deluge without activating more than 2 valves.
Off My Planet Recover the Hyperwave Beacon.
On the Shoulders of Giants Build the Gollop Chamber.
One Gun at a Time Staff the Engineering Department with 80 engineers.
Oppenheimer Staff the Research Labs with 80 scientists.
Our Finest Hour Beat the game on Impossible difficulty.
Pale Horse Kill 500 aliens.
Prisoner of War Capture a live alien.
Ride the Lightning Build a Firestorm.
Rising Dragon Take your new ally into the final challenge.
Saved to Savior Have your newest ally volunteer for the most difficult duty.
See All, Know All Build the Hyperwave Relay.
Shooting Stars Shoot down 40 UFOs.
Skunkworks In a single game, complete every Foundry project.
Tables Turned Shoot down a UFO.
The Bigger They Are Complete Gangplank.
The Chase Is On Complete Portent.
The Gatekeeper Stun an Outsider.
The Hardest Road Advance one of your soldiers to Colonel rank.
The Volunteer Make contact with the Ethereal hive mind.
Theory... Build a Laboratory.
Up and Running Build a base facility.
We Happy Few Complete a mission without losing a soldier.
Welcoming Committee Kill 150 aliens.
Wet Work Complete a Very Hard abduction mission in five turns or less on Classic or Impossible difficulty.
What Wonders Await Complete a Research Project.
Worth Every Penny Acquire 1000 credits in one month.
X Marks the Spot Uncover the alien base's location.
Xavier Mind Control an Ethereal. Single player only.
You Have 5 Seconds to Comply Build a S.H.I.V.

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Unlock Joe Kelly - Heavy Joe Kelly
Unlock Ken Levine - Sniper Ken Levine
Unlock Otto Zander - Assault Otto Zander
Unlock Sid Meier- Support Sid Meier