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Welcome Back, Commander: XCOM 2

Written by: Adam “ManKorn” Korenman, CC2K Video Games Editor

It’s here. It’s finally here. To paraphrase from another great video game franschise: “It’s about damn time.”

XCOM 2 has hit shelves, both digital and physical, and it is already hailed as an amazing turn for the series. Gameplay has been refined to a pure and silky smooth finish; graphics have been updated appropriately, while remaining playable for older systems; and, most importantly, the fun factor has remained despite a powerful increase in difficulty. 

Tune in next week for our full review of the game, but please take a look at an impressive article from our friends at Gamasutra, focusing on the influence of one mod developer on the changes to XCOM.




One of the best trends in gaming is the openness of developers toward the modding community. This partnership by 2K and Firaxis is encouraging to say the least. We can’t wait to see what happens next.