XCOM: Enemy Within is a sci-fi strategy game and expansion for XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
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Story & Themes
XCOM: Enemy Within has a setup similar to its base game, Enemy Unknown, as it presents players with the threat of an alien invasion. Players step into the shoes of a soldier as they take out enemy aliens as well as a group of humans with the desire to take over the world.
The game autosaves frequently when autosave is turned on. Otherwise, players can manually save the game when they choose.
Because Enemy Within relies on strategy, gameplay can be a bit challenging and may take some time to learn and master. The games does, however, feature a tutorial.
Violence While the camera position is more distant than your average action-based game, Enemy Within's combat is still markedly violent and includes plenty of blood and gore. Players can see characters being impaled, blown up, and pass by dead bodies lying on the ground.
Strong Language Swearing appears infrequently in the dialogue but is fairly strong in quality and includes words like "f*ck."
Consumerism Players will need to have XCOM: Enemy Unknown before they can play Enemy Within since the latter is an expansion pack for the former.
- Is XCOM: Enemy Within worth having the base game, or do you think it should have been released as an independent title?
- Were you ever frustrated by the combat? If so, how did you deal with that?