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XCOM 2 gets a Free Weekend plus a MASSIVE discount

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XCOM 2 is still to this day one of my absolute favourite strategy games, and now you can experience it free for a whole weekend and get it cheap if you want to continue with it. This is celebrating six years since XCOM 2 first released, which came with a Linux port from Feral Interactive.

For the Free Weekend on Steam, you have from now until February 14 to download and play. The good news is that the base game has a 94% discount making it a ridiculous £2.10. On top of that, the XCOM 2 Collection Bundle also has 94% off which gives you multiple DLC and the War of the Chosen expansion which is a huge extension to the game that I consider essential (but masses of fun without it).

Head over to Steam for the deal and join the fun of missing those 99% accurate shots.

It also forms part of the current 2K Publisher game sale on Steam where you can save on Borderlands, Civilization and plenty more quality titles.

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morgancoxuk 11 Feb
Just bought it - I spent many many hr's on the Amiga (AGA) version in the mid 90's, however it compares to that i'm sure it will be worth £2.10...
WorMzy 11 Feb
Quoting: morgancoxukJust bought it - I spent many many hr's on the Amiga (AGA) version in the mid 90's, however it compares to that i'm sure it will be worth £2.10...

Personally, I don't think it does compare to the original UFO: Enemy Unknown -- they're two very different beasts. But that doesn't mean that the modern XCOM games aren't great games in their own right. I recommend OpenXcom for replaying the original.
BigJ 11 Feb
Great game, amazing DLC.
fabertawe 11 Feb
That's an amazing bargain price. Great game and DLC.
pb 11 Feb
Quoting: WorMzyI recommend OpenXcom for replaying the original.
OpenXcom is great and it supports Terror from the Deep, too! For all us Amiga users who missed it back in the day.

Probably the easiest way to play is buy the original(s) on steam (-75% right now) and make them run through luxtorpeda.
tpau 11 Feb
Absolutely love that game.
It would be nice if they went the Skyrim and Witcher 3 way and worked together with the community for a final update with enhanced moddability and bug fixes and maybe offered the best mods as optional defaults with the authors permission.

The Community Highlander is nice but it doesn't have access to native functions and therefore we lack some things like being able to influence the "detection tiles" when changing the rules.
anewson 11 Feb
yeah echoing the rest of the comments, XCOM2 is easily a must-buy and War of the Chosen is the best DLC I can think of for any game off the top of my head.

Even if War of the Chosen were terrible I'd recommend it because then you can make use of the incredible offerings of the modding community. Huge number of fantastic mods.


Last edited by anewson on 11 February 2022 at 5:35 pm UTC
kokoko3k 11 Feb
Do you suggets to play XCOM1 or XCOM2 to someone with not much free time?
Thanks!


Last edited by kokoko3k on 11 February 2022 at 9:03 pm UTC
Eike 11 Feb
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Quoting: kokoko3kDo you suggets to play XCOM1 or XCOM2 to someone with not much free time?
Thanks!

Well, it does take time to get through the whole game, but it might be nice if you could say spare half an hour every now and then to get through one fight and put it down again. Not sure.
kokoko3k 11 Feb
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: kokoko3kDo you suggets to play XCOM1 or XCOM2 to someone with not much free time?
Thanks!

Well, it does take time to get through the whole game, but it might be nice if you could say spare half an hour every now and then to get through one fight and put it down again. Not sure.
Thanks, but I mean which one, 1 or 2 if I have to choose one?
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