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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WorMzy 11 Feb
XCOM1 is a more relaxed game. XCOM2 is more 'race against the clock' from the outset.
nullzero 12 Feb
Quoting: kokoko3kDo you suggest to play XCOM1 or XCOM2 to someone with not much free time?
Thanks!

One other point, is that if you played (and enjoyed) the original XCOM UFO Defense / Enemy Unknown, the new XCOM1 has a few nods to the original one and therefore it is nice to see the design considerations whenever a new enemy (always different in some way) is introduced. So from that (meta) perspective XCOM1 is a joy to play, even though the 2nd is more mature.
dvd 14 Feb
Thanks for reporting on this, i waited a long time to get all the expansions at a reasonable price.
dvd 14 Feb
Quoting: kokoko3kDo you suggets to play XCOM1 or XCOM2 to someone with not much free time?
Thanks!

I don't think there is a clear choice wrt time. They both suffer from the curse of turn-based tactical games, namely games last waay too long on maps with a lot of enemies because they force you to watch the animations (enemy turn). I wouldn't play this kind of game when i don't have at least 3-4 hours of game time, as a map can last 15-20 minutes easily per try, and you will likely have to retry 1-2 times on harder difficulties (which is why i personally like to play these games) unless you are really good at the game.
Eike 14 Feb
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Quoting: dvd
Quoting: kokoko3kDo you suggets to play XCOM1 or XCOM2 to someone with not much free time?
Thanks!

I don't think there is a clear choice wrt time. They both suffer from the curse of turn-based tactical games, namely games last waay too long on maps with a lot of enemies because they force you to watch the animations (enemy turn). I wouldn't play this kind of game when i don't have at least 3-4 hours of game time, as a map can last 15-20 minutes easily per try, and you will likely have to retry 1-2 times on harder difficulties (which is why i personally like to play these games) unless you are really good at the game.

There should be speedup mods out there. I very rarely used mods, but I remember having installed one of those here.

*edit *
Something like this:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1124175771


Last edited by Eike on 14 February 2022 at 12:24 pm UTC
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