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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified trailer is more tactics than shooter

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2013 9:00am PDT

A new trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified shows off its strategy roots, as the player proceeds through an enemy encounter without ever firing a single shot.

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"That's what I was looking forward to. I can understand them switching it back to the roots of ..."

- iamgoat see all 17 comments

Mobile review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 19, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Firaxis and 2K have released the long-awaited iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Does it hold a candle to its PC and console brothers?

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"Just got it, little sluggish but otherwise spot on to the Xbox/pc. I'm on an iPad 2 16gb"

- k1ld0r see all 4 comments

Interview: Why XCOM: Enemy Unknown is such a 'good fit' for mobile

By Gabriella Tato, May 31, 2013 10:00am PDT

We chatted with Jake Solomon, lead designer of XCOM: Enemy Unknown about the upcoming iOS version, and what it means for the future of 2K.

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"Its a good fit for mobile, but not my WiiU?! Thats bananas man."

- rtricoche see all 8 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown iOS preview: made for mobile

By Gabriella Tato, May 30, 2013 5:00am PDT

After spending some time with XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the iPad, it's safe to say that the game for iOS feels like a match that was meant to be.

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"until I saw the bank draft which said $7529, I didnt believe that...my... friends brother woz ..."

- JeanieOwen19 see all 17 comments

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified video looks at agency's origin, tactics

By John Keefer, May 28, 2013 12:30pm PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown built on the premise of a modern day UFO agency designed to hunt down and eliminate alien threats. But a new video for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified delves into how developer 2K Marin envisioned the creation of that clandestine organization back in the 19...

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified preview: mash effect

By Andrew Yoon, May 13, 2013 5:00am PDT

XCOM as it is today can be best summed up as this: Mass Effect, set in the 60s.

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"Yeah I hope for this too - I loved the story in 1 and 2 but Combat rated a 5 or 6 for me. Big ..."

- bryanvlo see all 8 comments

The Bureau is 'an evolution,' not reboot of XCOM

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2013 12:01am PDT

After years of silence, the XCOM FPS has resurfaced as a tactical cover-based third-person shooter known as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. Yet, in...

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"continuing on those thoughts... i think men in black 3 had the style of a sixties agency pretty ..."

- senor135 see all 16 comments

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified coming August 20th, now a third-person shooter

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2013 12:00am PDT

After a week of teases, 2K Games has officially announced The Bureau: XCOM Declassified--the game formerly known as just XCOM.

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"3rd person? LOLOLOL...and a hearty "meh" settles around the internets..."

- wytefang see all 22 comments

How original X-COM creator would have made Enemy Unknown (and failed)

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Original Xcom creator Julian Gollop has played through XCOM: Enemy Unknown and found it to be a great and entertaining game. But that doesn't mean he wouldn't have done some things differently, and probably failed in the process.

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"I know what he means, I just lost the same way yesterday (4/25/13). I was doing great, and had ..."

- Mr.RGP see all 13 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown available on Mac today

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2013 10:40am PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown has hit the Mac today, available through the App Store for $49.99.

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"Nope, the Mac version isn't on Steam. Looks like they had Feral Interactive do the Mac port, and ..."

- BlackCat9 see all 8 comments

XCOM shooter has 'evolved'; new screen shows situation room

By John Keefer, Apr 24, 2013 6:45am PDT

2K Games has finally revealed what we have known for awhile: The planned XCOM tactical shooter has "evolved," and an announcement on what is going on at developer 2K Marin should be revealed in "the coming days," perhaps as early as April 26.

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"Imagine walking through that on your way to get the newest reports on UFO sightings 8)"

- Vogerl see all 9 comments

New trailer hints at XCOM shooter reveal on April 26

By John Keefer, Apr 23, 2013 10:21am PDT

A new trailer has emerged from Veritas MCMLXII pointing toward an impending relaunch of the XCOM shooter. This trailer isn't quite as detailed, but as with any conspiracy theory, it's what you don't see at first that is more important.

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"People seem to forget that it wasn't just a straight up shooter. It also had squad based ..."

- o.flaherty see all 19 comments

XCOM shooter relaunch could be soon, based on marketing pack

By John Keefer, Apr 19, 2013 3:00pm PDT

The mystery surrounding 2K Games' XCOM shooter rivals the conspiracy theories and covert shenanigans the series is known for. But it looks like the wait on news may be ending soon.

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"I think the idea is rad, but I love my Xcom anyway, but I think a noir scifi would be cool."

- k1ld0r see all 9 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown coming to iOS

By Steve Watts, Mar 23, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Today at its PAX East panel, Firaxis and 2K games announced that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to iOS devices.

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"Civ Rev was headed for Wii at one point but they canceled it. Not sure why but it probably had ..."

- Schnapple see all 28 comments

Best of 2012: #2 - XCOM: Enemy Unknown

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm PST

XCOM: Enemy Unknown for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is #3 in our Best of 2012.

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"Yeah, I just hit ESC if I need to break for any reason, then resume."

- Ride-My-Rocket see all 13 comments