XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available for iPad and iPhone [App Store, $19.99], and we’re very excited. While XCOM isn’t the first console game to be ported over to iOS, it is one of the most ambitious. XCOM: Enemy Unknown while first released for XBox 360 and PS/3 in 2012, this deep turn-based strategy game has transitioned to touch controls better than any others we’ve seen. We at 148Apps are overjoyed to see it come to iOS and we’ve devoted many thousands of words to the release that you’ll see over the next few days. We hope you enjoy it.
148Apps Goes Deep on XCOM: Enemy Unknown
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review – Our review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown notes that “This is simply a great strategy game that happens to have been altered to work on mobile devices; not a dumbing down or a tie-in, but a direct port. It’s worth playing in any form, but being able to fight for the Earth’s survival whenever I want is particularly glorious.”
Editorial: Why Core Games are Important on iOS
» New! « Why Core Games Like XCOM: Enemy Unknown Are Important to Mobile Gaming’s Present and Future – Why should mobile gamers be excited about XCOM: Enemy Unknown? It’s a high-quality game, and its potential success could lead to more high-quality core games, and to greater acceptance of mobile gaming.
Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for XCOM: Enemy Unknown
» New! « XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats For Advanced Players (Aliens) – XCOM’s aliens aren’t pushovers. In fact, many of them could easily decimate an entire squad if given the opportunity. So if you’re having trouble with a particular encounter, or just want a few pointers, then this is the guide for you.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats For Advanced Players (Soldiers) – Familiar with the basics of XCOM but looking to get the most out of your troops? Then consider these tips when putting a squad together.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats For Beginner Commanders – Having a hard time keeping your soldiers alive or preventing Council nations from abandoning the XCOM Project? Take a look at our guide and see if that doesn’t help.
Commander’s Log, a Diary of One Very Unsuccessful Commander in XCOM: Enemy Unknown
XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Commander’s Log: How It Took 92 Days For The World To Meet Its Doom, Part 1 – A look into the experience of what it’s like playing XCOM and discovering how quickly things can fall apart, leading to the doom of our world.
» New! « XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Commander’s Log: How It Took 92 Days For The World To Meet Its Doom, Part 2 – The story of the Commander who lost it all.
Backstory, Interviews, Related Games, and History of XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Mulling over Mutons: Jake Solomon on XCOM: Enemy Unknown and the Port to iOS – One of 2012’s best strategy games is making its way to the App Store, and we got to ask lead designer Jake Solomon all about it.
7 iOS Games to Make the Wait for XCOM: Enemy Unknown Easier – With the iOS release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown approaching, we take a look at some of the more notable X-Com-alikes on the App Store.
Look What You Started: (Almost) 20 Years of Games Inspired by X-Com – For many who have fought off the alien menace back in ’94 and lived to tell the tale, X-Com isn’t just a game; it’s a legacy that continues to influence the world of strategy games to this day.