Found a way to fix a glitch which rendered the game unplayable. I had to restart to fix the glitch.
Xcom is a fantastic game and I will buy this game also for the Xbox 360 5/5
What a time machine 5/5
U know what this game’s most intriguing feature is?It’s but a time machine.U hit the open button,and bang,it’s 5:00 the next day.
Multiplayer constant crashes 2/5
When playing multiplayer, in about 1/5 games it will crash as soon as you try to take your turn. This happens repeatedly, even after restarting my iPad. This means that all the time you put into the match is completely wasted. Don't buy this for the multiplayer. 😭
Same as pc version 5/5
Crap game!!! 2/5
I get two missions in with no previous experience and there was no way for me to find the remaining aliens in the level. I was givin the objective to eliminate a remaining aliens but after scouring the small map for an hour I just extracted my tram and get a poor rating. What kind of crap game is this? I got this to get into the XCOM series because of how much good I hear but after this I will not buy any of their console games. A waste of time.
Good game 4/5
Maps feel a bit repetitive though and drains battery like a beast
Please Update again for iOS11. 5/5
Please update again for iOS 11. This version is not operated anymore at iOS 11.1.2 (iPad Pro 10.5)
Hey developers 5/5
Ao i have xcom for android and bought it for the ios aswell, unfortunately i cannot transfer my purchase app licensing feom one devide to another but i understand it. Now i have not played for about 2-3 month and jump backed on it and at the bottom left corner was a very interestion button that sent me to a leaderboard...... is this new feature a step forward in bringing xcom live ? What is the plan here and what is all we can do now with this option. Or does it only keep track of your score during teh campaign?
Xcom is a good strategy game 5/5
I like this game 9.5/10
Real talk though..... 3/5
When we getting Bioshock on iOS back? I paid 10 dollars for it to be yanked off and have an excuse shoved into my face saying “we’re gonna work on getting it back”
Great strategy game on iPad 5/5
This is a faithful port of the PC game. While the graphics are slightly less high-res, the UI has an enhancement that makes it easier to move soldiers to different levels. I’ve enjoyed hours playing this. It doesn’t seem to draw as much battery life as other complex games.
I have bought this game on PC, Android, now iOS. I'm very happy with it. This is an absolutely perfect port of a great game. I hope that one day we will get XCOM 2. This is a great game for iPad.
XCOM: Old But Gold 5/5
XCOM: Enemy Within the Budget.
You might not know it, but XCOM is an old franchise, dating back to the early 1990s with the release of UFO: Enemy Unknown. It revolutionized the strategy genre, and even though it comes off as dated today for its time it was a masterpiece. It spawned two very good sequels and a bunch of crappy knockoffs, and then vanished. Until 2012, when it was born anew with XCOM: Enemy Unknown! This reboot cleaned up at the game awards, revitalized both a franchise and a genre, and proved that alien killing was an art not exclusively reserved for Halo.
Enemy Within is a massive expansion pack for this game on PC that adds in a new enemy in the form of humans seeking to ride out the alien invasion and use transhumanism to rule the world afterward, a new class in the form of a giant cyborg death machine, a new mechanic in the form of meld and gene mods, and the legendary Base Defense mission from the classic original game - hold the line and defend your home base from an alien assault force at all costs.
On iOS and console, it’s a stand-alone expansion, so you don’t need Enemy Unknown to play! Your wallet should be smiling. Especially when you consider that this game doesn’t give you any microtransactions and will entertain you and your brain for hours. It’s definitely worth ten dollars in the long run.
The gameplay remains authentic to the franchise’s best and the experience on other platforms. Of course, nothing is perfect: the camera controls are kinda clunky, the vanity is pretty dumbed down compared to other platforms, and most importantly the graphics are worse than normal.
I mean, I understand. This game had to run on devices from 2013. But four years have passed now. Our phones can handle better shading and dynamic lighting and action shots when we spot and/or kill aliens. Or even when aliens kill our troops! I know that you probably don’t have much budget for the mobile ports considering that the Slingshot and Progeny DLC packages never got ported over, but please don’t tell me you didn’t have enough time and money to add an option to use better graphical systems now that mobile devices can handle them.
At least it’s still fun - and challenging - as ever, though.
Final grade: A-
Things done right:
Progeny and Slingshot don’t exist
Save system design
Sound design feels off compared to other versions of the game
Vanity is dumbed down
Graphics are needlessly bad
It’s XCOM on your phone 3/5
I’m a big XCOM nut but I haven’t downloaded or played Enemy Within until just recently. I can confirm that it is full bore XCOM, but the control schematics make it so missions usually take twice as long as they should and switching between floors and climbing up floors is usually an ordeal, if you can get to a different floor at all. It’s good for people who can’t get enough XCOM and need a fix away from home but it’s no replacement for the real thing. The bugs don’t usually interfere with the experience. $10 is a fine price. I’ll revisit it occasionally.
No iPhone X support 1/5
By Sean Carlos
Needs to be updated
Game Broken 1/5
By Llama taste
Just search XCOM 2 freezing. Same issue on multiple platforms. Need a refund and apple should pull this for quality.
A Favorite 5/5
Easily one of my favorite games, and I don't just mean favorite mobile games. This is a fantastic strategy game. I've enjoyed the franchise on PC for years. The port to mobile is excellent. I prefer it on iPad, but it works surprisingly well on iPhone as well.
The strategy involved is entertaining and challenging. Each successful mission feels like an accomplishment. Hours of gameplay for a single run through the missions and great replayability. Can be played in short blocks or long session. I can't say enough good things about this game. The price point is actually quite good as you get the full game that sells on PC for more than twice the cost and no in app purchases or pay to win tactics that usually plague mobile games.
Best game for a phone 5/5
Great game! Best for a phone I’ve ever played
Playing on a brand new iPad. 10 minutes into my first game and it froze. Got stuck with the music playing endlessly, and couldn’t push any button. Also, the map mechanics are terrible...this 3 quarter view where I have to swivel 2 fingers 3 or 4 times before I can get the map to turn. This game is so frustrating I almost through said new iPad. Who do you call for a refund because this thing is not worth 10 bucks. As is, I wouldn’t play it if it were free.
Console quality 5/5
I love playing it on my iphone, touchscreen is perfect to send commands.
Deep strategy, for days and days, since replaying the campaign is always different.
It won’t download 1/5
I cleared out 7 gigs of space on my IPad Mini 2 and it still won’t download.
Edit: I’ve cleared out 9 gigs in total and it still won’t download even though the advertised size is 3.5 gigs. Surely I’ve cleared out enough space for it, right?
Great game 4/5
Really enjoying playing this. Had no idea it would be so addictive. It has a few bugs that can be really annoying at times. When you need more meld really badly and have a hard go of getting to it, then the game bugs and you can collect it no matter how many times you click it. That’s the worst clitch. I’ve had it crash a couple of times just as finishing the mission, but usually can get back close enough not to do much damage. Other then that, it pretty good. It’s worth the $10 bucks. Most of the apps out there are junk. But this is well done.
Sound Doesn’t Work on New iPad Pro 2/5
I bought this game back on my iPad Air (original) and it was great, very close to the PC version. I got a new 12.9 Pro just recently and the sound does not work. I contacted support and they had me delete and reinstall and full-restart and it still has no sound. I also lost all but one of my iCloud saves after the reinstall. I’m on iOS 11.1.2.
The game seems to play, albeit silently, so all the great in-game audio and cues are gone.
The original game won’t even play (Enemy Unknown, which I also own) so I’m not holding my breath for a fix. Too bad, they’re great games. 2 stars for (lack of) support and updates.
Not working :( 1/5
Was looking forward to this game, but it does not work on my 2017 iPad Pro. App starts but after tapping "new game" the screen just goes black and stays black. Tried restarting, etc.
Give us a little upgrade on the graphics!!! 5/5
Gave us better texture and dynamic lighting! The phones can handle them now!!!!!
iPhone X 3/5
Needs to be updated for the iPhone X
Totally worth every single penny 5/5
I don’t do that many reviews, but this game is amazing! It’s super in depth, insanely beautiful, game play is incredible. The animations for the just normal shots are even cool! I’ve been playing it non stop on my iPad Pro and it’s as near to console gaming as I’ve seen on iOS. Awesome game!!
Finally working on iPhone 8 Plus 5/5
Downloaded and launched on iPhone 8 Plus. After the intro video it would just freeze.
It’s working now on my iPhone 8 Plus. Love this game.
Needs iPhone X support! Please add controller support too please. 5/5
Amazing, just like pc version.
Character control and button pressed unrecognizable. 1/5
After downloading went thru intro easily. First mission, character gets stuck and can’t move. Unable to select new character or end turn. Just stuck.
Had to delete app. Not worth $10.
iPhone X 1/5
How about add iPhone X support so the game takes up the whole screen
Big fan of xcom on PC, this is really a very smooth port and runs very well on iPad 2017/iPhone 7. Even on iPhone with reduced screen size it is very enjoyable.
Pricey but worth every cent !
Now hoping for a xcom2/WOTC port!!
It feels like the real game and is great for when you what to play xcom on the go. It is also not filled with micro transactions you buy the game and you get the full game.
Broken (edit. Fixed) 5/5
They got it working on iPhone 8’s. Appreciate the developers fixing the app.
Can’t play online every time I load up a game it completely shuts off
Needs an update 4/5
This game needs to be optimized for the iPhone 8plus!
Won’t work on iPhone 8 (update) 4/5
By Kienan T
[Update: Works now. Pretty good pc port of one of my favorite games. Good control scheme. Only frustrating thing is that at some points it doesn’t seem like the camera does what I want it to.]
I upgraded from an iPhone 5 to an 8 and was excited to get this game on my phone. The app said that it didn’t work for iOS 11 so I waited for an update to download the game.
Now I can open the game, watch the opening cinematic, and then I get frozen on the title screen and can’t start the actual game. Very unacceptable for a 2 year old game.
Awesome game 5/5
I have this game on literally every platform it is available on. I love it. Best remake of a game from the 90's ever.
They fixed it!!!! 5/5
Used to not get past home screen, don’t think it was an update to resolve but something on their end.
Now that it’s up and running I am pleased with the quality of the game and can’t recommend it enough.
Please fix 1/5
By Snake eyes 456789987654321
It won’t download because it says not enough space when I have 5 gb open please fix this soon I love the game though
Won’t Install 1/5
What the hell?! I love this game I really do, but when I try to install it, it eats up all my storage and tells me it can’t be installed. This is unbelievable.
iPad Pro 10.5 iOS 11.0.3. Won’t allow me to make any action or change units. If I try to go into a menu then I can’t get out of it. So a non function POS. Don’t buy this until it’s fixed. Don’t forget you can get a refund too.
Awesome game! 5/5
This is the best XCOM has ever been. I was introduced to the series when Terror from the Deep released back in the 90’s, and it has come so far since then. All the core elements are still there, but now we have flashy graphics, CG cutscenes, and voiceovers to add a much deeper level of suspense to the sci-fi/horror of XCOM. Thankfully, the combat is turn based, so there’s plenty of time to make calculated decisions from the edge of your seat. Well worth the $$.
11.0.3 update? 4/5
Recently upgraded to an iPhone 8 plus. Game locks up on title screen. 😡. On my list of favorites.
This review is of a ported game that was very amazing. As a port this exceeded expectations and honestly there is not much to complain about. The tutorial is a little buggy, but otherwise almost perfect.
Does not work with iPhone 8 Plus 1/5
As others have reported, the game does not work with the iPhone 8 Plus. Do not buy until this has been fixed.
Freezes, can’t play 1/5
Freezes at main menu on iPhone 8. Can’t even start a game. Unplayable.
Love the game but doesn’t work on latest iPhone 8 iOS. 1/5
Game will not progress past main menu.
Will adjust the review score once I can load in.
Not phone compatible! 1/5
Loved all the PC versions of Xcom and was really looking forward to a mobile version. Game is great but only on a iPad. If you try to run it on your phone (iPhone 8 up to date OS) it’ll get to the main menu and freeze every time. Multiple users have the same problem after reading the forums at 2k and doesn’t seem to be a patch to fix soon.
Great game for tablet only for the time being.