Addictive and good story telling 5/5
By East Side Tea Party
If you played the original, or XCom 2 for the PC this will not disappoint. The story line for this is between XCom and XCom 2. If you have never played an XCom game before start here.
The story in the game is very engaging
iPhone X Max 2/5
Can you make it for iPhone X i can’t enjoy the game if it’s only a small screen. Please fix it.
This game is 100% worth the price. This is a must have game on iOS It is perfect for the iPad. This is my first review ever in 9 years so this must mean a lot.
WHAT ARE YOU AIMING AT 2/5
When I got this game it was so fun at first then I noticed the operators can't aim at anything you will be 2 feet away from an alien and the your guy aims at the ceiling it makes me so angry when someone gets shot two times and doesn’t die.
Extremely buggy 3/5
I love XCOM but playing on an XR and with the latest iOS, I am finding it buggy to the point of being unplayable. I am on the second mission and have found that I cannot move a solider or get him to do anything. All
Moves show up read, none of the weapons will confirm, and when I click to activate my gun, it locks me in a targeting tutorial. I wish I hadn’t spent money on this game. I literally can’t play it.
The controls are horrendous 1/5
I was so excited to play this game as I was a huge fan of xcom 2 on my Xbox one but man I can’t even get past the first level after the tutorial because of the buggy controls. My main complaint is the cursor elevation simply does now work. My touch screen doesn’t recognize the command (two fingers swiping or pulling down) and I end up sitting a swiping for 5 minutes trying to get my soldier to either climb up or climb down from his post. It’s really disheartening since I was eager to play it on my new phone and have a genuine console style game that I could play while having downtime offshore.
solid and fun game 4/5
There are a few minor issues, some glitches at times but overall this is a very fun game, especially if you liked the original XCOM game. I really hope there is a second one eventually. I love the XCOM series.
the second mission is unplayable. what an awful port.
Was 5 stars now 3 3/5
You need to update the game please no reason why it’s not optimized for iPhone XS, haven’t seen an update in over a year I’m done lol delete
By Lawrence DuLac
Initially I’ll say gaming was fun. I’ve managed to accumulate quite a few hours and suddenly today- mind you, no updates have been done- the game is crashing. Can’t get past the title and movie screen prior to selecting to continue game. ....am not a happy camper.
Game has never worked for me across multiple devices 1/5
Try as I might this game never works. I can maybe play the first mission then if I save I can never open it again. I paid for both the older and this app. It has never worked across any of my devices starting with an iPad Air 1 to now an iPad Pro 2. I had iPhone 6 -7 and iPhone X didn’t work. Didn’t work on my macs neither used to crash on the Game Center login.
Longtime XCOM player loves it 5/5
This is a great port of the desktop version.
Needs a update. Great game overall!! 5/5
The game keeps taking me out of the app every time I’m playing a online multiplayer game and keeps counting my games as a loss please fix this.
Oh yes 5/5
By Prof Tfn
Y’all Must Have Done Some Work 5/5
I bought this game practically the day it was released. I don’t know if y’all have been optimizing this over the years or what .. but loading (which was one of my only downsides) is practically nonexistent. Everything is so flawless. Love it.
Don’t bother 1/5
Game files corrupt weekly, variety of bugs occur in most matches, camera system is broken, controls are almost unusable, design borders on broken (and is easily exploitable in multiplayer), balance is geared towards randomality: ensuring even the worst tactics win with regular frequency. Looks cool.
TLDR: Don’t bother.
Truly excellent 3/5
Just an excellent port of the game but it really needs two things:
1. iPhone X support for full display.
2. iCloud support for saved games to carry across devices.
Those two fixes would easily make this a 5 star game.
This game is just pure fun. The graphics are splendid, the game’s engine is smooth and it’s the perfect squad-level game on there. The only reason I gave it 4 stars it’s because the developers stopped working on adding features (If you need suggestions there’s an army of creative fans eager to help) aside from that it’s worth the download if you like turned based strategy.
The gameplay, choices and strategy are amazing. Early game choices affect the endgame and every choice matters. Truly a masterpiece in the strategy genre
A Tactical Masterpiece 5/5
By I Review Things I Suppose
The XCOM series has been a favorite of mine when it comes to tactical, turn-based combat. When I purchased this on mobile, I was afraid of the controls being awful or the graphics to look way too outdated. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the controls. Although the swiping camera controls can be difficult at times, using the buttons works great for me. The game feels good to play, and rewards strategical thinking. Not only is there turn-based combat, but also base building and resource management. The choice is entirely up to you: to spend your resources on a newer, better weapon, or to spend them on creating MECs or super soldiers. This game is amazing, even on mobile, and will continue to be one of my favorites.
I love the XCOM series! When is X2 coming to iPAD?
Fix screen and iPhone support 1/5
I bought this game cause of how much I feel you and your great xcom series deserves all the support in the world.
But one thing: iPhone xs Max user here. And it doesn't go full screen and it has artifact issues and stutters.
No reason for that. Other then this glaring issue. I give it five stars. Will update when you guys resolve the minor inconvenience.
An awesome port of a great game! 5/5
This is an almost complete port of the PC/console game and it plays pretty intuitively. Only a few things have been cut out for size, like extra voices.
The only thing I wish was present were the DLCs like the Chinese one and the psychic girl one. The dam mission was nice.
It’s unlikely that we’ll see XCOM 2 on the iPhone any time soon, but who knows? They were able to port Civ 6, so maybe?
Constantly freezes in certain parts and some aspects of the game don’t follow your command
Simply Phenomenal 5/5
Simply outstanding. Haven’t had this much fun with a strategy game since company of heroes, and that’s saying a lot. XCOM is the same caliber as COH in my opinion, and that’s a HUGE accomplishment, especially being ported to mobile. Look forward to more similar games
Complete trash 1/5
The basic controls just don't work. You can never get your guy down the roof, no matter two finger or down button, none of them works. An unplayable game that costs money, and hires a bunch of people to give 5 stars, and it's even editors choice? Shameless.
No support 1/5
By Chris M.D
Please update for IOS and latest devices
Overly complex tactical combat makes the game unplayable 2/5
By Non-Fiction Fan
Elevation feature is too hard to control. Accidentally running in front of enemies routinely and not being able to figure out how to get to goals that are seemingly close is made more frustrating by the dark setting and ease with which enemy’s location can be lost. Not my cup of tea. The production values seem really good. A simplified combat mode would improve the fun of this game greatly.
Camera controls are broken 1/5
Feel free to stop reading after the first paragraph if you don't care to read more in-depth criticism. I tried playing on an iPhone X and iPad Air AT&T cellular (5th gen). I looked in the help section to learn the camera control gestures. Following the instructions, I used two fingers and twisted to rotate the screen; nothing happens. I used two fingers and swiped up and down to change the elevation; nothing happens. The camera is supposed to center on the selected character when you tap their name; nothing happens. The currently selected character is supposed to cycle through your squad when swiping their names; nothing happens. Tried the intuitive action of tapping the arrows beside the name just in case; nothing happens. All of these problems exist on both of my devices. These problems are significant enough on their own that I will be requesting and hopefully receive a refund. I can only imagine what other problems I would encounter if I continue playing. But it's not worth finding out even at the relatively low cost of $5.
This game receives almost 0 support from the developer looking at the version update history. So clearly these problems won't be fixed. Based on other reviews the game seems to work to varying degrees for other people and if they like it and find it's state acceptable they should certainly be able to keep it. That being said, I don't think this game should remain available for sale unless and until it receives updates to fix the issues I am having as well as some significant issues that other people are reporting (e.g. game crashing every time the aircraft returning to headquarters sequence occurs) especially since the problems seem to exist across a wide variety of iOS hardware new and old although it's worth mentioning many reviews predate the 64-bit requirement. Being unable to manipulate the camera other than scrolling and zooming is game breaking in my opinion.
Less critical but still annoying is the fixed 16:9 ratio. The iPhone X has a 19.5:9 ratio but is limited to 16:9. It's understandable that sprite-based games, prerendered backgrounds, and full motion video cutscenes can't accommodate the unconventional ratio without cropping or distortion, but this game is largely polygonal and rendered in real time. It also uses Unreal Engine. I have this game on PC and it supports uncommon ratios and/or arbitrary resolutions like the Ultrawide 2560x1080 resolution of my 21:9 monitor (plus support for it's 144Hz variable refresh rate) as well as it's Virtual Super Resolution of [email protected]
with and without gpu scaling enabled. I'm not unreasonable. A capped framerate of 60fps or even 30fps to conserve battery power and reduce heat on a passively cooled mobile device is a reasonable tradeoff, but failing to utilize so much screen real estate isn't. Unless Apple is somehow limiting what the developer can do via something like the Safe Area Layout guidelines for example, there is no reason the full screen can't be utilized (with the exception of obstructing or hiding the home bar which actually is barred by Apple except by video streaming applications) at least during missions because the graphics engine is perfectly capable. Overall a very disappointing experience with what is a great game on PC.
Great port 3/5
I love XCOM. It’s one of my favorite franchises. But...
We need an iPhone X update. The aspect ratio is a bit annoying.
Doesn’t work on iPhone X 1/5
It hasn’t been updated in a long time, and doesn’t work well on the new iPhones! How can I get a refund on this purchase?
Fun mobile x com but bad controls 3/5
By some fan of gaming on the move
I get it’s a phone game but still the controls aren’t the best they don’t really respond or work just right as intended I try and click on a stair case to select upstairs and my character goes to a different location down stairs I try and climb a pip to get on the roof and just walk up to the pip I eventually get what was wrong I needed to click the camera thing and move it up but that’s a small hassle and also buggy along with if I’m moving farther Spaces in the yellow it sometimes jumps me to a different character and doesn’t let me move so yeah but still worth 5$ if your a big x com fan who wants to play it on the move mobile but also as a fan who’s used to better controls on either PC or console especially console just cause that’s what I played it originally on so I was used to that way of playing it feels off and bad but still happy I bought it but that’s why it’s so low rated 3* but could have been higher on console I gave it a 5* and it’s probably best on pc :)
A great game played it for hrs
Fun but buggy 3/5
By Bradly Manderson
I was originally going to rate the game 5 stars because it’s fun but then I found a very annoying bug. I had just made it to the alien base and closed the app because I had to leave. When I opened it back up the game crashed. Every time I open that profile it crashes the app, so I had to start a new file.
No cloud save? 2/5
I cant restore my progress after deleting and redownloading.
Needs to be updated 1/5
It looks and plays awful on xs max. Fix needed ASAP, unable to play :(
Just as good as original 5/5
Takes a bit to get used to the controls, especially on a smaller phone, but once you do it’s just as good at the original.
Just as good as original 5/5
Takes a bit to get used to the controls, especially on a smaller phone, but once you do it’s just as good at the original.
Like the game - multiplayer very buggy 2/5
Love this game but multiplayer matches will frequently crash the game or simply glitch until I’m forced to surrender or force quit. Even after force quitting if I try to enter the bad match it’ll freeze/glitch the app (running a very high end ipad) great game bad multiplayer
Still one of my Favs 5/5
I’ve played this game at about 10 times all the way through (1-2 days of straight game play). I figured it was time to write a review. If your a fan of turned based strategy then this game is for you. It is a shining beacon for what game devs should be shooting for when it comes to this genre. I keep checking in with you 2k for something/anything even close to what you did here. Please for the love of god make more like this! Ok time to make it 11 😉
Why is it #40 in strategy still? 1/5
By Lineup Ads Martin
The game haven’t got updated since release. It doesn’t support the current resulotions, doesn’t run at 60 fps (it’s capped at 25 or 30), and everything is just super glitchy. I’m not expecting any fixes as they clearly don’t care, so here goes the refund.
Great port but a bit buggy and janky 4/5
The textures get glitches every once and a while and controls could be improved but otherwise amazing
Absolutely amazing 5/5
By a bug xcom fan
I’m a big fan of XCOM enemy unknown and have played through it multiple times.when I saw this app I thought it would be a watered down version of the original game but it is exactly the same and so much more.the load times for this game are significantly faster than that if the console version and I have experienced very few glitch’s /bugs and like it better than the console version.The only bug I have had a problem with is every now and then is in a bomb defusal mission and it keeps the mission going even after clearing out all enemy’s and the reinforcements after defusing the bomb.I play on iPhone 6 and if this could be fixed then it would be perfect.
Amazing! Console Quality 5/5
By Sideburn Slayer
If you’ve played XCOM on PC or Console, this is the same full game. The only difference as far as I can tell is the resolution. If the devs are reading this, please make XCOM 2 for iOS!
Seem to have issues on iPhone XS Max 1/5
By voihan viddu
Issues on iPhone XS Max:
1) game dialogs/buttons stop working during one of the first training missions, when trying to move Hector Waldez around
2) Game text is too small, apparently XS Max has too high resolution screen for the game
Not able to play the game due to #1, as all GUI buttons will do nothing, they stop working after few rounds of the game.
Love this game but 2/5
I love this game but multiplayer keeps crashing. Will say I have turns to complete but it won’t load the match. This typically happens two to three turns into a match. Please help
Update for X 1/5
I paid $2 so I could write a review telling you to update the game for X screens. If and only then I’ll play the game and give you a real review. Thank you.
Controls are aweful 2/5
I don’t know why everyone says this is game is great. On my iPad Pro, the controls are cumbersome and soldiers don’t always react to touch or to the movement indicated. Some of it is the touch controls and some of it maybe the design of the game but I can’t tell the difference so far. Of course, I’ve only played through the tutorial but it’s such a pain that I don’t think it’s worth it to spend the time exploring further. Also, it has so many cutscenes but two stars for letting us skip them.