Game seems bugged 3/5
I loved xcom 2 on the ps4, so I thought this would scratch the itch for a mobile game. It looks like it offers the turn based combat I love, however the options seem to get stuck, where I can’t move a character, or set him to overwatch. I can hit confirm or cancel on the action and the game does nothing. I can’t even progress past the first mission because this happens and the game is just stuck. Hopefully they fix this so that I can enjoy the game, thank goodness it was so cheap.
XCOM 2??? 5/5
My favorite thing is when you get AI allies in the fight, it adds immersion and role play. Will there be any XCOM 2 chosen? Or AI friendlys updates like when they assault a resistance ally base?
Not for the coddled gamer 5/5
Excellent strategy game with high risk/reward situations that will keep you engaged. The learning curve is steep but fair.
Please add control capability 3/5
By Doobus 1991
There is not a doubt in my mind this an awesome game/series. On that end, I have no complaints. But it seems like there’s a total disregard for how technical this game is. This game being played strictly touch screen requires insane patience. You’re going to be spending a lot of time just correcting and adjusting. So sadly I don’t play this game currently. Please make this game controller compatible if you’re going to continue to sell it. The game is pricey enough so there’s not many excuses you have to make that adjustment. And if you don’t, you’re just gonna keep getting many complaints along the same category/ regrets in buying game. Please please please make this update and I’ll happily change my rating.
Bring on the E.T. Slaughter! 5/5
As someone who played the original X-Com and almost every iteration of the game since, I have to say this one is amazing. The fact that it is a mobile game is even more remarkable. The game play and content are top notch. The only thing that lets you know your on a phone is the screen size and the lack of a mouse. Now said lack of mouse has caused some combatant movement that I did not intend, and a “undo” option would be great, but that is really my only critique. (You can overcome the problem with slowing down and being extra careful with screen touches.) All in all, this is a great game and well worth the money.
Good game, awful controls 5/5
The controls in this game are absolute garbage. Good game but it is almost unplayable because of the unbelievably terrible controls.
PLEASE FIX YOUR GAME 1/5
Unplayable, game crashing bugs on current OS and hardware. Which is a shame, because it was a great game. Ideally it would be fixed, but it doesn’t seem likely after over 2 years have passed since the last update. This being the case, at least take the game off the App Store so you aren’t picking the pockets of your would be fans. Thanks!
Crashed before it even opened 1/5
On iphone 6s, downloaded, tried to open, black screen came up, crash. No picture or loading screen just sent me back to home screen.
Great, but a little buggy 4/5
By This guy is a great reviewer
Combat can be a little tough with moving people around the board, but worth buying
Good game 4/5
By G Raw Brauh CR7
It’s a good game but the only reason that it isn’t five is because I want it to be optimized for iPhone X even though that probably won’t happen I thought I would write a review anyways. Gun and challenging game though
Pointless and infuriating 1/5
By captain commie
Wont allow other apps to play audio so you cant listen to anything while playing this.
No publisher support 1/5
This is a great game trapped in a five-year-old mobile port. Looks bad, runs worse, full of bugs, and not a single update from the publisher in over two years. Disappointing for a supposedly “premium” release, although by now we really shouldn’t expect any better from 2K.
great game worth it 5/5
By Bartholomew the great
only one thing i am on a i phone XR and the game play screen is smaller than my screen any way to get that bigger
It charged me twice to pay for the game 2/5
I’m a big fan of the xcom series however, I just purchased the game and it charged me twice how do I get refunded back on the second payment?
Buggy as heck 1/5
Been playing for only a short time but this game is super buggy. I’ve already had two games ruined because the game wouldn’t let me move my assault after engaging run and gun, by preventing me from changing elevation (occasionally can’t go up), and by not able to consistently disable bombs/bomb timers. And those are just the bugs I found in 30 min of playing.
Seems like a faithful recreation of the PC version. Too bad it appears to be unplayable.
Unplayable on iPad Pro 11 1/5
Controls are extremely buggy. Gets trapped in loops and have to reinstall.
No new updates 2/5
Love the game but just got iPhone 11 and the game is glitching a lot now on the newer phones. Would like them to update to run smooth. Or they can always come out with the second one if they are no longer updating the first one
Terrible game if you hate losing. Always. 1/5
It started off so well. I’m a huge fan of the concept of this game (maybe). Building facilities, upgrading soldiers, turn-based tactical strategy... yes, please. Missing three shots in a row with 80% chance to hit, then having my top ranked soldier get killed in the first enemy attack in two hits on easy mode... no, thank you. There is way too much prep time involved in this game to lose so easily. Maybe I just don’t like this TYPE of game. I think I like the idea of perma-death and the strategy and immersion it provides, but that’s the problem with this game, you invest a LOT and play very cautiously to AVOID having your best soldier killed only to have bad luck (or bad design) cause you to lose so easily. Sure, you can save your game anytime, but that seems like a poor game mechanic and misses the point anyway.
Amazed this runs on iPad 5/5
I played this on my 2015 iPad Air 2 and had very few issues. If I left it in the background for awhile it would need to reboot and I had a few crashes if other large apps were running in the background, but I think that’s because my iPad is old.
It’s not the full PC experience but it is 100 times better than most games on iPad.
Need update 5/5
Awesome game please update the game for bigger screen,i bout this game special for playing on iphone max,but need screen resolution 🤷♂️
Short and sweet review. Such a great game. Every now an then the game crashes and you have to re-load.
Multiplayer is not cross platform form.
Don’t bother playing multi player. Either crashes or some players use glitches to stall the game on your turn and you loose for not being able to even play your turn. Very frustrating. When you actually get a match though, a lot of fun. Just play multi player with friends.
No iPhone X+ update?? 1/5
By cool calm jon
This desperately needs an update for modern iPhones! Make it full screen & take advantage of the GPU/CPU to smooth the game out.
Not working on ios13 (iPad PRO ‘12) 1/5
Just bought and downloaded this for my IPad Pro 12’ and am very displeased. Got through the tutorial just fine. Got to the first mission afterward and none of my troops can get beyond targeting the enemy. Can’t shoot. I press “Accept” repeatedly, i hear the sound to acknowledge that I tapped the button but nothing happens. The game.is.broken.
By mighty phantom
So normally the game is great I love playing and would normally play it all day but I have an issue. So I load up the game I go to campaign select click on my campaign with like 72 hours of play and I try to load it and it exits me out of the game I try to restart the app still doesn’t work, I restart my phone still doesn’t work, so I load a different campaign that I’ve hardly played and it works, I don’t know what the problem is but it’s irritating not being able to play something I payed for, thank you for reading, please fix this.
Extremely Dissapointing - don’t buy unless you want to be angry. 1/5
After investing HOURS into this game, the Xcom base is attacked and I can’t use SHIVS, which I’ve based most of my later game playing strategy on. Why have them in the game if you can’t utilize them at the most critical moment??? So now I lose the game because I can’t utilize a strategy with is PART OF THE GAME. And then the iCloud backup doesn’t work. Truly F***ing frustrating.
Great game Buggy port 4/5
This is a must play for any fans of tactical games. A couple bugs significantly dampened the experience though. I went through two save files trying to upgrade a MEC, but was never given access to anything beyond the un-upgraded MEC-1. Tons of fun and dozens of hours of fantastic gameplay, but being locked out of some of the game’s coolest content was very disappointing.
Some bugs and graphical issues 4/5
28th Feb 2020
iPad Pro 3rd gen iOS 12.4.1
Still works great for a game that hasn’t seen any updates for over two years.
However it seems to suffer from some graphical issues, nothing major and doesn’t really interfere with gameplay so can over look it.
I’ve put a lot of hours into this game, so def got my monies worth. However I just experienced my first major issue in years. I was at mission control, counting away the days to progress the game and it crashes back to the home screen. No way to get around it. Months of game play lost (playing second wave). Had to start again, so that was a bummer.
Not sure what this game will run like on iOS 13, hopefully it gets updated for fix these small bugs others have been mentioning in the reviews.
Broke beyond belief 1/5
The second mission in the game contains a game stopping bug. It’s a tutorial, so the game will not release control of the characters to players and it requires you to move a character to a spot it cannot reach. It’ll just hang and beep at you as you try to pick the spot and can only select the grid next to where it wants you to be. Otherwise plays much like the PC game, for the one mission I got to play. Disappointing as heck.
Please Update Camera Controls 5/5
It’s XCOM. On your phone. It’s a perfect little time killer throughout the day, as the game picks right back up where you left it as long as you don’t completely terminate the app.
My one and only gripe about this port is the camera. Please, for the love of the Council, add more camera options. The current sensitivity gives me Tinder flashbacks with all the swiping that’s required to move it in any meaningful way. I want to be able to drag the camera at a speed and distance that matches my finger’s movement. And I’d like an option that allows me to keep the camera zoomed out when I switch soldiers or end one’s turn. Constantly zooming the camera out before moving soldiers is bothersome.
These little improvements would greatly increase what is already a stellar experience.
Don’t buy 1/5
Don’t buy this game. There are numerous issues with it on any iPhone newer than the 8 and I personally have been denied a refund. The issues range from game breaking to annoying.
Too buggy 1/5
Had to request a refund. Constantly gets stuck and requires force close. Currently cannot get past first mission as tooltip says to attack an enemy but character out of range (across the map). Cannot switch characters, close the “select target” mode (as no target available), or attack a target (again, none in range).
Poor mobile port. Avoid. iPhone 11 Pro.
Audio Pauses in app 2/5
The port is amazing but could the devs please fix the way the audio works on IOS? When you turn all the channels to zero and even disable soldier speech the game will not let you play your own music/audio in the background. Now the Enemy Unknown soundtrack is amazing but its still an issue if turning the audio down still won't turn it 'off' per say.
Great game but.. 3/5
Please allow more options with camera, automatic zooming on characters is annoying, and need to be able to zoom camera further out to be able to see which direction to go.
Regret to purchase this game for my iPad Pro :( 1/5
The graphic isn’t enhanced or any good, and what bugged me the most is there are too many bugs that prevent me from playing it. For example, in the second act (where you can choose between North America or Shanghai, I chose NA), my soldier can’t do anything in a sudden in the middle of the mission. I pressed “accept” so many time shut it just nothing happens. I can’t switch to any other soldier too, basically I just stuck there.
Please fix this!
Great but... 3/5
By The Rocket Times
Needs iPhone XR support
It doesn’t feel feeling 1/5
The game doesn’t feel feeling
Update for iPad Pro 4/5
Amazing game but please update for iPad Pro. Only for this 4 stars =)
Great value. Works on my iPhone 11 with no issues.
Awesome game - but can’t complete 4/5
5 star game, 4 star issue with iPad Pro.
I have really enjoyed this game - it is a faithful port and has worked quite well on my IPad Pro.... until the final boss battle with the Uber Ethereal. The game will not display anything beyond the last door into the last chamber... as such, I can’t enter, engage in battle, and save (or fail to save) Earth. Bummer ... the other 40 hours of play have been amazing, however. Well worth the fun if you are playing on another device.
Thanks, 2K, for creating and (re)releasing a phenomenal game.
Love XCOM EW but 4/5
This game is amazing but I only wish that there was modeling that could be done with it for the single player campaign for fun.
Not a fair fight 2/5
By Matteo Liam
I absolutely loved this game for the PS3 back in the day. While it is still the essence of that great game, the difficulty of this version is completely unfair and out of whack. I was accustomed to playing this game on normal difficulty and up for PS3 so I was clearly familiar with strategies and tactics for success. In this version the percentage plays are totally stacked against you. Thinking this might have just been a subjective bias, I proceeded to reload one specific engagement 25 times on the Easy difficulty setting. My soldier was 56% to hit the target, the final result was a 2/25 success rate. Obviously a limited sample size but it confirmed what I had been suspecting. Not to mention over watch is rarely successful and the enemy’s hit rate is through the roof. It’s such a shame because this is one of my favorite games and it runs very smoothly on an iPad, yet I constantly find myself frustrated at an enemy that is nearly unbeatable even on the easy difficulty setting.
Completely unplayable 1/5
Basic functionality issue. I bought this game 2 years ago and the elevate up/down commands stopped working. I redownloaded it yesterday to see if this issue had been fixed on iPad. It has not. Soldiers get stuck on top of buildings, rendering the game completely unplayable. Pretty pathetic.
Great on PC, middling on iPad 3/5
The iPad port of XCOM has the unfortunate tendency to aggravate all of the minor problems from PC. Aiming explosives is a nightmare and can ruin your whole game with one misclick. I wish I could disable the double click which has caused many movement errors as well. And the cut scenes are a time consuming annoyance on the iPad.
Too buggy 1/5
It’s just not playable. I’m halfway through the third mission and the game keeps crashing. Save your money.
Keeps crashing on iPhone 11 Pro Max 1/5
As stated above, I can’t even play it on my iPhone. Very disappointed as the game itself is awesome.
Crashes on title screen after 1st save 1/5
Gameplay is truly fun. First dip into the xcom universe, and really enjoying it.
Sure, it’s a nightmare trying to climb stairs in the game, and camera mechanics get a bit wonky sometimes.
That said, on an iPhone 8 after the initial play through and a save, the game crashes out about .5 seconds into the title screen, after the opening bits play.
Deleting and reinstalling the app returns stability, but only for one play, without the immediate ability to retrieve your cloud save. (And I’ve done this a few times because I’ve enjoyed the game then I can play it so much.)
It’s a real shame.
Waste of money. 1/5
0 stars rating from me. Trash tbh. Crazy dumb bugs and crashes in single player and multiplayer. Don’t expect to get any kinda support on any of your issues either.
HOW CAN I GET A REFUND FOR THIS TRASH
Will not allow me to manufacture anything! 1/5
There is apparently a glitch that doesn’t allow me to manufacture anything I’ve researched!! Fix this and I’ll gladly upgrade my rating.
Critical bugs ruined port of great game 1/5
Some critical bugs ruined this port of one of the best games of all time. I frequently encountered bugs where I could not switch between guys or I could move or shoot. The bugs made it super frustrating and eventually unplayable and I finally gave up. It’s a shame because I played this game a ton on PC and it was one of my favorites. Do not buy this game until you see they’ve fixed these bugs (written 11/28/2019).