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XCOM®: Enemy Within

XCOM®: Enemy Within

2K, Inc.

The Expansion to XCOM: Enemy Unknown with 50% more new content.

4.2 Ratings 27K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.2
26.5K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    68+%
  2. 4
    12+%
  3. 3
    4+%
  4. 2
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  5. 1
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  • Same feel Feb 13, 2015

    By Kageshi1
    The game has the same feel to the PC down to the shiv 's turning into soldier bug, decal reset on many soldiers bug, and even the backwards hand flip when selecting a weapon for the soldier bug. Everything gameplay-wise is there, it even has the main story from the previous one. But you might be asking, this file size is smaller then the PC version. Well, the things removed are: many duplicated cutscene of alien autopsys and alien interigations of individual aliens has been removed, as for the textures that gave it a high detail shine(agreeable from portable playing). Another thing removed is alien encounters on the field. Many pc players would know of this one, where if you encouter an alien, say the sectopod, It would play a cutscene of you encoutering it ingame. Not bash worthy, and totally understand that scripting can cost some frame rate issues. Last is some missions are missing. I dont know if anyone else has seen these council missions where saving a president or diplomat is still in the game but with these missing missions means missing maps to conquer. However, with the enemy within comes a whole lot more maps. Other then that the game plays the same as the pc with an OBVIOUS porting for phones. Would get if you have money to burn as its not like these pay2win games... Full game outta the box. But if you dont agree to the downsizing. Would wait for a discount to appear as either way the game is worth the boredom of phone games.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Matt Simpson
    An epic game from the PC that almost perfectly transfers to mobile. Some of the controls can be difficult to use, but it is great to see a fully fledged PC game ported to a mobile environment. Very few tactical turn based squad games compare to this masterpiece.
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  • Xcom unknown vs xcom within Dec 23, 2016

    By Devistator
    I originally owned the first version xcom unknown. Great game but had some stuttering bugs that annoyed me when playing. Xcom within has been a night and day difference. I'm playing on iPhone 6s Plus iOS 10.2 and seriously the loading is less than 5 seconds for me between launching the battle and being on the ground. In xcom unknown I'd sit there for 30 seconds or more. Graphics are better, controls are better, I have no issues with going up or down a level (use either two fingers swiping up/down or touch the camera icon and use the up/down icon). I'm more than 8 hours into the game with full power armor, new ships, exalt and weapons. I see the DLC for the game in the options but maps are smaller. To me this is a 9 out of 10. I love strategy and action games, this is fluid gameplay and can get really hard fast if you aren't smart with your strategy. Big difference between the two is the DLC, loading times and bigger battles with more than just aliens, humans too. But I must acknowledge that my experience is likely better because I'm on an iPhone 6s Plus so better processor (dual core) and more ram (2gb ram) than previous devices I've used (iPad 2-3, iPhone 5-6). I recommend but best experience will he with newer devices, with the DLC added this second installment was worth buying again for an experienced adult gamer; supports app switching (love I can take a call and get back into the Frey).
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  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Eric Shi
    Tough game even on easy because you still deal with chance, not sure but even at 95% chance to hit you still will miss a lot, "it's crazy"but not them, I just wish on easy mode it was a more relaxing, because all I want to do is play a game not stress myself out. Just used to save option and you'll be fine.
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  • I have loved the X-Com games since the 90s Jun 30, 2018

    By Hultz17370
    This game is great. Game system quality and I bought it even though I own it on Xbox and pc. I should have reviewed this long ago but I just don’t review things enough. The one problem I have is I can’t play the game and listen to my podcasts. I know you haven’t done any updates in forever but if you could fix that one thing it would get me to play it more. I like to learn and laugh when I play games. I can’t imagine it would be s hard thing to fix. However that is the only problem I have. It’s just a big one because it keeps me from playing it. I love the game and I end up just playing dumb games because I can listen to stuff while playing them. I know I’m just one person asking for this fix but I myself have payed so much for these games over the years. I think I’ve owned every version of X-Com made. Some I’ve owned more than one copy of. TFTD twice, Apocalypse twice, and enemy unknown for three different systems. Anyone who likes these new ones should go check out the old ones. The graphics aren’t so great but the games are awesome. Anyway thank you for the great games. I’m playing X-Com 2 on PS4 now. Keep up the good work and keep’em coming. Maybe make one more like the old school ones with a whole bunch of solders and time units. Just make it look pretty but other than that just like the old ones. Please. Anyway thanks again.
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  • Mar 13, 2021

    By John Bartlett
    A faithful adaption of the original PC / console game. Controls can be a pest to get used to, being less reliable and exact touching the screen instead. If your using a small phone, the dark graphics, while chilling, can be hard to see what exactly is going on. I personaly found a bug which stopped me progressing. Which is a shame. Hope Xcom 2 doesn't have the same issues, when it's released.
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  • Mar 19, 2021

    By Benjamin Franklin
    The game loads fine, but after I select a new game and press "start", the game starts to load the premission screen, then abruptly shuts down and closes the app. I haven't managed to start a single mission once! Either solve the problem, please, or tell us the exact requirements needed to play the game and on which devices it can be played.
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  • Feb 2, 2021

    By Jan Malana
    I love this game. It works perfectly with my previous phones. But since I bought a new phone a Samsung A71, the game crashes when I start it, load the saved game, and even saving the game. I hope you can fix this and make this game compatible with my new phone.
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  • Unplayable Jun 24, 2015

    By BadCrashyXCOM
    I played X-Com EU with crashes every time I loaded and finished a mission along with constant reboots and headaches. When I got to the end of that game my guys got stuck in a door way, gg. I had seen X-Com EW played on PC so I knew what I was buying into. Little did I know it was even worse than EU. I spent hours just trying to start the first mission and now the game crashes every time I try to return to base. I look back at the app I had just wasted my money on and see that it is only compatible with about 3 or 4 devices, my IPad mini not being among them. I guess I should have known based on my experience from the first game but I've been swindled again. Seriously? Please somebody fix this, I would love to play this amazing game. Even a little bit of a heads up would have been nice or better yet not being able to buy a game that can't be played on a certain device. Beware buyer that this game is filled with crashes that stop the game right after one mission. If the game does work on any device than it would be one of the best games available on the App Store.
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  • Mar 9, 2021

    By Ed G
    The game just displays a message saying it was developed for an older version of android and wont load at all , so basically i paid for a game that i cant even play so beware! Even though im running it on an android flagship phone.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Matt Simpson
    An epic game from the PC that almost perfectly transfers to mobile. Some of the controls can be difficult to use, but it is great to see a fully fledged PC game ported to a mobile environment. Very few tactical turn based squad games compare to this masterpiece.
    more
  • Xcom unknown vs xcom within Dec 23, 2016

    By Devistator
    I originally owned the first version xcom unknown. Great game but had some stuttering bugs that annoyed me when playing. Xcom within has been a night and day difference. I'm playing on iPhone 6s Plus iOS 10.2 and seriously the loading is less than 5 seconds for me between launching the battle and being on the ground. In xcom unknown I'd sit there for 30 seconds or more. Graphics are better, controls are better, I have no issues with going up or down a level (use either two fingers swiping up/down or touch the camera icon and use the up/down icon). I'm more than 8 hours into the game with full power armor, new ships, exalt and weapons. I see the DLC for the game in the options but maps are smaller. To me this is a 9 out of 10. I love strategy and action games, this is fluid gameplay and can get really hard fast if you aren't smart with your strategy. Big difference between the two is the DLC, loading times and bigger battles with more than just aliens, humans too. But I must acknowledge that my experience is likely better because I'm on an iPhone 6s Plus so better processor (dual core) and more ram (2gb ram) than previous devices I've used (iPad 2-3, iPhone 5-6). I recommend but best experience will he with newer devices, with the DLC added this second installment was worth buying again for an experienced adult gamer; supports app switching (love I can take a call and get back into the Frey).
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  • I have loved the X-Com games since the 90s Jun 30, 2018

    By Hultz17370
    This game is great. Game system quality and I bought it even though I own it on Xbox and pc. I should have reviewed this long ago but I just don’t review things enough. The one problem I have is I can’t play the game and listen to my podcasts. I know you haven’t done any updates in forever but if you could fix that one thing it would get me to play it more. I like to learn and laugh when I play games. I can’t imagine it would be s hard thing to fix. However that is the only problem I have. It’s just a big one because it keeps me from playing it. I love the game and I end up just playing dumb games because I can listen to stuff while playing them. I know I’m just one person asking for this fix but I myself have payed so much for these games over the years. I think I’ve owned every version of X-Com made. Some I’ve owned more than one copy of. TFTD twice, Apocalypse twice, and enemy unknown for three different systems. Anyone who likes these new ones should go check out the old ones. The graphics aren’t so great but the games are awesome. Anyway thank you for the great games. I’m playing X-Com 2 on PS4 now. Keep up the good work and keep’em coming. Maybe make one more like the old school ones with a whole bunch of solders and time units. Just make it look pretty but other than that just like the old ones. Please. Anyway thanks again.
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  • Feb 25, 2021

    By Morgan Gorman
    An excellent port of the console/PC classic. The graphics take a hit but they still get the job done and the whole game including the dlc is in there. Endless hours of turn based alien fighting to be had. My only real complaint is the lack of physical controller support but the touch screen controls do the job. This is the best cell phone games I've ever played.
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  • 4000 BC Aug 6, 2017

    By Sterus37
    Ladies and gents. This is the best app out of the best apps you could ever find. I've played Xcom ever since the original game came out in 4000 BC. I'm of course not saying I'm that old. What I'm saying is that much like the great pyramids of Egypt, nothing can match its splendor. Xcom is one of the great wonders of the world. It was amazing then and it is amazing now. Right now! You complain that the controls are weird? What!? Get some better fingers people. The controls in the game are the best you can get from a mobile device machine. This takes some major strategy, some major brain usage. I suggest playing the game on CLASSIC and IRONMAN. The frustration might run slightly high when one of your faves die, but when you conquer the onslaught of alien beauties the feeling of success is like that of taking a shower for the first time after a month long hike through the hot rainforests of South America... I... I've never been... I mean I take showers... I'm just talking about the rainforests... the... you know what I mean!.. Why are you reading this!? Buy the game! What!? It's not free you say!? So what! You were gonna make in game purchases with whatever free game you were thinking about playing anyway! Buy it now and you will be on the golden road to bliss. XOXO, The Aliens
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  • Same feel Feb 13, 2015

    By Kageshi1
    The game has the same feel to the PC down to the shiv 's turning into soldier bug, decal reset on many soldiers bug, and even the backwards hand flip when selecting a weapon for the soldier bug. Everything gameplay-wise is there, it even has the main story from the previous one. But you might be asking, this file size is smaller then the PC version. Well, the things removed are: many duplicated cutscene of alien autopsys and alien interigations of individual aliens has been removed, as for the textures that gave it a high detail shine(agreeable from portable playing). Another thing removed is alien encounters on the field. Many pc players would know of this one, where if you encouter an alien, say the sectopod, It would play a cutscene of you encoutering it ingame. Not bash worthy, and totally understand that scripting can cost some frame rate issues. Last is some missions are missing. I dont know if anyone else has seen these council missions where saving a president or diplomat is still in the game but with these missing missions means missing maps to conquer. However, with the enemy within comes a whole lot more maps. Other then that the game plays the same as the pc with an OBVIOUS porting for phones. Would get if you have money to burn as its not like these pay2win games... Full game outta the box. But if you dont agree to the downsizing. Would wait for a discount to appear as either way the game is worth the boredom of phone games.
    more
  • Great game, better app Sep 30, 2017

    By Revewier mikee
    I was originally very disappointed by this game. The graphics were sad, the loading times were long, and it was missing some features I wanted to see. However, I recently redownloaded it and am blown away. Both on my iphone 7+ and my 2017 ipad pro (12.9) it runs VERY well. I cannot believe how quick the load times are. Also, there are some features present that I don’t remember them having, like armor tint. I am very happy with it. One thing I would like a lot is if they would incorporate keyboard support. Being able to map hotkeys for overwatch and use WASD to move the map around would be huge, as well as a keyboard interface for troop selection and things like that. I enjoy the game but being able to use my keyboard would make this just phenomenal. I understand that is unlikely but it would be nice and I would really appreciate it as a feature.
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  • Mar 26, 2021

    By viper the samurai
    Even though I love the series I give this a 4 star for the fact that it refused to download for 3 hours and when I was going to take a video of it for my you tube it was completely removed from my phone so I have to go through the process again by the time you we this edit It got removed which was my phone's fault but it takes so long to download because it refuses for a long time
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  • Jan 16, 2021

    By M Ford
    Awesome game! I loved XCOM: Enemy Unknown and i love this one too (XCOM: Enemy Within). I will say that the constant crashes is frustrating. Sometimes I'll have to open the app 7 or more time before it'll actually let me play; but that's the only real criticism i have for it.
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  • Good but controls worse than previous xcom IOS Jan 8, 2015

    By Harwin_AD
    In general this is a solid game, and I love the extra features from Enemy Within. However, they seem to have made a control change from Enemy Unknown to this one where clicking on an existing selection(where to move or fire a rocket) is counted as accepting that. In the previous version you had to manually select the appropriate confirm/move button. This is a problem because(understandably) the touch controls have some difficulty selecting the appropriate spot. You can eventually get to the correct spot... unless the game has taken one of your clicks as confirmation. This is bad enough if you do not move to cover, worse if you fire a rocket at your team. The game should go back to the selection process of the previous IOS game, where you had to hit a specific confirmation button.
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  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Eric Shi
    Tough game even on easy because you still deal with chance, not sure but even at 95% chance to hit you still will miss a lot, "it's crazy"but not them, I just wish on easy mode it was a more relaxing, because all I want to do is play a game not stress myself out. Just used to save option and you'll be fine.
    more
  • Has potential, but be prepared to loose everything....over and over and over Aug 15, 2018

    By MrMystery
    So at first I was very excited about this game, even though the tutorial left a lot to be desired regarding how to move, how to pick up things, how tough the aliens were, what to develop first versus last, and a whole bunch of other things. After playing the second time and investing a whole bunch of time, I had my entire crew wiped out in 15 minutes at the fishing village. Two enhanced heavy combat mecs, a sniper and two other support. I can see losing one or two guys, but to have your entire crew wiped out by insurmountable odds, and creatures that are way tougher than they should (zombies kill you in one hit, crustaceans spider bug thingys impervious to fire and mini cannons) who’d a thought? I don’t know about you, but if I invest 20 hours into a game only to lose all those guys, with their mods, in 15 minutes, I’m not so motivated to keep playing. If you have a life and just want to enjoy a game that you can play, learn, lose a battle and then come back to....then don’t pick this game because you will lose ALL of your hard earned progress in 15 minutes....irrevocably. Poof!! Gone!! Finished! That’s one DEAD parrot! Lol now if they ad a save feature and afford you the ability to refight a battle....then I’m back in....but until then....I’ll pass.
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  • Feb 8, 2021

    By shashank s
    Work well for 3/4 of the game, then it crashes. Was expecting a better game for the price. Edit 1: Game loads when you select single player and then load the profile. Next step is to load the cloud saved game. It works!!! Form then on, all the missions are smooth. Edit 2: The final mission is unplayable!! A particular door never opens, blocking players way to next stage. Graphics: Average. Was not expecting more on a mobile port. Gameplay: Good. Controls are not as good as on console.
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  • OK port of an excellent game May 6, 2015

    By Josh1222
    If I were to review the game itself I would give it 5 stars. It's one of the best and most addictive games I have ever played: well balanced, good graphics, fun gameplay mechanics, and more. I like it so much that I actually bought the game twice: once on iOS for my iPad mini 2 and iPhone 6, and once on my iMac. I do have to say that the iMac version is far superior. First of all, in my opinion the iPhone 6's screen is just too small for the kind of gameplay of selecting precise spots to move units in a tactical game. Secondly, performance-wise the game is just very hard on the Apple devices. In particular my iPad mini 2 (A7 processor) struggles at times to keep up with it. It doesn't affect the gameplay but it's just not smooth. On the iMac it's a very smooth 1080p experience. Third, the game can be a little difficult on a touchscreen because of the way the controls are implemented (not very precisely). Compared with a gamepad or mouse/keyboard it's just a lot less precise. BUT, for a version of the game that I can fit in my pocket I suppose this is an OK tradeoff. I'd say the game itself is 5 stars but this port is 3 stars.
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  • Fun mobile x com but bad controls Mar 9, 2019

    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 :)
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  • Mar 13, 2021

    By John Bartlett
    A faithful adaption of the original PC / console game. Controls can be a pest to get used to, being less reliable and exact touching the screen instead. If your using a small phone, the dark graphics, while chilling, can be hard to see what exactly is going on. I personaly found a bug which stopped me progressing. Which is a shame. Hope Xcom 2 doesn't have the same issues, when it's released.
    more
  • Feb 2, 2021

    By Jan Malana
    I love this game. It works perfectly with my previous phones. But since I bought a new phone a Samsung A71, the game crashes when I start it, load the saved game, and even saving the game. I hope you can fix this and make this game compatible with my new phone.
    more
  • Mar 19, 2021

    By Benjamin Franklin
    The game loads fine, but after I select a new game and press "start", the game starts to load the premission screen, then abruptly shuts down and closes the app. I haven't managed to start a single mission once! Either solve the problem, please, or tell us the exact requirements needed to play the game and on which devices it can be played.
    more
  • Unplayable Jun 24, 2015

    By BadCrashyXCOM
    I played X-Com EU with crashes every time I loaded and finished a mission along with constant reboots and headaches. When I got to the end of that game my guys got stuck in a door way, gg. I had seen X-Com EW played on PC so I knew what I was buying into. Little did I know it was even worse than EU. I spent hours just trying to start the first mission and now the game crashes every time I try to return to base. I look back at the app I had just wasted my money on and see that it is only compatible with about 3 or 4 devices, my IPad mini not being among them. I guess I should have known based on my experience from the first game but I've been swindled again. Seriously? Please somebody fix this, I would love to play this amazing game. Even a little bit of a heads up would have been nice or better yet not being able to buy a game that can't be played on a certain device. Beware buyer that this game is filled with crashes that stop the game right after one mission. If the game does work on any device than it would be one of the best games available on the App Store.
    more
  • Mar 9, 2021

    By Ed G
    The game just displays a message saying it was developed for an older version of android and wont load at all , so basically i paid for a game that i cant even play so beware! Even though im running it on an android flagship phone.
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  • Awful app Sep 19, 2017

    By FrostyCyclops
    The game is amazing and if you like turn based strategy buy this game on PC. However this is one of the worst ports I've ever seen, the worst being the original xcom app that was so bad they removed it from the App Store. This app is incredibly buggy freezing on a drop of a hat for extended periods, text dialogue that usually appears at starts of missions stays on your screen unchanging for the entire mission. I had to skip the tutorial because after every cut scene or voice dialog the game takes five minutes to catch up before running again. Also I've turned off all sound but sound still plays at full volume on cut scenes like the drop ship taking off/landing or story cut scenes. And so help you if you try listening to anything while playing this game as every little action will cause this game to pause your music, even if all volume sliders are turned off. The studio that ported this game was just looking for a paycheck, they got there money and pumped out this lazy port with basic touch controls, no testing, and no respect for the xcom franchise
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