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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 26K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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The Expansion to XCOM: Enemy Unknown with 50% more new content.
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4.2
26.0K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    68+%
  2. 4
    12+%
  3. 3
    4+%
  4. 2
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jan 3, 2021

    By Myshovoore
    Great strategy game. It's an almost complete port of the 2013 PC game; includes all base-management and tactical-mission goodness that you could want. The three biggest issues in the game itself are: limited savegame slots (only 4? really? though not a problem if you like playing Ironman mode), semi-trivial UI issues (a few things which were easy with keyboard+mouse are not trivial with a touchscreen, like moving to a roof, and it's not hard to double-tap by mistake and cause your soldier to move) and that out of all specific missions the only one they kept was the horrible Site Recon. (Those missions are the only cut content - everything else is here, including cutscenes.) An additional problem is that the app is not updated since 2017 - either this or no-longer-present servers are probably to blame for cloud saves and multiplayer not working, and achievements/leaderboards not being viewable in the game itself (still can be viewed through Google Play Games app).
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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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  • Nov 2, 2020

    By Patrick Cashin
    The game didn't work on my phone (Galaxy S10). It regularly froze on loading screens and would crash intermittently. Roughly 1/5 attempts to play worked. I requested a refund, Google Play said to contact the developer. I then contacted 2K, they said to contact the retailer. In short - the game didn't work, and neither company will give a refund. I do not recommend you purchase this game.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dec 9, 2020

    By Alex Nikolic
    Fantastic port. Turn-based games like this is perfect for mobile. Only have minor gripes. Wish there was an option to turn off double tap to move, it was never precise enough to use reliably, especially when you start using areial units. Also, an option for scroll speed would have been amazing, rather than having to swipe a whole bunch of times to look around the larger levels. Some minor graphical glitches too. Overall, this is the best PC port I've ever played. Definite buy.
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  • Dec 30, 2020

    By J.J. Madara
    Excellent game worth every cent, HQ management, turn base combat, the customization options allow you to connect with each soilder when one dies or is promoted the game has more meaning the game pulls you in and your focused on the scenario the game puts you in. Its honestly a must play,
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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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  • 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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  • Jan 3, 2021

    By Myshovoore
    Great strategy game. It's an almost complete port of the 2013 PC game; includes all base-management and tactical-mission goodness that you could want. The three biggest issues in the game itself are: limited savegame slots (only 4? really? though not a problem if you like playing Ironman mode), semi-trivial UI issues (a few things which were easy with keyboard+mouse are not trivial with a touchscreen, like moving to a roof, and it's not hard to double-tap by mistake and cause your soldier to move) and that out of all specific missions the only one they kept was the horrible Site Recon. (Those missions are the only cut content - everything else is here, including cutscenes.) An additional problem is that the app is not updated since 2017 - either this or no-longer-present servers are probably to blame for cloud saves and multiplayer not working, and achievements/leaderboards not being viewable in the game itself (still can be viewed through Google Play Games app).
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  • Jan 8, 2021

    By Michael Puuohau
    Love the game and details put into it... Negatives, takes time to get accustomed to the player movements, understandable though because of using a mobile device... and loading saved gameplay is terrible (7 out of 10 times connection to resume game fails),needs to be fixed.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Peter Matthews
    It's playable but it's much more annoying than attempting to play it on a laptop, console or pc. The distance settings are forgotten every time a turn starts forcing you to resize the screen constantly, the insides of buildings don't display unless you actually attempt to move someone into them, on other formats you can adjust the layer of the building you're looking at and there's no way to turn on a display of where it's possible to move to without first actually trying to move. It's annoying.
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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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  • Keeps closing Mar 30, 2015

    By JynxxxTheKlown
    I never write complaints on these ever, only reason why i am right now is because i want a quick fix soon. I love XCOM EW its my favorite game of all time that ive ever played on PS3. I have always wanted a port to a PS Vita but got mega excited about the iOS port. I downloaded yesterday and turned on, got super excited and after i try to start single player, it immediately for e closed in the loading screen. I had all my other apps closed and it did it so i just restarted it, and tried again, same thing. I uninstalled and reinstalled and same thing again. I am using an iPod Touch 5th Generation with iOS 8s latest update. It says on the compatibility that itll run on iPod Touch. It runs yeah but doesnt play. Im probably gonna have to pick up the PS3 version again and hope for a PS Vita port and im really looking forward for an update to fix the use on iPod Touch 5th generation. I really really love XCOM this doesnt ruin my love for this game but it really got me worried about downloading new games
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  • Nov 2, 2020

    By Patrick Cashin
    The game didn't work on my phone (Galaxy S10). It regularly froze on loading screens and would crash intermittently. Roughly 1/5 attempts to play worked. I requested a refund, Google Play said to contact the developer. I then contacted 2K, they said to contact the retailer. In short - the game didn't work, and neither company will give a refund. I do not recommend you purchase this game.
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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.
    more
  • 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
    more

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