If you are someone who enjoys sci-fi and tactical games, then XCOM 2 is probably already on your radar – blasting aliens, tactical combat scenarios, persistent RPG features and permadeath for your units should already have you foaming at the mouth. XCOM: Enemy Unknown enjoyed considerable success but also came with a fair amount of bugs and so XCOM 2 arrives with quite a lot to live up to.
If ain't broke, don't fix it as the old adage goes and Firaxis have made sure to harken back the success of its predecessor where possible. There are moments where it can be difficult to tell apart the 2 games - there is a definite graphical improvement but the majority of animations and gameplay lines up identically which leaves a feeling somewhere between nostalgia and deja vu at times. Where some developers could simply create a sequel that exists only as a rehash, XCOM 2 has added enough new mechanics and features that the gameplay feels fresh and inviting, even for someone like myself who spent countless hours on XCOM 1. [More]