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XCOM: Enemy Unknown[PC]
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Oct-12-2012
US Release Date:
Oct-09-2012
AU Release Date:
Oct-12-2012
Official release date


Genre
Strategy
Theme
Sci fi
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is available on PC
XBox 360 Game
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is available on the Microsoft XBox 360 console
PS3 Game
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is available on the Sony PS3 console
Mac
XCOM: Enemy Unknown available as a OSX game to run on Mac devices
PC System Analysis for XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Firaxis Games is developing XCOM: Enemy Unknown, an action strategy game releasing this fall. Long-time X-COM fans will instantly recognize XCOM: Enemy Unknown's gameplay, which has both deep strategic elements and turn-based tactical combat. You are put in control of a secret paramilitary organization known as XCOM, and as commander, defend against a terrifying global invasion of aliens. Success hinges on resource management, technology advancements, and perhaps most importantly securing victories with superior combat tactics.


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XCOM: Enemy Unknown System Requirements
Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: 2 GHz DualCore
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater
  • DirectX®: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9000 series / ATI Radeon HD 3000 series or greater
  • DirectX®: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.
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GD Verdict
GD Adjusted Requirements
3 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 5
Win 7 64
DX 9
20 GB
FPS
Recommended Requirements
4 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 6
Win 7 64
DX 9
20 GB
FPS
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Premium Only FPS
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Gamer Feedback Results
  • Mac OS
    Yes 90%
    No 10%
    Console Port
    Yes 20%
    No 80%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
    PC Optimised
    Yes 100%
  • Sandbox Quality
    Non-existent 64%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 86%
    What People Will Pay
    $22
  • AMD optimised
    Yes 88%
    No 13%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 83%
    No 17%
    Game too Buggy
    No 100%
    Good on Low graphics
    Yes 92%
    No 8%
  • Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 33%
    No 67%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 78%
    No 22%
    Good Ending
    Yes 100%
    Replayability
    Yes
    5.2 / 10
  • Multiple Endings
    Yes 67%
    No 33%
    Time to Complete
    46 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 92%
    Game Difficulty
    Challenging 64%
  • Sli/Crossfire Support
    Yes
    Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 75%
    Anytime Quick Save
    Yes
    Worth Getting
    Yes 100%
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The latest system requirements News for XCOM: Enemy Unknown
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Full system requirements for XCOM: Enemy Unknown reported on Sep-27-2012

Building on from the classic turn based XCOM series, this modern day version will offer up turn based and real time action.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is due out on the 11th October but will you be able to play this version? Lets take a look at the XCOM Enemy Unknown system requirements...

XCOM Enemy Unknown Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista

CPU: 2 GHz Dual Core

RAM: 2GB Memory

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater

DX: 9.0

HDD: 20 GB HD space

AUDIO: DirectX Compatible

OTHER: Broadband Internet connection

EXTRA: Installation will require a one-time internet connection and Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.

XCOM Enemy Unknown Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7

CPU: 2 GHz Dual Core (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz)

RAM: 4GB Memory

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9000 series / ATI Radeon HD 3000 series or greater

DX: 9.0

 

 Now I have to admit, this game ticks quite a lot of boxes for me. I loved the originals, I like sci fi, I love pondering tactics...and so on.

How does this one fit with you guys? The requirements are light across the board so most people can play it, but will you pick it up or is it too far removed now from what made the originals great?

Sep-26-2012 The long awaited XCOM sequal is all but two weeks away.Join us as we take a look at the visual settings for the XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo and see how they stack up...Whats your thoughts on XCOM Enemy U...
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Believe it or not my rig can run XCom, it has bad framerate on cutscenes and sometimes frames drop a lot with a lot of particle effects, but as long as you have specs like mine you can run it with not too many problems.

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Can i run it ???

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yes, but dont expect too much performance

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is it will be a playable fps ?? +30 on lowest set/res maybe ??

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of course. I think you will get at least 30fps on low with ur res

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Can i Max this game

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Yes you can mate.

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ok thanks

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can i run this

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Yes, in maximum graphic setting.

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can i run this?

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probably not. Game's decently optimized but a strain on the hardware. if you have a PS3 or 360 it released on those as well. You MIGHT get playable with everything lowest, but no promises. And you'd have to make for sure your laptop had proper cooling. My main issue playing the game was my laptop getting too hot and my FPS tanking. (which it was still playable, just annoying)

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Yes you will be able to run this, dont listen to Bt123456789. I can run it medium settings with good FPS and your RIG isn't much worse than mine. So yes, low-medium settings.

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What settings can i run this game at?

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I'm running it at 1280X1024 or 1366X768 on high preset with a very smooth mid-30+, depending on clocks, I've never pushed them--but I prefer 1280X1024 because of widescreen--but you should be able to run it likewise, fellow gamer, if not better depending on screen res! :) Gonna try it later on with 1400X1050 and bumped clocks! :)

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can i play

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I realize this is very old but you should, my laptop has the exact same specs and I was running well with everythong on low, textures high (if I remember right), and got good FPS, just make sure your laptop's cooled properly, my issue was overheating which killed my framerate.

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This game is free. There is a website giving this for free :3 But they will stop when it's monday.

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Low settings for me?

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Nah, I run it medium or low at decent FPS. You'll be able to run it mid - high now problem :)

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FPS at the lowest settings for me please

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try out medium settings for good FPS :D

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Thank you

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I can't even run it on the lowest settings. :(

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