It’s not always that we can say for sure that a deal represents the best money you’ll spend all week. But, if you’re a PC gamer, the deals don’t get much better than this.
On the Steam PC gaming platform, you can currently pick up XCOM 2perhaps the best strategy game of the last 10 years, for just $3.60 / £2.10 – 94% off your usual price. That’s less money than you’d pay for a Cheeseburger Happy Meal – and XCOM 2 is far more satisfying.
A turn-based title that rewards planning and tactical play, you’ll take control of a squad of resistance fighters looking to free humanity from the tyrannical clutches of alien colonists. Playing on randomly generated battlegrounds, you’ll nurture and train your team, cry real-world tears when your favorites are lost in the heat of battle, and expand an underground base as you seek to reclaim the planet.
XCOM 2 was first released in 2016 and has been hard to beat in the strategy space ever since. our friends in PC player gave the title an impressive score of 94%, praising its “exceptionally difficult and rewarding strategy” and saying that it is “a masterful reworking of the XCOM formula” that you will play “forever”. Interestingly, it’s 94% off right now, so don’t miss out as you only have until February 24th to take advantage of the offer.
great value packages
If you have a little more money to spend, it’s worth taking the XCOM 2 collection pack also, which has seen its price reduced in the same way and perhaps has an even better value for money. For only $6.99 / £5.59you get the base game, Resistance Warrior Pack, Reinforcement Pack, plus the excellent (tough as nails) War of the Chosen expansion and its own Tactical Legacy add-on.
If you want even more alien hunting action, the XCOM Ultimate Collection Pack is the most complete pick, including all of the above plus the previous XCOM Enemy Unknown game, its Enemy Within expansion and Slingshot pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters and Shen’s Last Gift add-ons for XCOM 2, as well as the standalone XCOM: Chimera Squad game. That’s literally hundreds of hours of some of the best strategy games on PC for just $19.34 / £14.77.
Likewise, these offers also end on February 24th.
While the XCOM franchise appears to be taking a back seat to developer Firaxis for now, there’s more strategy fun coming from the studio in the form of Marvel’s Midnight Sunsthat seeks to translate the tactical joy of XCOM into a story-filled adventure through a little-known area of the Marvel Universe, with a dash of card battle thrown in for good measure.