XCOM 2: Long War 2 Guide and Tips (Spoiler-Free)

I love XCOM 2 and have got pretty good at it over the years.  All that experience didn’t make winning at Long War 2 (a semi-official full-conversion mod for the game) any easier though.  Lots of failure and knuckle-biting near misses meant it’s taken me a while to win a campaign.  There were loads of things I’d wish I’d known before I started that would either have made it easier or made some of the choices I was making clearer.  So here’s a dump of all my hard-won experience;  it might help you survive a few months longer…. Continue reading “XCOM 2: Long War 2 Guide and Tips (Spoiler-Free)”

XCOM 2: Legendary Ironman Guide / Tips

After many restarts and dismal failures I did it ;  Legendary Ironman XCOM 2 complete!

It’s a lot of fun;  you always feel you’re close to death (at least at the beginning of the game) and the tension really gives you that “against all odds” vibe.  I’ve collated some tips to help you retain some sanity when you start Operation Gatecrasher for the tenth time.

I’ve written a similar guide for Long War 2, here.

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XCOM 2: Spoiler-Free Review

XCOM_2_cover_artXCOM 2 was one of my most anticipated games for this year;  I loved the first remake and the sequel looked to take the game in lots of cool new directions.

I’ve played for most of the week and here’s my spoiler-free thoughts.  I’ve just finished the game because I’m playing on Ironman… Continue reading “XCOM 2: Spoiler-Free Review”