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  • Publisher: 2K
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 1872.3 MB
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Price: $9.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (2)
App description: ***NOTE: Compatible with iPad 3, iPad mini 2, iPhone 5 and up. WILL NOT be able to run on earlier generations, despite being able to purchase them on those devices***

XCOM®: Enemy Within is a standalone expansion to the 2012 strategy game of the year XCOM: Enemy Unknown and it's now available on iOS devices! Enemy Within features the core gameplay of Enemy Unknown plus more exciting content. Check out the new soldiers, abilities, enemies, maps, missions, and multiplayer mode for the fresh new strategy gaming experience!

New Soldier Abilities: Build new base facilities to unlock unearthly new capabilities for XCOMs soldiers. The Genetics Lab will allow soldiers to receive powerful genetic modifications, and the Cybernetics Lab allows soldiers to use devastating mechanized cybersuits in battle.

New Weapons and Equipment: Give your operatives an extra tactical edge with new projects from your engineering team and the Foundry.

New Enemy Threats: Adopt new tactics to counter the threats from two new alien types and a deadly new organization known as EXALT.

New Strategic Resource: A valuable new alien resource, known as Meld, has been discovered. Secure it on the battlefield, research a new technology to unlock its power, and use it carefully back at base to unlock new upgrades and weaponry.

New Story Elements: Investigate a terrifying threat in an abandoned fishing village, and defend the XCOM headquarters from alien attack in a series of new plot-driven missions.

New Multiplayer maps, units, and abilities: Create your custom squad from a wider array of options and dominate your opponent in intense, one-on-one, turn-based matches.

NOTE: XCOM: Enemy Within is a graphically rich game with advanced features. To OPTIMIZE your playing experience, you may want to turn off other apps before playing.

The content of this videogame is fictional and is not intended to represent or depict an actual record of the events, persons, locations, or entities in the games setting. The makers and publishers of this videogame do not in any way endorse, condone or encourage engaging in any conduct depicted in this videogame.

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sapphire_neo's comments:
Link to original XCOM: Enemy Unknown thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=193607





I'm not even mad that it's a new app... this is FTL level of awesome.
11-12-2014, 08:42 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,021
Argh!! I still didn't spend enough quality time with the first one... now this! There's not enough hours in the week to keep up!

11-12-2014, 08:45 AM
#3
I was starting to think this day would not come. I've held off playing the original because I didn't like the idea of a reduced experience as compared to what is available on the PC. Well, no more holding!

I wonder, though, if this is the complete experience, if Enemy Within completely supersedes Enemy Unknown on iOS (the PC expansions plugs into to the normal campaign, simply enrichening any regular playthrough with EXALT, Meld, mechs, etc). And if so, what 2K removed to squeeze it all into one package (since they could not fit Enemy Within into the original app as IAP).

Vocalist of Earthbridge and Neverlast
Game Center/OpenFeint/Plus+/[insert arbitrary game network, online character or multiplayer account here]: Ayjona
11-12-2014, 08:45 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Super Earth - Our Home.
Posts: 5,565
I hope they also improved the grapihcs and added Tegra K1 support on android...
11-12-2014, 08:55 AM
#5
Joined: May 2013
Location: Berlin
Posts: 864
hell yes!

Although i bought the X360 version just 3 weeks ago cause i thought EW will never make it to iOS.Dang.

Anyway,i'll happily buy it a second time IF they didn't slaughter it too much to fit on tablets.
11-12-2014, 09:18 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Oklahoma City, USA
Posts: 288
Excellent surprise!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edmilan View Post
From IGN:

XCOM: ENEMY WITHIN HITS ANDROID AND IOS TODAY
Goes live in New Zealand on Nov. 12 at 6 am PST (Nov. 13 at 3:00 am NZDT)
W.T.F?!!! Anyway, I'll take it!

Thanks, Doc!

I'm assuming it will have multiplayer so lets hook it up! Anyone else interested feel free to add me on GameCenter: (Twenty-One)

Xbox - Playstation - Nintendo - iPad
11-12-2014, 09:19 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 293
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ayjona View Post
I wonder, though, if this is the complete experience, if Enemy Within completely supersedes Enemy Unknown on iOS (the PC expansions plugs into to the normal campaign, simply enrichening any regular playthrough with EXALT, Meld, mechs, etc). And if so, what 2K removed to squeeze it all into one package (since they could not fit Enemy Within into the original app as IAP).
Im starting to wonder if they found a way around this. I've played plenty of games that need to download additional content on the launch screen. This may be the case or they found a way to trim it down.

In either case, I'm super pumped to get my new iphone 6 and play this game. Nothing holds up quite as well as this strategy game on my mobile device IMO.
11-12-2014, 09:20 AM
#8
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 2,511
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ayjona View Post
I wonder, though, if this is the complete experience, if Enemy Within completely supersedes Enemy Unknown on iOS (the PC expansions plugs into to the normal campaign, simply enrichening any regular playthrough with EXALT, Meld, mechs, etc). And if so, what 2K removed to squeeze it all into one package (since they could not fit Enemy Within into the original app as IAP).
^This

Would have had no problem paying for the expansion as DLC but understand the business perspective of making it a new app for awareness sake BUT what exactly has been altered/removed/improved over the game we already purchased and played the bejesus out of.

Game Center : "Chip H."
11-12-2014, 09:21 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Philippines
Posts: 1,515
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twenty One View Post
W.T.F?!!! Anyway, I'll take it!

Thanks, Doc!

I'm assuming it will have multiplayer so lets hook it up! Anyone else interested feel free to add me on GameCenter: (Twenty-One)

Gotcha man! Time to beat each other's asses again.... now with my japanese speaking mech in red lol! Can't wait!

Game Center ID: SlighMD; Battle.net: SlighMD#6986; Vainglory: SlighMD
Currently playing: Hearthstone, XCOM: Enemy Within, Vainglory, Dodonpachi: Ichimen Banchou
Waiting for: MHFU for iOS to be fixed and Titan Quest
11-12-2014, 09:21 AM
#10
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 791
Is this a new campaign? What does it add to the original game?