XCOM: Enemy Unknown Gets Multiplayer Update On iOS, On Sale Too


“XCOM: Enemy Unknown” was already a pretty sweet game to play on iOS devices. Yet it just got better with its latest update—and cheaper too, at least for a limited time.

Multiplayer is the big feature in the newest update for “XCOM: Enemy Unknown,” allowing players to create their own customized squads of XCOM troops and aliens and pit them in asynchronous combat against other human opponents. At least we’ll assume they’re human, because you never know in the XCOM universe! Game Center integration makes it easy to find friends or random opponents to engage in multiplayer action.

The game is also optimized for iOS 7, and it sports new leaderboards as well. Though it’s a bit hefty as iOS games go, it supports iPads from the iPad 2 on, iPad mini, iPhone 4S and 5, and the fifth generation iPod Touch.

Best of all, you can snag “XCOM: Enemy Unknown” for just $9.99 in the iOS App Store from now through October 13. Considering it’s normally $19.99, that’s a steal.

And just in case you haven’t played the game in either its PC, console, or mobile iterations and wonder what the fuss is all about, it got a perfect score from some other folks I know pretty well. Multiplayer makes it that much better, so you’re going to want this on your iPhone or iPad if you haven’t already given it a shot.