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19 Turn-Based Strategy Games Like XCOM Everyone Needs to Play

Games Like XCOM

It’s been 84 years (29 actually, but we’re exaggerating to make the reference fit) since we’ve been defending the Earth against alien invasions; when does it end? From all the managing of resources, researching of technology, training of soldiers, and of course, engaging in combat, there’s a lot to do in XCOM games, and we’ve done pretty much everything.

So, what next? Is there anything else that’s similar to XCOM but different enough to provide a fresh perspective on the genre? It’s a specific request, but I’m glad to tell you that I can cater to it! This list will take you through nineteen games that will make you feel like you’re playing XCOM without making you feel like you’re playing XCOM. Without further ado, the first game we have on the list is:

1. XCOM: Chimera Squad

XCOM: Chimera Squad

Okay, it’s XCOM again, but I kinda have to mention it since it’s the next-most similar thing while still being different enough to try! In Chimera Squad, you get a spin-off of the XCOM series, which is like that one person who’s trying to fit in at a party but pretty much ends up doing their own thing.

The game takes place after the events of XCOM 2, where humans and aliens are trying to coexist in a post-invasion world. However! Instead of taking the traditional XCOM approach of building and managing an entire army, in Chimera Squad, you take control of a squad of specially trained soldiers, each with their unique abilities and quirks.

One of the most unique features I love about Chimera Squad is that you get to choose which soldier to deploy for each mission instead of building a full roster. Ever picked out a fantasy team for your favorite sport? Well, this is a lot like that, except you’re doing it to save the world!

Also, I’ll be real with you here, Chimera Squad isn’t without its flaws. It’s a bit shorter and more streamlined than XCOM 2, which might disappoint some hardcore fans but might actually be appealing to others. Still, being burnt out from all the hours you’ve put into XCOM 2, this is just the kind of short thrill you’re looking for in the series! To try out Chimera Squad, you’ll need any Windows PC around you.

2. Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is an upcoming tactical RPG set in the Marvel Comics universe that’s bound to excite any XCOM fan, and for a good reason – it’s developed by Firaxis Games, the creators of the XCOM series. So, that means it promises to offer a similar gameplay experience to XCOM but with a Marvel twist!

The game features a customizable team of heroes, including our favorite ones like Wolverine, Iron Man, and Captain America, who are tasked with battling supernatural threats in turn-based combat. The game also has a pretty strong storyline, too, that revolves around the hero you play as, a new hero known as “The Hunter,” who must team up with the Midnight Suns to prevent Lilith, the Mother of Demons, from unleashing chaos upon the world.

Now, whether it’s a good alternative for an XCOM fan depends a lot on what you like, but it’s got pretty much every box checked when it comes to an XCOM veteran’s checklist. From my notes, I remember it retains the same core gameplay mechanics, but Midnight Suns offer a completely different setting and characters, which may or may not be down your alley.

So, that’s where your preference comes in, but come on, who wouldn’t want to see Captain America and Wolverine team up to take down some demons? It’s the crossover we never got in the movies! To play Midnight Suns, load it up on your PlayStation, Switch, Xbox, or PC.

3. Tactics Ogre: Reborn

Tactics Ogre: Reborn

Tactics Ogre: Reborn, or as I prefer to call it – the cool older brother that XCOM looks up to! (Did I just commit blasphemy?) The game is a tactical RPG, just like XCOM, but it has a slightly different approach to combat that made me fall in love with it.

In Tactics Ogre, you control a team of characters on a grid-based battlefield as you’re used to from XCOM, but instead of simply moving and attacking, you also have to take into account the terrain and the position of your enemies. If you love some Chess on the side, that’ll feel a lot like that, but with wizards instead of bishops and rooks! (The knights get to stay).

One of the things that makes this game unique for me is its class system. In the game, you can choose from a wide range of classes for your characters, from knights to archers to mages. Each class has its strengths and weaknesses, and it’s up to you to figure out the best way to utilize them in combat. Unlike some other games, there’s no meta class, so you can have fun with almost anything!

So, is Tactics Ogre: Reborn similar to XCOM? I’ll let you decide – they both involve turn-based combat on a grid-based battlefield, and they both require strategic thinking and planning. However, as you should expect, Tactics Ogre has its own unique flavor, with a different class system and a more complex narrative. No game should be too similar to another, and this strikes a nice balance between being similar but different.

Oh, and I think I forgot to mention, it’s a bit of a retro game at this point, so you’ll need a PSP, Super Nintendo, PlayStation 1, Sega, or Wii to play it!

4. Civilization VI

Civilization VI

Did you know that in Civilization VI, Gandhi is infamous for being one of the most aggressive leaders in the game? Seriously! It’s a running joke among fans that Gandhi’s peaceful persona hides a warmongering streak, and in fact, the game’s code has a bug that can cause Gandhi’s aggression level to skyrocket under certain conditions. Can you imagine being nuked by one of the most peaceful leaders that ever existed in history?

Hilarious bugs aside, the gameplay of Civilization VI features a 4X strategy game that puts you in the shoes of a leader of a civilization from ancient times to the modern era. You must build your empire, expand your borders, research new technologies, and engage in diplomacy or war with other civilizations. The game also has a turn-based system, where you make decisions for your civilization during your turn, then the other players or AI take their turns. Just don’t take too long, okay?

I won’t lie to you, XCOM and Civ VI are quite different in terms of gameplay and genre, but there are a few key similarities that will make you consider it nonetheless. Granted, Civilization VI is a strategy game, while XCOM is a tactical RPG, but they’re both developed by Firaxis Games and share a similar level of complexity and depth! And as you saw in Midnight Suns, it’s hard for them to avoid similarities, which you’ll find in the tactical and strategic aspects of both Civ VI and XCOM games.

So, if you’re convinced, you can buy Civilization VI for your Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and even your Phone!

5. Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles

Lots of people love Valkyria Chronicles for lots of reasons, but the thing I love the most about it is its unique blend of tactical RPG gameplay and third-person shooter elements! The game is set in an alternate version of Europe during World War II, where players take control of a team of soldiers fighting for their country’s independence. I don’t know why, but any games based around WWII just make me want to try them that much more.

Looking at the gameplay, it’s turn-based, with players commanding their units on a battlefield while also taking direct control of individual soldiers in third-person shooter segments. Mix that with its stunning visuals that combine a hand-drawn art style with 3D graphics to create a unique, watercolor-inspired look, and you’ve got an instant hit on your hands. The story’s pretty engaging and emotional, too, showing just what the human cost of war is and creating strong relationships between the characters as you play through.

Coming from XCOM, you’ll be right at home with the tactical gameplay of Valkyria Chronicles, and you’ll need to engage in the same careful planning and strategic thinking that drove you to victory in XCOM. Where Valkyria Chronicles takes its own path, though, is in its more action-oriented focus, with players needing to aim and shoot accurately during the third-person segments.

As an XCOM veteran, you’ll either love this or hate this, but there’s only one way to find out! You can get Valkyria Chronicles on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, Phone, and PC.

6. Final Fantasy: Tactics

Final Fantasy: Tactics

Before we get started, I absolutely need to tell you which platforms this game is available on, you’ll never guess it. Ready? You can play this classic from 1997 on a PlayStation 1 or, of course, your Android phone! Mobile gaming is truly a wonderful place to be right now, and I’m all for it.

Okay, so the gameplay in Final Fantasy Tactics is a mix of turn-based strategy and RPG elements. Players control a squad of characters on a grid-based battlefield, where they must use a variety of skills and abilities to defeat enemy units. Each character has their own unique class and abilities, and players can customize their squad by choosing which classes to specialize in.

There’s also a pretty neat job system, where characters can switch between different classes to learn new abilities and gain new stats, complemented by a deep crafting system that lets you create and upgrade your weapons and armor.

When looking for similarities between Final Fantasy Tactics and XCOM 2 in terms of their turn-based strategy elements, I found that Final Fantasy Tactics has a greater emphasis on RPG mechanics and story, with a more complex character customization system. You’re also put into a fantasy world rather than a sci-fi one, which gives it a different feel and aesthetic that I absolutely love.

Maybe a bit far out for an XCOM fan, but I think you’ll love it, especially if you’re also a fan of classic JRPGs and enjoy customizing your characters and party. It’s a challenging and rewarding game that’s well worth checking out!

7. BattleTech

BattleTech

I can’t be the only one that was a MechWarrior wannabe as a kid, right? (MechQuest, anyone?) Well, if you somehow find that relatable, you’re gonna love hearing all about BattleTech!

BattleTech is a game where you get to command your own team of giant walking tanks, or mechs, and blast your enemies to smithereens. It plays a bit like a board game in the way the POV and movement work, and of course, it’s turn-based. It’s weird; the more I think of it as an actual, literal board game, the more fun it seems.

In the gameplay, you start off by customizing your mechs with different weapons, armor, and special abilities. Then you deploy them onto the battlefield, where you’ll face off against enemy mechs, tanks, and other baddies. It’s all turn-based, so you can take your time to plan your moves and position your mechs for maximum destruction. Be careful though, because your mechs can take damage and get blown up, so you’ll need to manage your resources and make strategic decisions to keep your team alive.

Coming from XCOM, you’ll find that BattleTech is also turn-based, and you get to customize your soldiers with different weapons, armor, and abilities. The big difference that I saw between the two is that XCOM 2 is more about sneaking around and using cover, while BattleTech is all about big explosions and stomping around in giant robots. Kinda like the first playthrough of a Hitman mission (just so I can figure out what the actual way to do the mission is, okay?).

If this sounds like your next turn-based adventure, BattleTech is playable on any PC with any OS, so you can go wild!

8. Phoenix Point

Phoenix Point

Phoenix Point is another turn-based strategy game that’s all about fighting off an alien invasion, but it has a few twists that make it stand out from the pack.

In Phoenix Point, you’re the commander of a squad of soldiers who are fighting against a deadly alien virus that’s turning people into monsters. These monsters are tough, fast, and sometimes even have their own unique abilities, so you’ll need to use your wits and your firepower to take them down.

But what sets Phoenix Point apart is the way it handles combat. Instead of just targeting an enemy and hoping for the best, you can aim at specific body parts to try and disable or kill them. This means you can take out an enemy’s legs to slow them down or shoot off their arms to stop them from using certain weapons.

Now, XCOM and Phoenix Point are a lot like siblings – they share some similarities, but they’re also different in their own pretty interesting ways. Starting with the similarities, like XCOM, Phoenix Point is all about fighting off an alien invasion using a squad of soldiers, so we’ve got that box checked. Apart from that, both games are turn-based, so you get to take your time to plan out your moves and take down your enemies in the most efficient possible way.

As an XCOM fan, there’s a lot to love here, whether you’re looking for similarities or unique aspects, so make sure to give it a shot! It’s available for purchase on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

9. Wasteland 3

Wasteland 3

Right away, as a fan of XCOM, I know you’re going to love Wasteland 3! It’s a turn-based strategy game with tactical combat, just like XCOM, but instead of aliens, you’re fighting for survival in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. It’s a lot like Fallout too, and it’s good to keep refreshing the setting of the games we play so it never gets stale. I wonder what’s next… Fighting for survival in a fantasy land against unicorns, maybe?

Okay, in all seriousness, this game is genuinely one of the best alternatives to XCOM. I’ve told you about the similarities, but what really sets Wasteland 3 apart from everything else is its setting and story! You play as a member of the Desert Rangers, a group of law enforcement officers trying to keep the peace in a world that’s gone mad (not too far off from present times, actually). You’ll encounter all sorts of cool and kinda crazy characters, make tough choices, and navigate a world that’s filled with danger at every turn.

Another thing I loved about Wasteland 3 compelling is the way it handles the choices you make and the consequences you face because of them. First, your decisions don’t just affect the story, they can also have a big impact on the gameplay. For example, if you decide to side with one faction over another, you might gain a powerful ally, but you’ll also make an enemy that will come back to haunt you later!

Little unique aspects like this are what make this game an instant classic for me and a must-try for any XCOM fan. You can buy Wasteland 3 on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

10. Fire Emblem: Engage

Fire Emblem: Engage

Ah, Fire Emblem, or as I like to call it – the game where you recruit soldiers, build relationships, and then watch them die horribly in battle! Don’t worry; that last part is optional.

Engage is the most recent and most ambitious addition to the Fire Emblem series, where you take on the role of a commander leading an army in turn-based battles. But unlike XCOM, your soldiers don’t just have stats and abilities; they also have personalities and relationships like real people! That means you can spend time building up friendships and even romantic relationships between your soldiers, which can actually give you a big advantage on the battlefield too.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you can just sit back and watch your soldiers do all the work. You’ll still need to make smart tactical decisions and position your soldiers carefully to take down your enemies. And just like XCOM, one wrong move can mean the difference between victory and defeat.

That’s the similarities done; now let’s look at what makes this game so unique and lovable! The first big difference between Fire Emblem and XCOM is the way they handle permadeath (yup, it’s here again, but there’s hope!). In XCOM, when a soldier dies, they’re gone for good. In Fire Emblem, when a soldier dies, they’re gone for good…unless you’re playing on a mode that allows you to turn off permadeath, in which case they magically come back to life like it never happened. Hey, it’s a video game; we can take some liberties!

So, if you’re open to getting emotionally attached to your characters again and don’t actually wanna lose them forever this time, try out Fire Emblem on your Nintendo Switch!

11. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is a turn-based strategy game that combines the colorful world of Mario with the zany antics of the Rabbids, and it’s every bit as amazing as you’d expect!

In this game, you take control of Mario, Luigi, Peach, and a host of Rabbids as you battle your way through a variety of worlds, each with its own unique challenges and enemies. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. You’ll also have access to a variety of weapons and abilities, like the Rabbid’s rocket launchers and Mario’s trusty hammer.

What I love the most about this game, and this is a unique aspect that I rarely see elsewhere, is its combination of puzzle-solving with combat. You’ll need to think pretty hard to figure out how to navigate each level and defeat your enemies, whether it’s by bouncing off walls, sliding down slopes, or using your team’s special abilities, and it’ll be all the more satisfying when it finally comes off!

In comparison to XCOM, you’ll like that it also features a turn-based strategy, but the similarities pretty much end there, and I personally think that’s a good thing. As you can probably tell, Sparks of Hope is a lot more lighthearted and puzzle-focused than XCOM. This means you don’t have to deal with harsh mechanics like permadeath, and the emphasis is more on figuring out how to solve each level than on developing complex strategies.

It’s a fun, sort of casual package that’ll make for a really fun afternoon and, who knows, may even be your new obsession! You can try the game only on Switch, though, so if you were looking for a sign to get one, this is it.

12. Fae Tactics

Fae Tactics

Alrighty, it’s time for you to grab your wand (you know what I meant) and play as a young magic user named Peony! You’ll team up with a bunch of fantastical creatures to take down an evil empire. And yes, there are fairies involved(!).

In Fae Tactics, you’ll explore a variety of colorful and whimsical environments, each with its own unique creatures and challenges, and don’t you dare think of these as a simple walk in the park! You’re thrown straight into the game’s turn-based battle system, where you’ll be using magic and your most meta tactics to defeat your enemies and trust me, there are plenty of enemies to go around.

Coming from XCOM, once again, the similarities are that the two games are from the same genre, but Fae Tactics is a lot more…magical. You won’t find any aliens or soldiers here, just a bunch of quirky creatures and colorful spells! But don’t let that fool you into a false sense of security – this game can be tough as nails, and you’ll often need to use all your strategy skills to come out on top.

This also brings me to one of the coolest things about Fae Tactics – tactical combat mixed together with elemental magic! You’ll need to use different spells and abilities to exploit your enemies weaknesses and take them down, whether it’s by setting them on fire or blasting them with lightning. Is there a more satisfying way to beat your enemies? If you’re convinced, you can try the game on PC and Xbox (Microsoft fans get a win this time).

13. Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics is like Gears of War, and XCOM had a game-baby, and that game-baby is a turn-based strategy game where you get to slice up bad guys with chainsaw guns. It’s violent, and it’s wild from start to finish, with battles that are more intense than a caffeinated squirrel on a trampoline, which is what I love about the game!

The gameplay revolves around you leading a squad of soldiers through a bunch of different environments, like the deserts of Sera and the underground tunnels of the Locusts. And, as you’d expect with a Gears game, these battles are no joke. Using cover is a must, flanking is your best friend, and of course, chainsaw attacks are the only valid way to take down your enemies. That last part is a joke, but come on, why would you wanna do it any other way?

As an XCOM fan, I want you to imagine XCOM but with more chainsaws and, somehow, less cover. The battles in Gears Tactics are faster and more action-packed, and there’s no shortage of bad guys to slice and dice. It’s like a sugar rush for your brain filled with explosions.

In terms of gameplay, you’ll know that cover is key in XCOM, and while it’s pretty useful in Gears Tactics, you’re given a bunch of other options if you’d prefer a more in-the-face experience! This means you can flank your enemies and, when they’re most vulnerable, slice them in half with a chainsaw.

If you’ve been on the hunt for a turn-based strategy game that’s equal parts intense and hilarious, Gears Tactics is the game for you, and it’s available on Xbox and PC, so you’re most likely all set to play it.

14. Wargroove

Wargroove

Okay, picture this: you’re in a magical land where everyone speaks in weird accents, and all the creatures look like they just stepped out of a Saturday morning cartoon. That’s the world of Wargroove, a turn-based strategy game that’s equal parts charming and hilarious!

In Wargroove, you play as a bunch of different commanders, each with their own unique armies of cute and quirky soldiers. You’ll lead them through a variety of battles, from simple skirmishes to epic boss fights that are more intense than a hot potato-eating contest (seriously, they’re a thing).

The battles themselves were one of the most fun parts of the game for me. You’ll need to use your troops’ special abilities, like healing magic and teleportation, to outmaneuver your enemies and capture their bases.

Also, Wargroove and XCOM have a lot more in common than you might think. For starters, they both involve turn-based combat, where strategy and tactics are your best friends for outsmarting your enemies. And just like in XCOM, you’ll need to think carefully about your troop placement and attack strategies; otherwise, you’re in line for some grave consequences.

What grave consequences, you ask? Well, both games have permadeath, which means that if one of your soldiers bites the dust, they’re gone for good. So just like in XCOM, you’ll need to be careful not to get too attached to your soldiers, or you’ll be sobbing like a baby when they inevitably get slaughtered.

And let’s not forget the challenge – XCOM is known for its tough battles that will push your skills to the limit, and Wargroove is going to greet you with much of the same. Does that sound like the destination of your next adventure? Well, you can find out by getting the game on PlayStation, Xbox, or PC!

15. Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2

There is so much to talk about with this game; where do I even begin? I mean, this game has more weird stuff than a UFO convention!

But, if I had to pick the most unique part of Divinity: Original Sin 2, it’s definitely the freedom. I’m not talking about the “freedom” politicians are always going on about, I’m talking about the freedom to do whatever the heck you want in the game!

Want to be a pyromaniac who sets everything on fire? Go for it. Want to be a smooth-talking bard who seduces (literally) their enemies? Knock yourself out. Want to be a giant lizard who eats corpses for health? Um…okay, that’s a little weird, but sure, why not?

The point is Divinity: Original Sin 2 lets you be whoever you want to be and do whatever you want to do, and there’s even a co-op mode to boot. On that note, comparing Divinity: Original Sin 2 to XCOM is like comparing a wild party to a quiet night at home. Sure, they’re both fun in their own way, but they’re also pretty different! The main similarity between both is that they’re from the same genre of games, so you can rely on your creature comforts to be there.

The differences, though, are that XCOM is all about tactical combat, where you’ll need to use cover, flanking, and Overwatch to take down your enemies, while in Divinity, you get a D&D campaign on steroids! You’ll create your own character, team up with other characters, and explore a massive open world full of quests, secrets, and weird stuff. Try it out now on PlayStation, Switch, Xbox, or PC, whichever floats your boat!

16. Crusader Kings III

Crusader Kings III

Crusader Kings III is like that dreaded history class from high school, but this time it’s fun, it’s on steroids, and it has all the drama and intrigue of a medieval soap opera! Basically, you play as a ruler of a dynasty in medieval Europe, and your goal is to keep your family in power and expand your realm.

But this isn’t some boring strategy game where you just move troops around on a map. No, no, no, in Crusader Kings III, you’ll be dealing with all sorts of crazy stuff, like assassinations, rebellions, and…erm…incest.

Yes, you read that right; incest is a thing in this game. I mean, it was kind of a thing in real life back in the Middle Ages, but still, it’s kind of weird (unless you’re into it, step-bro?). And it’s not just incest, either. You can also have affairs with your courtiers, murder your rivals, and even become a witch or a vampire!

There are a couple of similarities I found between Crusader Kings and XCOM, the first of which is permadeath – if your ruler dies, you’ll need to take control of their heir and continue the dynasty. You’ll also need to make sure you’re strategic and plan ahead, just like in XCOM. In Crusader Kings III, that means forming alliances, assassinating your enemies, and manipulating your vassals.

If this (inarguably) really interesting and fun combination of ideas sounds like something you’d wanna try after XCOM, you can find Crusader Kings on PS5, Xbox, and PC.

17. Invisible, Inc.

Invisible, Inc.

Did you know that Invisible, Inc. was actually developed by a team of highly trained stealth operatives? Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true, but the game does have some seriously sneaky mechanics that will make you feel like a master spy!

One of the most fun things I found about this game is that its levels are procedurally generated, meaning that no two playthroughs will be exactly the same. This adds an extra layer of replayability but also makes things a bit more challenging because you’re going to be constantly adapting your tactics to each new environment. Talk about living on the edge!

I like to think of Invisible, Inc. as the James Bond to XCOM 2’s Rambo. It’s all about style, finesse, and a healthy dose of cool gadgets! Sure, XCOM 2 has its fair share of gadgets too, but can it compare to a cloaking device or a hacking rig that can take over entire security networks? Both games are turn-based strategy, so you’ll find all the familiar gameplay mechanics you loved in XCOM, but Invisible, Inc. puts a spin on things you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else!

To try it out, you’ll need anything from a PS4, Switch, PC, or iPhone. Weird platform selection but hey, one of each is included!

18. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

When picturing Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, I want you to think of Fallout and The Walking Dead fornicating and having a mutant baby. Now that you have that disturbing image in your head, you should have a better idea of what the game is like! Essentially, it’s a post-apocalyptic adventure that takes place in a world where humans have gone the way of the dodo and mutants now rule the wasteland.

You, the user, play as a band of misfit mutants, including a shotgun-toting duck and a crossbow-wielding boar, as you explore the ruins of civilization and uncover the secrets of the mysterious Eden. Along the way, you’ll face off against deadly enemies, scavenge for supplies, and level up your characters’ abilities.

But what really makes Mutant Year Zero such a good change of perspective from XCOM is its unique blend of turn-based tactics and stealth gameplay. Like in XCOM, you’ll need to use cover, ambushes, and strategic planning to take down enemies without getting caught, emulating your best mutant ninja!

Other similarities it has with XCOM are the fact that it’s also turn-based, strategy is at its heart, and tactics are your best friend while playing. Plus, its stylish graphics and offbeat sense of humor are also to die for, I’ve had more fun and laughs with this game than I ever expected from a strategy game! Mutant Year Zero is a refreshing take on the post-apocalyptic genre that’s sure to put a smile on your mutated (in-game) face.

You can get the game on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

19. Warhammer 40000: Space Wolf

Warhammer 40000: Space Wolf

I don’t know if you have any or if it even exists, but I’m gonna need you to put on some power armor and sharpen your chainsword because Warhammer 40000: Space Wolf is here to give you a tactical RPG experience like no other! Think of it as XCOM, but instead of hiding behind cover and shooting from afar, you’re charging headfirst into battle like any Viking should and would.

In this game, as the leader of a squad of Space Wolves, you’ll put all your game knowledge and brawn to the test as you take down waves upon waves of enemies. Sound a bit overwhelming? Worry not! Because when push comes to shove, you can always rely on your trusty chainsword to tear through your foes like a hot knife through butter. And yes, it’s as satisfying as it sounds.

Also, just like XCOM, Space Wolf is a tactical RPG at its core, with deep progression systems and plenty of opportunities to customize your characters’ skills and gear. I don’t know about you, but that’s all it took for me to get hooked on XCOM! Apart from that, Space Wolf puts its own blend of gameplay and design on things in the way it’s focused on brute force and over-the-top action.

Sound intriguing? Why not try it and find out if it’s all the hype everyone makes it out to be – it’s playable on the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and even Phones!

Alright, that wraps up the list of our nineteen best alternatives to XCOM! Did I get your next obsession on the round-up? Let me know your thoughts and if there are any honorable mentions I should’ve included. Until then, good luck, and have fun with all your games!

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