XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based tactical strategy science fiction game, developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games.
The gameplay consists of the player controlling a troop of soldiers who are tasked with stopping an alien invasion. The characters are displayed in a top down like view and are controlled in turns with each having different maneuvers they can execute as well as different areas they can navigate to. This all plays out in a strategic way where the player must defeat the enemies on each map.
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Pro Effective resource management mechanics
Resource management feels like a juggling act, in the best way possible. Users have to make hard decisions on what options to give priority to, as they all will effect gameplay in some manner.
Pro Death is permanent
Death is very permanent in XCOM, meaning if a player looses a high level player mid game that they may have a pretty tough time advancing past that point.
Pro Assortment of add-on content available
There are quite a few add-ons available for XCOM, including the Enemy Within expansion pack.
Con Proper choices not obvious until after the fact
Choices that effect the game are not obvious when they are happening and once realized is too late.