Excerpt: Long ago, when gamers wanted their computers to kick them in the balls with obscene difficulty they played X-Com , in which the Earth's "best" forces were thrown in small numbers against the threats of an elusive extra-terrestrial threat — whereupon they died horribly and were revived by the power...
Conclusion: The multiplayer is limited, but will nevertheless appeal to some. The only real weaknesses are in the area of sound and voice acting. Still, these weaknesses are not worth a full star, and I don't give half-star ratings.
Summary: Firaxis is revisiting ' XCOM: Enemy Unknown ' with a drastically large expansion entitled 'Enemy Within.' 2012's riveting turn-based strategy title surprised everybody with its simultaneous devotion to past glory and progression of gameplay mechanics.
Conclusion: Enemy Within is how XCOM was meant to be played. It takes all the great things from the original and refurbishes them with all sorts of cool new additions to the gameplay. If you haven’t been introduced to the XCOM universe yet, this would be the right time to start.
Pros: An exceptionally well-polished add-on with terrific new missions, and numerous new features, enhances everything that was great about the original;
Cons: The story's still a bit weak. I really don't mind anything else, now will you let me play in peace.
Excerpt: The Good : New adversaries, new technologies and upgrades. The Bad : Many missions seem too highly scripted. The Ugly : Difficulty level very uneven over the course of a game. Without a doubt, the whole XCOM series embodies the love/hate relationship I have with video games.
Excerpt: I’d like to start this off with this note: This review is written primarily for people familiar with XCOM: Enemy Unknown. If you’re interested in buying the Enemy Within expansion pack, I recommend playing Enemy Unknown until you’re comfortable with it, then buying Enemy Within.
Summary: XCOM: Enemy Within is, in a lot of ways, the quintessential expansion pack. It’s not a pseudo-sequel. It doesn’t add on huge amounts of stuff after the end, or offer an entirely new campaign, or anything like that.
Conclusion: XCOM: Enemy Within is a rare beast in the modern gaming world, a classic expansion that manages to improve the quality of the core game without disturbing the balance of the overall experience.
Pros: + MECs and gene augmentation, + New EXALT missions, + More maps
Cons: - Some balance issues, - Some difficulty spikes