XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a game that has been somewhat overshadowed by an FPS with the same name, which is odd considering this game is out and that “other” XCOM is sitting somewhere in limbo, curled up in a fetal position and hoping that it finally gets a spot on a shelf somewhere. No such worries exist for this XCOM though, as this extremely addictive strategy game is ready and waiting for you to dive in. Combining fantastic level design with some superb pacing and objective focus, XCOM really does make you feel like a Commander in charge of the defense of Earth. You’ll become attached to your squad, grieve when they die, marvel as you expand your base operations and cringe at costly decisions. XCOM does everything it sets out to do brilliantly, and deserves every bit of your attention.