It is certain that turn-based strategy games would never go old. XCOM and Civilization series are two of the most popular titles in the genre. Now, let's check their gameplay, graphics and other features, and know who the best is.
XCOM 2 was initially released for Windows PC and Mac on Feb. 5 2016. The game is scheduled to become available on PS4 and Xbox One on September 2016.
For those who are not familiar with XCOM, it is a turn-based game where players have to control soldiers in various scenarios to beat alien species. Players have to manage the war from a high-level strategic standpoint, and they should decide where to place mobile headquarters, which regions to liberate, what technology to study and many more.
One the combat level, game developers use procedural generation technology to create the battleground, so players will not get the same exact map layout twice.
"XCOM weaves the spectacle of action games into an incredibly deep strategy and tactical design," Garth DeAngelis, XCOM's senior producer at Firaxis Games, said in an interview with RedBull. He also added that from a player's standpoint, it is interesting to see how will they will keep their soldiers alive.
As a conclusion, each mission in XCOM is loaded with excitement as players don't know what they will encounter and how their units will survive. In addition, the deep and meaningful challenges in the game push players to the limit.
On the other hand, many gamers look forward to the next entry in Civilization series. This turned-based strategy game from Firaxis will be released on October 21 for Windows PC, as per the report from Alphr.
For those who don't know the series, Civilization is one of the first empire management games where player has to explore, build up cities, conquer enemies and research new technologies.
In the Civilization 6, the cities can be placed across multiples tiles. In addition, players have to carefully build their structures in strategic areas. For example, building a campus next to an ocean has a huge bonus when it comes to water-related research such as sailing.
In the graphics department, Civilization 6 boasts improved visual style that brings brighter and detailed images. Also, the animation is much more functional. Players can see the mood of enemies just by looking at their facial expression.
Opponents in the Civilization 6 are smarter, according to IGN. The leaders of each civilization have hidden agendas that dictate their behaviors. So players have to send spies to know their opponent's motives, making the game more exciting.
With that being said, what are your thoughts about XCOM 2 and Civilization 6? Let us know in the comments.