XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo out now for PC

It’s finally here… in demo form, at least. A sample version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown has hit Steam (with a console version promised “soon”), meaning you can download a couple of levels of the single-player tutorial campaign, getting a feel for control, tactics, the XCOM base… basically everything you’ll need for the game’s launch on October 12th.

Now take note: This XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo is an important thing. If you haven’t yet pre-ordered the game, you should take this opportunity to download and try out the demo, to see if you like it. If you do, then you can help out your fellow XCOM fans by adding your voice to the game’s preorder list, which will help to unlock additional bonuses.

At time of writing, both Reward 1 and Reward 2 have been unlocked, with Reward 3 56% of the way (that’s the free, full version of Civilization V, of course!).

If you’re not a Steamy person, or you’d prefer to pick the game up on console, you can still pre-order the game and you’ll snag the launch bonus Elite Soldier Pack:

  • Classic X-COM soldier: Players will instantly receive a new recruit in their barracks inspired by the original X-COM: UFO Defense. The iconic soldier with the blonde, flattop hairstyle will return fully modernized.
  • Soldier Deco packs: Players can customize their soldier with several aesthetic upgrades to armor suits, including the new Hyperion and Reaper soldier armor kits.
  • Complete color customization: A variety of colors and tints for all armor sets in the game allow players complete control to customize their squad’s look.

…there’s also the Special Edition for PC that’s only available at retail stores, which contains the game, plus a fold-out XCOM headquarters poster, an art book, an XCOM insignia patch and a bunch of digital bonus assets.

Which will you choose?

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