XCOM for Android

Strategy gamers will be happy to hear that the highly acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is now available on Android for $9.99. This title has seen a ton of critical success on PC and iOS already, and based on early reviews, looks like it's well-optimized for Android. An Amazon version's on the way too.

XCOM is a mix of strategic turn-based combat and long-term base-building. Players engage in international missions to clear out alien threats in an attempt to keep global panic to a minimum. These combat missions require the intelligent usage of cover, mobility, and specialized skills. Keeping your squad alive isn't just a matter of making it through a level, since once a member is dead, they're gone for good and you have to train a rookie from scratch to replace them.

Though players earn rewards for completing missions, they have to stay in the good books of countries around the world in order to the keep funding coming in. and continue researching new technologies like weapons, jets, infrastructure, and lots more.

XCOM is a mature, balanced strategy game with no in-app purchases, a great premise, and some truly polished graphics. It's definitely worth the $9.99.