Xenonauts 2 is an X-Com-esque Sci-Fi strategy game that puts you in charge of a multinational organisation that’s tasked with defending Earth from alien invasions.
The Xenonauts game was released in 2014 and did a great job of updating the classic original X-Com games for the modern era. In fact it felt more faithful to the classic X-Com games than the new Firaxis games did. Xenonauts 2 looks set to expand on this significantly while still retaining what people loved about the original.
In Xenonauts 2 you’ll command your organisation from a global view in real-time, with you building bases, researching new equipment, managing panic levels of countries and sending out planes to intercept enemy craft. Then entering ground combat missions it switches to tactical turn-based gameplay with day/night cycles and destructible environments that offer plenty of tactical options.
Improvements over the original Xenonauts include vastly improved visuals, more detailed geoscape simulation, more diverse environments, new alien types, improved AI and a significantly expanded research tree filled with alien-neutralizing tech. It is essentially the classic X-Com update you always wanted, but even better. Sign up for the Beta to send those aliens packing!
Special thanks to Solenya00 for the heads-up about this Beta!