XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn based strategy game developed by Firaxis for PC, XBOX 360, Playstation 3, OS X, and iOS.

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Why I didn't get the Army of Four achievement in XCOM: Enemy Unknown? Did I miss something?

Today I finished my 3-day long, Classic+Ironman run and aimed to get these 4 achievements: "Earth First", "Ain't No Cavalry Comin'", "No Looking Back" and "An Army Of Four". All my soldiers lived ...
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The Chryssalids! They're everywhere! How do I survive the Site Recon mission?

During my last game, my troops were whisked off to Newfoundland and forced to kiss a cod. Oh yeah - they also had to deal with a whale infested with Chryssalids. During the mission, you have a ...
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Is there any way to tell what continents I've already finished the game from?

Title pretty much says it all - for the "A Continental Fellow" achievement, you need to finish the game from each of the starting locations, but I don't recall which ones I've missed!
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Why can't I stabilize a critically wounded solider in XCOM: Enemy Unknown when standing right on top of him?

In XCOM: Enemy Unknown, I have a critically wounded solider that is bleeding out, with the red cross and turns-until-death counter showing 1 turn left, and the message saying the solider can be ...
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Is it worthwhile to equip Rookies with upgraded gear?

I've reached July and have a capable squad of about 8 senior soldiers. As the missions get harder, however, I realize I need to have other trained personnel ready, and so I'm bringing Rookies along on ...
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Will I get corpses if enemies were stunned? [duplicate]

I'm playing XCOM: Enemy Within. I've already researched all the corpses type and had lots of plasma weapons for my entire troops. It seems no need to stun enemies and capture them alive. Will I get ...
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Best strategy for a “rush-victory”

What I mean by rush victory? Win the game as fast as possible, without wasting any time on side-quests/other objectives. Based on this chart of tech tree we can say that the "order" would be: ...
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What are the AIM values for aliens and EXALT agents?

I can see all of my units AIM values, both before the mission and during the mission with any modifiers for height advantage etc. What are the corresponding values for the aliens? Is it different for ...
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Is multiplayer possible between XCOM Enemy Unknown and XCOM Enemy Within?

Is it possible for a player with XCOM Enemy Unknown to play multiplayer with another player with XCOM Enemy Within?
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How To Disable Action Animations When Firing? [duplicate]

It feels like the firing animations take a ridiculously long time, and although I don't have hard data, I think they take the majority of my missions. The sniper animation is especially egregious, I ...
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XCOM: Enemy unknown - detached nations

When panic level reaches the top in XCOM-adherent nations, they choose to leave the program, as it is notified by the Council. My question is: it is possible to have them re-enter the XCOM program ...
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Is the satellite rush tactic sustainable on classic?

I picked up Enemy Within during Steam's winter sale, and I just finished a normal playthrough. Enemy Within seems to have added the tactical & strategic depth I felt the base game lacked, so I'm ...
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Do I lose the perks from Officer Training School when I destroy it?

When I have every upgrade from the Officer Training School, can I tear it down or do I need to keep it, in order to keep the Upgrades/Perks?
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Why won't it let me augment my soldiers into MEC Troopers in XCOM?

So, I just got a few of my soldiers in Enemy Within up to Colonel Rank, and another soldier up to Captain so I decided I was going to make them into MEC Troopers to balance out with my Psionics. ...
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Problem in XCom Enemy Unknown when first item is Attack european alien base

I encountered the following problem in XCom Enemy Unknown on PS3. In the Mission control screen, I have two options during gameplay: the first one is attack European alien base, the second is "scan ...
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How does one get around a destroyed Cyberdisc in XCOM: Enemy Unknown?

I just destroyed a Cyberdisk in the "Gangplank" mission, and the corpse has completely blocked the way forward. Is there something I can do to get past it, or do I have to find some way around?
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Beat the game completely without Gene Mods

I was playing XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Classic Ironman and so I want to do for XCOM: Enemy Within. Since the Genemodded Armor looks stupid I want to completely neglect gene modding my soldiers. Will ...
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Get rid of Sleeveless Armor in X-COM on XBox-360

as the title says, I am playing X-COM: Enemy Within on my XBox-360. Since this make it impossible to install Mods (like on the PC-Version), I can't use them to get rid of the sleeveless armor from the ...
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Enemy Within with older DLCs

So I have the Slingshot DLC and Enemy Within expansion. Prior to the Enemy Within expansion there was a council mission that would ask if you would like to play the regular game or the Slingshot ...
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Rising Dragon Achievement With Mechanized Chilong

Is it possible to get the Rising Dragon achievement when you have turned Shaojie Zhang 'Chilong' into a MEC trooper? I normally turn my heavies into MECs late game as the heavy bonus is great and ...
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In the EXALT Covert Data Recovery missions, what's the effect of disrupting comm relays?

In the EXALT Covert Data Recovery missions, the covert operative can optionally disable the various comm relays? What does this actually do? Does it delay or reduce the size of subsequent waves?
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How do I fix my Enemy Within Ironman Saves getting corrupted almost immediately?

I have tried updating steam, xcom, turning off steam cloud sync, I always choose the save and exit option before closing xcom, I deleted the save file folder and re-installed xcom, and the files ...
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How do I enable the developer console?

Apparently, there were some patches that fixed previous methods of accessing the developer console in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, so I'm at a loss as to how to enable the developer console in Enemy Within. ...
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How is the damage done from Psi Storm calculated?

The damage done from the Rift ability on the final mission seems hard to calculate, and seems based on will of the attacker and defender. Does anyone have a good calculation for this yet? I've ...
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Full Satellite Coverage vs Exposed Home Continent

A recent play-though has led me to think it may be worth leaving the remaining countries in your home continent without satellites (excluding South America). If you have 2 or more countries without ...
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What exactly happens when a heavy soldier misses with a rocket shot?

Heavy soldiers usually have a 90% chance when shooting a rocket; or 0% if you try an impossible shoot. So far all my rockets have impacted where they are supposed to, but eventually they will fail. So ...
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How is the Council Medal of Honor Medal bonus applied?

The "Council Medal of Honor" medal has the following listed as one of the choices: "+1 Aim and +1 Will for each mission without any soldier deaths (to a maximum of +10 each)." Does anyone know if ...
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How to play XCOM indefinitely?

Is it possible to play XCOM without being always threatened by a looming defeat? I know such unavoidable threat is one of the points of the game, but has it been worked around? Is there an optimal ...
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How can I get the aliens to start doing abductions again?

I find it a lot of fun to pause my store progression at the Gollop chamber and just pass the in-game months fighting aliens, minmaxing my soldiers and experimenting with different teams; however I am ...
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Enemy Within headshot bonus damage progression

In Enemy Unknown, Headshot used to give bonus damage on crits based on your sniper's gun. In Enemy Within, the bonus damage now rises with the sniper's rank. How much bonus damage does it give for ...
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Willpower - do kills increase it? [duplicate]

I have long lost hope to get the hard numbers on how willpower works, just kinda accepted that it grows with levels and you lose it when critically wounded, and each class gains slightly different ...
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How long is a mission available?

You don't have to take a mission immediately. There's a brief window of game time where you might be able to wait for a vital research to complete or for an important soldier to finish a medical ...
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What does Enemy Within research tree looks like?

I have problems getting Edison achievement so is there any shiny diagrams like in What does the full research tree look like? for an expansion?
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What will happen if I delete satellite uplink?

I want to change one of my uplinks to nexus. If I delete uplink what will happen? Will extra satellites stop working?
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What's the maximum will a soldier can have per rank? How much willpower does an operative gain per rank?

I'm trying to make a squad of superhumans to fight the alien scum. To that end I would like to maximize my soldiers' will by reloading at the end of the mission until I'm satisfied with the result. ...
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How do I proceed past this point in the last mission?

I'm on the last mission of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. I just defeated two Sectopods, and now I'm not sure how to go any farther. The area up ahead is dark, and the game won't let me move any further. Here ...
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When do the various enemy types show up?

Through some research (such as How does enemy progression work?) I have gotten the vague idea that harder enemy types show up based on how much time has elapsed in your game. Are exact, or even ...
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Why should I build SHIVs?

They were hardly useful in original game, but with introducing mech soldiers which plays the same role (can't use cover, more hp, first-line warriors) does anybody ever bother to build/research them? ...
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How to get 10HP heal with medikit

The XCOM Wikia Temple Ship Assault page mentions that one could take a Field Medic Support to get medikits that heal 10HP. Below is the quote: At least one Field Medic Support with Savior and ...
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What has changed with Sectopods?

Yesterday I encountered my first Sectopod in my Enemy Within Normal/Ironman playthrough. I was overconfident due to pre-expansion experience with them, and did not focus my entire squad on it. It ...
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How does the “Hyper-reactive pupils” gene mod work?

The caption says "Confers +10 aim on any shot after a miss". Does this mean that if the soldier misses on turn n, they get +10 aim for turn n+1? How about during the same move with Rapid Fire? How ...
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Will augmented solders keep their previous rank when they become MEC troopers?

When a solder is augmented and becomes a MEC trooper, they lose their old skills (except for the single trait based on what class they were before), but do they lose their rank as well? If I augment a ...
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how to unlock upgrades for the MEC soldiers

I'm on my first play through of enemy within and currently have a MEC unit and am aware that you can upgrade them using the rank, but I was wondering is there a way to either unlock additional armors ...
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How does Carapace Armor look with genetic manipulations?

As soon as you use MELD to manipulate a soldier genetically, he gets new armor. All of the new armor-decos are sleeveless. How does it look when I equip a genetically manipulated soldier with carpace ...
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Support solider can't take cover, shoot or heal

I seem to be encountering a very serious bug and unfortunately it has happened on the alien base assault. For the past few missions my support sometimes won't take cover, lose the ability to shoot ...
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Does destroying a collected MELD canister decrease the amount of MELD received?

One of my snipers managed to destroy a MELD container another operative had already opened. The Dr. Vahlen chided me for destroying MELD in that lovely way of hers, yet the UI still counts that ...
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What are the conditions for the base invasion to happen?

What are the conditions which must be met before the aliens invade your base? Can it happen again? When I got raided by the aliens, this was my current story progress:
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In XComEW, is there a valid reason to use Reaper rounds?

Reaper rounds provide the following benefit: Affects conventional weapons only Adds 20% to critical chance against organic targets Doubles the weapon's range penalty At higher difficulties ...
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How to survive the base defense mission?

The base defense mission is one of the most difficult ones, especially because it hits you unprepared. How can this mission be won?
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Is there any penalty for using explosives against EXALT units?

From my first two EXALT missions, it seems that EXALT agents cannot be stunned, and that EXALT weapons do not give weapon fragments and are not especially useful. So, is there any reason for me not to ...