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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How to clean up my messed up savegames list?

After a few crashes I ended up with multiple and duplicate savegames for my ironman run. Clicking the delete game button removes the savefile for all identical save, but not the list entry, and I ...
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What do the blinking menu entries in X-COM: EU mean?

In some menus in X-COM there are sometimes certain entries blinking. I have seen this in the mission selection and in the equipment factory screen. What does it mean? Are these recommended choices?
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Is being flanked worse than not being behind cover at all?

I understand that being flanked has a negative impact on defense. But is having the cover on the wrong site (opposite of the enemy) worse than standing completely uncovered, or the same?
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What can happen while you fly from your XCOM base to an event?

This other question got me wondering: Is it better to spread out my satellites or concentrate them in one area? It simply asks: Should I try to strengthen one area on the map to make travel ...
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Why pick Flush over Rapid Fire?

Assault soldiers reaching the rank of Lieutenant can choose between Flush or Rapid Fire. I chose Flush for my first Assault soldier and used it probably twice; my second Assault class took Rapid Fire ...
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Is the Blaster Launcher worth the time required to obtain it?

My team is all geared out with full plasma weapons, psi armor, and ghost armor. My Gallop Chamber is built and I'm ready to go... but I haven't seen any battleships and therefore haven't had a chance ...
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Should my Aggressive Assault use a Plasma Rifle or an Alloy Cannon?

I use an aggressive Assault soldier (full right: Aggression, Close and Personal, Rapid Fire, Bring 'Em On, and Killer Instinct) equipped with an Alloy Cannon. She hits hard. Having now read a lot of ...
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Is the XCOM Project supposed to be constantly broke or am I just bad at finance?

Here's the situation, right now. At this very minute, my researchers are interrogating the Outsider I just captured. My troops are walking around in a mismash of Carapace and entry level body ...
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What's the point of the archangel armor's “flight” capability in Xcom?

I have a bunch of soldiers who are lucky enough to have gotten Archangel armor for christmas this year. But I can't for the life of me figure out how to use flight to my advantage. The game's quite ...
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How can I see what alien types I've already captured alive in XCOM?

I stopped using the arc thrower for a while because I was getting my butt kicked and started equipping everyone with medikits to up survival rates. But I'm in better shape now, and want to round up ...
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Why would I want my satellites to be 'stealthy'?

I'm part way through my first playthrough of XCom on Normal difficulty and have unlocked the Foundry project for 'Stealth Satellites'. The description text says something about it making satellites ...
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Are there certain items that you should always sell? [duplicate]

I see that some items "have on research benefit and can be sold freely" If i sell these will I regret it later or can I sell them without worrying?
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XCOM for Mac OS X crashes on startup

Since Feral Interactive's OS X port of XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available on Steam, I decided to give it a whirl. After installing it however, I ran into a problem: When I click "Play" in the ...
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How much ammo does an Xcom soldier have in a full magazine/clip?

How much ammo does a basic Xcom soldier have in a full magazine/clip? Abilities like Flush and Rapid Fire use 3 and 2 respectively but what is the full size and can it be upgraded? Does shooting ...
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What are the differences between the iOS and PC/Console versions of XCOM, if any?

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is available for the iPad/iPhone now, but the only information I've been able to find on the differences between this port and the PC/console version is: Some maps were removed. ...
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What is a units sight range in tiles?

What is an xcom soldiers sight range in straight line tiles as well as diagonal tiles? also is there an in game graphic or other graphical picture that depicts this? Are there Units that can see ...
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Permanent “alien” alert issue

One of my squad members seems to be permanently stuck with an alien-in-view alert. As far as I can tell, he always has one more alert than is relevant (he always sees one more alien than there ...
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How do I get GameRanger to recognize my xCom installation?

I've installed XCOM: Enemy Unknown on a mac, and I'm trying to configure GameRanger so I can try starting a game, see if anyone else wants to play multiplayer. Unfortunately, GameRanger doesn't seem ...
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How can I disable zoom reset on activating next char in XCOM?

In X-COM Unknown Enemy I love to zoom out to maximum for getting a good overview while moving soldiers, attacking enemies and thinking about my next moves. As we all know the game automatically ...
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Squaddie stops taking cover!

I've started having this issue on one squaddie - and only this one squaddie so far - where randomly, in the middle of a mission, he will refuse to use any adjacent cover. I move him from one piece of ...
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What levels-up Psi-abilities?

It is apparent that kills gives you experience that gain you promotion for your normal abilities. How does it work for Psi-abilities? What grants experience/promotion points for Psi-ability ...
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Should I see a difference with the upgraded SCOPE?

I always bring 2 snipers in my squad, that are equipped with a SCOPE. I upgraded the SCOPE in the foundry, and the description of the upgrade said something along the lines of "highlights sensitive ...
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What is the range of a medikit?

What is the range of a medikit? Does the medic have to be right next to the wounded soldier? Or can I heal them from one tile away? The circle graphic around the wounded soldier is ambiguous. I'm ...
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How does “Flush” work in XCOM?

I'm having trouble understanding when the Assault ability "Flush" works and when it doesn't. From the XCOM wikia page: Fire a shot that causes enemies to run out of cover. The shot is easy to hit ...
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When do you lose the game? [duplicate]

I've played Xcom: Enemy unknown for 21 hours (according to steam) and suddenly, at October 1st (internal game date) I see a "defeat" movie of alien taking mind control of the council president. Why ...
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Civilians stuck on a roof

The Aliens were invading Montreal, so I sent a strike force to intercept them. I came across a bunch of civilians holed up in what appears to be a library. After murdering about a dozen of the alien ...
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Can I detect a ghost hidden soldier in multiplayer

I have noticed when playing MP that sometimes I cant move to a specific position. All there is is the yellow circle and cover does not trigger (as it does when you select a certain point to move your ...
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How to access Slingshot DLC content? [duplicate]

I have this pack installed but cannot seem to access it in any way. I did notice that a dialog popped up once when I got a Council Transmission, and I elected to take the regular mission - assuming ...
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Do floaters reappear later in the game? [duplicate]

I have made a bad mistake and I think Im stuck. I did not notice that i need floater corpses for the interceptor upgrades. I sold all corpses on grey market and then only heavy floaters starter ...
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Can I increase the speed of combat?

XCOM Enemy Unknown is a beautiful game, but you can only see every 5 second animation so many times before it becomes repetitive and self-indulgent. Is there a way to make the animations go faster or ...
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How to move “1 day at a time” with XCOM? [duplicate]

A follow up on a comment i saw on on stack exchange regarding xcom "You should NOT start building satellites until there are only 21 days remaining for that month (i.e. build on the 8th for Feb, ...
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How do I get the “Edison” achievement in X-Com?

I believe I've researched everything. This is what I have researched so far, and I'm at the very end of the game: Xeno-biology Arc Thrower Outsider Shard New Fighter Craft Hyperwave ...
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Will my stabilized soldier die at the end of mission?

I stabilized a soldier, but I couldn't revive him. Will he die at the end of the mission?
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How can I build more facilities?

I have built quite a lot. Now I want to build even more... There is a way to do it? or it is this all space that I have? If I need to do something, I need to demolish them create what I want?
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Is this a glitch or a problem with my computer?

I installed XCom a while ago and something horrible happened. When I changed my point of view by pressing the Q button, and then I move one of my soldiers, my screen froze and I had to ...
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How do you get out of the barracks view?

I opened the barracks view, assigned some gear, got back to the list of peeps, and... there's no back button, Escape does nothing. Clicking outside the menu does nothing. F1 does nothing. All I can ...
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Downloadable Content - Slingshot Pack and Elite Soldier Pack

I've completed XCOM today and I've enjoyed the experience a lot. It took me quite a while to finish it, but I managed to finish it in normal mode. I'm now looking at the downloadable content packs. ...
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Game unresponsive

Normally, I'd say the process stopped or something and just revert from a previous save, but this error is a little different. The cursor isn't frozen and sound is still playing. The interface ...
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Can you encounter lower tier aliens in the late game?

I'm on my first XCOM: Enemy Unknown playthrough on Normal and am just about to enter the end game. I've finished the Gollop Chamber and got one of my soldiers ready to use it. However... I'm kind of ...
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Once poisoned does it matter if I stay in poison clouds?

Whenever a thin man gobs phlegm all over one of my guys I always move him away next turn. But I've been wondering about whether I need to: after all he's already poisoned. Do poison effects stack? ...
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What attribute values should I look for in my X-Com Troopers?

Playing X-Com Enemy Unknown, and I have a Heavy with a 30 Will who panics at the drop of a hat, so I know I should probably trash him. Obviously I want troops with high attribute value, but what ...
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How do I defeat these 12-15 Thin Men and the commander?

OK, so I screwed up my X-Com game. Playing Classic mode. A UFO landed in the woods and I kneejerk sent 4 ill-equipped team members out to take it down, then saved over my prior save. I've tried to ...
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How do you modify things like HP and accuracy per difficulty setting? [closed]

My goal is to alter Impossible so that the Geoscape resembles Classic, the enemy HP and accuracy resembles Normal, but the AI and enemy count is like Impossible. I thought I figured it out when I ...
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Is there a way to play xcom enemy unknown two player on the same pc?

I am trying to play XCom Enemy Unknown with my brother but his laptop won't run it, and I can't find a way to open two copies simultaneously on my pc. I could with other games such as borderlands 2, ...
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What causes soldiers to panic?

Through my experience while playing, I know that soldiers can panic if an ally dies, or if they take a lot of damage. I also know that the soldiers' Will score plays a role in determining whether or ...
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Are Berserkers and Chryssalids supposed to be able to attack me when I discover them?

I have constantly heard that the aliens cannot attack on their first sighting. I discovered that rule does not apply to melee enemies, apparently. I had a Berserker show up, do his intro dance, ...
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How does Hidden Potential work?

The Second Wave feature offers the following option: Hidden Potential As a soldier is promoted, their stats will increase randomly. This is fairly straight forward, however I'm looking for ...
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How do I unlock the new “Second Wave” options?

Second Wave is now a real thing, released as free DLC. However, I've noticed that not all of the options are available at the beginning. What are all the options available in Second Wave, and how do ...
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Psi ability ceiling?

If my x-com soldier has already unlocked all 3 tiers of psi abilities is there any additional accrued benefit to their using psi abilities in battle, or should I be giving other "gifted children" ...
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How do adjacency bonuses for base facilities really work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the proximity bonuses for adjacent buildings and when do they apply? I'm a bit confused as to how exactly adjacency bonuses work for the base. If I place say 4 ...