I have a lot of savegames and I'd like to clean them up. Ingame you can only delete them one by one. There is a folder "Saves" in the steamapps folder (I have the steam game) but there are no files in there. Am I looking at the wrong location?

I am currently even facing problems. Not all savegames are offered in the menu - probably because I have so many.

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On windows 7, they are in Documents\My Games\XCOM - Enemy Unknown\XComGame\SaveData

Note that this applies to the steam install. According to helpful comments, it's the location is the same for the retail version (and retail purchases apparently just provide steam keys).

  • I'm pretty sure XCOM is a Steamworks game, which means there's only a steam version - the retail version comes with a code and disc that must be activated with Steam in order to work.
    – agent86
    Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 22:55
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    Ah, so the Saves folder in steamapps is just to confuse me :).
    – StampedeXV
    Commented Oct 17, 2012 at 8:16
  • @StampedeXV - yeah, more or less. ;)
    – peacedog
    Commented Oct 17, 2012 at 12:47
  • I can confirm that savegames of the retail version are saved at the same position as the digital download one.
    – Saxtus
    Commented Oct 17, 2012 at 20:22

On MacOS, the Steam edition saves its games to ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/XCOM Enemy Unknown/SaveData/. I suspect the non-Steam version is the same (aka Elite Edition, Mac AppStore). Details from this blog post. The Steam edition also has Steam Cloud synchronization, but I have not verified that it's working.

XCOM Enemy Within saves its games in ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/XCOM Enemy Unknown/XEW/SaveData.


As mentioned here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/200510/discussions/0/522730699423954666/

Here is the location of the save game for Linux

~/.local/share/feral-interactive/XCOM/ for Enemy Unknown and

~/.local/share/feral-interactive/XCOM/XEW/ for Enemy Within

Saves are in the savedata/ folder in XCOM/ or XCOM/XEW/.

Hope this helps some future googlers!

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    thanks for completing this. I bet there's a few looking for this.
    – StampedeXV
    Commented Jul 7, 2016 at 7:01

Steam Version on Windows 7:

Users\[USERNAME]\Documents\My Games\XCOM - Enemy Unknown\XComGame\SaveData
  • This answer isn't wrong. It is just the same as the accepted one.
    – StampedeXV
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 6:32

It's the 'users' folder, even if you've moved your normal documents - it still goes to the Windows default folder...

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