I was playing the last mission on XCOM: Enemy Unknown. During the play the game started acting weird, so I saved and closed the game. Then I restarted it and went to load the file just to find out that all the saves of the last mission were missing (about 2 hours of play).

Is this a bug or a feature? Because it really made me sad, they could at least warn that is not possible so save the game during the last mission.

  • Sounds like a bug. At least on Ironman it definitely resumes the save game where you left off. – Laurence Nov 1 '12 at 0:33

Your games are still there, there is a sorting bug.

You need to delete some older save games and you'll find the missing ones again - I just found mine. Be careful not to delete your latest though, they're not sorted too well.

  • experienced the same, sorting of saves is awful in 2K games. E.g. it took a year to add by-date sorting to civ5 :) – Sergey Grinev Nov 1 '12 at 14:55
  • Same happened to me. Sorting seemed fine, with the latest at the top, until I hit ~100 (Ok, ok, I saved a lot during my first game). Once I got to about 100, the order got all screwed up, and the latest save was 7-8 down the list. – RibsNGibs Nov 2 '12 at 17:57

Save files are sorted alphabetically. I.e. in a dictionary save100 will come before save99. When that happened to my saves, I just went into the folder and packed everything before 100 into an archive. So now it is expected to break at 1000th save which shouldn't happen soon.

Just in case, X-Com keeps save files in Documents/my games/XCOM - Enemy Unknown\XComGame\SaveData


This sounds like a bug - in my games, I've been able to create multiple save files in the final mission, and load them as I see fit. My autosaves also persisted after I'd cleared the final mission. I tend to keep the last save from every game I've played, so I've got 2-3 games worth of saves on the final mission.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.