After nearly two decades away, 2012’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown made the classic sci-fi strategy franchise even bigger—and to some players, better—than ever, and now Firaxis has fired back with a proper, full-fledged sequel. And for Mac players, XCOM 2 ($60) is the rare AAA-style game that’s actually available at the same time as the PC release.
The turn-based, tactical experience finds the humans fighting back against their alien occupiers, using an array of new gameplay elements to dominate in combat. And as before, you’ll spend a lot of time away from the battlefield, digging into research and upgrades to give you a better shot against the invaders. Expect another meaty, thrilling, and endlessly replayable strategic time-sink from this one.