XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits iOS June 20, is expensive

Monday, 17th June 2013 13:33 GMT By Dave Cook

XCOM: Enemy Unknown has been dated for an iOS release on June 20. It’ll cost $20 in the States, £13.99 in the UK & 17.99 Euros across Europe, and while that’s a lot of money bear in mind the game is almost a direct port of the console and PC game that launched last year.

Gamespot reports that the strategy title will launch on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, and that cloud saves will let you pick up your game regardless of which format you’re using.

The only caveat is that the game’s multiplayer mode will not be available at launch, but will appear after launch as a free update.

What do you think of the asking price? Are you tempted? Let us know below.



  1. Talkar

    How is 20$ a lot of money for that game? Especially if it is a direct port, seeing as the PC release still costs between 30$-40$.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. backup

    apple and MS both sucks

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Samoan Spider

    @1 I agree with the sentiment. It’s a hell of a lot of game for the money. A lot of fun too. But on the PC cost, I bought this for £8 at greenmangaming and paid a smidge extra (£1) for the dlc :)

    #3 1 year ago
  4. hitnrun

    I understand we’ve been conditioned to expect game prices to be slashed to the bone within months of release and cost a fiver by the following year’s Steam sale, but is it really fair to call a universally acclaimed AAA title that’s barely half a year old “expensive” at $20?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Bi50N

    I can just about understand your reasoning Dave, but I do wonder if you flipped a coin to determine whether your headline’s adjective of choice would be ‘expensive’ or ‘cheap’…

    #5 1 year ago
  6. NeoSquall

    @4,5 Dave is considering the usual pricing policy for mobile games, where even Square Enix has ever reached the 20 Dollars price point.

    We’re talking about XCOM mobile, not the Mac conversion made by Feral Interactive, and although it looks almost like a direct port, it still isn’t.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. manamana

    If they get the controls down, I’m in.

    #7 1 year ago

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