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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo

Steam's XCOM: Enemy Unknown Page is now accepting pre-purchases of Firaxis' upcoming continuation of the X-COM series of counter-UFO strategy games, which includes an unusual program that offers customers increasing levels of rewards as more of them commit in advance of the game's release next month. The page also now offers a demo of the game playable through Steam. This announcement has more details on pre-purchase incentives and a special edition of the game at some retailers, as well as the following explanation of what to expect from the demo:

Gamers who download the demo will be guided through two levels of the single-player tutorial campaign, experiencing the combat controls and effective tactics for defending humanity against the alien threat. The two tutorial missions will also introduce players to the XCOM base, where soldier training and researching alien technology takes place, and offers a chance to experience the tactical and strategic layers of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The XCOM: Enemy Unknown playable demo will be available soon for console gamers.

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41. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo Sep 24, 2012, 17:53 Will W
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 17:30:
Yeah the deal appears to be over. Dammit! I thought it ran untill October 1st. Welp, I was going to buy it today after that great demo but now I'll wait and see if they do something similar again.

So did I. They were a little tricky on this one. The deal to trade in for XCom goes till Oct 1st...however the deal for the other game FREE ended on the 21st, but to their credit they extended it till today. I bet they don't need to extend it anymore now that there's a demo though. It was the ONE thing holding me back from pre-purchase. Most likely I'll end up picking it up on GMG if I get it anyhow, it's still 10% off for the NA version and I don't need any of the pre-order bonuses on steam.

This comment was edited on Sep 24, 2012, 18:09.
 
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