XCOM: Enemy Unknown is one of the best turn-based strategy games in recent memory and now you can download the expansion pack to the original, Enemy Within on the Play Store, and surprisingly it’s being released as a standalone game. That means that unlike the PC and console versions, you don’t have to own the original to play it.
Enemy Within comes with two new varieties of randomly-generated soldiers: genetically modified troops that augment their natural abilities with battle-focused superpowers, and mechanized troops that can operate gigantic robo-suits with huge weapons. There are new resources, maps, enemies and weapons as well, including a new enemy faction: rogue humans who are using captured alien technology to infiltrate and sabotage XCOM itself. It plays basically the same as the original game, but considering the core game is so good, I’m not complaining.
Make sure you have enough space on your hardware, because Enemy Within comes in at a whopping 2.3 gigabytes, but the game is a steal for only $13. There’s no reason not to splurge.