XCOM meets SWAT: Chimera Squad’s radical tweaks make for a refreshing spinoff

If XCOM and SWAT had a baby, XCOM: Chimera Squad would be it. This refreshing spinoff looks like XCOM, sounds like XCOM, and even largely feels like XCOM. But it also feels tremendously different at the same time, thanks to a much tighter focus and experimentation with some of the series’ fundamental design tenets. As a longtime series fan with hundreds of hours invested in various XCOM campaigns—the mod’s called Long War for a reason, friends—I’m really grooving on this remixed take.

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