XCOM 2 Alien Hunters PC Game [Best Price]
Transform the soldiers of XCOM into an elite alien hunting squad with impressive new weapons and armor to face off against new alien Rulers that will pursue your squad across an entire campaign. Additional cosmetic upgrades to soldiers and the Avenger are included, as well as a new epic mission where Central Officer Bradford leads a squad with the guidance of an old friend.
It’ll bring a new narrative mission, some extra weapons and armour, and the armory aboard your Avenger should see a bit of an update. But the most interesting addition comes in the form of three new “Ruler” enemy types.
With Alien Hunters installed, once you complete a new story mission you’ll see beefed-up “Ruler” versions of the Viper, Berserker, Archon appear at random in future missions. If they’re not killed quickly, they can retreat from the mission and reappear in future missions.
Alien Hunters will also introduce four new one-of-a-kind weapons:
- Bolt Caster – a high-damage, single-shot weapon.
- Hunter’s Axe – a powerful melee weapon that can also be thrown.
- ShadowKeeper Pistol – killing an enemy with its guaranteed-hit Shadowfall shot puts the user in concealment.
- Frost Bomb Grenade – temporarily freezes targets.
Once you’ve completed the new mission, these Rulers will appear at random points throughout your campaign, offering a significant challenge. One of them is called the Viper King, which I think sounds ace. Although it will likely share some resemblance to its subordinates, this unit is meant to play very differently, thanks to a unique behaviour and set of abilities.
XCOM 2 is a cruel, cruel game, but it’s not usually an unfair one. As a result, you’ll be provided with a handful of one-of-a-kind weapons with which to kill these new opponents. This includes a single shot bolt-caster, a pistol which grants concealment after landing a killing blow, a bomb which can freeze targets and perhaps best of all, the ‘Hunter’s Axe’, which can kill enemies at close range, or instead be thrown from a distance.
Defeating this trio of alien boss units also allows you to manufacture a trio of unique armour types. One of these, the Icarus Suit, allows you to fly around the map using giant boosters. I’m really into that idea, to be honest.