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X-COM (Series) Alternatives

X-COM is described as 'XCOM is a series of sci-fi video games surrounding an Extraterrestrial Combat Unit setup by the nations of Earth to combat an alien invasion' and is an game in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to X-COM for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Steam, Linux, Mac and GOG.com. The best alternative is Xenonauts. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Fire Emblem Heroes or Heroes of Steel. Other X-COM like games are Shadowrun Returns, Valkyria Chronicles, Final Fantasy Tactics and Jagged Alliance.

X-COM alternatives are mainly Turn Based Games but may also be Role-playing Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of X-COM.
This page was last updated Jun 23, 2022
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  1. Xenonauts (Series)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Steam
    • GOG.com

    1 October, 1979: Unidentified forces presumed of extraterrestrial origin arrive in Earth orbit. Panic spreads across the globe as attempts at communication fail and attempts to engage the invaders are met with heavy losses and little success.

    Represent entire series of Xenonauts games including Xenonauts, Xenonauts-2.
  2. Shadowrun Returns (Series)

    • Mac
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Steam

    MAN MEETS MAGIC & MACHINE. The year is 2054. Magic has returned to the world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Technology merges with flesh and consciousness. Elves, trolls, orks and dwarves walk among us, while ruthless corporations bleed the world dry.

    Represent entire series of Shadowrun Returns games including Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, Shadowrun: Hong Kong.

    Discontinued

    The website and mobiles apps are not available anymore. The game is still available on Steam, but the last update was in 2014, so don't expect updates or support.



  3. Valkyria Chronicles (Series)

    • Windows
    • Steam
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Playstation
    • PlayStation Network
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox

    Military-themed tactical role-playing video games.

    Represent entire series of Valkyria Chronicles games including Valkyria Chronicles, Valkyria Chronicles 2, Valkyria Chronicles 3: Unrecorded Chronicles, Valkyria Chronicles 4.
  4. Final Fantasy Tactics (Series)

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    • iPad
    • Playstation

    Relive the Final Fantasy universe through this tactical RPG with deep historical roots as the first of a kind for the Final Fantasy series. The game debuted for Sony's PSP in 2007 and has finally made it to modern mobile devices with a mobile-focused interface.

    Represent entire series of Final Fantasy Tactics games.
  5. Jagged Alliance (Series)

    • Windows
    • Steam
    • GOG.com

    You and your mercenaries have to reclaim the island sector by sector, turn by turn. Cultivate the Fallow Trees and process their juices, as they are the basis for your funding. Hire better mercenaries, train local militias and manage your equipment wisely.

    Represent entire series of Jagged Alliance games including Jagged Alliance, Jagged Alliance 2, Jagged Alliance DS, Jagged Alliance Online, Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, Jagged Alliance: Flashback.


  6. Pathway

    • Mac
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    • Steam
    • GOG.com

    Pathway is a turn-based strategy game designed to provide players with approachable, fast-paced and fun squad skirmishes in an early 20th century pulp-adventure setting.

  7. Into the Breach

    • Windows
    • Steam
    • GOG.com
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Humble Bundle

    Into the Breach is set in the far future where humanity fights against an army of giant monsters collectively called the Vek. To combat them, the player controls soldiers that operate giant mechs that can be equipped with a variety of weapons, armor, and other equipment.

  8. Fire Emblem Heroes

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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Open the gateways between worlds, Heroes at your side in Nintendo's epic RPG-strategy series reimagined for mobile devices. The Fire Emblem series comprises strategy/role-playing games with deep tactical elements and depth that increases with every move you make.

  9. Invisible, Inc.

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    • iPad
    • Steam
    • GOG.com
    • Playstation

    Invisible, Inc. is a turn-based tactics stealth video game incorporating elements of roguelike gameplay, developed by Canadian independent studio Klei Entertainment.

  10. Underrail

    • Windows
    • Steam

    Underrail is an old school turn-based isometric indie role playing game that focuses on exploration and combat.

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