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Pages: 240

Language: English

Publisher: Insight Editions (10 Nov. 2015)

By: Greg Keyes(Author)

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In the world of XCOM, the governments of Earth unite under threat of an alien invasion and form XCOM, an elite paramilitary organization tasked with repelling the extraterrestrial offensive and defending humanity. Woefully outgunned, XCOM's only hope is to outsmart and outmaneuver the enemy by turning the aliens' power against them. Making clever use of game elements, XCOM: Resurrection details the strategy and costs of war in a compelling narrative sure to delight sci-fi aficionados and fans of the game series.

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  • By Rui Gouveia on 27 March 2017

    Really enjoyable reading. Finding it hard to put down... Even to play the game itself. Now the game characters have a history. Think twice before putting them in danger.

  • By Guest on 11 April 2017

    Fun read. Only for xcom addicts like me.

  • By Amy Atherton on 18 December 2015

    I honestly like this book. I'll admit I only bought it because the game will be out in a few months and I wanted to know what happened in between losing and the start of the game.So for the good. You get a good idea of whats been happening in the years and you get to catch up with some VIP's from XCOM as well as some introductions to new, interesting characters. The description of the places and what life is like is very good and some get some hints as to what might be going on when the game comes out.As for the bad (or mixed maybe). The ending was a little sudden in my opinion although it does wrap up the story quite well and the epilogue, for me anyway, was someone heartening. Especially after reading the prologue. The romance subplot felt a little like it had been shoehorned in but I can't deny that it did work well and provided and alternative view of what its like to live under Advents control.All in all I'd say its worth the read.

  • By Guest on 27 November 2015

    I had a good time reading XCOM2: Resurrection. It isn't top notch literature, but definitely an enjoyable experience for XCOM fans and even general sci-fi lovers.The author did a particularly good job giving life to the various environments that the characters move through. Dropping tidbits of information for the upcoming new XCOM game that will leave fans both excited and puzzled.Some other parts of the book weren't as successful however. The longwinded romance sub-arc in particular just didn't contribute to the story in any way; instead drawing attention away from the more interesting events.For all the buildup toward it, the ending for the book felt fairly rushed and lacking as well.

  • By Andrew Guile on 9 March 2016

    If you love the XCOM games then this book is for you. Okay, it's not going to win an literary competitions but Keyes has a good pedigree. This is a decent story and an entertaining read so far as tie-in books go. It tells the story of a group of rebels fighting back against their alien overlords (Earth having lost the fight following the events depicted in XCOM Enemy Unknown and XCOM Enemy Within). We meet Dr Shen and Dr Vahlen (the chief engineer and chief scientist respectively) that were in the first game. The battle scenes are dealt with well and the feeling of being up against overwhelming odds comes across nicely.The book is there to wet appetites for the game and the characters end up discovering the Avenger, a downed alien cargo ship that they start to re-fit and forms a central part of XCOM 2.The book was good, the game is truly amazing. It's a strong combination!

  • By Guest on 2 December 2015

    Great for XCOM fans. Other than some minor mistranslation when writing speech of certain characters, which doesn't matter if you don't speak the said languages referenced, a well written book apt for the XCOM continuity.

  • By Kentryu on 13 January 2016

    Realistically only for the fans of XCOM and looking forward to the next instalment. Going on this basis I think its a great read, fast paced & adds a bit more detail as well as sets a few things up.Really liked the battle descriptions as they did kind of feel like when you are playing the game, especially people getting injured and missing other missions.Enjoyed it a lot, and it left me wanting more/excited for new game. Would definitely buy another one if it came out, maybe detailing some other aspects of the war as its a very interesting world.

  • By Ryan on 6 September 2016

    Firstly I'm a huge XCOM fan, both the old and the new games. If you are also, you'll enjoy this book. It does bridge that gap between the first rebooted game and its sequel nicely, and alhough i enjoyed the book i did feel like more could've been done. Characters were believable, the story telling was well done........ However I did feel this was a missed opportunity for something special considering the rich source material.... Also I felt the book ended rather abruptly.Like I said, if you like XCOM you'll enjoy this.

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