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Brain exercise!

4. XCOM: Enemy Unknown


Assembling the troops

Matching wits against alien invaders? Who knew it could be so much fun?

In XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you’re humanity’s last line of defense against alien miscreants bent of dominating planet Earth. This tactical strategy game has you overseeing the growth and operations of your base, researching and developing technologies acquired from the aliens, and planning missions that will put you in direct contact with your enemies. Taking care of the logistics this way will challenge your decision-making skills and your ability to make estimates about the future based on the current circumstances. Seriously, it’s a great way to learn how to prepare for the worst.

And then there’s the pulse-pounding combat. You’re given a squad of up to six soldiers or robots to kill or capture aliens in a particular site. To outwit this intelligent foe, you need to learn how to exploit your troops’ strengths and the items they’re carrying. Tactical considerations include using the environment as cover, camouflage, unit formation and positioning, and military techniques, such as using suppressive fire to limit the opposition’s choices.

One of the best educational games that’ll teach you how to fend off an alien attack!


You need high tech weapons to fight off these alien invaders



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