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Grab Xenonauts for free right now keep it forever

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In June 2014, Coldhawk Interactive released a spiritual successor to the classic X-COM series of the 1990’s and got some great reception from critics and fans alike. The game featured addictive turn-based strategy combat, the key mechanics that fans of the X-COM franchise loved, a streamlined interface and more.

For anyone who loves sci-fi titles and has a knack for grand strategy games where even some of your small decisions could make a big impact later on, then Xenonauts is a must-have. Now, you can grab Xenonauts for free on GOG.com right now.

The offer is DRM-free and all you need to do is head on over to this link (create a free GOG.com account if you don’t have one) and then claim Xenonauts for yourself. This freebie expires on 6 June at 15:00 SA time and if you grab the game in time, it will be yours to keep forever, or at least until the inevitable alien invasion kicks off.

If you really want more convincing to grab a free game, then check out the game’s description, screenshots, key features and trailer below.

About Xenonauts

"Xenonauts is a strategy game in which you control a multi-national military organisation defending a Cold War-era Earth from alien invasion, using small squads of persistent soldiers to eliminate the extraterrestrials and recover their technology in turn-based ground combat. A detailed strategic layer allows you to co-ordinate the defence of the planet, using your interceptors to shoot down UFOs and researching captured artefacts to learn about your foes and unlock new combat equipment to use on your missions."

Ground Combat:

Xenonauts delivers tense turn-based combat across realistic, varied and fully-destructible battlefields, against almost fifty different variants of enemy. Missions range from capturing crashed UFOs or alien bases to defending cities (or even Xenonaut facilities) against alien attack. You'll experience the chill of encountering a new alien for the first time and the joys of test-firing a new weapon for the first time. Deeply asymmetric combat keeps the battles interesting - after all, you're fighting intergalactic invaders with 1970's ballistic technology!

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Strategic Management:

You will also be managing the defence of the planet, dealing with the invading alien UFOs with your customisable interceptors. You need to balance the needs of your funding nations with your own. Your funds are limited - are you going to spend them on battlefield equipment, more scientists, or expanding your coverage of the planet? Your priorities must be balanced carefully if you are to win the war.

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Research Tree:

Xenonauts has an extensive research tree with almost a hundred projects to unlock, each with its own unique description and painted artwork. It slowly reveals the intentions and origins of the invaders, while also unlocking new battlefield equipment, aircraft and vehicles for you to use as you harness alien technology and turn it against them.

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Persistent Soldiers:

Soldiers in Xenonauts are persistent from mission to mission, improving their stats and gaining ranks with combat experience - but their deaths are always only a single bad move away. You will grow to care about the brave men and women under your command as they slowly grow from green rookies into hardened veterans, but that only makes it more painful when their heroic tale is cruelly cut short by a burst of plasma fire...

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Detailed, Emergent Simulation:

Xenonauts contains no scripted missions, just broad rules setting the pace of the invasion. As such, no game plays out the same twice. If you shoot a Scout UFO down over a polar area, you get a Crash Site mission where you can capture a crashed Scout UFO in an Arctic tileset. Commence a battle at night and you'll be fighting the mission in the darkness with reduced sight range. If your base is attacked, you fight the defence in a perfect replica of your base. A lot of time has gone into weaving the two very different halves of the game together into something that feels both natural and enjoyable.

Will you be taking advantage of this awesome freebie and are you a fan of the classic X-COM games? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: GOG

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