In a world seemingly without hope, the only thing standing between us and an invading horde of super-pissed-off aliens is a mysterious shadow army, culled from the greatest warriors on Earth, and armed with the latest in high-tech weaponry. Nationless and faceless, these super soldiers known only as the "XCOM" are our last chance to take back the planet from invading predators and rebuild society as we know it.

As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team in a battle against a terrifying alien invasion by creating a fully operational base, researching alien technologies, planning combat missions, and controlling soldier movement in battle. With a real-time strategy element provided by the game's Geoscape, a holographic coordination system for tracking the ongoing world invasion, plan your next battle strategy from your fully fortified bunker with precision — because the whole human race is depending on you.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the newest game from the creators of the Civilization series, drops today, October 9, and will be the penultimate reboot of the XCOM franchise. Taking home 20 awards at the E3 2012, including the game critics award for best strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown allows you to continuously build and expand your XCOM headquarters, recruit and develop unique soldiers to take into battle, and develop your weapons and capabilities to never-before seen levels, all in order to take part in the greatest struggle of our time: saving modern civilization from total annihilation.

Order your copy of XCOM: Enemy Unknown today!