Give XCOM: Enemy Unknown a Whirl with a Steam Demo
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available for you to try out before the game’s launch next month.
Fire up Steam and hit the XCOM: Enemy Unknown page to download the free demo, or just follow this link. It’ll cost you around 5 gigabytes of hard disk space, so make sure you’re prepared for that.
If you like XCOM after you’ve given it a go, you might want to throw down your pre-order now. The game is part of Steam’s new tiered pre-order reward program, which means the more people who pre-order the game, the more free stuff is unlocked. The first two tiers, which include Team Fortress 2 hats and exta unlocks in XCOM, have already been unlocked; if more people buy the game ahead of launch, all the pre-order customers will get Civilization V as part of the deal as well.