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This site is dedicated to X-COM, a computer strategy game series introduced in 1994 by MicroProse.

This wiki contains a wealth of information including strategy, tactical tips, plus an in-depth look at how the game functions. If you love X-COM and want to contribute, please see the Community Portal. All rookies welcome!

Disclaimer: To be absolutely clear, this site is dedicated to a series of computer games and not to general conspiracy theories regarding UFOs and aliens.

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X-COM News

Phoenix Point One Year Edition released!

Phoenix Point Geoscape

December 8th, 2020

  • Phoenix Point, the successor to the XCom series made by its original creator, Julian Gollop, has just released its one year edition on Steam and other gaming platforms. The player takes control of Phoenix Point, a top secret organization created to deal with extraordinary threats, as it fights the Pandora virus, an alien lifeform that wishes to remake Earth at its own image, while dealing with human factions that also have their own agenda for the future of the planet, in a game heavily influenced by the Cthulu Mythos. The game follows the classic 4X (Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate) for its Geoscape layer, with a turn-based combat system situated halfway between the original game and Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Phoenix Point even has its own wiki and it seems influenced by the UFOPaedia!

XCOM: Chimera Squad announced!

April 14th, 2020

  • Firaxis has announced an upcoming spinoff to the XCOM franchise, "Chimera Squad", to be released in April 24th. The events of the game take place 5 years after XCOM 2 and are centered upon the titular multi-species law enforcement unit keeping the peace among the humans and aliens living together in the metropolis known as City 31, as a seeming spiritual successor to X-COM: Apocalypse. The released gameplay trailer reveals that in addition to playable alien squad members, consisting of the Sectoid Verge, the Viper Torque and the Muton Axiom, the game also introduces a Breaching mechanic for setting up an opening surprise attack at the beginning of combat, a Timeline system where the combatants on both sides individually take turns after each other in a fixed, faction-alternating order rather than the entire team acting as once like in previous games, as well as disposable androids to take the place of injured agents on the team roster.
UFOPAEDIA News
January 1st, 2018
Maintenance In Progress. In order to improve the wiki's usage, UFOPaedia has been moved to a new server, together with an an upgrade to its MediaWiki software, all thanks to NineX, who has offered to host the wiki. Please reports any bugs you might find in the Talk: Main Page.
August 10th, 2016
Site move to the new server complete. Ufopaedia.org was successfully moved to the new server, which should solve the past month issues with accessing the wiki. Anti-spam measures are also going to be installed, which should allow later for new site sign-ups. Big thank you to Jo5hua for the new hosting and all the work updating the site.
June 9th, 2015
XCOM 2 on UFOPaedia. An XCOM2 page has been created to collect all the information released so far about the upcoming sequel to Enemy Unknown. Later a section for the new game will be added.
June 3rd, 2014
Long War on UFOPaedia. The much acclaimed Long War mod for XCOM: Enemy Unknown/Enemy Within now has its own subwiki at the UFOPaedia. Long War features over 700 changes to EU/EW and has been described by Jake Solomon (EU's lead designer) as: "If you liked XCOM, give The Long War mod a shot. Takes XCOM to a new level."
March 17th, 2014
UFOPaedia on Twitter. The UFOpaedia now has its own Twitter account (http://twitter.com/UFOpaedia). Please use the hashtag #ufopaedia on your posts.
December 29th, 2013
Software Upgrade. UFOpaedia has now been upgraded from version 1.16 to version 1.22. Whilst functionality has been checked and should work as normal, if you encounter anything odd then please let Pete know under the Wiki Software Upgrade section here.
December 27th, 2013
Server Transfer. At 10am GMT on the 27th December the UFOpaedia will be transferred to a new server on strategycore. Posting will be disabled for a short period whilst the transfer takes place.
December 20th, 2013
Enemy Within mapped out. The Maps section of XCOM: Enemy Unknown now contains overhead images of all the EW DLC's new maps on the individual map pages.
November 22nd, 2013
Site Maintenance Continues. The good news is that it is possible now to register new users. The bad news is that the spammer problems aren't solved yet, so when registering please don't choose a suspicious username or you might find yourself blocked. Hang in there, Commander.
November 2nd, 2013
Site Maintenance. We're currently performing some site upgrades in order to solve the spammer problem and other issues. While the maintenance is underway it won't be possible to register new users but already existing users can continue working. Thank you.

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September 23rd, 2013
Spam attacks. We've been having a lot of spammers recently so we're taking the policy of preemptive blocking of users with suspicious usernames. To prevent this happening to you either choose a username XCOM related or page edit right after you register. Thanks.
August 20th, 2013
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified section open. The UFOPaedia's section of the new XCOM game is now open. Feel free to start contributing.
February 7th, 2013
XCOM: Enemy Unknown maps revealed: The Maps section of the re-imagined game's now contains overhead images of all maps on their individual pages.
December 28th, 2012
Enemy Unknown section growing: The EU2012 section now has over 200 pages. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far and keep enjoying the game in 2013. :)
October 4th, 2012
New Main Page: UFOpaedia.org features a new Main Page, this to better structure the information and news. Each section draws information from two different pages XCOM_News for general news about the games and UFOpaedia News for news on the wiki site.



Enemy Unknown (1994)

UFO Badge UFO: Enemy Unknown (aka X-COM: UFO Defense)
Overview
General Information
Background
OpenXcom
The Geoscape

Geoscape

UFO Detection
UFO Interception
X-COM
X-COM Bases
Base Facilities
Manufacturing
Research
Country Funding
X-COM Craft
Craft Armaments
Soldiers

Equipment

Weapons
Armour
Heavy Weapons Platforms
Miscellaneous Equipment
Aliens
Alien Life Forms
Overview of Aliens
Alien Missions
Alien Ranks
UFOs
UFO Components
Alien Artefacts
The Battlescape (Tactical Combat)
Battlescape

Mission Types

UFO Crash Recovery
UFO Ground Assault
Alien Base Assault
Terror Missions
Base Defence

Tactics

Field Manual
Night Missions
Squad Composition
Rear Commanders
Initial Deployment
Scouting
Sweeping the Battlescape
Time Management
Reaction Training
Reaction Fire Triggers
Alien Movement Patterns
Grenades
Proximity Grenade
Smoke Grenade
Grenade Relay
Stun Rod
Game Strategies
A Beginner's Guide
Base Management
Base Layout Strategy
Experience Training
Economics
Buying/Selling/Transferring
Hiring/Firing
UFO Recovery Values
Manufacturing Profitability
Tricks, Tips and Hints
Common Mistakes
Managing the Item Limit
Making the Game Harder
Murphy's Laws of X-COM
Miscellaneous Information
X-COM Timeline
Weapon Analysis
Sightings in other fandoms
Glossary of Terms
Data Canisters
Realistic Equivalents
Cultural Influences on X-COM
Mars
Game Editors & Mods
Council of Funding Nations
The Mysteries of X-COM
Wish_List_(EU)
GUS Music in Dosbox
Ideal DOSBox Settings (UFO/TFTD)
Technical Information
Game Mechanics
Damage
Explosions
Destroying Terrain
Damage Modifiers
Fatal Wounds
Stun
Accuracy Formula
Reaction Fire
Experience
Psionics
Unconsciousness
Recovery Time
Equipment Recovery
Line of Sight
Difficulty Levels
Research Technical Details
Data Tables
Alien Appearance Ratios
Inventory TU Table
Movement TU Tables
Item Weight
Unit Height
Scoring
Kill Modelling
Starting Stats
Alien Stats
Research Times
Terrain
Exploits
Game Files
Known Bugs
Game Versions
Open Questions

Terror From the Deep (1995)

TFTD Badge X-COM: Terror From the Deep
General
General Information
Background
OpenXcom
The Geoscape
Geoscape
X-COM Subs
Sub Armaments
Aquanauts
Equipment
Weapons
Submersible Weapons Systems
Base Facilities
Research
Alien Research
Alien Artefacts
Economics
Funding
Aliens
Alien Life Forms
Overviews of Aliens
Alien Missions
Alien Ranks
Terror Units
Alien Subs
Alien Sub Components
The Battlescape (Tactical Combat)
Battlescape Overview
Mission Types
Alien Sub Crash Recovery
Alien Submarine Assault
Terror Mission
Port Attack
Island Attack
Shipping Lane Mission
Artefact Site
Colony Assault
Base Defense
T'leth
Terrain
Game Strategies
TFTD Strategy Guide
Miscellaneous
Weapon Effectiveness tables
Weapon Analysis
Realistic Equivalents
Sightings in other fandoms
Enabling the cinematic intro/outro
Wish List
GUS Music in Dosbox
Ideal DOSBox Settings (UFO/TFTD)
Technical Information
Scoring
Data Tables
Alien Appearance Ratios
Game Files
Known Bugs
Research Tree Bug Avoidance Guide

Apocalypse (1997)

Apocalypse Insignia X-COM: Apocalypse
General
General Information
Background
Known Bugs
Open-Source Apocalypse
Cityscape
Cityscape
Mega-Primus
City Maps
Organizations
Population
Relations
Trade
Buildings and Areas
Cityscape Fighting
UFO Incursions
Alien Ship Combat
Alien Infiltration
Battlescape
Battlescape
Mission Types
Real-Time Combat
Turn-Based Combat
Real-Time vs Turn-Based Analysis
Tactics
Starting a Mission
Agent Automatic Reaction Controls
Engaging the Enemy
Strategies for Troops
Base Defense
Capturing Live Aliens
Psionics
Take Cover!
X-COM
Bases
Locations
Layouts
Facilities
Research
Biochemistry
Quantum Physics
Engineering
Agents
Agents Stats
Agents Medals
Agents Equipment
Agents Armor
Suggestions for Equipping Troops
Vehicles
Vehicle Weapons
Vehicle Engines
Vehicle Equipment
Aliens
Alien Life Forms
Alien Overview
Alien Artifacts
Alien Tech Levels
Alien Ships
Alien Dimension
UFO Combat
Miscellaneous Information
X-COM Timeline
Weapon/Equipment Analysis
Making the Game Harder
Sightings in other fandoms
Unused Game Features
Concept Information
Game versions and builds
Cut items and features
Cut mechanics and behavior
What it should be. Design doc OpenApoc
Technical Information
Difficulty Levels
Data Tables
Unit Stats
Damage Modifiers
Game Files
Audio File Formats
Music player
Image File Formats
Cityscape Files
Learning AI
EXPERIEN.DAT
BRAIN.DAT
WEAPEXP.DAT
Input Device Reference
Mods, Utilities, Compilations
Mods
Utilities
Guides
User Guides
NKF's Starter Guide
AllOutWar's Guide
Captain Foo's Beginner Guide

Enemy Unknown (2012)

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012) / Enemy Within DLC Meld Insignia (EU2012).png
Vigilo Confido shield.png Overview
Game Information
Commander's Briefing
Base Location
The Council
Difficulty Levels
Second Wave
Achievements
Vigilo Confido black.png Headquarters
Mission Control

Research

Alien Containment
Genetics Lab EW DLC
Psionic Labs

Engineering

Foundry
Cybernetics Lab EW DLC

Barracks

Officer Training School

Hangar

Situation Room

Gray Market
Finances
Covert Operations EW DLC
Lone Wolf (EU2012).jpg Soldier
Classes
Assault
Heavy
Sniper
Support
Psionic
MEC Trooper EW DLC
S.H.I.V.
Covert Operative EW DLC

Equipment

Armor
Weapons
Gene Mods EW DLC
Medals EW DLC
Head red 2.png Aliens
Alien Life Forms
Overview of Aliens
Alien Stats
Alien Deployment
UFOs
Alien Artifacts
Meld EW DLC
EXALT Insignia (EU2012).png EXALT EW DLC

EXALT

Soldiers
Equipment
Skyranger Pilot (EU2012).png Missions
Mission Types

Maps

Tables

Gameplay Mechanics

Chance to Hit
Cover
Critical Wounds
Damage
Overwatch
Suppression
Movement
Bradford Small (EU2012).png Guides & Tips

Strategy Guide

Building Optimization
Economy
Panic
Air Combat
Story Walkthrough

Combat Tactics

Squads
Class Builds
List of all Abilities

Survival Guide

XCOM Substack Posts

Shen Small (EU2012).png General DLC

General Information

Elite Soldier Pack
Enemy Within EW DLC
New Friend (EU2012).jpg Slingshot DLC

Operation Slingshot

Friends in Low Places
Confounding Light
Gangplank
Shaojie Zhang
Saved to Savior (EU2012).jpg Progeny EW DLC

Operation Progeny

Portent
Deluge
Furies
Annette Durand
Meet New People Then Kill Them (EU2012).jpg Multiplayer

Multiplayer

Multiplayer Tactics
Squad Builds
Happy to Oblige (EU2012).jpg Miscellaneous

Game Credits

Storyline

News Ticker

Game Universe/Artwork

XCOM Heroes

Making The Game Harder

Glossary of Terms

Murphy's Laws (XCOM)

Combat Ready (EU2012).jpg Technical Information

Patches

Bugs

Mods & Suggestions

Game Editors

Game Files

Unused Features

Wiki Tips


The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (2013)

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Bureau Logo.JPG XCOM
Game Information
From the desk of Myron Faulke
Difficulty Levels
Achievements

The Bureau

The Base
Investigations
Equipment
Weapons

Personnel

Classes
Agent William Carter
Director Myron Faulke
Agent Angela Weaver
Lieutenant Leon Barnes
Doctor Alan Weir
Agent Nico DaSilva
Supporting Staff
Head red.png Aliens
Alien Life Forms
Infiltrator
Axis
Origin
Bureau.png Missions
Gameplay Mechanics

Combat Tactics

Battle Focus
Squads

Mission Types

Major Operations (Spoliers)
Base Investigations
Minor Operations
Dispatch Missions
Game Strategies
Guides & Tips

Story Walkthrough

Class Builds


Miscellaneous

News From the Front

In-Game Notes

In-Game Photos

Glossary of Terms

Patches

Bugs

Mods & Suggestions

DLC

Codebreaker

Hangar 6: R&D

Agent Donovan

Light Plasma Pistol

Spin-Offs

Interceptor Badge X-COM: Interceptor
General Information
Background
The Frontier
Hypernews Network
Research
Cheats/Exploits
E-Mail X-Com E-Mail X-Com
General Information
X-COM: Enforcer
General Information
The Enforcer, Dr. Standard and the Enemy
Weapons and Power Ups
The Missions
Tips and Tricks

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Discontinued Titles

X-COM: Genesis
X-COM: Alliance
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