Xenowar – X-Com for Android

By: Alehkhs

On: November 8th, 2011

While I’m waiting eagerly to the full release of Xenonauts, I’ve been filling my commutes and times away from home with the similarly titled Xenowar; a light, X-Com inspired game available for Android and Windows.


With a simple touch interface and low-polygon 3D graphics, Xenowar manages to maintain the essence of X-Com, tasking players to fight an alien invasion through the construction and management of bases, researching of futuristic technologies, and commanding of ground-troops. While there are some areas where the game is vague or obtuse, there is almost always a button present to pull up a ‘help’ or ‘reference’ screen.

If you’re a fan of X-Com who’s frequently away from their computer, be sure to check out Xenowar.

  • Mark Neschadimenko

    Oh man, that low poly is sexy as hell.

  • ithamore

    It’s nice that there is an option to go straight into a tactical scrimmage from the main menu.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like it isn’t available in my region. Typical :(

  • Anonymous

    There’s a windows download as well; I think it’s open source even.

  • Anonymous

    There’s a windows download as well; I think it’s open source even.

  • Stiv

    Great to see it get some attention. Really great game with the proper “feel”. Tactical controls are very easy to get to grips with as well.

  • Anonymous

    Pity. I’m on a Mac. On windows I can just play the original X-COM :)

  • News

    Just as I was lamenting the dearth of strategy games for Android.

  • michal

    Hello guys,

    If you like original x-com 1, you should also check openxcom:

    It’s open source reimplementation of x-com, still in progress but quite advanced. It will contain bugfixes, abbility to play on various operating systems / devices, new features etc.

  • Stiv

    Dude, keep that quiet until it’s finished. 

    Looks awesome but I’m worried about lawyers.

  • Guest

    With the new X-com fps coming up you might want to be very very careful using the exact same name.

  • Fikee

    you can download .apk directly from sourceforge

  • Sean Osman

    For Xenowar, downloading the Nurblmod from here:


    Is pretty essential. It fixes the textures, and gives the whole UI a badly needed once over. Without it, I played the game, squinting my eyes and missing X-Com, now I play it and it’s all right there.

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