Earth, 2017. Everybody knows the Reptilians have seized control of the dominant powers of the globe, and they are desperate to warm the planet to better suit their ideal cold-blooded living conditions. What most people don’t realize- and I can’t believe I’m telling you this, but you have a right to know- is that the GREYS are the ones pulling the strings.
You see, the Reptilians are just pawns in the Grey game that is galactic destruction. So that’s where XCOM 2 comes in. You are XCOM, an elite (failed) tactical team led by the GMan from Half Life. Also sometimes you fight GMen? Well he was always sort of an ambiguous character.
Anyways, you have to assemble your crack squad of people that you name after your friends, enemies, Duke Nukem, and Hollywood Movie Stars. It will probably end up that half of your squad will serve as meat shields for the other half- you can bet that Duke Nukem (Heavy Weapons Guy) and Michelle Rodriguez (Sniper) are going to level up all the way while poor Jimmy from shop class is going to take some plasma for the team.
Seriously though, unless you were born without a heart (which would make you a Grey, and therefore the enemy) this game will make you feel things for these silent heroes that make up the XCOM force. Get it while it’s hot and 60% off.