If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Chinese Takeaway: XCOM DLC Out Now

I should be over the moon about new content for one of my favourite games of 2012, but a) I wear specially-made grumpy pants at all times and b) the Slingshot add-on for XCOM really does sound underwhelming. It's out later today, and currently I'm not particularly likely to play it. The biggest problem with it for me is less its nature - a few bonus missions, a pre-generated hard-ass squadmate and some new outfit options - and more that, reportedly, most of it can't be accessed without starting a new campaign. I've played the game through two and half times now and what I want are new levels of challenge and new types of menace, not to repeat all those early stages once again to play three new maps, even if they are set in China.

See? Like I said, these pants are stitched from the finest grump hide.

So yeah, wot I think is that you probably won't see a Wot I Think of Slingshot here, unless it's patched to be accessible from an existing campaign.

I do want those new hats, though. The robotic ones would be ideal for my squad of Autobots. Here's a peek:

It's due out today - in fact, by the time this article goes live it will be out. I am a soothsayer!

A second DLC pack has been confirmed, but no details on contents or dates or hats or whatnot is known as yet. I hope it's more substantial.

I hope it's Mars. Please let it be Mars.

Or Terror From The Deep. Imagine.

About the Author
Alec Meer avatar

Alec Meer


Ancient co-founder of RPS. Long gone. Now mostly writes for rather than about videogames.

Black Friday Sale: save 25% off a yearly membership!

You want more great writing from the RPS team, and we want to make that happen. Your support helps keep RPS silly and strange, and the most unique place to read and discover exciting new PC games since 1873.

See more information
Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Buy RPS stuff here
Rock Paper Shotgun Merch