Fantasy Flight Games

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 20 Ratings
    • Free



The XCOM digital companion app is a free tool designed for use with XCOM: The Board Game.

In XCOM: The Board Game, you and up to three friends assume the roles of the leaders of the elite, international organization known as XCOM. It is your job to defend humanity, quell the rising panic, and turn back the escalating alien invasion coordinated by the game’s innovative, free digital companion app.

Each round, the app tracks the time you have allotted to respond to each task, forcing you to think quickly, even as you must carefully measure the strategic implications of your decisions. However, the app does far more than track time. Its design is integrated deep into gameplay, and it permits both a mutable alien invasion plan and a dynamic turn structure.

When you start a game of XCOM: The Board Game, the app randomly selects one of five different invasion plans. These plans represent the different, overarching strategies that the aliens might employ as they send forces against the earth’s different continents, create catastrophes, and target your base, pressing back against your resistance efforts.

Destroy UFOs. Research alien technology. Defend your base. Uncover the alien invasion plan. Should you fail, humanity is doomed.

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

•Minor compatibility update

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

The Apple Knight ,


The game is pretty good and fun tp play. The app on the other hand leaves much to be desired. It is locked in one direction no matter what. Which means it underutilizes the screen and also means that a charge cord cannot be used while playing.
Maybe on a huge screen iPhone or other big phone it might not be so bad but it is still screen locked.
This needs fixing before enough people quit using it and you fold.
I see no reason for this issue beyond laziness.

Ameshet ,

COMPANION app to Board Game

This is a great companion to the board game. It’s necessary to play the game it’s necessary to have the board game to go with the app.
Super fun but very difficult game. The tutorial was a great way to ease into it and the rule book included in this app is a wonderful tool. The low star reviews are mostly from people that don’t understand it’s part of the board game and cannot be used alone.
If you like the video game you’ll love this. Check it out!

{Lindy} ,

Highly Recommend, great companion app :)

This game is a big hit with our family & friends! It doesn't take too long to complete a game, but be forewarned, this is only a companion app! You must own XCOM: The Board Game! A lot of the low-star reviews are probably folks who weren't aware of that fact. The base game is $40-$50, and I also highly recommend the $20 expansion pack (the expansion will increase the difficulty of this already challenging game, FYI).

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