A "strategic planetary defense simulation" in a cold war setting, inspired by the original X-Com.


Xenonauts is a strategy / turn-based tactics game that is heavily inspired by the original X-Com: UFO Defense. It features all of the same major systems and gameplay with a few careful enhancements. After five years of development, including a successful Kickstarter campaign in June 2012 and more than a year on Steam Early Access, Goldhawk Interactive finally released Xenonauts on Steam on June 16, 2014.


Xenonauts includes and expands upon the key features of the original X-Com games, including:

  • The Geoscape
  • Geopolitical Regional Funding
  • Tactical Air Combat
  • Base Construction & Defense
  • Research & Manufacturing
  • Capturing and Interrogating Aliens
  • Soldier Ranks, Stats, and Leveling
  • Soldier Time Units and Morale
  • Destructible Terrain
  • Squad- and Turn-based Combat
  • Random Battlefield Elements

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2
  • Processor: Intel 2 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
  • Sound: Integrated


  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c Compliant Video Card