Almost a week ago I wrote about being inspired by chap named Geoff ‘iNcontroL’ Robinson who recently completed XCOM 2 on commander difficulty with iron man enabled which you can read about here.
I am happy to report, despite being unwell since writing that post, I have completed the goal I set out for myself to complete the game on veteran difficulty with the iron man mode enabled. Not nearly as good as what Geoff recently accomplished but I am really happy with my achievement.
Here are 4 screenshots which show my campaign statistics.
I don’t mind admitting that this was the 4th or 5th campaign before I got a good start and started to understand the game mechanics a little better. The first 1 or 2 campaigns were nothing short of a disaster and for a while I did not think I would manage to accomplish my goal before the end of the year.
This has been the perfect way to end my 2018 gaming but there more I could do with XCOM 2. There are a number of relatively easy trophies/achievements which I could do using easier difficulty settings, not to mention the ‘War of the Chosen’ expansion which I have not looked at yet.
In 2019 I hope to set myself more goals like this and beat more games. While I will always be interested in playing games like EVE Online or World of Warcraft, it is good to take a break and beat a single player game like XCOM 2 from time to time.