XCOM: Enemy Unknown playable demo now available on Steam

2K games has been showing off videos and talking a lot about its coming video game called XCOM: Enemy Unknown for a while now. The video game is a strategy game from Firaxis published by 2K, and a playable demo is now available to download at no cost. The playable demo offers players two levels of the single player tutorial campaign.

The two available levels of the playable demo allow the player to experience combat controls and effective tactics for defending humanity against the alien threat trying to wipe us out. 2K says that the two tutorial missions available in the demo will also introduce players to the XCOM base. This base is where soldier training, and the research of alien technology takes place.

In the base, players get the chance to experience the tactical and strategic layers of the video game. The playable demo available right now is for PC gamers only and can be downloaded via Steam. 2K says that a playable demo for console gamers will be coming soon.

The full video game is available for pre-order right now at participating digital retailers for $49.99. Pre-ordering the game guarantees players a bonus called the Elite Soldier Pack. That special package allows the players to receive a new recruit in their barracks inspired by the original game with the blonde, flattop hairstyle. The soldier pack also allows players to customize the soldier with different static upgrades for armor and to customize colors in the game.