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Xbox’s best strategy game is cheaper than a Big Mac right now

If you're looking for a rich turn-based tactics game from veteran devs Firaxis Games, then you're in luck because the current XCOM 2 Xbox sale is unmissable.

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If you’re looking for something to play on your Xbox console while you wait for the Starfield release date like the rest of us, then we have the perfect game for you: XCOM 2. This is easily one of the best Xbox games available right now if you like your strategy and it’s sandbox-like approach to almost every aspect of this game means there’s countless hours of fun to be had. Sounds good, right? Well, there’s actually an Xbox XCOM 2 sale on right now and the game itself is actually cheaper than a Big Mac from McDonalds.

Now, we know what you’re thinking, and we agree – a Big Mac isn’t necessarily the best comparison when it comes to the current price of XCOM 2. However, when you think about the fact that you can pick up one of the best Xbox strategy games out there – an experience that offers upwards of 70 hours of content, at least, according to HLTB – for less than a fancier burger from McDonalds (which costs just $3.99 as per this fast food menu price site), it sounds too good to be true.

If you’re interested, you can pick up the XCOM 2 standard edition on Xbox for just $2.99 – that’s 95% off the standard price. In the UK, this equates to just £2.24 – an absolute steal. This deal is available until July 3, so you don’t have long.

If you want a little more bang for your buck, you can buy the XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition for just $7.49 on Xbox – 90% off. If you’re UK-based, it’s even cheaper at just £5.69. This comes with the base game, the Anarchy’s Children expansion, the Shen’s Last Gift expansion, the Alien Hunters expansion, and the Reinforcement Pack. The Advent really don’t stand a chance with all that under your belt.

This discount is also available until July 3, so you’re going to need to jump on it quick before it goes back up to full price.

However, if you already own XCOM 2 and you’re looking for a reason to go back to it – or, you just want to make sure you’re getting everything this fantastic game has to offer – you can actually buy the War of the Chosen expansion for just $3.99 on Xbox. That’s the same price as a Big Mac, for those of you still trying to track this with food. On the UK’s Xbox Store, this equates to around £3.49 – which, again, is a bargain.

This discount, as you might imagine, is also only available until July 3 on the Xbox Store.

If you’re planning to play XCOM 2, you should think about looking into some of the best Xbox expansion cards available. It’s not the smallest game out there and it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to storage space.

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There are also some fantastic deals on some of the best Xbox controllers right now and avoiding stick drift in a turn-based tactical RPG like XCOM 2 is vital; one wrong decision can be fatal and more-often-than-not in XCOM 2, when a soldier dies they’re gone for good. That’s part of what makes it one of the best strategy games out there, and why you should play it. Every decision matters.