A two level demo for XCOM: Enemy Unknown has hit Steam today. The two-level mission walks us through the basics of troop deployment and base operations.

Publisher 2K said a demo for consoles is coming soon, but no specific date has been given as of yet. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a remake of the 1994 classic UFO: Enemy Unknown. The real-time, turn-based, role-playing game will be released on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on October 9.

Players that have pre-ordered the game will get a free copy of Civilization V via Steam when XCOM gets released, so bonus for the strategy nerds. What are your thoughts? Gonna play the demo? Let us know on Twitter.