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Do warn when a fanfic may head into [[EveryoneIsGay homosexual]] or [[BetterThanCanon non-canon]] territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, {{Shipping}} is SeriousBusiness.

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[[WMG: Campaigns, {{After Action Report}}s, and {{Lets Play}}s]]

[=GuavaMoment=] and Jade Star
** [[ Guava's UFO Defense at the LP Archive]]
** [[ Guava's Terror From The Deep at the LP Archive]]
** [[ Guava's Apocalypse (and Tynam's Interceptor) at the LP Archive]]
** [[ Jade's UFO: Aftermath at the LP Archive]]
** [[ Jade's UFO: Aftershock at the Something Awful forums]]
* Recommended by @/AndyWaltfeld
* The saga that inspired the ''X-COM'' page on TV Tropes... and the exhaustive coverage that drove Guava and Jade nuts. Note that these are listed in order by internal chronology; Guava actually played Apocalypse and Interceptor first, then Jade did Aftermath, then they started collaborating.
* @/{{Ssfsx17}}: This is an absolutely epic saga detailing the life and times of an X-COM soldier by the name of Otto Zander, with some interesting custom missions made specifically for the LP series.
* It would seem that Otto Zander is now an "official" unlockable character in the new '''[[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown XCOM remake]]''' by Firaxis. A great little piece of [[AscendedFanon ascended fanon]].
* @/{{Speedball}}: It's a fantastic comedy of errors where everyone keeps dying...and yet also gets serious when it becomes time to, like all great fiction. Seriously, check it out.

** [[ Peptuck's UFO Defense at]]
* Recommended by @/AndyWaltfeld
* From the website that brought you ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' and the author that brought us ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'', ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'', ''Fanfic/{{Renegade}}'', and ''Fanfic/{{Harbinger}}'' comes another tale of indiscriminate use of firepower against a threat humanity has to mentally dissect in order to conquer. Currently DeadFic, due to the author suffering a HeroicBSOD following a traumatizing defeat while assaulting a Muton base.

[=chiasaur11=] and Alex Knight
** [[ chiasaur's UFO Defense at Giant in the Playground]]
** [[ Alex Knight's Terror From The Deep at Giant in the Playground]]
* Recommended by @/AndyWaltfeld
* Pilfering equal parts from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' to create a tongue-in-cheek hyper-Spartan mentality, these two somehow manage to survive ''X-COM'''s insane RedShirt turnaround and turn that luck into ensemble comedy. Currently DeadFic since Alex Knight's computer crashed halfway into TFTD.

[=MJ12=] Commando
** [[ Lets Play UFO: Nutbustingly Hard and Nut Bustingly Hard 2, AKA TFTD ]]
* Recommended by @/CommissarGaunt
* A darkly hilarious and extremely awesome description of what really happened in AW's 1 and 2. Finished.

** [[ This very website's forums!]]
* Recommended by @/{{Charlatan}}
* Mad science, @/{{Korgmeister}}'s [[FunnyAneurysmMoment highly ironic death]], a hilarious one-off joke shunting Terror from the Deep to the wayside, and the adventures of Epsilon Squad, as well as an epic endgame.

[[WMG:[[GenFic General Fics]]]]
''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

''[[ X-COM Saga]]'' by Russ Brown.
* Recommended by @/StClair
* ''Synopsis'': The original classic from 1994, posted to {{Usenet}} one chapter at a time.

''[[ Kansai Arc]]'' by Ben Fischer.
* Recommended by usmarox
* ''Synopsis'': Strong contender with the above for "original and best". Can be non-canon in places, generally only to invoke a little more [[TruthInTelevision truth in fanfiction]]. Originally hosted on GeoCities.

''[[ X-COM: Unknown Menace]]''
* Recommended by Flaser
* ''Synopsis'': This is EPIC, in the truest sense of the world. It covers the entire First Alien War (UFO Defense) from X-COM's beginning to the final battle at Cydonia (1998-2003). 36 chapters of brutal combat, political intrigue and conspiracy. André has managed to pack a lot into this story, bringing the game to life and giving us characters that you care about.
* ''Comments'': Worth noting that the writer's first language is ''not'' English, so this can make some parts difficult to read. Nonetheless, ''extremely'' well-done and properly thought-out, adding in political and conspiracy angles that the original game couldn't offer.
** @/TheyKilledFritz: It's worth noting that, although the original novel is complete, as is the intermediate short story 'Eulogy', the full sequel 'Abyssal' is currently DeadFic, and will likely remain that way permanently - the most recent update, the eighth chapter, was posted in 2005. As such, it is likely that the third planned novel, 'Nemesis', will never even be begun.

''[[ Breeding Fear]]''
* Recommended by @/AndyWaltfeld
* ''Pairings'': Chrysalid/warm flesh, I guess
* ''Synopsis'': [=BioKraze=] takes a look inside the mind of everyone's favorite alien zombie maker.
* ''Comments'':

''[[ Remembrance]]'' by Norwest
* Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883
* ''Pairings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': "In the end, we all end up on the Wall."
* ''Comments'':

''[[ XSGCOM: Goa'uld Defence]]''
* Recommended by S J C, amitakartok, @/{{Krisnack}}
* ''Pairings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': ''[[Series/StargateSG1 SG-1]]''/''X-COM'' Crossover -- As humanity fights two alien threats its defenders join forces to turn the tide
* ''Comments'': "suprisingly good" doesn't even scratch the surface. This fic is made of concentrated awesomeness mixed with a healthy dose of HSQ.'
** @/{{Night}}: Feel-good asskickings abound. In other words...'''NOTHING LIKE X-COM'''.
** @/{{Mandemo}} disagrees. It's exactly ''X-COM''. It's just Jaffa suck compared to sectoids, etherial or crysalids... Still, X-COM spends most of its time trying to figure alien tech out, as several situations at are very grim (Alien fighters from''Interceptor'' against ''UFO Defense'' equipment? OhCrap). Still awesome!
*** Has now a page: ''Fanfic/{{XSGCOM}}''

''[[ X-COM: SG1]]''
* Recommended by Usili
* ''Parings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': '[[Series/StargateSG1 SG-1]]''/''X-COM'' fusion fic - it's about XCOM: EU Earth running their own Stargate program staffed by a bunch of XCOM style familiar faces from Stargate - both Carter and Jackson are psionic, and so are a few Goa'uld. The author has hinted that the slightly diffrent Stargate galaxy the Earth of the story finds themselves in is a result of some sort of conflict/relations between the Goa'uld and the Etherals... and that we should all be scared witless when the already psychic bad guys of Stargate show up. It's written from Jack's perspective in first person and is actually quite funny at times - even if the main draw is the kickass action on a scale never dreamed of by [[Series/StargateSG1 SG-1]]'' or XCOM.
* ''Comments'':

''[[http:// XSGCOM: Terra from the Deep]]''
* Recommended by S J C, amitakartok
* ''Pairings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': ''[[Series/StargateSG1 SG-1]]''/''X-COM'' Crossover -- As old enemies fall by the wayside new ones appear to challenge the Tau'ri and their allies.
* ''Comments'': @/{{Night}} as above, so far.
** @/{{Mandemo}} Pretty much same as previous, although too early to judge until series is concluded.

''Fanfic/XCOMSecondContact'' by Agayek
* Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883 and the @/AceOfScarabs
* ''Pairings'': None (yet?)
* ''Synopsis'': 140 years have passed since the Ethereal War, leaving sociocultural scars on humanity's psyche. When a scientific team is attacked by unknown aliens while investigating a mysterious megastructure, the lingering paranoia is justified all over again. ''Enemy Unknown'' continuity, crossover with ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
* ''Comments'':
** [[ Confirmed as]] DeadFic by [[WordOfGod the author]].

''[[ Stardust]]'' by Arad
* Recommended by Stratagemini
* ''Pairings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': ''[[Main/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLP:FIM]]''/''X-COM'' Crossover -- Isolated from her friends and taken prisoner in the middle of a war, Twilight must deal with the very real dangers of being percieved as an enemy as well as the nightmares of her arrival on 'Earth'. Can she overcome her own fears and the fears of her captors? Will the wayward unicorn's assistance be a boon or a curse to the 'humans?' Most importantly, will she ever find her way home?
* ''Comments'': Completed, with 2 completed Side-story sequels, and and a 3rd sequel currently updating.

[[WMG:[[{{Shipping}} Shipping Fics]]]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

None Yet.