XCOM: Enemy Unknown
a worthy successor
Thank you Firaxis! This is what Xcom fans have been waiting for. I have already finished the game twice, so make more content ASAP. Please?! I will keep myself entertained with multiplayer in the meantime. Thank you in advance!
I've been invested in this game for about 2-3 days now depending on how you count the days and after playing through plenty of successful missions I lost my first set of troops. Which really upset me cause I was doing so well. Anyways anything about this game is solid and fun plenty of maps, good challenging enemies who even on normal can get a grasp around you if you mess up, and a fairly decent story ( not phenomenal but good enough). There is one thing I've been having a problem with is sometimes the game will glitch in the weirdest ways. The camera will keep sliding off the map, the buttons will sometimes be unresponsive, etc... Other than that its a very fun game and has plenty of possibilities to grow.
Sleeper strategy game of the year.
Not changing much from the original, Firaxis built upon a solid foundation and walked away w/ a modern era classic. This should be the strategy game of the year.
I could write a highly detailed review of this game, but it simply isn't worth the time. This game is a pale shadow of the original x-com. The original, now 18 years old, offered more strategic and tactical options than this game. Yes this one may have some pretty colors, good sound, and cool little cut scenes. However there are still plenty of bugs, you are extremely limited in your choices for your squads, your tactics, and your overall strategy runs like it is on rails. If you are looking for something mildly entertaining and amusing, this is it. Wait until it goes below $20. That is really all it is worth. (This game adheres to the new trend of the last several years, to just keep making games dumber and dumber)
This game is extremely fun to play. I watched reviews and gameplays before the launch of this game and they mentioned that you will get attached to your squad members...i forgot where i was going with this but this game is so good, well worth the 49.99 on PC or 59.99 on Xbox or PS3.
Good game, could have been better
It's a great game, fun to play, easy to learn, just not in depth enough. It pays a great homage to the original X-Com games but, it is basically just that, the original X-Com game with better graphics.
Character development is lacking, there are only 4 character classes and the skill tree is extremely linear.
Research is also lacking, many items come from the skill tree rather than research, I would say there are less items than in the original game.
The game was dumbed down for console gaming, taking out many RPG and strategy elements I personally loved about this series. It's just too simple.
Real X-Com fans will be more impressed with the UFO series(Aftershock, Afterlife, Aftermath.) It is a fun game and worth buying but, a slight let down for hardcore strategy gamers.
This game is Excellent!! As I get older it gets harder and harder to get into game's any more and this one is great, It pulled me in for hours. I would like to make some DLC and another Xcom in the future.
I was addicted to the original X-com games. This new installment has the heart and soul of the original with awesome graphics and really good miltiplayer. You don't have to be a fan of the original to love this game. I bought a copy for my nephew. He was skeptical since he really doesn't like RTS games but this one turned out the be the exception. I recommend this game to anyone who likes games which are heavy in strategy. I only wish PC players could play the console players online.
Worth every penny
This game rocks!! I have played every X-Com game since the 90's and love this one. If your looking for a great game ...... you've found it!!
This game is better than what I had expected. Has good graphics and gameplay. Yes you do get attach to your squad especially the high ranking ones. It keeps you wanting to replay the game to see if you do better than the last time. One word of caution your PC must have Windows 7 or 8 in order to be able to play it, I had to upgrade my PC. Other then that it's an awsome game enjoy!