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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified by 2K Games

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
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  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Developer: 2K Marin
  • Category: Shooter

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The year is 1962. JFK is President and the Cold War has the nation gripped by fear - but a far more powerful and insidious enemy than communism is threatening America. Known only to a select few, a top-secret government unit called The Bureau begins investigating and concealing a series of mysterious attacks by an otherworldly enemy. As special agent William Carter, call the shots, pull the trigger and lead your squad in a gripping third-person tactical shooter set within a high-stakes, covert war to protect humanity. The Bureau's mission is clear - survive, adapt and overcome the enemy threat to protect the citizens from the truth.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a Third-Person Shooter (TPS) from the developers of BioShock 2. The year is 1962. The Cold War has the nation gripped by fear - but a far more powerful enemy than communism is threatening America. The Bureau, a top-secret government unit, begins investigating and concealing a series of mysterious attacks. As special agent William Carter, call the shots, pull the trigger and lead your squad in a gripping third-person tactical shooter set within a high-stakes, covert war to protect humanity. Features include: an immersive 1960s America, tactical squad based combat, brutal consequences and a government cover up that proves we are not alone in the universe.

Features

  • Uncover the Mystery- Fight through the streets of 1960's America as you uncover the declassified truth behind mankind's first enemy invasion.
  • Be the Field Leader - As William Carter, a highly intelligent special agent, call the shots and pull the trigger. Formulate the plan of action, execute well-timed ambushes and flank your attackers to obliterate the threat.
  • Tactical Combat - Use your strategy to your advantage: enter Battle Focus to slow down time and execute your next move, commanding your squad with a variety of tactical actions to turn the tide in your favor.
  • No Second Chances - Pay the price for mistakes - permadeath will make you value your squad mates more than ever, and make losing one of them all the more painful.
  • Strategic Reflexes - Turn an enemy misstep into your strategic advantage. Give tactical commands on the fly to outsmart the enemy and make split-second decisions to save the lives of your squad.
  • Customization that Counts - Train each of your squad mates into unique specializations, allowing for a dynamic combination of skills to compliment your play style.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not worth $50 + Wait for a major price drop. This is not worth a high price at all. Story is very bland. Characters are mediocre. Gameplay is kinda fun. But like I said wait for a major price drop
Date published: 2013-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A XCOM diehard fan loves this game. I have spent a good set of years playing the x-com series. I find it interesting that so many people have come to hate as well as love this game, that is has gotten an 8.2. Which is good, yet not perfect. Gameplay is repetitive was one complaint. So is C.O.D, which is shoot kill and repeat and I don't see people complaining that. I find it challenging, since I have died close to 10+ times. The gameplay is really interesting and entertaining. Once I get my agents rank to 5, chaos breaks loose. From laser cannons to drop shields to cloaks and bombardments. None of these powers were in Firaxis version. The story has kept me on the edge of my seat. Is it hard to follow, YES! Which is great! Every mission gives me more questions than answers. It's as if I was watching Sherlock Holmes. Nothing makes since till the very end. And I am watching this going, "Ooooh, that's why." It is a third person shooter. A lot of people don't know that there has been another x-com game with 3rd person shooter for a good set of years. That is X-Com Enforcer which was released in 2001. This is an asset instead of a setback. Since it is Carter's story, not mine. I am seeing what he is doing and it feels like a story to me. I always wanted to know how the XCOM came to be, who started it, why. I always wanted to explore the base and see what an agent sees, talk with an alien. I wanted to feel what the agents feels when their friend dies at their hands. This game delivers all that, and more. Now if people are still complaining over the new gameplay and how it is not the same as the old xcoms, I want all those people to hear this: That is why this game was delayed for a year. To make others happy with the firaxis XCOM, which is an amazing game and all and here's another happy news, There's is another add-on for that game. Bottom line is this: It's a game meant to explain how xcom came to be. And most people don't even realize that the voice of Agent Carter is the same voice for the Council. HINT HINT!
Date published: 2013-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Name But A Different Game XCOM games are relatively new to me. I wasn't one of the hardcore series gamers that grew up on the PC titles, but when I played XCOM Enemy Unknown I couldn't set it down. It was one of the most surprising games I have every played. That being said even with the new style of game play, I had very high expectations. Unfortunately, The Bureau doesn't hold up to my expectations. The game play was fun, with a command wheel comparable to the Mass Effect games. And the vast array of weapons and backpacks were a added bonus. However, I could never notice the backpacks abilities and the combat got repetitive quickly. The most disappointing part was how confusing and mediocre the story was. The being said if the price drops, which I guarantee it will, I still think the game is worth a play through, but it will never be in the same category as the XCOM name.
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this game I don't know what people were expecting but as a tactical, squad based, shooter, this ROCKS! They have streamlined the command process so it feels smoother, and keeps you engaged in the fighting. This reminds me a lot of MASS Effect. I love the story and the voice acting in this game.
Date published: 2013-08-22
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