Rated 10 out of 10 by OmegaShred Fantastic Strategy Game! Faithfully Remade.
This game is incredibly addicting and very well executed by Firaxis. If you're a fan of strategy games of any kind, I highly recommend picking up a copy of this. Great for gamers into science fiction books or movies like Aliens or Men in Black. It's also totally faithful to the original X-Com games with the exception that it's more accessible and not as ruthlessly difficult (though it has variable difficulty levels, it certainly can be made as hard as the old games if you're an X-Com aficionado). I loved the original X-Com games and this remake is everything I had hoped for and more. The overall design of the game is incredibly well executed and the many elements of complexity are perfect for the hardcore strategy gamer. Throw in a bit of nostalgia and some really cool high-tech modernized elements and you have what I think is a nearly perfect game. I can't stop playing it and neither will you!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Thanth About time.....
its been nearly over 15 years since this game made its original debut, have played it off and on since then. I have been hoping that someone would pick up the title and do a re-make of the title, I hope they stay as close to the original as possible while bringing it into the new era of games. I mean think about it, this game was made before high end console systems, and 3D tv. I can only hope that the dynamics of the battlescapes still hold the breath holding tension of when you end your turn and find out if you men survive just one more round. Or the aliens are just as cool showing up out of the fog. Things I due hope for, is a more in depth report system on monthly budgets, as well as a more detailed globe, and more options for areal combat. I hope the weapons and research into them are more in depth as well, I wan't more details, I want to see more complexity to dissecting aliens, maybe a fail ratio on it. don't want it to be just a matter of one alien body and your good to go, want to see you having to do several to get a better understanding, like a progression level for it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Curmudgeon It's 11 PM already? I am skipping work tomorrow
X-Com: Enemy Unknown is a great and worthy heir to the X-Com title. Real-time strategy game fans rejoice: a fantastic console RTS is now available for your consumption. Happily, I was able to purchase this gem for a measly $40 at a time when the standard price of a "new" game (which is likely just a warmed-over sequel) is $60. RTS games of this caliber are not new. X-Com was a PC RTS many moons ago. I came into contact with it by way of the "Jagged Alliance" series which borrowed its game engine from X-Com. I must admit, that I would have preferred this game to have been wrapped in Jagged Alliance clothing as I appreciate the mercenary story line better than the alien invasion premise of X-Com, but the game play for this $40 title is superb. The sound was surprisingly impressive as well. Very creepy and appropriate. Time slips away amazingly fast when one is engrossed in this game. I have been having trouble getting up in the morning since X-Com has pushed back my bedtime by an average of 3 hours. Not a fast paced game but if you like games that require planning and thought, this one is for you.
Rated 7 out of 10 by LordGamer Could Be Better......
First, I like this game but I found flaws while playing. I should get this out of the way that it has nothing to do with the game-play, I believe it is good and hope more games with this kind of game-play come out. However I found flaws with the graphics such as glitches, it could be that I had high expectations graphic wise, but characters appear that their guns, arms, legs, etc. were going through their cover. I dislike when they sprint because the camera will get stuck behind a wall or something and I feel that messes with the experience of the game. I feel that is the only flaws but I rated the game low-ish because it happened very often. It could just be me and I notice these things more then the average gamer but I feel that this game glitches a lot but I hope they make another one like this, hopefully with less glitches in it. Thank You For Reading And Have A Nice Day!!!!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by WackoReviews If you love strategy, you will love X-com
I originally purchased X-com with two other games as a bundle intending to never play it. I finally gave the game a shot and I fell in love. The comical guns as well as the mind blowing strategy made this a instant favorite. The game is part turn based, part economy. After, each battle you have you are brought back to head quarters where you can purchase weapons and build facilities. However, you should probably be careful buying too much in the beginning can come back to bite you. As the details imply, the game is about a Alien invasion. Don't let the concept fool you they did far more than stellar with the concept. If you worried it would be cheesy, don't. If your in to using your brain, its a great game. Again the graphics aren't the best but, I believe they did the best with what they had. It makes up in game play, what it lacks in graphics. Next, their is a online portion of the game where you can actually play as aliens. This, is a very interesting part of the game. Lastly, if you look up footage your going to think its the most boring game in the world. You can only enjoy X-COM one way. Through actually playing it. Your not wasting your money when it comes to this game.
Rated 8 out of 10 by DingoDave Good, Challenging Game
This is a pretty challenging game and a must for fans of strategy games but this game won't be for everyone. It's really hard to lose one of your squadmates after you've built them up a couple of levels and know that one simple error or mis-step on your part can get them killed. I had a sniper with 4 missions and 7 kills under her belt and she bled out because I failed to bring an extra medikit and because she was only in half-cover. Half-cover is pointless because the aliens will hit you anyway and have amazing line of sight aiming. I like the variety of thing you are able to do at the base. You really have to manage your finances and realize that no matter what the decisions you make as far as what countries to help always has consequences.
Rated 10 out of 10 by TheLoneWolf A fresh game idea for consoles.
Excellent game for the PlayStation 3 library, it gives gamers, who weren't familiar with the original XCOM, a great chance to experience it. While graphics and sound may not be this game's selling point, the core of this game is its gameplay. This game has excellent gameplay, you will find yourself playing the game over and over. The game also does a great job in keeping you in your toes, thinking of new strategies and squad decisions; not to mention that the game continuously put you situations in which you have to make choices without a clear answer that carry various consequences for your actions. I will like to see more of this type of games in the PlayStation. Hopefully there is a polished sequel in the horizon. GREAT GAME 2K FIRAXIS!
Rated 9 out of 10 by twizteddiablo RTS and more!
I really enjoyed the demo and scooped this game up for $25 on Black Friday. I do not think the game values at $59.99 but still a good game to pick up if you can find it discounted or got the funds to kick around. If your a fan of turn-based RPGs and/or RTS games, than this game is for you. This gameplay reminds me of Valkyria Chronicles for the PS3, which I loved. The graphics can be a bit cartooney but I vow on gameplay over graphics anyday of the week. The game can be played very casually at the gamer's pace and not at the game's pace. Choices will be made in the game by you that will change the concept of the game so choose wisely. Again I highly recommend this game for turn-based RPG and/or RTS gamer fans. My PSN ID is: twizted_diablo
Rated 10 out of 10 by BarGod1219 21 Gun Salute!!!
As you know, this game is an update of and old classic. It is also very, VERY, addictive. I played for 8 hrs in my first session. An RTS with consequences. Manage a base, no problem. Do research, build stuff, buy things, keep panic down, sure. Almost forgot, now go battle aliens, while trying to keep your squad alive in turn based battles. Enough! If you have some free time on your hands feel free to play this one. If not, I personally suggest you leave it alone. You'd never know losing a low rank squad member would kind of hurt. Just wait until you get your top ranked, maxed out sniper killed, due to poor choices on your part. (I can still hear her scream.) It'll keep you up nights.
Rated 10 out of 10 by ThreeBlocksSouth Great strategy game.
Before I even begin, let it be known that I have never played any of the original XCOM games. To be honest, it was before my time. I grew up with games like Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics. This game does it for me. Managing my base, equipping my squad, keeping different countries/continents happy, making tough decisions, it's all great. The only complaint I have (that doesn't factor into my overall rating of the game at all) is that the voice acting of the main characters are really loud. That's just me being picky, though. If you like managing every aspect of your games, this is for you. I haven't put it down since I picked it up 4 days ago.