UFO: Aftermath

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Customer notes

This game uses Capsule to play and does not require an activation key.

Description

UFO: Aftermath is a 3D isometric, tactical strategy game with a rich and compelling sci fi story.

Combining a global strategy with small squad tactical combat, the challenge offered is to fight against an alien invasion. Featuring run time generated tactical missions with innovative simultaneous combat action; the genre is also enhanced with strong RPG elements, offering a quite unique mix of strategic ideas.

RPG - Your soldiers will improve as they gain more experience. Their skills are derived from these statistics, and each point that you put into any one of these attributes will have a noticeable effect on that soldier’s skills. These attributes are: Strength, Agility, Dexterity, Willpower, Intelligence, and Perception

Strategy - You must manage your bases, interceptions, and squads. Territory is equal to power in the game - the more you control, the better your interceptor coverage. Also, the faster you research, the better things could be.

Tactics - Fighting on the ground against aliens and mutants for the control of territories. Once you control a territory, you can decide what type of base you want there: Research, Military, Manufacture or Biomass repulsion.

Combat - Unique combat system features all of the best elements of both turn-based and real-time combat systems. You give orders while the game is paused to avoid the frantic rush of a real time system. While in pause you can give your troops very detailed orders taking as much time as you like. Once you are finished you simply start the game and continue playing. Once the game is underway you can pause the game at any point to update or change your orders and the game will automatically pause when important events occur, so that you may modify your plans accordingly. This combat is combining the finely grained tactics of a turn-based game with the realism of a real time system.

Customer reviews

68

UFO

artropodo | Aug. 5, 2012 | See all artropodo's reviews »

Very similar to the XCom serie, personally the game don't kept me entertained for much time so i'm staying with xcom.

85

Good Old Game

Painmaker87 | July 31, 2012 | See all Painmaker87's reviews »

I enjoyed a lot this game, a must have if you like team management and TBS games and you don't despise outdated graphic.

80

Not for everyone

lok0812 | July 20, 2012 | See all lok0812's reviews »

UFO Aftermath, while not as finished looking as the later games in the series, and while not a rebirth of X-Com, was likely my favorite in the series for a couple of reasons.

First, this game has a great learning curve, it scales well for a single play though from "really easy" to "pretty hard". The AI can be pretty devious sometimes, especially on the outside urban maps.

Second, the world, while it doesn’t look the greatest, feels really good. There are a lot of pros to the game that make me feel X-Com like. The urban landscapes especially feel like cities where people once lived…. It has more of a theatrical feel then the later games in this respect. It’s been weeks and there’s still smoldering fires. Decaying bodies, and masses of flesh from where mutants came to life. Don’t get me wrong though, it is not overdone, it gives it a strong sense of “something happened”.

Third, whereas by the third game you had a whole lot of character development built into the story, in this installment it has a more traditional X-Com style random fairly nameless troop thin going on, and you develop the role play and attachment.

It might not be as polished as the later games, and it might not be as faithful to the core X-Com design as some other titles, but I would say this is one of my favorite games in the market niche.

77

You will understand why the human race lost.

acare84 | July 23, 2011 | See all acare84's reviews »

This is not a game for beginners. This is not a game for anyone who is new to the strategy/rpg genre. This is a game that will try to wholesale slaughter you on easy setting, during the first mission, and possibly even on the tutorial. This is UFO Aftermath.

Seldom have I encountered a strategy RPG that I found challenging, but UFO Aftermath is one of these rare few. With limited resources and personnel, the game really drives home a post-holocaust kind of world. At the same time, the gameplay is VERY balanced, both mechanically and in strategic battles. Experience Point acquisition freeform character development, a solid plot line, training between missions, intelligent AI, and numerous tactical approaches to your choice of turn based or real-time combat are just a few of the features this must-have boasts.

Any fan of the X-COM series will find a similarity between them, and this line. If you enjoyed X-COM, you'll also enjoy this. Base management is much simpler, and you do not get to design your bases or aircraft, but there are also no nasty upkeep fees like there were in X-COM. :-)

71

Reminds me

hotmando1 | July 20, 2011 | See all hotmando1's reviews »

This game is some ways reminds me of Half life 2. Of course not the game, plot, or anything. The aliens are very similar in a way that make s it remarkable. It's your typical rts that requires a degree of microing. Of course, you don't need to micro as much as you need in games like starcraft. Take it as a rts but with dnd gameplay. It's a little fast paced but a little slow at the same time. Slow can depend since you can pause. So take your time picking what your squad does, your success depends on it. This way, combat is pretty nice and easy on newbies. Sadly, the plot is not as great as the combat. It's a little average, but enough to play through the game. Visually speaking, it is average to say the least. It is certainly not up to today's standard of quality though. Also, rpg, levels, items, etc make the game immersion even better. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good strategic game that plays like dnd but rts at the same time.