XCOM: Enemy Unknown (NA)
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"...the campaign is full of tense moments that are sure to keep you coming back for more." - IGN.com
"A wonderful and worthy strategy game with a layer of campy charm that makes the stone-faced seriousness of the game's characters all the more endearing. It's also remarkably accessible, thanks to a great interface that feels comfortable whether you're using a keyboard and mouse or have a controller in your hand." - Gamespot.com
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Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth’s governments unite to form an elite paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team in a battle against a terrifying alien invasion by creating a fully operational base, researching alien technologies, planning combat missions, and controlling soldier movement in battle.
Worldwide Threat: Combat spans the globe as the XCOM team engages in over 70 unique missions, interacting and negotiating with governments around the world.
Strategic Base: Recruit, customize and grow unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and intercept the alien threat as you build and expand your XCOM headquarters.
Strategy Evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with incredible action sequences and on-the-ground combat.
Tactical Combat: Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Skyranger.
X-Com is pretty greatFanaticmoron | May 14, 2013 | See all Fanaticmoron's reviews »
If you feel intimidated at all by this game don't worry. First off let me just say I have't had much experience with games of this genre and I have never played the venerated original X-Com game. However, the game did a great job easing me into the game and allowing me to learn my own tactics and squad compositions without holding my hand. That being said, the gentle learning curve of this game doesn't mean it isn't challenging; in fact it can be pretty unforgiving later in the game. There's a great sense of accomplishment beating challenging levels though and especially if you can save all your men or most of the civilians in an area.
Decent Game but Overratedrslancer | May 13, 2013 | See all rslancer's reviews »
I'm new to the franchise so I'm not going to compare it to its predecessors but this game really isn't as great as other people make it out to be. Its a decent squad based turn based strategy game but it really is oversimplified like many other reviewers out there have mentioned. You have different classes of soldiers (healers, assaults, sniper) which is cool. I thought they implemented this pretty well. All of them serve a fairly unique role other than the heavy which I ended up pretty much never really fully utilizing because the game penalizes you for using heavy weaponry to kill which blows things up.
The real problem is that the missions are all too similar. I think they are patching it up to introduce more varieties of missions because on my second play through I encountered a mission that I didn't my entire playthrough first time around. The problem still persists though in that the enemies are not very dynamic, the mission is nearly always you go out and find the enemies but they never come to get you. Another problem is like I said while there are a variety of missions most of it boils down to simply you exterminating aliens. I really think they could have implemented other kinds ( for example get from point A to B, recover artifact, defend this point, blow up this area). They could have done so much more if they really put in the effort which unfortunately they didn't.
The graphics are great and the gameplay is pretty smooth though.
The true game of the year!BazookaSamurai | May 10, 2013 | See all BazookaSamurai's reviews »
Challenging, rewarding, beautiful, addictive. These are a few words that come to mind when I look back at my playthroughs of XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
This game is truly a work of art, each play-though is unique and makes sure that everytime you boot up the game, something unexpected happens. The combat is fluid, thought provoking and brutal.
This is a near perfect game that deserves to be on everyone's Hard Drives. Purchase XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Save the World, Save Yourself.
Get It Right Nowronburgundy | May 5, 2013 | See all ronburgundy's reviews »
This game has extreme depth. It has a super strategic combat mode, with an amazing sim overlay to the entire game. Each choice will drastically influence your gameplay, which of course would lead to much replay value. Most missions are based on your choice, your army based on your choice, your experience is completely in your hands. This game deserves every penny you can pay for it and lives up to its years of hype. Do yourself a favor and get this game because it will provide you with hours of entertainment, and a great attachment to your characters. The critic reviews were bang on for the most part with this game, and it is deserves its' praise.
Quite swagMoisturization | May 2, 2013 | See all Moisturization's reviews »
This game will have you having fun and whatnot. With terrific gameplay, blue graphics, and the love/hate relationship that this game gives you, it is super-duper YOLO. The easy to get into TBS gameplay makes the game fun and intense. The base building elements are also quite good, making you have to make decisions about what you should do with your money and resources; MY opinion is that you should spend your money on this game! Another part of the game that is good is that guy who wears the turtleneck, he is really cool, and the German lady too, the bald guy's 'aight.