The year is 1962 and the Cold War has the nation gripped by fear. A top-secret government unit called The Bureau begins investigating a series of mysterious attacks by an enemy more powerful than communism.Read full description
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 defend humanity. The Bureau’s mission is clear – survive, adapt and overcome the enemy threat to protect the citizens from the truth.
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Ever since i got this game, i heard bad things about it. Some are true, the game is buggy, and is not really a XCOM game. But what you get, is a spin on the XCOM series, and it is fun to play. The action is fun, the skill are cool to use. Don't expect what Xcom E.U. was. Just enjoy the game for what it is.
If you want to play a real xcom, play XCOM 1 or 2, this is a bit more call of duty style, but maybe you wil like it, it is enjoyable as well and it has a nice story
To be honest, I don't really like the 50's, or fedoras, or the x files, but i loved mass effect, and Xcom is certainly one of my all time favourite games(400 hours and counting) so i was really excited for this title. When i finally played it....well.... The overall story is a little better, then enemy unknown, I give it that, at times it is even smart. The supporting characters have more personality, and walking in the Xcom base is fun, and talking to the base personnel is something i rather enjoyed, despite the fact that my palm started to hurt from constant the fist bumping. The management part is somewhat familiar, but in the barest sense, and then, they deploy you, into combat. While it's never boring, to blast aliens, especially those bastards, who killed so many, of my beloved soldiers in the past game, here it is almost too easy. Sure, sometimes they got me, and i lost one man during the game, bit that's it. This game offered almost no challenge, compared to Enemy unknown. And the other thing...my filed team...couldn't care less about them. In the other game, my Squad by the end of the game was close to me, but these guys...I only remember that all of them were male...and wearing fedoras.
Third person combat that feels like it was copied from mass effect. However, the exception was that Mass Effect was actually fun. The Bureau seriously disappointed me in how it played. Not to mention, the story was extremely lacking. I didn't like the setting most of all. I wish it was in the regular xcom setting with the soldiers you see from the Xcom 1 games. Visually, it looks nice. Gameplay wise, it was dull. The ai was never intelligent enough to kill me on the highest difficulty level and the same goes for your "ally" ai. You had to simply do everything yourself.
This game is an quite good experience. It's a Third person shooter with decent gameplay mechanics that involves around ordering a squad of 2 around. Furthermore it involves shooting mechanics similar to that of mass effect which functions quite well. The gameplay is smooth and enjoyable. The grapichs are actually quite beautifull and very impressive when something big is happening. The texture are from average to good. The story is somewhat of the weak part of the game. It's a bit confusing and dosen't really go anywhere and leaves on a bit of a cliffhanger. Yet you can get more involved in both the story and the background story by running around, finding certain items or talk to certain people. The game is a bit short and left me wanting a bit more out of the gameplay but what i got i was happy for. I recommend this
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