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Customer Review of the Week: X-Com


XCOM Enemy Unknown is a reboot of the classic PC game made by the Civilization creators with this reboot now the work of Fireaxis games, so how does it compare to the original classic? Let’s see.

The basic idea and story of XCOM Enemy Unknown is you are the commander of an elite paramilitary organization or XCOM for short and are humanity's hope and last line of defense against a new alien invasion and threat.

XCOM is a turned based strategy game at heart with insane difficulty levels if you are up for the challenge. When you first start you are given a mission to go and investigate a missing team of troops and this serves as the tutorial mission to get you used to basic game play; when you land the game teaches you the basics of moving around the map, the types of cover to use and how to use guns and strategy's to out flank the enemy and after a creepy battle with some aliens only one of your squad makes it back to base.

This is when you are thrust in to the world of XCOM and things are now in your hands and it’s a big task ahead of you. The campaign sees you going on missions to face alien threats, managing your base, managing budgets and pleasing your members of different countries.
Base management sees you building a base to house all your power needs, scientists, barracks and equipment building, this is done in a view of an ant nest style which adds to the scale of the base and presents your first challenge where to place stuff; do you sacrifice space and build a generator next to steam vents or place two labs side by side which will grant you a bonus. There are always choices to be made on how you run things, which piece of equipment will you upgrade, how much coverage you will place over each country to protect and how many aircraft will you send to fight UFO's.


Edited On 03 Jun, 2013

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 TruDarkAssassin's avatar
TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
go try this game guys its excellent could not cover most of what i wanted to say about it
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I would but I have too much to get through (Impulse buy is still a high possibility)
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
ever want a battle when you do , let me know
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
I already have this and I love the game
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
I still have this game in the dame shrink wrap from when I bought it in November! ARGH!
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
already pre ordered the new xcom hope it carry's on with the addictive game play this delivers
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 4 years ago
to many games to get through at the moment.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
The next X-com game is the FPS is it not?
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
THe new Xcom (the Bureau) is xcom only in spirit I believe. and IIRC, it's a Third Person Tactical Shooter.
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
no they re changed it to a third person view again , and you get more a straight view now instead of above type view
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iMerle iDixon 4 years ago
I've wanted this game for months but sadly I think it's going to be one of those I never get around to playing.
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J-D 4 years ago
last years game of the year.....
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Great review Kratos. Well done bud
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Awesome review! I keep wanting this but cannot be bothered with it haha
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
thanks LFC enjoyed your fuse review bit glad i did not jump in on that

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