XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

2012
Strategy
XCOM: Enemy Unknown puts the player in control of an elite multinational paramilitary organization called XCOM tasked with defending Earth from aliens. The player commands troops in the field in a series of turn-based tactical missions; between missions, the player directs the research and development of new technologies from recovered alien technology and captured prisoners, expands XCOM's base of operations, manages XCOM's finances, and monitors and responds to alien activity. (wikipedia.org)
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

2012
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Rated 27 Jan 2018
10
98th
It's all about that moment, when the level of challenge lines up perfectly with your level of skill and preparation, and every decision becomes a matter of life and death... The game doesn't always find those moments, with its plethora of balancing issues, but when it does, it displays the full power of the emergent narrative.
Rated 27 Jan 2018
78
83rd
Why does a soldier with a shotgun only have a 12% chance of hitting a massive space mutant hiding behind a tiny Charlie Brown Christmas tree 3 feet away
Rated 04 Feb 2018
70
16th
Doesn't quite live up to the promise of the idea. The tactical aspect is cool except the chance of hitting can be a bit bad. I never finished because I got the PS3 version and by God the slowdown just became unbearable at times.
Rated 29 Jan 2018
5
50th
same as its sequel. good, even great gameplay. meaningless shite in all other respects.
Rated 28 Jan 2018
75
43rd
A good game that isn't quite what I wish it was. I enjoy the gameplay in battles quite a bit, but I'm not a big fan of the overarching strategy layer. Squad management is fine but I don't really like the seemingly massive impact of research decisions (which are really hard to evaluate in usefulness until you have already tried them) and the way the game makes you do a lot of "injure and capture" with its enemies. I know that adds some strategy to encounters but I don't enjoy it.
Rated 31 Jan 2018
78
45th
Straight up good game made nearly irrelevant by the sequel since every aspect was improved.
Rated 01 Oct 2018
80
59th
I was RIGHT IN THEIR FACE and I missed. Besides that this game is stressful and tactical in good ways, but since this series came back it has had a problem with hit detection. I was less bothered by it here than with its sequel.
Rated 10 Apr 2019
90
97th
loved creating my friends and reloading so they wouldnt die LOL cuz i'm a pussy. then creating my fav fictional characters and letting them die and playing the game properly once i understood its complexities better. love the combat style. and the base and upgrading stuff for the most part but often thats the detracting parts. oh and i love that you can play while eating
Rated 31 Aug 2022
40
10th
(Revised down after getting to the later BS levels) Takes too long to get to the action, there's tons of slowly moving forward looking for enemies. Then it's too easy to die suddenly after only a few shots. A better tack would've been to have a squad of characters with a story, that you discover as you go through the game, instead of constantly losing soldiers. The base management too is a neat idea, but ultimately quite tedious and poorly laid out. Shadowrun Dragonfall is this game done well.
Rated 17 Feb 2018
82
82nd
Take tactics style battles and mix in guns and aliens, and you have XCOM. Of course, this ignores the base building phase of the game. Brutally fun, and only better with the Endless War mod. I love naming the characters after people I know and watching them all die horrifically, alone in an alley behind a garbage bin.
Rated 13 Feb 2018
80
55th
A solid remake that for better or worse did away with the very large maps of the original.
Rated 13 Jun 2018
63
37th
Perfectly fine, but I keep thinking there should be more to it. Being able to quicksave in combat is really dumb.

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