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X-COM: UFO Defense

Strategy, Turn-based strategy (TBS), Tactical

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2K Games, Mythos Games, MicroProse Software, Inc., Mediaquest

September 4, 2008, December 31, 1994, June 30, 1994, March 1, 1994, December 31, 1998, October 25, 1995, November 1, 1995, July 31, 1997

PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation, DOS, Amiga, Amiga CD32



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Requires Patience: The game’s pacing might be slow for those who prefer fast-paced Strategy games.

High Difficulty: The steep difficulty curve in X-COM: UFO Defense can be daunting for new players.

Bugs and Glitches: Some players have reported bugs that can disrupt the X-COM: UFO Defense experience.

Why To Avoid

High Replay Value: X-COM: UFO Defense offers numerous reasons to replay, thanks to its Strategy elements.

Innovative Mechanics: X-COM: UFO Defense introduces new and innovative mechanics in the Strategy genre.

Community Driven: The game has a strong community, which enhances the multiplayer experience.

Why To Play

You are in control of X-COM: an organization formed by the world's governments to fight the ever-increasing alien menace.

Shooting down UFOs is just the beginning: you must then lead a squad of heavily-armed soldiers across different terrains as they investigate the UFO crash site. Tackle the aliens with automatic rifles, rocket launchers, and even tanks in the struggle to retrieve useful technology, weapons or life forms.

Successful ground assault missions will allow X-COM scientists to analyze alien items. Each new breakthrough brings you a little closer to understanding the technology and culture of the alien races. Once you have sufficient research data on the UFO's superior weapons and crafts, you'll be able to manufacture weapons of equal capability.

You must make every crucial decision as you combat the powerful alien forces. But you'll also need to watch the world political situation: governments may be forced into secret pacts with the aliens and then begin to reduce X-COM funding.



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