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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
7.2 out of 10

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

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Overall 6
6.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

True achievements
13 February 2014
  • Conclusion: Overall, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a worthy addition to an impeccable franchise, and one that is at least deserving of your time if you are a fan of the series in any capacity.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

GamesRadar
24 October 2013
  • Excerpt: There's a point in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified when everything clicks, and you start to see the workings of an impressive, ambitious tactical shooter. It happens some four hours in, right as your squadmates randomly begin to receive superpowers.
  • Pros: Complex, rewarding gameplay, Appealing '60s aesthetic, Occasionally interesting plot twists
  • Cons: Permadeath system not fully thought out, Story totally falls apart, Poor script and voice acting
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Overall 5
4.5

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review

bit-tech.net
13 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Being a genre-switching game in a beloved series is a tough gig. 2012's first-person reboot of Syndicate bombed more than a B-52 crashing into a swimming pool, while other examples such as Halo Wars and Command and Conquer: Renegade fared equally poorly. The Bureau has it especially hard.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified PC review

pcgamesn.com
12 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Let’s not waste any time here: The Bureau is not an XCOM game. But don’t leave just yet! While The Bureau: XCOM Declassified may bear little resemblance to either last year’s Enemy Unknown or
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Overall 5
5.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Game Over Online
10 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I didn’t grow up playing XCOM. I played the hell out of the original game’s demo as a kid but the series didn’t get embedded into my soul the way it has for many old school PC gamers.
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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Hooked Gamers
2 September 2013
  • Conclusion: OK, so The Bureau is different to what XCOM fans would be used to, but does that make it a bad game? As a squad based shooter, The Bureau is reasonably good. The game is great to look at and although the story is somewhat bland, it does flow nicely.
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Bureau, The: XCOM Declassified

Cheat Happens
1 September 2013
  • Excerpt: There was a time, when it was first announced that The Bureau: XCOM Declassified was supposed to be the new XCOM experience. Then came Enemy Unkown; a stellar and unapologetically tough nod to games of the series past, and fans forgot about that other XCOM game.
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Overall 6
6.2

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified review

PCGamer Online
29 August 2013
  • Summary: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified feels confused and half-finished, a hollow but beautiful slog through XCOMs early years.
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Overall 5
4.5

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

ActionTrip
28 August 2013
  • Conclusion: All I got out of The Bureau was stress on the battlefield and boredom in the base. But I'm sure it might entertain some people, assuming they're smart enough to play it on a low difficulty. It turns out this game is only XCOM in name.
  • Pros: You can see some beautiful classic automobiles here and there and men wear hats in this game;
  • Cons: Combat is anything but fun, the rest of the experience is a dull, joyless affair (sounds rather like my last marriage - Ed. Vader)
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Overall 7
7.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review (PC)

Softpedia
27 August 2013
  • Conclusion: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified could have been a much better game, but the long development cycle and the changes in its core nature did not help the quality of the final product.
  • Pros: + Tactics-driven moments, + '60s style
  • Cons: - Wooden story, - Lacks elegance
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