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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

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Overall 8
7.5

Review: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified redacts franchise staples while remaining familiar

GameZone
31 August 2013
  • Excerpt: When we think of the 1960s we think of the Cold War, communism, racism, sexism, the space race, and wide-scale alien invasion. But when humanity is put to blaster point, suddenly those other unfavorable themes don’t seem quite as important. It’s us vs. them. It’s not a far change for an American organization designed to defend their home soil from the soviets to be transformed into an organization designed to defend against extraterrestrial invaders attacking US home...
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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. The narrative is not engaging, and there’s no reason to care about any of the characters, which is a shame given how closely I was connected to the soldiers I was able to recruit in XCOM: Enemy Unknown and how affected I was when they were in danger.
  • Pros: + Tactics-driven moments, + '60s style
  • Cons: - Wooden story, - Lacks elegance
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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. The narrative is not engaging, and there’s no reason to care about any of the characters, which is a shame given how closely I was connected to the soldiers I was able to recruit in XCOM: Enemy Unknown and how affected I was when they were in danger.
  • Pros: + Tactics-driven moments, + '60s style
  • Cons: - Wooden story, - Lacks elegance
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 8
7.6
Sound 8
7.6
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 8
8.4

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review

Cheat Code Central
20 August 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Game Review: The Bureau – XCOM Declassified [PC/PS3/Xbox 360]

push-start.co.uk
31 August 2013
  • Excerpt: For those that might not be aware, The Bureau follows the story of Agent “William Carter”, who is recruited by Dr. Faulke into a secretive bureau that was established to deal with a major scale Soviet attack on American Soil. However, once the threat appears to be extraterrestrial, XCOM is found by Dr.
  • Pros: - Intelligent Squad Mechanics
  • Cons: - Wasted Twists
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Overall 9
8.5

Loving the Alien

Gameswelt
15 June 2014
  • Summary: Wer vermutet hat, dass der Ableger der legendären Strategieserie zu einer Ballerorgie verkommt, der sieht sich spätestens nach der ersten größeren Mission getäuscht. The Bureau ist ein Actionspiel mit deutlich taktischer Prägung und in dem es auf gezielte Positionierung und den geschickten Einsatz der Fähigkeiten von Carter und seinen Teammitgliedern ankommt.
  • Pros: abwechslungsreiche Umgebungen, taktisch sehr fordernd, umfangreiches Waffenarsenal, originelle Kräfte, viele gute Dialoge, interessante Geschichte mit einigen Überraschungen, viele Hintergrundinformationen und Atmosphäreschnippsel, weitgehend lineare, aber interessant gestaltete Level, spannende Gefechte, abwechslungsreiche Gegner, Teammitglieder anpassbar, viele taktische und spielerische Optionen
  • Cons: Schatten wenig ansehnlich, paar unschöne Schnitte zwischen Spiel und Zwischensequenz, gelegentliches Ruckeln, Texturfehler/-flackern, sporadische Clipping-Fehler, nicht immer lippensynchron, KI der Teammitglieder mit Aussetzern, etwas gewöhnungsbedürftige Steuerung
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Overall 8
7.8

Arvostelussa The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

IGN
20 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Räiskintäpelinä taipaleensa aloittanut The Bureau: XCOM Declassified saapuu lopulta kauppapaikkoihin taktisena tiimipohjaisena toimintana. 2K Marinin uudistettu suuntaus on tervetullut muutos ja likempänä klassisen pelisarjan alkuperäisiä mestariteoksia, joita myös Firaxis kunnioitti taannoisella XCOM: Enemy Unknown -käynnistyksellä. Aivan kaikkia räiskinnällisiä elementtejä studio ei ole kuitenkaan ennättänyt kitkeä omasta pelistään pois.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

MeriStation
19 September 2013
  • Summary: Teniendo en cuenta todo lo comentado, el resultado final es un juego hecho con oficio, profesionalidad y buen hacer de un estudio como 2K Marin que quizás podría hacer más si no tuviera que hacer encargos tan complicadas. A lo largo de este texto hemos dibujado varios ejemplos comparando situaciones con el X-COM original y explicando los motivos por los que no funcionan al mismo nivel.
  • Pros: Buen estilo visual y caracterización de los 60., La campaña introduce progresivamente nuevos retos., La historia tiene su mérito y unas cuantas sorpresas., Gran luz ambiental y buena ambientación en general., A veces, el híbrido entre acción y táctica funciona.
  • Cons: Otras veces, ese híbrido se queda a medias entre los dos mundos., Demasiado pocas misiones entre obligatorias y opcionales., Diseño demasiado lineal y predecible de escenarios., Falta de contundencia y variedad en cuanto a armamento., Ciertas lagunas y faltas de desarrollo narrativo.
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Overall 7
7.0

Análise: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Baixaki Jogos
5 September 2013
  • Summary: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified é um game que passou por muitos problemas durante sua fase de pré-produção, sendo que ele até foi cotado anteriormente como sendo um FPS. Questões de desenvolvimento à parte, a 2K Games investiu bastante na divulgação do título antes de seu lançamento, liberando semanalmente material em vídeo e imagens muito empolgantes do que estaria por vir.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

gamemag.ru
3 September 2013
  • Summary: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified — очень неровная игра, которая начинает приносить удовольствие только по прошествии пары-тройки вступительных миссий. Сюжет и художественное исполнение хоть и оставляют привкус вторичности — со своей задачей справляются великолепно, особенно ближе к странной развязке с философскими разговорами о жизни или смерти и пограничными переживаниями.
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