Summary: There is allot I liked and didn't like with this game. While the visuals were an improvement on the previous 2 titles, it also made the game feel a bit more cartoony. The first two XCOM games were dark and always had a sense foreboding danger on every map. Here everything is bright and colorful. But, for what it is, I still though it was OK. I preferred the old style, but it was OK.
Summary: City managment, real time tactical group combat, a living cityscape where hostile organisations or those inflitrated by the alien menace can and will attack you. So raid them first. Send your ships to smash their properties! Research the alien tech you capture and use it for your organisation... Wow...I cannot believe how much this old game has to show modern games. Fancy graphics it may not have, but the depth of this game is absolutely remarkable.
Summary: I remember how i found it game on CD in school (it was thrown or lost) 1st time i installed and played 1st time i was thinking what da crap is that))) But in 2nd time when I had nothing to do i suddenly realize - this is one of the best games i ever seen. And it's the best game i ever played in my life.
Summary: When I first played this game, I went straight for the turn based. I was upset that they were trying to make X-Com into a real time game but happy that they at least gave me a choice. That said, years later I tried the real time and it works surprisingly well. I'm not saying it's better than turn based, I just think it works well within the framework of this title, as it did later on in the UFO series (Aftermath, Aftershock, and Afterlight).
Summary: I never quite understood the animosity against X-com: Apocalypse. Yes there were flaws to the game. There were many an instance where I would think to myself that I should be the one who owns this damn city. Why don't I have access to Heavy Plasma? Wow. Psionics sucks hard now. A tacked on realtime mode to a turn based game? Really? Despite these issues, when you actually play the turn based game you know that it is good and it is x-com.
Summary: X-COM Apocalypse is often hated by fans of the series but I always had a lot of fun with it. It definitely feels incomplete in some areas but as a strategy game it has an interesting plot (though it requires reading between the lines) and the renown X-COM style. Instead of protecting the world, you'll be protecting the last city on Earth after humans have ravaged it themselves.
Excerpt: "The original game in the Xcom series, known as UFO: Enemy Unknown, is a brilliant mix of turn-based tactical combat and real-time micromanagement, requiring you to command an organisation dedicated to fighting off a full-scale alien invasion by reasaerching and manufacturing new weapons and technologies, building facilities and shooting down UFOs before engaging in tacticalcombat with the occupants of the downed alien ships. Its sequel, XCOM: Terror ...
Pros: inventive, nice presentatton, some original concepts, varied
Cons: Not as well implemented as it could be, ground - based combat is lacking
Excerpt: "...major city. The major change for X-COM: Apocalypse is the addition of realtime ground combat, although for the purists out there the original turn based system is available. Although the basic concept of the game is identical to the previous two, the whole user interface and graphics have been completely reworked. The cityscape available to view in top down "information view" and a 3-D isometric view which although pretty and good to watch arial ...
Pros: Probably my favourite strategy style game . . . ever
Excerpt: "XCOM: Apocalypse is a must for anybody who has played any of the others in the XCOM seris. This game takes place in a city where you are the leader of XCOM and your job is to ceep the alien menace under control. The way you go about this is up to you but be warned if the aliens get in too much companies will side with them and attack you. The whole interface has been redifined in this version as you only have to look after one city, it may not sound ...
Excerpt: "X-Com: Apocalypse™ - Not a game to forget about and miss! An ABSOLUTE MUST get! This is one game from the "X-Com" series and is the best one of the lot, even though it is not the latest of them all! One game for strategy lovers! This game will keep you going and going for years! It has with me! It is one of my best-ever birthday presents! X-Com: Apocalypse™, otherwise known as "X-Com 3" is a superb strategy game which requires a lot of patience ...
Pros: It is such an addictive game and will lasts you for years !