Not bad, reminded me of Brothers in Arms series where ...
Dale C, Amazon
17 December 2014
Summary: Not bad, reminded me of Brothers in Arms series where you can give orders to your squad as well as play First Person. This got a bad rep as most folks expected more X-Com and not a FPS but the squad tactics are very good and the story is good. I could have done without all the walking around in the base.
Summary: Loved Mass Effect? Love even more XCOM? Well, this one is a mixture of those two games and it will deliver a good experience. It has a quite superficial story, featuring just a few side missions but it sure delivers a good time in the 20 hour you'll spend here. And if you are worried about how the storyline connects with the XCOM: Enemy Unknow, calm down, it doesn't! This game is a spin-off and non-related to its other strategic games counterparts.
Pretty much everything I wanted from the canceled XCom Alliance game that we never got.
Frederick C. Bell Jr., Amazon
7 January 2014
Summary: Pretty much everything I wanted from the canceled XCom Alliance game that we never got. Yes, it apes Mass Effect, in more than a few ways. It has the third person cover-based shooting and pause-and-command system of Mass Effect, along with the mechanic of storyline choice steering your experience. While it lacks the overwhelming scope of the Mass Effect games, it does offer a deeper tactical system than found in Bioware's games.
Summary: This is a great game series, I already own XCOM: Enemy Unknown and I bought this solely because I thought it came with Enemy Within. I didn't have the heart to rate it lower than 4 stars for my own stupidity, so just be aware it DOES NOT COME WITH ENEMY WITHIN. Overall, this is still a great game collection! You won't regret it unless you didn't clearly read it like me.
A fun game if a little extra challenging at times.
Richard Servello "Fury", Amazon
10 November 2013
Summary: Very cool mix of action and strategy. I wish the difficulty levels weren't so skewed tho. It basically goes from easiest, to easy, to insanely hard to impossible. A normal hard level would be appreciated. But gameplay is satisfying and graphics are top notch! Def recommended.
Rough Around the Edges, but a Fun Experience if You Know What You're Getting Into
Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 October 2013
Summary: The Bureau XCOM Declassified is a flawed game. Let me get this out of the way, I'm a person who likes the good news after the bad news. The animation in cut scenes can sometimes look as unnatural and buggy as a Walt Disney animatronic. The story practically starts to blow to pieces after about two thirds in. Most of the characters in the game are either generic redshirts, or TV Trope pages.
Summary: XCOM is a strategy game. Always has been. But here comes the Bureau and all of a sudden, you get to actually be on the team, lead the team, be in the 60's with makeshift sci-fi gear and fight a desperate battle for mankind's survival. Wow... so it's NOT your usual XCOM game. It IS set in the same universe and you do have quite a vast amount of tactical options in the field making this game quite an interesting hybrid. And honestly, a rather well executed one.