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The Bureau: Xcom Declassified
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The Bureau: Xcom Declassified

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Overall 7
7.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

High-Def Digest
27 December 2013
  • Summary: 'The Bureau: XCOM Declassified' may have had a troubled development cycle but the changes that were made for its ultimate release were well thought out and provided for a mostly enjoyable experience.
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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

Worthy of XCOMmunication

Destructoid
28 September 2013
  • Summary: Has some high points, but they soon gives way to glaring faults. Not the worst game, but is difficult to recommend. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0
Addiction 6
6.0

A New Kind Of XCOM Emerges

GIN
16 September 2013
  • Excerpt: So it looks like the original plan for 2K’s rebirth of the XCOM franchise has finally been released. You all know my stance on 2K Marin’s XCOM. When it was first announced, it would be a first person shooter set in the 1950s with a unique, if not cartoon-like art style.
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Overall 7
7.0

A Slightly Musty Odor

TotalPlayStation.com
12 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The Bureau is a bit of a step back for the XCOM franchise. The game lacks the identity of its Firaxis cousin and feel way too much like an uninspired derivative of other games. A fractured development history clearly left its mark.
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Overall 6
5.8

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

GameTrailers
9 September 2013
  • Excerpt: They could be anywhere, anyone, hidden among your friends or neighbors. We aren’t talking about communists, or even aliens, we’re talking about strategy games. The Bureau has been reborn from a straight-tie 50’s first-person shooter, to a hybrid cover-shooter in tactical clothing.
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Overall 7
6.5

PS3 Review - 'The Bureau: XCOM Declassified'

WorthPlaying
4 September 2013
  • Summary: Set in 1962 at the height of the Cold War, The Bureau tells the origin story of the clandestine XCOM organisation’s first encounter with a mysterious and devastating enemy.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Strategy Informer
1 September 2013
  • Conclusion: In terms of length the campaign with all the side-missions done clocks in at around 12-14 hours, depending on how much you explore or how well you do. While not game of the year or anything and containing many features found in other games, along with a plot that utterly fails to sensibly connect to...
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PS3 Review: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Video Games Reloaded
31 August 2013
  • Summary: While it may not set the gaming world on fire, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a serviceable shooter with a good tactical gameplay element. It may not please fans of XCOM and it lacks co-op which would have been a great addition, but it’s fun from start to finish and well worth a look.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review (PS3)

PlayStation LifeStyle
26 August 2013
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