Good fun, but pales in comparison to the original game.
Jon N., Amazon
15 August 2013
Summary: I was, like many gamers, a huge fan of the original X-Com series. Even now, almost 20 years later, I still believe the original X-Com: UFO Defense was one of the four or five greatest PC strategy games that I've ever played. The original was THAT GOOD; it totally blew my mind and had me cutting classes in college so I could run back to the dorm and play a few more turns (luckily, my GPA didn't suffer).
Summary: I bought this game used from Amazon Warehouse. It arrived very quick and looked fine. I don't know if it's the same with every game or I just got unlucky but it freezes a lot and I have to eject the disc and lose all my unsaved gameplay. It really is a great game apart from that though.
Summary: I played X-com for along years with the old pc version, actually I'm still playing that version. This new version have better graphics and the "short cinematic", made a cool dynamic environment. If you played the old version before don't expect much from this one, If you not played before I recommend you play the old one.
Summary: Interesting turn based strategy game. Different from all the other console games that I have played. I have played similar strategy games on PC (commandos, civilization, age of empires) and this would probably rank as 4th.
It's all right, cool at times, frustrating at times, but about as strategic as roulette.
Eric Felice, Amazon
12 December 2012
Summary: I was really hoping this would be a tactical strategic combat game along the lines of Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars (which I believe was made by the creator of XCOM). For better or worse however, it's a dice rolling game. You put your squad into position, try to trigger the enemy to spawn and come after you, and pray the random number generator works in your favor.
Summary: XCOM doesn't hide the fact that it's a remake of an old PC game. With regards to certain topics, it should consider doing so. PROS: -Distinct soldier classes allow for a wide variety of strategies. -The support class can hold its own against enemies, unlike most support-type characters in RPGs. -The strategy game is easy to pick up, but hard to master, even for an experienced resource-manager from the glory days of RTS's.
Summary: For the most part this game is great. It's a team combat and base management game that uses a turn based system and offers the ability to save whenever you want. That in my opinions makes it unique in a world of cookie cutter real time video games and their fixed save points. The graphics are crisp and colorful.
Summary: I was a big fan of the original XCOM games and played through most so when this game was announced I was excited to play it. I must say that they did a great job of keeping the feel of the original game, while throwing in some nice animated sequences to make it look cool. That being said, I am overall disappointed with the lack of 'finish' they put on a title this far into the PS3's (or XBOX) life.
Summary: Great game and fantastic combat but it is very buggy. There are lots of audio and frame rate issues. But overall it is a great game and should be played by anyone that like turn based strategy games.