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 THE BUREAU XCOM DECLASSIFIED
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THE BUREAU XCOM DECLASSIFIED

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Overall 8
8.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Auracore MediaWorks
20 January 2014
  • Summary: Sorry boys and gals, there’s no Betrayal!!! to be found here.
  • Pros: Really interesting storyline; tight gameplay; wide variety of interesting abilities to use; a number of really intense sequences.
  • Cons: Allied AI needs to be micromanaged; graphical issues persist throughout; some character builds far too effective compared to others; would have made a better game in an original IP.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Hangar 6 R&D Review

Hardcore Shooter
16 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Not a bad expansion for its price if you already own the Bureau.
  • Pros: ○ Cheap ○ Lots of achievements ○ You don’t have to listen to Carter talk
  • Cons: ○ Story is underdeveloped ○ Rather short ○ Could have added more everything (weapons, abilities, enemies, etc.)
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Overall 6
6.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

EL33TONLINE
24 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is the final outcome of a game trapped in developer hell for several years, having gone through a few different studios and even a genre change. It has finally been released as a third-person tactical shooter set in a rebooted XCOM universe taking place along an...
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Is It XCOM? No. Is It Great? Yes!

GameCritics.com
10 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Trying to capitalize on a successful franchise is risky. Change too much, and the fans revolt. Don't change enough, and it's a cash-in. Creating a spin-off that shares the same brand but little else? That's a minefield.
  • Pros: Fantastic style and a great story with genuine surprises.
  • Cons: Brutal starting difficulty. The endgame has too many mobs.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review

PlayDevil
6 September 2013
  • Summary: With a fairly meagre eight-hour campaign, a ludicrous storyline and no multiplayer, " The Bureau: XCOM Declassified " is not exactly what I’d hoped for. It’s not brilliant value, doesn’t really fill you in on the universe or plot of the X:Com games, and generally left me somewhat unsatisfied.
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Overall 7
6.5

Flying Saucers, Aliens, and Mediocrity | The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review

New Gamer Nation
6 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified seems to be somewhat of an experiment. On one hand, this game is quite a bit different than other more traditional XCOM games since it is now a third person action / real time strategy hybrid.
  • Pros: RTS elements, Kitschy Sci-Fi Theme
  • Cons: Little Customization, Weak Story
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Overall 7
7.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Xbox 360 Review

Console Obsession
5 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The intention to assemble an XCOM action game was announced as far back as 2006 with an FPS game, simply called XCOM, set within the universe of the acclaimed strategy series. It was revealed to the world and met with ire by fans that didn’t want XCOM to be a part of a genre that is typically a far...
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Review: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Microsoft Xbox 360)

Diehard GameFAN
4 September 2013
  • Excerpt: When it was announced that 2K Games had acquired the XCOM franchise and was planning to release what amounted to a tactical first person shooter before anything else, to say that fans were livid is probably something of an understatement.
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Overall 7
7.3
Value for money 6
6.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 9
8.9
Sound 9
9.0

The Bureau XCOM Declassified

impulsegamer
1 September 2013
  • Excerpt: When it was initially announced as XCOM in 2010, The Bureau raised the ire of long time fans of the strategy series for daring to deviate from its tried and true formula and instead focusing, in its earliest forms at least, on researching and uncovering evidence of alien existence against a 1950’s...
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Overall 6
5.7

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Defunct Games
30 August 2013
  • Summary: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is not the first-person shooter we were promised three years ago. Instead we get a passable third-person shooter with ambitions to be Mass Effect. Unfortunately neither the gameplay nor the story deliver, leaving us with a messy game with a groan-inducing twist.
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