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THE BUREAU XCOM DECLASSIFIED

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Overall 6
6.0

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

The Gamers Temple
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I remember when I got my first look at The Bureau: XCOM Declassified years ago. It was simply titled 'XCOM' back then, and was purely a third-person shooter. I thought it had some potential then, casting you in the role of an early 1960s FBI style agent trying to help fight back an alien invasion of a Cold War era, UFO obsessed America.
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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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Is It XCOM? No. Is It Great? Yes!

GameCritics.com
18 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Finishing only one investigation short of a perfect run!
  • 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 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 alternate 1960’s timeline.
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Review: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Microsoft Xbox 360)

Diehard GameFAN
15 September 2013
  • Summary: : To make a tired joke, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified probably should have been redacted, as it’s the sort of game that fails to be even as good as the sum of its parts, let alone better. It takes a neat concept (aliens attacking in the sixties), combines it with the gameplay and behind the scenes elements of Mass Effect 3 and the universe of XCOM , and mashes that together into a game that had the potential to prove everyone wrong and be outright awesome.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Bureau – XCOM Declassified – Review (360, PS3)

mature-gaming.com
7 September 2013
  • Excerpt: When I started The Bureau, I was terrified. Not because it’s in anyway a scary game, or even because the bulk of the game’s typography is in a font eerily similar to Comic Sans. No, The Bureau’s opening was horrifying to me as an XCOM fan simply because for the first hour, it’s not XCOM at all.
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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. However, taken out of the X:Com context, you have a competent shooter with some interesting abilities and orders, decent AI, and some varied locations and enemies.
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Overall 7
6.5

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

newgamernation.com
6 September 2013
  • Conclusion: In the end, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a mixed bag. One one hand, you have an interesting mix of an old sci-fi movie theme thrown in with an interesting main character. On the other, you have a weak story with repetitive scenery that challenges the player to pay attention while it displays the same graphics over and over again. It is a shame, because there was a lot of potential in this title, but ultimately, much of that potential went to waste.
  • 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 a 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 less brainy prospect then the strategy genre.
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