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XCOM: Enemy Unknown
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Review (360, PC)

7 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Worlds are at war again in Firaxis’ XCOM Enemy Unknown, a slick reboot of the ‘90s DOS classic – which any fan will tell you didn’t need one. Invaded by an unidentified flying armada, the game focused on turn-based management as you battled an alien enemy, letting you lead humanity’s first line of...
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Overall 9

Expert Review

12 February 2013
  • Summary: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a strategy game on a scale unlike just about anything else out there. First, on the large scale, you are responsible for managing the resources for the defense of the entire planet Earth from an alien invasion.
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Overall 10

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

True achievements
14 December 2012
  • Conclusion: XCOM is quick to learn, the controls are pretty simple, and it's pretty easy to know what you're doing. But it will take a long, long time to master. The difficulty is punishing, but not impossible.
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Talking About Games
16 November 2012
  • Excerpt: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a near-future turn based strategy game which features a global force of elite military banded together to face an alien invasion. Published by 2K Games and developed by Firaxis, the eighteen year old franchise has been dormant for awhile but is now making its triumphant...
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Overall 9
Gameplay 10
Looks 9

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (X360) - Review

8 November 2012
  • Excerpt: 2012 has proven to be an excellent year for storytelling in video games. Mass Effect 3 and Assassin’s Creed III gave the stunning (though controversial) conclusions to epic series, Max Payne 3 and Halo 4 saw the return of gaming’s most beloved icons, and titles like Journey, Spec Ops: The Line and...
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Long Absent, a Little Different, but not Unknown

5 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Walls don't function properly in this universe.
  • Pros: The resurrection of a long-absent, fan favorite franchise.
  • Cons: Restarting after ten hours due to crushing poverty.
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Overall 9

X-Com: Enemy Unknown Review

2 November 2012
  • Summary: Intuitive, action packed and intelligent, " X-Com: Enemy Unknown " is both classic and modern, marrying the sensibilities of the original franchise with current design ideals. It manages to bring enough of the basics to the fore to make it accessible to a modern audience, while leaving enough to...
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

25 October 2012
  • Excerpt: My squad of roughnecks is better than anything those damn aliens can throw at us. Take cover and lay down..
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

23 October 2012
  • Conclusion: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a frustrating game to review, because there are a lot of very good, very smart design choices in it, but it's impossible not to compare it to its forefather. It's clearly a love letter to the franchise, but it's also one that hasn't been afraid to make changes.
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Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Microsoft Xbox 360)

Diehard GameFAN
19 October 2012
  • Excerpt: The XCOM franchise has been dormant for over a decade at this point, but its mark on the industry has been pretty apparent. Games that try to do what the series did pop up every now and again on the PC (and, occasionally, on handheld platforms), such as UFO: Aftermath and Laser Squad Nemesis on the...
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