Summary: This game is easily one of the most annoying yet most rewarding games I have ever played. Overall it is good enough that after I borrowed it from a friend, I bought him a copy and shipped it to him so I could keep playing it in the future. It is like a game of chess, with a save function thank goodness. You will lose troops permanently which makes each battle a careful and cautious undertaking.
Summary: Its an excellent game. I was surprised how much I am enjoying it. The graphics are a bit behind for a recent game, dull in many ways, but it works well and operates easily. Its a bit short too on evolving story. Its a good exciting game. I would like to see more story, an idea of the politics going on and some more people stuff. The characters have no character. Games like Mass effect are doing it well.
Summary: Overall I give this gave a 4/5 score. "XCOM: Enemy Unknown" is a turn based game where you are fighting off an invading alien force. There are multiple variables the player must balance; prioritizing technology upgrades, base construction, and troop development are some of these variables that impact the overall success. There are different levels of difficulty available giving the user the option to save constantly.
Summary: This is a great game for when it came out, but since release Enemy Within has come out. It's an identical game with a lot more features and the story is deeper. There are also more side missions and less repeativeness in the abduction missions. Great game but feels dated now.
Summary: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now regularly available under $20 and it is well worth the price. I have invested countless hours in the original and I was reluctant to pick this game up because I didn't see how it could compare to the original. None of the sequels did. But 2K did a great job with it. It looks cartoonish but it also looks great.
A great game robbed of perfection by some obnoxious bugs. 4.5 out of 5
7 July 2013
Summary: I really like this game. Graphics are pretty good, sounds are decent, and the combat music soundtrack is great. Gameplay-wise, the tactical combat is very thought-provoking. You really have to pay attention and make smart choices to win. In games like Starcraft or Command and Conquer, you can make all the soldiers you want - if they die, big deal.
A good game and a must-play for any strategy fans.
31 May 2013
Summary: I bought X-COM: EU because I love strategy games and heard good things about it. It definitely delivered. In-depth RPG elements on top of human vs. alien strategy warfare was great. Haven't played a game like it and I was thrilled. Wouldn't consider it a buy-on-release game but definitely something you should pick up and play later down the road like I did.
A taxing, rewarding, stressful, satisfying, punishing and soothing rollercoaster
An Android Fan, Amazon
11 May 2013
Summary: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a bit of a contradiction of a game. Not only is it vastly different than the common games of this current generation, but I stand by my title for this review because it will evoke a vast range of emotions from start to finish. Make no mistake, if you choose to play XCOM:Enemy Unknown the game will not - I repeat, NOT - make things easy on you, nor will it offer much in terms of showing where you went wrong.
Summary: When I first ordered this game, I wasn't expecting too much from it. It was on sale on Amazon for 30 bucks and I had been hearing good things about it so I picked it up. This was easily one of the best spontaneous video game purchases I've made. The game is essentially a turn based strategy game with a resource management strategy game built around it. It's almost like two games in one.