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  • Summary: UFO: Aftermath is a 3D isometric, tactical strategy game a rich and compelling sci fi story. Combining global strategy with small squad tactical combat, the challenge offered is to fight against an alien invasion. Featuring run time generated tactical missions with innovative simultaneous combat action; the genre is also enhanced with strong RPG elements, offering a quite unique mix of strategic ideas. [Cenega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. An interesting mix of RTS, turn-based and straight strategic gameplay and varied mission designs. However, the turn-based/RTS system may seem a bit convoluted for some gamers who expect a more simplistic action-oriented approach to squad-based strategy.
  2. I will say this: those who love “X-Com” will like this game. Those who love strategy will like this game. But no one will ever love this game.
  3. A great squad based title that sparks enough nostalgia to pay homage, but strikes out in new territory to possibly restablish the original mismanaged franchise. UFO: Aftermath has some of the best combat and control systems seen in games of this type over the last year.
  4. 73
    UFO: Aftermath will give you about 15 hours of solid gameplay, at which stage you may choose to go again and take a different path to victory.
  5. Despite some bright spots, this isn't a fitting sequel to X-COM, and, on its own merits, it just isn't a good tactical combat simulator.
  6. They seem to have removed much of the delicate strategic balancing which made the original so much more than a squad-based tactical game, and many of the tactical elements which made it stand head and shoulders above resource-management games.
  7. Sadly, the promising squad-based interface is put to incredibly uninspiring use. Despite the impressive scope, this lacklustre playing experience offers little incentive to persevere and explore the strategic depth on offer. [Dec 2003, p.126]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 11 out of 28
  1. João
    May 22, 2005
    10
    Great game :) long live the good old times of X-COM:EU. Cheers!
  2. WiktorZ.
    Oct 13, 2003
    9
    Truth is, if sequel is made after so many yeatrs, it is not made got please die-hard fans of series (they will buy it anyway :( ), but new players who never tried it before. So, I assume it's best we can get out of X-com these days, where most games are made for lazy kiddos :(... I miss whole menagement thing (but hey, you can start game with base in Europe or Asia!, just check out game menu) and complex combat enviroment, but at least i can sit and watch earth sphere with terminator moving hours long again... Still loads better then Apocalypse (THAT was a mistake!) Expand
  3. Pier
    Nov 16, 2003
    8
    It recall me X-COM....but a lot more funny!!! very cool!!
  4. Quike
    Feb 13, 2004
    6
    I think the game is ok, but it should be great with more, development, I mean, more complexity, more administrations features, like money, base administration... and so. I have heard that some people are making a remake of the original UFO, something called project Xenocide. Expand
  5. Peter
    Oct 28, 2003
    2
    The game is full of bugs. Most people thought that it continues the X-COM theme. I and my friends, which had played old series, think that this game is the worst we saw. The basic questions is why. 1) there is now economy. You have no money. You don't needto take care of payment for soldiers, base and equipment keeping. This game makes me filling that they think that people living in now are so stupid that it is difficult to think economicly. 2) camera control isn't good enought, You can't zoom enought and see what you want. 3) You can't place your bases wher you want, you can't build them by yourself (also because (1) there is no economy as in "UFO: enemy unknow") 4) You can't manage what to build inside the bases. 5) You can't penetrate inside the buildings on the scenery 6)The interface isn't intuitive. It is hard to do anything by firt time. Changeing the weapons and equipment is very coarse 7)Controling the units is also strange. You can't rotate the soldier (for example if you want soldier to watch in specific direction) If you want soldier kneel always when he reach the target position you must firt plan it, there should be something like locking function. You can't grovel, too. 8) Saving the game is also difficult, there should be same short cut for save the game. 9)The graphic engine isn't so impressive. 10) The music don't keep the XCOM series climat. 11)The game isn't make me scare. 12)After some hours the game makes me bored. We don't understand peaple exciting that remake of XCOM, they may be forgot the oryginal series. So that's why we have rated UFO aftermath to 2. Expand
  6. DavidR
    Jul 24, 2004
    1
    What a turd. I was so looking forward to this too , i shelled out over £30.00 pounds for this heap of crap. It is so full of bugs it makes you wonder if the development team even played it , I have upgraded to v1.3 and it is even worse. The original games were superb a fine balance of action and strategy , this is a poorly watered down version of the original. AVOID this piece of sh.t! Expand
  7. Jok`RdeMo
    Oct 7, 2003
    0
    Well, if it would be stand alone game then it would be OK, maybe even good. But as it was proclaimed as follower of X-COM then only thing what I can say is - it SUCKS!!! Why? Because it looks like for children, because it looks like for console, because it is so simple... 1. You cannot plan your bases, 2. U cannot chose where your base will be (for example I want it to be in Europe), 3. There is only one floor. 4. Walls are unbreakable. 5. There is no scientists and manufacturers to hire. 6. You can abort mission whereever your crew is - they all will be saved (if they R alive). etc... (list goes on) So it was only marketing to say that this is follower of X-COM or Dreamland. Its Sucks - I better play Jagged Alliance 2 - at least you can get on the roof there... Expand

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