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  • Summary: This is almost the X-COM sequel that folks have been hoping for.
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  1. Jan 23, 2014
    10
    I remember how i found it game on CD in school (it was thrown or lost) 1st time i installed and played 1st time i was thinking what da crap is that))) But in 2nd time when I had nothing to do i suddenly realize - this is one of the best games i ever seen. And it's the best game i ever played in my life. Atmosphere, sound, world and all other bla bla bla Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2014
    10
    City managment, real time tactical group combat, a living cityscape where hostile organisations or those inflitrated by the alien menace can and will attack you. So raid them first. Send your ships to smash their properties! Research the alien tech you capture and use it for your organisation... Wow...I cannot believe how much this old game has to show modern games. Fancy graphics it may not have, but the depth of this game is absolutely remarkable. If only they remade this... sigh..

    As life, like games, are about the journey, not the destination. X-com apoc is an amazing journey. I got this back in 1997 and every 5 years or so I come back to it. I quit when I get near the end of the game because I have lost the motivation to continue now I know the journey is coming to an end. That is after countless hours of fun however. Just try it.
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  3. May 19, 2012
    9
    I never quite understood the animosity against X-com: Apocalypse. Yes there were flaws to the game. There were many an instance where I would think to myself that I should be the one who owns this damn city. Why don't I have access to Heavy Plasma? Wow. Psionics sucks hard now. A tacked on realtime mode to a turn based game? Really? Despite these issues, when you actually play the turn based game you know that it is good and it is x-com. The city is a city full of life fully destructible life from the cars to the buildings to the people. The starting gear is badass and does not all become completely obsolete as the game progresses like its predecessors. No longer are you restricted to begging and pandering factions for money. You can simply take it. Though none of the aliens compare with the terror of the Chrysalids, the uniqueness of the various monsters was on the whole more varied. For fans of the series, they do themselves a disservice to not play the game themselves. Collapse
  4. May 30, 2012
    9
    When I first played this game, I went straight for the turn based. I was upset that they were trying to make X-Com into a real time game but happy that they at least gave me a choice. That said, years later I tried the real time and it works surprisingly well. I'm not saying it's better than turn based, I just think it works well within the framework of this title, as it did later on in the UFO series (Aftermath, Aftershock, and Afterlight). Some of the graphical aspects of the new engine are slightly clunky but it might just take a little getting used to. Some people really didn't like this title but I thought it was great. The cutscenes were awful, but who plays X-Com for cutscenes, right? The story was really good and I really enjoyed the aspect of moving from a geoscape to a cityscape using factions of people and corporations instead of countries. It was like a version Sim City I'd actually want to play. I remember when this came out, people were upset that the multiplayer aspects had been scrapped. X-Com always works best as single player anyway, so it's not a huge issue. Absolutely loved this game and I highly recommend it. If you like this title, also check out the UFO series, which was built on an engine the creators of X-Com wrote. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2012
    8
    X-COM Apocalypse is often hated by fans of the series but I always had a lot of fun with it. It definitely feels incomplete in some areas but as a strategy game it has an interesting plot (though it requires reading between the lines) and the renown X-COM style. Instead of protecting the world, you'll be protecting the last city on Earth after humans have ravaged it themselves. Management of bases within the city is crucial, and so is loading out your elite squad of alien exterminators. The squad combat is definitely where the game shines, offering the chance for the traditional X-COM turn based strategy, or the option for new (for the time) real time combat. Either playstyle has its own strengths and weaknesses and its really interesting to see how they come into play It's definitely worth a try if you can pick it up cheaply, as most of the old classics are. Expand