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  • Summary: Microprose has abandoned the suspenseful, tactical combat inherent in the previous installments of the "X-COM" series in favor of a pure, straightforward arcade action format with more than 30 levels of non-stop shooting from a third-person perspective.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. The levels are short and there are lots of them (about 40 total, not counting bonus levels), the weapons are varied as are the aliens, the locales are well-drawn and fun, and the screen is almost continually packed with stuff dying. What more could you want in escapist arcade entertainment?
  2. 80
    While the game does have its sophisticated side, it's pretty much nonstop action. There are a few games on my hard drive that are perfect for when I've only got fifteen minutes to kill and Enforcer is right at the top of the list.
  3. Despite a few small design quirks, this is one release I found I just could not stop playing from the moment it was installed on my hard drive. I heartily recommend it to all of you who want an adrenaline rush of the highest order.
  4. What it lacks in variety, it tries to make up in quantity. Speaking of quantity, I've already mentioned that you'll meet gazillions of enemies along the way.
  5. It's as mindless of a shooter as they come, and you can't help but be disappointed at the thought of this, in light of the series' roots as a mentally stimulating strategy game.
  6. This might be a good example of what some teenager could do with the Unreal engine, a Commodore 64 and 2 sticks of chewing gum, but it's a poor example of a good game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. YervantB
    Jan 12, 2010
    A thousand words cant explain the fun I have had the 6 times I have beaten this game. Although the game doesn't really compete with todays standards, back when it came out, it was hard to quit. Any game that makes me want to go back in time deserves a 10. Collapse
  2. VinceF.
    Aug 9, 2003
    Good game
  3. VegitarianZombie
    Jan 29, 2010
    Different from other X-Com games, so if you dont like it, still try the other ones. Although probably not worth the price when it came out, now that you can buy it on steam for less than 5 bucks or part of the entire package for 15 (actually as I right this there is a special for only 2$) it is definatly worth it. Expand
  4. GordonS
    Sep 7, 2008
    Mindless fun but certainly tarnish on the X-Com name. Pretty random (ex. Collect letters to spell BONUS ala Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, and dive into a boxing ring with two muton while data points spring from no where like a fountain) Reminded me of Doom - kill bad guys, get through level, receive mission score, rinse and repeat. Went into it not expecting much and was not disappointed. Expand

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