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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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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5