Oct 17, 2012First off, this is really not an X-Com game and if you go in looking at it as a new IP then you will be a lot better off. The game is heavily streamlined/dumbed-down from its origins and rather than a turn-based strategy game like the original X-Com games, you are buying a turn-based ACTION game, like a turn-based Gears of War. You are limited to 4 squad members to start, you cannot buildFirst off, this is really not an X-Com game and if you go in looking at it as a new IP then you will be a lot better off. The game is heavily streamlined/dumbed-down from its origins and rather than a turn-based strategy game like the original X-Com games, you are buying a turn-based ACTION game, like a turn-based Gears of War. You are limited to 4 squad members to start, you cannot build or manage new bases, the maps are pre-done rather than random (and can repeat through a game), and virtually all of the strategic portions of the original X-Com have been deleted. I suspect this was done to "attract the CoD/GeoW audience" but it just makes the unsuitable for any true strategy gamer and its slow pace will certainly keep away the FPS fans. Now this is not specifically a "bad" game, and if you are the type of gamer who thought "wouldn't it be cool to command a Gears of War squadron (dressed in Mass Effect armor) in a turn-based game but without all those unnecessary strategic elements, new base building, and micro-managing" then this is the game for you. X-Com EU has loses the overall strategic gameplay, and is all turn-based action with Mass Effect armor and guns. Not for me, but who knows, there might be an big undiscovered market for this game type.… Expand
Aug 18, 2016This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First of all let me state that this is a totally objective review of this "GAME" if you even can call it that.
If you are starting this game, thinking "sweet, another xcom game" you will have a bad time.
Let me tell you this is NOT a XCOM game. This is only a cash grab piece of software raping the original franchise.
I played this game for 5 minutes and couldnt keep playing because i couldnt stop vomiting over my hands and controller and the blood in my eyes also irritated me.
This POS software is a discrace for humanity and should be teleported back into 1940 into the chambers with all developing partners involved.
This is a dumbed down game and ironically it gets advertised as an turn-based strategy game.
This is a Kids software, let me tell you this.
I dont even want to waste my time and list all things wrong with this cashgrab, it should be burned like the books in turkey atm.
Sid Meier, Jeff Briggs and Brian Reynolds should be beheaded infront of the Ulus Square in Ankara on an Scaffold for the Masses and everbody at home watching on Al Jazeera applauding.… Expand
Awards & Rankings
Official PlayStation Magazine BeneluxNov 12, 2012With losing the United States, we also lost our biggest source of incoming funds. And no funding equals no means to combat the enemy. XCOM is all about long term planning, which we found out the hard way. [November 2012, p.58]
PSM3 Magazine UKOct 23, 2012XCOM has more meaningful decisions and consequences than Mass Effect and more scares than Resident Evil. Turn-based strategy games are cool again. [Dec 2012, p.98]