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  • Summary: The sequel to UFO: Aftermath - Global strategy and small scale tactical missions intertwined...The year is 2054. Fifty years ago, something terrible happened and the surface of Earth became uninhabitable. The remnants of humankind escaped to an immense flying island, the Laputa. However aThe sequel to UFO: Aftermath - Global strategy and small scale tactical missions intertwined...The year is 2054. Fifty years ago, something terrible happened and the surface of Earth became uninhabitable. The remnants of humankind escaped to an immense flying island, the Laputa. However a revolt against increasingly rigid and corrupt human leadership of the island escalated into a conflict that eventually destroyed it. The survivors of the survivors flee once again. Can they reclaim the Earth from the unknown forces now holding her in their grasp? The game features new amazing technologies and items to be researched and developed, new enemies and allies, resource and base management in the strategic game, and improved SAS and RPG systems in the tactical game. [Cenega Publishing] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Aftershock is a very difficult but fun strategy title that marries strategic and tactical portions which are both compelling and fully-developed, as well as an important RPG system, which also interconnects quite well with the other portions of the game.
  2. If nothing else, the combination of squad-based combat with a RTS title makes UFO: Aftershock worth picking up, but the game surpasses its gimmick with solid gameplay.
  3. PC Format
    78
    It's plagued by page after page of 'I don't daren't [sic] skip this' tutorial help, but there are rewards for those who persevere. [Dec 2005 p.89]
  4. At its core, the game is almost solid. Good graphics, fun combat sequences, and the slowly rewarding element of research and development have potential for a real winner. However, the game is just simply too long and repetitive for its own good.
  5. The graphics need to be overhauled, the missions need to be more diverse, and I would definitely like to see a deeper diplomatic side to the game. The bottom line, however, is that if you like strategy and micromanaging a lot, you should give this a try, but if you are easily bored, you'd probably want to pass on this title.
  6. UFO Aftershock is, in short - strategy gaming brilliance, spoilt by lacklustre interfaces and controls, and one truly terrible camera.
  7. While UFO: Aftershock improves on its predecessor in some ways, there's just far too much wrong with this copy of the classic X-COM alien-hunting strategy series to recommend it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. OllyC.
    Oct 31, 2005
    10
    Great game, very addictive, a great successor to the xcom series.
  2. RichardC.
    Apr 22, 2006
    10
    Great game very addictive but hard to get used to so controls but that is all preference.
  3. JS
    Oct 22, 2005
    9
    Finally a worthy succesor of the XCOM franchise, buy this game now if you love combat stratergy games.
  4. VictorVictor
    Jun 26, 2008
    9
    UFO: Aftershock is far better then Aftermath. XCom is something, UFO is something else. TBS, RPG and classical strategy in one single game. A UFO: Aftershock is far better then Aftermath. XCom is something, UFO is something else. TBS, RPG and classical strategy in one single game. A good 9 from me, not 10 because I know other games far better then this one. Anyway, it's not borring, very good graphics and a good game! Expand
  5. Jun 14, 2021
    8
    стратегия детства, которая смогла побороть мою не любовь к космическим стратегиямстратегия детства, которая смогла побороть мою не любовь к космическим стратегиям
  6. Muz
    Sep 25, 2007
    6
    Unlike UFO: Aftermath, Aftershock is a long way off X-Com style gameplay. The game concept is solid and it has one of the best storylines Unlike UFO: Aftermath, Aftershock is a long way off X-Com style gameplay. The game concept is solid and it has one of the best storylines I've ever seen. However, the game tends almost impossibly hard quite early on (before you get proper weapons) and in the late-mid game up to the point where I'd be happy that my soldiers even survived. In most other parts of the game, it simply got too easy and repetitive. The game has an excellent tactical concept, but many missions can be resolved without tactics. And worst of all, it tends to slow down badly if you have too many units on a mission and the base management can be frustrating late in the game. However, it's a great, fun game with an interesting storyline, worth a look if it's in the bargain bin or purchased as part of the trilogy. Expand
  7. RobE.
    May 19, 2007
    2
    Very sorry, loved X-COM in 1995, but copying it exactly in 2007 is not a good idea. Especially when you have everything you need in UFO: Very sorry, loved X-COM in 1995, but copying it exactly in 2007 is not a good idea. Especially when you have everything you need in UFO: Afterlight. Stay away from this. Bad graphics, terrible interface. Expand

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