XCOM: Enemy Unknown for PlayStation 3
PS3

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Oct 9, 2012
8.51
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Developer: Firaxis Games
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

The game will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.  You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.

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16 Reviews
8.66
Will RobinsonOct 08, 2012
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a great game that is a refreshing change of pace from the constant barrage of first-person-shooters and third-person action games that seem to have plagued the industry for the last few years. Action/strategy games are rarely found on game consoles and XCOM: EU is a welcome addition.
Daniel BischoffOct 12, 2012
X-COM: Enemy Unknown feels like the revival of not just a brand, but a genre. If you told me six years ago that I'd be playing a full $60 turn-based strategy game, I probably would have zapped you with a plasma rifle. Anyone with even a passing interest in either the strategy or sci-fi genres should take a look, lest E.T. make you his bitch.
Adam BiessenerOct 05, 2012
Both of XCOM’s layers present life-or-death conundrums to which there is no right answer. No matter what you pick, something or someone is going to suffer for it. This kind of tension and terror rarely occurs within mainstream gaming, and almost never with this level of skill in the execution. Don’t let the “turn-based strategy” moniker scare you off; XCOM is a singular achievement that every gamer deserves to experience.

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