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Annihil88torr 10-08-2012 10:46 PM

X-Com Review Thread


brutal, fatal and exhilarating. The feeling of dread when you realise you are doing damage control against a complete unknown entity. The smack of shame when you lose a nation or a soldier. The sense of achievement when your guns are big enough to one shot some of the lesser aliens, or the mission where you get home without anyone going to the infirmary, will leave you giddy. If you like tactics or the original, you will not be disappointed. Enemy unknown shows that old school games still have the reach and punch in today’s hand-holding environment, if you can handle its niche. The best thinking game i have played in a long while.
opm uk 9/10

with every element of xcom’s complex yet utterly accessible systems – from meaningful combat tactics, to budget balancing, to life-or-death diplomatic decisions – feeding directly into every other aspect of the game, this is as compelling a world as any in recent memory. Enemy unknown is fast but thoughtful, mentally taxing but constantly exciting, and chaotic yet always balanced and welcoming. This really does do it all – and it does it very, very well
Eurogamer – 9/10
CVG – 9.2/10
Videogamer – 9/10
OXM – 9/10
Game Informer – 95/100
Destructoid – 9/10
NowGamer – 9/10
OPM – 9/10
Kotaku – ‘Yes’ – 92/100
Joystiq – 4.5/5
Strategy Informer – 9/10
Lazygamer – 9/10
Polygon – 8.5/10
Machinima – 9/10
The Average Gamer – ‘Great’
PC Gamer – 87/100
Gram.Pl – 9.5/10

Article reviews

Score- 9/10

Score 5/5

Score- "Should you play YES"

PC Gamer-

Score 8.2/10

Mopey 10-09-2012 01:42 PM

I speak for everyone when I say: Thanks for finding all those reviews!
But unfortunately, almost every (long) link is damaged. Typical Xbox360achievements-error: The middle of your links got cut with a few '...' (dots) ):

Annihil88torr 10-09-2012 11:54 PM

Sorry about that I re-did the thread to not include links but to include scores and a video's from various sites.

Huxy87 10-10-2012 09:00 AM

so excited :D:D:D:D:D

Mopey 10-10-2012 12:01 PM

Though, keeping the links would have been just fine with a different code. Let me show you:


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If it's not too hard to pull off, it'd be nice if you can put the links in again. I was about to read every review you posted, to be honest V: Now I lost track on which I read and which I didn't.

Annihil88torr 10-11-2012 06:13 AM

Gamestar (German)-,3005608.html
Score 85/100

GamersGlobal (German)-
Score 8.5/10

Mopey 10-11-2012 06:51 AM

Aww yeah, thank you very much my friend (:

deadpool316 10-11-2012 09:30 PM

the frist xcom game was the frist game i was addicted to. Been playing it on steam. If the demo anything to go off it should been ace

MabusScarab 10-11-2012 09:48 PM

I think the reviews are right on, but unfortunately I think a lot of people will try the demo and turn their nose up to this game. It's not a title for everyone, but for those who can enjoy a turn based strategy it's a really really good one.

Beowulf357 10-13-2012 06:28 PM

Best. Game. Ever.

AgentOrange330 10-13-2012 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by Beowulf357 (Post 5325976)
Best. Game. Ever.

Couldn't agree more...

Moryii 10-13-2012 08:32 PM

Seriously one of the greatest games I've ever played, was a little sk
eptical of the demo but took a chance, and it's one of the greatest 60 bucks I've ever spent.

EngagedMetal7 10-14-2012 02:04 AM

Fuck this game is so addictive, worst game to get straight before exams :(

jacobite 10-14-2012 12:22 PM

Nice review by IGN,

Great game but theres always room for improvement,
DLC or a new game underwater :) ....(I played alot of Terror from the Deep)
Bring it all on.

GamingEconomist 10-14-2012 01:53 PM (german) 10 out of 10

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