DOS – 1994
|Alt names||X-COM 未知なる侵略者, X-Com: UFO Defense Collector’s Edition, X-COM: Terran Defense Force, X-COM: Michi Naru Shinryakusha, X-COM: Enemy Unknown, UFO: Enemy Unknown, UFO: Der unbekannte Gegner, Laser Squad 2|
|Dosbox support||Fully supported on current version|
|Theme||RPG Elements, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Turn-based|
|Perspective||Isometric, Bird’s-eye view|
|Released in||United States|
|Publisher||MicroProse Software, Inc.|
|Developer||Mythos Games Ltd.|
Description of X-COM: UFO Defense
X-Com combines elements of real-time strategy, 4X, turn-based tactical, and even some RPG to create something as fun and addictive as it is complex. In the not-to-distant-future of 1999, the paramilitary extra-governmental X-Com organization is all that stands between mankind and destruction. You are tasked with defending Earth from a massive alien invasion, from the first UFO reconnaissance to the waves of warships descending on the world’s major cities. You must build, improve, supply and manage bases across the world to protect funding nations from alien invaders. Shoot down UFOs with interceptors and send teams of mercs with your best equipment to eliminate threats on the ground. Have your scientists research alien technology to discover the secrets of the invaders while your engineers mass-produce the advanced war-machines necessary to stop the threat once and for all. X-Com has a lot going on, so it may take a while to get the hang of the interface, economics, and tactical strategy necessary to succeed. Expect to restart a few times while you feel your way around the game. Once you do, though, X-Com will prove to be an engrossing experience with lots of replayability.
Review By P. Alexander
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