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GF Rating
8.0

2400 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fun...not beautiful

posted by straytedge (BRANDON, FL) Nov 3, 2012

Member since Sep 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

build your lab/armor/weapons with pieces that you pick up during combat. The game is slow paced but fun. It's one of those "just one more turn" games. Haven't played online.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A new look at an old favorite

posted by MatrimFTW (BROOMFIELD, CO) Oct 31, 2012

Member since Oct 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I played XCOM and XCOM Terror from the deep AGES AGO! When I read that they were remaking it I was pensive at best. After making it through the (dramatic) opening mission I was hooked.

The UI is easy to use most of the time, there is definitely a learning curve, and if you lose a major squad member there is a big gaping hole you'll need to fill. And fast.

My only problem is that the maps can be repetitive and the missions may bore some after 30+ hours. I however would call this a must get for anybody that loves a real challenge.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great strategy game, but too short

posted by CylanthMN (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Oct 14, 2012

Member since Jun 2011

7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

Excellent turn based strategy game based on the old 90s XCOM games, but combat is more similar to Valkryia Chronicles.

Positives: Very engaging combat, challenging but not cheap, the two different modes work well together, very deep gameplay, lots of things to research and unlock.

Negatives: Weak story, your soldiers are all generic, graphics aren't great, some annoying camera issues, environments are recycled too often. Game ends abruptly.

Overall: if you are a fan of turn based strategy games, this is probably the best one for the console in a long time. If you liked Valkyria Chronicles, I highly recommend this game.

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