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GF Rating
7.5

151 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

A role-playing installment of the last Xcom

posted by Ekuriox (FORT WORTH, TX) Nov 16, 2013

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Member since May 2003

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Not my type of game... If you like watching the AI play a game that you conduct you may like this title. These games are senseless to me, but the quality of the game is prestine. I was hoping it would have been like the last Xcom, where you are actually part of the game.. Instead you are strickly Commander and only command squad members to orders.

You play as the Commander of Xcom
An alien presence has began appearing, you are placed into the field to command squad members to liberate and remove any alien life or alien objects.

I liked the previous Xcom... This one is pure role-playing, turn-style based that I got bored with 10 minutes after playing. Its not my type of game... I'm more of being in the game not watching and given some order. The game is not a strategy game, where you have fleets to organize... Just a 4-6 man squad and the turn-style gameplay... Allowing you to move one time per-character is also annoying to me.

The graphics are cool... I like how the camera zooms into some characters as they perform manuvers... It gave a cinematic feel to the title while playing.

You outfit your command center too... To being the best alien counter-measure facility. Using upgrades you can enhance to the base and to your squad. Its very refined in numerous ways, but sometimes... It just feels like in instances that you are observing a massive ant farm of humans.

In all, if you liked games like... Dragon age or Tom Clancy's End War... Where you have no control of the character, but like giving them tasks to do... You may enjoy it. I only wish this title was like the previous title, where you are the commander and on the game floor. All the extra stuff, player customization, Command center customizations are great. If all that was in the last title of Xcom... It would have been better.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

What a lousy game

posted by dextermac (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Dec 2, 2013

Member since Nov 2012

3 out of 9 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

Worst game that I have ever played on Xbox. Don't waste your time.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A very successful expansion.

posted by RiosSumari (PALM COAST, FL) Mar 30, 2014

Member since Mar 2014

I've been a fan of strategy RPG's for some time and playing Xcom Enemy Unknown was a very enjoyable experience for me, so sitting down to play Enemy Within I had alot of hype to go on. All in all I was not disappointed, Enemy within takes everything that was great about its predecessor and makes it better. New enemies, new allied units, and new weapons make it all the better. If I had to pick one reason why this game stumbles it would have to be that trying to keep the panic meter down for every country is still a vicious and almost unfair challenge, and no matter how hard I try I always seemed to lost at least one countries support. Ultimately this game was what I wanted it to be, the story and most of the cinematic's were the same but this isn't a bad thing since its more of an expansion then direct sequel. So if you liked the Enemy Unknown do yourself a favor and pick up Enemy Within as soon as you can.

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