XCOM: Enemy Unknown Xbox 360 Review

/ 4 years ago

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This week I’ve been spending time with the latest title from developers Fireaxis, XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the Xbox 360. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the title, it’s a re-imagining of the PC gaming classic title UFO: Enemy Unknown (1994). But have Fireaxis meddled with fire and changed the once popular format that proved so popular 18 years ago, or have they brought the game back from it’s former glory for modern hardware?

While I am reviewing the Xbox 360 edition today, the game is also available on PlayStation 3 and PC. Unfortunately It’s taken me a few weeks to get around to this title, as I’m still lost in the depths of Borderlands and Halo, but I managed to make time regardless, true gamers never quit!

Fans of strategic battle games have been waiting for this game with baited breath, it’s a fairly hardcore gameplay time for starters, but if the game mechanics aren’t fluid enough are strategy heavy game can become more chore than entertainment. One thing I have to own admit first is that I well and truly suck at strategic games, so lets move on and see how I got on with XCOM Enemy Unknown this week.

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  • Nosgoth1979

    That was a good review, and you have an interesting take
    that I haven’t read from other reviewers. You’ve actually given me a bit of
    pause to run out and buy it, which is good because I’ve been tempted to break
    my game-buying rule and pick it up. But with Christmas just around the corner,
    that’s probably not the best idea, and I should just stick to my game buying
    rule. I actually got the game-buying rule from one of my coworkers at DISH
    after Deus Ex: Human Revolution turned out to be a big let down. Now I don’t
    buy a game without first thoroughly play-testing it. I rent them through DISH’s
    Blockbuster @Home before I consider buying them, and not only does that
    eliminate the risk of dropping sixty bucks on a game that’s not worth it, but
    since it’s a pay-by-the-month service, I don’t even feel like I’m wasting a few
    bucks renting a game that lets me down. From the sounds of it I’ll probably end
    up buying XCOM though, but for now I’m putting it in my Blockbuster @Home queue
    now so at least I’ll get to play it before I can actually afford to grab a copy
    in the store.