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X-COM: Terror from the Deep (DOS)

84
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

This is the best game I've ever played. igor balotsky (5) unrated
As good as prequel, but... different The Doom (3) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Essentially X-Com: Harder, With Water Rick Jones (108) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Good game, but bettered by its predecessor Steve Hall (322) unrated
Hey, I for one thought it was a good addition to the series! Gene Davison (730) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Im sick and tired of people not liking this great game Chad Henshaw (32) unrated
Improves on X-Com : UFO Defense in every way. Except you can't beat it. Jeremy Johnson (638) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
My initial impression was borne out by later reviews... Kasey Chang (3655) unrated
Still X-COM: UFO (Unidentified Floating Objects) Defense Narf! (128) unrated
Worse than its prdecessor. Tomer Gabel (4416) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall MobyScore (93 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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100
The DOS Spirit
Lydsiden er også av samme oppskrift som forgjengeren, men er forbedret og fungerer ypperlig i sin egen rett. Den setter stemningen av en jord i nød, og en utenomjordisk rase som ikke er villig til å forsvinne uten kamp. Oppdragene er også mer variert enn det vi så i UFO: Enemy Unknown, noe som også gjør spillet har blitt mye mer vanskelig. Faktisk irriterende vanskelig til tider. Men igjen, dette er trossalt ufo fra Microprose, og det trengs ikke mange argument for å sette seg ned og spille denne tittelen - om, og om igjen.
100
HonestGamers
This is the difference Terror from the Deep presents. It takes valid threats from Enemy Unknown and overdoses them with huge injections of improved AI, accuracy and toughness. The oppressive alien fleet is back to wipe humanity from the face of the earth -- but this time, they mean business. For returning X-Com fans, that's all you need to know. For the uninitiated, killing a whole new cast of intergalactic terrorists has never been so much fun!
95
Coming Soon Magazine
"X-COM: UFO Defense" was one of the best games I had ever played in my life, therefore you can imagine the great anticipation with which I opened the package of "X-COM: Terror from the Deep", the new sequel from MicroProse.
91
Power Play
Entgegen aller Befürchtungen, „Terror from the Deep“ könnte nur geringfügige Änderungen beinhalten und das abgestandene Flair einer Zusatzdiskette verbreiten, offenbart sich uns ein Spiel, das mit dem Vorgänger vor allem in Sachen Schwierigkeitsgrad und Abwechslung nicht mehr viel zu tun hat. Zwar ist das Spielsystem weitgehend identisch, doch müssen Ufo-Veteranen vor allem strategisch umdenken und sich an die neue, noch tödlichere Unterwasserwelt anpassen. Doch auch optisch und akustisch hat sich einiges getan: Grafisch wird vor allem in den zahlreichen Missionen viel Abwechslung und soundtechnische Atmosphäre geboten. Kampfgestählte Ufo-Kings sollten schon mal den Spar-Ätherer zerhauen, alle anderen greifen selbstverständlich auch zu. „X-COM: Terror from the Deep“ ist das bislang beste Strategiespiel des Jahres.
91
Joystick (French)
X-COM est un jeu de stratégie/wargame remarquable. Bien que très similaire à UFO, il est doté de décors plus variés, d'une plus grande profondeur et d'une plus grande durée de vie. Attention, X-COM nécessite qu'on y consacre énormément de temps.
88
Just Games Retro
I could go on and on and never say enough about X-Com. But I realize that whenever I do, I'm actually talking about the original. Terror From the Deep is a great expansion pack, and should be thought of as such. It's only for those who adored the first and were disappointed when it ended. For newcomers or tired vets of the First Alien War, rest assured that TFTD is strictly optional. It manages to capture the greatness of the original only by shadowing it with every step, and is remarkable only in offering a fresh environment and new aliens with increased difficulty.
87
PC Games (Germany)
X-COM erfüllt mein persönliches Kriterium für ein Spitzen-Spiel: Man hört erst auf zu spielen, wenn es draußen wieder hell wird. Den Qualitätssprung von UFO zu X-COM kann man dabei durchaus mit Civilization und Colonization vergleichen. Wer den Vorgänger kennt, braucht nicht mal einen Blick in das Handbuch zu werfen.
85
MikroBitti
Vanhoille UFO-veteraaneille tämä voi olla hyvä ostos, jos piti ykkösosasta, mutta muiden kannattaa kokeilla etukäteen tai odottaa täysin uutta XComin kolmososaa. Korppuversio on muuten identtinen CD-ROM-version kanssa, mutta siitä puuttuu muutama merkityksetön animaatio.
82
PC Gamer
X-Com: Terror from the Deep is proof that you should be careful what you wish for. When X-Com was riding high on acclaim from gamers and critics alike, a bunch of us said we'd love to see a sequel, even if it was more of the same. (--Dan Bennett)
80
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
As an interim product, to keep the world of X-COM near and dear to the hearts of gamers while the system is evolved into something even better, TERROR is a good return trip to the game that a lot of people fell in love with. I just hope the next installment takes a few more risks. Perhaps it's time we infiltrate their world!
80
High Score
Terror from the Deep är ett ganska krävande strategispel. Det tar lång tid, också på den lägsta svårighetsgraden, innan man får klart för sig hur rymdvarelserna ska slås tillbaka.
74
PC Player (Germany)
Für UFO-lose Naturen kein schlechter Kauf; wer den Vorgänger schon hat, kann aber drauf verzichten.
72
GameSpot
Following in the footsteps of X-COM UFO Defense is no easy task. A modern classic of strategy war gaming, the original X-COM combined an amazing turn-based battle engine with a complex resource management system to become one of the most addictive and innovative games of the last few years.
70
Power Unlimited
Meer van hetzelfde, daar komt het toch wel op neer. Dat betekent niet dat Terror from the Deep een slecht spel is, maar eigenlijk is het alleen de moeite waard voor diegenen die deel 1 nog niet kennen.
69
GameStar (Germany)
Für Taktikcracks ist Terror from the Deep immer noch eine Herausforderung – unvorsichtige Truppführer verlieren in einer einzigen Kampfrunde leicht die halbe Abteilung. Der Detailgrad in Sachen Ausrüstung und Befehlsmöglichkeiten ist höher als bei vielen modernen Taktikspielen. Wer sich nicht an dem teilweise nervigen Aufstöbern des letzten versteckten Gegners stört, bekommt genug Unterhaltung für einige Wochenenden.